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Leith

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Hometown: Flint MI
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Sun Feb 21, 2010, 05:47 PM
Number of posts: 4,014

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Henderson (Las Vegas suburb) now has recreational mj! Info if you want to go to Vegas and enjoy your stay even more: There are several stores around town that sell rec mj. Google to find them. Apparently there are a couple of them on The Strip. The problem is that there are no places a tourist can smoke it - unless you have friends in town. Try getting edibles. Stores are quite busy, but not too bad on a weekday. Wait time to get in: half an hour. Another wait in line to get a "budtender." The clerk takes your ID and a container for your stuff. Tell'em what you want, they get it, and put your container in a line of containers behind checkout. They call your name when you can pay. There is a lot of tax, like 18% above and beyond the 8% sales tax. The budtenders know that people are new to this and they are very nice. I watched and I did not see anybody photocopy my ID. You can buy the equivalent of 1 ounce per person per day. Each product has an ounce equivalent. Relax! How many mass shootings take place twice in the same place? Casinos and hotels have upped security a lot lately and that won't be going away.

Journal Archives

Weird Food Your Pet Loves

I've heard of cats and dogs who like peanut butter, olives, breakfast cereal, and other things that you wouldn't expect them to like. What surprising foods did your pet (or friend's pet) like?

I had a cat who loooooved mushroom soup. It was so bad that I couldn't open a can of anything without him running over trying to get some.

I had another cat who loved seaweed. When I lived in Japan, I once got a package of the thin flat sheets for making sushi. I left it on the counter and went to work. When I got home, I found the package torn open, most of the seaweed chewed out of it, and thousands of tiny bits of seaweed stuck into the tatami mats with cat spit. I was still finding tiny specks of it months later.

About That Julius Caesar - Trump Kerfuffle

Ahem. The play has always made allusions to current political figures, including Hillary Clinton and Obama.

Some quotes from the article:

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In 2015, a production of Julius Caesar at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence gave a spin to the Shakespearian history play by reimagining the title character as a woman. The show was largely interpreted by critics to be referencing Hillary Clinton, especially considering that when its “Caesar” was murdered at the beginning of Act Three she was wearing a striking white pantsuit.

The current Julius Caesar at the Public Theater is directed by Oskar Eustis, who also helmed a 1990 production set in ’60s America that nodded to the assassination of President Kennedy. “Against the step-by-step dirge of Matthias Gohl’s loud and haunting music, the TV screens unreel Kennedy’s funeral in black-and-white,” a Boston Globe review read. “Later, in color, there are scenes of mass protest and police brutality. Caesar and his cronies wear dark business suits, white shirts, glossy shoes. (When Calpurnia arrives she wears a Jackie Kennedy pillbox.)”

A 2012 production by The Acting Company cast Bjorn DuPaty as Caesar, an actor whose resemblance to President Obama was noted by many critics.

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Even more at link.

How to Pronounce Mueller

I've heard newscasters and pundits say it both ways:

Muller - rhymes with "cruller"

or

"myoo-ler"

I've always thought they were 2 different surnames: Muller and Mueller, pronounced differently.

Granted, there are names that are spelled the same but pronounced differently. People around Raleigh, NC, know about the Mordecai family (the Christian branch changed it to "mor-DECK-ee", for example.

Is this a case where the family kept the spelling, but simplified the pronunciation? Are some people unaware that there are 2 different surnames?

Sorry for the whole thread, but it's been bugging me.

A Funny Song I Found

Warning: if you are seriously religious and/or lack a sense of humor, leave!



What's Your Favorite Candy?

My favorite of all time is plain M&Ms.

Second is Maple Nut Goodies.

What's yours? It doesn't have to be fancy. Just something you make sure not to run out of.
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