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@Annoddah_Dave AD - No, it wasn't on my radar. Is it good?

1 week, 4 days ago on My must-see TV this fall

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@Annoddah_Dave I don't know yet but I'm gonna find out!

1 week, 6 days ago on HIFF 2014: The lineup

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I wonder if Dungeness crab curry is Viet or Thai or both. I ask because one of my favorite dishes to order anywhere is the Dungeness crab curry at Souvaly, which is a Thai restaurant.


But there are some great suggestions on this blog and I can't wait to try them for myself.

1 week, 6 days ago on Where real Vietnamese eat Vietnamese food

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@Melissa808 @nctrnlbst If only I could!

2 weeks ago on HIFF 2014: The lineup

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@Chuggy_Bear I know! I just tried figuring out my viewing schedule yesterday and it's a mess! See you there Chuggy.

2 weeks ago on HIFF 2014: The lineup

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@Annoddah_Dave AD RDJ and Jude Law almost made my list. But they're not as rewatchable for me as the others. I think it's mostly due to once you've seen them once, you know the answers to the mysteries they're solving whereas in the other films, it doesn't really matter because it's more about the action and humor rather than story.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Movies I Miss: Buddy cop films

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@dresop I've stayed at many Vegas hotels but the Aria is my favorite. Customer service and amenities are what make it rank the highest in my book. Also, it's located right in the heart of the Strip so everything is super close by.


Make sure to read Part 2 of my Vegas blog as well where I give some food recommendations.


Thanks for reading!

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Vegas Vacation: The hotel and shows

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@Annoddah_Dave Good point AD. For some reason, I like the North Mall better though. And I hope my cholesterol stays normal for a lot longer so I can enjoy more foie gras!

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Vegas Vacation: Restos and recs

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@nonstopmari Thanks! You should totally go and check them out.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Vegas Vacation: Restos and recs

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@Melissa808 Of course I gambled...just not a priority anymore. Just something to do between eating, shopping and shows!

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Vegas Vacation: Restos and recs

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Open 9am? So late!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Something new: Cinnamon’s at the Ilikai

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Nice, Brian. I haven't seen nearly as many Hitchcock films as I should have. High up on my must watch soon list are "To Catch a Thief," "North by Northwest" and "Notorious."


I'm definitely gonna try catch at least one of the Hitchcock showings.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Hitchcocktober A-Z

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When did the emphasis and draw of farmer's markets turn from fresh produce and local products to being a food event?

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Favorite finds: Farmers’ markets

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@Annoddah_Dave Awesome AD. I have a few food picks coming out tomorrow. Hopefully it'll help!

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Vegas Vacation: The hotel and shows

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@Melissa808 Crotch shots are free for all Frolic Hawaii members.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Vegas Vacation: The hotel and shows

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@Annoddah_Dave AD - One of my favorite movies of the year. I just dug it.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on No one’s badder than ‘The Equalizer’

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My mom drives that car. She loves it. Great customer service too. But she bought hers from the dealer on Beretania. And she had the same deal where customers buy the car at employee price. She bought her car about a year ago so I'm wondering if that's an ongoing thing.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on My little auto adventure: Hyundai Elantra

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Great read, Brian! 

1 month, 1 week ago on My summer in baby jail

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I like K's but don't love it. There's too much rice in their bento and the chicken can be dry sometimes. I like the variety and freshness of Mamaya bentos. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Our Top 5: Bento

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Fun event last night. Great crowd. Food was generally good overall, but a few clunkers. I really enjoyed the grilled abalone, the shaved foie gras, the pork belly bun and the shave ice. Some dishes were just awful. The Korean chef's (Byung Jin Kim I believe) dish was just a big ole mess. I didn't know what the hell I was eating. And I was also disappointed by Tom Douglas' offering. I ate at one of his restaurants in Seattle and loved it so I was expecting something better.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on HFWF 2014: A Lucky Modern Buddha Belly

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@midlifenadia Using ocean water is a great idea!

2 months ago on Enough with the ice bucket challenge, or at least do it right

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@CharlesAkimoto You're right. The line has gone down considerably recently. Maybe because there are so many more choices available now. But yeah, I remember liking that place when I ate there about 10 years ago.

2 months ago on Our Top 5: Pho

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Looks like fun!

2 months ago on Dumpling making from ‘All Day Wong’

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Good list! I always order a brisket and tendon combo with steak on the side. 


Huong Lan was my go-to for years and still is but I feel like they've been skimping on their tendons recently.


I absolutely love P&L but not sure if we're comparing apples to apples with their pho since their version is more of a twist on the traditional if I recall correctly. But it's still damn good.


Thanks for this post!

2 months ago on Our Top 5: Pho

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@alfonzso That is a very fair argument.

2 months ago on Enough with the ice bucket challenge, or at least do it right

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@Marv_n Marvin, you are absolutely right. I did waste an opportunity to share the information about ALS. Thank you for providing that link.

2 months ago on Enough with the ice bucket challenge, or at least do it right

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Great read Brian. I agree that there's no way Poltergeist is a PG movie. That movie scared the you know what out of me. Still does.


As for some more trivia...I believe the first movie ever to be given the PG-13 rating was Red Dawn. I could be wrong but that's always been my understanding. I'm too lazy to Google it though. =)

2 months ago on ‘Indiana Jones’ and the inappropriate PG movies

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@Annoddah_Dave Haha, that's a great way to look at it AD!

2 months ago on Enough with the ice bucket challenge, or at least do it right

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@Melissa808 Well, I guess everyone has water to waste now that the hurricane didn't hit! =) I really don't have a problem with people having fun for a great cause. But I fail to see the genuineness in many of these videos and that's what bugs me.

2 months ago on Enough with the ice bucket challenge, or at least do it right

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@ThisRobGreen Haha, I didn't even know this fad has reached the K-pop world. But you'd think with this many celebrities worldwide participating, much more money would have been raised by now. But I guess everyone's taking the cheaper $10 route that actually gets them internet exposure.

2 months ago on Enough with the ice bucket challenge, or at least do it right

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@nonstopmari @Annoddah_Dave @Myong Bleah. Good riddance from the engineering profession.

2 months, 1 week ago on 5 questions with Ming Tsai

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I went there for breakfast last weekend. Service was very nice, but a little spotty. I absolutely loved their scone. The chicken and waffles was just okay at best. The pork belly benedict was pretty good. Good enough to go back and try again.

2 months, 1 week ago on Brunching at The Nook

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@Annoddah_Dave Yup, it's really hard to find truly creative and original work nowadays.

2 months, 1 week ago on ‘Let’s Be Cops’ gets points for trying

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@Chuggy_Bear Yup, it is a great loss.

2 months, 1 week ago on RIP Robin Williams

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@WillL I liked Jack too. He did a similar thing in Hook, playing a boy in a man's body. Such a talent.

2 months, 1 week ago on RIP Robin Williams

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@Melissa808 Yeah, depression is something to be taken seriously. I wonder if having a drug addiction is linked to depression because it seems like many who suffer from it also are addicted to drugs.

2 months, 1 week ago on RIP Robin Williams

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@nonstopmari Thanks Mari! Glad you liked it.

2 months, 1 week ago on RIP Robin Williams

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@Annoddah_Dave Yeah, and it seems like many, including Williams had drug problems too. Oh, and I wasn't putting Sandler et al in the same class as Williams. I was just comparing them as similar because they were all comedians who attempted dramatic roles.

2 months, 1 week ago on RIP Robin Williams

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@Chuggy_Bear Oh yeah, forgot about those flavors. The taro is my favorite too.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 5 questions with Christina Tosi

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I love that she picked Romy's as her choice for Kahuku shrimp. That's my fave also. But McDonald's for fried pies? They don't have those on the mainland?

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 5 questions with Christina Tosi

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@janjeerah I guess I fail to see how a candidate standing on the road waving makes them more relatable. It's not really an action that others (besides other candidates) do on a regular basis. But yes, I agree with PMZ808. If it's just them, maybe not as bad. I really don't think it's an effective method but if they just want to be friendly then fine. But don't bring dozens of others out there with you.


And are people seriously voting for the candidate who appears to be relatable and accessible? That may be the sad truth I guess but it certainly is disappointing. Disingenuous gestures such as waving to me on the side of a road won't get my vote. Convince me you can get things done. Then I'll vote for you.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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@nonstopmari Haha, talk about irony!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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@s4xton Is there evidence that sign waving works? As for me, seeing a candidate on the roads doesn't make them more human to me. I don't need a hello from a candidate to make me vote for them. Win me over in the debates and with your platform. Not by cluttering the streets.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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@M Yeah, that kind of scenario is exactly what I'm afraid of with all the distracting sign wavers on the road.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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@Melissa808 So what does it take to pass that law? 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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@WillL I can tell you feel as strongly about this topic as I do. =)

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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@Annoddah_Dave Haha, I have lots of opinions outside of the film world!

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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@PMZ808 Yeah I deliberately don't make eye contact with them either. And yes, I do believe it's a safety issue too.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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Go find a sugar daddy and have him buy a car for you. Problem solved.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on My little auto adventure

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