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  2. It's very green.
  3. Saw this on Yahoo today. "The women’s team’s games generated $50.8 million in revenue from 2016 to 2018 compared to the male team’s games which made $49.9 million, according to U.S. soccer’s audited financial statements obtained by The Wall Street Journal" Of course this is just game revenue and not total revenue. I would like to see what total revenue is for both of them.
  4. My colleague brought his drone along and took this video. I was literally in the middle of a conference session on the 3rd floor when i saw his drone shooting past the window.
  5. Pining for the Fjords!
  6. Man: You sold me a dead parrot! It's dead I tell you! Shopkeeper: No it's not; it's merely sleeping.
  7. Most years i attend a staff development conference in deepest darkest mid Wales, at a place called Gregynog (pronounce Gregunog). It's owned by the Uni of Wales, so we get ready access to it. The original building has evolved over time, but was first built over 800 years ago (which means it had already been there for 300 years when Columbus took his trip). About 50-60 IT Professionals in Education attend, some of whom deliver presentations on what's new in tech. It's a 3 day conference. I deliver a quiz and Chair a few sessions. IT suppliers sponsor the event and that pays for all the food and beer. We have a really good time. It's has a very old coach and horses stop, with a classical cobbled courtyard and stables enclosed by buildings. My room was on the courtyard. The first night i arrived, i saw what i eventually worked out to be a dead bat on the cobbles with it's head down in a puddle. It was tiny, and i took it to be young. I picked it up and poked around with it for a while, and took it into the room to see it in the light. After a few mins, i could swear i saw an incredibly slight movement, which couldn't be explained by gravity. I poked it a bit more vigorously and eventually decided it still had a tiny bit of life left. But similarly certain it was going to die very soon. Having no clue how to revive a nearly-dead baby-bat, i put it on a towel in my room and folded the towel on top of it. Next morning, no change - barely perceptible reactions to poking and proddings. I returned at lunchtime to find this. So I placed the towel on the window sill and it flew off within seconds.
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  9. I like watching soccer, male/female a good game is a good game. The Chilean goalkeeper put on a great game against the US on Sunday. The men flop so much now that it is getting harder and harder to watch. I am not saying they need equal pay, but they could be treated alot better.
  10. This thread passed me by. Details pls Las! Photos if poss.
  11. Women's volleyball, beach and 6 man is indeed entertaining. But not for the reasons you think. Tennis has a tention that has nothing to do with male/female.
  12. I prefer women's tennis and volleyball. It's all about revenue. I agree that the women should get better flights and all that. But it's about revenue and budgets. Men's and women's have different budgets based on different and unequal revenue streams.
  13. For a core set, this set has a LOT of really cool cards for casual decks, and a bit of $ in the Leylines. How about a new 5-colour commander that helps with mana fixing? The ability is expensive, but 3 'free' cards? You can play a land, too. Mass bounce that allows you to put something back, if you meet the price. A land that makes zombies? Well, if your mana base is diverse
  14. I use soy in my hamburgers instead of salt. It is the same thing really, just keeps a bit more moisture.
  15. Leyline reprints in M20? Nice
  16. Looks amazing. However, I feel meatloaf is just one of those things that should not be named for an individual. It just sounds wrong. Let's just call it Alaskan Meatloaf. If Elovia's wife doesn't have to eat Elovia's Meatloaf, neither should we!
  17. Except it's not. These guys transcend the sport, regardless of sex.
  18. Nah...I just watch the local high school boys games. Same level. Soccer, softball, basketball, or whatever. I have never seen a women's team sport game that rivals the excitement of professional men. I respect that they are amazing and their accomplishments are fantastic. It just isn't as entertaining to watch, so I don't care. It's not a rights issue, its about entertainment value.
  19. Also, Leylines are back! The white one is a reprint and the red one is new, so we'll see what happens with the rest of the colors. If they don't reprint Leyline of the Void with all the graveyard crap going on in Modern...
  20. Yeah, that's right, Modern Horizons is barely even out yet and we already have Core Set 2020 spoilers. Here are some mythics that have been spoiled already.
  21. Hey everyone! We get back into the swing of things with the first part of our EPIC Modern Horizons Booster box. This box started off strong and just kept getting better. And the foils... Man, this box was LIT!
  22. Hey everyone! We get back into the swing of things with the first part of our EPIC Modern Horizons Booster box. This box started off strong and just kept getting better. And the foils... Man, this box was LIT!
  23. In 2010, Jace the Mind Sculptor was legal in Standard, so naturally a UB Control deck won the World Championship! No surprise there. Here's the full deck tech though!
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  26. ... and that is the premise of the next story I'm about to write ... I took last Thursday and Friday off from work for an extended weekend treat to myself. It was partially to get a few things done around the house, but I like to tell myself it was also in celebration of the 39th anniversary of moving to my current hometown. The weather cooperated and was mostly sunny, so grilling dinner seemed like a good idea. The missus suggested we could go out for dinner, but I opted for cooking my own. I didn't end up grilling the star of the meal, but I did a few ears of buttered sweet corn. They, along with fresh coleslaw, made the perfect accompaniments to the main dish - meatloaf with a twist. It turned out so well and so tasty I was forbidden from ever making it again. Not bragging, just a fact. The meatloaf mix was nothing special, but I'll describe it anyway for those who haven't ever had a good one - it's a popular request at our house, and made with moose instead of beef if we have it. --------------- Elovia's Meatloaf Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef (low fat) 1 lb ground sausage (I like to use "hot" breakfast sausage, but "sage" is good, too) 2 eggs 3/4 cup Quaker oatmeal (the oats, not the instant kind) 1/2 to 3/4 cup water 1/3 cup Elovia's bbq sauce (see the first recipe in this thread) 1 envelope of Lipton's instant beefy-onion soup mix Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix all ingredients in a counter-top mixing station until just mixed. Don't run the mixer for too long or the loaf will turn out tough and stringy. Hand shape the mixture into a loaf shape in a shallow baking pan sprayed with cooking spray, and bake for 50-60 minutes until done. I usually brush a light glaze of Elovia's Triple-S BBQ Sauce on top right before baking, and once again about half-way through. I use the same recipe to make meatballs, except I generally use an Italian sausage instead of the "hot". The difference is that I use 1/4 to 1/3 cup water to make the mixture stiffer, and a scoop to hand-craft ~1 1/2 inch diameter meatball spheres. I then bake them ~20 minutes at 400°F without the BBQ glaze. -------------------- Okay ... that out of the way, here's what I really did for the special meal. Elovia's Meatloaf with a Twist Ingredients: 2 lbs (+/-) of Elovia's Meatloaf meat mixture (see note below) 1 to 1 1/2 lb thick cut bacon slices, full length package 1/4 lb bacon slices, diced to 1/4" bits 1 small onion, diced 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 cup (more or less) of shredded colby-jack cheese a pint of Elovia's Triple-S BBQ Sauce (or your favorite) your favorite BBQ rub appropriate for beef and pork Directions: Note: I made up a batch of Elovia's Meatloaf mixture, except I reduced the amount of water to 1/4 cup. I then placed the meat mixture in a gallon Ziploc bag, flattened it to completely fill the bag and force out all of the air, resulting in a relatively and evenly flat square of meat mixture approximately 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick (I don't recall the exact thickness: I didn't measure it). I set that aside in the refrigerator while I did the next few steps. Fry the diced bacon in a pan until mostly done; you don't want it completely crisp in the final state, but you also don't want it raw. Add the diced onion and minced garlic and continue to cook until the onions begin to turn translucent. When done, drain well of excess fat and set aside to cool. While the bacon, onion, and garlic mixture is frying, take the package of full length bacon slices and split/separate out half of the slices. Lay out the first half package of slices adjacent to each other on parchment or waxed paper on the counter. Then peel off a slice from the second half and weave it between the layer of slices from the first half. Continue in fashion to create a basket weave layer of bacon slices which should be roughly square and roughly the same size as the meatloaf mixture in the gallon Ziploc bag. It helps to pull back every other slice on each successive interwoven slice. The result should be a tight weave. Preheat the oven to 225°F. This meatloaf will be slow cooked to keep from burning the outer layers. Now that all that is done, the assembly process begins. Lightly dust the basket-weave bacon layer with BBQ rub. Next, cut the Ziploc bag along its seams to retrieve the slab of meatloaf mixture, and lay it on top of the basket-weave bacon layer. Again, lightly dust the top of the meatloaf mixture with BBQ rub. Spread the shredded cheese, and then spread a layer of the cooled bacon, onion and garlic mix on top. Add a drizzle of BBQ Sauce to the top. Carefully roll the meatloaf mixture into a log shape around the cheese and bacon layers. The meatloaf mixture will be a little stiff, so try to keep it from breaking while forming the log. If it does break, pinch the seam closed and relax up a bit on how tightly you're rolling the log. Tuck the log ends and pinch them closed as well. Carefully wrap the basket weave bacon layer around the loaf. Brush the outer surface with a light glaze of BBQ Sauce, and place on a rack in a roasting pan so the juices fall away from the meat while baking. Insert a baking thermometer probe into the center of the loaf, and bake/roast (?) the loaf. After an hour or so of baking, remove the loaf from the oven and again brush a light glaze of BBQ Sauce over the entire outer surface. It's ok if you don't brush it on the bottom of the loaf as it sits on the rack; you don't want to risk unwrapping the basket-weave. Put it back in the oven and do this again when the loaf has reached an internal temperature of ~155°F - or when it's about done. The goal is to create a thick and sticky BBQ glaze crust. When the loaf has reached an internal temperature of 160°F, pull the pan from the oven and allow the loaf to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Slice across the loaf into ~1-inch thick slices. What you should end up with are slices with tightly adhered candied BBQ glazed bacon over a meatloaf stuffed with all the other goodies. When sliced with a sharp knife, the outer bacon crust should stay affixed, and the internal stuffing should appear to spiral through the loaf. The loaf is awesome as the main course of a meal, but also thinly sliced the next day or so after being refrigerated and served on sliced bread or toast as a cold meatloaf sandwich with a touch of creamy horseradish ... mmmmmm. Enjoy.
  27. I was of the same opinion until I learned it is not just about pay amount. They are after equal treatment. Like the men's team only plays on natural grass, the girls don't get the option. The men get chartered flights, the women only get commercial flights. The men get paid for every game they play, the women only get paid for the first 20 games after that they are playing for free. There maybe more but these are the differences that I have found so far. And it is not just the USWNT, Ada Hegerberg (she won the award for best female player) of Norway's national team is boycotting the World Cup, to protest against the inequalities. Would be like Messi or Ronaldo boycotting.
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