@NorieY This reminds me of the time I watched Higher Learning as (I think) a 12-year-old. It took a few years to realize that "LOOK RACISM EXISTS" wasn't an insightful commentary on anything at all.
@Lionel Mandrake That movie was amazing, yet you and I are probably the only people who ever watched it.
@Danzig! I'll agree with the assessment that the Academy Awards are a silly popularity contest that have little to do with actual film quality, but I think Quentin Tarantino is just as overrated as Forrest Gump, if not more so. The only redeeming quality of Pulp Fiction is the soundtrack.
@Frantastic Did Mark Bittman really tell you to cook cabbage rolls without any liquid other than the tomato sauce? Because if they're anything like stuffed grape leaves, the rice will definitely cook inside the leaf, but it needs water, broth, or any other liquid that you would use if the rice weren't all wrapped up.
On The Worst Places To Wait On Line In Order Of How Much Time They Allow You To Imagine The Sad, Everyday Lives Of The People In Front Of You Until You Eventually Confront The Depressing Reality Of Your Own Existence And The Crushing Burden Of Being For All Of Us—A Pain Which Only Ends With Death, But Never Soon Enough
@Megan@twitter This definitely deserves to be at the top of the list.
Lucy! I love the Twin Peaks police department receptionist.
My most embarrassing is definitely the dream in which Mayor Bloomberg and I were in a long-term, serious relationship. He admitted he was embarrassed to be seen with me because I was too young for him, and I yelled at him that I was the one who should be embarrassed, since I would never want anyone to know I was dating a Republican.
Once I dreamed that Angelina Jolie and I were hiding together in a cupboard, but sadly, nothing happened.
I love the idea of just tossing the apples in without worrying about placing them prissily in concentric circles, but real puff pastry makes this so much better! And it's easy to make, too! (OK, it's not as fast, but most of the time you're just chilling it while watching TV or doing whatever you want, so it's not actually active time.)
@BadUncle I don't like English sweets at all (the chocolate isn't chocolatey enough), but those flavored crisps are amazing. I wish we had them in the US.
@Old Bricks That's what you do with Tim Tams, too! I thought it was only an Australian practice.