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That was as satisfying as seeing a nazi get punched.

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  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,529
    Mucho PMAs for you and yours.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,276
    Sending them along post haste.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,256
    My family is in Malta.
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  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,276
    Aw. Simon looks like he's having a blast.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,256
    He is. Their hotel turned out to be a shit hole, but can't win em all I guess.

    Looking it over, it seems like they bombarded their online reviews with fakes the last few weeks before the season, putting positive ones at the top and dragging their rating up to a modest three stars. Since the season opened, it's all one and two star reviews.

    It's okay though, they're rarely in the room anyway. And live and learn and all of that.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,256
    Simon's favorite part of Malta is apparently eating seafood for every single meal. He loves just being able to pick literally any corner restaurant and get very fresh fried shrimp, cod, etc.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,256
    I've just been working, binge watching Legion (which is WAY MORE PSYCHEDELIC than I realized) and trying not to drink too much even though I am bored, alone, and unsupervised. (And mostly succeeding. #growth)
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,256
    edited August 6
    Weird thing though: Maltese people seem to eat breakfast LATE, like 10 am or later. So every day they wake up they have to decide if they are going to be hungry for a few hours... or eat McDonald's, which is literally the only breakfast place open before 10.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,276
    I wonder what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Malta.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,256
    They got the metric system over there. They wouldn't know what the fuck a quarter pounder is.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,256
    But seriously though I asked and they're gonna find out for me.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,256
    They're also obsessed with Malta's national soft drink, Kinnie, which T____ says tastes like a non-alcoholic Aperol spritzer.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,256
    And the answer is: it's a quarter pounder.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,276
    Disappointed its not the 113 Grammer with Cheese.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,276
    Thanks for finding out.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,276
    You're my fact-checkin' cuz.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,276
    We finished all of Fleabag last night. If I haven't mentioned before it is a wonderful show. I'm sad that there doesn't seem to be plans for any more seasons.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,276
    edited August 7
    Just learned that she wrote and ran Killing Eve. Anyone watch that? Worthwhile?
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,256
    edited August 7
    It's terrific. An exciting spy show but laugh out loud funny, usually as a result of Villanelle, the oddball contract killer. Not as good as Fleabag (how many shows are though?) but very fun. Jodie Comer is a fabulous, singular loon as Villanelle. And Sandra Oh's title character is less brassy but still constantly surprising.

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge has one other show, Crashing. Not to be confused with the HBO show about stand-ups. It's a UK show you can find on Netflix about young singles who've signed on as caretakers of a disused hospital in exchange for free rent. Drinking, sex, etc. follow in due course. Doesn't have the depth of her other work, but it's as loopy and funny. Kinda sexy in spots too.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,529
    The Kingdom on Netflix is really good. Using medieval Korea as the setting for a zombie story is pretty genius. Season 1 is only 6 episodes.

    I have to go back to work tomorrow. I’ve basically spent my summer break being depressed and taking care of my mom. The best thing about the break is sleeping late. School would be much better if it started later.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,276
    Sorry to hear that, man. I hope you get some fun students.

    Did you at least get a nice tan?
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,529
    No tan, man. Heat and I don’t get along all that well.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,529
    I did manage to read a couple of good books.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,276
    That's not nothing. I did not and I'm feeling pretty lunkheaded about that.

    I just ordered the new Richard Powers. Maybe he he can help me kickstart my brain.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,574
    edited August 7
    I did manage to read a couple of good books.
    What good books did you read?
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,256
    RIP, David Berman of Silver Jews.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 3,256
    I haven't seen anyone say the words but everyone is implying it was suicide.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 2,276
    His music and poetry are extremely important to S______. I had to very gently break the news to her last night. When I did, she didn't ask me how, she just said "It was a suicide". She wept the rest of the night. It was hard.

    He was a special ass writer whose music was played constantly in the clubs and homes of Tampa in the 90s.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,574
    Bummer. I have a couple of Silver Jews records. I'll spin them today in memoriam.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 4,574
    edited August 8
    I'm down with an ear infection. Nothing serious, just your regular bather otitis: I spent a lot of time in a swimming pool last week.

    Boy oh boy, am I happy to be living in a place and time where I have easy access to pain killers!
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