you can call me dogmouth if that's easier
I'm wondering why Italy is so far down on that list.
This does nothing to disabuse me of my idea that Ross Douthat is Mr. Mybug from Cold Comfort Farm come to life.
@katiemcgillicuddy OK I will look forward to talking about it then. Be warned: the documentary a depressing and shocking thing, even if you're somewhat familiar with the science and the scandal. The book is next on my reading list.
I've been following the TBI/CTE story for a while, and IMO, the whole thing has more implications for the NCAA and youth football than it does directly for the NFL (but of course a change at lower levels would affect the league), but I'd be interested to hear others' opinions.
@katiemcgillicuddy can I be a downer and talk about the concussion documentary here? Have you seen it? If so, what do you think?
@lasso tabasco I loved call the midwife! Have you seen Foyle's War (which is often on PBS mystery as well as being on Netflix)? It's a police procedural set in wartime Britain, and has the same sort of "feel" (to me) as Call the Midwife, although it does get pretty dark at times.
Aah this reminds me of The Midcentury Menu!, whose author actually cooks from 40s-70s cookbooks. Some of the recipes are surprisingly yummy (especially the vintage cocktails) some are...not. (like the liver pate jell-o mold) Anyway, it's worth a read, if you've ever looked through an old cookbook and wondered what these things actually tasted like. www.midcenturymenu.com
I picture my migraines as a blossom of pain behind my right eye that extends its petals around my head and into the back of my skull. If I'm lucky enough to catch it early, four advil and a diet coke usually takes care of the pain, but I'm still exhausted, mentally impaired, prone to nausea and starving for the rest of the rest of the day. I also have to wear dark glasses inside, even if I'm in a darkened room. Fluorescent lights are a special sort of torture.
One time, when I was coming home from work with a migraine, I swore I saw a horse walking down the street, but it was just a woman wearing black with long black hair.
@EdgyLatinist OMG. I've gotten 419 scam emails that have looked more legitimate than that.
@katiemcgillicuddy hahaha I love that SNL skit. My all-time favorite Peyton bit is this one. Besides being (IMO) the best QB since Marino, the man has pretty awesome comic timing. I can't even fault him for taking every endorsement that comes his way, because I find him so entertaining.
After last year, I was pretty sure it was time for him to hang it up, but I'm happy to watch him kick ass for as long as he's still got it. So long as he's not playing the Niners.
@katiemcgillicuddy Allthough I'll be a Niners fan till I die, I have been a big fan of Peyton since he was at Tennessee, and I was super-excited for the game last night. Alas, I was feeling awful and migrane-y so I went to bed at halftime. Imagine my surprise when I looked up the score this morning. To make it worse, my DVR went bonkers last night, so I have had to make do with the highlights on NBC's website. Waaah.
Also, thanks for the link to the Pick Em. Super-excited.