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Casey Neistat: What You Don’t See

Stranger Things

So I finally got around to binge watching Stranger Things over the last few days. I won’t put any spoilers here but they may be in the comments so be aware. I thought it was good. Not great. The child actors did a terrific job. The other performances were fine also. Setting it in 1983 was very well done and they did a good job of really bringing back that period. The plot was, well, silly. If you took out the nostalgic factor and put the same plot in contemporary times then I don’t think this would have been a big deal.

I also hated the pacing. Everything wrapped up way too quickly. I liked the beginning far better than the end.

Yes, I’ll watch Season 2. But it’s not something I’ll have to binge the moment it appears on Netflix.

Just started The Americans last night.

Rare Pokemon Sparks Stampede in Taipei

A huge crowd of Pokemon Go players were filmed in a wild chase through the streets of Taipei, Taiwan, for a rare Pokemon on Saturday. Local media reported that the Pokemon trainers were rushing to catch a Snorlax that had spawned near Beitou Park.

Good Morning

A bit of a rough day yesterday. Mrs. C is sick with a cold. We have no electricity in our bathroom for some reason, and one of those days where every little thing was going wrong. No big disasters, but a bunch of little stuff mounting up is pain enough.

Bloomberg has some charts showing Pokemon Go is on the decline already.

I’m not really surprised. I’ve been playing it since July 27th and it was fun in the beginning but there’s really not much depth in the game. I’m also fortunate to work in Harvard Square where there are plenty of Pokestops and Gyms as well as a diversity of Pokemon. But at home there’s nothing but the same characters to catch over and over. I’m not sure how much allure the game would have for people who spend the majority of their time in a rural area. And if that’s not enough to limit the game, winter is coming…

Escalator Rat

The TriNoma Mall in Quezon City has an escalator located right by the entrance, which might explain where this rogue rat came from! A visitor caught the rat on camera during a frenzied attempt to climb up a downward-moving escalator. Needless to say, the attempt was unsuccessful.

(via Boing Boing)

Question of the Day

WTF is this about?

Don’t Piss Off the Big Water Bug

Every Person in This City Lives in One Building

The Food Lab: Homemade Mayonnaise in Two Minutes or Less

I love homemade mayonnaise. The only thing I don’t like about it is I’m never sure how long it’s good for so I only make it if it’s during a time where I’m making a lot of sandwiches that need it, or tuna or egg salad.

I tried the immersion blender trick above but can never seem to get that to work so I just use a whisk and add the oil slowly until I create a good emulsion.

Customers Leave Waitress Anti-Immigrant Note Instead of Tip

The waitress was actually an American citizen but the couple she served wanted an honest to goodness corn fed ‘REAL’ American to feed them at their local Greek restaurant. Safe to assume that they are voting for Trump?

According to WHSV, the server says she felt uncomfortable delivering two gyros, sodas, and a Greek salad to a couple at one of her tables because they refused to talk to her and would “just nod their heads.” However, when she found the receipt she learned why. “We only tip citizens,” the note on the receipt reads.

While it really shouldn’t matter either way, it bears noting that the customers were just plain wrong in their assumptions about Elledge. She’s a born and raised U.S. citizen who has Mexican and Honduran heritage. Ironically, Elledge adds that the woman had an accent and the pair were in fact eating at an immigrant-owned business. “I just feel like it’s rude and disrespectful. I’ve never met, I’ve never done anything to them,” the waitress says.

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