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calverson
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May 25, 2011, 01:08 AM
 
What did I miss?

For those of you who remember me, I trolled around here about 2 1/2 years go.

Since then got married, moved to LA, working as a PHP/JS/HTML5 Dev and designer.

What's new? Dakar still around? Lammy? Oisin? Turtle? Still post here?
     
calverson  (op)
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May 25, 2011, 01:09 AM
 
And yes I still smoke Marlboros – so no need to change the sig
     
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May 25, 2011, 02:35 AM
 
Rob was banned again, so the board is a bit less car connoisseur. But Dakar, Laminar, Oisín (has been promoted to Moderator) and Turtle are still around, missing any of them would be a hit below the waterline. Welcome back.
     
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May 25, 2011, 03:37 AM
 
I was allowed back after a year+ ban, which is very nice of the admins. I think I've been behaving well since then.
     
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May 25, 2011, 06:34 AM
 
Johannesburg to LA is quite a shift. Different hemisphere X 2, and the "culture" has to have been a big change too. That's adaptability!

Things are going fairly smoothly here. Less drama at the moment, but most of the usual gang are still around and pretty much the same as they/we have always been.

Still have that Honda bike? Riding in Los Angeles has to be very different from anywhere in South Africa.

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
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May 25, 2011, 09:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by angelmb View Post
Rob was banned again, so the board is a bit less more car connoisseur.
Fixed that for you.
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May 25, 2011, 09:58 AM
 
I always associate calverson with velociraptors for some reason.

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May 25, 2011, 10:00 AM
 
Welcome Back. Congrats on the marriage and employment gains.
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May 25, 2011, 10:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by calverson View Post
Since then got married, moved to LA, working as a PHP/JS/HTML5 Dev and designer.
Well, you've already accomplished more than most of us!
     
calverson  (op)
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May 25, 2011, 12:37 PM
 
Yeah, LA is definitely different from Johannesburg. My first few months here I though "Damn, the US Sucks" but then I went on a trip to San Fran and Big Bear and actually fell in love with Cali. And then with In 'n Out.

No longer have a bike, though with the parking around here I am definitely thinking of getting one. I am not used to walking 3 blocks to my car every day I go home from work.
     
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May 25, 2011, 12:45 PM
 
WB Calverson, I'm still here and I'm still the best there is here, but I welcome the competition...
     
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May 25, 2011, 02:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by calverson View Post
And then with In 'n Out.
Yeah, and there's a burger place near you that's pretty good, too.
     
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May 25, 2011, 03:02 PM
 
Five Guys > In 'n Out
     
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May 25, 2011, 03:03 PM
 
You live in LA and you're going to In 'n Out? For shame.

Two places you need to go: Tommy's Hamburgers and Canter's Deli.
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May 25, 2011, 03:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Five Guys > In 'n Out
That's what she said.
     
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May 25, 2011, 03:05 PM
 
Shake Shack just came to DC and I have to say it is superior to both (though more expensive).

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May 25, 2011, 03:30 PM
 
Juicy Burger is pretty damn good, too.

Also, any of the multitude of burrito places. Dos Burritos, Los Burritos... Burritos
     
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May 25, 2011, 05:09 PM
 
I rather like Carl's Jr. Hell, the Whopper is still awe inspiring to me. Though I've just relocated near my first In-n-Out and I've yet to stop in...
I like chicken
I like liver
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May 25, 2011, 05:40 PM
 
Home made burgers are the best. Ground beef, salt, pepper, stilton. Yum.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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May 25, 2011, 05:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by calverson View Post
Yeah, LA is definitely different from Johannesburg. My first few months here I though "Damn, the US Sucks" but then I went on a trip to San Fran and Big Bear and actually fell in love with Cali.
Yeah, really, it's L.A. that sucks.

The rest of Caulifawrnia is ok.

Welcome back.

-t
     
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May 25, 2011, 05:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Five Guys > In 'n Out
Uhm, your wallet might disagree.

-t
     
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May 26, 2011, 06:34 AM
 
Got Five Guys near me, but In n Out is only in the Dallas area, so I haven't been able to compare. Looking forward to it though.

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calverson  (op)
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May 26, 2011, 12:38 PM
 
Haven't availed myself of Five Guys yet... Gotta try it sometime.

I can't believe I just wrote that.

The first time I saw Jack-In-The-Box I really had a good laugh at the name. What is it with burger places and innuendoes in this country?
     
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May 26, 2011, 12:41 PM
 

"One ticket to Washington, please. I have a date with destiny."
     
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May 26, 2011, 12:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Uhm, your wallet might disagree.

-t

If I was concerned about a wallet friendly burger I'd just go to McDonalds or something, but I don't eat that shit. When I want a good burger, I want a good burger.
     
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May 26, 2011, 01:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by calverson View Post
Haven't availed myself of Five Guys yet... Gotta try it sometime.

I can't believe I just wrote that.

The first time I saw Jack-In-The-Box I really had a good laugh at the name. What is it with burger places and innuendoes in this country?
Jack-In-The-Box isn't innuendo.

     
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May 26, 2011, 01:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Jack-In-The-Box isn't innuendo.
Ummm. Yes it is.

Jack = ejaculate.
Box = lady garden.
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May 26, 2011, 02:15 PM
 
Eeew. I don't think I can ever eat one of their burgers again (which is not a big problem since there aren't any in my area).

My vote - In 'n' Out > Five Guys, though both are very good.
     
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May 26, 2011, 02:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by calverson View Post
Haven't availed myself of Five Guys yet... Gotta try it sometime.

I can't believe I just wrote that.

The first time I saw Jack-In-The-Box I really had a good laugh at the name. What is it with burger places and innuendoes in this country?
When you're done with your burger, stop by here to pick up some smokes!

     
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May 26, 2011, 02:33 PM
 
Ejaculate and Evacuate?
     
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May 26, 2011, 03:30 PM
 
That reminds me of a somewhat indecent and dated joke:

What is the similarity between Michael Jackson and McDonalds? They both like putting 40 year old meat between 10 years old buns.

Also, what is the similarity between Michael Jackson and Jack Daniels? They both come in tots.
     
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May 26, 2011, 04:05 PM
 
What's the similarity between Michael Jackson and JCPenny's? They both have little boys pants half off.
     
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May 26, 2011, 04:09 PM
 
What did MJ say to the little boy on his lap?

There's a great musician inside of you…
     
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May 26, 2011, 04:09 PM
 
What's the similarity between Michael jackson and the NN forums? They're both dead.
     
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May 26, 2011, 04:23 PM
 
No idea what part of LA you are in but there are lots of good eats in LA/OC. And FYI In 'N Out is better than Five Guys.
     
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May 26, 2011, 04:29 PM
 

Unamused.
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May 26, 2011, 04:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by Brien View Post
No idea what part of LA you are in but there are lots of good eats in LA/OC. And FYI In 'N Out is better than Five Guys.
Huh, I thought the exact opposite when I was in California on Tuesday.
     
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May 26, 2011, 05:05 PM
 
Hollywood, not by choice.

Some good party time places, though. I like that fact that no under-21's can drink. Makes the annoying 17-year-old-drunk-girls at clubs that I am used to turn into 20-year-old-annoying-drunk girls; which I guess is slightly more tolerable.
     
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May 28, 2011, 11:12 PM
 
wow, i used to be a *********.

http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...en-please-add/

Still funny as hell, though. Hope my wife doesn't see that thread
     
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Originally Posted by calverson View Post
wow, i used to be a *********.

http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...en-please-add/

Still funny as hell, though. Hope my wife doesn't see that thread
So you did finally grow up! Incredible.

(Also, welcome back)
     
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May 31, 2011, 09:15 AM
 
The amazing thing about that thread is that there is another Frasier reference by Doofy less than 10 posts in. This thing runs deep.

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May 31, 2011, 09:26 AM
 
That's an entertaining thread. One, wonders, calverson, how did you transition from that state to that of a happily married man? How long did it take? And how/when did you know your now-wife was more than just the average attractive woman waiting to be conquered in your eyes?
( Last edited by Big Mac; May 31, 2011 at 09:35 AM. )

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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
The amazing thing about that thread is that there is another Frasier reference by Doofy less than 10 posts in. This thing runs deep.
Another?

I mention Frasier twice in five years and all of a sudden "this thing runs deep"?
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May 31, 2011, 10:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Another?

I mention Frasier twice in five years and all of a sudden "this thing runs deep"?
Yep.

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May 31, 2011, 12:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
That's an entertaining thread. One, wonders, calverson, how did you transition from that state to that of a happily married man? How long did it take? And how/when did you know your now-wife was more than just the average attractive woman waiting to be conquered in your eyes?
I guess I met the right person. I guess I knew when we started dating and I wasn't all freaked out by commitment issues and worried about meeting someone better. The year we were dating, the year we were engaged, it all felt right. And so did getting married – it just felt right. So I went with it.

Most of my friends have settled down with a longtime girlfriend or got engaged or gotten married, so that helped, too.
     
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May 31, 2011, 01:18 PM
 
That's a substantial transformation over a relatively short period of time. Congratulations.

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Why thank you my good man.
     
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Originally Posted by calverson View Post
Hollywood, not by choice.

Some good party time places, though. I like that fact that no under-21's can drink. Makes the annoying 17-year-old-drunk-girls at clubs that I am used to turn into 20-year-old-annoying-drunk girls; which I guess is slightly more tolerable.
Have you experienced drunken teenage girls in limos hurling their brains out all over Sunset yet? It's quite the spectacle at around midnight.
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