Linky Friday: Don’t Call it a Comeback…

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Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonderandhome.com

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  1. Avatar Murali
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    [cb7] I’ve always liked square toed shoes. I’ve got wide feet and they feel better around the toes.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird
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    CB3: When I was a kid, my parents would have bridge nights where another couple would come over and they’d play bridge. This was back when boardgames meant something between Candyland and Risk. Sure, there were games where you’d use little tokens to recreate the Battle of Leipzig or something but the learning curve was *SO* steep and the subject matter so niche that it didn’t make for a decent couples’ night for 99% of the couples out there.

    And, heck, Risk ain’t exactly a decent couples’ night game in its own right.

    The perennial Scrabble and Boggle were around, I guess…

    But, growing up, the grown ups played bridge.

    I’m so very glad that board game technologies have advanced since then.Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to Jaybird
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      Cribbage. My grandfather taught me when I was about eight. At some point a couple of years later, I asked him how he justified playing cutthroat with an eight-year-old. “Learned to count your hand properly real fast, didn’t you?” was his answer. Also learned to never sort my cards. Always take the same amount of time to discard to the crib even when the choice was obvious. And that there’s no better feeling than pegging out in a close game when Grandpa was going to count first.Report

      • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Michael Cain
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        An amazing game for two people. For three, it’s so different from two that it may as well be a different game. (You can’t control your crib, for example.)

        I can’t imagine how four people would play it. (Nor why they’d choose to over any other number of card games.)Report

  3. fillyjonk fillyjonk
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    [CB5] I have a lot of memories of Big Boy (my family frequently stopped there for meals when traveling, because usually we could all find something we liked – not always easy with two picky kids who are picky in different ways). My biggest memory though? One fall when I was a student at University of Michigan, some people (I think it was one of the frats?) stole a Big Boy statue and somehow got it on the top of the….I think it was the LS and A building? I can picture it but I can’t remember now what the building was called.

    I think this older news clipping is probably related to that. (Fall 1991 would have been the last fall I was on campus there)Report

  4. Avatar Michael Cain
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    [CB1] Tangentially, Mrs. Cain and I have both managed to get sinusitis and bronchitis this week. The house sounds like a TB ward…Report

  5. Avatar Brandon Berg
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    CB5: I was surprised to come across a Big Boy in
    suburban Tokyo about five years ago. Apparently there are about 300 Big Boy restaurants in Japan.

    https://www.bigboyjapan.co.jp/

    Different menu, though. Same deal with Denny’s. They have the name and logo, but the food’s totally different.Report

  6. Avatar Brandon Berg
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    CB12: It’s positively Orwellian how consistently and stridently advocates of “affordable housing” oppose the only thing that can actually make housing more affordable.Report

  7. Avatar PD Shaw
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    CB16: Get elected, do nothing, still get paid. Nice gig if you can keep it.

    (I think the underlying issues are the corrosive effects of the Good Friday Agreement’s requirement of “cross-community votes” on matters of concern, allowing the old identity-based politics of Sinn Fein and DUP to have an advantaged position and the ability to block legislation far beyond their ability to enact. While voters have polled support for more policy-driven parties, the system encourages them to vote their identity. Something that made sense to bring inter-community peace is now undermining self-government.)Report

  8. Avatar PD Shaw
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    I appreciate the work that goes into these link-fests and hope they continue. I’ll continue my practice:

    [Cbx] 2012 e-mail from Illinois Democratic party insider making a comeback; he asked the governor’s office to go easy on disciplinary proceedings because the employee “has kept his mouth shut on Jones’ ghost workers, the rape in Champaign and other items. He is loyal to the Administration.”Report

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