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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by Paves on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:52 pm

    WP64...I don't care if you claim to be so cynical as to be incapable of thinking that everyone and everything doesn't suck. If there was a god, he would strike you dead and call you a fag to your face upon learning that you recently attended a How To Dress Well show at Co-Prosperity Sphere. So thank your lucky stars that there isn't.
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by Guest on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:22 pm

    Paves wrote:WP64...I don't care if you claim to be so cynical as to be incapable of thinking that everyone and everything doesn't suck.
    I think you are confusing cynicism with me making some pretty light-hearted comments towards Michael K. But hey, resorting to master rhetoric is cool, good job!
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by Paves on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:26 pm

    Why do you feel cool, exactly? What's cool about you? What's cool about anyone? Where has being cool gotten you as of late? I am honestly curious.
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by Guest on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:32 pm

    I have a terrible self-esteem and generally perceive of myself as being beneath most people. I generally gravitate towards people who are fairly dispassionate and lacking in any concrete exterior aesthetic. I really don't try to distinguish myself from anyone and don't think that there is any value in doing so. Trying to be exceptional is very stupid.

    That isn't to say that I hate people and am too jaded to hold a conversation. Just trying to be live a life of kindness and compassion towards others. There is no way that I will ever be able to understand the struggles and adversities that so many people face in their lifetime and I am weaker because of it. But I can try my best to relate to them by suspending judgement.
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by Nick on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:34 pm

    Weird of all the posts WP has made that the one in this thread set paves off like this.
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by zappo on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:52 pm

    I passionately hate pretty much everybody.
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by Paves on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:51 pm

    I am just incredibly fucking wired and irritable.

    That is the situation.
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:47 pm

    i am hoping you are not under the assumption that our bars serve steaks.
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by chrondog on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:24 am

    every single WP post in this thread has been banworthy. even the "painful self-reflection" stuff that reads like something i would write is terrible because this is a thread Michael K made about going to Chicago and has nothing to do with your dumb bullshit, so don't post about it.

    makes me feel guilty that i even wasted your guys time half a decade ago.
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by Paves on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:12 am

    jasperness wrote:
    makes me feel guilty that i even wasted your guys time half a decade ago.

    Yeah, I dunno, this pretty much sums it up for me, as well.
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by _ on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:14 am

    wp don't say you're jaded because you read The Stranger after 18 years in suburban chicago
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by chrondog on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:48 am

    what an avatar

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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by Paves on Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:24 am

    I enjoy reading about WP's college life, but the worldview/misinformed bullshit posts are mind-numbing, like when he claimed that Bridgeport has a predominantly Irish population and that someone looking to avoid gentrification and college students should move to Lakeview.
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by Michael K. on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:35 pm

    yancy wrote:David Burke's Primehouse is the only Chicago steakhouse I know of that does a (barely) respectable amount of dry aging. Go there and get whatever's been in their salt-tiled aging room for 40 days (longer if possible). Most other Chicago steakhouses are basically interchangeable, imo.


    I thought steak was a thing in Chicago. I guess I'm confusing parts of the midwest for the whole. Where should I eat then? What should I see/do? There must be multiple helpful threads back on members-only Ninja Turtles Fan Forum.
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by Paves on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:50 pm

    There are a bunch of high-end looking steakhouses downtown. Never been to any, though. Places are usually occupied by businessmen. However, I can't say it's any business of mine, quite frankly! Do you like hot dogs?
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by Michael K. on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:53 pm

    I like all foods.
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by Duff... on Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:07 pm

    There are definitely classic macho steak joints Downtown but the city is mostly moving away from that kind of thing. Are you looking for high-end or just a ggod meal?
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by raj gibson on Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:11 pm

    LTH forum is the best single resource for researching restaurants. If you want to eat casual, this list is pretty helpful:
    http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=32598
    I can vouch for quite a few restaurants on that list. But you can search all over that board for whatever it is you're looking for.

    Some more interesting suggestions here:
    http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/best-of-chicago-2012-food-and-drink/BestOf?oid=6623097
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by yancy on Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:52 pm

    Michael K. wrote:I thought steak was a thing in Chicago.
    It definitely is, but only because midwesterners are a bunch of fat, meat-eating fucks, and Chicago's stockyard heritage. Not because the steaks here are particularly mind-blowing.
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by yancy on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:16 pm

    If you want to taste elite meats in Chicago, I'd recommend the more modern/artisinal Publican or its neighboring cafe Publican Quality Meats. Less meat-centric, Girl & the Goat is another hotspot for midscale modern/rustic cuisine.

    Raj knows more about good downtown dining than I do. His links probably recommend these same places, and plenty more I'm not hip to.
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    Post by Duff... on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:24 pm

    Actually Miguel, I think you'd really dig The Purple Pig on Michigan. Elite dining with a strong emphasis on European wines. Not sure your opinion on communal seating but awesome place all in all.
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by Michael K. on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:46 pm

    communal seating is A+
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by Michael K. on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:47 pm

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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by zappo on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:50 pm

    La Brasa Roja offers the best chicken in town for a price you just can't beat!
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    Re: 4/11-4/14

    Post by Guest on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:25 pm

    Paves wrote:I enjoy reading about WP's college life
    I was under the assumption that I was making everyone cringe with those posts.
    Paves wrote:but the worldview/misinformed bullshit posts are mind-numbing
    Sure. And as I have made abundantly clear I don't think that my worldview is even close to well-formed, how could it be? I don't try to come at things with absolute self-assurance and confidence, especially not on members-only Ninja Turtles Fan Forum.

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