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I get anxious about using santokus because I am worried people will imagine what it looks like when I hold a penis.
I get anxious about holding an umbrella... because I am worried people will imagine what it looks like when I hold a penis.
I get anxious about eating bananas... because I am worried people will imagine what it looks like when I eat a penis.

Fortunately I dont get anxious about holding a penis because I dont have to worry that other people will image what it looks like when I hold a penis. Although... sometimes I worry about holding my own penis because I am worried people will imagine what it looks like when I hold somebody else's penis.
 
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Not to yuck anyone's yum, but... sanmai knives with deep s-grinds and strong etching to bring out the core steel halfway up the blade face look weird and hella blotchy. Same to a lesser degree with really jagged, steep wavy cladding lines.
 
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All the santoku hate is completely overblown. My santoku is what I use half the time for weeknight dinners. Its got enough height to be comfortable on the board, is small and nimble enough that I don't need to be too focused like I would using one of my larger knives, flat enough that it suits my tappy-tap cutting preference, and is just a touch more versatile than my beloved nakiris for when I am prepping proteins as well. They also tend to be dramatically cheaper than other knives for the same steel / maker.

Not a replacement for a good gyuto, but they are a good small versatile shape. I'd much rather have a santoku than an equivalent bunka.

same big same...

strong disagree. santokus own.

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Siblings!! Hey... @tcmx3... there is something wrong with the fit and finish of yours...

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Walk around punchbowl crater for exercise crowds not a problem at all. Esp. if it's raining.

Had a small day pack with gore Tex light rain jacket. The if stopped raining just unzip it.

If chance of rain now carry a umbrella it's light if starts raining open it up. I think the structure of an umbrella is pretty cool. 😎
 

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They are so rare have to wear it on licence plate cover😁 So much more fun to drive that's a rare opinion because most people don't know how.

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You realise that well over 50% of European cars are still manual/stick shift? Some estimates are over 80%, with parity in purchases only really coming in the last few years in the UK

<Realises that this is the unpopular opinions thread… Smiles>

…This is because most US drivers are lard-arsed incompetents, driving badly-handling meat tanks in straight lines down idiot-proof grid layouts. Frankly you may as well replace many US roads with travelators, carrying lazy bloaters past a succession of drive throughs and malls.

My parents took me on a road trip in the US when I was young. This remains of the defining boring experiences of my life - hours down a long featureless stretch, occasionally enlivened by a sign or somewhere to eat. I do remember being really puzzled by Harley Davidsons as an 7 year old though - what were these primitive vehicles? They looked like a cross between a child’s trike and a geriatric’s mobility scooter, driven by portly bearded types in midlife crisis mode. I still find the Hells Angels ridiculous to this day
 
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…This is because most US drivers are lard-arsed incompetents, driving badly-handling meat tanks in straight lines down idiot-proof grid layouts. Frankly you may as well replace many US roads with travelators, carrying lazy bloaters past a succession of drive throughs and malls.
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Liked short wheel base sport bikes. When I hear % like that hard to believe. In the US manuals are going extinct. That's because dealers don't carry manuals anymore. Only in sports cars, think you can still buy Jeeps with manual. In US many of Porsche for sale are automatics. It's disgusting.
 
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Wiri you Brits eat greasy fish & chips. Build fancy unreliable cars land rovers that if you did off road like show on commercials better look for a tow truck. When I was in England saw tits on TV & in the newspapers. Tradition princess Margaret's love of well hung men &. Prince Andrew of teenage girls. 🥺 Have to say though like your Boxers Lennox Lewis & the Gypsy King.
 

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Wiri you Brits eat greasy fish & chips. Build fancy unreliable cars land rovers that if you did off road like show on commercials better look for a tow truck. When I was in England saw tits on TV & in the newspapers. Tradition princess Margaret's love of well hung men &. Prince Andrew of teenage girls. 🥺 Have to say though like your Boxers Lennox Lewis & the Gypsy King.

That‘s more like it. I largely agree, albeit I’m confused whether this is meant to be a popular or unpopular set of opinions tbh. Fish and chips is generally greasy dullness, British cars used to almost be as bad as American ones when we still made them, The Queen and her dense nonce children can do one frankly. Oh and Princess Di was a loose slapper who slept with half the ex sportsmen in the Harbour Club to boot

Kind of miss the ’phwoor’ primitivism of the UK tabloids and tits on P3 of a national paper though. No great fan - I am a terribly woke mongrel at heart - but at least it was honest out of date nonsense and largely to be dismissed as tongue in cheek. Rather that than the fake prudism of the US, where people claim piety and there‘s a prissy attitude to swearing and sex, whilst the reality is that the US is the premier producer of porn and violent content worldwide, literally the world leaders in wanking
 

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They are so rare have to wear it on licence plate cover😁 So much more fun to drive that's a rare opinion because most people don't know how.

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I admit that I think of my 5-speed also as an additional anti-theft device here in the US...
Sometimes when I am sitting in bumper to bumper crawling traffic I lose that feeling of how much more fun it is to drive and even regret not going automatic, luckily those feelings are fleeting and dissipate as soon as I break free of the jam.
 
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I admit that I think of my 5-speed also as an additional anti-theft device here in the US...
Sometimes when I am sitting in bumper to bumper crawling traffic I lose that feeling of how much more fun it is to drive and even regret not going automatic, luckily those feelings are fleeting and dissipate as soon as I break free of the jam.

how do you break free from a traffic jam?

asking for me and the millions of other people in major Texas cities.
 

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how do you break free from a traffic jam?

asking for me and the millions of other people in major Texas cities.
I can see how my post was confusing. I didn't realize until I moved away from the Washington DC area that in some parts of the country traffic jams just end on their own, cars achieve separation and start moving at decently high speeds again, and of no doing of your own you've broken free, it's wild!
 

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I can see how my post was confusing. I didn't realize until I moved away from the Washington DC area that in some parts of the country traffic jams just end on their own, cars achieve separation and start moving at decently high speeds again, and of no doing of your own you've broken free, it's wild!

must be nice...
 
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Yeah, I cordially invite @icanhaschzbrgr to take a bike from the burbs of Houston, DFW, or Austin into the city center. I died twice just thinking about having to ride a bike from Katy to downtown Houston and I don't even own a bike or live out there... Also not a viable form of transport in the summer when the low temperatures can be in the high 80s or 90s with matching high humidity unless you plan on showering at the office each day. I wish Texas cities would push for density, public transit, and usable bike-infrastructure, but I don't see the sprawl stopping anytime soon.
 

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Not to yuck anyone's yum, but... sanmai knives with deep s-grinds and strong etching to bring out the core steel halfway up the blade face look weird and hella blotchy. Same to a lesser degree with really jagged, steep wavy cladding lines.
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Actually, that reminds me of handles that match the saya perfectly, which to me looks like this:
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Knife sharpening is easy AF and people are over thinking it. There are too many videos, products, lectures, faqs and such about it. its one of the oldest technologies there is, and everyone used to do it at home with their razors and such without watching 9 hours of YouTube guides.
What about cast iron / carbon skillet seasoning ?
Did our grand-parents bother to know which oil was best for seasoning or how many coats to do before doing the first egg test ? They just used their skillets.
 

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What about cast iron / carbon skillet seasoning ?
Did our grand-parents bother to know which oil was best for seasoning or how many coats to do before doing the first egg test ? They just used their skillets.

When I think about seasoning a pan, I think of my grandmother - cook with fat and don't give a crap otherwise
 

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Yeah, I cordially invite @icanhaschzbrgr to take a bike from the burbs of Houston, DFW, or Austin into the city center. I died twice just thinking about having to ride a bike from Katy to downtown Houston and I don't even own a bike or live out there... Also not a viable form of transport in the summer when the low temperatures can be in the high 80s or 90s with matching high humidity unless you plan on showering at the office each day. I wish Texas cities would push for density, public transit, and usable bike-infrastructure, but I don't see the sprawl stopping anytime soon.

Well I have few more options (remember what thread we are in)

1. Make all public roads in Texas paid ones. And make them expensive.

2. Close roads for private cars and develop public transportation.

3. Develop new driving id/license for Texas with Very strict rules and very tough exams. Make it mandatory to pass exams every year.

I could go on, but I think bicycles weren't the worst option.
 

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