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Day: November 9, 2016
On this Electoralgeddon evening, I think, to my own surprise, of an exchange I had here during the Brexit referendum. I was transfixed here by the arguments during Brexit, the distress of the Remain camp, the snapping back by the Europeans. When the results came out, there was despondency on Quora, and a lot of […]
Vienna. Monumental architecture, cosy atmosphere, livable scale, awash with the history and the ghosts of some of the best culture Europe ever produced. Love love love Vienna. My wife and I both loving Vienna was one of the first things we bonded over when we started going out. (The second was Richard Nixon, God help […]
What are the best restaurants to try when visiting Melbourne, Victoria, Australia? What should you try while you’re there?
We are fricking foodies in this town, and this is a very hard question. At least, if you’re visiting Melbourne, it’s reasonable to constrain this question to the CBD, and to fine dining. That’s still not really constrained though. Of the options mentioned by other answerers, there’s the nouveau everything of Vue de Monde, the […]
It’s Melbourne, it’s fricking awash with ethnic fooderies. Can I just nominate two? Greek: Oakleigh, which is now Greektown, is full of Greek fooderies. All of them bad, and primarily about people hanging out pretending they’re in an Athens patisserie. The best place in Oakleigh is the one hidden away. Mezedakia. Opposite the train station, […]
As noted here: Nick Nicholas’ answer to Why do some questions, answers, and messages on Quora contain figures like this: U0001f60f? Only Plane 0 Unicode emoji will render in the Quora text editor: ⏱ ☃☹☺☻♨⛄⛱✊✋✌ I wish to convey a negative yet hopeful reaction. So: ☹ It’s sad, and ♨⛄Lots of stuff will melt down, […]