theGman

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  • Location Munich
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  1. What made you laugh today?

    I need this book in my life...   https://youtu.be/Yskf94MYM1I  
  2. Food allergy chef card

      Ah, I see. I actually didn't even know the word Schalenfrüchte until about a month ago...so I agree. But Tree Nuts are way more than just Almonds. Personally, I would just say I'm allergic to all nuts. Any reasonable person should know how to interpret that.   But if a restaurant doesn't understand the term Schalenfrüchte then take it as a sign to stay away. As snowingagain said, they are required to know that term.   Pretty sure anyone with a nut allergy is probably better off not ordering pistachio ice cream anyhow.  
  3. Food allergy chef card

      ??   But tree nuts aren't Mandeln? Almonds are Mandeln.   Tree nuts, according to google are: Almonds, Brazil nuts, Cashews, Chestnuts, Filberts, Hazelnuts, Hickory nuts, Macadamia nuts, Pecans, Pine nuts, Pistachios, Walnuts   And Schalenfrüchte, according to google are: Mandeln, Haselnüsse, Walnüsse, Pistazien, Cashewkerne etc.   Seems a match to me.   And peas are Erbsen and Lupine is Lupine (as is on the list of 14)
  4. Food allergy chef card

      Yes, I reckon Schalenfrüchte would be the one. So actually, the list from snowingagain covers all but your last 4 items...and although you might have to ask about peas, the others (cherries, bananas and shellfish) should be obvious. So in that case, I think you have a good chance in restaurants. Not all restaurants have this list displayed on the menu, but I've seen plenty that do these days. My mum has a lot more allergies than just the ones on that list, which makes it tricky.  
  5. Food allergy chef card

    Firstly, write "Danke für Ihre Hilfe"     This. My mum also has a lot of food allergies and, honestly, without being able to speak fluent German, I'm not sure I'd trust any dish that came out. Often you can tell pretty quickly whether a restaurant will really be able to accommodate any dietary requests. Because more often than not, they say they will, they say they understand, but by the time the food comes...they don't. Our go-to is exactly this. Piece of meat, salad, sauce on the side. Keep it simple. It can be a bit boring, but it's the best way of getting something edible.
  6. What kind of handshake is this?

    Damn, if only there was a Trump thread where we could discuss his numerous fuck ups and faux pas.
  7. Dinosaur in need of a new Laptop.

      I second (third) the Google Pixel 3a. Failing that, anything on the Android One program...of which Xiaomi now have a couple of phones involved.
  8.   For that matter, which Germany?   Germany, Indiana Germany, Texas, Germany Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania Germany Valley, West Virginia
  9. About 144 hours plus time for rest stops (sleeping, eating etc). I'd call it a round 10 days.
  10. Brexit: The fallout

      Unfortunately it's almost not that amazing. British politics is now so broken and the public so confused and angry that pretty much anything goes right now.
  11. Game of Thrones (TV series) (Spoilers )

      I wasn't too far off I guess. But yea, bit of a let down. All just seemed rather pointless in the end. Bran became king for...well no reason really. John got banished to the wall...meh, pointless. Sansa decided to not unite the kingdoms...ok whatever. Aryia runs off. The dragon disappears. Bronn got a seat at the table for some reason and made some jokes. Actually all those final scenes were flat.   I dunno, the conclusions were OK but after 8 seasons I was expecting tears, joy, laughter etc. But in the end, was absolutely fine just to see it over.
  12. Favourite internet radio stations

    All about podcasts for me these days.   I've blasted through true crime such as The Teachers Pet, Serial, S-Town, In the Dark. But have also tried many other random ones. My current personal favourite is The Infinite Monkey Cage.   I'm apparently old enough now to prefer talk radio instead of music. On the odd occasion that I listen to a radio station then it's normally BBC 5 Live.
  13. Game of Thrones (TV series) (Spoilers )

    Game of Thrones petition: 500,000 demand series eight remake   I have enjoyed watching each episode this season. But on reflection, always felt a bit disappointed. After this last episode though, I feel less conflicted. I assume that Aryia will now go on to kill Daenerys, leaving John on the throne with his sisters by his side. All said and done, this is satisfying to me. It means that the Starks have defeated the white walkers, defeated the Lanisters and then taken down Daenerys to leave them the last ones standing. Each take down has been maybe a bit weak, but the conclusion works for me.   The only question I have is Bran...until now, his journey has seemed pointless to me.   And what happens to Tyrion...
  14. Brexit: The fallout

      In principle I agree. But the problem is that the chasm between the two groups is just too large to bridge. You can have a reasonable discussion about the nuances of a topic. But with Brexit, the two sides are miles apart. The disagreement is an absolutely fundamental one about life, society and culture. There is practically no middle ground. Both sides are simply fighting for what they believe to be true/right. I assume the same goes for the situation in the US right now.   I don't want to Godwin the discussion but history remembers those who resisted the regime at the time, even in the face of serious consequences. They stood up for what they believed was right.   I think the same applies here. A lot of people think that Brexit will be a complete unmitigated disaster for the country. A step backwards towards racist, xenophobic times. Undoing all the peace work since the end of WWII, They don't want their children to grow up in that society and will do all they can to fight against it. And if they believe racism really is a big part of it then it is their duty to call it out.
  15. What's got you flummoxed today?

      Maybe it's not you I was thinking of. Sorry.