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Off Topics
2006-02-28 15:20
by Jon Weisman

Help me, if you can, recall the most memorable non-baseball conversations we've had in the comments. I know car washing wasn't one of them ...

2006-02-28 16:03:45
1.   Disabled List
For me it was the discussion on the merits of 18th Century Victorian literature. Seriously.

I also enjoyed discussing the geographically-challenged neighborhoods of New York City with Bob.

2006-02-28 16:12:15
2.   Daniel Zappala
Bob's cat. I have a short memory.
2006-02-28 16:13:01
3.   Midwest Blue
I distinctly recall participating in a conversation about the merits of drinking your own urine. Yum-yum.
2006-02-28 16:30:29
4.   Brendan
I enjoyed a late night conversation we had about a certain porn "actress" one night. any conversation with Jim Hitchcock and his bird was always good as well
2006-02-28 16:36:57
5.   DodgerJoe
The merits of Arrested Development. Also the opinions of other TV shows that I may or may not watch (gives me some insight into whether I should tune it).
2006-02-28 16:48:20
6.   overkill94
I'm a fan of all the LA freeway talk, which seems to have come up on a couple different occasions. That's probably because a good chunk of my job is driving those same freeways.
2006-02-28 16:56:01
7.   Mr Customer
I seem to recall a particular digression regarding the Bolivian Navy.
2006-02-28 16:56:03
8.   Marty
~ The Godfather conversations were good
~ Drinking your own urine
~ Never having been in Howard Fox' kitchen
2006-02-28 17:02:34
9.   das411
XF always likes movie conversations :)

And odd that you ask this question on a Tuesday Jon, that seems to be when Betty White usually makes an appearance...

2006-02-28 17:13:20
10.   Marty
Also, Icaros breaking into Bob's apartment
2006-02-28 17:14:50
11.   tjshere
I thought the night we all related our experiences with having wisdom teeth extracted was fun.

Or the night Christina was here discussing Briana Banks.

2006-02-28 17:17:24
12.   Bob Timmermann
It's good to know that I've helped spur discussions on New York city neighborhoods, urine drinking, and shy cats.
2006-02-28 17:21:27
13.   Steelyeri
I particularly enjoyed when we shared our memories, crushes, and thoughts on Danica McKellar.

I also liked the day we shared our elementary school spelling bee experiences.

2006-02-28 17:43:18
14.   Jacob L
I can only really recall the ones I participated in.

A lot of good restaurant talk, especially regarding Phillipes', Coles, and other downtown spots. I once actually got taken to task here about bbq, a subject in which I consider myself quite strong.

There was a big to-do about whether and how Dodger Stadium should be accessible by public transit. Not really off-topic I guess, but it veered off into a lot of urban form issues.

I'd like to think I did my own small part to sell Bob on the Prius.

2006-02-28 17:49:25
15.   Bob Timmermann
If I can make just one person watch reruns of "The Rockford Files", then I've done my job.
2006-02-28 17:55:59
16.   Icaros
Funny how Marty thinks Bob's place is the only DT domicile I've "visited."
2006-02-28 18:01:20
17.   Bob Timmermann
Icaros's greatest crime will be breaking into my apartment and stealing Casey. Because if he can find him right now, he's a master.

Whenever I find that cat, I'm going to hide something valuable in that spot.

2006-02-28 18:09:08
18.   Icaros
After that photo you posted last night, I'm not going anywhere near Casey.

His eyes bring forth the agony of a thousand burning children.

2006-02-28 18:22:56
19.   LAT
Favorite Law & Order chick.

Does Carolyn Hughs look like Briana Banks? (Perhaps Icaros and my favorite thread)

Why does asparagus make your piss stink?

Plaschke sucks regardless of whether he is writing about the Dodgers.

2006-02-28 18:26:18
20.   Icaros
I had more fun on Briana Banks night than I've had at just about every party I've ever been to.
2006-02-28 19:02:34
21.   Sam DC
Baseball card stories (may need a judge's ruling on that one)
Favorite LA childhood tv commercials (JD Do, Jack Stefan, etc.)

but i'm terribly disappointed by this thread so far -- surely we were more interesting than this? At least, I remember it that way . . . .

2006-02-28 19:10:28
22.   Bob Timmermann
Does Sam know that Eddie Nabaldanian, the owner and propietor of Zachary All, passed away last week?
2006-02-28 19:13:20
23.   Bob Timmermann
Sorry, the man's last name was Nalbandian.
2006-02-28 19:17:04
24.   Sam DC
I did not know.

I do now recall one of the OT discussions that cemented me as a reader of this site: punctuation inside or outside of quotation marks.

We also had a long running conversation about Suffereing Bruin's move, Suffering Bruin's struggles to wrest the internet connection away from Annakin Skywalker, and Suffering Bruin's new job. I enjoyed that saga.

2006-02-28 19:40:53
25.   Icaros
I liked when Suffering Bruin went to a game with people from work and kept calling out "Let's go, Sean" to Derek Lowe, who he thought was Scott (or, mistakenly, Sean) Erickson.
2006-02-28 21:07:08
26.   Steve
There was a Pope discussion that was really good.

There was a discussion of the best Randy Newman song that was pretty random, but I enjoyed it.

2006-02-28 22:10:37
27.   Brendan
Yes, the Brianna Banks conversation. that is the one I was referencing in 4. That was a classic.
2006-02-28 22:56:53
28.   Eric Enders
The Springsteen and Stanford hoops discussions are always good, although no specific one stands out.

I'm racking my brain for others but it seems The Strangers have stolen my memory again.

2006-03-01 01:04:31
29.   Tommy Naccarato
I liked the discussions we once had on the ill-fated Alweg monorail and the affects of the loss of the Red Car.
2006-03-01 01:05:50
30.   Tommy Naccarato
We also discussed at one-time the proposal by the Olmsted Brothers for parks throughout Los Angeles, as well as their vision for downtown.
2006-03-01 07:44:31
31.   LAT
We have also had random "brushes with fame" and "star sightings" talk.
2006-03-01 08:38:21
I have enjoyed conversations here that have spanned the spectrum from prefences in literature genres to experiences in wisdom teeth extraction.

Nonetheless, it was Jon's writing and the game chats that initially inspired me to participate in the dodgerthoughts community. It is now easy to say in retrospect what a great combination conversation and a baseball game are.

2006-03-01 12:20:44
33.   Curtis Lowe
The one about how proper/not proper it is to wear a hat out on a date/fancy restaurant.(Because I was involved).
2006-03-01 12:54:07
34.   Sam DC
33 That was good -- did it veer into casual dress for airplane flights as well?
2006-03-01 13:09:14
35.   Jeromy
I agree with Sam DC that I have enjoyed the conversations about collecting baseball cards--however, it may not be far enough removed from baseball to count.

Otherwise, I enjoy the great grammar debates or corrections that inevitably take place from time to time.

I think I missed the Briana Banks conversation. And I'm curious with all of the hype. Anyone have a link to it in the archives?

2006-03-01 13:57:05
36.   Howard Fox
on the use of apostrophe's or apostrophes' use
2006-03-01 15:48:35
37.   Marty
Welcome back Howard!
2006-03-01 16:04:35
38.   Steve
Snoop Dogg in Claremont
2006-03-02 00:53:05
39.   Andrew Shimmin
35- Starting at 333

2006-03-02 14:20:56
40.   Jacob L
Thanks, Andrew. Anyone giving it a serious re-read will have to agree that that is the single greatest off-topic thread of all time. This, or any other, website. Yes, there's Briana, but there's so much more. Celebrity sightings. The use of turtle eggs in Mexico for amorous purposes.

My favorite on-topic thread was favorite obscure Dodger. (Just kissing up to the management).

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