This page contains my favorite items in categories like Movies, Music, Restaurants, etc (work in progress).

Quotes:

  • "There are two ways to argue with women… neither one helps"
  • "The most dangerous word in Atomic Physics is: Oops…"
  • Somebody was complaining about how hard Perl was to learn. Response: "If you have trouble coding in Perl, just let your cat walk on the keyboard for a while. Then you just have to debug it." (non-Perl coders won't get it)

Movies:

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  • Show the reviewHide the review"Likvidatsiya" (2007) 5/5

    2009-04-01 12:56
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    If you can understand Russian, you have to see this 14 episode TV mini-series is absolute brilliance, and the more you can relate to Jewish life in Odessa, the better the humor. The music, the acting, the plot - everything is just 10/10.

    0.3
  • 127 Hours (2010) - IMDb 4/5

    2011-03-06 00:18
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    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the review1408 (2007) 2.5/5

    2007-12-03 23:47
    * * +

    Scary but disappointing.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the review2 Days in Paris (2007) 1.5/5

    2008-01-20 11:22
    * +

    Horrible. Just horrible.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the review21 (2008) 2.5/5

    2008-06-20 00:11
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    The plot is quite cheesy and has holes, the acting is horrible. Breaking Vegas (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402075/) is a LOT better.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the review27 Dresses (2008) 1.5/5

    2008-05-19 00:43
    * +

    Absolutely horrible. Needless to say, I didn't exactly opt in to see this one.

    0.3
  • 300 (2006) 4/5

    2007-04-05 11:39
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    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the review3:10 to Yuma (2007) 5/5

    2007-12-28 01:47
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    Absolutely amazing. I don't even like westerns, but this movie is a 10/10. Performances by Russell Crowe and Christian Bale are out of this world. A must-see.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the review88 Minutes (2007) 2.5/5

    2008-11-30 19:04
    * * +

    Had potential but man this was boring.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewA Bronx Tale (1993) 3.5/5

    2009-09-05 20:01
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    A semi-decent gangster movie but it's lacking in plot and action. Only a 7 from me.

    0.3
  • American Gangster (2007) 4/5

    2007-11-04 20:21
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    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewAmerican Psycho (2000) 3.5/5

    2008-09-01 14:37
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    Could have been a lot more. Bale is good but not great. Less ambiguity would have been better too.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewAn American Crime (2007) 4/5

    2008-11-28 22:08
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    Sad and very touching depiction of a horrible true story. Great acting.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewAngels & Demons (2009) 3.5/5

    2009-05-19 12:45
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    Basically, this is National Treasure 3. Not bad at all though, I was entertained.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewAtonement (2007) 2/5

    2008-02-28 22:54
    * *

    Barfalicious!

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewAvatar (2009) 4/5

    2009-12-23 11:13
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    Absolutely stunning and mind blowing visual effects. The level of detail is unheard of. I can't imagine how much work was put into this movie - it seems impossible to create. The story, on the other hand, is a lot more mediocre and the movie is way too long - almost 3 hours. The end result, therefore, is definitely not a 10.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewAwake (2007) 3.5/5

    2008-03-07 20:36
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    A movie about being awake during a heart transplant surgery? Jessica Alba? I was about to throw it away but watched it anyway and it was a lot better than expected. In fact, it was suspenseful and had a few nice twists. 1h24min well spent.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBalls of Fury (2007) 1/5

    2007-12-10 01:53
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    Waste of time

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBangkok Dangerous (2008) 2.5/5

    2009-01-12 13:52
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    Didn't look nearly as dangerous as I thought it would be. Bangkok Lame.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBeowulf (2007) 4/5

    2007-12-03 23:40
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    Amazing animation. Average story.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBill (2007) 2.5/5

    2008-07-17 23:14
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    It's an OK movie, nothing to write home about.

    0.3
  • Body of Lies (2008) 3/5

    2009-02-15 13:50
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    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBoiler Room (2000) 3.5/5

    2009-10-31 23:32
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    Pretty good movie, but the ending is horrible. I expected a lot better.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBorat (2006) 5/5

    2007-02-05 11:40
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    This movie has absolutely the funniest scene I've ever seen. Hands down.

    0.3
  • Brüno (2009) 2.5/5

    2009-11-29 23:10
    * * +
    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBreach (2007) 4/5

    2007-12-03 23:50
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    Great movie, brilliant performance by the Chris Cooper. Extra points for being based on a true story.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBreaking Vegas (2004) (TV) 4/5

    2008-06-20 00:12
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    Excellent. '21' compared to this is total crap.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBrick (2005) 4.5/5

    2006-08-22 19:32
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    Dude. Watch this. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is my new favorite actor.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBrooklyn Rules (2007) 2/5

    2008-08-15 22:48
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    A pretty pathetic attempt at an Italian gangster movie. Freddie Prince Jr, are you kidding me?

    0.3
  • Brothers (2009/I) 3/5

    2010-06-23 02:08
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  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBurn After Reading (2008) 3/5

    2008-12-13 17:11
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    A few good moments, but nothing great. Loved Bradd Pitt though.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewButterfly on a Wheel (2007) 3/5

    2008-11-21 22:48
    * * *

    Not too bad, quite average. It tries hard to be a serious mystery movie but I just couldn't buy it.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewCasino Royale (2006) 4.5/5

    2007-04-05 11:42
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    Probably the best James Bond movie I've seen.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewChangeling (2008) 4.5/5

    2009-04-16 13:24
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    Angelina Jolie's best role, without a doubt. Spectacular film with spectacular performances and plot. Loved it.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewCharlie Bartlett (2007) 3/5

    2008-06-26 22:06
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    Nice teenage movie.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewCharlie Wilson's War (2007) 5/5

    2008-01-06 01:19
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    Brilliant freaking movie, showing the truth about CIA, the Soviets, and the war in Afghanistan in the 80s. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Tom Hanks are superb, as is Julia Roberts (I can't believe I'm saying it). I absolutely loved the dialog and the plot. Highly recommended.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewCivic Duty (2006) 4.5/5

    2007-12-09 18:51
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    Civic Duty is excellent. I love the camera work, the controversy, the plot, and the ending. Brilliant!

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewCloverfield (2008) 3.5/5

    2008-04-08 21:17
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    Could be a lot better. Some things rubbed me the wrong way.

    0.3
  • Coraline (2009) 2.5/5

    2009-06-29 01:10
    * * +
    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewCouples Retreat (2009) 0.5/5

    2010-01-30 21:22
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    One of the most worthless movies and unfunny comedies ever made. I want my 1.5 hours of my life back.

    0.3
  • Crash (2004/I) 4.5/5

    2006-07-20 16:57
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    0.3
  • Dan in Real Life (2007) 3.5/5

    2009-10-24 22:12
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    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewDark Matter (2007) 2/5

    2008-07-17 23:15
    * *

    Good idea but horrible direction and execution.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewDefiance (2008) 4/5

    2009-05-07 13:10
    * * * *

    Very entertaining. Daniel Craig fights Nazis, can it get any better?

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewDefinitely, Maybe (2008) 3.5/5

    2008-06-08 15:15
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    Not bad at all, a chick flick worth watching.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewDuplicity (2009) 3/5

    2009-08-15 18:18
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    Twisted. Slightly entertaining but the plot is weaaaaak. And quite boring frankly. Meh.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewEagle Eye (2008) 2.5/5

    2009-02-01 13:51
    * * +

    You have GOT to be kidding me. A super, all powerful computer that looks like a giant, vulnerable, easily destructible sphere? FFS.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewEastern Promises (2007) 4.5/5

    2007-10-17 22:38
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    There's a new James Bond in town. This movie is massively entertaining, in a non-hollywood way. It's very sharp and brutal. Highly recommended.

    0.3
  • Edge of Darkness (2010) 2.5/5

    2010-06-23 02:07
    * * +
    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewEuroTrip (2004) 4/5

    2006-07-20 16:58
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    Mi Scusi!

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewEvan Almighty (2007) 0.5/5

    2007-12-03 23:39
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    Abysmal. Don't even think about watching this.

    0.3
  • Everything Is Illuminated (2005) 5/5

    2006-04-01 16:00
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    0.3
  • Eyes Wide Shut (1999) 4.5/5

    2010-02-09 00:13
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    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewFanboys (2008) 2.5/5

    2009-06-29 01:14
    * * +

    Seth Rogen's multiple characters are the only reasons to watch this.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewFeast of Love (2007) 4/5

    2008-02-17 19:34
    * * * *

    Great, insightful, sad movie. Well put together, it puts life in perspective.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewFelon (2008) 4/5

    2008-08-11 23:43
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    Great movie, had me shivering at points, especially towards the end. I love Val Kilmer's character and performance. And Marisol Nichols is beautiful as always.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewFight Club (1999) 5/5

    2008-04-05 13:57
    * * * * *

    Unique and brilliant. Norton Pitt = killer combination. Classic.

    0.3
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) 3.5/5

    2008-05-10 20:24
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    0.3
  • Four Christmases (2008) 2.5/5

    2009-11-27 16:27
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    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewFreedom Writers (2007) 4/5

    2007-12-03 23:52
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    Surprisingly good movie about tough high school years in certain neighborhoods, racism, and persistence.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewFunny People (2009) 2.5/5

    2009-08-16 00:50
    * * +

    If I wanted to watch a drama, I would have turned on ABC. If I wanted some standup comedy, I would have turned on HBO. The joke is on me for not knowing Funny People is 2.5 hours long.

    0.3
  • Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007) (V) 3/5

    2008-07-05 22:21
    * * *
    0.3
  • Get Him to the Greek (2010) - IMDb 2/5

    2011-01-23 23:51
    * *
    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewGet Smart (2008) 3/5

    2008-11-16 00:55
    * * *

    Funny at times, but I was expecting more. Anne Hathaway has never been hotter. Extra points for that.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewGhost Town (2008) 5/5

    2008-12-13 17:11
    * * * * *

    My most favorite movie of this year so far! Brilliant and incredibly funny.

    0.3
  • Ghost World (2001) 2/5

    2008-03-13 22:06
    * *
    0.3
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) 2.5/5

    2009-09-29 23:59
    * * +
    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewGoodfellas (1990) 4.5/5

    2008-11-02 09:04
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    Classic! And I finally saw it. Scorsese - enough said.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewGran Torino (2008) 4/5

    2009-01-10 13:53
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    I liked Clint Eastwood? Impossible... but true. Very good movie.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewHancock (2008) 2.5/5

    2008-11-16 00:54
    * * +

    Pretty boring and unoriginal. Predictable. Points for Charlize Theron's absolute hotness.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewHannah Montana: The Movie (2009) 0.5/5

    2009-05-09 12:51
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    Right.......

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewHarold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) 2.5/5

    2008-07-28 01:47
    * * +

    This was OK, a couple of good jokes but overall, nothing special and quite dumb at times.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewHitman (2007) 2.5/5

    2008-05-19 01:45
    * * +

    Worst casting choice. Ever.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewHot Fuzz (2007) 4/5

    2007-12-03 23:49
    * * * *

    Hilarious movie. Very fun to watch, especially towards the end.

    0.3
  • House of Sand and Fog (2003) 4.5/5

    2006-07-20 16:56
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    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewHow to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) 3/5

    2008-11-16 00:58
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    Yeah... uhh, I saw this a while ago, and umm, yeah. It's not bad for a chick flick.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewI Am Legend (2007) 3/5

    2007-12-16 02:12
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    Could have had a much better plot but for a movie with 1 main character and... well almost no one else, this is pretty good.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewI Love You, Man (2009) 3/5

    2009-08-14 21:30
    * * *

    Periodically funny but a pretty weak comedy otherwise. Something I wouldn't want to watch again.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewIn the Land of Women (2007) 3.5/5

    2007-12-03 23:47
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    Nothing special but a good way to kill a few hours.

    0.3
  • Inception (2010) 4/5

    2010-07-23 01:42
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    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) 2/5

    2008-06-01 21:28
    * *

    Indy should have retired after the third one.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewIron Man (2008) 4.5/5

    2008-05-03 22:43
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    Excellent movie, very well put together Marvel Comic. Great ending and a surprise scene past the end credits, be sure to stay and see them!

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewJumper (2008) 3/5

    2008-02-29 00:16
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    Average script, but some good fun for what it is.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewJuno (2007) 3/5

    2007-12-26 23:34
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    Predictable dialog that tries too hard to be smart but falls short of expectations. Nice work by Ellen Page though, she's going to be quite a star.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewKisses and Caroms (2006) 4.5/5

    2007-01-14 23:12
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    Funny as hell! It's Clerks but better.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewKnocked Up (2006) 4.5/5

    2007-06-30 16:28
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    Genuinely funny and smart film from the crew that was in "The 40 Year Old Virgin". Great laughs.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewKnowing (2009) 4/5

    2009-05-09 12:51
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    Very, very entertaining, with moments of gayness (no offense to all gay people!) that are immediately wiped by the awesomeness of destruction in the new scenes. Even the fucked up final scene was awesome'd by total annihilation.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewLakeview Terrace (2008) 1.5/5

    2009-03-26 13:46
    * +

    Samuel's worst performance yet. In a shitty, boring, nothing happens movie.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewLast Chance Harvey (2008) 1.5/5

    2009-05-09 12:51
    * +

    What the hell, Dustin Hoffman? I want my 92 minutes back! There was absolutely nothing, NOTHING in this movie that hasn't been in every other chick flick bullshit movie - it's more than predictable. I'd like to feel about about the heart attack thing but I was kind of glad.

    0.3
  • Law Abiding Citizen (2009) 3.5/5

    2010-02-19 23:13
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    0.3
  • Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) 4.5/5

    2007-05-30 13:06
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    0.3
  • Little Fockers (2010) - IMDb 2.5/5

    2011-04-02 22:55
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    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewLive Free or Die Hard (2007) 2.5/5

    2007-07-07 11:46
    * * +

    Meh. Just another action movie with a large quantity of [lame and fake-looking] special effects. McClane needs to retire his ass and the Mac guy, oh come on, he's the supporting role?

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewLucky You (2007) 2.5/5

    2008-05-19 07:36
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    This is nothing more than a 1.5h game of poker. Don't waste your time.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewMan of the Year (2006) 4/5

    2007-05-07 23:56
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    Not having great expectations, I actually liked this movie quite a lot. A comedian running for president? Very entertaining and politically thirst-quenching.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewMilk (2008/I) 4.5/5

    2009-01-08 13:54
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    Sean Penn's best performance to date. A serious, funny, and important movie.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewMisma luna, La (2007) 4/5

    2008-08-27 23:36
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    Great, touching movie about a Mexican woman who traveled to the US for work and her son who followed her there.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewMoving McAllister (2007) 1/5

    2008-01-20 11:21
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    If there's a movie worse than this in 2007, it's Evan Almighty. Extremely dumb. Only stars are for Milla Kunis.

    0.3

TV Shows

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Entourage
  • Family Guy
  • Rescue Me
  • The Unit
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • American Dad
  • Californication
  • 24
  • Prison Break
  • South Park
  • Journeyman

Music

  • Trance/Goa
  • Drum and Bass
  • House
  • Chillout/Ambient
  • Flamenco
  • Some rock
  • Some hip-hop

Restaurants:

  • Limon (Outstanding South American food.)
  • Bubba Gump (Cajun shrimp, mmmmmm!)
  • Cattlemen's (steak, cheese wedges, bread)
  • Chick'N'Coop SF (awesome chicken, mashed potatoes, and coleslaw dinner for $6! Serve it yourself)
  • Mikuni's (great sushi)
  • Palomino on Folsom and Embarcadero (great Paella, excellent shrimp and pasta)
  • Birley's Sandwiches in SF financial district (awesome sandwiches)
  • Ichiraku (2nd and Geary, great affordable sushi, fun chefs)
  • Bursa Kebab (West Portal, really good kebab and, really, everything on the menu)

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  • bag321

    I really want is the future superbad or Juno, but it is not