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Apr 16, 2012 Abby commented on Eli Sanders Just Won a Pulitzer Prize for a Feature Last Year in The Stranger.
Goddamn. Congrats, Eli.
Mar 17, 2012 Abby commented on "Facebook, Uh, Oh, Oh." Worse Than Rebecca Black's Friday?.
You're welcome!
May 19, 2011 Abby commented on Frances Farmer Organ Karaoke.
Awww man. I went to most of these before leaving the continent. I miss it, and now I can't even go back. Well, it was a special moment. Thanks.
Apr 29, 2011 Abby commented on Ode to Manny's.
Come on, Fnarf, you can't say the super-strength is an American obsession only. Here in the Netherlands, 5.2 is standard for your regular biertje. Belgian beers tend to be stronger, 10% is not out of the question, but your standard dubbel or blonde will be about 6-8%. And those are beautiful beers.

Personally, I'll take the Belgians over the English. But they have lambics, and Flanders red ales, and those will sway me to anything.
Apr 7, 2011 Abby commented on Not Blockbusters.
@12 I was shocked to find that there are still brick-and-mortar Blockbuster stores in Copenhagen. My Danish friend didn't even realize that they were in trouble. So maybe the bulk of that is overseas business?
Mar 21, 2011 Abby commented on These Things Are Amazing.
Here in the Netherlands, there are stroopwafels. They are the best.
Feb 28, 2011 Abby commented on If There's One Seattle Landmark I Could Vaporize Instantly....
The Space Needle is great.
Dec 22, 2010 Abby commented on Day 3 on the Cr-48.
@2: I am shocked that the books writer sounds like a book writer.
Dec 6, 2010 Abby commented on Here Comes the Google eBookstore.
God damn it it's not entirely working in the Netherlands yet. Would love this for school.
Nov 21, 2010 Abby commented on Postcard from Spain.
@18: well, except that Zwarte Piet were originally Sinterklaas' slaves, then changed to "helpers", they talk in Surinamese accents, and my Dutch friends are well aware that they're pretty racist looking. They just don't think about it. The context might be different but it's far from issue-free. I can't speak for Spain, though.