We had enough nominations that for our first round we’ll be doing a three-way elimination! Only the winner from each match will advance to round 2. Voting will end at 8 PM EST on Monday, April 6th. Make sure and … Continue reading Best Chinese Food Tournament: Three-way round!
Friday a friend who’s been doing an isolation themed facebook post every day last week did one about food. I did a songs about food thread in October with a youtube playlist and my friend’s post (along with all the great music threads this week) got me adding to my playlist to the point it’s nearly doubled in size. I know there’s plenty more out there so what are your favorite food songs? Also semi food related @gwahir floated the idea of an online Avocado Seder. Check it out and join in if you’re interested. Continue reading Foodsongs! Sunday Food Thread gets musical.
Another day, another bracket! Congratulations to the 16 Drama characters who triumphed over their fellows and will represent their shows in the tournament proper. They are: Drama Kim Wexler — Better Call Saul Philip Jennings — The Americans Molly Solverson … Continue reading Avocado April Madness: Youth Character Prelims
Let’s see those pets! Pet Thread Prompt: What’s the hardest you’ve ever laughed at your pet? Continue reading The Pet Thread Almost Made It
I would like to have an Avocado Seder, and I’d like you to be a part of it. For those who don’t know, the first night of the Jewish holiday Passover is called “Seder”. The word “seder” literally means “order” … Continue reading An Avocado Seder
Congratulations to the 16 comedy characters who have survived to represent their shows in the bracket tournament! They are: Comedy Janet — The Good Place Tina Belcher — Bob’s Burgers Raymond Holt — Brooklyn Nine-Nine Mr. Peanutbutter — BoJack Horseman … Continue reading Avocado April Madness: Drama Character Prelims
Instructions! Ask questions about anything that might require a bit of thought or research. The OTs and PTs fly by so quick not many eyeballs might catch your query. Put them here and they last all week. Check back to … Continue reading Avocado Reference Desk – 52
Hey all; Healthy Friday – 3.3 million. 3.3 million; that’s “million” with an “ill,” have applied for unemployment in the wake of the recent outbreak; with that number likely to rise. Back around 50,000 years ago, when I … Continue reading Job Rants Thread – 4/3/2020 – Social (Distance) Networking
I guess tournaments are our thing now, so, yeah, here’s one for a subject near and dear to my heart: Chinese Food! This’ll be standard Avocado tournament rules. I’m expecting a 64-entry bracket, but if it’s bigger or smaller we’ll … Continue reading Best Chinese Food Tournament: Nominations
You did it! You begged, borrowed, and stole (though you could’ve been a little more shameless about it, honestly) your way into the 64 shows that will send a representative into the tournament. And those shows are: Comedy The Good … Continue reading Avocado April Madness: Comedy Character Prelims
Hello everyone, and welcome to the first round of the Avocado’s favourite appetizer tournament. Just a couple of quick programming notes: first of all, I’ve tried to seed things as fairly as I can, to keep the most popular nominees … Continue reading The Avocado’s Favourite Appetizer – Round of 64
We’ve come to the end of another Avocado tournament. Many tears, beads of sweat, and crumbs of fried food were spilled to get here, but we can at last determine The Avocado’s Favorite Sit-Down Restaurant! In Third Place, step up … Continue reading The Avocado’s Favorite Sit-Down Restaurant: Results!
In Which There’s a New God In Town The world of video games is one replete with mashups and things that are like other things. More than any medium genre is determined by its relativistic qualities to certain other entries … Continue reading Weird, Overlooked, Wonderful 03: ActRaiser
The problem: You’ve got a lot of beautiful art hanging up around your house, but nobody can come over to see any of it. The solution: Show it off here! Take some pictures of some of your favorite pictures (or … Continue reading Show Off Your Pretty Pictures!
So, these days are a strange time to be sober, huh? I feel like it’s pretty much the same story for a lot of people just staying cooped up inside all day, but it’s nice to finally go for a … Continue reading Sobriety Thread: Quarantine Edition
OH MY GOD WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH THE TITLE, DROP?!?!?! Hold on, calm down, everything’s fine. Well, except … *wildly gestures at state of world*. I have actually given some thought to this! The wrong thoughts mayhaps, but thought, … Continue reading Dating, Relationships, and Sex (04/01/2020)
Hi teachers and parents! Now that many of us are about 2 weeks into radically altering education….how’s it going? Challenges? Successes? Hints? Complaints? Continue reading Home and Distance Learning – how’s it going so far?
Sometimes, you want a distraction from…let’s euphemistically say, “outside events.” Sometimes you want a reminder of the communal food experiences, so key to our modern culture, that will temporarily have to be foregone to ensure continued appreciation of said society. … Continue reading The Avocado’s Favorite Sit-Down Restaurant: Sixth (Final) Round
Enjoy your day if possible, folks; hope everyone’s safe and careful. Continue reading Tolerable Discussions: 1 April 2020
Welcome to The Avocado’s weekly discussion of Japanese pop culture! This week I want to talk about some music that I think you might enjoy: city pop and Shibuya-kei. I’m not even close to being a music expert, and I … Continue reading Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (April 1, 2020)
Cheer yourself up tonight by listening to Neil Cicierega’s peerless mash-ups: The Prequel and the Squeakwel can also be found here: http://www.neilcic.com/mouthsounds/ Good night and good luck, everybody! Continue reading The Mouth Sounds Night Thread (March 31)