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Aug 25, 2021Liked by Lindy West

But Lindy you explained the joke (just the Stargate part) towards the end and it was very very bani wei. I think this is definitely how writing works. Please never change.

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Aug 25, 2021Liked by Lindy West

Ok, but genuinely, that IS part of the treat of it?? And I googled it (to no avail obvi) and then felt smart and smug and delighted when it became clear in the newsletter, so FUCK THE HATERS, you did no wrong here (it was, as they say “bani wei” I’m sorry I’m sorry).

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THIS IS EXTREMELY VALIDATING

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Aug 25, 2021Liked by Lindy West

Recognizing your random references is one of my favorite things about your writing, makes me feel very seen and extra cool when I know what you’re talking about!

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Aug 25, 2021Liked by Lindy West

Dollar rice! Any dogs in the house, true dogs! HELL YEAH!

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I got the joke, and I've never seen Stargate. However, did I also whisper, Tyrese, your chain!!!! When you brought that up? Yes, so I guess I'm your people.

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Aug 25, 2021Liked by Lindy West

I’ve approached these movie reviews both ways, reading then watching and watching then reading. This one I watched then read and definitely took note of Bani Wei and felt super justified when you mentioned it like 20 times. Value for money. Would recommend 5 stars.

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Aug 25, 2021Liked by Lindy West

I moved to Seattle 6 years ago and I was promised great cheap teriyaki and I have not found anything great. I am happy to hear that this WAS a real thing and not just an elaborate joke you all play on obnoxious CA transplants.

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Aug 25, 2021Liked by Lindy West

I think this is one of the main reasons I LOVE your writing. It sounds like a conversation I'd have with a friend with a bunch of little inside references that are a treat.

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I think about dollar rice every day. THANK YOU FOR WRITING FOR ME.

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EVERY

DAY

<3

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Aug 25, 2021Liked by Lindy West

I kept refreshing my email between 3 and 5, because this movie club is the one bright spot in my life right now (no pressure, LOL! hahahahaha) and I nearly whooped with joy at Coyote Ugly. I cannot WAIT!

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Aug 25, 2021Liked by Lindy West

Lindy, you don’t owe anyone an apology! I mean - I barely remember Stargate but you used the term many many times in your article and I thought it was easy to figure out through the context! Ugh I hate that you felt like you had to apologize. Just be yourself, that’s why we love you!

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Aug 25, 2021Liked by Lindy West

There is never enough good teriyaki in Seattle! I don't need a burger with shaved truffles for $18.99 for a work lunch, I need a teriyaki special that's ready in three minutes for $13.99 and will have enough food I can leave it at work for tomorrow.

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Aug 25, 2021Liked by Lindy West

Ok but please never stop working lyrics from Kanye West’s seminal album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy into your reviews. That would be not bani wei.

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lol i've done it twice, huh

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Aug 25, 2021Liked by Lindy West

The teriyaki culture has been bleeding out of the city of Seattle with rising rent prices. I know Snohomish county is mostly a trash fire of T*ump signs and closet (or not so closet) racism, but there's still really great teriyaki in Everett and Marysville. No dollar rice, but you can still get $4.99 lunch specials at some spots.

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Aug 25, 2021Liked by Lindy West

Mark McGrath DESTROYED Rock and Roll Jeopardy!!!! I remember!!!! (Can he audition for Jeopardy host?)

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Almost in tears I'm feeling so seen!!!!!!!

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Aug 25, 2021Liked by Lindy West

Yeah I think all the email complainers were not being very bani wei...I too didn't get it, until I kept reading and then did get it. And found it all perfect and hilarious. Don't go changing your bani wei ways!

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