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Omnivorous
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Message 46 of 108 (635369)
09-28-2011 10:30 PM
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09-28-2011 6:28 AM


Re: Caffeine vs fearandloathing
Challenged.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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frako
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Message 47 of 108 (635408)
09-29-2011 5:25 AM
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09-28-2011 10:30 PM


Re: Caffeine vs fearandloathing
accepted

Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand
Jesus was a dead jew on a stick nothing more

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Jon
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Message 48 of 108 (635593)
09-29-2011 10:51 PM


Phat and I just started a game... might as well make it part of the tournament:
Chess: Phatevc vs J0NLEE - Chess.com

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Omnivorous
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Message 49 of 108 (635700)
09-30-2011 6:39 PM
Reply to: Message 44 by caffeine
09-28-2011 5:16 AM


Update
Omnivorous: 3
Phat: 0
fearandloathing: 0
Jon: -1
caffeine: -1
frako: -1
I've updated this after my game with frako.
I need to play fearandloathing and Phat. I'll wait for challenges in case they have enough games on their plates.
I still hope we can draw some more players. We could also play second games with same opponents with colors reversed.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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caffeine
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Message 50 of 108 (635953)
10-03-2011 8:51 AM
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09-30-2011 6:39 PM


Re: Update
Omnivorous: 3
Phat: 0
fearandloathing: 0
caffeine: 0
Jon: -1
frako: -2
Just beat frako, and I'm currently playing Jon, so I'll wait till Phat and fearandloathing are ready!

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Jon
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Message 51 of 108 (636937)
10-12-2011 12:03 PM
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10-03-2011 8:51 AM


Re: Update
Omnivorous: 3
Phat: 1
fearandloathing: 0
caffeine: 0
Jon: -2
frako: -2
Phat wins our game.

Love your enemies!

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Phat
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Message 52 of 108 (636940)
10-12-2011 12:10 PM
Reply to: Message 51 by Jon
10-12-2011 12:03 PM


Re: Update
I defeated fear & loathing in our first game...
Omnivorous: 3
Phat: 2
caffeine: 0
fearandloathing: -1
Jon: -2
frako: -2
So...who is next?
Edited by Phat, : No reason given.

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Omnivorous
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Message 53 of 108 (637030)
10-12-2011 10:25 PM
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10-12-2011 12:10 PM


Re: Update
Come to papa.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Omnivorous
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Message 54 of 108 (637031)
10-12-2011 10:35 PM
Reply to: Message 43 by Artemis Entreri
09-21-2011 1:35 PM


Re: you're welcome illiterate jew
A late answer, but FWIW, I'll tell you one important thing I learned in my 40s:
If you like blended whiskey or bourbon, and you think you don't like scotch, buy better scotch.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Artemis Entreri 
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Message 55 of 108 (637239)
10-14-2011 9:17 AM
Reply to: Message 54 by Omnivorous
10-12-2011 10:35 PM


Re: you're welcome illiterate jew
I have tried many varieties of scotch, in fact i keep trying it with the hope it will finally be good, but everytime i drink it, I keep thinking, "man i wish this was bourbon".

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Omnivorous
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Message 56 of 108 (637246)
10-14-2011 10:40 AM
Reply to: Message 55 by Artemis Entreri
10-14-2011 9:17 AM


Moonshine
Who knows? Maybe you just have to kill more taste buds with bourbon before the scotch will work.
That could be what I did with American and Canadian blended whiskeys--can't drink them now, they taste like syrup.
A local company here in CT, Onyx Liquors, is putting a legal moonshine on the market, made with all local ingredients (corn, spring water, honey). I talked to one of the owners, and he says it's based on a traditional moonshine recipe. I don't recall if there's any rye or other grains in it. Hopefully it won't be too sweet.
Connecticut was a major moonshine producer during prohibition-- close to New York, lots of farms, lots of immigrants with home brewing and liquor making traditions and lots of whiskey rebellion attitude.
Where I grew up (Indiana/Kentucky) in the 50s, it was still common for farm folks to have small home stills--nobody got bothered unless they started trying to run it. A great-uncle made the first whiskey (corn and rye) I ever tasted.
New Zealand has a home distilling law similar to the U.S. laws that permit home brewing. There are excellent DIYs on NZ sites.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Artemis Entreri 
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Message 57 of 108 (637824)
10-18-2011 8:49 AM
Reply to: Message 56 by Omnivorous
10-14-2011 10:40 AM


Re: Moonshine
tastes like syrup? somebody must have put some southern comfort in your bottles.
this is the moonshine I drink: http://www.olesmokymoonshine.com/ (have both sweet, and not at all sweet)
a wedding in Louisville, sealed the deal for me, I'm a bourbon guy.

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Theodoric
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Message 58 of 108 (637865)
10-18-2011 10:54 AM
Reply to: Message 55 by Artemis Entreri
10-14-2011 9:17 AM


Re: you're welcome illiterate jew
I have tried many varieties of scotch
Blends? Single Malts?
I always disliked Scotch. Probably because when my father drank(sober almost 30 years now), he drank a qt or 5th of Scotch every night. For him Cutty Sark was the "good stuff".
In the last couple years my rich doctor buddies have been bringing some single malts to our fly fishing trips. Matter of fact going fly fishing the last weekend of the month for steelhead. This scotch is amazing. They tend to spend $50-$75 a bottle. I am looking forward to what they bring this year as last year I was on the wagon and did not partake.
Scotch has a wide variation in tastes. Some are very peaty and smokey. I have liked some peaty scotches and not liked others. A couple ones I have tried and liked the last couple years are Laphroig, Glenmorangie and Dalwhinnie.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

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Omnivorous
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Message 59 of 108 (637881)
10-18-2011 12:25 PM
Reply to: Message 57 by Artemis Entreri
10-18-2011 8:49 AM


Re: Moonshine
AE writes:
tastes like syrup? somebody must have put some southern comfort in your bottles.
this is the moonshine I drink: http://www.olesmokymoonshine.com/ (have both sweet, and not at all sweet)
a wedding in Louisville, sealed the deal for me, I'm a bourbon guy.
Thanks for the Ole Smoky shine link--I'l check some out.
Southern Comfort, yeah, definitely cough syrup there. I have had a dry bourbon that I really liked, but I forget the brand.
Use to like blended whiskey, but even the Seagram's line--Seven, VO, Crown Royal--taste too sweet to me now.
Seems like the older I get, the less I like sweet and the more I like sour and dry. I think I need to dig out that old water-cooled condensing column that's out in the garage...

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Omnivorous
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Message 60 of 108 (637882)
10-18-2011 12:35 PM
Reply to: Message 58 by Theodoric
10-18-2011 10:54 AM


Re: you're welcome illiterate jew
Theodoric writes:
In the last couple years my rich doctor buddies have been bringing some single malts to our fly fishing trips. Matter of fact going fly fishing the last weekend of the month for steelhead. This scotch is amazing. They tend to spend $50-$75 a bottle. I am looking forward to what they bring this year as last year I was on the wagon and did not partake.
My favorite affordable single malt used to be 12 y.o. Balvenie Doublewood--it's aged six years in the traditional oak and then six years in Spanish sherry casks. It used to be less well known and affordable at ~$30 but the price has about doubled now.
One former employer (an MD, in fact) gave me a bottle of single barrel/single malt that retails for about $250 as a tip after I networked his house.
You should have seen the look of horror on his face when I reported that I drank it in an afternoon while painting my apartment.
It was delicious. The paint job was perfect.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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