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    The "Re-Opening" the Economy Thread

    He's got an open-air bed so he can see the stars at night. Big upgrade from his previous domicile when he was living in a van down by the river.
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    I Just Had a Moment With a Squirrel: Part Deux

    I believe he used the greasy poles on all of the obstacle bits but the first one so the squirrels couldn't cheat.
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    The Liquor Thread

    We have a beer thread, and a quick search didn't come up with an equivalent for liquor, so I figured I'd get one rolling. If there's already a thread related to this... well I've been drinking Whiskey, give me a break. Anyways, let's get started. I've been getting into Whiskey the past year or so. Went to a Whiskey tasting at some point last year and found that I'm rather fond of the single-malt Scotches, but they're a bit rich for me at this point in my career. I wish I'd had a more refined palette while I was still in Texas, as I'd tried some of the locals in Rebecca Creek, Swift, and Ranger Creek (the last one being directly at their distiller/brewery in San Antonio; only had a couple samples of a few of their whiskeys; most of their offerings were in beer form, which was very good--I was a big fan of la Bestia), but I can't give great reviews on them as I was still in the beginnings of my journey into Whiskey at the time. Now I have a bit more of a feel for what I like. Personally, I'm a fan of Ezra Brooks as far as bargain-basement whiskey goes. $13 for a 750ml bottle and it's right up there with Jack Daniels and the like. I've also found it to be great in Kentucky Screwdrivers as the orange juice manages to mask its bite and really draws out the smokiness hiding within leaving you with pretty much a smokey orange juice. I just picked up a bottle of Monkey Shoulder and I've been impressed with what it has to offer as a blended Scotch at a reasonable price. Unlike many blended whiskeys, it doesn't use any Grain Neutral Spirits to cut it, but rather is purely a blend of three Speyside Scotches; off the top of my head I only recall Glenfidditch being among the blend. For $30, it's definitely worth a try, I think, if you like Scotch. I had a couple glasses of Breckenridge a few weeks ago, and it really impressed me. It was up against Blanton's, which I was also sampling at the time. While Blanton's was the bigger name and the more expensive Bourbon, Breckenridge was the one that came out on top. It just had a bit more flavor going for it. As for what helped spur the creation of this thread (beyond the Monkey Shoulder and Ezra I've been sipping tonight), I've recently come into possession (a gift from my brother) of a Golden Oak Barrel, which is a hand-coopered miniature oak barrel for ageing liquor yourself. I decided to give it a try starting with the cheap stuff: Ezra Brooks. I left half a bottle in there for two weeks, while the other half remained in the bottle. After the two weeks, I administered a blind taste test between the barrel aged bourbon and what remained in the bottle. The results were pretty impressive. The bourbon aged in that little oak barrel was infused with notes of vanilla, and the harsh bite of cheap liquor has been mellowed away. I've seen some recipes from Golden Oaks that involves mixing a few liquors in the barrel along with vanilla beans and cinnamon that I might have to start trying out.
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    The Quarantine Thread

    Is Colm Meany's rank Chief? Is he in charge of transportation?
  5. Smoke detector round 2. It's been going off for probably two hours or so at this point.
  6. Christopher Reeve? Made by the guy responsible for Parasite, I believe.
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    The Quarantine Thread

    "Alright, five billion on black!"
  8. Someone's goddamn smoke detector has been going off for the past hour. What the **** is with this place and early morning noise? I'm going to go insane one of these days.
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    The Quarantine Thread

    "Now with fewer feces!"
  10. I'm not an alcoholic. I can stop whenever I want. ...Probably.
  11. Yup. ...Definitely time to cut their funding. They're just an organization of Never-Trumpers.
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    Xbox One Vs Ps4

    I own a Nintendo <insert current console> and a Linux gaming PC. That way I can avoid all of the big multi-platform releases that come out on Playstation, Xbox, and Windows and I don't have to come up with an excuse for not playing it.
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    WaPo Journalist killed in Saudi Consolate

    Gotta hand 'em somebody's head. Well except in this case where they were "forgiven".
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    The Quarantine Thread

    Cthulhu is clearly the superior tentacle monster.
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    Random Funny ARTICLES Not Worth Their Own Thread

    Been there, but with much hotter peppers. It was an unpleasant few hours.
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    The Own3d Thread.(Keep it clean)

    @Riggo#44 That guy gets around. I've seen him clown a few other reporters in the past.
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    The Quarantine Thread

    That Jack Link's money rollin' in.
  18. Yeah, now it needs to be 151-snake so it self-disinfects.
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    The Quarantine Thread

    Nah, been back in NoVA for a few years. Real Estate was nice and cheap there. I probably could've bought a house for cash by now had I kept working out there. Back here in NoVA, I look at houses and just say "nope, can't afford to live here".
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    The Quarantine Thread

    You'd be lucky to find any single family home around here for triple. Ah, yes, he is a Sterling native, isn't he?
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    The Quarantine Thread

    Almost didn't click because of the preview image which is clearly hollywood. That last punch was savage.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    Would you settle for Federal Pound-Me-In-The-Ass Prison? Where the guards let other inmates grab you by the *****.
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    The "Re-Opening" the Economy Thread

    So was Daraprim I refer you to my earlier post. I don't believe he's actually taking it. Just hyping it up through lies as he does anything else.