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    Birds Aren't Real

    Yup, here's an earlier prototype hummingbird replacement I managed to dig up. And then their first model released into the wild:
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    Apollo 11 50th anniversary

    "Today" is November 2018
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    Random Thought Thread

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    Birds Aren't Real

    I'd always gotten the impression that Magpies were theives.
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    The ES Heavy Metal Thread

    Once you've heard A Capella Metal, nothing surprises you.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Slim Jim?
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    The last movie you saw......GO! (After you read the OP!!!!)

    Oh man, that movie was bad. It was a wannabe Liam Neeson movie that somehow managed to get Liam Neeson. Even he couldn't save the terrible writing.
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    Random Thought Thread

    This nerd gonna kick yo ass.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Super Nintendo all day every day. Pinnacle of 2d gaming.
  10. As amusing as dead babies are, shouldn't we keep this thread dedicated to outing highly connected child sex traffickers and those who would see them free to continue victimizing children?
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    Random Thought Thread

    Nobody understands cricket! You gotta know what a crumpet is to understand cricket.
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    Xbox One Vs Ps4

    I feel like this is the start of a post from
  13. Guy thinks he owns the rights to the concept of flamethrowers?
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    Random Thought Thread

    I, for one, have an appreciation for happy little trees.
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    Random Thought Thread

    This is relevant to my interests. Out of curiosity, I looked into how much a Bob Ross painting goes for a few weeks ago and had difficulty finding one. Now I know.
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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 "Taken out of context" thread.

    I always knew my encyclopedia knowledge of Star Trek: The Original Series would pay off some day. Just like Kirk's Corbomite gambit paid off when he bluffed the child-looking alien Balok played by Ron Howard's brother, Clint.
  18. All I know is that we now have Panik At The District.
  19. Panik signed at somewhere around $2.5 mil AAV 4 years.
  20. Safeway, you say? Be right back, gonna make a trip at to the grocery store.
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    Xbox One Vs Ps4

    Bethesda sucks at game engines. When they bought ID, they should have taken the opportunity to have John Carmack work on their engines and maybe learn a thing or two from him. Too late for that now, though.
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    Random Thought Thread

    They know a lost cause when they see one.