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  1. "One of"? You are well aware there can be only one.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    you underestimate the powers of cognitive dissonance.
  3. Could be a statistically significant correlation between inconsiderate assholes and people who take up smoking.
  4. Last I was aware, the storage containers are rated to survive for an arbitrary number of years that is not actually based on the lifetime of the dangerous radioactive material.
  5. They are not. People are assholes.
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    Turns out Jeff Bezos was hacked by Saudi crown prince

    I'm very curious how the next President will handle Saudi Arabia. I don't imagine Mohammed Bin Salmon dying of old age.
  7. I thought I had set it up for Monty Python. I think I was way too young when I last saw History Of The World Part I. Need to go back and watch more Mel Brooks.
  8. You know... I didn't expect that.
  9. Just saying, nobody would ever expect the inquisition. The time is now.
  10. PokerPacker

    The Impeachment Thread

    huzzuh for the two party system!
  11. PokerPacker

    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    You think she has a case to be made for defamation?
  12. We still have not figured out how to safely handle nuclear waste.
  13. PokerPacker

    The Impeachment Thread

    People are saying Trump brings the greatest ratings. They're yuge. Bigly.
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    The ES Heavy Metal Thread

    Praise odin.
  15. At least it isn't the SNES/Super Famicom-era Final Fantasy game numbering.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    This isn't the 1960's where you need a miniturized tape recorder with a wire taped up your chest. Everyone carries around a portable microphone/recorder in their pocket nearly everywhere they go.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    I do wonder if he picked that up for the express purpose of challenging people to point to places on the map to try to shut them up.
  18. PokerPacker

    The Impeachment Thread

    So you're taking those Goombas at their word that she bad-mouthed him? (But Trump still doesn't know Parnas, right?)
  19. PokerPacker

    The Impeachment Thread

    I heard the tail end of the interview on my way home from work today. Mad respect for Mary Louise Kelly. She does not let politicians twist their way out of questions and does not back down. She will ask the uncomfortable questions and press on it.
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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.
  21. I watched an episode of House where a lot of people got sick from wearing jeans they got off the back of a truck. So yeah, you're probably gonna die. Old Navy jeans are probably a bit shadier than truck-jeans.
  22. So I guess we won't be renaming them to 'tastis' anytime soon.
  23. PokerPacker

    The Impeachment Thread

    Juror intimidation? Sounds like a crime.
  24. I eagerly await news of Thomas receiving another check and taking it to another bank.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    I'm not ready to vote for a guy just because he's really good at being the enemy of my enemy.