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by preniqueezer
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

I'm going to be in Vegas in a week and LA in April. Anybody have recommendations for any local brews I should try to track down at either location? Vegas I'd just try to find a bar with something on tap, LA I'd be up for a visit to a brewery or a good meal at a brewpub, if appropriate.
by preniqueezer
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

There used to be a place in Chicago called "The Great Beer Palace," that I really loved. Lots of beers on tap, and burgers + fries for $3.95. You could get a viking helmet for drinking 5 beers or something, too. Sadly, they went out of business years ago. Still a fantastic name for a bar, though.
by preniqueezer
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

With dinner I had the Hacker-Pschorr Weisse, which just might be one of the most difficult to pronounce beers for non-German speakers. Like the last time I had it, about a year ago, I said to myself "this has got to be one of the best beers I've ever had!" Then I followed it up with the Weisse Dark,...
by preniqueezer
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: A novel for KoLers ("Ready Player One")
Replies: 6
Views: 2515

Re: A novel for KoLers ("Ready Player One")

Man, I'm drooling at the prospects. Once I get through my current batch of "how to start a brewery" books, I'll check that out.
by preniqueezer
Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

New Belgium Trippel: WOW I think I've found my new love. Yeah, Trippel is fantastic. I've sipped from a keg of that stuff, and gone home very happy. Not as happy as the time I got to taste one of the very last kegs of Transatlantique (their glorious cherry lambic) from a weird underground grotto at...
by preniqueezer
Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

Got to be a volunteer beer runner at beerfest yesterday. Beer runners walk around and get pitchers of beers to deliver them to the judges, so the judges don't know which beer is which. Then I helped the judges with anything left over after their samples. In total, I fetched 10 pitchers of beer, and ...
by preniqueezer
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: KoL bumper sticker sighting
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Re: KoL bumper sticker sighting

I'm pretty sure before I started playing KoL I once saw, and laughed at, such a bumper sticker. But I didn't know what it meant and it wasn't until later I found the game and remembered it. Once, in Phoenix, I was eating breakfast at a restaurant (someplace with Orange in the name, I think), and the...
by preniqueezer
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 90362

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

It will eventually be me and then I'm going to pick a book that finally ends this club. Right now I'm split between Finnegans Wake and one of the Twilight books. Muahahaha. I have read all 5 of these books. Ready to discuss when you are! I've read about half of Gravity's Rainbow, too, and enjoyed i...
by preniqueezer
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 87
Views: 23215

Re: Cocktails

Manendra wrote:$19 for Overholt?! I get it for $10 here. And I like it!
Man, I knew Durango was expensive, but I didn't think it was quite that bad. That's just disgusting. I should start an illegal inter-state import business, with that price differential. The profits would more than pay for the bribes.
by preniqueezer
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 87
Views: 23215

Re: Cocktails

I've been reading a book called 'Boozehound' which I'm finding quite interesting. It's well written, humorous, and delightfully full of fact and trivia, specializing in slightly more obscure liquors and cocktails, particularly forgotten drinks from earlier days. The unfortunate thing is I definitely...
by preniqueezer
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 87
Views: 23215

Re: Cocktails

We have exactly two ryes here. One's a limited edition, the other being Old Overholt. For $19 Overholt's surprisingly drinkable. I still prefer scotch, but it's got a nicely different spice to the rye.
by preniqueezer
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 90362

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

big_mara wrote: reminiscent of some of my favorite Midwest authors.
Sand County Almanac, possibly? What else do you have on that list? I've been in the mood for some good nature writing.
by preniqueezer
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 90362

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

No spoilers yet, just want to say that, after rereading The Night Country, I think it remains one of my favorite books, even given half a lifetime's aging. Some of the chapters are pretty dense and take some effort, but it's rare that a book really challenges me, so even that's nice. Many of the oth...
by preniqueezer
Thu May 26, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

I think they use pretty much the same base hops in most of their beers. So there are other things going on in each of their beers, but they all have that similar backbone. I'm purely basing this off of the fact that I hear/see "Noble Bavarian hops" in a lot of Sam ads, doesn't matter which beer the...
by preniqueezer
Mon May 16, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 90362

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Uh-oh. It's been 13 days since the last comment and big_mara is the only person who has said anything about my suggestion. Did I singlehandedly kill book club? :oops:
by preniqueezer
Wed May 11, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

I had a Rochefort 8 a little while ago, and man, I just must hate Belgian strong dark ales. It was like unbearably sweet. I couldn't finish it. I wasn't a big fan of the 8, either. A little too much raisin-prune flavor in the mix for my tastes. I don't usually mind sweet (particularly if it's light...
by preniqueezer
Wed May 04, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

17 out of the top 20 beers are imperial stouts on that list. I suspect that there's a severe lack of impartiality on those judges.
by preniqueezer
Tue May 03, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 90362

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

I'm leaning toward "The Night Country," by Loren Eiseley. I read it for class in high school, and it's one of the books that I truly enjoyed, despite it being a reading assignment. It's nonfiction, anthropology mostly, a collection of short pieces, but I recall it being grippingly written. That was ...
by preniqueezer
Mon May 02, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 90362

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Eep! I haven't even gotten my hands on a copy of Mother Night yet. Ah, well.

Give me a day or two to get my thoughts together, I guess?
by preniqueezer
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 90362

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

I had a lot of books. I moved a lot of times. Many books hadn't made it out of the boxes for the previous 3 or 4 moves, and I didn't want to move them another two or three times in the next year. Figured it was time to get rid of them. Most of the books I sold or gave away I don't miss, but I think ...
by preniqueezer
Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 90362

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

I'm excited about Mother Night. I really like Vonnegut. Read it ages ago, thought I owned it. But I either lost it or gave it away during a great book purge a few years back. I don't know why I'd get rid of any of the Crazy V, though. I can find Slaughterhouse-Five, Galapagos, Deadeye Dick, and Sire...
by preniqueezer
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

I always thought it stood for "To Hit Armor Class 'Bacon'"
by preniqueezer
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 90362

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

I also read the Piers Anthony version, long ago. But back then I was a big Piers Anthony fan, so it's the only reason I read the book. Was years before I saw the movie, and thought it was kind of gross then. All the mutants were on the wrong side of the uncanny divide. Also, the movie seemed a bit s...
by preniqueezer
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

Stu, I judge you every time you let some inappropriately hopped beer pass your lips. I just judge in silence.

Also, apparently I'm friends with a lot of people, 90% of whom I have no idea who they are, but I assume they're clannies.
by preniqueezer
Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

An expansive beer glass collection is fun. You should at minimum have: * 6 standard pint glasses * 2 guinness-style glasses, because they hold 20 ounces, or 12-16 ounces of really foamy beers * 2 new belgium-style globes, because they're awesome. http://www.treefortbikes.com/product/333222339264/145...
by preniqueezer
Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

Bottle? Glass? That reminds me: another technique I use for dealing with hoppier beers is to drink from the bottle. Particularly dry-hopped beers, with lots of aroma. Drinking from the bottle mutes the hop aroma and sometimes a little bitterness. Conversely, if you're all about the hops, the glass w...
by preniqueezer
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

Jenny: if you're a little adventurous, you may also want to try porters at some point. They're like stouts, in that they're dark and rich and roasty and often aren't super bitter, so they may appeal to you. Sometimes they're a little less creamy-textured than stouts, which may be part of what you li...
by preniqueezer
Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

Sounds fun! I may play along. I don't currently do the smart phone thing, but if I can use the blog it may be okay. I'm on there as Ross (apparently I failed at getting Ryme in there). I'm already a little obsessive about collecting and cataloging life experiences and liquors, so this is par for the...
by preniqueezer
Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 90362

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Finally finished the book this week. I'm not sure I've got a lot more to add than what I already said. Some cute stories, a few handy tricks for getting around mental obstacles, but nothing too surprising. Maybe I've done enough brainstorming in my day that the process doesn't seem that alien to me....
by preniqueezer
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 90362

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Got my copy of the book last night, read the first few chapters of it today at lunch. So far no real surprises. Some humorous anecdotes, some "think outside the box" moments, and a few reminders of things that I more or less knew, but sometimes forget, in the same way that I can go months without si...
by preniqueezer
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 90362

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

I've ordered a copy from Amazon. One penny (plus $3.99 shipping) is a pretty affordable price. I don't really struggle with "being creative" per se, but I like thinking about different ways to channel my creative energies, or different ways to get moving when I'm not feeling it right at the moment. ...
by preniqueezer
Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 29322

Re: Twilight Heroes

I have very little actual power over Jick, other than perhaps leading by example. I'm 95% convinced he's going to do what you want, but it requires 30% luck, 30% good timing, and 40% the right blend of beer, caffeine, and nicotine to make him feel like doing it. Or deciding what to draw up and make ...
by preniqueezer
Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 29322

Re: Twilight Heroes

NL is now my head programmer AND head of marketing, apparently. In another year I'm going to convince him to buy the game and I'll retire to the Carribean. Good stuff.
by preniqueezer
Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 29322

Re: Twilight Heroes

Nope, didn't take it that way at all. A better programmer could probably do it easily. I'm more of a "get by and get it working so I can get to fun stuff" kind of coder, and sometimes I hit a wall where the fix ought to be easy, but it's not for me. No offense taken.
by preniqueezer
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 29322

Re: Twilight Heroes

In theory, yes. In practice, I matching characters isn't my strong suit, and I tend to waste far too much time messing that stuff up. May be a poor way to advertise to talk about my limitations, but it's the truth. Also, at this point I'd have to check all previous accounts to make sure none overlap...
by preniqueezer
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 29322

Re: Twilight Heroes

I think I excluded underscores because the /msg feature requires replacing spaces with underscores, and then it got a lot more complicated keeping track of player names when you couldn't allow names that interchanged underscores and spaces. For instance, /msg b_mara wouldn't be able to tell between ...
by preniqueezer
Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

Growler prices may vary a lot by vendor. I think one of the local places sells them for $6, which is quite economical.
by preniqueezer
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: A Sad, True Story
Replies: 6
Views: 1722

Re: A Sad, True Story

Is there a means/location for donating? Maybe I missed it, but if people want to help I'm not sure what they would do. Contact you?
by preniqueezer
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 90362

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

I haven't read anything yet, but I can chime in with a note about the personality typing. Most people misunderstand introvert vs. extrovert. Especially in the Myers-Briggs sense it doesn't have much to do with talkative or not, but more about whether you feel being around people is something you nee...
by preniqueezer
Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 90362

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Darn it, I somehow missed this thread until just now. Guess the due date for the first book is today, so I may be skipping that one. I'll try to join in on the next one, though.
by preniqueezer
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 29322

Re: Twilight Heroes

Thanks, Nardo. Glad you're having fun. I don't have clans yet, but it's on a very short list of things to put into the game very soon. For the competitive ascendy types, this is a good time to get in there and *define* the strategy that all the newbies will be following for years to come. Also, beli...
by preniqueezer
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 87
Views: 23215

Re: Cocktails

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I found ourselves wanting something caffeinated, but also sort of in the mood for wine. I made up a couple half-mugs of strong tea (Earl Grey for me, some kind of lavender+black tea for her), cooled it a bit in the freezer, and then topped it off with some wine. (In...
by preniqueezer
Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: You lose an effect: Monkey on your Back
Replies: 12
Views: 2311

Re: You lose an effect: Monkey on your Back

stupac2 wrote:Real men win their first contest 7 months after creating an accounts!
Real men pluralize unnecessarily, too?

Also, congrats!
by preniqueezer
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

I just saw (but didn't buy) the Goose Island Bourbon Country Stout in the store this evening. The local place had a stand announcing they'd just picked up the brand. It was also $12, which seemed steep for a 22-ounce bottle. I'll probably try it once, though.
by preniqueezer
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: How to beat Space Trip and Demonstar
Replies: 11
Views: 5293

Re: How to beat Space Trip

Thanks for the tips. I've played a couple of times but was pretty lost on strategy. Meteoid was the only one of the games that seemed completely obvious to me (well, not counting fighters of fighting, which is trivial but I still haven't actually beaten). (I've beaten the real metroid something like...
by preniqueezer
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 29322

Re: Twilight Heroes

1) collapsible divs for each of the equipment types (slots). This gets requested occasionally, but I really don't see how hiding equipment from other sections helps people find what they want in the appropriate section. It seems like it'd just hide stuff people want to find later. (I do see it occa...
by preniqueezer
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 29322

Re: Twilight Heroes

autoattack is on the list of imporovements I hope to put in before retcon. Not quite there yet.
by preniqueezer
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 29322

Re: Twilight Heroes

Since Kevlar bumped, I'll be shameless enough to state that an ascension-like mechanic is coming to the game very soon. Definitely within the year, likely much sooner than that.
by preniqueezer
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Help me choose a grill
Replies: 29
Views: 7515

Re: Help me choose a grill

I've got this one: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Brinkmann-4-Burner-Gas-Grill-Stainless-Steel/10828954 We've been using it for more than two years, and have been really happy. The size means you can cook a lot of stuff if you want (for friends or parties), but you can also just use one burner and cook s...
by preniqueezer
Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: Red Queen's Garden - Level 4 in 9 turns
Replies: 14
Views: 2737

Re: Red Queen's Garden - Level 4 in 9 turns

Nice. Now if only I could adapt this strategy for SCO ...
by preniqueezer
Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

Yeah, homebrew's not too expensive. Besides the kit, you can usually get by on $30 to $40 per batch (5 gallons, turns out to be ~55 twelve-ounce bottles), which is also pretty economical. On a not-so-great batch you can justify drinking inferior beer because it's less than a dollar per bottle. If yo...
by preniqueezer
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: Tour Guide Sound Bites
Replies: 15
Views: 3367

Re: Tour Guide Sound Bites

I did a lot of 100% runs for tourcore. Then I got my He-Boulder. And then I decided 99.9% runs weren't so bad. I have tried to apply this logic, but figuring as long as I had 90% it was fine, so did some spleen, some item drops, and the rays ... and I've got 4 runs of 89.x% because I suck at estima...
by preniqueezer
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

I've always bought it in a 4-pack, just like the other ones. Maybe check another store?

And Unibroue is good enough it's worth multiple mentions.
by preniqueezer
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

f La Fin Du Monde, a Belgian-style Tripel from Canada. Super reasonable price, only $9 for a 4-pack, and it's rated as the best Tripel in the world right now on Beer Advocate. Anyways, I tried La Fin Du Monde and it was quite good. I'd recommend it, especially if the price is right. Unibroue makes ...
by preniqueezer
Tue May 04, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

Going to New Belgium tomorrow or the day after, but that Sigda is going to be hard to beat. Aw, I'm jealous! I really loved Coopersmith's -- not just the beer, but the food, too. The green chile beer was one of my favorites. It's pretty good with some tomato juice or mary mix if you can get past th...
by preniqueezer
Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 87
Views: 23215

Re: Cocktails

It means the resulting martini and the bottle of vermouth have heard of each other but never actually met in person. (ie, there's no vermouth in it). some people like their martinis extra dry. Vodka martinis are typically served this way, ie. a glass full of vodka. A bar in Fort Collins had a recip...
by preniqueezer
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: The Commune
Topic: What the WHAT?
Replies: 18
Views: 7770

Re: What the WHAT?

Quick! Everybody speedrun before they "fix" it!
by preniqueezer
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Fantasy Baseball 2010 (Canceled)
Replies: 10
Views: 2263

Re: Fantasy Baseball 2010

Unfortunately, all of the next 3 weekends are wiped for me due to travel, so don't make any decisions for my sake.
by preniqueezer
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Fantasy Baseball 2010 (Canceled)
Replies: 10
Views: 2263

Re: Fantasy Baseball 2010

Awww. I'd be tempted by this, but I'll be at a real live draft (10th anniversary of my keepers league) on Saturday, and also catching spring training games down in Phoenix, and driving back during this league's draft time.
by preniqueezer
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Another sad confession
Replies: 27
Views: 4892

Re: Another sad confession

Heh. That's good stuff. Like the dreams I used to have of finding lost super-valuable Magic The Gathering cards in my attic. (I didn't even have an attic.) Or the time when I was really into D&D and was tempted to roll a d20 to see how a hypothetical situation I'd just posed would turn out.
by preniqueezer
Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 87
Views: 23215

Re: Cocktails

That's funny, because I think it would be pretty bad.

One of the worst drinks I've had was tequila and mountain dew. Another one up there was a very badly mixed Long Island iced tea. But I've had plenty of other experiments go wrong, just forgot what most of them were.
by preniqueezer
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Archived Threads of Awesomeness
Topic: AFH Presents: An Encounter Taxonomy
Replies: 76
Views: 21770

Re: AFH Presents: An Encounter Ontology

Not entirely sure "ontology" is the right word, though it may be close enough. Generally ontology means study of existence, investigation into the nature of being. Like "what's the meaning of life?" You've got something that's more like a taxonomy: practice and science of classification. From wikipe...
by preniqueezer
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

Manendra wrote:I would say you should try New Glarus' Wisconsin Belgian Red, but New Glarus is basically impossible to get outside of Wisconsin.
As luck would have it, I'll be visiting Wisconsin this summer for a wedding. Hopefully supplies will hold out that long.
by preniqueezer
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

Wow. If I liked IPAs I'd be all over Tricerahops in a second. That may be one of the best beer names ever. I find myself consistently coming back to Unibroue and Trois Pistoles as one of my favorite beers. I pretty aggressively try to search out new beers, but every time I get in the mood to have so...
by preniqueezer
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: How butt works
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Re: How butt works

stupac2 wrote:
Keep in mind this ignores things like delay() and special monsters with their own rejection rates. So do not use on Astronomers or Adding Machines.
Really? I'd never heard that. I've olfacted both, more than a couple of times. Learn something every day.
by preniqueezer
Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: need some help speeding up mid-run
Replies: 16
Views: 3339

Re: need some help speeding up mid-run

I can't answer very well in the context of organized hardcore, but I know those levels have a bad tendency to induce tailspin. There are a couple of important and unavoidable but low-stat things which need done and seem to suck the life out of my momentum. Namely: * shoring to open the island * open...
by preniqueezer
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 614
Views: 149013

Re: Beers

Tried the Ska snowdown beer (a midwinter festival we have in town here) called "Hyper Fierce Gnar Gnar Hefe" (yeah, don't ask me ... this year's theme is "the beach"). Descriptive link here: http://www.beernbikes.com/2010/01/04/ska-brewing-co-s-snowdown-2010-beer-hyper-fierce-gnar-gnar-hefe/ Basical...
by preniqueezer
Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 87
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Re: Cocktails

Rationale being it seems to taste better with the finger. I have no theories as to why.
by preniqueezer
Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 87
Views: 23215

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Personally, I love fresh, real lime juice. I am rarely, if ever, without a lime or two in the fridge. That may have something to do with my tendency to make my gin and tonics heavy on the lime, but whatever. It's nice to have them around. Oh, and I meant to reply to this ages ago, that my secret re...
by preniqueezer
Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 87
Views: 23215

Re: Cocktails

Tried your smoky martini this evening, Weylan. I'll say it's pretty good for a gin drink, but it's still too much gin for me. (Working on the appreciation factor, just not there yet.) Didn't have a lemon rind, so maybe I'm missing a key ingredient. I may try to split the difference and see how that ...