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by thacon
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of (mostly fiction) book reviews
Replies: 108
Views: 49533

Re: Raccoon's thread of (mostly fiction) book reviews

I'm reading the ebook, so I don't know about page numbers, but I'm 56% of the way through. This book is loooong. I go back and forth between finding it really fun and exciting and finding it overly verbose and ridiculous. I'm looking forward to discussing it when I'm done though.
by thacon
Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: Can we trade here?
Replies: 5
Views: 2544

Re: Can we trade here?

I don't see why not. As long as we don't end up flooded with trading threads, (It's probably better to have one) it would be nice to offer deals to clannies.
by thacon
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Pantsless Tour 2011 - New York, NY - weekend of Dec 3
Replies: 24
Views: 9231

Re: Pantsless Tour 2011 - New York, NY - weekend of Dec 3

Here's my suggestion for brunch/lunch (The 51st and 2nd location)
by thacon
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31233

Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Eigenbasis wrote:Enjoy Urban Meyer, thacon!
Thanks! I'm excited to see what he can do, but I'm a little nervous that his play style won't work well in the Big Ten. Either way, he's probably going to be better than Adam Sandler was this year and I'm looking forward to 2012.
by thacon
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31233

Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Also, Arkansas really let me down this weekend, but now I'm a giant Georgia fan.
by thacon
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31233

Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

stupac2 wrote:Incidentally, does anyone really believe VT is the #5 team in the country?
Not at all. They've played a really weak schedule (Sagarin has them with the 60th best SoS) and were one helmet punch away from losing to Georgia Tech. Their ranking feels a lot like Boise State's was.
by thacon
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Pantsless Tour 2011 - New York, NY - weekend of Dec 3
Replies: 24
Views: 9231

Re: Pantsless Tour 2011 - New York, NY - weekend of Dec 3

If you like Thai, theres a great place on 47th or 48th (near the bulk of the theaters). Ive recommended it to other NYC-bound KoLers and they sing praise to this Lord b/c of it. Let me know if you want details. There's a bunch of good thai right around there. My favorite is Pam Real Thai Food on 49...
by thacon
Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Got my first main board position
Replies: 9
Views: 5612

Re: Got my first main board position

Great run, Sambal!
by thacon
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31233

Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

I was playing around with my big spreadsheet of football figures and came up with this. I posted to /r/cfb, but thought you might be interested as well.
by thacon
Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Bout Time!
Replies: 5
Views: 3270

Re: Bout Time!

Congratulations!
by thacon
Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Pantsless Tour 2011 - New York, NY - weekend of Dec 3
Replies: 24
Views: 9231

Re: Pantsless Tour 2011 - New York, NY - weekend of Dec 3

Wow, you're right. I had no idea they were a chain. Grimaldi's is always talked about like the mecca of New York pizza. They apparently have so many locations that their website lists specific New York and New Jersey locations and then just says "throughout Arizona, Texas, Las Vegas, Nevada"
by thacon
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Pantsless Tour 2011 - New York, NY - weekend of Dec 3
Replies: 24
Views: 9231

Re: Pantsless Tour 2011 - New York, NY - weekend of Dec 3

seeing several Broadway (or off-Broadway) musicals eating pizza (a top priority for me, mmm DiFara) going to Ellis Island paying the ridiculous price to go to the top of the Empire State Building seeing the holiday decorations, ice skating in Rockefeller Center, etc going to an art museum (I will g...
by thacon
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

I just did a little mid-day beer shopping. The twenty isn't supposed to be all that great, but I'm a sucker for DFH and a sucker for limited brews, so there was no way I was going to pass this one up.
by thacon
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Achievements Bulletin
Replies: 192
Views: 69504

Re: Achievements Bulletin

You should see the pictures she doesn't share with us
by thacon
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Achievements Bulletin
Replies: 192
Views: 69504

Re: Achievements Bulletin

transplanted_entwife wrote:Nice job, everyone! Looking great (especially WM in that sexy getup ooh la la)
Don't forget about Pantsless! Well done with the bulletin and congrats to everyone included.
by thacon
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31233

Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

And the Oregon game ball goes to... Stanford's turf. Seriously, what's wrong with Stanford's turf?
by thacon
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

As part of my beer shop's 10th birthday celebration, they pulled a bunch of bottles out of their cellar and put them on the shelves. I was excited to find bottles of Ommegang's Ommegeddon, but they were from 2007 and the label said to age them for a maximum of two years so I didn't buy any. I did pi...
by thacon
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31233

Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

You're probably right, but Oregon won't be easy for you and Oklahoma won't be easy for Oklahoma State. Lots of good games coming up!
by thacon
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31233

Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

I went to a bar with a friend and asked the bartender to turn off the South Carolina v Arkansas game in favor of watching LSU v Alabama. That was a poor decision because most any game would have been more entertaining that LSU and Alabama's suckfest. I actually like watching a battle of defenses, bu...
by thacon
Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31233

Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

I can't believe this is real
by thacon
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

Also, it sounds like thacon can get anything he wants by sending his wife to the bottle shop at the right time. :) That's probably not too far from the truth. I live around the corner from one of New York's best beer shops and have a wife who's willing to wait outside for it to open. That said, wit...
by thacon
Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

Ah, agreed. My brother brought me some coffee back from Kona and it was good, but nothing special. But speaking of special: http://www.brewbound.com/news/westvlete ... ted-in-u-s
by thacon
Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

What kind of coffee is it? Did you try brewing any to drink as just a cup of coffee?
by thacon
Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Dearest AFHk & AFH
Replies: 5
Views: 2689

Re: Dearest AFHk & AFH

JennyUnderpants wrote:thacon gives me the "Quit doing that" glare over a beer.
Glad to help, Jenny. And that glare was probably for posting lewd photos of my elbows on the internet.
by thacon
Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 116546

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

No idea if this is even still going, but I'm bowing out of The Human Stain. I just couldn't get into it.
by thacon
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

I tried to get Manny some flower power from my local beer store yesterday and they were sold out, so today I tried another beer store that was supposed to be good, but I had never been there. I figured I could try to pick up some flower power and also a few American Wild Ales, which I've been eager ...
by thacon
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

That's an impressive beer list, Manny. Too bad you're not going. I was going to ask you to fill me up a tupperware container full of five.
by thacon
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Homemade Gnauga Pillow.
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Re: Homemade Gnauga Pillow.

Very cool!
by thacon
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

Good to know I didn't get gouged too badly. There's a great beer shop around the corner from my apartment and I go there pretty regularly. They told me they were getting in a shipment and my wife was nice enough to pick me up a bottle while I was at work. (They sold out within a couple minutes)
by thacon
Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

stupac2 wrote:Pffft, $12 4-pack is cheap. Have you had KBS?
I haven't had KBS, but I picked up a large bottle of CBS and it was $26.
by thacon
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Achievements Bulletin
Replies: 192
Views: 69504

Re: Achievements Bulletin

Brilliant!
by thacon
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 116546

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Another book recommendation: I just finished The Passage by Justin Cronin. It's kind of like Outbreak meets Fallout. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
by thacon
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31233

Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Toledo got royally screwed this weekend. I'm not sure if anyone caught the Toledo - Syracuse game, but it was a travesty. It was an exciting back and forth game and with just over 2 minutes left in the fourth, Syracuse scored a touchdown to go up 27-29. The extra point went wide left, but for some s...
by thacon
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: KoL Phishing attempt
Replies: 6
Views: 2795

Re: KoL Phishing attempt

Yep, stickied at the top of the main forums. On the plus side, I now have a handy list of all my KoL accounts. I got 8 copies of that email.

(I merged the two discussions about this)
by thacon
Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

Got a Pumking (finally) and a Westmalle Trippel waiting, so that's exciting. The local sports bar has Flower Power and Ruination in 12oz bottles, so this is now my favorite place; I've killed a dozen Flowers in 4 weeks, easily. Just don't do them back to back or your pallet will be very confused as...
by thacon
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Pantsless Tour 2011 - New York, NY - weekend of Dec 3
Replies: 24
Views: 9231

Re: Pantsless Tour 2011 - New York, NY - weekend of Dec 3

I'm going out of town on the 4th, but will keep the rest of the weekend open. I think I'll just write "pantsless" on my calendar and let my wife wonder...
by thacon
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: JP hitting a few boards
Replies: 8
Views: 3542

Re: JP hitting a few boards

grats, JP!
by thacon
Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

I'm sure it wasn't fancy stuff, but the champagne was pretty good and they accidentally gave us two bottles. We know nothing about champagne, so we enjoyed it.
by thacon
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

Our honeymoon hotel was awesome and I can't say enough good things about them, but their idea of "craft beer" is way off the mark. They said that they'd send up a complimentary bottle of champagne and selection of craft beers.
by thacon
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: A novel for KoLers ("Ready Player One")
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

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

Even though I should have been doing wedding stuff, I spent every available moment reading this book. I got through it in a little over 24 hours. Needless to say, I really enjoyed it. I was sure that when he said he didn't read those endorsement contracts, it was going to come back to haunt him. I w...
by thacon
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 116546

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Rather than start a fourth thread about books, I'll just leave this here. I just finished reading Ghost in the Wires, the Kevin Mitnick memoir. It's a fascinating read. It's almost like reading a spy novel, only instead of James Bond trying to defeat the evil villain, it's a nerd trying to steal sou...
by thacon
Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Achievements Bulletin
Replies: 192
Views: 69504

Re: Achievements Bulletin

Wow, that's pretty awesome. Great job on the bulletin!
Oh man what picture are we going to use for the Way of the Fist bulletin?!?
The perfect one
by thacon
Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31233

Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

So where does that leave everyone else? MAC, Conference USA, Big East, etc. etc.
by thacon
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31233

Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Or the slow collapse of the traditional system of conferences? How likely do you think it is that we end up with a handful of super conferences?
by thacon
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

That sounds great, Manny. Did they let you choose what you wanted infused?
by thacon
Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31233

Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

I don't want to talk about it. At least Miami makes us look better though.
by thacon
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

Nardo and preni, that's awesome and I'm jealous. (Not about the hurricane. That sucked) Eigen, my local beer shop tweeted that they had Flower Power in stock, but they were sold out by the time I got there. They said it sold out in just under four hours.
by thacon
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1601
Views: 489119

Re: Introductions...

Welcome, lelolliga!

ETA: What about anagrams? Has anyone ever called you Illegal Dog Leg Tilt?

Image
by thacon
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: great moments in chat
Replies: 480
Views: 189229

Re: great moments in chat

I knew this was going to happen <_<
by thacon
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: A novel for KoLers ("Ready Player One")
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

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

I was just thinking that I needed a beach book. I'm going to pick this up. Thanks for the recommendation, Raccoon.
by thacon
Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

We got our beer list for the wedding: Bottles: Six Point Sehr Crisp (Can) Boont Amber Ale Southampton Keller Pils Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale Ithaca Nut Brown Lionshead Pilsner TBD Porter TBD Pilsner Draft: Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils Stone Arrogant Bastard Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye Left H...
by thacon
Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 116546

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Amazon just delivered my copy of Sideways Stories from Wayside School. I'm pretty excited to reread a childhood favorite.
by thacon
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Achievements Bulletin
Replies: 192
Views: 69504

Re: Achievements Bulletin

Great work on the bulletin and congrats to everyone who made it into this month's edition!
by thacon
Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

I picked up a couple bottles of 120 Minute yesterday. I fully expect to hate it, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try it. The friendly shop owners told me that it has taken them 20 months to get 120 Minute in stock.
by thacon
Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

I wouldn't say that I'm into fruity beers, but I had Ithaca's Apricot Wheat last month and it was pretty good. Apparently apricot is a good flavor for beer.
by thacon
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 116546

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

quamper wrote:oooh my turn!

give me 24 hours or so, I have a couple thoughts. Need to make sure they are actually available generally.
You're such a hipster. You only read obscure books that we probably couldn't get.
by thacon
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 195062

Re: Beers

Woo, Matilda! In other news, I put in an application today on an apartment around the corner from my favorite beer shop. That's going to be dangerous.
by thacon
Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Puppets!
Replies: 10
Views: 4505

Re: Puppets!

quamper wrote:How about something along the lines of
Gob: It ain't easy being white.
Franklin: It ain't easy being brown.
Gob: All this pressure to be bright.
Franklin: I got children all over town.


Er, um, I like the second one because it's a monster that wears a watch.
by thacon
Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1601
Views: 489119

Re: Introductions...

reverkiller wrote:Hi my name is ReverKiller and I had an office supply store in my arm.
Yep, that's my lunch coming up again. That picture will haunt me forever.
by thacon
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Achievements Bulletin
Replies: 192
Views: 69504

Re: Achievements Bulletin

Great job, guys! I'm excited about this new era of bulletins. Oh, and congrats everyone!
by thacon
Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: I miss you guys =(
Replies: 41
Views: 13166

Re: I miss you guys =(

Well that's something I can't unsee... Wow, RK, that's pretty gruesome!

edit: Well, it's been 10 minutes and I still feel a little bit like throwing up. Well played, nemesis.
by thacon
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Congratulations, Zots!
Replies: 7
Views: 3362

Re: Congratulations, Zots!

Woo, zots!
by thacon
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas
Replies: 104
Views: 41504

Re: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas

Based on that, I'm pretty sure that they do eventually convert some people and make money off of the "never going to buy" crowd. Therefore I think it's ethical to go. Agreed. From what I've heard about these things, almost everyone shows up expecting to turn down the offers. Some people end up gett...
by thacon
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Achievements Bulletin
Replies: 192
Views: 69504

Re: Achievements Bulletin

Do you not see anything when you go to quamperleaks.org?

Also, random.org has spoken and Verdigris97 is the winner of this month's quamperleaky meat prize. Congrats to Verdi and everyone else who did something awesome in May!
by thacon
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Achievements Bulletin
Replies: 192
Views: 69504

Re: Achievements Bulletin

Does NoScript block CSS?
by thacon
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: one step closer
Replies: 10
Views: 4620

Re: one step closer

quamper wrote::roll:
:trophy: Brilliant
by thacon
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1601
Views: 489119

Re: Introductions...

bennieloohoo wrote:Grits are awesome!!!
You spelled gross wrong, Bennie