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by thacon
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: one step closer
Replies: 10
Views: 4640

Re: one step closer

Congratulations!
by thacon
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: The Commune
Topic: Itznotyerzitz Mine Mark II
Replies: 46
Views: 25164

Re: Itznotyerzitz Mine Mark II

It's now at http://ectabo.com/kol/mining/ or if you need something easier to remember, uxux.org/mine will forward you.

edit: uxux.org is dead. New link is ro5.org/mine
by thacon
Sat May 28, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Quamper Quampsalot
Replies: 22
Views: 7099

Re: Quamper Quampsalot

Nicely done, Q
by thacon
Fri May 27, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

williabr wins. Can I come to your tasting instead?
by thacon
Thu May 26, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

My favorite beer shop is having a special all-Stone tap list this weekend. I'll probably pick up a growler or two, but I've only had the Arrogant Bastard and Double Bastard. Does anyone have any recommendations or personal favorites on this list ? I'll probably do some tasting, but not enough to try...
by thacon
Tue May 24, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1601
Views: 490933

Re: Introductions...

Welcome, Justin. Are you the same Justin who regularly (or at least used to regularly) frequent /games?
by thacon
Tue May 24, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: great moments in chat
Replies: 480
Views: 189792

Re: great moments in chat

I knew what was coming, but I clicked on it anyway.
by thacon
Tue May 24, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: great moments in chat
Replies: 480
Views: 189792

Re: great moments in chat

FufuBunnySlayer wrote:[01:58] MAryTH: [link]
Booo!
by thacon
Wed May 18, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

You want to start arbitraging Sam Adams?
by thacon
Wed May 18, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

Verdigris97 wrote:Utopias, Samuel Adams (one tiny sip). 27% (!) ABV. More like a port than a beer. This stuff is ridiculous. Seriously.
I was curious, so I checked beermenus. There's one place in New York selling that in 1oz bottles. The only only place that sells it has 24oz bottles for $200!
by thacon
Tue May 17, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

JennyUnderpants wrote:You guys!!! Why don't you give me some notice that you're in town?! I would take you out!
I'm in DC all the time, but it's almost always a fly in early, fly out late kind of thing.
by thacon
Mon May 16, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

I'm going to Brasserie Beck this week. They have a nice selection of Belgian beers.
by thacon
Fri May 13, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon vs the body mass index (I won!!!)
Replies: 81
Views: 28420

Re: Raccoon vs the body mass index

Great job!
by thacon
Wed May 11, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

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 thacon
Wed May 11, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

Big ass backpack
by thacon
Wed May 11, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

I don't like that klean kanteen. Too hoppy <_<

And since we're posting pictures, I decided to one up Stu >_>
by thacon
Wed May 11, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

I'm going to have to try my bottle of 8 tonight for science.
by thacon
Mon May 09, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Achievements Bulletin
Replies: 192
Views: 69710

Re: Achievements Bulletin

We have a winner

I you want meat
Come and get meat
Crying out loud
The prize that I was
Giving you was
Never in doubt
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Tarragon, Tarragon, Tarragon
by thacon
Thu May 05, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

I must steal Stupac's fridge!
by thacon
Wed May 04, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Achievements Bulletin
Replies: 192
Views: 69710

Re: Achievements Bulletin

New bulletin is up. The link is the same as always. Or should I say, next verse, same as the first?
by thacon
Wed May 04, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

stupac2 wrote:You acquire an item: Westvleteren 8 (2)
You acquire an item: Westvleteren 10 (2)
You acquire an item: Westvleteren 12 (2)
When are you going to try these? The 12 is apparently the best beer in the world
by thacon
Tue May 03, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

I just discovered beermenus.com. It's amazing!
by thacon
Sun May 01, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

by thacon
Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon vs the body mass index (I won!!!)
Replies: 81
Views: 28420

Re: Raccoon vs the body mass index

Yay, Raccoon!
by thacon
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

Woo, I've located some Matilda at a beer shop in Brooklyn. Looks like I'm going to have a field trip this weekend. ETA: And Stu, I'm super jealous. Where/how did you get those? I've never seen Westvleterens for sale. Belgianshop.com sells that six-pack for $195! (It's a crazy process to buy it direc...
by thacon
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 117043

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

No Look At the Birdie(a recent collection of unpublished short stories) in there? Otherwise, very nice collection. I notice a few that I don't own/never read that I could get around to in an effort to see if Vonnegut still gives me immense joy. EDIT: And no Happy Birthday, Wanda June? That one is m...
by thacon
Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 117043

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

I've been collecting Vonnegut books from used bookstores ever since high school in an attempt to own/read them all. I lent my copy of mother night to a friend in college and never got it back, so I just replaced that one with a copy from amazon. My problem has been that I can't seem to remember anyt...
by thacon
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 117043

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

I read Jailbird a few months ago and enjoyed it
by thacon
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 117043

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

I put my comments in a spoiler box because I didn't want to discourage others from reading the book.

We're all kidding. It's the best book ever, you should still participate!
by thacon
Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 117043

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Mother Night thoughts: Sigh, I don't think I can call this one of my favorite books anymore. I remembered the first time that I read it, I was shocked when Resi turned out to be Resi. Maybe it was just because I knew it was coming, but this time around it seemed obvious and trite. I feel like I'm re...
by thacon
Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Nom Nom Nom (recipe thread)
Replies: 64
Views: 26649

Re: Nom Nom Nom (recipe thread)

I have a delicious, easy recipe that we make a lot. It's very scientific and precise, so follow very closely: Saute some onions in a big skillet. (You could use a wok if you'd like. It's more fun to say.) I love onions, so I use a lot, but it's up to you. You can use whatever kind of onion you like ...
by thacon
Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Bay Area AFHers - Again?
Replies: 70
Views: 22017

Re: Bay Area AFHers - Again?

I'm jealous. Take pictures!
by thacon
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas
Replies: 104
Views: 41624

Re: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas

In that case, yes, I can see a scenario where charging someone over someone else's suicide might make sense, but I'm going to need to see a lot of evidence of a sustained campaign of psychological torture. When it gets to the point where I can envision a rational person taking their own life due to ...
by thacon
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas
Replies: 104
Views: 41624

Re: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas

Okay, what punishment would you suggest for a man who mercilessly taunts someone until they commit suicide? Are you asking about a hypothetical or this case in particular? Because: ...the suicide, which took place in the first few weeks of school... I would think that if they had just moved in toge...
by thacon
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas
Replies: 104
Views: 41624

Re: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas

I'm with Raccoon here. You can't be held responsible for the irrational actions of another. If a cashier short changes me and I flip out and kill myself, that cashier shouldn't be charged with killing me. I was glad to hear that this kid wasn't indicted on manslaughter charges, but I find the invasi...
by thacon
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas
Replies: 104
Views: 41624

Re: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas

http://gothamist.com/2011/04/20/former_rutgers_student_indicted_ove.php A grand jury today indicted the roommate of a Rutgers student who committed suicide after he realized that his homosexual encounter had been recorded on webcam. They didn't indict him on manslaughter or murder charges related to...
by thacon
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Achievements Bulletin
Replies: 192
Views: 69710

Re: Achievements Bulletin

It wouldn't be a month if we didn't forget anyone in the bulletin. Sorry about that, Phel. You're now included and you get bonus points for the haiku notification. Without further ado, this month's winner is ubernuke. Congratulations to ubernuke on winning and everyone for making it another impressi...
by thacon
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: 5 day hcb runs take 2.
Replies: 41
Views: 13875

Re: 5 day hcb runs take 2.

Yay, ZP!
by thacon
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

stupac2 wrote:I think it cost me <$20 to shit ~5 beers fedex ground
Did you ask them to light it on fire after they leave it on the doorstep?
by thacon
Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 117043

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Jenny notified me that it's my turn to pick a book. I read Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut when I was 16 and have been saying that it's one of my favorites ever since - even though I barely remember it at this point. Now that a decade has passed, I'd like to give it another read and see if I still eve...
by thacon
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1601
Views: 490933

Re: Hey :)

FufuBunnySlayer wrote:You don't mind if I use this as a sig, right?
Go ahead
by thacon
Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1601
Views: 490933

Re: Hey :)

CheezyZombie wrote:I hope to get **** faster at my ascending and earn **** more knowledge.
New forum signature? <_<

Welcome, Zombie!

ETA: by special request
by thacon
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

Yes, definitely t.h.a.c.o.n.
by thacon
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon vs the body mass index (I won!!!)
Replies: 81
Views: 28420

Re: Raccoon vs the body mass index

Yeah, it can be a little unsettling seeing those calorie counts. It works wonders though. I'm far less likely to impulse buy that cupcake or cookie when I see that it has half my day's calories in it. It's also entertaining to see how often the salad options are as bad or worse than other food optio...
by thacon
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Alex9009's 4/679 SCNP DB (Wombat)
Replies: 17
Views: 4677

Re: Alex9009's 4/679 SCNP DB (Wombat)

I just took a quick look at day 1 and noticed that you're not using your bander runaways. You should be able to easily shave 20+ turns over 4 days using those. I also noticed that you don't have smooth movements or sonata permed. You should pick up those (and aria) sooner than later. I'll give your ...
by thacon
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

You sober up amazingly well in 27 minutes!
by thacon
Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Alliance from Potato
Replies: 2
Views: 2188

Alliance from Potato

Woo, go clan! Potato domination!

Image
by thacon
Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 117043

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

quamper wrote:Jenny be nice to my multi
:(

Image
by thacon
Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 117043

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Eigenbasis wrote:I was really confused there because I thought that was going to be a spoiler for Ubik.
Same here. I know Jenny is crazy, but I didn't think she was that crazy.
by thacon
Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Omri... uhh... isn't suited to clever turns of phrase
Replies: 25
Views: 12037

Re: Omri... uhh... isn't suited to clever turns of phrase

I've been to domrination once. It's a beautiful country, but you have to be careful to not drink the water.
by thacon
Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Omri... uhh... isn't suited to clever turns of phrase
Replies: 25
Views: 12037

Re: Omri... uhh... isn't suited to clever turns of phrase

I would have accepted "omri oh my" or "there can be omri one." Great runs, omri!
by thacon
Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1601
Views: 490933

Re: Introductions...

stupac2 wrote:When OSU gets curbstomped in the Rose Bowl yet again we'll see who's laughing.
Give it a few years for our bowl ban to expire.
by thacon
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1601
Views: 490933

Re: Introductions...

stupac2 wrote:
thacon wrote:Welcome, Alex! It's good to have another big ten person around to counter all the PAC-10ers.
Your divisions are named Legends and Leaders. The complete lack of any sense of shame means you're a total joke.
See, Alex? My point exactly.
by thacon
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1601
Views: 490933

Re: Introductions...

Welcome, Alex! It's good to have another big ten person around to counter all the PAC-10ers.
by thacon
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 117043

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

You're right, RK is practically veal.
by thacon
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 117043

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

There's also a PDF of Ubik floating around in internet-land. I found it prior to just buying the ebook. If you're too lazy/busy to get to the library, that's another option.
by thacon
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 117043

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

JennyUnderpants wrote:RK, you can read my copy. Kmail me your address :)
Don't trust Jenny with your address! You don't know what she's capable of! I heard that she bakes fresh-faced young college kids into pies!
by thacon
Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Iron! Help a girl hulk out.
Replies: 26
Views: 9892

Re: Iron! Help a girl hulk out.

And here I am without tempuramancy
by thacon
Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Iron! Help a girl hulk out.
Replies: 26
Views: 9892

Re: Iron! Help a girl hulk out.

I have no idea what this is, but I know that it isn't the rock shrimp I ordered. I bet it has a lot of iron it if you want me to ship it to you.
by thacon
Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Congrats Generalissimo thewamp!
Replies: 5
Views: 2803

Re: Congrats Generalissimo thewamp!

Congrats!
by thacon
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 117043

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Raccoon wrote:On David Foster Wallace, the funny thing is that I like "The Broom of the System" immensely, and didn't manage to get more than 100 pages into "Infinite Jest."
Agreed. I've tried to read Infinite Jest a number of times and have never made it much further than that.
by thacon
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 117043

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

I really like David Foster Wallace, but I can't forgive him for Broom of the System. That pissed m
by thacon
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

I just want to say that reading this thread really makes me want to try real beer. Sadly, I don't have impressive access to it now. Aren't you in college? You're doing it wrong. I have 4 frosty mugs and a Cinderella frosty mug that I scored from the castle in DisneyWorld I have a Goofy mug from Dis...
by thacon
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 196121

Re: Beers

JennyUnderpants wrote:I pour my beer into spare sippy cups and drink through a straw.
I was going to write the exact same thing. We should probably go drinking together.
by thacon
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Yay for me! LotsOfAchievements, big and small
Replies: 50
Views: 17495

Re: Yay for me! LotsOfAchievements, big and small

Geez, Phil. Between you and quamper, there's no more room in /clan because your egos have filled it up.

Love,
your recognition officer <_< >_>
by thacon
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Low skill without liver
Replies: 5
Views: 2915

Re: Low skill without liver

Very impressive!
by thacon
Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 117043

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

NardoLoopa wrote:Just saw the Adjustment Bureau
Fun fact: Part of that movie was filmed in my apartment building.
by thacon
Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 117043

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

I just finished reading Ubik. As I said, I had no idea what was going on in the first couple of chapters, but then I found it really engrossing. After admitting that I've never read/seen any of the Lord of the Rings, I'm not sure if I should further erode my nerd cred by admitting that I've never re...
by thacon
Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: thacon SCNP 2/490 DB Wallaby
Replies: 3
Views: 1825

thacon SCNP 2/490 DB Wallaby

My goal for this run was to beat my old personal best of 2/539 and attempt to remember how to use all my familiars. It ended up being far and away my best run, so I'm extremely happy with it, but if you take out my blatant errors, it probably would have been a 2/485 or better. ===Day 1=== NEW Disco ...