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  1. Thread: NP

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    Coyote Oldman - House Made Of Dawn

    Coyote Oldman - House Made Of Dawn
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    I like Talisker, but have only ever tried the...

    I like Talisker, but have only ever tried the standard issue. 10 year old? This city is too wee for much whisky variety.
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    I saw Tommy Castro and his blues band over the...

    I saw Tommy Castro and his blues band over the summer. But that was free and outdoors. I believe masks were required, as has been the case in my state for quite some time. It was 3 months ago.
  4. Thread: MLB 2021

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    I don't trust umpires younger or more cryptic...

    I don't trust umpires younger or more cryptic than me.
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    I got to taste Amrut at a liquor store. That may...

    I got to taste Amrut at a liquor store. That may sound strange to some, but this liquor store has a tasting station where you could sample (if you were nice) a tiny portion of bottles they had open....
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    Sorry to hear that. Saw him with JGB in '76. ...

    Sorry to hear that. Saw him with JGB in '76. Rest in peace, Ron.
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    Thanks. I own the Horns dvd, and we liked...

    Thanks. I own the Horns dvd, and we liked watching it. I could read the book if it is significantly better or different from the movie. Is it?

    In fact, it was while watching Horns that my wife...
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    Just finished Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill. ...

    Just finished Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill. Pretty good. May look for another book by him.
  9. Thread: MLB 2021

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    The Giants are the only team we can see with any...

    The Giants are the only team we can see with any frequency on broadcast TV. And, of course, they are the main topic on the San Francisco news sports segment each night during baseball season. I...
  10. Thread: MLB 2021

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    It was a bad call, but the game didn't hinge on...

    It was a bad call, but the game didn't hinge on it. The Giants were down to their last out. They had allowed an unearned run to score in the top of the ninth. Those things are on them. I've seen...
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    We watched Antebellum last night. I had gotten...

    We watched Antebellum last night. I had gotten the impression it was a horror film somehow, and, in a way, it is. Appears to be about slavery during Civil War days in the South. It's more than...
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    We watched Promising Young Woman (2020) last...

    We watched Promising Young Woman (2020) last night. A woman seeks vengeance for a crime against her best friend. Carey Mulligan is excellent as the crafty lead. Recommended.
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    Here's an article about the supply chain snafu: ...

    Here's an article about the supply chain snafu:

    From pot pies to plumbing supplies to toys, supply chain snarls are creating shortages
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    Watched The Possession Of Hannah Grace the other...

    Watched The Possession Of Hannah Grace the other night. Wasn't far into it before realizing we'd seen it before. Not a bad movie, but I fell asleep watching it again. Sucks to have a poor memory...
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    Sad news. Wife and I love Chieftains music. ...

    Sad news. Wife and I love Chieftains music. Rest in peace, Paddy.
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    I notice there are lots of empty shelves in the...

    I notice there are lots of empty shelves in the stores, and you can't count on finding your favorite booze or beer most places. Not to mention groceries or paper goods. There are ships floating off...
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    What about Mezcal? Do you like that? Since I...

    What about Mezcal? Do you like that? Since I had to breathe wildfire smoke most of the summer, I found the smoky flavor of either islay malt or mezcal went right along with the smoky air. Seemed...
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    Watched The Curse of La Llorona last night. We'd...

    Watched The Curse of La Llorona last night. We'd never seen it before. Had seen negative reviews of it, but it was no worse than the other horror flicks we've seen this month. We especially liked...
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    It could happen, albeit not a pensive stare like...

    It could happen, albeit not a pensive stare like in movies. The handful of times in my life when I've gone into the bathroom to splash water on my face, I've been so tired (hence the last ditch...
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    Just before the commercial break they flashed,...

    Just before the commercial break they flashed, for a microsecond, a still of Admiral Halsey and someone standing next to her, and I said, "That's Lindsey Buckingham." Motivation to stay awake thru...
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    Everything done in movies (and TV) is done for...

    Everything done in movies (and TV) is done for the benefit of an audience assumed to be dumber than a box of rocks. For example, when you pull slowly onto the road from a stop at the curb, your...
  22. https://youtu.be/IclDzPiPq6E Candlemass has...

    https://youtu.be/IclDzPiPq6E

    Candlemass has already released a Trouble song in tribute.
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    My favorite Christmas ale is usually Sierra...

    My favorite Christmas ale is usually Sierra Nevada Celebration, because it's a special IPA without added spices or flavors. But certainly, other good ones exist. As with Oktoberfest beers, I like...
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    Rest in peace, Alan.

    Rest in peace, Alan.
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    Same as regular water, but with a different time...

    Same as regular water, but with a different time signature.
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    That's how "hazy" ales taste to me, too. I've...

    That's how "hazy" ales taste to me, too. I've had a very few decent ones, at the brewery where they were made, but usually if I'm out I just skip the hazies for something I'm more likely to enjoy. ...
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    Yeah. I saw that you live there. I've never...

    Yeah. I saw that you live there. I've never been to Michigan, myself. But I imagine it's the same all over. Local brewpubs and restaurants feature local beers. That's fine, if your local beer is...
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    Bell's is less common in this part of the west. ...

    Bell's is less common in this part of the west. You can sometimes find one or two of their many beer varieties in larger liquor stores, and sometimes one on tap at a brewpub. I had never heard of...
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    I got to have a pint of Bell's Oktoberfest. Good...

    I got to have a pint of Bell's Oktoberfest. Good stuff. The other Oktoberfests they had were ones I'd tried before, so I had a Left Hand Oktoberfest, because who knows if I'll get another before...
  30. I had shingles twice before they invented the...

    I had shingles twice before they invented the vaccine. You can bet I got the shot as soon as it was available. Shingles is no fun at all.



    COBRA is a joke. How in the hell are you supposed...
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    At home I have: Founders Porter (tasty, sweet,...

    At home I have:

    Founders Porter (tasty, sweet, good for dessert)
    Indian Wells Brown Ale (wife requested brown ale, and that's a good one from Inyokern in the California desert)

    Last time I was...
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    I tried the Green Label once. Is that the one...

    I tried the Green Label once. Is that the one where they blend four single malts together? Not a bad idea, and probably beats the blends where they allow grain whisky as well as malt. But it's all...
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    Rest in peace, Dr. Lonnie.

    Rest in peace, Dr. Lonnie.
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    I want to go to there. ...

    I want to go to there.

    https://i.redd.it/arnsh50mtop71.jpg
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    Wife and I watched it, and we thought the same...

    Wife and I watched it, and we thought the same thing, like Lost without the good parts. Like you, we may give it another try. It's not like there's anything else on broadcast TV. Nothing we've...
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    Not saying he never made a bad movie, just that...

    Not saying he never made a bad movie, just that he had help crashing.
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    We watched Justice League, a.k.a. Zack Snyder's...

    We watched Justice League, a.k.a. Zack Snyder's Justice League. I don't know who Zack Snyder is. What we saw was 5 DC comics/movie/TV superheroes banding together to reanimate a dead Superman, so...
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    RIP Commander Cody

    George Frayne, a.k.a. Commander Cody, died yesterday at age 77 of cancer.

    I got to see Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen in the '70s. What a band!

    Rest in peace, George. Thanks for...
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    The Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen is a truly fine...

    The Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen is a truly fine beer. From now on, I will judge all Oktoberfest beers by comparison to it. Malty-sweet with just enough Hallertau hop bite/afterflavor to make you...
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    Rewatched Color Out Of Space, after watching a...

    Rewatched Color Out Of Space, after watching a horror classic, The House by the Cemetery. Also recently watched a recent purchase, Not Of This Earth. The disc came without packaging, which made it...
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    Tried a few drafts today. My wife was along, so...

    Tried a few drafts today. My wife was along, so I didn't have to kill a pint of each:

    Left Hand Oktoberfest (Colorado)
    Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest (California)
    Revision Sucka Fish Triple IPA...
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    Tremor California Light Lager - noticed this won...

    Tremor California Light Lager - noticed this won a gold medal and knew where it was sold. Tasty organic west coast lager.

    In my continuing search for good Oktoberfest beers, I got some:
    ...
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    Sorry. Did not see the other thread until today....

    Sorry. Did not see the other thread until today. Mods can delete this one if they so desire.
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    RIP Richard H. Kirk

    Cabaret Voltaire's cofounder Richard H. Kirk has died at age 65. Rest in peace.
  45. I spent years collecting all the best ELP live...

    I spent years collecting all the best ELP live recordings I could get, and now they put them together in a box set. Oh well. I have what I have and it's great that this is available for collectors....
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    I saw Color Out Of Space a while back, and liked...

    I saw Color Out Of Space a while back, and liked it so much I later bought the disc when I could. Of course, I'm a Lovecraft afficianado and hope to own all the screen adaptations of his stories. ...
  47. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Thanks for the explanation. Glad that the bogus...

    Thanks for the explanation. Glad that the bogus runner will be discontinued next year. Speaking of Covid, that's another question I had about that Braves-Giants game. There were a lot of people in...
  48. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Watched a televised game last night: Braves at...

    Watched a televised game last night: Braves at Giants. Broadcast TV will occasionally show a Friday night Giants game.

    I learned Atlanta has pitchers named Ian Anderson, Chris Martin and Will...
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    Had some Great Basin Oktoberfest on tap. ...

    Had some Great Basin Oktoberfest on tap. Probably the only way it's sold. Good stuff. Saw a Firestone Walker Oktoberfest, but have not tried that one yet. Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest is good, as it...
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    Rest in peace to one of the funniest people, ever.

    Rest in peace to one of the funniest people, ever.
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    Pleased to learn that Bishop, California now has...

    Pleased to learn that Bishop, California now has a brewery.
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    Thanks. Us poor folks gotta wait for it to hit...

    Thanks. Us poor folks gotta wait for it to hit the budget theater (which won't happen with a documentary) or DVD. Thanks for letting me know it exists, though. Will make it easier to find.
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    Always enjoyed Kilmer's roles. I would love to...

    Always enjoyed Kilmer's roles. I would love to see that documentary.
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    Have not heard of that one. I thought my library...

    Have not heard of that one. I thought my library had a pretty good collection of Lansdale books (it's where I got turned on to him in the first place), but they missed that one. And all our...
  55. RIP Rickie Lee Reynolds, Black Oak Arkansas guitarist

    Mr. Reynolds died in the hospital of cardiac arrest at age 72. I got to see Black Oak Arkansas a couple times in the early-mid 1970s, and they put on a great show. Rest in peace, Rickie.

    Black...
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    Rest in peace. Always liked Vital Information.

    Rest in peace. Always liked Vital Information.
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    To quote someone I know re: Bushy's work on...

    To quote someone I know re: Bushy's work on In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida- "The most famous drum solo ever and not tedious like those it inspired."

    Some may disagree, but not those of us who went to a lot of...
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    Thanks for posting that. I was at that show. ...

    Thanks for posting that. I was at that show. Was a great concert, marred only by the weird stadium sound system. Good to revisit part of it.

    One of six times I saw the Grateful Dead, and one of...
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    https://youtu.be/WfWwJCfjbHU

    https://youtu.be/WfWwJCfjbHU
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    RIP Lee Scratch Perry

    The dub reggae pioneer has died at age 85 in Jamaica.

    Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, visionary master of reggae, dies aged 85
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