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khan



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 09 2010,13:59   

Quote (Bing @ Sep. 09 2010,14:50)
Quote (Dr.GH @ July 09 2010,00:45)
I must recommend a most delightful Scotch Whisky, The Balvenie.

current contents of my whisky cupboard. †Not included are duplicates ( I have some doubles), cooking whisky, flask-in-the-sporran whisky (Johnny Walker, etc.) Irish whiskeys (4) or Canadian rye whiskeys (2).



Lagavulin 16 yo
Scapa 14 yo
Poit Dhubh
McLellands Islay
Glenfiddich 12 yo
Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12 yo
Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve 12 yo



Cragganmore 12 yo
The Macallan Fine Oak 15 yo
The Macallan Select Oak
The Macallan Elegancia 12 yo
Ancnoc 12 yo
Highland Park 15 yo
Tť Bheag
Glenfiddich 15 yo
Dalwhinnie 15 yo

When a cherished bottle dies it is replaced by something new, hence the absence of The Balvenie, Oban, GlenRothes, Glen Morangie, etc.

I think your collection might be worth more than the house; certainly more than the car.

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That's so fucking stupid it merits a wing in the museum of stupid. -midwifetoad

  
DaveH



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 09 2010,15:03   

Quote (khan @ Sep. 09 2010,13:59)
Quote (Bing @ Sep. 09 2010,14:50)
Quote (Dr.GH @ July 09 2010,00:45)
I must recommend a most delightful Scotch Whisky, The Balvenie.

current contents of my whisky cupboard. †Not included are duplicates ( I have some doubles), cooking whisky, flask-in-the-sporran whisky (Johnny Walker, etc.) Irish whiskeys (4) or Canadian rye whiskeys (2).


Lagavulin 16 yo
Scapa 14 yo
Poit Dhubh
McLellands Islay
Glenfiddich 12 yo
Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12 yo
Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve 12 yo



Cragganmore 12 yo
The Macallan Fine Oak 15 yo
The Macallan Select Oak
The Macallan Elegancia 12 yo
Ancnoc 12 yo
Highland Park 15 yo
Tť Bheag
Glenfiddich 15 yo
Dalwhinnie 15 yo

When a cherished bottle dies it is replaced by something new, hence the absence of The Balvenie, Oban, GlenRothes, Glen Morangie, etc.

I think your collection might be worth more than the house; certainly more than the car.

If anyone comes to Edinburgh/Leith and is curious/serious about whisky (without an "e"!) I'd be more than happy to take them here (*sound of heavenly choirs*)
Just leave a message on this thread.

  
Kattarina98



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 09 2010,15:25   

Last month, I was in *Oban*, and this is what I had as foundation for the whisky:



And just to broaden your education:

And I'll be in Edinburgh soon ... just saying ...

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Schroedinger's Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 09 2010,16:23   

Quote (Kattarina98 @ Sep. 09 2010,21:25)
Last month, I was in *Oban*, and this is what I had as foundation for the whisky:



And just to broaden your education:

And I'll be in Edinburgh soon ... just saying ...

Haggis!!!

The bestest whole meal everest!!!*







*No, seriously, I love Haggis.

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Bing



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 09 2010,16:56   

Quote (DaveH @ Sep. 09 2010,15:03)
If anyone comes to Edinburgh/Leith and is curious/serious about whisky (without an "e"!) I'd be more than happy to take them here (*sound of heavenly choirs*)
Just leave a message on this thread.

For the North Americans, especially Ontarians and visitors from the nearby USA (NY, MI, OH) I'd recommend The Dam Pub in Thornbury, ON. †When I was there in July they had 513 varieties in stock.

  
fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2010,01:42   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Sep. 09 2010,14:23)
Quote (Kattarina98 @ Sep. 09 2010,21:25)
Last month, I was in *Oban*, and this is what I had as foundation for the whisky:



And just to broaden your education:

And I'll be in Edinburgh soon ... just saying ...

Haggis!!!

The bestest whole meal everest!!!*







*No, seriously, I love Haggis.

I haven't had good haggis yet. Must be difficult to get the right oatmeal/Alpo ratio.

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Kattarina98



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2010,05:03   

Quote (fnxtr @ Sep. 10 2010,01:42)
I haven't had good haggis yet. Must be difficult to get the right oatmeal/Alpo ratio.

You need to take Alpo Prime Cuts instead of Classic Chunky.
And it is really delicious, you city slickers - quite as good as the French "Innards in White Wine" and the Bavarian "Lung Hash".

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dvunkannon



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2010,06:04   

Quote (Kattarina98 @ Sep. 10 2010,06:03)
Quote (fnxtr @ Sep. 10 2010,01:42)
I haven't had good haggis yet. Must be difficult to get the right oatmeal/Alpo ratio.

You need to take Alpo Prime Cuts instead of Classic Chunky.
And it is really delicious, you city slickers - quite as good as the French "Innards in White Wine" and the Bavarian "Lung Hash".

What tripe.

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Iím not an evolutionist, Iím a change in allele frequentist! - Nakashima

  
Robin



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2010,08:42   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Sep. 09 2010,16:23)

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Haggis!!!

The bestest whole meal everest!!!*







*No, seriously, I love Haggis.


Egads! You can't be serious!

Personally I can't stomach it. (no pun and all that)

Tried it with several pints of Guinness and even that didn't help. I did eat the turnips, potatoes, and carrots though, so I suppose all in all I had a decent meal.

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dvunkannon



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2010,11:03   

Quote (Robin @ Sep. 10 2010,09:42)
[quote=Schroedinger's Dog,Sep. 09 2010,16:23][/quote]
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Haggis!!!

The bestest whole meal everest!!!*







*No, seriously, I love Haggis.


Egads! You can't be serious!

Personally I can't stomach it. (no pun and all that)

Tried it with several pints of Guinness and even that didn't help. I did eat the turnips, potatoes, and carrots though, so I suppose all in all I had a decent meal.

And you had several pints of Guiness!

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Iím referring to evolution, not changes in allele frequencies. - Cornelius Hunter
Iím not an evolutionist, Iím a change in allele frequentist! - Nakashima

  
Robin



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2010,11:42   

Quote (dvunkannon @ Sep. 10 2010,11:03)
 
Quote (Robin @ Sep. 10 2010,09:42)
Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Sep. 09 2010,16:23)

† †
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Haggis!!!

The bestest whole meal everest!!!*







*No, seriously, I love Haggis.


Egads! You can't be serious!

Personally I can't stomach it. (no pun and all that)

Tried it with several pints of Guinness and even that didn't help. I did eat the turnips, potatoes, and carrots though, so I suppose all in all I had a decent meal.

And you had several pints of Guiness!


Yep! As I said, it was a decent meal - good liquid bread and plenty of tasty veggies - the sheep's porridge-n-sheep's stomach notwithstanding.


Oh, and 'round these parts we spell the stout's name with two 'n's. Stop ogling at yer bride's figure and look it up. † :D

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we IDists rule in design for the flagellum and cilium largely because they do look designed. †Bilbo

The only reason you reject Thor is because, like a cushion, you bear the imprint of the biggest arse that sat on you. Louis

  
dvunkannon



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2010,21:02   

Quote (Robin @ Sep. 10 2010,12:42)
Quote (dvunkannon @ Sep. 10 2010,11:03)
Quote (Robin @ Sep. 10 2010,09:42)
†  
Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Sep. 09 2010,16:23)

† †  
Quote
Haggis!!!

The bestest whole meal everest!!!*







*No, seriously, I love Haggis.


Egads! You can't be serious!

Personally I can't stomach it. (no pun and all that)

Tried it with several pints of Guinness and even that didn't help. I did eat the turnips, potatoes, and carrots though, so I suppose all in all I had a decent meal.

And you had several pints of Guiness!


Yep! As I said, it was a decent meal - good liquid bread and plenty of tasty veggies - the sheep's porridge-n-sheep's stomach notwithstanding.


Oh, and 'round these parts we spell the stout's name with two 'n's. Stop ogling at yer bride's figure and look it up. † :D

WTF! Robin's intertubez x-ray vision is working! How'd you know I was oogling my bride's figure? A figure so delectable as to stop traffic and be considered a hazard to navigation...

I mean...

dang...

what were we talking about?

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Iím referring to evolution, not changes in allele frequencies. - Cornelius Hunter
Iím not an evolutionist, Iím a change in allele frequentist! - Nakashima

  
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2010,21:19   

Quote (dvunkannon @ Sep. 10 2010,21:02)
WTF! Robin's intertubez x-ray vision is working! How'd you know I was oogling my bride's figure? A figure so delectable as to stop traffic and be considered a hazard to navigation...

She really takes a good picture, too.



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It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it. †We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 11 2010,16:38   

I am back from the local Oktoberfest celebration.

I had the following:

Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest
Coop Oktoberfest
Spaten Optimator
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

I had some food, too. But who cares about that?



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It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it. †We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
Kattarina98



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 12 2010,03:25   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 11 2010,16:38)
I am back from the local Oktoberfest celebration.

I had the following:

Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest
Coop Oktoberfest
Spaten Optimator
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

I had some food, too. But who cares about that?

A good selection of very strong stuff. Which one did you like best, the Ayinger?
At the Oktoberfest here in Munich, they will charge around 10 Euro for one "Mass" =2 pints of beer which is why I shall boycott the beer tents this year.
This could get serious.

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Barry Arrington is a bitch.

  
Robin



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 04 2010,16:23   

[quote=carlsonjok,Sep. 11 2010,16:38][/quote]
Quote
I am back from the local Oktoberfest celebration.

I had the following:

Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest
Coop Oktoberfest
Spaten Optimator
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

I had some food, too. But who cares about that?


Hit a couple of the local Oktoberfests here in Virginia over the past couple of weeks. I've now tried the following:

Spaten Oktoberfest

Hofbrau Oktober

I really liked (loved) the Spaten; the Hofbrau left me thinking I'd gotten an American substitute. It wasn't bad, just didn't seem to have the character. Still, it was draught and went fine with the food.

I also had Dominion Octoberfest, which I thought for a small(ish) American brew was darn good.

Cheers to October!

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we IDists rule in design for the flagellum and cilium largely because they do look designed. †Bilbo

The only reason you reject Thor is because, like a cushion, you bear the imprint of the biggest arse that sat on you. Louis

  
Tracy P. Hamilton



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 04 2010,21:12   

Quote (Robin @ Oct. 04 2010,16:23)
Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 11 2010,16:38)

† †
Quote
I am back from the local Oktoberfest celebration.

I had the following:

Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest
Coop Oktoberfest
Spaten Optimator
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

I had some food, too. But who cares about that?


Hit a couple of the local Oktoberfests here in Virginia over the past couple of weeks. I've now tried the following:

Spaten Oktoberfest

Hofbrau Oktober

I really liked (loved) the Spaten; the Hofbrau left me thinking I'd gotten an American substitute. It wasn't bad, just didn't seem to have the character. Still, it was draught and went fine with the food.

I also had Dominion Octoberfest, which I thought for a small(ish) American brew was darn good.

Cheers to October!

You need a real American Oktoberfest, such as Left Hand's or Flying Dogtoberfest.

By the way...


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"The simple equation F = MA leads to the concept of four-dimensional space." GilDodgen

"We have no brain, I don't, for thinking." Robert Byers

  
Robin



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2010,08:49   

Quote (Tracy P. Hamilton @ Oct. 04 2010,21:12)
Quote (Robin @ Oct. 04 2010,16:23)
 
Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 11 2010,16:38)

† † †
Quote
I am back from the local Oktoberfest celebration.

I had the following:

Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest
Coop Oktoberfest
Spaten Optimator
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

I had some food, too. But who cares about that?


Hit a couple of the local Oktoberfests here in Virginia over the past couple of weeks. I've now tried the following:

Spaten Oktoberfest

Hofbrau Oktober

I really liked (loved) the Spaten; the Hofbrau left me thinking I'd gotten an American substitute. It wasn't bad, just didn't seem to have the character. Still, it was draught and went fine with the food.

I also had Dominion Octoberfest, which I thought for a small(ish) American brew was darn good.

Cheers to October!

You need a real American Oktoberfest, such as Left Hand's or Flying Dogtoberfest.


Mmm...sounds yum! I had the Sam Adams Oktoberfest once - not bad, but a bit heavy imo. I want to try the Leinenkugel's, but alas I don't know anywhere around here in VA that has it on tap.

Quote

By the way...


Ahhh...pretzels...om nom nom nom nom...

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we IDists rule in design for the flagellum and cilium largely because they do look designed. †Bilbo

The only reason you reject Thor is because, like a cushion, you bear the imprint of the biggest arse that sat on you. Louis

  
OgreMkV



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 03 2010,22:21   

Chocolate Banana Bread

1/2 cup toasted walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white or dark chocolate chips
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 ripe bananas, mashed well (about 1-1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place oven rack to middle position. Butter and flour (or spray with a non stick vegetable/flour spray) the bottom and sides of a 9 x 5 x 3 inch (23 x 13 x 8 cm) loaf pan.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a medium-sized bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, lightly fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients until just combined and batter is thick and chunky. Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips. Scrape batter into prepared pan and sprinkle the top of the bread with coarse brown sugar (optional). Bake until bread has risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 to 65 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.

A couple of notes:
almonds and dove chocolates (about 10) chopped roughly works really well too.

use a large fork or a potato masher for the bananas, mash to your preference, I prefer a very rough mash so the bread has lots of chunks of banana.  If you don't want that, then mash to paste.

I make a heck of a lot of this in this season, so if anyone is in Central Texas, look me up.

If you guys are really nice, I'll put up my granddad's chili recipe.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 06 2010,13:51   

Watching U. Florida v. Vanderbilt football accompanied by Spaten Oktoberfest, nacho cheese tortilla chips, and a dip made from Lipton onion soup and sour cream. Not fancy, but satisfying. The food is OK, too.

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carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 25 2010,06:45   

As you imbibe in the holiday spirits today, remember to not over do it.



Just Saying.......

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It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it. †We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 26 2010,01:43   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Dec. 25 2010,04:45)
As you imbibe in the holiday spirits today, remember to not over do it.



Just Saying.......

Wolfie? Is that you?

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"But it's disturbing to think someone actually thinks creationism -- having put it's hand on the hot stove every day for the last 400 years -- will get a different result tomorrow." -- midwifetoad

  
Robin



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 28 2010,06:38   

MMmm...two yummies I had recently:





Yum!

Also just picked up a bottle of this luscious stuff:



This came after a tasting between this and Talisker 12 year. The Talisker was nice, but this is just...wow!

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we IDists rule in design for the flagellum and cilium largely because they do look designed. †Bilbo

The only reason you reject Thor is because, like a cushion, you bear the imprint of the biggest arse that sat on you. Louis

  
Bing2



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 28 2010,19:34   

My sister was in the UK on business this fall and brought back this lovely.





The McGibbon's Provenance; distilled at Macallan 1997, Autumn distillation, 12 yo, Single cask to bottle, cask #6191

I have not yet decided when it should be opened, although I am leaning toward my 50th in a little over a year's time.  It's not like I don't have 26 other bottles of whisky in my cupboard.

  
KCdgw



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 30 2010,13:54   

My kind of picnic:



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Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it-- Confucius

  
dnmlthr



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 30 2011,01:53   

California has officially turned me into a hophead.

Stone Ruination IPA or bust!

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Robin



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(Permalink) Posted: April 04 2011,14:06   

Found a new friend who's good for a mellow evening:



Mmmmmm...

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The only reason you reject Thor is because, like a cushion, you bear the imprint of the biggest arse that sat on you. Louis

  
Steviepinhead



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2011,10:45   

I just wanted to mention (probably not for the first time, sorry) that several of us occasionally get together for drinks at the 74th St. Alehouse in Seattle (N. 74th St., d'oh, and Greenwood Ave. N, in the Greenwood, d'oh, - Green Lake neighborhood).

Some of us on this board (JohnW and others) used to do the same thing, several years back.

Any Seattle-area AtBCers are ALWAYS welcome to join us in our current version of this floating drink-fest.

When I have sufficient notice ahead of time, I'll try to post an invite in this column (or whatever drinking-related thread is closest to the top of the heap).

It's usually me, RAFH (Robot Architect From Hell, who used to post in the Davey Hawkins' fludde threads, if memory serves -- which it probably doesn't), our young friend ericv00 from the now-defunct Dawkins forum and Talk Rational forum, and maybe Wolfhound (though she hasn't actually made it to the 74th yet, but to our alternate venue down in Kent...).

Anyway, I'll try to let y'all know!

  
fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2011,18:22   

Quote (Steviepinhead @ April 27 2011,08:45)
I just wanted to mention (probably not for the first time, sorry) that several of us occasionally get together for drinks at the 74th St. Alehouse in Seattle (N. 74th St., d'oh, and Greenwood Ave. N, in the Greenwood, d'oh, - Green Lake neighborhood).

Some of us on this board (JohnW and others) used to do the same thing, several years back.

Any Seattle-area AtBCers are ALWAYS welcome to join us in our current version of this floating drink-fest.

When I have sufficient notice ahead of time, I'll try to post an invite in this column (or whatever drinking-related thread is closest to the top of the heap).

It's usually me, RAFH (Robot Architect From Hell, who used to post in the Davey Hawkins' fludde threads, if memory serves -- which it probably doesn't), our young friend ericv00 from the now-defunct Dawkins forum and Talk Rational forum, and maybe Wolfhound (though she hasn't actually made it to the 74th yet, but to our alternate venue down in Kent...).

Anyway, I'll try to let y'all know!

Nice. I have family and friends down there... now for the fare... hmmm...

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khan



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2011,18:24   

Have discovered Moscasto.

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That's so fucking stupid it merits a wing in the museum of stupid. -midwifetoad

  
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