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augustin717 said:
what styles do you like?
It depends on the mood. Mostly I prefer ales and pilsners these days. I used to like dark lagers but at some point many of them started to taste way too sweet. Quite a shame since dark lagers are how I got into beer in the first place. Velkopopovický Kozel Dark in particular used to be my favourite. Those were the days...

J Michael said:
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Brooklyn Ale is the only name I can remeber. I might have also had a pint of Samuel Adams too. Unfortunately I don't remember any others. The bad impression might have something to do with the fact that I generally dislike all kinds of pale lagers.
???

Uh...hmmm....then why did you drink them??
I wanted to give them a chance. I like to pick completely random beers without knowing anything about them beforehand.
 

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I know you guys are just joking, but it's truly a dark hour for me at the moment, so please keep the jokes to a minimum about this if you do not mind.
 

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celticfan1888 said:
I know you guys are just joking, but it's truly a dark hour for me at the moment, so please keep the jokes to a minimum about this if you do not mind.
Huh?  Jokes about the beer thus your dark hour is regarding beer, or jokes about your dark hour?  IDK, what your dark hour is about, but if I did I wouldn't joke about it, homes!
 

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Y'all need to get over yourselves.



It's Miller time!

Especially if you cannot afford this:



Beggars can't be choosers. 
 

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celticfan1888 said:
I know you guys are just joking, but it's truly a dark hour for me at the moment, so please keep the jokes to a minimum about this if you do not mind.
Everything ok, celticfan?  ???
 

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Well the guy did say he was essentially homeless (or going to be) and almost at the point of no food a few pages back, in case you missed it...

celticfan1888 said:
Really down on my luck. In a foreign country with few friends and now I don't even have enough money to have a roof. Barely enough to eat.
 

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celticfan1888 said:
I know you guys are just joking, but it's truly a dark hour for me at the moment, so please keep the jokes to a minimum about this if you do not mind.
If something is going on that you need/want some assistance with, if "nothing" more than prayers, I'm sure there's not a person here who wouldn't do what they could for you.  But when you drop a cryptic message in the middle of a conversation about beer and other "RANDOM" stuff....well...it's kinda hard to make sense of it.  Care to elaborate?
 

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J Michael said:
celticfan1888 said:
I know you guys are just joking, but it's truly a dark hour for me at the moment, so please keep the jokes to a minimum about this if you do not mind.
If something is going on that you need/want some assistance with, if "nothing" more than prayers, I'm sure there's not a person here who wouldn't do what they could for you.  But when you drop a cryptic message in the middle of a conversation about beer and other "RANDOM" stuff....well...it's kinda hard to make sense of it.  Care to elaborate?
+1

Is there something specific we could do, celticfan?  I can't really afford to fly you home to the good ol' US of A, but if you let us know a bit more about what is going on with you, perhaps we can find some way to help?
 

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Asteriktos said:
Well the guy did say he was essentially homeless (or going to be) and almost at the point of no food a few pages back, in case you missed it...

celticfan1888 said:
Really down on my luck. In a foreign country with few friends and now I don't even have enough money to have a roof. Barely enough to eat.
Yes, I remember that, and I don't think anyone made any jokes about it.  Just the opposite, really.  He never did get back to us about what was going on or even why he was there.

If he's an American citizen and for whatever reason destitute and/or in trouble, the best thing to do would be to get himself to the U.S. consulate and/or find a Catholic or Orthodox church to help him out in whatever way they can and he needs.
 

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I'm talking about the Snowden jokes and such.

Probably bad to post in this thread, but all I have as essentially and iPod to navigate the free Wi-Fi here, too much work to make a new thread. I had to sell my laptop, so I no longer have that.
 

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J Michael said:
You're supposed to use a modicum of taste and discrimination when shopping for beer in the U.S., ignoring the mass marketed fizzy bourgeois slop that some quite mistakenly call "beer".  
You see no problem in this statement of grand supposition?  :laugh:
 

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Alpo said:
augustin717 said:
agree. anyhow usa is a beer-lover's paradise on par with Germany or Belgium.
???

Those that I've tasted have seemed fairly dull pale lagers.
The variety and quality of beers being produced here has exploded, but I don't know if this is reflected in what's available in Europe yet. But there is truly a vast assortment of great beer available in the US now, to the point where I would have to agree that we are now on par with Germany and Belgium. If you came here you are guaranteed to find something you like.
 

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DeniseDenise said:
J Michael said:
You're supposed to use a modicum of taste and discrimination when shopping for beer in the U.S., ignoring the mass marketed fizzy bourgeois slop that some quite mistakenly call "beer".  
You see no problem in this statement of grand supposition?   :laugh:
Nah.  :angel:
 

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I've been fighting a growing urge to go buy myself a fountain pen and a new (fancier) journal, and neaten up my handwriting. 8)
 

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Arachne said:
I've been fighting a growing urge to go buy myself a fountain pen and a new (fancier) journal, and neaten up my handwriting. 8)

You should!  I love fountain pens.  They make all writing nicer and classier.

:)
 

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They say there are no stupid questions. However, it is self-evident that there are stupid people, and that they must at some point ask questions. I am one of those people, and these are my questions.

If one bird in the hand is better than two in the bush, then how much is a bird in the stomach worth?

They say you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Why are people so intent on catching flies?

Some people use the expression that something/someone is "as fast as [crap] through a tin horn." First, who tested the speed of this? Where was the data published? What was the shape of the horn? What the consistency of the crap? There are so many questions here.
Second, why do people assume that others would know about how fast crap travels through a tin horn?

This will suffice for now. Please help.
 

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Arachne said:
I've been fighting a growing urge to go buy myself a fountain pen and a new (fancier) journal, and neaten up my handwriting. 8)
Just get the G2 Pilot bold ink pen.

They are like a couple bucks, but really smooth to write with.
 

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Asteriktos said:
They say there are no stupid questions. However, it is self-evident that there are stupid people, and that they must at some point ask questions. I am one of those people, and these are my questions.

If one bird in the hand is better than two in the bush, then how much is a bird in the stomach worth?
Depends on whether it is African or European:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liIlW-ovx0Y
 

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DeniseDenise said:
Arachne said:
I've been fighting a growing urge to go buy myself a fountain pen and a new (fancier) journal, and neaten up my handwriting. 8)

You should!  I love fountain pens.  They make all writing nicer and classier.

:)
I used to write with them in high school and university. I still have some of the tests and essays I wrote for uni prep, and I can hardly believe that's my own handwriting. I'd never have been able to take lecture notes the way I did with another writing implement. I just kinda let go after starting to work more and more with a computer, rather than longhand.
 

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DeniseDenise said:
Arachne said:
I've been fighting a growing urge to go buy myself a fountain pen and a new (fancier) journal, and neaten up my handwriting. 8)

You should!  I love fountain pens.  They make all writing nicer and classier.

:)
Same here. I taught myself calligraphy and it makes boring lessons more interesting.
 

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I would like to announce my displeasure with the OC.net guru label.  It is unbecoming and prideful.  I shall have to try to move through it as quickly as possible.
 

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TheTrisagion said:
I would like to announce my displeasure with the OC.net guru label.  It is unbecoming and prideful.  I shall have to try to move through it as quickly as possible.
Om shanti, guruji! :p
 

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By the way guys about forum titles

When I first joined this forum, I thought those with the "Archon" title were actual certified Archons

 

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TheTrisagion said:
I would like to announce my displeasure with the OC.net guru label.  It is unbecoming and prideful.  I shall have to try to move through it as quickly as possible.
It has been ages since I was a guru. Now I'm just a plain old Taxiarchis. Did you know that the Archangels Michael and Gabriel are Taxiarches as well?
 

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augustin717 said:
Seriously considering moving away from the Windy City .
People in Pittsburgh like working with their hands. I'm just pointing that out.  8)
 

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Asteriktos said:
augustin717 said:
Seriously considering moving away from the Windy City .
People in Pittsburgh like working with their hands. I'm just pointing that out.  8)
Plus, you get to root for an actual winning football team.  :p
 

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TheTrisagion said:
Asteriktos said:
augustin717 said:
Seriously considering moving away from the Windy City .
People in Pittsburgh like working with their hands. I'm just pointing that out.  8)
Plus, you get to root for an actual winning football team.  :p
And a baseball team, this year.
 

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TheTrisagion said:
Asteriktos said:
augustin717 said:
Seriously considering moving away from the Windy City .
People in Pittsburgh like working with their hands. I'm just pointing that out.  8)
Plus, you get to root for an actual winning football team.  :p
And while certainly not the best (this year) hockey team, a pretty damn good one, too!   :angel:

All in all, P'Burgh is a great place!!

(Will be looking for a suitable rock sometime in the nearest possible future--any leads would be appreciated  ;D.)
 
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