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Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

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13 hours ago, Crowley said:

:lol:

 

Was the coffee limited?

Don't ever - ever - ever ask that question on any Navy Base or Ship, anywhere, anytime.

Of course, if it's your regular work space you may want to contribute to the local Coffee Mess every month

GEM

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Seems pretty natural to me, but I often stand around caressing myself.

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3 minutes ago, Cyradis said:
5 minutes ago, Erifnogard said:

I always found the portrait pose of stuffing one hand in your unbuttoned uniform jacket to be very bizarre. 

 

Is he going to pull a handkerchief, a flask, or a gun out of his jacket? Or did he just need to scratch his nipple? 

 

I heard it was a Freemason thing.

 

No I didn't hear it from a conspiracy theorist. I heard it from a Freemason.

 

Also @Marvin Oh my... ::P:

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The hand-in-shirt pose, that is.

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3 minutes ago, Erifnogard said:

Given what I know of most Civil War generals I'm betting on the flask.

 

Actually, I think he had the temper. But he did support the one with the flask. Recent DC trip.

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Of course in semi-defense of drunken soldiers/sailors in that era, drinking the water was often taking your life in your hands.  Not that I think that was the main incentive.

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Depending on the skill of the distiller drinking the booze might also involve taking one's life in one's hands.

 

Or at least one's sight ::P:

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Moral of the story: water is dangerous, hard liquor is dangerous. Beer is safe? 

 

Okay, @NebulousMissy - what makes the hard liquors get the nasty type of alcohol that requires extra distilling? Why don't beers get that (or do they)? 

 

*waits for knowledge*

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One of the new Starfinder races in Alien Archive is an intelligent, playable ooze/gelatinous cube.  I'm looking at some Bones in a completely different light now.

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9 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Pfft. Put on some silly pajamas, pop the undergarments on a flag, and prance around. You can do it! 

Let your freak flag fly!

 

9 hours ago, Grayfax said:

I probably will too.  More as protection for other con goers.  No need to blind everyone needlessly.

I wear shorts a lot, but all of my outside work for the last few months have required jeans... so the Paleness is strong in this one.

Jeans also protect against the dawn and dusk mosquitoes.

 

3 hours ago, Crowley said:

Got home, took the dogs out. For the last 4 days Alice has had diarrhea, and went explosively almost as soon as we got outside. Today, 30 minute walk, pee, no poop. Sitting in the vets office with "urgent squeeze me in please!" appointment.:mellow:

Is she okay? What did the vet say?

 

In other news: Mom was in a wreck. She's okay. Not sure about the unlicensed driver of the Sheriff Deputy's car. The young girl was coming off of the 130 tollway (which has an 80 mph speed limit) onto a busy suburbia road with a 45 mph speed limit. Didn't look. Mom tried to stop, but there wasn't enough time. I think her car is totaled. She just spent $1400 getting it fixed last week.

 

Going to be a long rest of the year.

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4 minutes ago, Erifnogard said:

One of the new Starfinder races in Alien Archive is an intelligent, playable ooze/gelatinous cube.  I'm looking at some Bones in a completely different light now.

there's also a flying electric pistol shrimp

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10 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

Moral of the story: water is dangerous, hard liquor is dangerous. Beer is safe? 

 

Okay, @NebulousMissy - what makes the hard liquors get the nasty type of alcohol that requires extra distilling? Why don't beers get that (or do they)? 

 

*waits for knowledge*

Oh you can elf up beer as well.  Essentially for both if you use bad ingredients/and or equipment you get bad results.  Bad results can range from terrible taste to outright poisonous.  One example I can think of offhand is that it's a terrible idea to recycle a radiator as part of your distilling equipment.

 

4 minutes ago, Aryanun said:

In other news: Mom was in a wreck. She's okay. Not sure about the unlicensed driver of the Sheriff Deputy's car. The young girl was coming off of the 130 tollway (which has an 80 mph speed limit) onto a busy suburbia road with a 45 mph speed limit. Didn't look. Mom tried to stop, but there wasn't enough time. I think her car is totaled. She just spent $1400 getting it fixed last week.

Give mom a hug from the Reaper forum.

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9 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

Moral of the story: water is dangerous, hard liquor is dangerous. Beer is safe? 

 

Okay, @NebulousMissy - what makes the hard liquors get the nasty type of alcohol that requires extra distilling? Why don't beers get that (or do they)? 

 

*waits for knowledge*

 

The problem is normally methanol. Some is produced in fermentation and some can come from the vegetable matter being fermented (mostly from fruits). But it takes quite a lot to be a serious problem.

 

The problem in distillation is that methanol boils off first, so the first fractions coming out of the still will be significantly higher in CH3OH than later fractions. If you discard the first part of the distillation, you'll be fine. Sketchy distillers tend to try to get as much alcohol from their base ingredients as possible, so they're more likely to not discard enough of the distillate.

 

Note that the treatment for methanol poisoning is ethanol, so even though there is some methanol in virtually all alcohol, it's not dangerous unless the concentration gets too high.

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Indeed. The different stages of boiling make sense to me, for sake of removing the methanol. I guess it is the generation of methanol vs ethanol that I am unfamiliar with. Both are products of yeasts munching on sugars, yes? 

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Just now, Cyradis said:

Indeed. The different stages of boiling make sense to me, for sake of removing the methanol. I guess it is the generation of methanol vs ethanol that I am unfamiliar with. Both are products of yeasts munching on sugars, yes? 

 

http://homedistiller.org/intro/methanol/methanol

 

It would be really nice if the water, EtOH, and MeOH had clean breaks in their boiling points, but the mixtures have their own boiling points, so you'll get a mix of stuff throughout the distillation. But the mix will be high in MeOH at the start, high in EtOH in the middle, and would be nearly all water at the end if you didn't stop heating before you get to that point.

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