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Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

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24 minutes ago, Erifnogard said:

Give mom a hug from the Reaper forum.

So much this....

 

47 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

 

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? 

 

46 minutes ago, Erifnogard said:

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

Grant was a notorious drunk....

on the other hand, he did win the civil war for the union, and become the president, and is on the $20. $50...

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3 minutes ago, knarthex said:

So much this....

 

 

Grant was a notorious drunk....

on the other hand, he did win the civil war for the union, and become the president, and is on the $20....

$50 actually.

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27 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.

 

Going to be a long rest of the year.

 

I can't like this.

 

Sorry. But I am glad she is ok.

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My upstairs neighbor is drying what I can only assume is a pair of combat boots in their dryer.  Or possibly some bricks. 

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10 hours ago, hiddenone32 said:

Maybe after doing this a few times.  Part of my brain is still screaming at the thought of purposely going somewhere where there is going to be more than three people.

Just tell your brain that there are never more than three people.

The rest are just figments.

GEM

 

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1 minute ago, Erifnogard said:

My upstairs neighbor is drying what I can only assume is a pair of combat boots in their dryer.  Or possibly some bricks. 

 

Prepare some glitter envelopes!! 

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Not that anyone wants or needs to know this, but I had a really miserable text exchange with my wife earlier today followed by the sort of optimistic phone conversation tonight that can lead me only to assume that she's doling out just enough hope with which ultimately to strangle me.

 

 

More whiskey. Mmm, corn.

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Just now, Marvin said:

Not that anyone wants or needs to know this, but I had a really miserable text exchange with my wife earlier today followed by the sort of optimistic phone conversation tonight that can lead me only to assume that she's doling out just enough hope with which ultimately to strangle me.

 

 

More whiskey. Mmm, corn.

 

Moderation, Marvin. Soft serve ice cream. Chocolate. Whiskey is good, but it doesn't tend to make things better when they're going poorly. 

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Wow.  So apparently ostrich eggs are 2000 calories?  Still it actually sounds like it would be interesting to try.

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You may not believe it, but you need your liver to think bro. 

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I kinda want a big-broccoli egg now.

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Ethanol is the main product of yeast fermentation but there are others. Methanol boils off first and easily, heck I've had days in chem labs where I had to get drunk afterwards for medicinal purposes. Because heating methanol to 55C is really too close to boiling for my taste and I don't care if the fuzzy vision I'd get was psychosomatic, booze is an easy med to take ::P:

 

Bad beer is caused by bacterial contamination during the fermentation process. Not everything breaks sugars into ethanol, some bacteria make chemicals that can best be described as funk. This is why you clean your brewing equipment before you brew. I've known home brewers to use disturbingly-cheap vodka to clean their equipment, I mean, what, is it going to make your beer taste like alcohol? The horror :rolleyes:

 

Bad wine is caused by a host of factors. Decent wine, and 'decent' wine (even two buck chuck), is tasted before it gets bottled so if there's any bacterial funk the batch can be disposed of early. But corks can harbor evil fungi that make your wine taste like butts. I read once the loss due to bad corks could reach up to 7% per vintage. That's... horrible numbers. Appreciate the plastic foam corks, people, they're used for a reason.

 

Bad booze is usually a bad distill. Unless you're getting your booze from a less than above-board source, then your bottle of kerosene+sugar is your own fault. Go to a liquor store, man, or go to home depot for some copper pipes and distill your own.

 

Radiators are a bad idea for stills because they're still going to have antifreeze in them. Antifreeze tastes sweet, I hear it's kind of tasty, but it also kills your kidneys. That's why it will kill your dogs, because the dogs will like the tasty sweet neon green fluid, drink it all, and then their kidneys die. That's bad.

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4 minutes ago, Marvin said:

I kinda want a big-broccoli egg now.

 

Ditto. I've heard that ostriches are rather dumb and will punt their own eggs around like footballs. 

 

I think I'd cook that into a HUGE omelette. 

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8 hours ago, Zink said:

My wife has an iphone and I hate trying to do anything on it. I've got anti Apple feelings. My kids have android tablets and I find them easy enough to use. I have an old style flip phone that I can use for PHONE CALLS ::o: and sometimes texts. Hate texting. Mostly if I need internet access I can use one of my computers. I've been yelled at by people for not being able to get ahold of me. Called me, texted me, sent me emails. I'm like, "I live in an area with terrible cell coverage. I need to be on top of a hill to get a signal. I don't carry my phone very often when I'm working because either it doesn't work or I don't hear it anyhow. I turn it on when I need to call someone or am expecting important calls and can't sit in the house and wait. I get emails in the evenings when I'm on my computer. Leave me a message at my house and I will call back when I'm home. If that's not good enough then don't bother calling."

You might gently remind them that cell phones are an incredibly recent innovation in terms of human communication, and that business was conducted quite handily prior to their general adoption.

You may then refer them to an extremely reliable and robust method f communication, that being a Heliograph.800px-AmericanHelio1898Engraving.thumb.jpg.6d22a7e39ed610f6cd87f1f49090c20a.jpg

 

Of course, they will need to learn Morse, or whatever other code system you use in order to effectively communicate, but it works even when there is poor/no cell signal.

GEM

With a nod to the Ank-Moorpork Klacks System.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

Radiators are a bad idea for stills because they're still going to have antifreeze in them. Antifreeze tastes sweet, I hear it's kind of tasty, but it also kills your kidneys. That's why it will kill your dogs, because the dogs will like the tasty sweet neon green fluid, drink it all, and then their kidneys die. That's bad.

 

Plus, with older radiators at least, lead solder can start to oxidize and give you lead salts. Which also taste sweet.

 

Ethylene Glycol == bad. Propylene Glycol (pet-safe antifreeze) == "Generally Recognized as Safe" as a food additive.

 

Note that the lambent green is a dye used to help you figure out what's leaking on your car (green: radiator, red: brake fluid, brown:oil). As I understand it, propylene glycol is used as a feed supplement for lambing ewes and when packaged for that use doesn't have the green dye. It's also a good solvent for acrylic paints that can work better than water in some applications.

2 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Of course, they will need to learn Morse, or whatever other code system you use in order to effectively communicate, but it works even when there is poor/no cell signal.

GEM

 

Bandwidth is somewhat limited at night, though.

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