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#3765971 Essay's Top Ten

Posted Untilted on 13 February 2018 - 04:14 PM

View PostEssay21, on 13 February 2018 - 04:10 PM, said:

That's a demerit for you, pal.

I knew that going in. It was a price I had to pay
Actually a little surprised I got off that easy

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Posted Napa Lite on 10 February 2018 - 06:36 PM


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Posted Napa Lite on 10 February 2018 - 04:26 PM

Huh, thatís weird. I had a good day with Iowa State beating OU. Some friends are hosting an Olympics party tonight. Inexplicably, none of the events involve alcohol other than drinking for drinkingís sake. I will be representing Canada. Going jeans with a long sleeve chambray shirt (HI RON), with a cutoff flannel shirt over it and suspenders. Bought a case of Labatt Blue to drink.

#3765765 Essay's Top Ten

Posted GOCUBSGO on 08 February 2018 - 07:49 PM

It's probably an unpopular opinion, but I enjoyed American Gangster. It would crack my top 10, albeit rather low.

I also think Deja Vu is underrated, although probably not top 10 worthy.

#3765654 Essay's Top Ten

Posted hank213 on 07 February 2018 - 06:09 AM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 29 January 2018 - 04:42 PM, said:

Well, I don't want to advocate watching Americans, because I think it's super overrated and stuck in the mud now, but trust me, it was a great point.

the only reason i stuck with the americans as long as i did


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Posted hank213 on 31 January 2018 - 06:31 PM

ladies and gentleman, your state of the union
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Posted Napa_Don on 31 January 2018 - 07:23 PM

View PostTheraflu, on 31 January 2018 - 06:02 PM, said:

That really would have been a great way to start and end it.

Well, and also that everything about that fat tub of chewed up shit gum repulses me.

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Posted Theraflu on 30 January 2018 - 05:01 PM

View PostRon_Mexico, on 30 January 2018 - 04:10 PM, said:

Potatoes aren't THAT cheap. At least not in FL. $3.50 for a 5lb bag, maybe Maybe a 10lb bag for $5, at best.

Yeah, I'm that guy. Sorry. I suck

Yeah, I didn't spend 10 years in a supermarket or anything.

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Posted Napa Lite on 24 January 2018 - 07:33 AM

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Posted hank213 on 17 January 2018 - 07:41 PM

View PostNapa_Don, on 17 January 2018 - 06:10 PM, said:

I've got an All-Clad set (Mc2, I think, with the same expectation that I might as well just spend a little more now and have them forever). Cooking with those vs. my old roommates shitty old T-Fal set was an unbelievable improvement, even with the shitty coil stove.

That said...cleaning them by hand all the time sucks and I really only ever use the stock pot and a dishwasher safe-non stick All-Clad skillet I bought separately (at BB&B with a 20% off coupon). My knives are a shitty J.A. Henckel set though and will be one of the first things I upgrade when I buy a house.

The MC2 looks like a very respectable set, especially for a younger dude. Kudos. I clean all my pans by hand any way so that doesn't bother me. I've been using a relatively inexpensive, but very serviceable, calphalon fry pan as my work horse for the last year or so. Just to develop the discipline of proper maintenance etc. for stainless before buying the good stuff.

Henckels are usually good from what I understand. I followed Alton Brown's advice in at least one regard: stay away from knife sets. That's where the lower grade product goes, individual knives are where you find the better quality. I looked at MAC for the chef's knife as I'd heard good things. I also looked at Shun, but I guess I'm too much of a traditionalist. I like a nice, hefty, German knife. So, I'm going to give Wusthof a try. It'll have the traditional heft of German knives but with the 14 degree edge it'll be closer to Japanese (10 degree) than Henckel (20 degree). One spot I'm making an exception is on a carving knife set. I'm going to go with a Shun DMS200 (around $250). I thought about going for the Hiro (around 4 bills) but I really didn't care for the shape. If I really wanted to be snobbish, I would go boutique and order from Murray Carter or simply get on the waiting list for a Kramer. But, since I want to put my chef's knife to work and not in a display over the mantle, I opted for a very good, very usable group of knives.

View PostSuitedAces21, on 17 January 2018 - 07:37 PM, said:

any of my cold state brothers have a plan to retire to warmer climates? this winter has convinced me, and i will move south come retirement (or sooner if i can make that work with work).

definitely considering snow birding. I figure I can shack with Ron and his step son. I'm sure the wife will have long since left him but he won't be quite sure how to get the 'kid' to move out.

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Posted Theraflu on 05 January 2018 - 12:19 PM

Ron, we watch too much CNN.

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Posted BigDMcGee on 02 January 2018 - 07:51 PM

The only thing that will make you feel better, is going to work and getting everyone else sick, while you play hero for coming in, and doing absolutely nothing.

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Posted Essay21 on 30 December 2017 - 09:26 PM

Yeah, but they donít know they have bigger dicks too, so you have the upper hand. Strike now while they least suspect it.

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Posted SuitedAces21 on 26 December 2017 - 06:12 AM

like i said, tax cuts are a good thing. paying for them by cutting social programs is stupid.

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Posted Theraflu on 25 December 2017 - 08:41 PM

omg I don't see a poll option, but who doesn't think that SA is a republican?