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Brewing activities by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 05:42:06 AM EST
Brewing activities have been at a minimum of late.  I do have a Celebrator Doppelbock clone that has just finished diacetyl rest and needs to lager for sixty days.  It took forever to ferment, with only about 70% attenuation achieved.  We still have Octoberfest and Saison on tap, as there have been a lot less get-togethers recently.  I expect that to change and beer consumption to rise.

There is also a Kasteel triple clone that is aging out in keg down stairs.  Oh and a beer we are calling "Prestidigitation" which uses home-grown hops and a variety of ingredients we simply had laying around.  It's the beer equivalent of refridgerator velcro pie.  It is aging out a bit in the basement, it turns out that our home grown whole hops are quite a bit stronger  than we had anticipated and the beer is less of the easy bitter we were looking for and more of an APA.

I'm not sure what we are going to brew next.


Gedvondur



"I love my brain. It's the only organ I can afford to lose." --frijolito
I don't have the patience to lager that long by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 06:13:05 AM EST
I should, but I'm usually so eager to drink that I keg it early.

If I get my Pilsner done, I can let it lager longer.


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Lagering by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 06:28:41 AM EST
I don't either, but with two beers on tap and other beers in front of it I can handle it.  That and I have eight Corny kegs, one of which is dedicated to lagering.  I shortened the pickup tube and use it just for that.  I have a little chest freezer that does nothing but lager beers one at a time. 


Gedvondur

"I love my brain. It's the only organ I can afford to lose." --frijolito
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Tolkien by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 06:17:50 AM EST

how can you not love a movie where a major characters expounds on Tolkien?

Not exactly a 2008 movie, but I can't read that without thinking of Randall Graves' reenactment of all three Lord of the Rings movies in approximately two minutes. Clerks II - breaking down barriers to lowerhigher intelligence.



I count movies the year I see them in by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 06:20:19 AM EST
so Clerks II could be a 2009 movie, if we watch it. I'd rather see Mallrats, filling in that vital slice between Clerks and Chasing Amy.


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Watch in order. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 06:38:47 AM EST
Just get the entire run of ViewAskewniverse movies and watch them in a period of time not greater than what you can remember the things that happened, loosely, in the first before seeing the last.

The little nods and links between movies are sometimes tenuous, and sometimes hilarious. But Clerks II ending with Kevin Smith's mom pulling Milk Maid duty, wearing what looks like the same outfit she wore in Clerks, that's poetry.

TRIVIA: Kevin said he asked his mom to look for that old outfit and she claimed she couldn't find it. Then she showed up in an outfit that looked almost exactly the same for the shoot. Life->Art->Life->Dick and Fart Jokes



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I'll have to see if Mallrats is on our library by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 06:45:12 AM EST
system, if Human Highway is, Mallrats should be.


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I'd sure think so. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 06:47:54 AM EST
God, that kid! That kid is BACK on the escalator.

Ah, the classics.



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I've lost control again by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 09:27:35 AM EST

Actually, I know exactly where it is, and I've been meaning to watch it for a while. Maybe that's a festive holiday film for me to watch tonight. That zany Ian Curtis sure knew how to light up a party with his witty repertoire. I'm actually looking forward to seeing it, but have issues assigning the time to sit down that long.

Save up some of that snow. You'll be able to break it out and show the grandkids, post-warming, how it used to fall every year, all winter long. You'll need the physical evidence to prove it, since I'd guess kids would assume every image was Photoshopped by that point.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
You can't hook up a DVD player to your donutphone? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 09:33:11 AM EST
Lame I tell you.

It is a feel good film.


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I used to make off-site backups by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 12:07:13 PM EST

but then I realized I won't watch movies on the phone screen, either, for the same basic reason.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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I must admit that while watching it by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #11 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 11:15:10 AM EST
I was thinking Curtis would be an influence you'd admit too.


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The Joy Division to New Order transition by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 12:09:29 PM EST

was one of the finest aesthetic public relations success stories of the late 80s. What's not to like? And unlike so many of his predecessors whining about how miserable life was, Curtis was a man of action.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Right, take Robert Smith, he's been whinging by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #16 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 01:40:32 PM EST
for over 30 years, and he's still around.


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That's just the thing. by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #17 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 03:26:00 PM EST

Had he, or someone in his band, hung themselves on the eve of their success, the remaining members could have formed a disco revival act and cranked out 4/4, 3-chord ditties from now until the cows came home, cashing checks, taking it easy, and engaging themselves in serious fetish research.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Gettin' a Wii... by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 11:47:41 AM EST
It's amazing how much the add ons boost the total price, isn't? Lamb wanted to get Guitar Hero World Tour, I nearly fell over when I saw how much it would cost. Took all of her Christmas money, plus some shekels of my own.

SWHTL poked me for coughing up the cash but, I pointed out, truthfully, that Troll Jr and I have a long standing practice of splitting the cost of games (since I play them too) so it only seemed fair.

But then she had the nerve to accuse me of cheating because she caught me playing on "beginner" mode....



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The base set really doesn't play to it's strength by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 11:54:43 AM EST
you need at least two remotes for fun playing with a sibling. and DDR is more fun in competitive mode, before you know it's double what the base set cost.


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