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Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:35 am UTC
by shinybaby
Gharbad wrote:nearbeer is non-alcoholic beer.

is 'nearbeer' a bit of Canadian nomenclature, maybe? :D

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:59 am UTC
by aetherson
no.
that'd be "near-bear".
Totally different.

So, Foster's:Australians::MillerLite:Americans?

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:48 pm UTC
by MFHodge
xndrew wrote:Just wondering, how many guys/men/boys here, at some point, thought, "Hey, Ian... I can get behind that."

I have clearly never had any thought related to that.[/shifty eyes]

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:53 pm UTC
by xndrew
VTHodge wrote:
xndrew wrote:Just wondering, how many guys/men/boys here, at some point, thought, "Hey, Ian... I can get behind that."

I have clearly never had any thought related to that.[/shifty eyes]

Mods never lie, right?
Honestly, I've seen pictures of him that made me curious in ways that made me consider if I'm gay.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:38 pm UTC
by Ian Ex Machina
*Looks at VTHodge*
*Looks at signature*

Hmmm :p

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:40 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
aetherson wrote:no.
that'd be "near-bear".
Totally different.

So, Foster's:Australians::MillerLite:Americans?


Well, no.. because some Americans will willingly drink Miller Lite.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:42 pm UTC
by Belial
Some Americans will willingly drink Budweiser. Or Pabst Blue Ribbon. It's a tragedy.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:46 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
You know, after reading that over, I have to disagree. If there's a person who's going to drink Pabst solely because it's fashionable, they're being punished already. Because they're drinking Pabst. I mean.. .. well, okay, that's my point in it's entirety.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:17 pm UTC
by aetherson
True.
People do willingly drink Miller Lite.
I don't understand it.
It glows under UV light.
I mean really. Do you want to drink something that glows?

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:33 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
I've given up trying to understand what would possess someone else to drink something I find disgusting. Just keep this horrifying thought in mind.

The Miller Brewing company is large. Large enough to have an extensive marketing team, and large enough to do various blind taste tests. After coming up with various formulas and testing them out on small population samples, that is what was determined to be acceptable.

Think of what they rejected, and shudder in horror as you realize, somewhere, some brewer whipped it up, took a sample to try out and said "That'll do."

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:38 pm UTC
by Belial
aetherson wrote:True.
People do willingly drink Miller Lite.
I don't understand it.
It glows under UV light.
I mean really. Do you want to drink something that glows?


In short, yes. Yes I do. Things that glow are awesome.

However, I would also like it to taste good. And Miller Lite tastes goddamn awful

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:40 pm UTC
by rachel
Belial wrote:
aetherson wrote:I mean really. Do you want to drink something that glows?

In short, yes. Yes I do. Things that glow are awesome.


I agree. The fact that it glows doesn't turn me off at all. It's not good, but it's cheap, and I've spent many a night drinking Miller because it's what we could afford.

That being said, I do enjoy good beer. I just sometimes like to slum.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:38 pm UTC
by aetherson
But if you're going to drink cheap beer, why not go for something like Southpaw?
At Uni it was like $5 for a 6 pack.

Miller's about that. And if you have to drink a Miller product why not go for the one that tastes better?
Plus Southpaw has a higher alcohol content and Kangaroos on the bottle.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:54 pm UTC
by MoonBuggy
Belial wrote:
aetherson wrote:True.
People do willingly drink Miller Lite.
I don't understand it.
It glows under UV light.
I mean really. Do you want to drink something that glows?


In short, yes. Yes I do. Things that glow are awesome.

However, I would also like it to taste good.

Protip: the quinine present in a gin & tonic makes it glow under UV light.

Hmm, I'm thinking some kind of lab glassware, a few pellets of dry ice and a quantity of gin and tonic could make a rather awesome drinking apparatus.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:56 pm UTC
by Belial
Win.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:22 pm UTC
by aetherson
I'm sorry. I can't drink gin.
Bad reaction due to an ex-coworker of mine when I used to wait tables back in school.
She'd show up wearing the same thing from last night, reeking of gin and stale cigarettes. Her nick name was Bootsy.
Just thought I'd share.

(is the quanine why they used to drink gin in Africa and India? what with the malaria and all...)

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:23 pm UTC
by rachel
Gin is terrible. Every time I've ever had gin, I've thrown it up. I think it might be because the first time I had it, I had a gin and tonic and my brother-in-law made me drink all of it even though it was TERRIBLE.

Moral of the story: Do not drink gin. It's TERRIBLE.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:24 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Gin is awesome if you like eating orange peels and want to get drunk.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:26 pm UTC
by MoonBuggy
Not impressed with all the gin hate guys :(
aetherson wrote:(is the quanine why they used to drink gin in Africa and India? what with the malaria and all...)

The quinine's in the tonic water actually - it did used to be used by the British in India to help protect against malaria, and the gin just entered the equation when they had the bright idea of throwing in a bit of booze while they were at it.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:33 pm UTC
by MFHodge
100% of the bad Gin & Tonics that I have had have been caused by cheap gin. Quality is always a factor with liquor, but I think it is even more pronounced with gin.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:08 pm UTC
by Azrael
Second only to scotch., I'd say.

Also, you should take this gin criticism over to the Food / %Alcohol thread where Girl and I can beat you for having invalid opinions of gin. :wink:

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:12 pm UTC
by Jessica
give me scotch/whiskey any day.

though, I must say, I've recently found a love of good rum. Mmm good rum.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:15 pm UTC
by Zohar
I usually dislike any alcoholic beverage I try (I don't try a lot). I like tonic water, though. What do you think are the odds I'd like gin & tonic? I should try that next time I'm at a pub.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:23 pm UTC
by shinybaby
Gharbad wrote:give me scotch/whiskey any day.

though, I must say, I've recently found a love of good rum. Mmm good rum.

i have to admit, i'm a scotch girl myself.

i worked in a rum QC lab for about 5 years, including being trained to the taste test panel, and i *still* never really developed a taste for the stuff, though. i just can't wrap my head around it. beer (love the Mill St. Coffee Porter, love it... oh and Creemore Springs, especially the Urbock) wine, and scotch are my preferences.

on topic, a pic of me and a friend i've been known to share a pint with...
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Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:23 pm UTC
by xooll
Gharbad wrote:give me scotch/whiskey any day.

though, I must say, I've recently found a love of good rum. Mmm good rum.

When it comes to rum, "good" is a subset of "dark".

As for gin, it tastes and smells like something intended only for cleaning wounds. Tonic isn't exactly tasty either.

And I really want to know if there are any good beers that glow under ultraviolet light.


...and hey, look! it's a picture.
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This is me in the awesomest fog I have ever seen.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:28 pm UTC
by Jessica
Pictures? In the post yo face thread? NEVER!
<3 zim.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:27 pm UTC
by Ian Ex Machina
After mentioning fosters I seemed to have caused a discussion in the picture thread.
I shall help return this thread to its pictorial roots.

Image
I had stolen a hat for the night yay!

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:43 pm UTC
by davef
Ian's sig wrote:
VTHodge wrote:Ian Ex Machina - I'm 1% gay for you.


*raises hand*

Me, too.

Also, now is one of the times I really miss my long hair.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:32 am UTC
by cypherspace
I will never miss my long hair. I submit a photo of myself with long hair, compared to a photo of myself with short hair.
Spoiler:
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Never, for a second, will I miss that long hair.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:37 am UTC
by Fossa
Is that really you in both pictures? Wow. I never would have guessed.

It looks like you've lost weight in addition to losing hair and glasses. The new you is significantly cuter than the old you.

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:38 am UTC
by shinybaby
@Cypherspace: the shorter hair does suit you better...

@Ian: lovely, as usual!

@Davef: the question of the hour is not long hair v. short hair, but did you, in fact, grow back your beard?? :D

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:53 am UTC
by cypherspace
Fossa wrote:Is that really you in both pictures? Wow. I never would have guessed.

It looks like you've lost weight in addition to losing hair and glasses. The new you is significantly cuter than the old you.
It really is. There is about three years between pictures, but as for losing weight - I think I have actually put on weight between the pictures. The contact lenses do make a huge, huge difference though.

@Shinybaby: Just a tad!

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:42 am UTC
by parkaboy
cypherspace wrote:I will never miss my long hair. I submit a photo of myself with long hair, compared to a photo of myself with short hair.
Spoiler:
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Never, for a second, will I miss that long hair.


you look very slightly familiar. are you a goon?

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:36 am UTC
by Ian Ex Machina
@cypherspace: The blond short hair is nicer, also it almost looks as if you would be giving a thumbs up if your hand weren't cut in the second one :D

@davef: Hehe gay by percentages.

@shinybaby: awh thanks :)

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:06 am UTC
by cypherspace
@parkaboy - Nope. My ex-girlfriend is, but I doubt she'd have posted pictures of me.

@Ian - close! Full picture:

Spoiler:
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Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:51 pm UTC
by davef
shinybaby wrote:@Davef: the question of the hour is not long hair v. short hair, but did you, in fact, grow back your beard?? :D

Yes I did.
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Guess who I'm dressed as...
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From last Saturday night's fancy-dress party. Fun tiems!

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:46 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
davef wrote:
shinybaby wrote:@Davef: the question of the hour is not long hair v. short hair, but did you, in fact, grow back your beard?? :D

Yes I did.
From last Saturday night's fancy-dress party. Fun tiems!


Why..do you have giant cardboard scissors?

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:53 pm UTC
by davef
SecondTalon wrote:Why..do you have giant cardboard scissors?

File comment wrote:Guess who I'm dressed as...

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:54 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
You honestly can't expect me to read every little thing.

German Nihilist from the dream sequence in The Big Lebowski?

Re: Back to post yo' face

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:55 pm UTC
by davef
*hands ST a cookie*