Questions you want answered.

Falchion wrote:
Miashara wrote:

So how's the end of the world going for you guys? I had some lag issues, and an odd obsession with telling people Yog Soggoth is the Way, the Gate, and the Key.

Odd because you all already know that, right?

Yep that is odd.

I even got the tattoo for it here on the inside of my elbow.

Pity it never stops bleeding. Must be the fact that if you look really closely, you'll see that each tattoo ink dot is actually a tiny lamprey mouth constantly moving...

Loving it
+1 to both of you

I thought it would get warmer with the end of days; you know all the extra hell fires and meteor impacts. What did I wake up to in Ohio though......SNOW! Damn end of the world.

TigerBill wrote:

I thought it would get warmer with the end of days; you know all the extra hell fires and meteor impacts. What did I wake up to in Ohio though......SNOW! Damn end of the world.

It's in the high 50s and raining here, so maybe NY's getting all the hellfire

I haven't been outside yet, but it looks like Ice Age is the only possibility left here.

Just finished watching 2012, and the clock just swung past midnight here in Beijing. Guess those arks in Tibet are just going to go to waste, but at least I am pretty close to them.

Save me a seat on one of those arks.

Falchion wrote:
Miashara wrote:

So how's the end of the world going for you guys? I had some lag issues, and an odd obsession with telling people Yog Soggoth is the Way, the Gate, and the Key.

Odd because you all already know that, right?

Yep that is odd.

I even got the tattoo for it here on the inside of my elbow.

Pity it never stops bleeding. Must be the fact that if you look really closely, you'll see that each tattoo ink dot is actually a tiny lamprey mouth constantly moving...

Yeah, that's herpes.

I'm out of milk for coffee. It really is the end of the world.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

I'm out of milk for coffee. It really is the end of the world.

Milk in coffee is the end of the world. Coffe may be enjoyed with cream, or with nothing, no other options are acceptable.

Dakuna wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

I'm out of milk for coffee. It really is the end of the world.

Milk in coffee is the end of the world. Coffe may be enjoyed with cream, or with nothing, no other options are acceptable.

Cream? You still want to taste the coffee right? That's why you use milk. It cuts the bitter edge just a smidge. Cream just kills. It drowns. It destroys.

Strangeblades wrote:
Dakuna wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

I'm out of milk for coffee. It really is the end of the world.

Milk in coffee is the end of the world. Coffe may be enjoyed with cream, or with nothing, no other options are acceptable.

Cream? You still want to taste the coffee right? That's why you use milk. It cuts the bitter edge just a smidge. Cream just kills. It drowns. It destroys.

I find milk accentuates the bitterness, personally, and yes, I think over-creamed coffee is also gross.

Dakuna wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:
Dakuna wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

I'm out of milk for coffee. It really is the end of the world.

Milk in coffee is the end of the world. Coffe may be enjoyed with cream, or with nothing, no other options are acceptable.

Cream? You still want to taste the coffee right? That's why you use milk. It cuts the bitter edge just a smidge. Cream just kills. It drowns. It destroys.

I find milk accentuates the bitterness, personally, and yes, I think over-creamed coffee is also gross.

Hmm. Can you give me a direction to using cream then? Just a drop? Two drops? A particular type of cream?

This is all so wrong. Why are taste-buds being wasted on coffee with so much tea in the world to be enjoyed?

S0LIDARITY wrote:

This is all so wrong. Why are taste-buds being wasted on coffee with so much tea in the world to be enjoyed?

Hey, I like tea. Mind you I got hooked on it when I was younger.

"Tea. Earl Grey. Hot."

Sigh, yeah, I'm that person.

Strangeblades wrote:
Dakuna wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:
Dakuna wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

I'm out of milk for coffee. It really is the end of the world.

Milk in coffee is the end of the world. Coffe may be enjoyed with cream, or with nothing, no other options are acceptable.

Cream? You still want to taste the coffee right? That's why you use milk. It cuts the bitter edge just a smidge. Cream just kills. It drowns. It destroys.

I find milk accentuates the bitterness, personally, and yes, I think over-creamed coffee is also gross.

Hmm. Can you give me a direction to using cream then? Just a drop? Two drops? A particular type of cream?

Haha very good questions... but it's really a preference I suppose, and yes, type of cream makes a huge difference for me. I prefer this stuff we get from costco in a brown carton, but I forget what brand it is.

What kind of coffee are you talking about, and whose opinion are you concerned about?

If enjoying the coffee the way you like is most important - put mint jelly in it if you like.

If you're concerned about what a European, Turk, Frenchman, Spaniard, or some such think, AND you're talking about filtered coffee instead of espresso, you're not even talking the same language.

If you're asking an average Canadian, you're only talking the difference between double double, and one cream.

IMO unless you're serving someone, and you want to cater to their preferences, you only need to worry about how you like it. The hard question then becomes, "have I tried enough different things to know what I like"?

Ghostship wrote:

What kind of coffee are you talking about, and whose opinion are you concerned about?

If enjoying the coffee the way you like is most important - put mint jelly in it if you like.

If you're concerned about what a European, Turk, Frenchman, Spaniard, or some such think, AND you're talking about filtered coffee instead of espresso, you're not even talking the same language.

If you're asking an average Canadian, you're only talking the difference between double double, and one cream.

IMO unless you're serving someone, and you want to cater to their preferences, you only need to worry about how you like it. The hard question then becomes, "have I tried enough different things to know what I like"?

Great. Now serious connoisseurs are gonna think we're barbarians. Seriously, I can't stand take-out coffee, including Starbucks. It's all sh*t. Good gourmet stuff is what I love.

Strangeblades wrote:

Great. Now serious connoisseurs are gonna think we're barbarians.

Because we are barbarians. The swizzlepiss that passes for coffee in north america is shameful. Similar to beer. Yes, just like beer, you can find small, limited, custom made, high quality producing shops. But that's not the norm.

S0LIDARITY wrote:

This is all so wrong. Why are taste-buds being wasted on coffee with so much tea in the world to be enjoyed?

Solidarity indeed, brother.

*raised fist*

S0LIDARITY wrote:

This is all so wrong. Why are taste-buds being wasted on coffee with so much tea in the world to be enjoyed?

Solidarity indeed, brother.

*raised fist*

MoonDragon wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

Great. Now serious connoisseurs are gonna think we're barbarians.

Because we are barbarians. The swizzlepiss that passes for coffee in north america is shameful. Similar to beer. Yes, just like beer, you can find small, limited, custom made, high quality producing shops. But that's not the norm.

The quality of craft beer in America has long since surpassed the rest of the world, except perhaps Belgium for one particular style. And you can find it in any moderate sized city.

Ghostship wrote:

stuff

Wrong. My preference is the only yardstick worthy of conversation. Ok, just kidding, but my comments were not intended seriously, drink your brown water any way you like it!

Yes, Canada has crap coffee for mass consumption, and yes, I prefer to drink regular filtered coffee, but it must be made with the right temperature of water and have a minimum standard for the beans being used, and yes, it must never, ever be tainted by sugar or milk.

carrotpanic wrote:
MoonDragon wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

Great. Now serious connoisseurs are gonna think we're barbarians.

Because we are barbarians. The swizzlepiss that passes for coffee in north america is shameful. Similar to beer. Yes, just like beer, you can find small, limited, custom made, high quality producing shops. But that's not the norm.

The quality of craft beer in America has long since surpassed the rest of the world, except perhaps Belgium for one particular style. And you can find it in any moderate sized city.

Moondragon is Canadian. It's like some kind of post-apocalyptic beer wasteland North of the border.

(I'm only half kidding, I have not had great luck finding local micros when I head up there. Most of what I saw was imported... from the US)

oilypenguin wrote:
carrotpanic wrote:
MoonDragon wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

Great. Now serious connoisseurs are gonna think we're barbarians.

Because we are barbarians. The swizzlepiss that passes for coffee in north america is shameful. Similar to beer. Yes, just like beer, you can find small, limited, custom made, high quality producing shops. But that's not the norm.

The quality of craft beer in America has long since surpassed the rest of the world, except perhaps Belgium for one particular style. And you can find it in any moderate sized city.

Moondragon is Canadian. It's like some kind of post-apocalyptic beer wasteland North of the border.

(I'm only half kidding, I have not had great luck finding local micros when I head up there. Most of what I saw was imported... from the US)

Stop broadcasting our shame.

Strangeblades wrote:
oilypenguin wrote:
carrotpanic wrote:
MoonDragon wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

Great. Now serious connoisseurs are gonna think we're barbarians.

Because we are barbarians. The swizzlepiss that passes for coffee in north america is shameful. Similar to beer. Yes, just like beer, you can find small, limited, custom made, high quality producing shops. But that's not the norm.

The quality of craft beer in America has long since surpassed the rest of the world, except perhaps Belgium for one particular style. And you can find it in any moderate sized city.

Moondragon is Canadian. It's like some kind of post-apocalyptic beer wasteland North of the border.

(I'm only half kidding, I have not had great luck finding local micros when I head up there. Most of what I saw was imported... from the US)

Stop broadcasting our shame.

What?
Which Province?
You have to look for "Brew Pubs".
I admit It's probably difficult to find something on a scale between Brew Pub, and Labatt, though.

The Liquor Control Board, and Brewer's Retail (Provincially controlled distribution) must make it hard for micros to survive at that small scale.

The Ontario, Western Quebec area is pretty good.
Kawarth Lakes Brewery, Cremore Springs, Perth Brewing Co.. Quebec, if you're close to the border opens a few more possibilities.

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So I bought this not quite neon-orange monstrosity of a T-shirt, and was wondering if there were any precautions I need to take to ensure it doesn't bleed into my other shirts or vice-versa. The only one I'm really worried about is my grey Giant Bomb shirt. I've washed the grey shirt with my dark's and not had any problems with it, so I'm probably worried over nothing, but I thought I'd be on the safe side and see if anyone had any advice first.

Wash it alone on cold the first time, open the lid when it's halfway done to see if the water is peach (or throw in a clean white shop towel or fabric scrap that will pick up color). If not, then you're ok to wash it with regular colored shirts afterward. If it bled, wear and then repeat.

Jonman wrote:
S0LIDARITY wrote:

This is all so wrong. Why are taste-buds being wasted on coffee with so much tea in the world to be enjoyed?

Solidarity indeed, brother.

*raised fist*

Raises bone china in solidarity, squints a bit to keep monocle from dislocating.

clover wrote:

Wash it alone on cold the first time, open the lid when it's halfway done to see if the water is peach (or throw in a clean white shop towel or fabric scrap that will pick up color). If not, then you're ok to wash it with regular colored shirts afterward. If it bled, wear and then repeat.

Thanks! I threw it in with an old sock and I'll see how it turns out, in the meantime I'm going to go take cold medicine until I either pass out or start hallucinating that me and that fox are wondering through the desert wastes of Fallout New Vegas. Either way its going to be an interesting four-day weekend.

I really want one of those shirts now