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If I were an executive for Ambien, at this point I would be considering issuing a statement condemning the use of Twitter while prescribed Ambien.

am_Unition  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Random opinions about alcohol

I agree with bfx. There are some sours that I enjoy, but I can't ever drink more than one. Pilsners or lagers, though? Line 'em up.

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We just had a $100 starter kit and followed their recipe. My biggest transgression was buying distilled water, which I thought would be a safer bet than spring water, until we tasted some of the water after brewing and realized that it tasted weird. Turns out that we’re conditioned to prefer the taste of minerals. Makes total sense. I’m dumb.

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Pilsners are a tie with Belgians, for me. Pilsner Urquell, yessir. Most of my other faves are local microbrews.

My girl and I just finished our first batch of homebrew, a “Pilsner”, and it’s an abomination. We’re both beer snobs, luckily, it’s not just me.

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I guess it tastes less like ash when you’re smoking cigars in tandem. I’ve done that a handful of times and always found it enjoyable, but I was always in great company, so disentangling the sensation from the circumstances is difficult.

Some IPAs are mildly enjoyable, but I worry that I just like high ABV beers. Belgians, MMMMmmmmmmmm

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I love that there's an IPA called "palate wrecker", at least they're not pulling any punches

    The only possible result here is that intelligence agencies are poorer of knowledge.

You're saying that as if it might not be a thing Trump wants?

No doubt, I just prefer consistency in my Trump exposés.

I dunno if Manigault is exactly infallible. But I imagine the book is generally more true than not.

But I do know I like seeing NPR articles I can point to that prove they strive for objectivity in their reporting.

am_Unition  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: SPACE FORCE

    This budget will make America a lean, mean fighting machine with bulging, rippling muscles and not an ounce of fat.

    All schoolchildren will be taught by an F-35 wearing a Make America Great Again hat.

HAHhahahah, how did I miss that one??

I'm glad you caught my edit. Yeah, unfortunately, I think her new piece is just a bit too slathered in sarcasm to achieve the same incredible feat. I especially loved the dig at Musk.

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Which is especially ironic when he holds a Congressional majority. It's almost like the Congresspeeps don't want to be associated with a terribly large amount of Trump's policies after he leaves office.

But yes, this has been a master class in "Why You Don't Give One Man Too Much Power", something the Democrats are just as guilty of doing under Obama as the GOP was with G.W. Bush. Well, I dunno. The Patriot Act is legendary.

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I believe you were right about that, by the way, but it was almost refreshing to hear an even slightly nuanced defense of anything Trump has proposed. Caught me off guard. I'm sure if you force fed him truth serum and then asked him why he wants to create a Space Force, he'd say "yeah it just sounds cool, but more importantly distracts from all of the various investigations and lawsuits against me".

edit: no satire detected here:

    We have run out of things to throw money at on earth.

    Look there are only so many decorative napkin holders with your initials on them that you can possibly get before you are decorative-napkin-holdered out. You can only commission so many large oil paintings of yourself in a red hunting jacket staring wistfully at your pack of hounds, and you can only buy Scott Pruitt so many first-class seats and personalized telephone booths before you start to feel empty and bored.

    And then what can you do? You cannot build yourself an enormous armored suit and go around fighting crime. (Well, you can, but it is frowned upon.) You can build an ill-received rescue submarine and then leave it in a cave, after calling the actual rescuer a pedophile, but … Elon Musk already did it, and there is no reason to wish to do it again.

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