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Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. LAdiablo

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    super typhoon just hit the Philippines
    displaced over a million in the city of Bicol
    was supposed to visit that area this year before 2020 happened
     
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    worked for the drummer of that band many years ago
    super cool guy and virtually broke
    music owes these guys a lot
     
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    Good God... that place doesn't need more tragedy, man. Shit...
     
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    that area gets hit a lot
    my gf is from there and her family still lives there
    we were doing some side hustles helping them rebuild
    guessing that just got washed out
    only so much cement can withstand
     
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    Slow start today...


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    That should do it.
     
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    Did anyone catch the Bill Maher show this Fri. night...and his remark, " we certainly don't need Trump to come here and campaign with one of his super spreader events...we prefer to get our COVID the old fashioned way...
    from Justin Turner".
     
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    i know there are a lot of classic rock guys on this site
    i found a guy that lives in Downey selling off his collection of original rock promotional posters all in frames
    its a pretty vast collection and he keeps listing stuff
    also pretty reasonable for originals
    https://www.ebay.com/str/setthetone
     
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    kind of float back and forth between whiskey and rum
    so crazy how both of those worlds have been turned upside down for me
    the Japanese are creating some of the most delicious whiskey i've ever tasted
    but i do love my rum since i kinda discovered how amazing the Central American rums are while i was there
    i think CR and Guatemala are the epicenter for truly great rum
    Centenario from CR is by far my favorite followed by Zacapa 23 in the $40-60 range which is tough after having picked it up for $20 at duty free but oh well
    just happened to notice a new brand (to me anyway) El Pasador de Oro also from Guatemala at just over $30 and its delicious
    having only had Bacardi, Myers and the PR and Jamaican brands it was an eye opener
    so weird how its taken so long for Central America to break this market but its here now that's for sure
     
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    Absolutely great documentary is SHO 's The Comedy Store...it is so full of what made our culture what is today, the way we think, the way we remember, just all encompassing in scope. And hilarious. Nostalgic. Sometimes sad.
    Probably one of the best things, overall, on TV in years. The information given and stories told are priceless.
    Don't miss it.
     
  10. irish

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    had some jamiacan run a few years back
    dude I knew travelled there and back a lot with his (jamiacan) wife
    some of the best tasting alcohol i’ve ever had
    similar to grand marnier but even better
     
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    a great cognac or brandy is an apt comparison
    sure there is great Jamaican i missed
    might be time to head north w a little sumpin sumpin lol
    and no i don't mean Rube and a friend although he would certainly be welcome
     
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    Sounds good. Here's hoping it shows up on Amazon Prime or Netflix one of these days.
     
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    Cognac or brandy=brain damage for yours truly
     
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    Are we the only people watching Fargo on FX? This year's edition features Chris Rock as a Kansas City mob boss in the early 50s.

    It's been a consistently good series and this edition is no different.
     
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    Love it. Have to see the latest one but I’ve really enjoyed this year. Chris Rock is doing much better acting than his first few eps.
     
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    Have I drawn too near to the northern star of the sun at the cost of the southern shine of the moon?
    Guess its time i stop teetletalin and meet y'all at the crossroads.
    Because your imbibers cant has become foreign to me.
    And I am so confused right now.
    So drop me back into the waters.
    Maybe I could use a dip.
     
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    RIP Alex Trebek...dude was a great host on one of , if not the, greatest game show ever.
    I guess we all knew it would get him sooner or later, but truly a very sad loss.
    Cancer gets another one...
     
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    Fuck cancer.

    Got two brother-in-laws fighting that shit.
     
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    Yeah. Trebek is all right. I won't say WAS because he's still alive in the truest sense. Not waxing religious, but I think it's worth pointing that out.

    Not a cancer fan either, @fsudog21 ... it's a force of nature though. Medical science is about 90X better at fighting it than they were when we were kids. Remember what THE C WORD meant in the 60s & 70s? It meant you were dead in a month. Now, something like 73 out of 100 cancer diagnoses survive at least another decade.

    That's not a happy thing, but it beats the alternative.
     
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    Two out of the blue observations to share ...

    1. Letter writing assignment with my seniors this week. They're supposed to write a letter to a literary character in a book they're reading right now, place it into the mail and postmarked by this Friday. When I get back after next week's vacation, I will read the letters and evaluate them very subjectively and favorably to their grades and we will talk about the ancient art of letter writing.

    Of 34 seniors, 11 had NEVER written a letter. Ever. OK. I can work with that.

    But three did not grasp the concept at all. When I explained that they were to write a letter and put a stamp on it and drop it in a box at the post office, their reaction was literally that they had no idea what a post office was. And I'm not kidding around.

    2. I brought in vinyl and played it in class today. DISREALI GEARS album. My seniors looked at it as if I had a fucking TRex on a leash in the classroom.

    Whisky. Tango. Foxtrot.
     
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