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The Man 27th July 2020 05:42 AM

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Originally Posted by OldForester (Post 13169799)
:confused:

Much like Old Grand-Dad, Old Forester, Old Taylor and Old Overholt are all brands of whiskey. The first three being bourbons and the last a rye.

ETA:

Welcome to the party, everyone.

bruto 27th July 2020 09:30 AM

Back in the day, we used to call that "Old Overcoat." Horrible stuff.

Dr. Keith 27th July 2020 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by bruto (Post 13170401)
Back in the day, we used to call that "Old Overcoat." Horrible stuff.

I actually find it one of the best values in whisky: perfectly decent at a very reasonable price. I prefer Bulleit rye, so haven't bought the Old Overholt in some time, but I wouldn't pass on an Old Overholt Manhattan if offered.

quadraginta 27th July 2020 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith (Post 13170483)
I actually find it one of the best values in whisky: perfectly decent at a very reasonable price. I prefer Bulleit rye, so haven't bought the Old Overholt in some time, but I wouldn't pass on an Old Overholt Manhattan if offered.


Anything being called "whisky" which needs to be mixed with more than a couple of drops of spring water to be palatable doesn't deserve the name. Or to be consumed. The name is nothing more than a marketing ploy. A transparent one.

Same some shekels. Buy the cheapest vodka on the shelf ... and some grapefruit or orange juice.

Maybe Kool-Aid.

The Man 27th July 2020 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 13170582)
Anything being called "whisky" which needs to be mixed with more than a couple of drops of spring water to be palatable doesn't deserve the name. Or to be consumed. The name is nothing more than a marketing ploy. A transparent one.

Same some shekels. Buy the cheapest vodka on the shelf ... and some grapefruit or orange juice.

Maybe Kool-Aid.

Double Tavarski Vodka (160 proof) was my go to, get blasted in the pasted, cheap vodka.

Emily's Cat 27th July 2020 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Keith (Post 13170483)
I actually find it one of the best values in whisky: perfectly decent at a very reasonable price. I prefer Bulleit rye, so haven't bought the Old Overholt in some time, but I wouldn't pass on an Old Overholt Manhattan if offered.

Bulleit is a fave for Rye, Woodinville Rye is also good. For bourbon, I favor Maker's Mark.

carlitos 27th July 2020 03:40 PM

Old Forester is a brand of bourbon whiskey.

note to self - read the next page before responding.

Dr. Keith 31st July 2020 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 13170582)
Anything being called "whisky" which needs to be mixed with more than a couple of drops of spring water to be palatable doesn't deserve the name. Or to be consumed. The name is nothing more than a marketing ploy. A transparent one.

It doesn't need it, but I the drink was originally made with rye, so I prefer to have manhattans made with rye. If I'm having a manhattan.

Old Overholt with a touch of spring water is perfectly fine.

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Same some shekels. Buy the cheapest vodka on the shelf ... and some grapefruit or orange juice.

Maybe Kool-Aid.
Why do you want me to have diabetes so badly?

Dr. Keith 31st July 2020 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Emily's Cat (Post 13170686)
Bulleit is a fave for Rye, Woodinville Rye is also good. For bourbon, I favor Maker's Mark.

Marked for reference. Will have to try it out. Just emptied my big bottle of Bulleit Rye.

I've been indulging in some local goodness lately because I am drinking far less often: Garrison Brothers and TX Single Barrel. More complex than Makers, but still on the sweet side of things.

Lupus 3rd August 2020 09:59 PM

Is there a way to turn on swears?

arthwollipot 3rd August 2020 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Lupus (Post 13178801)
Is there a way to turn on swears?

Afraid not. And you'll get dinged by the moderators if you try to circumvent the autocensor. My suggestion is to swear like a trooper, and let the autocensor do its thing.

The Man 4th August 2020 07:35 AM

If I recall correctly you can cuss like a drunken sailor in the community section.

arthwollipot 4th August 2020 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by The Man (Post 13179210)
If I recall correctly you can cuss like a drunken sailor in the community section.

There's a workaround that lets you exploit the autocensor, and the rule isn't enforced when you do that.

Don't try it outside Community and Humor, though. :)

Gavin 7th August 2020 04:16 AM

Hello I have been coming here off on for the las few days I’m trying to get back into using forum based sites it’s been awhile I look forward to get involved in some intelligent conversations

The Man 9th August 2020 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Gavin (Post 13182429)
Hello I have been coming here off on for the las few days Iím trying to get back into using forum based sites itís been awhile I look forward to get involved in some intelligent conversations

Welcome Gavin, looks like you're past the 50 post mark needed to have an avatar. You can also request a custom title in the thread linked below.

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...81#post1205681

While not required, offerings of chocolates and premium libations can often motivate the title pixies.


Welcome, everyone.

MoeFaux 9th August 2020 11:30 AM

Welcome, Lupus and Gavin!



Gavin, I first met you in the Try to Kill This Thread thread - nice to see new people joining in. As The Man noted, you can add an avatar now that you've made over 50 posts. :)

Mike! 10th August 2020 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Gavin (Post 13182429)
Hello I have been coming here off on for the las few days I’m trying to get back into using forum based sites it’s been awhile I look forward to get involved in some intelligent conversations

Welcome Gavin, Lupus, and all other new members!
Despite immediate appearances, we're not necessarily a bunch of drunks.
Just thought it was worth mentioning. :thumbsup::D

The Man 10th August 2020 11:30 AM

Exactly, not a necessity but merely a preference.

Emily's Cat 10th August 2020 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike! (Post 13185276)
Despite immediate appearances, we're not necessarily a bunch of drunks.

Of course not! We're an eclectic collection of inebriated enthusiasts.

Thermal 10th August 2020 12:20 PM

Posting while drunk REPRESENT!

Wudang 11th August 2020 02:13 AM

You say "drunk", I say "getting into the same mindset as fellow posters".

Mike! 11th August 2020 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Wudang (Post 13186074)
You say "drunk", I say "getting into the same mindset as fellow posters".

You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary... :thumbsup::D

Wudang 11th August 2020 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike! (Post 13186380)
You say tomato, I say Bloody Mary... :thumbsup::D

Be careful! If say "Bloody Mary" 3 times quickly you get a slap around the head and a voice says "Get it yourself, you lazy sod!". Someone suggested it might be my wife but she always starts conversations by asking "Are you even listening?". Just an odd little verbal tic I guess.

Recycling old gags for a greener cornier tomorrow.

Guss 11th September 2020 12:40 AM

Hello all, nice to see the diversity of ideas.

arthwollipot 11th September 2020 01:02 AM

Ha! And we get accused of being an echo chamber. :D

ericlawson2001 12th September 2020 03:33 AM

New To The Group
 
Hi new to the forum. look like im gonna enjoy some of these discussions. Whats everyone view on the new king of england, Josepg Gregory Hallett???????????

Wudang 12th September 2020 07:18 AM

At first I though you misspelled "Dominic Cummings" but googling the name, Dom will have him in the Tower pretty fast.

quadraginta 12th September 2020 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by arthwollipot (Post 13219912)
Ha! And we get accused of being an echo chamber. :D


... an echo chamber

...

... echo chamber

...

... chamber.

Chanakya 12th September 2020 03:19 PM

Ah. Welcome to the forums, ericlawson2001. TBH, I hadn't heard of the King at all until you brought him up (and I googled your reference). If you wish to talk about him, we'd doubtless have an interesting discussion -- "we" as in here in these forums, not me personally. You can start a thread if you wish.

PPL 14th September 2020 02:50 PM

Lots of reading in this forum. Good.
 
Hello.
I just got the message at the top of the forum reminding me I hadn't posted since joining and should introduce myself. So, here I am. Originally my (late) wife was a member here way back in the day and I remember reading threads that she suggested and thought I'd find interesting. I registered again a couple of years back, but my recent reacquaintance is down to realising this was probably the best place to find discussion about COVID-19.
I'm interested in the content of most of the other subforums too (and will probably be more likely to post in those) but I feel I'm already benefitting from both the insight and back and forth about the Coronavirus compared to the mass media.
In any case, nice to be here again.
Andrew.

The Man 16th September 2020 07:15 AM

Welcome back Andrew (PPL). Sorry to hear about your wife passing. My girlfriend, Moebob, was quite active here but lately (since 2018) she just doesn't have any interest in the forum. While I don't indulge in the Coronavirus threads I do check 'em from time to time for any new relevant information. Hope to see you around.

Later

Dan "The Man"

PPL 16th September 2020 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by The Man (Post 13224885)
Welcome back Andrew (PPL). Sorry to hear about your wife passing. My girlfriend, Moebob, was quite active here but lately (since 2018) she just doesn't have any interest in the forum. While I don't indulge in the Coronavirus threads I do check 'em from time to time for any new relevant information. Hope to see you around.

Later

Dan "The Man"

Dan, thanks for the welcome.
I'm already enjoying reading some threads/topics on a number of subjects, and the Coronavirus thread is a good repository for uodates.
Thanks again.

ConfusedPlatypus 24th September 2020 02:06 AM

Hello. I figured I would introduce myself. It feels strange to be posting here after about a decade (has it really been that long?). I used to (for a couple of years) be a somewhat infamous poster who went by the username Marshmallow. People thought I was a troll but I was just suffering from some intense, unmedicated OCD, combined with grief and PTSD. It was an extremely difficult time or my life. I was being abused by family members and my mental health and self-esteem were in the toilet.

I wonder if anyone here remembers me. I no longer believe the things I used to post about. In fact, I don't think I ever really believed them in the first place. It was the unfortunate "what if" side effect of OCD. It makes you doubt everything. They don't call it the doubting disease for nothing.

Oh, and for anyone who might remember me, I'm a lady and not a dude (a few people got that wrong IIRC :D)

I don't really expect anyone to remember me. It's been ten or eleven years. I don't even know if anyone from those days still posts here.

I used to often post about conspiracy theories that I was scared could have the remotest possibility of being true. I was in fight or flight mode from the abuse and I wasn't really thinking straight. I posted some incredibly silly and downright ludicrous things.

(Waves to everyone)

Not sure if I'll stick around or not. Just thought it might be somehow cathartic to revisit a forum I used to visit during a dark time of my life and remind myself how far I've come since then.

Emily's Cat 24th September 2020 09:53 AM

Welcome back! I'm glad you're doing better :)

ConfusedPlatypus 24th September 2020 11:03 AM

Thank you so much, Emily's Cat. It's been a tough battle to fight, but man has it been worth it :D

Dr. Keith 24th September 2020 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by ConfusedPlatypus (Post 13234756)
Hello. I figured I would introduce myself. It feels strange to be posting here after about a decade (has it really been that long?). I used to (for a couple of years) be a somewhat infamous poster who went by the username Marshmallow.

You may want to check in with the mods about reviving your old account. They are a bit strict about socks and I would rather you come back on a good foot so that you can enjoy your time here this time around. If that makes any sense.

I'll also echo Emily's Cat and say welcome back and I'm glad you are feeling better.

Emily's Cat 24th September 2020 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by ConfusedPlatypus (Post 13235389)
Thank you so much, Emily's Cat. It's been a tough battle to fight, but man has it been worth it :D

I've been there for my sister through bipolar disorder, and with my spouse through PTSD. Getting your brain to behave is a big challenge, and a really painful undertaking. I'm glad you've had success!

ConfusedPlatypus 24th September 2020 11:20 AM

Hi Dr. Keith. I definitely hear ya. Unfortunately, it might not be possible to restore my old account because I haven't used my old e-mail address in years (if I'm not mistaken, I think microsoft deactivates inactive accounts after a certain time). Fingers crossed. Thanks so much for the welcome! :)

Emily's Cat, it sounds like you were super supportive to your sister and spouse which is awesome. Having a support network when facing mental illness of any type is so, so important. And it definitely was an intensely difficult challenge to get my brain to behave. It's still a struggle even now, but back then I could barely function.

Wudang 25th September 2020 01:12 AM

Another poster (AmyW) has been posting this year about how OCD affects her and it was quite an eye-opener for someone who associates OCD with the Hollywood conventions of washing their hands 10 times or checking the locks etc. Welcome. Hope you're doing well.

KayBur 12th October 2020 06:44 AM

Hello! My name is Kay. During quarantine, doing household chores, creating comfort, improving my fixing skills, I thought a lot about various things. Household chores for this process are fertile ground, because the hands are busy, but the mind is free. The first days I thought about what films to watch, but after a week I got tired of films. I'm not a movie buff. I went deep into reading, thought a lot about what I read. I recently found your forum and I think this is the perfect place to share my thoughts and discuss any issues.

The Man 12th October 2020 08:49 AM

Welcome KayBur, hope the forum makes your quarantine more endurable. Sorry to say that the first thing that came into my mind when reading your name is a event in the highland games called the caber toss. The caber is basically a telephone pole that one tries to toss such that it flips end over end.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caber_toss


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Welcome, everyone.

KayBur 13th October 2020 05:56 AM

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Originally Posted by The Man (Post 13255263)
Welcome KayBur, hope the forum makes your quarantine more endurable. Sorry to say that the first thing that came into my mind when reading your name is a event in the highland games called the caber toss. The caber is basically a telephone pole that one tries to toss such that it flips end over end.

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Welcome, everyone.

An interesting association. I like people with associative thinking. I myself often have different associations. I don't even know how it started. But at some point, associations began to come from watched films or read books.

The Man 13th October 2020 06:34 AM

Thanks, I find associative thinking helps balance out my tendency for dissociative thinking. I try to do both in moderation.


Having never been able to get through a written work of fiction longer than a short story, though I can read a technical manual or reference book from end to end. For me the associations are generally with quotes, movies, TV, song lyrics and a smattering of poetry. A lot of times things just seem to click together easily for me. A big advantage in my job of working with complex integrated elecro-mechanical systems.

KayBur 15th October 2020 07:58 AM

All have their own characteristics. I have had some kind of inability to watch films lately. So I noticed that even if the film is interesting, I still need to either watch something on my tablet, or urgently get the book I wanted to read. In general, there are a lot of small things. But when it comes to reading, I can read for hours.

quadraginta 15th October 2020 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by KayBur (Post 13258443)
All have their own characteristics. I have had some kind of inability to watch films lately. So I noticed that even if the film is interesting, I still need to either watch something on my tablet, or urgently get the book I wanted to read. In general, there are a lot of small things. But when it comes to reading, I can read for hours.


I used to be able to do both and actually retain most of the content from both.

Those days are long gone. Now when I read with the TV on I just look up every once in a while.

KayBur 16th October 2020 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 13259040)
I used to be able to do both and actually retain most of the content from both.

Those days are long gone. Now when I read with the TV on I just look up every once in a while.

Iím doing about the same thing now, but Iím still unhappy that I canít just sit and watch a movie. This is especially annoying when my wife and I decided to watch a movie, and I am constantly distracted. The wife is offended, thinks that I am not interested in her. And I don't understand how to explain correctly that I can't just sit and look at the screen right now.

warejohn 23rd November 2020 04:58 AM

Hey everyone. It's me john. I'm 27 years old working as a marketing agent :)

Emily's Cat 23rd November 2020 02:00 PM

Hello warejohn, and welcome.


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