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Still a bit bummed over the delay to season five of Mad Men. Luckily, I know how to cope, as I'm having my secretary bring some ice and a fresh bottle of Canadian Club.

Happy birthday Chloe, as our youngest niece turns six today.

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16. Charlie Sheen Receives Standing Ovation in Chicago Apr 5, 2011, 21:01 Sepharo
 
the audience chanted, "Detroit sucks!"

WTF Chicago?

From the article it sounds like Sheen's show still sucked but the audience was determined to "not be Detroit" and patiently endured the crap.

I'm sure if Chicago had been the opener we'd see the same story about people leaving as we did with Detroit.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2011, 20:00 Cutter
 
I just picked me up a bottle of CC (the 12 year old). Always love me a nice rye and coke or ginger...which I'm imbibing right now.

I'm all brown liquor for fall/winter, but all gin and vodka come spring/summer.

Eli's looks good. This is something Toronto is missing these days. We used to have all these great old taverns everywhere but they got gentrified and pushed out and there's only a few of them left. The restaurant scene just got too precious up here and we need a comeback for some good, old school taverns where booze is the order of the day. There are just so many good bars/taverns in the US major metros it drives me insane thinking about them.

I'm actually giving serious contemplation now to going for my green card and making the move to NYC or Boston simply because opportunities are so limited up here. Even as Canada's biggest city with 1.5 million in the city proper (over 3 mil in the GTA)we just don't have the population density to support a similar sort of scene. Coupled with the fact that it's expensive to go and drink here because our booze is taxed through the roof it's really not conducive to a good bar scene here like it is in the US. I'm actually trying to get into one of the major hotel chains like the Four Seasons where they encourage people to go work at their other places around the globe and learn.

A buddy of mine just got back from Milwaukee and said they have some phenomenal drinking establishments there.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2011, 18:32 xXBatmanXx
 
Blue wrote on Apr 5, 2011, 18:15:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Apr 5, 2011, 17:57:
Although that looks tempting....I am a beer/whiskey guy myself.

High Life and Powers or Jameson please. Thanks.

Same here. Except in my case it's whisky.

So make it a Schaefer and Grants or Ardbeg for me, please. Thanks.

whoa whoa whoa sir! What type of place do you think I frequent!? heheheh

I will have those tomorrow when I go to Eli's Bar and Grill. http://www.elisfoodandcocktails.com/
Tonight is Spring Street Tavern and bar bingo. http://www.springstreettavern.com/
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2011, 18:15  Blue 
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Apr 5, 2011, 17:57:
Although that looks tempting....I am a beer/whiskey guy myself.

High Life and Powers or Jameson please. Thanks.

Same here. Except in my case it's whisky.

So make it a Schaefer and Grants or Ardbeg for me, please. Thanks.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2011, 17:57 xXBatmanXx
 
Although that looks tempting....I am a beer/whiskey guy myself.

High Life and Powers or Jameson please. Thanks.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2011, 16:31 Cutter
 
At the famed Blue Bar of New York's Algonquin Hotel this was the drink of choice for a few years with the ad/fashion/writer crowd. It's a damn fine cocktail and looks great to boot. The guys from Mad Men would have been pounding these on their liquid lunches.

The White Spider

1 small egg white
1 tbsp. fine sugar
1 cup fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 oz. gin
3/4 oz. Cointreau
1/3 tsp. sugar


1. Make a sour mix by combining egg white and sugar with lemon juice.

2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1 1/2 oz. sour mix, gin, Cointreau, and sugar. Shake vigorously, then pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2011, 16:28 Hoop
 
Happy birthday
Bats & Chloe Cake

Easy on the orange juice tonight guys.
 
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Um .. Behind you...
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2011, 13:16 Creston
 
Awwww. Watching that tsunami dog get reunited with its owner nearly made me weep like a little girl...

Creston
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2011, 12:29 Acleacius
 
Happy Birthday xXBatmanXx and Chloe!  
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.That is easy.All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.It works the same way in any country.
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2011, 11:23 nin
 

Happy Birthday, Bats (and Chloe)!
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2011, 11:22 Steelcamp
 
In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.

And it just may shutdown this weekend.... WooHoo ill get to work much faster.
 
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3 billion+ men in the world and my sisters keep going back to the idiots...
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2011, 11:19 xXBatmanXx
 
Happy birthday Chloe, as our youngest niece turns six today.

Happy bday Chloe! I forgot we share level up day!

As my attribute I have chosen: Luck +1

(This also marks another anniversary of "BluesNews Server meltdown and outage week(s)")
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2011, 11:14 Ratty
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 5, 2011, 10:50:
On another note, how can selling meteorites be illegal? NYtimes editors are seriously out of their minds...
To be fair to the Times the headline does say it's scientists who are calling the market black.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2011, 10:50 Creston
 
as I'm having my secretary bring some ice and a fresh bottle of Canadian Club.

And smoke a pack of cigarettes, of course. Can't forget that.

Creston
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2011, 10:50 InBlack
 
Ive just started watching "The Wire". Borrowed the whole 5 seasons on DVD from a friend on a recommendation. Pretty good stuff.

On another note, how can selling meteorites be illegal? NYtimes editors are seriously out of their minds...
 
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I have a nifty blue line!
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2011, 10:32 nin
 
Still a bit bummed over the delay to season five of Mad Men.

Dude, you made it through the gaps in Sopranos seasons. This should be easy.
 
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