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Out of the Blue

This is insane... April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, so what are April snowstorms supposed to bring? Snowplows? Tears to the eyes of cabin-feverish webmasters?

I don't know either. But I do know this... this isn't right. Here's an authentic HTML recreation of the view from my window:

   
   

There you go... you've heard of the expression 'the next best thing to being there'? If it's spring-like in your area, this is better than being there.

Link of the Day:  Magical Mugs. Thanks Mr. Wight.
Stories of the Day: Millionaire game show cheats ordered to cough up hefty fine. Thanks Mike Martinez.
Hanky Panky school opens. Thanks Judas.

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89. Re: Very cool Wookie =) Apr 13, 2003, 17:19 Asi9
 
Small world, innit? I wonder if there are any other ex 23 CAV lurkers out there...:)

The artist formerly known as Sir Asi9 @ Ni!


 
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88. Re: User Info Pop-ups Apr 9, 2003, 20:48 Ray Marden
 
  • Funny jokes/comments from time to time.


  • Having some long-standing, if not peculiar, friendships with people.


  • Occasionally deep discussions.


  • I think that I am ahead nearly every day.

    Yes, using the bullets just for you :D,
    Ray

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    87. Re: User Info Pop-ups Apr 9, 2003, 20:21 Bronco
     
    Thank you, Xymph Frans.

    Ray, are you not depressed to see you have nowhere higher to go than guru?

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    86. Re: User Info Pop-ups Apr 9, 2003, 18:12 Ray Marden
     
    Thank you, Xymph Frans.

    Wishing you would fix your posting name already :),
    Ray

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    85. Re: Jesus H. Christ, SNOW??!?!?! Apr 9, 2003, 10:21 ExcessDan
     
    Does anyone read the rules anywhere on the net? The only place I read the rules is in certain irc channels (which I will leave unnamed ) where you get banned automatically if you don't follow them

    I'm half way to guru

    Dan
    Intel 486SX, Trident video, 8MB RAM, 14" Generic Monitor, 100 MB HDD, Windows 3.11
     
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    84. Re: Jesus H. Christ, SNOW??!?!?! Apr 9, 2003, 10:09 nin
     
    When will the no-no list be published? Seriously.

    This isn't a bad idea, even though I'm sure it creates more work for Blue. I tend to be a smart-ass from time to time, and I want to make sure I don't get "muted" myself.

    If it got put on the same page as when you sign up for an account (say, above the fill-in-the-blanks), no one could say "I never saw that!". (Not that they won't say that anyway!)

    Oh, and since we're talking alcohol, a toast to the muted fredster. I like him better already!

    Hoping the message board doesn't drive Blue to turning it off (and signing off like Ray).

     
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    83. Re: User Info Pop-ups Apr 9, 2003, 10:01  Xymph 
     
    As noted, Blue's runs a different scale, ...
    FYI, here is that scale:

    0- 99 Bearcub
    100-199 Novice
    200-299 Amateur
    300-399 Apprentice
    400-499 Graduate
    500-599 Pro
    600-699 Senior
    700-799 Veteran
    800-999 Master
    1000+ Guru


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    82. b33r Apr 9, 2003, 09:50 Armengar
     
    Newcastle Brown Ale is good stuff. I dunno if you can buy it in the US though.

     
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    81. Re: Jesus H. Christ, SNOW??!?!?! Apr 9, 2003, 09:38 Bronco
     
    Posting to pretend you are someone else is on the official no-no list too.

    When will the no-no list be published? Seriously.

    And yes, I am aware that the foibles of the forums do not help, but I'll risk the attractive nuisance lawsuit here.

    Thanks for the smile. It brightened up an otherwise rotten day.

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    80. Re: User Info Pop-ups Apr 9, 2003, 09:19 Ray Marden
     
    The "titles" are just based upon the number of posts made, being a scaled down version of the naming system that the full Chatbear system uses. If I recall, the "guru" title pops up at the 1,000 post level. I would expect that the more frequent posters, Bronco and Hump come to mind, have the same title.

    As noted, Blue's runs a different scale, but this is how Chatbear normally breaks things down:

    http://www.chatbear.com/new/top100.shtml

    Having no idea what the "pro" breakdown is,
    Ray

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    79. Canadian Beer Apr 9, 2003, 08:57 Esox Lucius
     
    I had assumed when I posted that someone would recognize "Canadian beer sucks" as a quote from the movie Canadian Bacon. Pretty funny movie. I didn't mean to turn Blues News into a beer and alcohol forum.  
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    78. User Info Pop-ups Apr 9, 2003, 08:28 Anvil
     
    Only just discovered the mouse over pop-ups on usernames and faintly amused to discover that whilst Blue is a pro Ray is a Guru.

    later

    Anvil
     
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    77. Re: Jesus H. Christ, SNOW??!?!?! Apr 9, 2003, 08:26 Anvil
     
    Bronco and others may be interested in http://www.camra.org.uk if you are ever over this side of the pond



    Anvil
     
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    76. No subject Apr 9, 2003, 01:26 ExcessDan
     
    Don't forget Dr.Del 16671

    Oh ya and coors is some of the worst beer I have ever tasted and I wouldn't even give it to my worst enemy or even Dr.Del

    Dan
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    75. Re: Jesus H. Christ, SNOW??!?!?! Apr 9, 2003, 01:08 nmg
     
    Good ol' Texas Shiner isn't bad at all Best when consumed at Big Bend National Park on a hot July's night.

    NMG

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    74. Re: Jesus H. Christ, SNOW??!?!?! Apr 9, 2003, 01:04 Quaternion
     
    Yeah Rickard's Red is good stuff. That's what I drank when I lived in Ottawa. Now I drink Shiner Bock because I can't get Rickard's down here.

     
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    73. Alcohol Apr 9, 2003, 00:55 nmg
     
    Has anyone had any of the Woodchuck Ciders http://www.woodchuck.com/ ? Made in the land of Phish and cheesy tourism commercials, this has got to be the best Cider in the States (definitely not a mid-west drink). I believe this is the State-side brewer of the most excellent, greatest Irish cider: Bulmers, or Magners as it is known internationally (though you have to look through a hodge podge of web pages to find this fact out).

    A great Midwest regional is Boulevard Wheat--good ol' KC brew.

    Anheuser-Bush is another mid-west brewer... well, I don't really care for a Budweiser, or most of what they have to offer, but some of what they have is cheaper than pepsi in a can--which makes it a must for BBQ's with lots of people.

    Sam Adam's; no thanks. Coors; only good at the brewery. Natural Light; cheaper than tap water--waterier too (new adjective).

    There are some great English and Scottish Ales I really enjoy. But they are definitely better 'on location' than from a keg or bottle (ack!) that has been shipped half way across the globe, so I can hardly recommend any for state-side consumption. Does anyone know of any that are brewed in the states (but have their main brewery back in England)?

    I think I'm in love with Grolsch, the Danes, and their bottles. I think thats the only reason I drink their (famous state-side) beer.

    Guiness, Bass, and most stouts and ales Irish are certainly good. I've never enjoyed drinking my bread more than through an Irish stout! However, here in the states their taste is tarnished by a general lack of knowledge in how to pour a stout. Oh, and Killians is not Irish, damnit.

    Fermented drinks are just fantastic. What's anyones local favorite/recommendation?

    NMG

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    72. Re: Jesus H. Christ, SNOW??!?!?! Apr 9, 2003, 00:54 Ray Marden
     
    Stephen,

    For whatever it is worth, I do want to say thank you for everything that you do - from keeping a site open all the way to supervising us kids at play, unfortunate as that last one is.

    I certainly have quite an interest in this site, these message boards, and gaming as a whole. If there is ever anything I can do - not making certain comments, pointing things out, shutting up for a bit :), donating money, what have you - let me know.

    Thanks.

    Meaning that,
    Ray

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    71. Re: Jesus H. Christ, SNOW??!?!?! Apr 9, 2003, 00:40  Blue 
     
    Okay, enough of the account spoofing thing too. Posting to pretend you are someone else is on the official no-no list too. There's no real good that can come from it.

    And yes, I am aware that the foibles of the forums do not help, but I'll risk the attractive nuisance lawsuit here.
     
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    70. Re: Jesus H. Christ, SNOW??!?!?! Apr 9, 2003, 00:13 WarPig
     
    Never really developed a taste for the hard stuff although I will bring a flask of Crown or Seagrams to help warm my cockles during a chilly round of golf.

    Nothing worse than cold cockles.

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