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    posted a message on What would you do if someone broke into your house?
    Hurt them in devastating ways, let's just say I'm Bruce Willis after he escapes from Zed in Pulp Fiction.

    I can imagine the end result of someone breaking into my house will be a lot like that.
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    posted a message on What was your first post on MCF?
    This is the earliest topic I could find,

    http://www.minecraft...g-should-i-get/

    Since it says: "Search limited from 13-July 11"
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    posted a message on When is the last time you laughed really hard?
    The time I re-watched the whole Nichijou series, as well as Arakawa Under the Bridge (1st and second season).

    I miss these shows so much.

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    posted a message on Mature answers please
    Quote from VincentMassey

    I am afraid I will get in trouble


    What kind of trouble?

    Arrested? Doubt it.

    Being honest and owning up to your mistakes is respectable, and that is what creates a positive reaction, and will bring people to come support you.
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    posted a message on Hard times.
    Approach her, privately of course, address your feelings.

    If she cannot reciprocate, then it's time to move one.

    If she can. Well hell then it's up to her to break it off, and you need to keep your relationship under wraps for as long as possible for your friend to overcome his old feelings.

    Worst case scenarios here are:

    1. You lose the girl, the girl you have feelings for now might become a figment of your past, and I hope that you can have an easy transition back to reality, reality that there really must be a girl that so far surpasses this one and you could forget her forever.

    2. You lose a best friend ... ah well that's tricky ... I myself have grown far apart of so many "best" friends they could be just mere acquaintances now, sure I see them now and again, but you are you and your friend is your friend ... rambling aside. There are just as many new best friends as there are new girls.

    To reiterate, make your feelings known, subtly or strongly, no matter the reaction you receive there is always a future for you, but if you don't try, then you'll just be a leaf stuck in the flow of a river you can't control.

    Take a stand, be strong, and make yourself known.

    You are a man aren't you!?

    Be passionate, be fickel, be shy or what have you. BE YOURSELF and make a stand, your future might possibly be written, but this isn't the time to go worrying about the critics statements.

    Heh, right I'm rambling on with metaphors.

    Take action, improve yourself, respect yourself, and make yourself and your self respect known to others.
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    posted a message on DirectTV Vs Viacom?
    I'm with Viacom on this one actually, those who DON'T use DirectTV have been paying the regular price for Viacom with all other services.

    DTV and their users should not have special treatment, I look forward to Direct finding a middle ground though, it is never fair to cut off your users due a simple money dispute.

    Just going to repeat myself, you aren't paying extra, you've had a free ride ahead of the rest, Viacom is just about to level the playing field. Greedy or not I stick by Viacom and I stick by the right for everyone paying just as much as everyone else.

    Equivalency should be our prerogative, even when it comes to television.
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    posted a message on Mature answers please
    Cold turkey ASAP.

    I started (**** I am about to head out to have one now actually) during my first years of college, been smoking close to 3 years now.

    Whatever you do, NEVER rationalize your habit to smoke that's all I seem to do lately.

    While cigarettes aren't necessarily a extremely addictive substance right of the bat, you need to stop as soon as possible and replace it with something else.

    Nice alternatives would be gum, toothpicks, yada yada.

    Also you need to tell people around you who will actually help you quit, people who can give you positive reinforcement.

    Good luck.
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    posted a message on The Craft Beer World!
    Quote from The_Pastmaster

    Anyone tried BrewDog's beers? We have two kinds at work and since this thread praises independent (Just an assumption as I have never ever heard about it) breweries I figure I might try it. I don't really like beer though. They all taste more or less exactly the same.


    I have seen a few BrewDog beers, I have yet to have any of them though.

    I really invite you to try as much as you can though, soon, you might change your mind about that sameness of all the beers you have tasted so far.

    Quote from Schmoople

    I've tried beer and I hate it. I have no idea why so many people like it, the same is true for coffee for me.


    I hope you can explore beyond the regular taste, macro is never the way to go, if you are of age or are soon to be of age, any beer that has an advertisement is absolute crap.

    It may be a simple case of getting use to it, which is a necessary action, I know plenty of people who could never drink an IPA and say it's good (which makes me die a little inside).

    Really the ultimate goal is to overcome your comfort zone, if you need to start with a hard cider or barley wine, I fully invite that proposal, there are so many kinds of beer you just might discover one that tastes good to you. So keep at it, giving up after a few tastes won't help you in any way.

    Take a flight, most breweries and brewhouse restaurants provide a $5-10 costing 5-7 taste experience of their current beers in about 2-4oz.

    All you have to do is try and you can start to accustom yourself to what beer really should taste like, as well as the wide variety it has.

    Quote from odiedodi

    You need to refine your palate to taste the undertones.

    Also I changed my mind, there is a type of alcohol I hate completely and would avoid drinking at all. Absinthe. Taste's like cough syrup, burns the **** out of my stomach and throat, and it leaves that terrible feeling in my mouth.


    As I've not yet had absinthe, I'm still open to trying it, but if we want to talk cough syrup then that would be the vile Jagermeister, a thick glass of black licorice and ass is all I ever get from that crap.

    Though, that hard stuff used to be my thing, but now it's all about that good beer and a few mixed drinks.
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    posted a message on The Craft Beer World!
    Quote from TheEvanCat

    It depends. Does brewing pay well?


    Well that differs on the position I might seek, if I want to be a brewmaster I would be working for a brewery to set up the recipes and brew method. If I wanted to open a brewhouse restaurant I'd be working towards creating a menu alongside running the brewery.

    Really to me, I can't really start a brewery or a brewhouse, but if I could be hired by a brewery as their brewmaster that would be a job I could really enjoy, it will be tough and require a lot of education into the world of microbiology and agriculture as well as all of the brewing technical methodology. To me though, a person who is your regular jack of trades I am really attracted to the possibility of actually doing something I will enjoy.

    Did a bit of research and it seems the regular starting salary for a brewmaster would be 30,000 - 35,000, beyond that with experience it might become more.

    After, I would be picked up by a brewery and make enough money perhaps then I’ll open my own brewery, or restaurant and make a larger salary
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    posted a message on The Craft Beer World!
    Quote from TheEvanCat

    He's active duty Navy right now, so he can't really join a brewery. It's just a hobby for him.


    A great hobby to have then, still looking forward to when I can join the ranks of homebrewers.

    And while I'm not sure if I might take this further into a profession i'm enjoying it as much as I can.
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    posted a message on The Craft Beer World!
    Quote from TheEvanCat

    He's testing it with different hops/mixtures/etc.


    Always a good practice, how far does his interest reach? Will he keep up just home brewing, or does he hope to join in with a local brewery?
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    posted a message on The Craft Beer World!
    Quote from TheEvanCat

    He's a homebrewer. Every other weekend we make it in our garage. He's got it on a cycle were one batch is being made, one batch is fermenting in a bucket, one batch is fermenting again after being moved to another bucket (so it keeps the dead yeast out of the beer), and one is being carbonated in bottles.


    All of the same type of beer? Or is each batch unique? I've met a few homebrewers who use the same system but vary their types.
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    posted a message on The Craft Beer World!
    Quote from odiedodi

    Meh. I've had a few IPAs. I'm very appreciative when it comes to things I like. I do enjoy bitter beers, but don't mind any beer. I judge alcohol and cigars based on how they compare with other examples in their classes. I wouldn't say an ale sucks because I prefer lagers or anything like that.


    I can appreciate cigars, a good 10 dollar macanudo is suitable for any situation, but when it comes to tasting other things, the smoke might ruin the taste of beers. (So if I'm done drinking, then, I'll have at a cigar)

    But if you want some serious IPA's avoid the gas stations and grocery stores, only good beer-loving liquor stores or pubs like Killarneys will have a keen eye for the good stuff.

    Mikkeller, Russian River, and the 10th Anniversary IPA Ruination from Stone. These places have keen examples of breweries and beers that actually have a stand out taste, nearly the best in fact.

    When it comes to classification, lager, pilsner, and ale etc. Really if you drink enough different brands with the same class (which takes a while) you can figure out those subtle differences but also the similarities, a lager always needs that taste for it to be a lager.

    But most of these classes are from the brewing methods anyway. A belgian trippel from Bruery might taste almost identical to a Boston Lager from Sam Adams, but the method of its creation is different and the difference of taste, even if slight, can still make it stand out.
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    posted a message on The Craft Beer World!
    Quote from TheEvanCat

    I help my dad brew beer. It's not illegal if I don't drink it.


    That's nice, does he own a brewery or work for one?

    Or is he a Homebrewer?
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    posted a message on The Craft Beer World!
    Quote from odiedodi

    Protip, any beer with the phrase "high life" in the name is going to be false hope ghetto **** beer. As far as microbrews and craft beers go, I've got a list of stuff I want to try, but I don't have the money right now. I definitely plan on picking up some arrogant ******* soon, but I don't think that can really be considered a micro brew anymore considering how popular it is now.


    Arrogant ******* is definitely Stone's staple, and when you have the money, I certainly recommend you go to their brewery or even their restaurant out in the San Diego area.

    As for that particular brew, I quite like it, along with its Oak Barrel variant. If you are up to more like it a few of the Rogues have a nice taste as well. I also recommend you don't go out and immediately try a India Pale Ale (or IPA) it won't be pleasant unless you have a few regular Pale ales first and adjust to the bitterness, then you can ascend the ladder of hoppiness towards master beers like Pliny the Elder from Russian River and Anniversary Ale from Port Brewing.

    A couple other nice Stone beers would be Levitation, and Sublimely Self Righteous Ale.

    MY protip: 32's that taste good tend to range between 5-10 dollars, secure that much money and your in like flint, you should also see if you might have suitable glassware for the particular beer you are drinking.
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