Mr. X

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  1. This Board is not like the book

    If thatdid exist, I have this weird hunch that you'd be me and I'd be you. (For a while, of course. )
  2. Shakespeare or Batman

    23/30, which is about right for someone who hasn't read very much Batman.
  3. MDF: Return of the BATTLE HAT

    Why would we go anywhere but Max's? They have TV's, they have food, and theyhave what's probably the best beer list in Baltimore. (I mean unless Munich is in the final and MC wants a place where he can sweet talk the bartender into a round of shots, of course.) If Man City somehow makes it to the final, I'm gonna demand that Alex T makes his way over for the mayhem.
  4. MLB, Spring has sprung.

    To be honest, we've all been expecting this for years.
  5. Slug 'em back - Drinking Continues!

    Fort Point Pale Ale? [ETA]: Fort Point is the area of Boston where Trillium is located.
  6. Good points. I totally forgot about the last one, even though my parents have pictures from the Penn State spring game of my sister and I, maybe 4 and 7 years old at the time, with PSU players.
  7. Hah! I was just about to ask if anyone in here went to the spring games after Notre Dame's Blue & Gold game came on NBC Sports following the end of Premier League coverage. I went to Penn State's Blue/White game when I was in 1st or 2nd grade and we usually gota lot of customers for the Blue & Gold game when I worked at a cafe next to the ND campus. I recall the crowd having much more localsand much more young kids than a regular season game.
  8. MLB, Spring has sprung.

    They are the worst. Part of why I pay At Bat Premium is so we can always listen to baseball on the radio at home and never be stuck with WCBS.
  9. MLB, Spring has sprung.

    This is so very true. I couldn't tell you how many hours I spent listening to local baseball coverage on road trips.
  10. It was pretty damn tasty!
  11. MLB, Spring has sprung.

    All the grand slams. All of them.
  12. I thought I'd have some fun and make some top 10 lists that, with one exception, are not really genre-specific. Here's the first 4 lists I came up with: Albums Without Which I Would Not Be Who I Am Today The Beatles - "A Hard Day's Night" ('I Should Have Know Better' was the first song I ever learned on guitar.) They Might Be Giants - "Flood" (First album that showed me how fun music could be.) Descendents - "ALL" (The album that is directly responsible for me playing in bands.) Jawbreaker - "Unfun" (I've ripped off more guitar lines and drum parts from Jawbreaker than any other band.) Billy Bragg - "Back to Basics" Fugazi - "13 Songs" Misfits - "Walk Among Us" (My intro to punk rock, which happened in 9th grade.) Ani Difranco - "Out of Range" Universal Order of Armageddon - "The Switch is Down" (Brooks Headley is one of my favorite drummers, and my favorite bits of his are on this.) Drive Like Jehu - "Drive Like Jehu" (Mark Trombino is another one of my all-time favorite drummers.) Favorite Hip-hop Albums Wu-Tang Clan - "36 Chambers: Enter the Wu-Tang" A Tribe Called Quest - "Low End Theory" Black Star - "Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star" N.W.A. - "Straight Outta Compton" Beastie Boys - "Paul's Boutique" De La Soul - "3 Feet High and Rising" Handsome Boy Modeling School - "So... How's Your Girl?" GZA - "Liquid Swords" Nas - "Illmatic" Prince Paul - "A Prince Among Thieves" Desert Island Discs, Part 1 Marah - "Kids in Philly" Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - "Hearts of Oak" Chisel - "still Feel Gone" Lucinda Williams - "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" The Clash - "London Calling" Minutemen - "Double Nickels on the Dime" Uncle Tupelo - "Still Feel Gone" The Dismemberment Plan - "Emergency & I" Joni Mitchell - "Blue" Unwound - "The Future of What" Dischord Records (Yeah, a top 10 for a single record label. Why not?) Rites of Spring - "Rites of Spring" Fugazi - "The Argument" Three - "Dark Days Coming" Lungfish - "Rainbows From Atoms" Jawbox - "Novelty" Hoover - "Lurid Transversal of Rte. 7" Fugazi - "Red Medicine" Minor Threat - "Complete Discography" Slant 6 - "Soda Pop * Rip Off" Soul Side - "Soon Come Happy"
  13. MLB, Spring has sprung.

    Seems you can do so for At Bat here, but that's radio only. For premium, I suppose you could always create an account with your folks' email info and your credit card number, but then you'd be on the hook for the recurring charge. (On the other hand, annual birthday/Mother's Day/whatever appropriate occasiongift sorted for the forseeable future!)
  14. MLB, Spring has sprung.

    Phillies take a lead into the bottom of the 8th and totally blow it. There's still hope that this year will be better than the last and they'll only lose 98 games. Unrelated,'s At Bat Premium (i.e. the thing where you pay $20 per season to stream any team's radio feed for any game) is awesome b/c baseball on the radio is the best, but it's frustrating that the feed is so far behind TV that it becomes impractical to try to watch a game on ESPN while listening to the local radio commentary.
  15. Slug 'em back - Drinking Continues!

    I don't know about professional brewers, but I did come across a discussion on a homebrewer forum where people were talking about ideas for methods (e.g. adding flour to the mash or the boil (or both?))to do just this AND posting pictures of beers they made using these methods. So that is a thing that happens. Of course, that's one of the appeals of homebrewing for a lot of people -- you can do ridiculous shit for the sake of experimentation and not have the same concerns about money or reputation that a brewery might have.