MisterOJ

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  1. This is pretty much me. Except for the part about buying and planing to read The Broken Earth. Although, I might do that at some point. There's just too much other stuff out there that I would rather read before going back to an author I really didn't care for at all the first time around.
  2. This whole thread has been interesting, but it's made me think of a similar question, and one I'm not sure I have an answer to. And it's this: Do authors (specifically sff authors) have an obligation to others in their field not to ruin the marketplace for other authors? At some point, if enough readers get frustrated with big name authors not completing series, is it possible that the blowback is felt by other up-and-coming authors? The fantasy genre (and sci-fi to a lesser degree) relies heavily on series. If readers stop buying first and second books in a series because they're frustrated with authors who fail to deliver on their own undertakings, will that eventually adversely affect the others in the field?
  3. I've really been liking Evans Williams 1783 lately. It's wormed its way into my rotation of daily drinkers, despite being lower proofed than the rest. Right now, my dailies are the 1783, Very Old Barton bonded, Henry McKenna 10 year and Wild Turkey 101. I also have a bottle of Bernheim Wheat Whiskey that I'm trying (unsuccessfully) to polish off. I liked the first couple drams from the bottle, but a little over halfway through, I've decided it just isn't for me. Too sweet and and boring overall. I won't be buying it again.
  4. So, one thing about soccer I don't understand. Why are there two cup competitions in England? Don't most countries only have one? Or do other countries have a couple of tournaments too, you just never hear about their version of the League Cup?
  5. I finished it a couple days ago. I thought it was pretty entertaining. Not necessarily high art, but it kept me watching. One thing about that ending though... was Netflix committed to a second season from the beginning? Because if not, that's a heck of a gamble. If this one season was all we got and it ended like that, I'd be super pissed.
  6. New, small distilleries are at such a disadvantage. It takes years to produce a good product and most people don't have years to wait before trying to turn a profit. So, these craft distilleries do the best they can, I guess. But at the end of the day, the end result is almost always young and overpriced. So, as a general rule, I stay away from them.
  7. Yeah, I've had the service for a couple months now because my wife and daughters liked watching the Big Brother live feeds. Honestly, I've checked it out during that time and it's a garbage service. There's nothing else there that I would pay for. But, since I already have it - I'll keep it through the end of this season of Discovery.
  8. Pretty much this. Sure, Before Watchmen was pretty much a flop, but screw that bushy haired wizard.
  9. Nowadays, there's two ways to watch EPL games here in the US. There's the games broadcast on the regular TV channels (NBC, NBC Sports, and occasionally a third channel if NBS Sports has something like Formula 1 going on and can't broadcast a soccer match). Those will just cost you whatever your cable subscription is. All the other games are streamed on NBC Sports Gold, and a subscription to that is $50 for the entire season. These are (for the most part) the less popular matches. All the big matches get put on regular television. But the $50 subscription fee only gets you the matches not broadcast on TV. To watch everything, you need to have your normal TV package that includes NBC Sports, etc., plus the $50 Gold subscription. ETA: This weekend, for example, on regular television we get: City v. Liverpool Arsenal v. Bournemouth Everton v. Spurs Stoke v. United Burnley v. Palace and Swansea v. Newcastle The matches on Gold that require the $50 subscription are: Southampton v. Watford Leicester v. Chelsea Brighton v. West Brom
  10. Blanton's, Eagle Rare and Weller are all produced by Buffalo Trace. Weller is a completely different bourbon than the other two, though. It's mash bill uses wheat instead of rye. I don't really like Weller Standard Reserve at all. I have a bottle of the Weller 12-year right now and it is delicious, however. It has one of the best oak char flavors of any bourbon I've ever tried. The SR gives me this weird fake cherry flavor that I don't find appealing at all. The sad thing about the 12-year is that it's next to impossible to find in the wild. MSRP is somewhere around $30 for a fifth. On the secondary market, it's not uncommon to find 12-year going to $120 a bottle though, because of the stupid Pappy craze. The Weller products are made from the same distillate as Pappy. The only difference is that the barrels don't get the prime aging locations in the rick houses that the Pappy barrels get. So, essentially, if you're drinking Weller, you're drinking a less refined Pappy. And so, it's next to impossible to find now.
  11. The main one I'd suggest is Henry McKenna 10-year. I'm pretty sure it's nationally distributed and pretty easy to find. Down here, it goes for about half what Blanton's sells for. Elijah Craig small batch is another easy-to-find option at a lower price point. But if you see both, go for the McKenna first. They both have a very similar mash bill to Blanton's. (Blanton's has 15 % rye while the other two have 13%) They're also made by Heaven Hill, which is really just good value for almost every product they make. I'd also suggest Four Roses single barrel for a third option with slightly more rye than Blanton's. It's also really, really good.
  12. Honestly, there's a lot better bourbons at the same price point, or below, than Blanton's. You're paying extra for the nice cap and cool bottle.
  13. I finally got around to trying Eagle Rare. It has always been such a well-like bourbon in every review/recommendation that I've ever seen. I first opened the bottle about a month ago. It was just "okay" so I figured I'd let it sit for a couple weeks and see if it changed any. It did, but for the worse. Now I find it barely drinkable. The main flavors I get from it are dirt and grass. I almost wonder if I somehow got a contaminated bottle or something?
  14. I'm not sure Group G is easier. I think Spartak is probably a much easier opponent than Monaco. Same for Maribor being easier than Liepzig. Sevilla is probably tougher than Porto, but not by a wide margin.
  15. You're more than welcome to set up a chair in my front yard and park in my driveway. I've made the same offer to a bunch of friends. Here in Russellville, we're supposed to get two and a half minutes of total darkness because of the eclipse. It should be pretty epic here.