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Mr. X

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  1. Mr. X

    Horror - As the days get shorter

    The only thing I've read from the initial post is The Changeling, which I liked. I"m not much of a horror reader in general, but I recently finished The Fisherman by John Langan and enjoyed it.
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    Hugo Nominations and Awards - Onwards to 2019

    Same. That's why I find the recommended reading lists that places like Locus publish to be very useful. Even though they don't appear until the new year, they serve as a "Oh yeah, that did come out last year" reminder. And then there's books like Gnomon by Nick Harkaway, which came out in the UK in 2017 and in the US in 2018. I put it on my Hugo noms this year and will probably do so again next year because why not take advantage of the grey area?
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    Lost Brotherhood Without Banners Edition

    Sounds pretty accurate.
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    YA Hugo Nominations, 2019 Dublin

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    Laws That Keep Me From Drinking

    It was statewide in Indiana back when I lived there. The only places that could sell booze at all on Sundays were restaurants. Since we were only a few miles south of the Michigan border, it was easy enough to drive up there where no such restrictions were in place. New York used to have a no booze sales before noon on Sunday rule, but I think that's gone.
  6. I like to call it the Great Beer Nations Match.
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    Well, the obvious (and biased on my part, as I'm a Spurs supporter) choice is Tottenham Hotspur, if you want to go with maximum familiarity. I mean, 5 of England's players on the WC squad (Kane, Rose, Trippier, Dier, and Alli) all play there, as do members of the Belgian, French, South Korean, and Danish sides. Plus, England's whole "perform above expectations and raise hopes before a late collapse" thing is the best preparation for following a Tottenham season.
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    2018 World Cup - Get a Team to Support Here!!!!

    Merci de partager cette sagesse avec les forums.
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    World Cup 2018: Celebratin' Your Nation.

    Twitter thread of the day - "If football nations were rappers..."
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    Westeros World Cup History!

    Ah, 2006. Back in the days before Google Translate, when I employed Babel Fish to mangle the French language with glee.
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    The answer is yes.
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    Slug 'em back - Drinking Continues!

    I was going to post about being sad about the lack of HC and UHC over here in the States, but then I remembered a few years back we were down in Baltimore for Maryland Death Fest and, while out for our usual Friday drunken shenanigans at Max's Taphouse, discovered that they had Human Cannonball on tap AND WERE SERVING IT IN PINTS! I had two, at least, in addition to some other things (including some Weird Beard back when we all knew an assistant brewer or two there). I don't remember much else very clearly about that day. That might have been the time we chased down the woman selling ice cream sandwiches from the back of her bicycle. Or not. Who can say for certain?
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    2018 World Cup - Get a Team to Support Here!!!!

    On the one hand, I get annoyed by the way a bunch of TV sports commentators (in America, at least) go off on their bits about the World Cup bringing the people of the world together and what not. On the other hand, I totally love that this is once again bringing some long absent boarders back to the fold.
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    World Cup 2018: Celebratin' Your Nation.

    This is sound advice.