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Mr. X

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  1. Mr. X

    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.
  2. I like to call it the Great Beer Nations Match.
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    VIKTOR'S LOSERS' LOUNGE

    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..."
  6. Mr. X

    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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    VIKTOR'S LOSERS' LOUNGE

    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.
  10. Mr. X

    World Cup 2018: Celebratin' Your Nation.

    This is sound advice.
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    Who Is This Year's Group of Death?

    I was all set to start talking about our general indifference to winning--one might even say a neutrality towards the competition--and then I looked at the rankings and NUMBER SIX! THAT'S WHAT'S UP!
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    2018 World Cup - Get a Team to Support Here!!!!

    Ah, les jours glorieux du vin, du fromage et du football.
  13. Mr. X

    R,I.P. Thread

    This is beautifully said. Thanks. One of the first episodes I thought of on Friday was the one with the cover bands in the Philippines. Don't know why that one came right to mind, but those were wonderful.
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    What Artists Do You Truly Regret Never Getting To See?

    I was born too early to even know about The Minutemen before D. Boon died (he died when I was 11. They've had a massive direct (and indirect, via a lot of other bands) influence on the band I love and the music I play. Would have loved to see them around the Double Nickels... era. Also too young to have known about The Clash when they were in their prime (oh, for a time machine to take me to the London Calling tour), but Joe Strummer is definitely my number one regret about not catching live, because I did have an opportunity to see him. Back when I lived in northern Indiana, he played a show with the Mescaleros at the Cabaret Metro (I think) in Chicago that I knew about and could have certainly caught. I don't remember anymore why I didn't go. I'm sure I had some super-stupid reason that was essentially laziness (about driving) in disguise. It was even worse when I read a report on the show that listed all of the Clash songs he played, including "White Man (in Hammersmith Palais)", which is one of my all-time favorite songs. Joe Strummer was one of those artists who could simultaneously capture the fucked-upedness of the world and the great and beautiful potential of humanity all at once. So yeah, I really should have gone to that show, just to hear his voice once in person. (The weird footnote to all of this is that D. Boon and Joe Strummer died 17 years apart on the same date.)
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