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Let us not forget how much of Jim and Frank's humor was not necessarily intended -- or necessarily appropriate -- for children...

"I didn't know there was a 3:30am Mass ... I didn't know there was a 3:30am ... What else aren't you telling me?!?!" - Chris Griffin, Family Guy
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Sigh. The former. To me it sounds like the equivalent of velvet paintings of Elvis. But as you say...taste...

"Ventura Highway" playing on the street where my dentist's office is.

If true, hilarious.

h/t @snowtiger


DC Water board debates whether they can cut off White House service after Trump admin misses payment

WAMU noted that DC law allows the water authority to “shut off water to a customer for nonpayment after 30 days” and place a lien on the property until a full payment is completed after 60 days.

#news #politics
Via @Jodi Kaplan
DC Water board debates whether they can cut off White House service after Trump admin misses payment

Out of the mouths of middle aged white guys...

I've apparently entered that phase of life where the phrase "a perfectly acceptable, middle-of-the-road 12-year [single malt scotch]" is only only present in my vocabulary, but is in fact itself unremarkable...

Oh, and a couple bottles of Old ~~Overcoat~~ Overholt straight rye. It was a BOGO at Costco.

I've also gotten into Rye quite a bit lately. I have three different varieties at the moment. That's my "casually having a drink, and want to enjoy it without too much thought" drink. Scotch is a more pensive experience for me.

I really want to try Glen Fargo - it's made in Fargo, ND - it's basically an American Scotch. The only reason I want to try it is because it's an American Scotch.

I have always said that the person with the greatest trust in G-d is he who goes into the 30-year-old Scotch business. "Honey, one day we're going to be rich."

Gaming In the New Year

Since I was taking NYEDay off as a personal holiday, and the Bean was in day care for the day, I decided to wrangle up a few friends and get some gaming in to close out the year.

First, a quick game of Onitama to pass the time as one person showed up and we waited for the other. That's my "Chess-like" (2p, abstract, board movement, capture) game of choice at the moment; it's enough like Chess that it's easy for most people to understand, enough things about the game state change that you don't need to be able to think 10-20 moves ahead (which I just can't), and there's enough variability between games that it hasn't been solved.

I finally obtained a copy of Castles of Burgundy for my birthday a couple of weeks ago, and for our first play, we missed a major rule. (Turns out you have to place tiles adjacent to other tiles on your board! Whoops!) So we broke it out again and tried it, this time correctly. Surprisingly, our scores were almost as high as they were that first game, but the grouping was incredibly tight: 207-... show more