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by Matt
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1020: "Orion Nebula"
Replies: 99
Views: 26880

Re: 1020: "Orion Nebula"

Finally this gets some recognition. Been saying this for as long as I can remember
by Matt
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"
Replies: 180
Views: 57729

Re: 0832: "Tic-Tac-Toe"

It was nice to see this! Randy destroying me at tic-tac-toe (or pretty much any similar game) when we were very small is one of those memories that endures, and I'm glad he got back around to it
by Matt
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: If you are Japanese, I will buy Kit-Kat from you.
Replies: 10
Views: 3113

Re: If you are Japanese, I will buy Kit-Kat from you.

I wouldn't be surprised if they were all cloyingly sweet. I've only had the Milk Tea flavor because that was all that was available. It was good, but man, I needed a beverage afterward

Is this what japanese tastes are really like? I would have expected it to be blander
by Matt
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188418

Re: Cocktails

Does changing the sweetener from bar sugar to agave nectar make this not a Tom Collins? Also one lemon is a lot of lemon juice, even for a tall drink, so i would guess you're putting roughly two servings of gin in there and making this a double.

There's a reason it's a classic, though.
by Matt
Sun May 30, 2010 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

Popped into Nick's to get wine for a dinner party, and ooooo, they've got Sazerac rye. They don't get it often, so I had to grab some while I could. Haven't had a moment to drink any yet, but did manage to steal a sniff. Smells marvellous, like getting into Old Potrero territory but for 2/3 the pri...
by Matt
Fri May 28, 2010 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188418

Re: Cocktails

What I'll say for Boodles is that it's very well balanced, and that's a mark of quality in any liquor as far as I'm concerned. But Hendrick's offers more complexity. Or at least, that's how it hits my tongue. I made myself up a martini with Boodles and a twist just now, to revisit the issue (for SC...
by Matt
Fri May 28, 2010 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

Azrael wrote:I'll second the lack of love for Evan Williams, and propose 1792 as a cheaper alternative.


What, 1792 as an alternative to a 12 dollar bourbon? for whiskey sours? I don't get it.
by Matt
Thu May 27, 2010 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

Jim Beam black is one of the best price to quality bourbons. A good bourbon, but very moderately priced. I keep hearing that from people. After actually drinking the stuff, I find Beam Black to be only slightly less acrid and revolting than Beam White. I'd take Evan Williams neat over Beam Black, a...
by Matt
Thu May 27, 2010 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188418

Re: Cocktails

We got some Noilly Prat a while back, and a fifth of Boodles as our Hendrick's was running low. I've decided I prefer the olive to the lemon twist as a garnish, but dirty is too much. And the Boodles isn't bad, but it's no Hendrick's. I'd go as far as saying Hendrick's isn't bad, but it's no Boodle...
by Matt
Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188418

Re: Cocktails

I have a small bottle of dolin dry that I'm cracking open the second I score another bottle of noilly for a reasonable price.

I don't go through vermouth quick enough to justify vya OR antica, sadly. Although perhaps I should use it as an excuse to go on a vacation.
by Matt
Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188418

Re: Cocktails

It was nice today so I made myself some delicious Pimm's Cups with french lemonade and fresh cukes and it was amazing
by Matt
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188418

Re: Cocktails

Amarantha wrote:Fark, Amarantha is out of everything. Put glass in the freezer to chill for Sazerac, realised I'm out of simple. Toyed with the...


WAIT WAIT WAIT wait wait. Amarantha, what's simple syrup made of!
by Matt
Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188418

Re: Cocktails

tried. Result: delicious. Kind of amazed how strong the absinthe flavor still was even only being 1/7th of the drink (the rest being gin and grand marnier). Absinthe/pastis will totally take over a drink. I have no idea why I opened a whole bottle of it, I use it in drops. Anybody's welcome to it i...
by Matt
Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

First of all, keep in mind that Gordon's USA is a different gin than Gordon's UK/Export. New Amsterdam is a knockoff of the gentler Plymouth-esque style, and Plymouth has raised its prices by at least 50% in the past year here. It used to cost most people around 15 bucks a fifth and was a terrific v...
by Matt
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Old School Fighting Games: Do I just suck?
Replies: 41
Views: 5642

Re: Old School Fighting Games: Do I just suck?

Do most people memorize frame data so that they can repeat it to themselves during a match? I thought that was meant to plan matchups when you're not playing so that you can do the math once, figure out what moves beat what moves and what approaches are advantageous, and then memorize those very sim...
by Matt
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Old School Fighting Games: Do I just suck?
Replies: 41
Views: 5642

Re: Old School Fighting Games: Do I just suck?

I never much cared for 2D fighters. They seemed more about memorizing vast quantities of nonsensical button combinations more than anything else. What's the point!? What's the point of what? Fun? So I'm just wondering, were the MK games actually noticeably harder than their contemporaries? Or am I ...
by Matt
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

Unrelated, last night I got a wee bottle of The Glenlivet 12y for my birthday, I'm excited to try it, I hear very good things. Hey, someone's learning single malt! Luckily for you, this thread seems to have more scotch fanatics than almost anything else. I wish I had the bankroll to learn. Too many...
by Matt
Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

Not to switch gears too sharply here, but:

I'm trying my hand at a batch of this here Forbidden Fruit Liqueur substitute.

I also found a hidden stash of Tanqueray Malacca. Happy new year!
by Matt
Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Taste aversion to spirits
Replies: 12
Views: 2714

Re: Taste aversion to spirits

I'd work up to it with cocktails of different, then similar, spirits, in a gradient of strength until you're close to drinking straight spirits.

Over the course of a period of time, mind you
by Matt
Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: When Good Food Goes Bad
Replies: 40
Views: 7671

Re: When Good Food Goes Bad

Oh this is perfect. Anyone who keeps a homebar as extensive as I do but makes cocktails as rarely has a constantly rotating stockpile of questionable citrus. When does the peel go bad, when does the juice go bad? Sometimes I feel like I can juice 2 week old limes that are completely brown with no il...
by Matt
Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188418

Re: Cocktails

Oh for pete's...I'm going to be looking at Locations from now on. Yeah, I have no idea what else to do with Campari either. When I don't have lemons or sweet vermouth, I tend to just mix it with OJ, Orangina, french lemonade. That sort of thing. Tangentially, the other day I found a local store sell...
by Matt
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188418

Re: Cocktails

Presenting: The Jasmine . This is a lovely, lovely drink for a summer's evening, and I'm sure I shall make many more, what with all the lemons the folks have brought round :) Yeah, I'm a big fan of the Jasmine since you could still find the old Drinkboy pdf writeup on the wayback machine; practical...
by Matt
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

Envy my luck; i've found some pretty awesome mispriced/clearance deals around town lately:

Cesar Pisco 750ml: 21$
Pama Liqueur 750ml w/ bottle stopper gift: 13$
Clement Creole Shrubb 750ml: 13$

I can't wait to see what I find next!
by Matt
Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

Yeah, I'd rate Mount Gay Eclipse the best of the moderately priced rums. Last I price both of those though, the Gosling was a good 80% more expensive than the Mount Gay. It was more in line with Mount Gay Extra Old, which is a totally decent bottle of rum. around here, Gosling's costs about the sam...
by Matt
Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

I wanted to try something nicer than the crap everyone around me seems to drink, without being expensive (since i've not liked the crap stuff very much). But the Captain Morgan is nice enough that I will consider that next time, since I know it can be very drinkable, and not a waste of that money. ...
by Matt
Sat May 30, 2009 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

Should we merge the Liquor/Cocktails thread?

Belial wrote:Half glass of Gin

What's that measurement, exactly?
by Matt
Fri May 29, 2009 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

clintonius wrote:Speaking of black strap -- I haven't been able to find my Cruzan black strap since I moved out of WA almost two years ago (went back last January, and it was there to welcome me with open arms). What gives?


I had a hell of a time finding mine now that they've overhauled the bottles.
by Matt
Wed May 27, 2009 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

IMAGES OF CRAP So talk about the interesting-sounding cider, don't troll us. Vodka you can probably hit 30/70 or a bit stronger without tasting anything except a pungent mixer (orange juice, etc). People who do only this are people who like vodka but not alcohol. No, that's people who hate alcohol ...
by Matt
Thu May 14, 2009 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

Not confused at all, thanks :-) Other internet sources seem to confirm cognac, but I'm not sure what "VS" means. I will also give Cherry Heering a try. VS stands for "Very Special", or sometimes "Three-Star", which is French-Brandy-Speech for "the cheapest stuff w...
by Matt
Thu May 14, 2009 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

I'm looking for a decent brandy. I bought a bottle of DeKuypers cherry brandy for mixing (thinking all the other stuff they make is good, why not?) and the stuff is absolutely vile. Note to self: Don't buy brandy made by a schnapps company. So who's got recommendations for a good cherry brandy? Oka...
by Matt
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188418

Re: Cocktails

Amarantha wrote:Oh me yarm I finally found Carpano Antica!


JEALOUS
by Matt
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

So I was at the liquor store today (the third one, for those keeping track). A woman there told me about how much she loves Milagro Silver Tequila. Specifically, she mentioned that it's the only liquor that she's had that didn't give her a huge hangover. I didn't buy it because I can find it for $8...
by Matt
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Sushi! Discussion and Tips
Replies: 56
Views: 9747

Re: Favorite sushi. ! =[ O_O X] electric jesus! BUGS ON THE WALL

I love me some freshwater eel, yeah

what the heck is with your topic subject line
by Matt
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188418

Re: Cocktails

I have now deemed that the white russian is my drink of choice. Thank you, Big Lebowski, thank you :D Great drink :-) French Vanilla Kahlua gives a really interesting alternative flavor for these. Somebody told me I should subsitute the vodka for amerretto. I shall try both! (I see the drnuk thread...
by Matt
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

Hornitos has been the only thing for a long time, and a while back they expanded the line with blanco and anejo hornitos, which is kind of intriguing and i haven't gotten around to tasting either (haven't really been in the tequila mood). I liked hornitos (for cocktails) for how it was mild and not ...
by Matt
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280269

Re: The Liquor Thread

I just bought a bottle of Jim Beam. I have recommended it as it's been a favorite cheap whiskey for years. Lots of years. However, something has changed. I don't actually taste any whiskey in it at all. I liked it because it had the corn and charred oak flavors that are the accident we call bourbon...
by Matt
Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188418

Re: Cocktails

Weirdest thing that has ever happened to me is that I took my oldest out for dinner one night and asked for a chocolate martini (I decided to skip dessert and just get something light since I was out with my kid). I got a glass swirled with chocolate syrup and filled with Absolut... Hats off to Mis...
by Matt
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Luxury Nuts
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Re: Luxury Nuts

I do enjoy some dry roasted

Do things like Poppycock count? I think i enjoy toffee coated popcorn more than candied nuts.
by Matt
Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food you hate
Replies: 244
Views: 20371

Re: Food you hate

I do hate the taste of alcohol though, kinda tastes like gasoline smells. You know you can disguise the alcohol taste in mixed drinks, right? I hate the taste of alcohol too, can't stand it without juice or something cloaking it. Doesn't always work. And by that, I mean that in order for a mixed dr...
by Matt
Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 188418

Re: Cocktails

I lurk on eGullet and I was reading through yet another vodka martini gripe thread when it occurred to me that even though I tend to tell the bartender how to make every single drink I order, down to how to garnish, I tend to get a lot of cocktails intended to be shaken and served up served unstrain...

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