Your “Rejoice, For The Weekend Is Upon Us” Friday Evening Open Thread

Beerguyrob

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A Canadian man-child of indeterminate age, he stays young by selling alcohol at sporting events and yelling at the patrons he serves. Their rage nourishes his soul, and their tips pay for his numerous trips to various sporting events.
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NFL News:

 

 

Finally, it’s been 15 years (September 23, 2001) since the hit that changed the NFL:

Thanks Mo Lewis. Putting Drew Bledsoe in the hospital brought on the rise of The Dreamboat, The Hoodie, and the start of most Patriots fans fandom.


So, in the past I’ve done a “Malt of the Month” write-up, brought to you via “The Whisky Exchange”, a British mailing list I belong to. It’s mostly booze-porn but I’ll usually order 1-2 bottles/year of product you can’t find in Canada. I have to ship it to the US because it’s cheaper, and because you can’t order hard liquor by mail in BC.

God Bless America!
God Bless America!

Well, much like Playboy used to have those bi-annual “Special Editions”, the mailing list sent out a doozy of a “Special Release” notice the other day. Included are both special release editions from famous distilleries and released inventories from shuttered distilleries. Among the highlights:

BRORA 1977 – Distillery closed in 1983.

Age: 38 years old.

ABV: 48.6%.

# of Bottles in release: 2,984

Price: £1,425

Nose: Waxed boots and jackets, damp blankets and dogs, meaty touches with a hint of farmyard, autumn-leaf bonfires, musty cheese rind (in a good way) and a touch of tinned pineapple.

 

 

LAGAVULIN 25 YEAR OLD – 200th Anniversary Limited Edition

Age: 25 years old

ABV: 55%

# of bottles in release: 8000

Price: £799

Nose: Leather, salty peat, seashells, salted butter and sharp sea-spray. Rounded Crunchie-bar sweetness and fruity notes sat underneath, with sultanas, rich fruit cake and dark chocolate. Punchy medicinal notes and bung cloth are balanced by elegant waxed jacket notes, barley sugar, fruit gums and a hint of barrel char.

 

PORT ELLEN 1978 – Distillery closed in 1983.

Age: 37 years old.

ABV: 55.2%

# of bottles in release: 2,940

Price: £2,450

Nose: Sugared almonds, chamois leather, sherbet lemons, oily smoke, a hint of empty fish tins, brine, floral heather honey and bung cloth – an avalanche of flavours which work impressively well. As things calm down in the glass, spicy rye bread, musty green ferns and touches of hay appear.

It’s an intense dram, with water only adding more intensity – one to drink neat.

 

For the whisky drinkers among the Commentist Party, I give you your new gods.


Tonight’s sports:

 

MLB:

Yankees vs. Blue Jays (7:00 PM EST, ESPN2)

Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers (7:00 EST, TSN2)

CFB:

TCU vs. SMU (8:00 PM EST, ESPN)

Southern California vs. Utah (9:00 PM EST, FS1)

CFL

Toronto Argonauts vs. Ottawa REDBLACKS (7:00 PM EST, TSN1, 3, 4, 5)

Apologies for a truncated preview – our site maintenance is still fucking a lot of things up but we are so grateful to have the guidance of Internet Dad, aka our very own Darkest Timeline Zack Morris, working hard as hell to get everything fixed up. He’s a solid dude. Anyways, for those of you still currently able to log in – enjoy the open thread tonight as much as you can. Have fun! – The Maestro

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I drank an obscene amount of booze last night. Like kill any normal person who does that. I was up at 7 am. What is my plan for today to avoid the Chicago idiot visitors? I am thinking fake seizures. I don’t like to use that because they have almost killed me a few times, but I can’t listen to a 3 hour rant about how the Tea Party is a grassroots movement even though it ONLY has people making more than 150k at the rallys you go to.

Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

Pretty chippy (Damn rough!) half of AFL footy on FS2. Think I’ll stick around for the second.

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I will pee in into the floor. Fuck the songs I will ignore them.

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I want to listen to someones thoughts on my terrible decisions. I don’t know how to get someone to google search a list for I am terrible at life.

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

She is a goddess too. I can’t help you if you have a problem with her

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

Ok. I was the worst, but she is a god damn godess, right?

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I love the typo in here too

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I am back to double replies. Still just as shitty as I was when I was the only one posting replies only people with knowledge cared about.

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

Just for the record. I will not put on pants again

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

Just for the record. I will not put on pants again

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

TY ALXMAC. It is 2:09 but I can go go out ant do stuff

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

Funny thing for only me. I spelled the first thing wrong.

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

Cheers brother; it’s the same time here. I’m trying to encourage U, but not trying to encourage U to drive tipsy.

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I like I spelled pants wrong. It seems right

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

I also refuse to wear pans. Gotta draw the line somewhere….

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

God damn her voice is amazing

ALXMAC
ALXMAC
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

That didn’t work

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

It’s an article aboot her getting rec’s from some former famous NFL players.

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

It wouldn’t load for me to be honest. I tried like 4 times

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I want to call her a hot godesss but you know I only am thinking about her voice

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I still refuse to wear pans. Also will fall face first on my shitty bed

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

You know this is exactly what gay guys in the closet do? I have a hockey friend that tried to dip his balls in my mouth on more than one occasion. In his defense I did steal his GF, in mine he is gay and won’t admit it. He has kids now.

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

What dance? Gangstas don’t dance we boogie.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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