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#1 TheGreenOne

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:59 AM

When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm

shuck and jive is an important skill

 

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:51 PM

It's good to prepare
for "potential".
Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:52 PM

And to run like hell
from real xit.
Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:53 PM

God speed.
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unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:51 PM

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:48 AM

Though I'm in the "should by a boat" zone, the house is on higher ground and only the basement wlil flood. Storm approaching but I'm stocked on supplies:

Batteries
Rye
bottled water
Absinthe
camp stove
gin
food
Guinness
Firewood
Medicinal herbs
Drinking for medicinal reasons.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

Here's to Frankenstorm leaving you high and dry...
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:16 PM

The latest weather forecast said "You are fucked. Press any key to continue."

Metro announces full suspension of service for Monday, October 29
Customers encouraged to heed public warnings, avoid travel

In light of updated forecast information from the National Weather Service projecting higher wind speeds, as well as the closure of Federal Government offices in the Washington area and the possibility of widespread commercial power outages, Metro has announced the following service changes for Monday, October 29, 2012:

  • The Metrorail system will be closed on Monday. Rail service on Sunday night will continue operate as scheduled until its normal closing time (midnight). No decision has yet been made on when Metrorail service will be restored after Monday.
  • All Metrobus service will be suspended as of the end of the service day on Sunday and remain suspended until further notice.
  • All MetroAccess service has been cancelled on Monday.
Metro service will only be restored when it is safe to do so. Following the storm, Metro personnel will need to perform a comprehensive damage assessment, including inspections of track, bridges, aerial structures, stations and facilities. Service restoration also will be contingent on adequate commercial power to support operations and repair of any storm-related damage.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:19 PM

How's it looking, lads?
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

So far, not too bad, maybe even overblown, so to speak. Despite the rather dire NWS warnings.

2. IF YOU ARE RELUCTANT TO EVACUATE, AND YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO RODE OUT THE ’62 STORM ON THE BARRIER ISLANDS, ASK THEM IF THEY COULD DO IT AGAIN.
3. IF YOU ARE RELUCTANT, THINK ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONES, THINK ABOUT THE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS WHO WILL BE UNABLE TO REACH YOU WHEN YOU MAKE THE PANICKED PHONE CALL TO BE RESCUED, THINK ABOUT THE RESCUE/RECOVERY TEAMS WHO WILL RESCUE YOU IF YOU ARE INJURED OR RECOVER YOUR REMAINS IF YOU DO NOT SURVIVE.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

...maybe even overblown...



YOU NEED YOUR GOVERNMENT TO CARE FOR & PROTECT YOU!

YOU MUST DO WHAT THEY SAY FOR YOUR OWN BEST INTEREST!

BE VERY AFRAID!!

IF THE BIG WIND DOESN'T GET YOU, THEY'LL TRY SOMETHING ELSE TO STIR YOU UP!

AND DON'T FORGET, THE TERRORISTS STILL WANT YOU DEAD!

VERY, VERY, DEAD.

Edited by G&C, 29 October 2012 - 01:50 PM.

"It never was about absinthe anyway" - artemis 1/16/2015


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:45 PM

Well, yes. I was thinking of louching a glass in the rain. I understand terrorists are scared of people who drink that stuff cause it makes them crazy. The government approves of anything the bad guys hate. Everyone wins.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:30 PM

Thanks to Facebook,
I now know that all the people
with whom I went to high school,
are without power.
There's just too much time to kill between all my mistakes.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:59 PM

I've louched a couple for youse guys myself.

Reminds me of a Typhoon that hit Okinawa in '81.
I was billeted in a warehouse that hadn't been used since Nam 'cause the wind blew our tents off the beach...
We hung in the doorways for entertainment...
Showered using hose spigots no more than 14" from the floor...
There were six of them for 800 Marines.

When they finally let us go to town three days later as the wind died down, I first tasted D'Absinthe, as they called it, in the Rock House Purple Haze on outside gate 2 at Kadena Air Base.
Six shots and a half case of SIngapore brewed Heineken later I found a honcho to pour me home. I had the misfortune of choosing one that didn't have a base pass...
The MPs were changing the guard so I ended up getting a ride to the warehouse.

The next morning is another story for another time.
Boot Lieutenants...

Telling this story back in '03 at FV also got Artemis on my ass.

"It never was about absinthe anyway" - artemis 1/16/2015


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

That's a years worth of words.

"It never was about absinthe anyway" - artemis 1/16/2015


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:01 PM

They'll have fun, we had a couple of weeks of no power during hurricane Ike in 2008.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:16 AM

No big deal here but it looks a lot worse in PA and New York. Looks like Kirk may be snowed in.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:06 AM

Nah, it's all a liberal media conspiracy.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:35 AM

Glad to hear it.

Cold here.
Drinking for medicinal reasons.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:36 AM

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:36 PM

I heard they had 80mph winds there.
I hope someone was good enough
to tie Liver down.
There's just too much time to kill between all my mistakes.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:46 PM

Not too bad here. Our mistakes haven't been washed away.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:08 AM

Telling this story back in '03 at FV also got Artemis on my ass.

Seems like that was about whether there was or was not absinthe outside of Gate 2 at Kadena, and to be honest, I can't say for sure it was not there when I was (I left in 76), and can't say at all after that, but I think it's unlikely.  The only green liquor I remember there is Midori, and all I drank myself was sake and San Miguel.


You might be surprised how well old goat sausages are able to stand up to the heat.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:43 AM

Oh, I'm sure now it wasn't absinthe. It also wasn't green. But it sure filled the room with the smell of anise. 

 

However, I'm not sure ethanol was the only active ingredient.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 03:51 PM

It's an intriguing story; it makes me wonder if a GI was involved in making the stuff.  All I knew about absinthe at the time was the word (and barely that).  I remember a bar, the Velvet Hammer maybe? where airmen (maybe other services too, but the airmen were all in Intelligence and understandably pretentious) gathered to sip violet liqueur, eat yaki soba, smoke clove cigarettes and pretend the Okinawan women who worked there actually gave two shits about them.  I heard about an area called "The Bush" where the black GIs held sway, having turned it into a sort of mini Harlem, so probably there was something for almost everybody.


You might be surprised how well old goat sausages are able to stand up to the heat.




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