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« Reply #16020 on: June 15, 2013, 04:55:25 PM »
If the place I drug tested for 11 days ago doesn't give me a job I think I'll just become a volunteer firefighter.

 ???

I'm bored.
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« Reply #16021 on: June 15, 2013, 06:29:15 PM »
If the place I drug tested for 11 days ago doesn't give me a job I think I'll just become a volunteer firefighter.

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I'm bored.

I always get hired rather quickly.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16022 on: June 15, 2013, 06:54:44 PM »
I just finished my online driver's training course. What's the next step to getting my license in California?
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« Reply #16023 on: June 16, 2013, 01:26:13 PM »
Humans are capable of terrible things. Why am I one of them?

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« Reply #16024 on: June 16, 2013, 01:40:19 PM »
Humans are capable of terrible things. Why am I one of them?

To show that humans are also capable of great things.
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« Reply #16025 on: June 16, 2013, 01:58:26 PM »
Humans are capable of terrible things. Why am I one of them?

The Asgard would say because you are one of those who would ask why,our species has....great potential. :)
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« Reply #16026 on: June 16, 2013, 02:00:07 PM »
Humans are capable of terrible things. Why am I one of them?

To show that humans are also capable of great things.

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« Reply #16027 on: June 16, 2013, 02:01:13 PM »
Humans are capable of terrible things. Why am I one of them?

The Asgard would say because you are one of those who would ask why,our species has....great potential. :)

I wonder what is more nerdier: SG-1 reference on OC.net or me recognizing that it is a SG-1 reference.
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« Reply #16028 on: June 16, 2013, 02:34:00 PM »
Humans are capable of terrible things. Why am I one of them?

The Asgard would say because you are one of those who would ask why,our species has....great potential. :)

I wonder what is more nerdier: SG-1 reference on OC.net or me recognizing that it is a SG-1 reference.

LOL
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« Reply #16029 on: June 17, 2013, 12:05:10 AM »
Humans are capable of terrible things. Why am I one of them?

The Asgard would say because you are one of those who would ask why,our species has....great potential. :)

I wonder what is more nerdier: SG-1 reference on OC.net or me recognizing that it is a SG-1 reference.
If that is nerdy, OC.net has a lot of nerds to include me.  Only, I never thought of myself as nerdy. 

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« Reply #16030 on: June 17, 2013, 12:11:19 AM »
Humans are capable of terrible things. Why am I one of them?

The Asgard would say because you are one of those who would ask why,our species has....great potential. :)

I wonder what is more nerdier: SG-1 reference on OC.net or me recognizing that it is a SG-1 reference.

Even better when they reference us:



Except they have the wrong thief going to Paradise.
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« Reply #16031 on: June 17, 2013, 12:21:17 AM »
Humans are capable of terrible things. Why am I one of them?

The Asgard would say because you are one of those who would ask why,our species has....great potential. :)

I wonder what is more nerdier: SG-1 reference on OC.net or me recognizing that it is a SG-1 reference.
If that is nerdy, OC.net has a lot of nerds to include me.  Only, I never thought of myself as nerdy. 

I have to know, exactly how do you think of yourself?
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« Reply #16032 on: June 17, 2013, 02:29:48 AM »
I'm bored, can someone please say something? Bah, I'll just go to sleep.  :police:

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« Reply #16033 on: June 17, 2013, 08:10:07 AM »
Gimme something to chomp on!

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« Reply #16034 on: June 17, 2013, 08:23:42 AM »
"We are the hollow men
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« Reply #16035 on: June 17, 2013, 08:29:32 AM »
Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
Guys! They're not intercoursing. It's just an unfortunate angle.

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« Reply #16036 on: June 17, 2013, 08:31:14 AM »
Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses

Haha, good joke.
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« Reply #16037 on: June 17, 2013, 08:34:45 AM »
Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses

Haha, good joke.

You can't expect to wield supreme power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
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« Reply #16038 on: June 17, 2013, 09:12:38 AM »
Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses

Haha, good joke.

You can't expect to wield supreme power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!

A sword is a good begin  :)
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« Reply #16039 on: June 17, 2013, 11:24:26 AM »
"May Thy Cross, O Lord, in which I seek refuge, be for me a bridge across the great river of fire.  May I pass along it to the habitation of life." ~St. Ephraim the Syrian

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« Reply #16040 on: June 17, 2013, 11:58:54 AM »
So my roommate at work visited New Orleans and fell in love with local coffee there. She said that they add something called "chicory" to their coffee which sort of highlights the taste of dark-roasted coffees. Never heard of chicory before this.

Is it really that good?
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« Reply #16041 on: June 17, 2013, 12:01:28 PM »
So my roommate at work visited New Orleans and fell in love with local coffee there. She said that they add something called "chicory" to their coffee which sort of highlights the taste of dark-roasted coffees. Never heard of chicory before this.

Is it really that good?

Ask the citizens of the DDR.
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« Reply #16042 on: June 17, 2013, 12:08:28 PM »
So my roommate at work visited New Orleans and fell in love with local coffee there. She said that they add something called "chicory" to their coffee which sort of highlights the taste of dark-roasted coffees. Never heard of chicory before this.

Is it really that good?

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I live in the DDR.

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« Reply #16043 on: June 17, 2013, 12:37:16 PM »
So my roommate at work visited New Orleans and fell in love with local coffee there. She said that they add something called "chicory" to their coffee which sort of highlights the taste of dark-roasted coffees. Never heard of chicory before this.

Is it really that good?

Disgusting stuff.  Want to ruin a cup of coffee--add chicory ( roasted root of the endive plant).  Yuck!!!
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« Reply #16044 on: June 17, 2013, 12:38:22 PM »
So my roommate at work visited New Orleans and fell in love with local coffee there. She said that they add something called "chicory" to their coffee which sort of highlights the taste of dark-roasted coffees. Never heard of chicory before this.

Is it really that good?

Ask the citizens of the DDR.

I live in the DDR.



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Du musst denn deine Grossmutti nach Mischkaffee sofort fragen!


Translation: Ask your grandma about chicory and coffee.
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« Reply #16045 on: June 17, 2013, 01:29:57 PM »
So my roommate at work visited New Orleans and fell in love with local coffee there. She said that they add something called "chicory" to their coffee which sort of highlights the taste of dark-roasted coffees. Never heard of chicory before this.

Is it really that good?

Ask the citizens of the DDR.
Chicory was the only coffee my grandparents liked. Lol. Although I had it as a kid, I think it's gross.

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« Reply #16046 on: June 17, 2013, 02:07:33 PM »
Translation: Ask your grandma about chicory and coffee.

My grandmas are dead but my parents have never spoken of anything chicory-related. AFAIK Finns switched to light-roasted coffee and started to reuse the grounds instead of adding chicory.
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« Reply #16047 on: June 17, 2013, 02:09:36 PM »
Everyone who likes any sort of coffee is anathema.
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« Reply #16048 on: June 17, 2013, 02:11:11 PM »
Everyone who likes any sort of coffee is anathema.

Even african coffee?
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« Reply #16049 on: June 17, 2013, 02:11:46 PM »
Translation: Ask your grandma about chicory and coffee.

My grandmas are dead but my parents have never spoken of anything chicory-related. AFAIK Finns switched to light-roasted coffee and started to reuse the grounds instead of adding chicory.
yuck.

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« Reply #16050 on: June 17, 2013, 02:13:31 PM »
Everyone who likes any sort of coffee is anathema.
why?at your age truth is, i didn't care much for coffee either but now it's the highlight of most mornings and early afternoons.

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« Reply #16051 on: June 17, 2013, 02:14:32 PM »
Translation: Ask your grandma about chicory and coffee.

My grandmas are dead but my parents have never spoken of anything chicory-related. AFAIK Finns switched to light-roasted coffee and started to reuse the grounds instead of adding chicory.
yuck.

More or less, yes. We don't obviously reuse grounds anymore but for some reason people still drink light-roasted coffees. Yuck.
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« Reply #16052 on: June 17, 2013, 02:22:33 PM »
I once heard a German grandma deported to the Baragan plain in Romania describe how they used burnt bread crust to make an ersatz for coffee. Though chicory grows in abundance on all of our plains... I wonder if it's the roots of the wild sort that are used or some other variety.   



Then, there was also this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nechezol
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« Reply #16053 on: June 17, 2013, 02:42:19 PM »
Americans tend to over-roast coffee. even the fancier, little coffee shops priding themselves in roasting their fair-trade coffee etc do that often enough. i think i must have seen 80% of those in chicago and often enough the coffee has a bitter after-taste.

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« Reply #16054 on: June 17, 2013, 02:51:04 PM »
Americans tend to over-roast coffee. even the fancier, little coffee shops priding themselves in roasting their fair-trade coffee etc do that often enough. i think i must have seen 80% of those in chicago and often enough the coffee has a bitter after-taste.

It is the Starbucksization of coffee and the snobs who left Starbucks still do it. Once you add tons of milk and sugar and flavoring to "coffee", the over-roasting allows the "coffee" drink to resemble coffee a little.

The snobs once no longer drinking coffee drinks still find themselves needing to burn the coffee to put off sane person from joining their clique.

I go to Dunkin' Donuts, White Castle, etc. for coffee. They manage not to serve me what tastes like acidic, low body, burnt cardboard.

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« Reply #16055 on: June 17, 2013, 02:54:46 PM »
Americans tend to over-roast coffee. even the fancier, little coffee shops priding themselves in roasting their fair-trade coffee etc do that often enough. i think i must have seen 80% of those in chicago and often enough the coffee has a bitter after-taste.

It is the Starbucksization of coffee and the snobs who left Starbucks still do it. Once you add tons of milk and sugar and flavoring to "coffee", the over-roasting allows the "coffee" drink to resemble coffee a little.

The snobs once no longer drinking coffee drinks still find themselves needing to burn the coffee to put off sane person from joining their clique.

I go to Dunkin' Donuts, White Castle, etc. for coffee. They manage not to serve me what tastes like acidic, low body, burnt cardboard.


i'm quite embarrassed to admit that when it comes to coffee and beer my proclivities have beet pretty bourgeois.

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« Reply #16056 on: June 17, 2013, 03:12:33 PM »
In Soviet Russia, the coffee drink you.
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« Reply #16057 on: June 17, 2013, 03:15:17 PM »
i'm quite embarrassed to admit that when it comes to coffee and beer my proclivities have beet pretty bourgeois.

When you grow deeper in the faith, you'll be a Nechezol-totaler.  :laugh:

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« Reply #16058 on: June 17, 2013, 03:25:41 PM »
i'm quite embarrassed to admit that when it comes to coffee and beer my proclivities have beet pretty bourgeois.

It is bad to like good beer and coffee?
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« Reply #16059 on: June 17, 2013, 03:28:22 PM »
i'm quite embarrassed to admit that when it comes to coffee and beer my proclivities have beet pretty bourgeois.

It is bad to like good beer and coffee?

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« Reply #16060 on: June 17, 2013, 03:38:20 PM »
i'm quite embarrassed to admit that when it comes to coffee and beer my proclivities have beet pretty bourgeois.

It is bad to like good beer and coffee?

Don't turn a political problem into a moral one. That would be the first step toward honoring your DDR roots!

I fail to see where's the problem in the first place.
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« Reply #16061 on: June 17, 2013, 03:52:40 PM »
i'm quite embarrassed to admit that when it comes to coffee and beer my proclivities have beet pretty bourgeois.

It is bad to like good beer and coffee?
The relatively prohibitive prices are the problem

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« Reply #16062 on: June 17, 2013, 03:54:48 PM »
i'm quite embarrassed to admit that when it comes to coffee and beer my proclivities have beet pretty bourgeois.

It is bad to like good beer and coffee?
The relatively prohibitive prices are the problem

For beer and coffee?  Just what are your proclivities?
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« Reply #16063 on: June 17, 2013, 04:10:53 PM »
i'm quite embarrassed to admit that when it comes to coffee and beer my proclivities have beet pretty bourgeois.

It is bad to like good beer and coffee?

Don't turn a political problem into a moral one. That would be the first step toward honoring your DDR roots!

I fail to see where's the problem in the first place.

The fetishizing of an object.
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« Reply #16064 on: June 17, 2013, 05:51:58 PM »
i'm quite embarrassed to admit that when it comes to coffee and beer my proclivities have beet pretty bourgeois.

When you grow deeper in the faith, you'll be a Nechezol-totaler.  :laugh:
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