A Public and Open Apology to NCmedia

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Originally Posted by ncmedia View Post

PS - Can you cover my shift at McDicks tonight? I'd reallllly appreciate it 'cause the customers love the way you do your burgers, whatever you're doin' to 'em..
I dropped a line of humor into my general response, and in doing so, the post seemed to suggest something that was never intended.

The "merry Russians" was an attempt at fun humor.

The following line was about the person who was the subject of the thread.

Because I dropped a line of humor, my intended message was derailed.

NCmedia: I apologize to you for breaking my post and making it look like I was smearing you, because that was never my intent.

When I find myself wrong, I admit it.

I could not figure out the disconnect in your last response, so I reread the thread and see the problem now.

When you quoted me in #46, you showed:

Only when that was done, I would come to start a thread of this type to see if I could ferret out the people like NCmedia and his band of merry Russians. LOL

Guys like that should be working at McDonald's for a living, flipping burgers. And I would seek to help him find that direction in his life.
I see now that you thought the McDonald's comment was about you... It never was... It was about the person who was the subject of the thread...

I apologize for what seemed to be a direct slam against you, because I never intended it to be seen as a comment about you.

Bill
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    Wow... I have no idea what this is about but it's clearly big of Bill Platt. I don't know Bill, but he's impressed me with this and if we ever cross paths, that will be reflected.

    It takes character to do something like this, and character is the one thing money can't buy.
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      Originally Posted by Azeem.A View Post

      Glad you guys have kissed and made up.

      We did not exactly kiss... He is not my type...
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        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        We did not exactly kiss... He is not my type...
        You say that now but that's only because he slapped you for trying to rub his leg.....
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      Originally Posted by ncmedia View Post

      Will have to re-assess my feeeeelings, again.

      Let's leave feeeeelings out of it... Emotions always seem to complicate things.
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    What's all this man-love doing in my forum? And without me involved? I'm so upset right now, I think I may have to go eat a gallon of ice cream and watch a Golden Girls marathon to just get over this.
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      Originally Posted by Buildingfutures View Post

      I think I may have to go eat a gallon of ice cream and watch a Golden Girls marathon to just get over this.
      You should watch Reba. Then Caleb might come over and soothe your bruised... ego.
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      • Profile picture of the author Buildingfutures
        Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

        You should watch Reba. Then Caleb might come over and soothe your bruised... ego.
        No, I got tired of Reba a while ago. I wish Guiding Light was still on. I'd watch the hell out of that show.
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          Originally Posted by Buildingfutures View Post

          No, I got tired of Reba a while ago. I wish Guiding Light was still on. I'd watch the hell out of that show.
          But OMG, WTF was up with that ninja storyline they did in the eighties? I swear, there had to be some major drug use going on in the staff room.
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            Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

            But OMG, WTF was up with that ninja storyline they did in the eighties? I swear, there had to be some major drug use going on in the staff room.
            /subscribed LOL
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      Originally Posted by Buildingfutures View Post

      What's all this man-love doing in my forum? And without me involved? I'm so upset right now, I think I may have to go eat a gallon of ice cream and watch a Golden Girls marathon to just get over this.

      I just popped an old Erasure CD into the player and I'm dancing around my office in my wife's heels and a feather boa.

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        Originally Posted by MichaelHiles View Post

        I just popped an old Erasure CD into the player and I'm dancing around my office in my wife's heels and a feather boa.


        I was forming a mental image in my mind, and it worked right up until I tried to see you in high heels.
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          Originally Posted by tpw View Post

          I was forming a mental image in my mind, and it worked right up until I tried to see you in high heels.

          Just do a Google image search for "josmar gerona" the Spanish pop star sensation...



          (a safe-ish rendition)
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            Originally Posted by MichaelHiles View Post

            Just do a Google image search for "josmar gerona" the Spanish pop star sensation...
            I'd hit that.
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              Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

              I'd hit that.

              You already did. You just don't remember after the bottle of rum.
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      Originally Posted by ncmedia View Post

      Great,

      So now when people look up my business/username, considering the PR/pull here...

      Luckily I don't do servicing one to one anymore, who knows what RFQ's I'd get from this.

      (ugh..being creative/an artist sucks sometimes, you envision things you can't UNvision).

      Wait a MINUTE!!!!!!!!!! Is this fruity SEO effort the whole point?

      hrmmm well played sirs.
      So, do you just do groups now? I hear there's a really targeted market hanging out on backpage for that now that CL is dead.
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    Originally Posted by ncmedia View Post

    So now when people look up my business/username, considering the PR/pull here...

    Luckily I don't do servicing one to one anymore, who knows what RFQ's I'd get from this.

    (ugh..being creative/an artist sucks sometimes, you envision things you can't UNvision).

    Wait a MINUTE!!!!!!!!!! Is this fruity SEO effort the whole point?

    hrmmm well played sirs.

    huh huhhuh huh huh hu huh huh huh he said servicing...
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    WOW, I love how this thread is going

    EDIT: Oh by the way, southwest is running a promotion and you can get a flight for $69 per person. Might wanna check: http://www.southwest.com/
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        I get free food there that will make me fat so I can later sue them. You guys keep working hard for your money while I burn myself with coffee and gorge on cheeseburgers.
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    Well at least there can be some sort of ACTION. all we do is talk about taking action on this forum

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    @Caliban - seriously? you would so spend a night with reba
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      Originally Posted by ncmedia View Post

      ^ I 'tought I taw some shadows on Caleb's live chat video thingy where CD was hammered on new years.. . . .
      Ohhhh, I don't think "hammered" even begins to describe my state on new years.

      Evidently, I drunk-dialed Caleb five times to sing Lady Gaga for him.

      Which really ended up being more like incoherently gibbering and drooling at my Skype, rather than actual singing.

      But hey! I'm Scots-Irish. That's what we do.
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    Alright guys, For all this man love going on, just give me a call if you want to talk real business
    985-655-2500.
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    Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

    You say that now but that's only because he slapped you for trying to rub his leg.....
    Anybody wanna' watch NFL Football and order a nice big manly Pizza? :p
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      Originally Posted by Happy_Balance View Post

      Anybody wanna' watch NFL Football and order a nice big manly Pizza? :p
      Sounds like an opening to a porno.
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        Originally Posted by Buildingfutures View Post

        Sounds like an opening to a porno.
        Really?
        I'm not going to touch that one today...
        ...maybe a BigBurger @McDonalds would taste better this evening?
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    It's actually George's chat. George banned Caliban after a bottle of something, and then Caliban had already had 2 glasses of wine and absensecense or something.

    And yeah... well caliban called me and told me how much he loves me via a song.

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      Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

      It's actually George's chat. George banned Caliban after a bottle of something, and then Caliban had already had 2 glasses of wine and absensecense or something.

      And yeah... well caliban called me and told me how much he loves me via a song.

      Caleb
      This is what I get for going out one night - I end up missing all these festivities that probably only happen once a year. I'll be sure to check in next week for at least a short while, even though I'm going to be away in Vegas.
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        Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

        This is what I get for going out one night - I end up missing all these festivities that probably only happen once a year. I'll be sure to check in next week for at least a short while, even though I'm going to be away in Vegas.
        What happens in vegas will stay in vegas....
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        Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

        I end up missing all these festivities that probably only happen once a year.
        No, I tend to be drunk in the chat EVERY week. It's just a question of how soon I get rowdy enough for George to throw me out.
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          Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

          No, I tend to be drunk in the chat EVERY week. It's just a question of how soon I get rowdy enough for George to throw me out.
          Well, over the past few months I haven't really seen you cause much mayhem even late in the night - this past Friday night must have been exceptionally rowdy.
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      Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

      It's actually George's chat. George banned Caliban after a bottle of something, and then Caliban had already had 2 glasses of wine and absensecense or something.

      And yeah... well caliban called me and told me how much he loves me via a song.

      Caleb
      In case people here get the wrong idea, I think what you're referring to is called absinthe. Some of the stronger versions of absinthe can be over 70% alcohol.
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        Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

        In case people here get the wrong idea, I think what you're referring to is called absinthe. Some of the stronger versions of absinthe can be over 70% alcohol.

        Caleb should be forgiven for not knowing these things.

        He is not yet old enough to get into a liquor store in the United States, and I am pretty sure that he would not be able to get into them in The Land of Tundra either.
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          Originally Posted by tpw View Post

          Caleb should be forgiven for not knowing these things.

          He is not yet old enough to get into a liquor store in the United States, and I am pretty sure that he would not be able to get into them in The Land of Tundra either.
          I've been to the BEER Store.. But just to return bottles, my parents dont drink.

          Caleb

          PS.. There's no age restrictions on going to the LCBO in Canada.
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          • Profile picture of the author tpw
            Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

            PS.. There's no age restrictions on going to the LCBO in Canada.

            You dern fereners...

            What exactly be the translation of LCBO?
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            Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

            I've been to the BEER Store.. But just to return bottles, my parents dont drink.

            Caleb

            PS.. There's no age restrictions on going to the LCBO in Canada.
            Then WHO'S beer bottles are you returning?

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              Originally Posted by DanielleS View Post

              Then WHO'S beer bottles are you returning?

              -Dani
              Gramps had 10 years worth
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              • Profile picture of the author tpw
                Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

                Gramps had 10 years worth

                If the parent that gramps was raising was as much of a challenge as you are, then that would explain 10 years of heavy drinking, eh?

                But then again, with my kids, it is a surprise I don't take up the drink.
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                  Originally Posted by tpw View Post

                  If the parent that gramps was raising was as much of a challenge as you are, then that would explain 10 years of heavy drinking, eh?

                  But then again, with my kids, it is a surprise I don't take up the drink.
                  I have heard grandma on the phone, she still appears to rule the household with an iron fist...lol.
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                    Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

                    I have heard grandma on the phone, she still appears to rule the household with an iron fist...lol.

                    Haha... THAT might drive me to drink faster than the rotten kids...
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              Originally Posted by DanielleS View Post

              Then WHO'S beer bottles are you returning?
              Am I the only person who raided my neighbours' trash for the deposit bottles they just plain threw out? I remember when I could make $8 in nickels most Monday mornings, so long as I got out there early enough.
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                Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

                Am I the only person who raided my neighbours' trash for the deposit bottles they just plain threw out? I remember when I could make $8 in nickels most Monday mornings, so long as I got out there early enough.
                You're the one raiding my trash! You leave those bottles alone! They died a happy death as I consumed the fire water inside them! Let them have their peace!
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          Originally Posted by tpw View Post

          Caleb should be forgiven for not knowing these things.

          He is not yet old enough to get into a liquor store in the United States, and I am pretty sure that he would not be able to get into them in The Land of Tundra either.
          Caleb's lucky though, he's less than 2 years away from being legally able to drink in the Land of Tundra.
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        Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

        Some of the stronger versions of absinthe can be over 70% alcohol.
        True, but alchohol content is much less important than herbal content and blend, and without Grand Wormwood it's not really absinthe (Pernod Fils makes a non-wormwood absinthe, and many varieties only incorporate Roman Wormwood).

        The three varieties of absinthe I've got in the house at the moment are Le Tourment Vert, which is 50% (100 proof); Pernod Fils Aux Plantes D'Absinthe Superieure, which is 68% (136 proof); and Pacifique Absinthe Verte Superieure, which is 62% (124 proof).

        The Pacifique is undoubtedly the best, and as luck would have it this particular brand is distilled and bottled about an hour's drive from my house. I'm told that what I want to try next is Jade Liqueurs Nouvelle Orleans, but it's $120 a bottle so I'm not in too much of a hurry.
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          Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

          True, but alchohol content is much less important than herbal content and blend, and without Grand Wormwood it's not really absinthe (Pernod Fils makes a non-wormwood absinthe, and many varieties only incorporate Roman Wormwood).

          The three varieties of absinthe I've got in the house at the moment are Le Tourment Vert, which is 50% (100 proof); Pernod Fils Aux Plantes D'Absinthe Superieure, which is 68% (136 proof); and Pacifique Absinthe Verte Superieure, which is 62% (124 proof).

          The Pacifique is undoubtedly the best, and as luck would have it this particular brand is distilled and bottled about an hour's drive from my house. I'm told that what I want to try next is Jade Liqueurs Nouvelle Orleans, but it's $120 a bottle so I'm not in too much of a hurry.
          I became quite interested in absinthe after watching Anthony Bourdain extol its hallucinogenic properties on an episode of No Reservations several years ago. Do you specially select the ones with high thujone content (which is believed to be the primary agent that causes the hallucinations), or do you also use other criteria in choosing absinthe?
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            Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

            I became quite interested in absinthe after watching Anthony Bourdain extol its hallucinogenic properties on an episode of No Reservations several years ago.
            Absinthe has no hallucinogenic properties.

            Thujone, the poisonous compound in Grand Wormwood that makes you drop dead if you eat too much of it and crap your brains out if you eat even a little, is chemically related to THC.

            Of course, hydrogen peroxide is chemically related to water, too... but that doesn't mean you should go drink some.

            The reality is that there isn't much thujone in absinthe at all. The way absinthe is classically distilled, most of it stays in the wormwood, and there's no wormwood in the bottom of the bottle.

            But the justification for banning it in the U.S. was that there was X amount of thujone in the wormwood and it wasn't clear how much of that ended up in the absinthe, but it's a deadly poison related to marijuana so we must do something!

            And therefore we banned all liquor containing more than a certain amount of thujone, which you could only normally find in absinthe anyway.

            There's only one problem: absinthe never contained that much thujone. So the law didn't change. We just figured out that the law didn't even apply to absinthe in the first place.

            Do you specially select the ones with high thujone content
            Absinthe with a high thujone content is produced by brewing what they call macerated absinthe.

            Macerated absinthe is basically cheap vodka with crushed herbs soaked in it. And yes, macerated absinthe can give you hallucinations. So will arsenic. So will strychnine. In fact, just about any deadly neurotoxic agent will give you hallucinations if you take a nonlethal dose of it.

            So you can probably guess my position on high-thujone absinthe. Number one, it's not really absinthe. Number two, it's a stupid idea.

            The only reason they produce it is because idiots walk around saying it's the thujone content that makes absinthe good, and that absinthe gives you hallucinations.

            Proper absinthe turns on the dream centres of your brain while you're awake. It's like lucid dreaming while conscious, but you don't actually hallucinate. It just makes things less-real, but in a way that opens up a lot of imagination and creativity. You may think things are there, but you don't really see them or hear them.

            It's similar to paranoia, in the worst instances. I had an experience once where I was convinced horrible deformed children with sharp teeth were crawling around my floor. I couldn't see them... but I was just sure they were there. Absolutely terrifying. And positively delightful, in retrospect, but you need to be a certain kind of person to enjoy such things.

            There's a reason a lot of poets and painters loved absinthe. Of course, there's a reason the heaviest users went mad, too.
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            • Profile picture of the author paulie888
              Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

              Absinthe has no hallucinogenic properties.



              Proper absinthe turns on the dream centres of your brain while you're awake. It's like lucid dreaming while conscious, but you don't actually hallucinate. It just makes things less-real, but in a way that opens up a lot of imagination and creativity. You may think things are there, but you don't really see them or hear them.

              It's similar to paranoia, in the worst instances. I had an experience once where I was convinced horrible deformed children with sharp teeth were crawling around my floor. I couldn't see them... but I was just sure they were there. Absolutely terrifying. And positively delightful, in retrospect, but you need to be a certain kind of person to enjoy such things.

              There's a reason a lot of poets and painters loved absinthe. Of course, there's a reason the heaviest users went mad, too.
              Well, your description of the effects of absinthe would certainly qualify as hallucinations, if you go by the medical definition of it. I'd certainly call that a false or distorted sense of reality.
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                Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

                I'd certainly call that a false or distorted sense of reality.
                It's no more a hallucination than the way women get thinner, younger, and better-looking after you've had enough beers.
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                • Profile picture of the author paulie888
                  Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

                  It's no more a hallucination than the way women get thinner, younger, and better-looking after you've had enough beers.
                  This is true, but I don't think just drinking beer or wine alone is going to give you that terrifying experience of feeling/sensing that there are non-existent mutant children with giant, sharp teeth crawling around on your floor.
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                  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
                    Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

                    This is true, but I don't think just drinking beer or wine alone is going to give you that terrifying experience
                    And drinking absinthe is probably not going to lead to a vomit fight in the back of a taxicab, either.

                    Look at people who drink Scotch. They don't do the same things beer drinkers do. They don't do the same thing wine drinkers do. Nobody does the same thing Jagermeister drinkers do, it's like bottled crazy or something.

                    Same with absinthe. It has its own special brand of intoxication... but it's no more extreme than any other liquor.
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    Football's over, where's my holiday Pecan Log? :p
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Originally Posted by tpw View Post

    You dern fereners...

    What exactly be the translation of LCBO?
    LCBO = Liquor Control Board of Ontario
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    I just want to know who's who in my second JPG.
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    The LCBO store is where you buy rum and stuff.. LCBO Licensing is for bars and the such.

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    • Profile picture of the author Happy_Balance
      Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

      The LCBO store is where you buy rum and stuff.. LCBO Licensing is for bars and the such.

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      Your life will be much better without booze!
      Rum?
      Did someone mention rum? :p
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