OT: Saturday Drinking Thread/ Open Thread

Submitted by justingoblue on June 23rd, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Well, it's later than usual and there isn't one up on the board. Tonight I'm drinking Rolling Rock out of 24oz cans, not good stuff, but I bought fifteen of them for fifteen bucks, so what the hell.

Meanwhile, the power is out at my apartment until Monday; I'm over at a friends sitting on the couch while two girls watch One Tree Hill by the season and I attempt to keep my sanity by 1) Booze and 2) MGoBlog. On the other hand, there's air conditioning, light, internet and refrigeration. What's everyone else up to this evening?

Comments

JT4104

June 23rd, 2012 at 10:46 PM ^

watching Ortiz/Lopez and it's a great fight to be honest. However, Ortiz will get clowned by Canelo Alvarez. His defense is to bad and Canelo has more than enough power to end it quickly.

go16blue

June 23rd, 2012 at 10:52 PM ^

Happy the mods deleted my little rant, after a couple minutes and some food I've calmed down and realized that as I suspected, I overreacted a bit. A rule of thumb for other posters: if you think you might regret a post, you will.

Currently sitting around listening to some music (Jamie xx's essential mix).

go16blue

June 23rd, 2012 at 11:43 PM ^

I was at the Detroit City FC game against AFC Cleveland, and when they scored to tie it up in the 85th minute the whole team ignored their small group of fans and ran over to our supporter's section to taunt us. I still think it was utterly classless (and fitting of a team in Ohio), but now realize it wasn't thread worthy.

707oxford

June 23rd, 2012 at 10:55 PM ^

Devil's Cut (neat). 

I have had most every bourbon I can get my hands on, in all ranges of price, and I never thought something by Jim Beam would top my list.  This stuff is amazingly smooth with excellent flavor.

justingoblue

June 23rd, 2012 at 11:15 PM ^

I do drink Jim Beam when I have an Old Fashioned (I like JB better than Makers [I know, I know, commence with the negbangs] and I'm a creature of habit), but the best I've had neat is Pappy Van Winkle 23. Way out of my price range, but my uncle had some around Christmas this year and I loved it.

Edit: Now that I'm looking at it, I think it was actually the 15. Spending $175 or whatever on a bottle of liquor is out of character for him (he's a wine collector), but not as much as a $500 bottle.

justingoblue

June 23rd, 2012 at 11:24 PM ^

and has something where he's alerted about the yearly (or bi-yearly, whatever) shipment. PVW might have something on their site, or maybe he just asked someone at Morgan and York (again, fuzzy on details but that would be my guess for where he'd go) to let him know, but even then he said there's a big line and a lot of people go home disappointed.

I haven't had a lot of really good bourbon, but it blew me away.

JHendo

June 24th, 2012 at 12:28 AM ^

I certainly hope no one here would neg you for preferring another whiskey over Makers.   Others may have forgotten about this banner (put up in Columbus during the midst of the RR era), but I most certainly have not.  Not a drop of MM has touched my lips since.  That being said, although I'm not the biggest fan of American whiskey, white label JB gets my vote as well.

Edit: Didn't see 707oxford's earlier post, so I apologize for the redundancy.

justingoblue

June 24th, 2012 at 1:10 AM ^

I don't think more or less about anyone from their choice of brands, but I know I'll rip of friends of mine who like "crappy" types of beer, and I definitley expect to hear an earful on a reply about good bourbon when I say I regularly drink Beam.

Mister X

June 24th, 2012 at 10:07 AM ^

FWIW this advertisement has always bothered me, not only for the obvious reason but also because it seems to be such a dumb marketing decision.  In the Age of The Interwebs it seems stupid to think that this would remain a "local" ad, and given the economic demographics of the respective alumni bases it wouldn't seem to make economic sense as well.  And MM prides itself as a KY whiskey so why get involved in any MI/OH rivalry?

In any case I've sent out a respectful inquiry to MM to see if there was any follow-up to this ad.  I know, should probably just drop this but I"m curious to see what the customer service folks will have to say about this.  If it's anything interesting I'll post it here and the next time I see that ad on the blog; otherwise I'll let it drop for good.

OMG Shirtless

June 24th, 2012 at 10:16 AM ^

Most normal people have already forgotten about it.  If they drank Maker's Mark before, they probably still do.  They probably lost a few bat shit crazy Michigan fans, but picked up a similar number of bat shit crazy Ohio State fans.

Anyone who seriously alters their drinking habits because of this ad has a completely different set of issues.

MMB 82

June 24th, 2012 at 3:11 AM ^

were basically two different types of spirits? That said, I have tried Bulliet Rye based on previous comments here; jury is still out. Forgot about the Makers Mark issue....

I used to really enjoy single malt scotch, but the prices have skyrocketed. Looking for alternatives among American whiskys (whiskies?). Really fine tequila (Don Julio 1942, etc.) also under consideration.

Mgoblue2011

June 25th, 2012 at 1:46 AM ^

I'm a fall 1988, have you been around to check out what the boys are doing nowadays? Ive heard nothing but good things about the reputation of the house from my friends children. I'm thinking I'll have to stop by the house sooner or later now that they have moved back into 707.

hart20

June 23rd, 2012 at 11:01 PM ^

And used to buy $250 of groceries at Kroger and $100 at a CVS in NYC., so I had to deal with that tonight. Fraud protection means I don't pay for any of it so that's a good thing and I'm pretty sure I know the place that stole it so we'll see how it turns out. Otherwise, taking it easty tonight playing MW3 and what not.

Reconnisaur

June 23rd, 2012 at 11:02 PM ^

  Watching the MSU vs Jawja Gator Bowl game on the BTN drinking some Old Milwaukee. Looking forward to getting on the lake tomorrow to do some long over due fishing.

justingoblue

June 23rd, 2012 at 11:06 PM ^

It seems to resemble a soap opera for teen girls about a ridiculous group of people from the same high school. I had never heard of it before tonight, but I'm confortable saying it's terrible after not much viewing. They have actors that appear thirty-something playing high school kids. That terrible.

kinny18

June 23rd, 2012 at 11:04 PM ^

Me and my assistant are in the room drinking Oberon and Crown. I'm gonna follow my Oberon with Torched and Coke Zero...great memories from the 2011 Michigan season!!!!

RakeFight

June 23rd, 2012 at 11:16 PM ^

Just tried my first summer shandy... poured the second half down the drain.  Now drinking a Miller High Life while watching Ice Road Truckers.

Yes, you guessed it... the wife and kid are asleep.

Darth Wolverine

June 23rd, 2012 at 11:18 PM ^

So, I am engaged to a Greek lady and we are getting married in August. We are at a wedding right now and it is the fifth Greek wedding I have been to. Look, I respect tradition, but good fucking god. This Greek dancing is literally the same three steps in a huge circle to 20 minute songs. I have no Greek in my heritage whatsoever and I simply cannot stand this Greek dancing. There has been no American music here at all and it is simply unbearable. Our wedding will supposedly be 50-50 with American and Greek music, but if it isn't, I will be seething at my own wedding and I do not want that.

OK, I am done venting.

Reconnisaur

June 24th, 2012 at 12:11 AM ^

  Drink a few more and then pull out the Electric Slide to change things up.

 

 When I was stationed in Germany, I used to go to the fests religiously. The traditional German um-pa-pa music was hard to get used to at first, but after a few liter mugs of fest beer I started to enjoy it. Was a really good time.

 

  I would like to go to a Jewish wedding. They look like a really good time. Breaking glasses, crowd surfing on chairs ect. 

cozy200

June 23rd, 2012 at 11:25 PM ^

We were at the tigers game so lots of IC light and some capt. Then to houlihans for some bourbon. Now im on the couch. Loved PNC but not the way the tigs played.