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The Clifford Brown Max Roach Quintet was one of the most important music group of all time! The number of young musicians who got their start with MR is mind boggling (I think Art Blakey also was a stand out in this resect). I remember hearing Mr Roach at Chicago's Jazz showcase. His drumming was powerful, estatic, emotional and moving.

One of the true greats! Not a time to be sad, but a time to remeber all the joy he brang and to celebrate having a great one like that in our midsts for so long. As I always lament, that Jazz Band in the Sky just keep on getting better and better!

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My son would say that I take any reason to open a bottle, but for Max Roach, I think I'll open something special.

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Michael Jackson, the Beer Hunter, passed away yesterday morning in London. Long a legendary figure at the GABF, Jackson was also an expert on whisk(e)ys, and a prolific author and enthusiastic guest speaker on those topics. Locally, he made occasional appearances at Bob Tupper's beer tasting series at the Brickskeller, often smuggling in various rarities from Europe. His compact guides to the world's single-malts are indispensible, even if they do (unfortunately) contribute to the what's-my-point-score mentality.

I happen to be in Bardstown, Kentucky today, and will raise a glass tonight in his memory.

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Farewell Mr. Jackson. The world of spirits and beer just got a bit less interesting. I'll be drinking a Signatory 25 in your honor tonight.

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James Barber, TV chef (The Urban Peasant) and cookbook author, has died.

His wife, Christina Burridge, says "As far as we can tell, James was sitting at the dining room table, he was reading a cookbook, and he had a pot of soup simmering on the stove. So he definitely left this world in a way that he would have wanted to, but I think he would have been pretty upset about the timing," she told CBC News.
Okay - the flavors will surely have had sufficient time to meld. Do you adjust the seasonings before or after calling 911? Or, do you wait and offer a bowl to EMS?

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It is not to whom, but to what that I will be drinking tonight. And the what is Repeal Day. So throw away the bathtub gin and grab something civilized to toast the 21st.

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Henry Hudson is presumed to have died in 1611, after he was set adrift, along with his son and eight others, by greedy crewmen.

Yes... I can identify. It's been one of those weeks. :(

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Quint: Do you want a drink? Drink to your leg?

Hooper: I'll drink to your leg.

Quint: Okay, so we drink to our legs! Ha ha ha!

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To what...

The end of this frickin' holiday season! And rude, inconsiderate frickin' holiday shoppers.

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To my mom, from whom I just got two care packages full of enough holiday decorations to brighten up what would have otherwise been a rather dreary Saharan Christmas. :(

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To my girl Glendora-where ever you are. A year ago this weekend it all started for the two of us. Tonight we will finish off the miniatures I bought when you left. You would have yelled at me for drinking but would have loved my hot chocolate that we are using as a chaser.

Miss you G.

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I'm drinking to Damon. God bless you, my dear. We miss you so much, and we haven't figured out what to do without you. Help us; our sadness persists.

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I am drinking to 2008!, and all that it has to offer.

I am also drinking to everyone one I lost in 2007. They will not be mentioned here again, unless I change my mind:

Uncle Monroe

Damon

Mama Haz

Brent

Aunt Grace

God bless you, and thank you for everything.

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I'm drinking (cafe Americano) thinking that in one year from now, we will have picked a new President and he/she will probably be drinking coffee, too. And W will be on his way...

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To the memory of my great-uncle. Scientist, educator, scholar and citizen-statesman all, and always with a twinkle in his eye.

His grandson, my second cousin, graduates CIA at Hyde Park next month. Good luck C.; we know you're gonna make it big.

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An English doctor was being shown around a Scottish hospital. Near the end of his visit, he saw a ward of patients with no obvious injuries.

He started to examine the first patient, but the man proclaimed:

"Fair fa' yer honest, sonsie face / Great chieftain o' the puddin' race!"

The doctor, taken aback, moved on to the next patient, who immediately said,

"Some hae meat and canna eat / And some wad eat that want it."

The next patient cried out,

"Wee sleekit cow'rin tim'rous beastie / O what a panic's in thy breastie!"

"Well," the English doctor muttered to his Scottish colleague, "I see you saved the psychiatric ward for last."

"Oh, no," said the Scottish doctor. "This is our serious Burns unit!"

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An English doctor was being shown around a Scottish hospital. Near the end of his visit, he saw a ward of patients with no obvious injuries.

He started to examine the first patient, but the man proclaimed:

"Fair fa' yer honest, sonsie face / Great chieftain o' the puddin' race!"

The doctor, taken aback, moved on to the next patient, who immediately said,

"Some hae meat and canna eat / And some wad eat that want it."

The next patient cried out,

"Wee sleekit cow'rin tim'rous beastie / O what a panic's in thy breastie!"

"Well," the English doctor muttered to his Scottish colleague, "I see you saved the psychiatric ward for last."

"Oh, no," said the Scottish doctor. "This is our serious Burns unit!"

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I am drinking to lyonhearted, who would have celebrated his birthday today. Brent, I am drinking water. Shocking!

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I am drinking water and tea to whoever created this nasty flu bug and deemed it necessary that I get it. Make it stop. Please.

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I am drinking water and tea to whoever created this nasty flu bug and deemed it necessary that I get it. Make it stop. Please.

Burgundy is the answer. A few drops in each nostril should do the trick. (Hey, it couldn't hurt....)

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Burgundy is the answer. A few drops in each nostril should do the trick. (Hey, it couldn't hurt....)
A wise man once told me Burgundy is the answer to all questions. I can't believe I forgot!

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I am drinking to me, and the fact that I just resigned from a job when I don't have another one to go to! (Effective April 30, unless someone hires me before then...)

But anything beats hives and no sleep.

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I am drinking to me, and the fact that I just resigned from a job when I don't have another one to go to! (Effective April 30, unless someone hires me before then...)

But anything beats hives and no sleep.

the job gave you hives? :mellow:

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To RM...who died today at the end of a dive while restoring the coral reef...can't think of a more fitting end for someone who contributed many years to the cause...this Barbancourt 5 Star is for you.

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Cameron Argetsinger passed away on Tuesday, perhaps the most important American in auto racing whom you've never heard of. As a young man he organized the first postwar road race in America, and later brought Formula One to these shores, in the process making his quiet little hometown of Watkins Glen, NY world-famous and indelibly associated with racing. First as a driver and then as a director with many of motorsports' top governing bodies, his passion for motorsports never waned. In recent years he could often be found working at his desk at his last great project - the International Motor Racing Research Center, a nonprofit library and archive dedicated to preserving the history of auto racing.

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Tonight at dinner we toasted the birth of our baby boy, born at 9:36pm on April 29, 2002. Ian, the world would be a much smaller, sadder place without you in it. With all the love in the world ~ Mommy & Daddy.

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Albert Hofmann - who discovered lysergic acid diethylamide - but for you my college years would not have been nearly as much fun.

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Last night I opened and enjoyed a 1998 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape in tribute to Phil Hartman, it really does not seem like it has been 10 years.

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Harvey Korman :lol:

Yes indeed, a true comic genius. Another would be Earle Hagen the guy who wrote and whistled the Andy Griffith show tune.

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10 years ago today I started to date a lovely and gracious women who would later become my wife so I am drinking to her. Tonight we celebrated those 10 years at Komi and then at home with a bottle of R. Dumont de Fils Blanc de Blanc (a walk from Komi to Cork was refreshing but Cork was packed so we decided to head home). Thank you to Derek, Mr. Monis, and the rest of the crew at Komi for making the first part of our evening special.

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It has been a bad week for Star Trek fans:

Alexander Courage, TV & film composer ("Star Trek" theme), 88.

Joseph Pevney, TV director ("Star Trek"), 96.

Robert H. Justman, TV producer ("Star Trek"), 81.

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Paul Pierce. DUDE GOT STABBED 11 TIMES and still played 82 games in 2000.

Also, he led Boston to win in one of the most exciting NBA games I've watched - well, ever.

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Paul Pierce. DUDE GOT STABBED 11 TIMES and still played 82 games in 2000.

Also, he led Boston to win in one of the most exciting NBA games I've watched - well, ever.

the truth.

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I cannot believe Tim Russert isn't with us anymore. He was having so much fun with this election. I can't watch Meet the Press without him. So sad.

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I cannot believe Tim Russert isn't with us anymore. He was having so much fun with this election. I can't watch Meet the Press without him. So sad.
Agreed.

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Des Moines evacuated for floods

Fires in the west

Power outages and Metro fires in downtown DC

Earthquakes in Japan and China

Cyclone in Burma

Blackmail for food in Zimbabwe

Ad nauseum

I'm drinking to being blessed with luck.

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To all the men who nurture, (financially and emotionally) support, mentor and raise children, regardless of bloodline.

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To all the men who nurture, (financially and emotionally) support, mentor and raise children, regardless of bloodline.

It's tomorrow, for the record.

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Tonight I toasted the resilience of my relatives, friends, and former neighbors in Portage, Baraboo, Pardeeville, and Lake Delton Wisconsin. May they know dry days again soon.

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To Stan Winston, who helped give us dreams and nightmares we might never have thought of before...

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If I still drank, I'd have one for George. Thanks for the intelligent funny stuff Mr Carlin. If only everyone could relate to your humor-- the world would be a much better place.

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat."

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If I still drank, I'd have one for George. Thanks for the intelligent funny stuff Mr Carlin. If only everyone could relate to your humor-- the world would be a much better place.

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat."

I do drink and plan to raise several glasses in honor of this comedic genius and pioneer this evening.

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To my friend and old roommate, Jess. I wish I'd tried harder to catch back up with her. It's only just recently that I'm starting to realize how fleeting of time we may have.

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To Nick Trzesniak, the starting catcher of the Toledo Mud Hens that missed getting the call to the Tigers because of a strained oblique. Recover quickly my friend...

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To Thomas Disch, 68, who fatally shot himself on July 4th. Newsweek called him "the most formidably gifted unfamous American writer."

Depressed, sick, and in financial difficulties for years, his June 17th blog entry read as follows:

What is so tragic as the lethal blast

Of thunderbolt or .38

That turns what had been present

Into past? There he stood

And here he lies at last.

Will you not shed a single tear

For any such? Is that too much to ask?

Camp Concentration should be required reading for any thinking human being.

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Tonight will be to my last "Accenture boss" - he died this morning of a heart attack.

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We will be drinking tonight to our girl, who turned a very grown-up 9 years old at 4:46pm. :lol: Emma, our lives have been infinitely more beautiful and interesting with you in them. Happy birthday, doodlebug.

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RIP Hiram Bullock, 52, jazz fusion guitarist and the original guitarist for the Late Night with David Letterman band

:lol:

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Tonight I will quaff a Leinies to Aaron Rodgers, here's to you not becoming a whining-sniveling-spoiled little prima donna bitch like your predecessor.

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Tonight I will quaff a Leinies to Aaron Rodgers, here's to you not becoming a whining-sniveling-spoiled little prima donna bitch like your predecessor.

I love when I see a post like this that makes me google at least 2 terms and still come out barely understanding the point smile.gif

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I love when I see a post like this that makes me google at least 2 terms and still come out barely understanding the point ;)
It must be the idea of drinking a Leinies that threw you off. :lol: It is the official beer of my favorite football team, and I drank to a man who showed an immense grace and poise while some of the nastiest things were being said about him. This was in contrast to how a certain new member of the New York Jets comported himself.

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It must be the idea of drinking a Leinies that threw you off. :lol: It is the official beer of my favorite football team, and I drank to a man who showed an immense grace and poise while some of the nastiest things were being said about him. This was in contrast to how a certain new member of the New York Jets comported himself.

Had no idea that "Leinies" was the accepted abbreviation of Leinenkugel's ;) That Summer Wheat tastes like Fruit Loops. Freakishly.

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Had no idea that "Leinies" was the accepted abbreviation of Leinenkugel's ;) That Summer Wheat tastes like Fruit Loops. Freakishly.
I am not really a Wheat Beer fan, I don't know why I cannot get into it, so I stick to the regular Leinies which I have problems finding around here, so I get a shipment from Wisconsin every year before football season - mine arrived via my parents two weeks ago. Not great beer, but perfect for watching a football game.

Ah, and not only is Leinies acceptable, it is the name of their website :lol:

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I am not really a Wheat Beer fan, I don't know why I cannot get into it, so I stick to the regular Leinies which I have problems finding around here, so I get a shipment from Wisconsin every year before football season - mine arrived via my parents two weeks ago. Not great beer, but perfect for watching a football game.

Ah, and not only is Leinies acceptable, it is the name of their website :lol:

The last time I was in the north woods, I went to a meat and cheese shop that had summer sausages in the shape of a beer bottle with a Leinie's label on it. Ah, that's Wisconsin...

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I think that I would rather drink to Wang Xiaoning, Bao Tong, Shi Tao, or any of the victims of June 4, 1989.

Having lived two recent years in two horrendously ruled nations, I find it useful to seperate artistic achievement from governance, so I still find that opening ceremony stunning, despite the crimes of a nation.

I suppose any further conversation on this should go to one of the snipy politics boards :lol: but for now, I'm just drinking to this extraordinary spectacle made by Zhang and his 15,000 amazing performers. And now to the Somali team. (The Somali Olympic team! Wot?? Talk about overcoming odds!)

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Bernard McCullough. Long live the King.
:lol: Thanks for all the laughs
Boy: Bernie rhymes with turkey.

Bernie Mac: No it doesn't. And it's Mr. Mac. Rhymes with smack, as in upside your head.

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Shaft!

Who's the black private dick

That's a sex machine to all the chicks?

(Shaft!)

You're damn right

Who is the man

That would risk his neck for his brother man?

(Shaft!)

Can ya dig it?

Who's the cat that won't cop out

When there's danger all about

(Shaft!)

Right on

You see this cat Shaft is a bad mother--

(Shut your mouth)

But I'm talkin' about Shaft

(Then we can dig it)

He's a complicated man

But no one understands him but his woman

(John Shaft)

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Having a beer to Gene Upshaw, former Raider and Hall of Famer. Not only was he a good customer of ours, but really just a genuinely nice, down to earth guy, who was always good for a conversation. You will be missed, Gene. Cheers.

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