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  1. 4 hours ago, Untouchable said:

    Some of this stuff can be fun, but I can’t buy into it.

    I can’t help but think that if there were 8 foot tall apes wandering around the woods of North America, we would’ve found some concrete evidence by now. 

    Yeah, it's kind of a hard sell considering that the vast majority of the continent has at least some degree of permanent residents in it. That said, there is a lot of "wilderness" land up in Canada, and some of the forests in the Northwest are dense enough for a breeding population of Bigfoot (Bigfeet?) to reside if they're secretive enough. 

    One interesting point in addition: I was watching one of those dumbass Bigfoot hunting shows on the History Channel (or something similar) a while back, and they did an experiment showing how quickly a dead animal is consumed by predators, bugs, maggots and all that junk out in the wild. They did time-lapse footage of a dead deer and the corpse was completely gone in a matter of days. That was their reasoning as to why no one had ever discovered a dead Bigfoot. 

  2. On 8/12/2018 at 6:26 PM, SoFlaJets said:

    UT, there is this guy Brent Sawin and he does an online bigfoot paranormal podcast and he had a veteran on who told the most amazing story about his unit being sent in to take care of a Sasquatch family who was "in the way" of the DEA agents trying to  make a bust on some big pot farm. Apparently, the mother Squatch got her leg caught in a big bear trap that the pot farmers had put out and the alpha male was protecting her and the baby and two teenage Squatches. This soldier told about them firing bucu rounds into this monster and it was like mosquito bites to it. He also related how the thing with ONE HAND putting it over the guy's head and just ripping the soldier's head clean off "like he was opening a can of beer" was the way that he described it. This is a story that obviously has had some bad effects on him and everyone who was there that day.If anyone is interested I will post it but if no one is interested or just thinks it's a bunch of BS then I won't.

    I'm pretty open-minded when it comes to cryptozoology, but this story sounds a little nutty--especially the part about ripping a dude's head off. Still, your summary is a fun read. 


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  3. 2 hours ago, GATA-Bot said:

    I loveeeeeee sushi 

    Try some Philly rolls, Alaska Rolls, any sashimi

    Also try spicy mayo

    And eel sauce as dipping sauces. 

    Eel sauce sounds pretty tasty. I usually like the salty/sweet combo. 

    So an Alaska roll is basically like a California roll but with smoked salmon, right? 

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  4. 4 hours ago, jetstream23 said:

    Pick your favorite fish, whether it's Yellowtail tuna, Halibut, salmon....whatever, and then try the Nigiri which is essentially a small slice of that sushi grade fish over a sticky rice puff.  It's not a roll but it gives the fish a standard accompaniment in the rice.  This is a good way to experiment and determine which types of fish you like.




    How do I know what fish is suitable for making sushi? (Probably a dumb question but I am brand new to all of this.) My concern is that I won't be able to get much of anything that's super-fresh or high quality since I live so far inland. 

  5. 17 minutes ago, The Crusher said:

    Try some sashimi . They aren’t rolled so it’s a lot easier to tell if it’s fresh. Yellow fin tuna, salmon and white fish  couple Crushloves favorites. 

    If it’s a good place then things like spider roll and Godzilla rolls are really fun to eat. 

    They also got the tempura shrimp roll that is actually deep fried first and can be yummy . 

    Honestly my advice is find a good sushi place first! 

    I have heard of sashimi, and after looking up spider and Godzilla rolls I think I would probably like all three of those. Finding a good sushi spot is the hard part for me, as I don't really have too many options that I know of around me. I might try doing a Google search and see if there's anything within reasonable driving distance. 

    Another wrench in the plan is the fact that my wife is deathly allergic to shellfish and tends to avoid seafood places out of safety. 

    3 minutes ago, The Crusher said:

    If you are ever in DC hit this Crushlove up and I’ll take you to a place where  you can try 40-50 types in a day all made by a master chef.  All sushi grade sashimi.

    Never been to DC but if I ever get out that way you've got yourself a date, mister. 

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  6. I live in Flyover Country, and not very close to any major metropolitan areas, so needless to say I don't have much experience with sushi. The only type I've ever tried are California rolls, and even though they aren't fresh or anything (I get them from the frozen section of the grocery store), I really like them.*

    Anyway, here's my issue: I'd like to try other types of sushi but I don't have regular access to good seafood restaurants so I can't really experiment. I'd be open to making some myself but I'm not sure where to start. Making my own California rolls probably wouldn't be too hard but I don't know where to go after that. I figured I'd come here for suggestions since a lot of you live on the coast or near larger cities and have probably had sushi a million times. Any input or recommendations would be appreciated. 

    * - And I do realize that California rolls are like the Cleveland Browns of sushi, but hey, they're good and I don't have much else to work with out here. 


  7. 44 minutes ago, BUM-KNEE said:

    I guess I will add my thoughts/story.

    I drank like a fish since I was 17 or so, unfortunately in rural Maine theres not an overabundance to do. I had run ins with the law, blew out my knee, tore my shoulder up good too along the way. At age 36 I quit cold turkey in 2006, and felt pretty good about things. My health was better thats for sure, along with my wallet. I got my life in order for the most part.

    Then in the fall of 2014 my best friend killed himself, and the factory I worked at closed in the spring of 2015, thus ending my job. I thought about drinking heavily, but always talked myself out of it. I went to college for free because of the outsourced job, and was in my first semester of a business administration degree at age 45. Then my wife walked out, having a midlife crisis. 15 years of marriage thrown out the window. Then my father passed away 6 months later. I broke down into a deep depression and started drinking again, slowly picking up the intensity. Last winter I ran head on into a white birch tree on my snowmobile going roughly 70 mph while drinking. I thought I was dead, or at least busted up in good shape. But... I had no broken bones. My sled was nearly folded in half though.

    I now wonder how the hell I even made it this far in life. I took so many risks through the years while drinking, stupid risks. So much bad could have happened, and I reflect upon it often.

    I have now greatly moderated my booze intake, and feel like I could quit cold turkey again if needed. I slip back down the ladder once in awhile, thinking of my Dad and my effing wife. But..... I wont stop moving forward, and I wont stop trying to have a better life. I graduated college with honors, and was the oldest in my class. I did that for me, to prove a point to myself. I wanted to plant my flag in the mound of BS that I was dealing with at the time.  MY FLAG MFer!

    There are many ways people can screw up, its all in how you learn from the mistakes. Nothing is going to stop you but yourself, and nothing feels sweeter than achieving your goal, whatever that may be. If you let booze control you, its nearly impossible for your mind to make good decisions. I know you are on the right track, you just gotta fine tune the carbs a bit to get optimum mileage.




    Hell of a story man. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like you’ve been through some tough stuff but came out better for it on the other side.

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  8. 8 hours ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

    Fell off the wagon yesterday. Feel terrible about it. Did a ton of Yard work in about 100* heat. Neighbor walked over with cold beers and I figured what the heck, I worked my ass off, its hot, and its only a beer..... Woke up feeling like sh*t and my wifes disappointment.  I recognize that it was a slip, a moment of bad judgement, but I need to stay at zero. None. Day 1 on the clock.

    It's great that you're owning it and committed to the process. I've been in that scenario many a time; putting in a hard day's work and "rewarding" myself with a couple of beers. Thing is, that couple of beers turns into a 12-pack and a rough morning the next day. 

    There's a good group of people here and we can help hold each other accountable in situations like this. We're here if you need support or encouragement. Good luck to you. 

  9. 3 hours ago, T0mShane said:

    I played through FarCry5 because I like being a serial killer and the game isn’t worth paying for if you already have FC4. Same mechanics, same themes, worse story. And FC5 doesn’t even have any replay value because once you win, most of the evil hillbillies don’t respawn, and there’s nothing of interest to do. 

    FC5 is in my backlog of games to try but if it's that lame and repetitive I'll probably push it further down the list. I've played FC3 and it was okay--haven't gotten around to FC4 either though. 

  10. 21 hours ago, Patriot Killa said:

    Just got done re-beating Kingdom Hearts 2. Haven’t played the game since I was 11. My little brother bought the remastered edition for the PS4 so I had to take it down once again and the nostalgia of it all was just great....


    About to re-beat my Resident Evil 7: Biohazard...one of the best games I played in a long time and definitely the best since Resident Evil 4.(which ironically came out the same year as Kingdom Hearts 2.) Resident Evil 7 is pure gold.

    I liked RE7 more than I thought I would. I'm a longtime fanboy of the series and I thought the switch to first-person would be a deal-breaker but I did enjoy it. My favorite is still RE6 though; I'm one of the few people who really loved that one apparently. 

  11. A lot of good replies and advice here, and I’ll throw in one more thought. 

    I’ve been a binge drinker on and off for the better part of 20 years, and the thing that makes quitting for any extended period of time difficult is that there’s always an excuse to pick up that bottle, and it’s never hard to justify it in your own mind. Sunday afternoon? Crack a few beers while you watch the Jets. Wednesday night? Had a rough day at work; need to blow off some steam. Friday? Going out with friends; gotta have a few drinks so we can have more fun. Etc., etc., etc...

    Making matters worse, if you’re like me you can’t just hang out and have a couple of drinks then go home; you have to drink 18 beers and stay until the bar closes. 

    I think part of succeeding in staying away from it comes by finding reasons not to drink, be it your family, your health or whatever. Even then it will probably be something you’ll wrestle with for the rest of your life. I wish you the best. 

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  12. It's a frustrating situation; I've been through it myself. Mental illness is tough, since (in most situations) legally you can't force someone into treatment if they don't want to do it. 

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  13. 6 hours ago, RutgersJetFan said:

    I saw a 72-y/o walk into my BJJ gym and take up the practice recently. Just sayin. Boxing is always good to go, and you don't need to spar and/or get punched in the face to gain the benefits of the training. Yoga is pretty much a martial art that you do against yourself, so there's that too, plus it's cheap and easily accessible.

    The thing about things like kayaking and climbing...etc, is they require planning and a lot of time. If you're looking for something to do on a regular basis you have to think more practically.

    Serious question: how in the world do you find the time to stay as active as you do, keep abreast of all things sports/trivia/pop culture and still find time to hold down a job, a relationship and you know, sleep? I'm genuinely impressed, my friend. 

    Anyway, back on topic (kind of), I also will throw out a thumbs-up for boxing. It's a great workout and stress-reliever. I've been messing with a heavy bag on and off for about a year and I just ordered a speed bag, which I'm really looking forward to getting into. 

    I probably wouldn't ever actually step into the ring with someone else, though. Every time I consider it I always think of that Richard Pryor routine about getting his ass kicked the first time he boxed another person. 


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