Morning Free Association, September 8

You can’t fight city hall. But you can suck from the government teat.

The Jacobs’ family company Delaware North is busy again…
Back on March 3rd, City of Boston Mayor Walsh announced that the Boston Garden Devlopment Corporation would be tapped to spruce up City Hall Plaza (a.k.a. the fugliest building in town). The BGDC is a subsidiary of Delaware North, owner & operator of the TD Garden. Well, the wheels of government are nothing if not speedy,
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and it appears that they have actually signed a contract to consummate the deal.

The original proposal was a 3 year deal that called for year-round “programming” of the Plaza. This means that they would set up temporary structures and attractions that would change seasonally and adapt to accomodate other events at the plaza. The bid in March included a sort of simulated beach (complete with sand) in the summer, and an “iconic observation wheel” (a ferris wheel) as well. One feature mentioned was some sort of restaurant with a liquor license that would be operated by the Patina Restaurant Group, which is — of course — a subsidiary of Delaware North.

One of the more interesting features included, which is highlighted in the facebook post, was an ice skating path to be set up during the winter(s). The sketch shown includes a large island of ornamental plants surrounded with an oval ice-skating track.


I will admit to being intrigued by this – while I do not typically indulge in public skating, I like the concept of it, and am glad when it appears. It will be interesting to see if they strong-arm any of the Bruins to publicly try it out as a publicity stunt.
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Thanks All, for the tequila info. I am horribly uneducated in the world of tequila.

Satan81
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Luckily, the research is fun!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Personally, I prefer rum. I think I was a pirate in a previous life.
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MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Until the next morning…
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Satan81
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If you drink the nice stuff, the next day is ok!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Yesterday I hatched three eggs in Pokemon Go: Exeggcute, Poliwag and Aerodactyl. The Aerodactyl has awesome stats but horrible moves.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

the first time is always the best time

this may or may not remind me of someone that participates in this forum…..

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Sugar high!!!!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

wonder if shes related to:

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Satan81
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This is how I feel at work these days:

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I sometimes start hockey games by flipping off both benches. I like to set a tone.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

carvinbass18
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I can’t recch this enough. I want to do tequila shots right now and just be obliterated, and I hate tequila

Satan81
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Get good tequila. The 100% blue agave stuff. There are some really nice sipping tequilas out there. Cuervo and such is just gasoline.

I can’t wait to have a good margarita again.

Satan81
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And yes, I’m snooty about my not-water, but I do love Jäger.

carvinbass18
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I’m snooty about my not-water

Me too. Unless I’m partying out in the yard, all my booze has to be in the correct glass or it drives me nuts

Satan81
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Usually my whiskies go in a Glencairn nosing glass:

http://www.glencairnwhiskyglass.com/image/data/glass.png

But if I’m just sipping bourbon, a normal whiskey tumbler is just fine.

The London Bear
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Hey, I’ve got one of those! It was packaged as a ‘snifter’.

I also favour the tumbler, tho the bottle is just fine as well grin

Satan 81's Sister
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tho the bottle is just fine as well

It’s already in a vessel, why waste time pouring it into another vessel?

The London Bear
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Exactly! Especially one you’ve got to wash up later…

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

I have about 3 or 4 different qualities at home, one for mixing for margaritas and then sipping tequilas i try to keep one of each… anejo, repasado and a blanco.

Satan81
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Nice! Any favorites? Er…even though you hate tequila?

Edit: Oh right, you’re not the one who hates tequila.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

i love tequila, i hate vodka… lol

Currently my favorite is Partida, its always a tradeoff for me with value vs quality. Espolon is one of the better values out there. Casa Noble has gotten a lot of good reviews and will prolly be my next purchase….you can never go wrong with herradura but for some reason i never buy it.

Satan81
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I totally don’t understand vodka. The better it is, the less it tastes like anything?

My favorite sipping tequila is Corazón Añejo. Nice and peppery. In margaritas, I like Hornitos.

carvinbass18
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Vodka, for when you want to get drunk but still don’t want to drink anything but water

the german hammer
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1) You are misguided. While most flavoured vodkas are trash, Deep Eddy is nice sipping vodka.

2) Vodka is the only alcohol that I can consistently drink without having an allergic reaction. I am allergic to gin, red wines (and generally find whites boring), can’t have certain beers, some tequilas are wrong for me, and tonic water and limes also do me in, though to be fair it’s whatever they put on the limes that I have a reaction to. So, for some of us, that’s all we’ve got.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

though the thing wth mescals is they can be unpure…so you can get artisanal ones. I wouldnt mind trying a sampling of some of the top ones with added novelties like pepper and so on to see how they compare.

Satan81
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There are definitely good mescals out there!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

yeah i think i may spend some $$$ and try a few. Wish there was a good tequila bar within 10 miles that carried it so i could try before buying. Sounds like Leyenda and El Jolgorio are two of the top ones, im intrigued to try some with more of a petey flavor like a scotch with the pepper tones….nom.

the german hammer
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I don’t give a crap about that. I like the tacos.

carvinbass18
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Who doesn’t like tacos?

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

I heard Taco’s truck was pretty good.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan81
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I forgot how awesome his shoes are.

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. I should continue my week of attempting to be a grown up and do laundry tonight. Blah.

carvinbass18
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to consummate the deal.

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Ciao!

  • Had our normal Thursday meeting at 7 as usual today. As usual we got our asses reamed out over stupid stuff. I’ve got to get my resume built. All we do is just cover our asses over stupid stuff and get chewed out by management. Enough’s enough it’s time to get out.
  • Speaking of major acquisitions and what not: Formula 1 has been purchased by Liberty Media for 8 Billion dollars. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/07/liberty-media-to-purchase-formula-1.html Paying 1.1 billion dollars in cash out of it. Absolutely insane.
  • I need a printer, and lots of alcohol today.
  • The London Bear
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    I wonder how many trucks it takes to carry 1.1 billion dollars in cash. And how much it weighs.
    I tried to post a picture earlier, but I couldn’t get it to work …
    Bullet point test

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Morning All!!
    Still in bed. Last night’s double left me too tired to make brekkie for Jo.
    I am working from bed – looking up parts for my mower.
    I got nothin’
    Fuck the coffee – moar sleap!!

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    In an odd move, I chose not to participate in a hockey tournament this weekend. It will be a blast, but after going to Chicago, I feel like I need an off weekend–and I’m still playing in my rec league Sunday night. Also, I’m a little behind on my school work since I didn’t crack open any books last weekend.

    Why am I telling you this? Why do you care?

    carvinbass18
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    Why am I telling you this?

    Because you can

    Why do you care?

    Because we’re friends

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    That gif is exactly why I don’t even bother trying to stop and just accept my fate running into a wall while skating.

    The London Bear
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