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Sat Dec 31, 2016, 12:29 AM

Friday Night Wine-Buzz. The sooner this year is over, the better...

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Reply Friday Night Wine-Buzz. The sooner this year is over, the better... (Original post)
Aristus Dec 2016 OP
sl8 Dec 2016 #1
Aristus Dec 2016 #2
sl8 Dec 2016 #5
Aristus Dec 2016 #6
BlueSpot Dec 2016 #4
sl8 Dec 2016 #8
TexasTowelie Dec 2016 #3
Aristus Dec 2016 #7
In_The_Wind Dec 2016 #9
Aristus Dec 2016 #10
In_The_Wind Dec 2016 #11
pinboy3niner Dec 2016 #12
In_The_Wind Dec 2016 #13

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 12:41 AM

1. About time you showed up! :)

I admit, I don't quite get the year 2016 animus - aren't the Gregorian years (or any other years, for that matter) just an artificial construct?

How does it matter if somone dies on December 31, 2016 or January 1, 2017?


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Response to sl8 (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 12:50 AM

2. Hi!

It sounds like you were expecting me to make a cogent response to your assertion.

Honestly, I'm surprised at this stage I could remember the word 'cogent'...



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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:22 AM

5. Nah, you just showed up at the wrong place & wrong time, pardner.

I'll pose that question to some poor sucker on New Years Eve.

Feel free to abandon your cogency.

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Response to sl8 (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:25 AM

6. Already have...

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Response to sl8 (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:20 AM

4. Sure it's a construct

Got anything better? If you want to measure something, you need a unit. The unit we have is a year and it ends on December 31. You can try and change that if you want, I guess.

The most recent period in the current unit of measure has sucked in many ways. If you don't get that, I guess I don't get you.

Time is also a construct. What time do you eat lunch? If somebody wants to make you wait until 3 pm, are you indifferent to that as well or do you get hangry?

But what I really want to know is what caused the shift from vodka to wine?

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Response to BlueSpot (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:54 AM

8. No, I grant that years are a useful construct, and they serve certain purposes very well indeed,

as a measure of our solar orbits.

I still see no advantage in assigning any significance to celebrity deaths between January 1 and December 31 in any particular calendar year. Do you?

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:16 AM

3. Did you run out of vodka?

I made a trip to the store today to pick some up since I was running low. I also have plenty of grapefruit juice on hand and will think about getting something sweeter (either cherry/passion fruit or tangerine/passion fruit) tomorrow.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:26 AM

7. No, still got some.

But, as usual, Mrs. Aristus is between me and the fridge where I keep it. She's seen me drinking the wine. Any more moves in that direction will get a disapproving look at best...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 03:39 AM

9. Sigh. Just woke up. Too late for a wine buzz tonight. Tomorrow is another story.



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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 12:13 PM

10. Good morning!




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Response to Aristus (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 02:12 PM

11. Yes, indeed!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 02:27 PM

12. Shoulda gone straight to the wine

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 03:13 PM

13. It's chillin'

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