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In Topic: I Called In Sick Today

17 August 2018 - 11:43 PM

Let's not start saying things we can't take back.

In Topic: I Called In Sick Today

17 August 2018 - 09:16 PM

Oh, shit, I forgot to address an oversight in McGee's list of acceptable ways to prepare brisket: pastrami. It's a lot more planning, but I think it's actually more forgiving than just smoking an unbrined brisket, and the results are incredible. Bonus points if you also make your own kraut. You can get weird with kraut and pickle all kinds of weird shit too, I really like to do a mix that's heavy on sprouts.

In Topic: I Called In Sick Today

17 August 2018 - 11:06 AM

I remember watching ping pong during I believe the Beijing Olympics, and the color guy noted that there were like 50 Chinese players who didn't make the team who were ranked ahead of anyone on the next best team (Korea?). That's what Texas brisket is. There are a million morbidly obese Texans making brisket in gas station parking lots right now, each of them humiliating the entire population of Carolina and KC and anyplace else that dabbles in barbecuing beef. Stick to pork, boys, it's a lot easier.

In Topic: I Called In Sick Today

17 August 2018 - 10:55 AM

Looking into Q39, not my scene. I judge a BBQ place by their brisket, and here is what I now know about theirs:

- They use a TON of unnecessary seasoning, before and after cooking
- They use a Texas Crutch, which suggests to me that aren't committed to craftsmanship
- They encourage the use of sauce. What are they trying to hide?

I'm sure it's delicious, especially if you like KC-style sauce swimmers, but this is not how you make brisket.

In Topic: I Called In Sick Today

11 August 2018 - 09:49 AM

View PostEssay21, on 11 August 2018 - 09:17 AM, said:

Ha, like I get invited to any parties. I lost interest in alcohol years ago, but I lost interest in everything years ago.

I was mostly being cute about the fun at parties part, but I’m dead serious about addiction. Alcoholism is a pretty important part of making an unhappy life romantic and cool. Gambling is great too, but ask anyone what I was like to talk to when was gambling without drinking. I assure you it was awful.

Also, the fact that I need to encourage you on this is a huge red flag to me. The only person I’ve ever known who was too depressed to care about xer drug additions very nearly committed suicide while sober. Luckily there were people like me in xer life to get xer back on track and off the wagon. This person has since recovered and gone on to have many cosmetic surgeries. Let us enable you back into perfect mental health.