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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 Oct 16 - 11:18 PM

A refurbished iPad can be had WITH a keyboard for a reasonable sum.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 01 Oct 16 - 11:46 AM

I looked at those when I was computer shopping the first time out - but instead chose an Eagle 8088. Two floppy drives, no hard drive. A box of 10 floppy drives cost $50. The entire system came in just under $5000.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 10:26 PM

If you wish to really annoy yourself, get a tablet. Almost big enough to do real things on, but without a keyboard. An iPad is just a fancied up tablet. But I suggest that you delve into your savings and if you need a laptop get a good laptop.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 10:14 PM

Hi,Mom! I apologize for not posting recently. My laptop is giving up the ghost in fits and starts and I cannot abide using my smartphone for Internet surfing. Said laptop is currently in the midst of a start (instead of a fit) and has generously agreed to stay up and running long enough for me to post this message. I fear that I must soon away to the dreaded electronics purveyor....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 03:31 PM

I have ventured far, sung much, and wondered more on the many things that are in the world. Not the least of which is the singing voice of the Man of Emmes, who had the Girls of the Peace Cabynne eating from his hand with the power of his song, if you see what I mean.

It was a smashing good Getawaye, over too soon and too riche in myriad wondres that surpasseth Alle Understanding. Notwithstanding we, howevere shorte in understanding, would have it remain or return, and that righte Soone.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 30 Sep 16 - 09:03 AM

Tomatoes? Frost this AM. But I have them in pots and I put them under the maple. Still, they are not ripening well. As for LBL, haven't seen her for a while.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 29 Sep 16 - 10:19 PM

Rap, you can thank the elves for tidying that html typo. It's heavy lifting to fix stuff on this thread.

I've been away for a few days, but have wondered - how is it for gnu with his tomato lady? Is that something serious for me us to worry about? Are congratulations in order? :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Sep 16 - 09:24 PM

A plea from Mater:

Bona Mater, agnoscant et confiteantur tibi Atenoux pecora, Caieta, quod accepi a te, et a lite ad arma decem et septem solidos argenti in vulgus, nunc in current Massiliae, quae septem solidos, iam solvi, omissa petit etc. arma sumere non ut ego trans mare in proximo itinere, quo pretio, et vestro periculo utilitatem vestram atque expeditione repetita supremum Massiliam ire trans fretum . Sin autem in fine ejusdem itineris facerent dictis alteram expeditionem arma promitto tibi hoc pacto, ut dictum merces arma aurea et Augustalium et ab eodem itinere reditum qui redire ad arma vel pretium Augustalis videlicet decem solidos Massiliae mixta pecunia agitur, si forte arma mea culpa pereat. Dixit ad arma ferre, vel promitto fide permanere sub omnium bonorum presentium et futurorum, renuncians exceptioni iura tueri, etc. Hiis testibus etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Sep 16 - 09:05 PM

A note from dear olde Mom to her children:

Hit is a noble and a faire thing for a man or a woman
to see and beholde hem-self in the mirrour of auncient
stories, the which hathe ben writen by oure aunsetters forto
shewe us good enasumples that they dide, to leve and eschewe
the evell. And doughtres, I saye this for I am olde, and have
lived longe, and see moche more of the world thanne ye. And
therfor a parti, after my science, which is not gret, I will shew
you, for I have gret desire that ye turn youre hertes and thoughtes
to drede and serve God; for he thanne wol sende you good
and worship in this world, and in the other. For in certaine all
the verray good and worship honest of man and woman cometh
of him only, and of none other, And yeveth longe lif and
stont in this terrein and worldly thing like as him lust, for
all lieth in his plesir and ordinaunce. And also he yeveth and
yeldeth, for the good service that is yeve and do to him, the
double an hundred tymes. And therfor, doughtres, it is good to
serve such a lorde that gardoneth his seruant in suche wise.


I don't know why she sent it to me, but she did as me to pass it on.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Sep 16 - 08:58 PM

In just 35 minutes Mom would have fallen SPLAT! off the page. Sadly.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Sep 16 - 09:36 PM

This is a slight and insult to the United States! I'm telling Mr. Donald! He'll just buy Canada! Geez, you're in it deep now!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 28 Sep 16 - 10:45 AM

"So why don't you drink it?" Like I said... No matter, King Cole by Barbour's is blended in Sussex, NB.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Sep 16 - 09:39 AM

Mom, I'm sorry. I was here yestereve but I was also on the phone with ol' Deacon Joe (not Offer) and couldn't stay.

Why would you put shag carpet in a van? You'd have to vacuum (hoover) it every day.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 27 Sep 16 - 06:38 PM

Shaggin' Wagon?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 27 Sep 16 - 01:57 PM

Greetings MOM! Just letting you know I got home from the Getaway safely -

The Last time I saw Amos he was packing his harem into the van....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Sep 16 - 11:44 PM

So why don't you drink it? Why was it sold to the US?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 26 Sep 16 - 11:47 AM

Red Rose Tea is a beverage company established by Theodore Harding Estabrooks in 1894 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. It is considered an iconic part of Canadian culture and many consumers have a strong emotional attachment to the brand. Its orange pekoe tea is said to be made from only the top two leaves of each tea plant sprig, thus ensuring the best quality.

Red Rose's old commercials introduced the catchphrase, "Only in Canada, you say? Pity..." (The catchphrase was transformed by Canadian popular culture to, "Only in Canada, eh? Pity...") Another slogan was "Red Rose Tea is Good Tea."

Red Rose brand tea has been available in the United States since the 1920s, but it is a different blend of black pekoe and cut black teas compared to the orange pekoe sold in Canada.

The brand is now owned by Redco Foods in the United States and by Unilever in Canada. The brand was formerly owned by Brooke Bond Foods of the UK.

Unilever... says so on the box.

Now, on the page from which you quoted...

"OUR HISTORY

When Theodore Estabrooks founded Red Rose in the 1890s, tea was sold loose from tea chests and its quality was wildly inconsistent. Recognizing that tea drinkers deserved something better, he dedicated himself to producing a quality blended tea that was consistent from cup to cup. For over 100 years, we've kept that promise. We're committed to providing you with a perfectly balanced, great-tasting tea."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Sep 16 - 10:03 PM

Unilever of Toronto, huh? Unilever has, among other brands, Marmite, Ben & Jerry's, and Lyons Tea.

But no Red Rose. However, the Red Rose Tea website states:

Redco Foods is owned by Teekanne GmbH of Dusseldorf, Germany. 'Teekanne,' which means "Tea Pot," is the premiere brand of specialty herbal and fruit teas in Europe. Inventors of the flow-through tea bag, the majority of tea bags sold in the United States over the last thirty years have been manufactured using Teekanne equipment.

Also, it's made in Little Falls, New York -- and apparently always has been.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 25 Sep 16 - 02:56 PM

"I'd really hate to be off topic here!"

Why? Happens near every day.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 25 Sep 16 - 01:46 PM

Whew! I was all set to respond about tea then you got into the fishing chairs and the weird dates in the Mudcat threads (note sent to Max, never heard back, but it got fixed overnight). Glad gnu brought it back to tea one more time (I'd really hate to be off topic here!)

I posted this on facebook a few days ago:
Researching the tea I bought today (same brand, but it was B.O.P., not F.B.O.P., like the last tin, and the leaves are broken into much smaller bits). After reading through all of the categories on the Wikipedia page, I found the quip: "A joke among tea aficionados is that "FTGFOP" stands for "Far Too Good For Ordinary People."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_leaf_grading


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 25 Sep 16 - 10:35 AM

I was strolling through Sobeys today and spied a display of Red Rose Tea, picked up a box and read, under licence by Unilver of Toronto. It may have been started in Saint John, New Brunswick but it was blended in Uppity Canada when I was a boy and I assume it still is today. No matter, King Cole by Barbour's is blended in Sussex, NB. I recall the old man always packing a box of King Cole Tea whenever we went on vacation up-along.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Sep 16 - 05:24 PM

Now Chongo Chimp has changed his/her moniker to "Chongou" in a Chinese angle as a fakealoo to avoid being hit by Chicago lightning. I found out that a torpedo named Big Johnny, a real gorilla, was hired to take that chimp out and whatever CC is now called has shaking gams from from being caught working both sides of the street. Big Johnny got the contract from the Northside Apes with orders to "make it messy" so BJ's gonna use a load of double ought from a sawed off 8 gauge. Better than a pair of concrete overshoes, maybe. And letting the daylight in is george with bulls, too!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Sep 16 - 10:24 PM

And the piobrach.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Sep 16 - 08:25 AM

We also sent the glockenspiel.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Sep 16 - 09:15 PM

Did she get the kettle drum/tympani set?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 22 Sep 16 - 08:57 PM

Did you get to play with Dani while she played the Bodhran I got for her in the Mudcat auction from Sorcha? Hmmm. Maybe I am not supposed to mention that. The people that presented it to her didn't even tell her I was the one that got it for her. Odd how people you think you know and trust do shit like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 22 Sep 16 - 05:03 PM

DAMN. Bigger Tables is to be found at Bigger Tables. Bad link solly. Tell your culinary friends!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 22 Sep 16 - 05:00 PM

Dang, gang, one and all, hallooo and hahahahaha. Why? Because I am in the lovely homey kitchen of Ms Dani Black, folksinger and founder of no less a world-class establishment than the renowned BIGGER TABLES! consultancy in all things culinary, and tomorrow I will load up a biggish van with folkies and head out across the broad Piedmont hills to the sunny shores of Maryland. If you want folkish music, come to the FSGW Getaway! If you want to start or improve the operation of a restaurant, cafe, or institutional eatery, call on Bigger Tables!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: keberoxu
Date: 22 Sep 16 - 03:03 PM

I saw that as well, gnu. Don't have a clue why we're getting all the threads active in the past month.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 22 Sep 16 - 12:38 PM

Just got a text from my buddy... "Got it". I may need a tissue. >;-)

Well, to be truthful, I do need a tissue. He's a single father (slave) of two teenagers and this will put a lot of meat on the table.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Sep 16 - 10:34 AM

July??? Of this year? I can call forth the very first post! All you have to do is clap your hands while spinning around looking at the ceiling while you say, "I DO believe in Max!" over and over. Eventually the very first Mudcat post will appear and/or you will fall down and throw up.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 21 Sep 16 - 11:57 PM

Here's the oldest... 21 Jul 16 - 05:20 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 21 Sep 16 - 11:55 PM

What just happened to The Mudcat Café? HUNDREDS of threads showing up as if there is no date limit???


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 21 Sep 16 - 11:51 PM

Ooooh, I'd like to have of those meself. That looks comfy.

However, at my age I'd rather have the latest mooze in... 1144# field dressed. What a monster. There are bigger in NB but few and far between since the forestry devastation here continues at an accelerating pace (global swarming big time). Families that rely on harvesting game are hard put and the only ones that benefit from the destruction of The Acadian Forest are big corporations that don't even pay taxes in Canada.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 21 Sep 16 - 10:40 PM

The best way to safe deck space is to have a transom-mounted fighting chair.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Sep 16 - 10:10 PM

Go with the folding one. Saves valuable deck space.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 21 Sep 16 - 09:19 PM

Go with the modern high-tech one. He's looks so happy.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 21 Sep 16 - 07:56 PM

Mom! Listen! I have a plan that will solve the economic problems of everybody in the whole world! All of them! It's so simple! Just divorce Brad Pitt and get a gazillion dollar settlement!

So far, only one other person's figured it out, and she's going to get her share, but why should she be the only one? I'm going to file papers tomorrow!

Now, I have to decide whether to outfit the Bertram 42 I'll be buying with a vintage mahogany fighting chair or a modern high-tech one.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 21 Sep 16 - 12:10 PM

Steeped rat crap... that'll wake ya up in the AM. I saw something this AM that stopped me dead in my tracks. I picked up a box of Tim Horton's Steeped Tea. Not a word of lie. $9.99 ($10.00 as we Canucks don't use pennies any more) for 12 bags (I forget what was on the box but they meant bags). Steeped Tea. Never heard of that in my life... all tea is steeped... that's how one make tea. One steeps it. I buy 240 King Cole tea bags for $7 to $8 when it's on sale.

The mooze pics are rollin' in in a FB group of which I am a member. Nothing from my buddy yet. Hellish warm fer moosin' but down to 10C tonight so I have me fingers crossed and the old cast iron is ready ta go.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Sep 16 - 09:20 AM

Old King Cole. Since the tea sits around the warehouse before being processed, usually for a year or more, OLD is the correct word. It's the rat leavings that give it its peculiar flavour and odour. (NB: Canadian spellings.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Sep 16 - 08:37 PM

You should see how they get the sticks for their chai! Or maybe better not.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 20 Sep 16 - 07:57 PM

Pee? Maybe Bluenosers but not Herring Chokers. We got class, we does.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 20 Sep 16 - 11:52 AM

I have it on good authority that G. E. Barbour obtains their "chocolate flavouring" by providing large cups of complimentary hot cocoa to their employees, and then having them pee on a bale of tea leaves.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 20 Sep 16 - 11:34 AM

""King Cole Chocolate Flavoured Tea.""!!! Oh, NOW I'm writing a Dog Damned letter!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Sep 16 - 09:38 AM

Old King Cole was a weary old soul
And he called for his very own tea!
Then he called for his handler
And a toilet bowl
Because he had to pee.
       (Old "King Cole Tea" advertising motto from August, 2016)

Yeah, right. G. E. Barbour makes "King Cole Tea", "Morse's Tea," and "Red Rose Tea" all pretty much from the same bunch of leaves and using the same machinery. They are also the Canadian outlet for Tetley's, Bigelow, and Lipton's and are proud enough to mention this on their website.

But the tea on the King Cole website that intrigues is is "King Cole Chocolate Flavoured Tea." From the ingredients there is no chocolate in it, just "chocolate flavouring." YOU make yourself at home with it, I prefer TEA when I drink tea -- not chai or Kool-Aid.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 19 Sep 16 - 11:27 PM

"Red Rose teabags fit New Brunswick like a glove on a cold hand, that it's considered the best tea up that-a-way." Red Rose? DISHWATER! Surely you are just yankin' my chain? Red Rose? From Uppity Canada? Red Rose? Buddy, you are just short of gettin' a letter sent to your sorry ass.

King Cole Orange Pekoe outta Sussex, New Brunswick, preferably boiled in one a them old tomatoe juice cans what we hangs upside downy on every second fir tree up country fer the next fellah ta use. Filled with bog water and boiled over an open fire. Served with oatmeal cookies like Dad used ta make.

Red Rose tea in New Brunswick? JAYSUS H. CHRIST! How DARE you, sir!!!

Next thing, you'll be telling me them there Tetley Elves aren't on the endangered species list in NB. Well, they are on accounta we step on the little fuckers in the Name of the King. Long live King Cole!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Sep 16 - 08:53 PM

I usually drink tea in the woods, but I figured coffee, you guys being Canucks and all. But if you want tea, I understand that Red Rose teabags fit New Brunswick like a glove on a cold hand, that it's considered the best tea up that-a-way. Now, if I want some good coffee I'll just have some of the 100% Kona I have, and we've got a cabinet full of good teas like Yorkshire Gold and Fortnum & Mason. But whatever tips your canoe, as they say Way Up North.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 19 Sep 16 - 07:43 PM

"... some people mix with Irish whiskey." You don't say? Imagine that.

Fourty (forty) minutes ago, I plagiarized in a FB group...

8PM. Bedtime for the lucky ones. >;-) Sleep well,

'Twas the night before Moosemas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The guns and ammo were set by the door with care,
In hopes that a big bull soon would be theirs;
The hunters were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of filled tags danced in their heads;...

Good luck. Bonne chasse.

Especially Roch on accounta I wants me a feed a mooze eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 19 Sep 16 - 06:23 PM

Coffee is that brown stuff some people mix with Irish whiskey.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 18 Sep 16 - 10:14 PM

Coffee? I never heard of that. What do you use it for?


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