Nerdhatch archive: Beer Knights 2006

November 14th, 2011
This story was epic. The first five posts are actually from the thread Beer Knights: The Creation, making the entirety span from May 13 to August 30, 2006. 247 posts in all. This may be the longest post I ever make on this site. Bad news though, many of the original linked images no longer exist on their host sites (photobucket, imageshack, etc.), the ones that are still out there I've left the links in. Enjoy.   Chris - After Blue Heron Festival 2005, I went over to Jay's apartment and me, him, Jer, and Josh reminisced (or tried to put together the nights from occasional moments of… Read More

Nerdhatch archive: celibacy

November 6th, 2011
In this flashback thread from April 2006, Josh takes a vow of celibacy and hilarity ensues. (note: I am not correcting typos made from the original posts)   Josh - I have decided on May 1st I am taking a vow of celebancy for 180 days. Comments.   Chris - cel·i·ba·cy n. 1. Abstinence from sexual intercourse, especially by reason of religious vows. 2. The condition of being unmarried. According to this, I've been celibate for my entire life! Beat that! ....wait, should I be bragging about that?   Josh - I am just doing this one...Abstinence from… Read More

Nerdhatch archive: Bad Camping

November 4th, 2011
The next rabbit from the hat of the lost archive, this was The Bad Luck Thread (posts from March to May 2006), which turned into recounting some snow adventures and some of our camping misadventures.   Jeremy - I don't have the greatest luck. Yes, good things still happen to me, but when a bad thing happens (and they tend to often) its usually crazy shit that happens to very few other people. Take for example my identity theft situation...$6500, that isn't something you hear about every day. So it struck me to start chronicling all this. I mean it really struck me, like my latest bad luck incident. This past… Read More

Nerdhatch archive: Heron facilities

November 4th, 2011
During Operation Clean My Hard Drive I found a lost treasure, the backup SQL database from a website forum I ran back around 2006-2007. Granted that's not that long ago, but the true diamond within is on this site we recollected and recompiled stories from our high school days (1991-1995). Since the version of that forum software is way outdated I can't just restore the old forum, and frankly I have no desire to bring back that forum in a fully functional format. BUT, I can strip out the thread posts and all their memories! The database has over 1600 posts purely in chronological order; I need to remash them into logical threads and such, so… Read More

Apple swipes ridiculousness, to hell with them

October 28th, 2011
Its no secret Apple likes to sue to win its corporate battles, but the latest patent suit reaches epic levels of crazy. They filed for, and were actually awarded, a patent for slide to unlock on touch devices. I don't even know where to begin on how wrong this development is. This patent should have never been awarded, mainly because Apple isn't the first to offer this feature. Hell I remember gesturing to unlock my old Palm Pilot from the 1990's. So in that sense I guess there is a saving grace because the first time they try to enforce the patent it will be ruled invalid since its easy to prove the technology was in place before Apple offered… Read More

Bad drivers in Buffalo (and wooo new site layout)

October 21st, 2011
Commemorating the new site design and removal of my arbitrary beta tag with a new blog post. Apparently the thing to do as of late in my area is to drive cars into buildings. Not such a laughing matter really since it has resulted in fatalities, but the frequency that its happening is just nuts. By my count we're up to 16 incidents in 8 weeks. Yes, sixteen. Begs to question...what the hell is going on? Its not even winter. There's no ice on the road, no blinding rain, no insane traffic. Most of these incidents are in parking lots, not some high speed… Read More

Chewy Brewery Tour: Vol. 1 – Edmund Fitzgerald & Clif Oatmeal Raisin Walnut

May 24th, 2010
This is the first official Chewy Brewery Tour blog post, the premier! I'm kicking it off with an unusual choice: A raised eyebrow or "wtf" at this point would be completely acceptable, but stay with me on this. Read More

Chewy Brewery Tour: The prelude

May 24th, 2010
During a recent fishing trip one of my brother-in-laws let me snag a Clif Bar from him.  I'd never had a Clif Bar before, of any flavor, and as I said this was during a fishing trip so it goes without saying that there was beer in the cooler.  I was shocked on how well the two paired together (I may have been a little drunk at the time so drunk-shocked is like sober-startled).  Once I was home I grabbed a few more flavors and realized that there were even better matches to be found.  After a few twitters showed there was some interest in this I resolved to blog my findings. It may not be the most healthy coupling, and of course this is intended… Read More

Where an adult can be a kid

October 7th, 2009
About 6 months ago Consumer’s opened a new beer store about a mile from our house. The place is simply amazing. Hundreds of different beers available in bottles, micro brews, craft beers, seasonal offerings, plus 12 taps with constantly changing kegs to fill growlers. I can’t help but smile and just wander the place every time I go in. Its literally like being a kid in a candy store again. I even mentioned this feeling to Karli and those words to Karli in the car on the way there, only to hear them verbatim from another gentleman inside the store.
I started to think though; I’ve felt this glee before. The very first one I can recall… Read More

The Cinematic Experience

July 23rd, 2009
I've always enjoyed movies, as far back as I can remember. Spend any amount of time around me and you'll quickly learn this as I quote movies ad nauseum. Of course "as far back as I can remember" means features like Inner Space, Back to the Future, and The Care Bear movie in a theater that was modest for the 1980's. As years went on I still went to movies, but VHS, microwave popcorn, and Cheez-Whiz were growing strong so like alot of people I started watching movies from the convenience (an inexpense) of home. Its just not the same though, and I crave that theater viewing even more now. A perfect example, I was fortunate enough to win advanced… Read More