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As sunny days give way to autumn chill and rain, it's time to shelve the shandies and move to something a little more wintery; that old Pacific Northwest classic, milk beer, aka bilk.
This recipe works best with a Porter or a Stout but any rich smooth low-hop ale will work.
1/4 milk or half-and-half
Pinch of ground cardamom
They ever say the words "But I don't want you to level up."
"Clerics are busted. You can play one, but it has the same BAB as a wizard."
"You can't use evasion because there's nowhere to dodge."
Decent penis, though.
But there have been people not getting laid for ages. Why this, why now?
Our society has stopped pretending. You are told by the news and by government officials that you are in fact a tiny cog in a big machine. You are then told that this is good, and that you should be not only PROUD of this, but that you should shit all over anyone who feels that being a cog is a bad thing.
America, Cainad, love it or leave it. Your efforts and the efforts of everyone around you flow, however indirectly, OUT to places like Afghanistan and then back IN to places like Raytheon and Goldman Sachs. Your will never get to retire - if you're lucky enough to have a job - and your children will drink filthy water for their entire lives.
And you are told, again, to SUPPORT this as good & right. And lots of people do, they're absolutely frantic about it, and who the fuck knows what these freaks tell themselves before they go to sleep every night.
It's all sick. And I am unsure exactly why it is surprising that sick people are produced by it. Action/reaction, it's how the fucking universe WORKS. "I can't get a date but this can't possibly be MY fault" and "That fucking asshole boss of mine ruins my life but I can't just WALK AWAY" and "I'll be paying off this degree for 35 years, and it qualifies me to make $18.50 per hour HAHAHAHA" and then one day you blast a room full of people at the community college, thus adding to the insane stress levels of every OTHER fucked up unit in the country.
But it makes GREAT media, and devolves quite nicely into the same old fucking 2nd amendment debates that we've been screeching past each other for 70 years.
When I think about shit like this, Cainad, I ask myself "We dropped out of the trees for this?"
In other words, I'm saying that being unable to get laid and the shootings are likely both byproducts of related factors.