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  • Originally posted by Sarcasman View Post

    It's a shot of Jameson's followed by a shot of pickle juice.
    I would watch who you say "back shot" to - you might end up with a gooey neck.

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    • Originally posted by JPizzack View Post
      I'm kinda over IPAs.....it was a nice run, fellas....
      I hope the rest join you. Amazing how many places offer 20 "different" beers, and they're all IPAs.

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      • Originally posted by jimmie ray View Post

        I hope the rest join you. Amazing how many places offer 20 "different" beers, and they're all IPAs.

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        • Country (/ˈkʌntri/), or country and western, is a musical genre that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.[1] It takes its roots from genres such as folk music (especially Appalachian folk music) and blues.

          Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms, folk lyric and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, steel guitars (such as pedal steels and dobros), and fiddles as well as harmonicas.[2][3][4]Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history.[5]

          According to Lindsey Starnes, the term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music; it came to encompass Western music, which evolved parallel to hillbilly music from similar roots, in the mid-20th century. In 2009, in the United States country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, and second most popular in the morning commute.[6]

          The term country music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres. The origins of country music are the folk music of working class Americans, who blended popular songs, Irish and Celtic fiddle tunes, traditional English ballads, and cowboy songs, and various musical traditions from European immigrant communities.




          Western was directly influenced by the folk music traditions of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, and many cowboy songs, sung around campfires in the nineteenth century, like "Streets of Laredo", can be traced back to European folk songs.[1]

          Reflecting the realities of the open range and ranch houses where the music originated, the early cowboy bands were string bands supplemented occasionally with the harmonica. The harmonica, invented in the early 19th century in central Europe, arrived in North America shortly before the American Civil War, as the United States was just beginning to expand westward; its small size and portability made it a favorite among the American public and the westward pioneers.

          Otto Gray, an early cowboy band leader, stated authentic Western music had only three rhythms, all coming from the gaits of the cow pony–walk, trot, and lope. Gray also noted the uniqueness of this spontaneous American song product, and the freedom of expression of the singers.[2]

          In 1908, N. Howard "Jack" Thorp published the first book of Western music, titled Songs of the Cowboys. Containing only lyrics and no musical notation, the book was very popular west of the Mississippi River. Most of these cowboy songs are of unknown authorship, but among the best known is "Little Joe, the Wrangler," written by Thorp himself.[3][4]

          In 1910, John Lomax, in his book Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads,[5] first gained national attention for Western music. His book contained some of the same songs as Thorp's book, though in variant versions (most had been collected before Thorp's book was published). Lomax's compilation included many musical scores. Lomax published a second collection in 1919 titled Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp.[6]

          With the advent of radio and recording devices, the music found an audience previously ignored by music schools and Tin Pan Alley.[7] Many Westerners preferred familiar music about themselves and their environment.

          The first successful cowboy band to tour the East was Otto Gray's Oklahoma Cowboys, put together by William McGinty, an Oklahoma pioneer and former Rough Rider. The band appeared on radio and toured the vaudeville circuit from 1924 through 1936. They recorded few songs, however, so are overlooked by many scholars of Western music.[8]

          It is a common impression that Western music began with the cowboy, but this is not the case. The first "western" song was published in 1844. Titled "Blue Juniata", the song is about a young Indian maid waiting for her brave along the banks of the Juniata River in Pennsylvania (at that time, anything west of the Appalachian Mountains was considered "out West"). The song was recorded and sung by the Sons of the Pioneers over a hundred years later and is still being sung today. Subsequent "western" songs down through the years have dealt with many aspects of the West, such as the mountain men, the '49ers, the immigrants, the outlaws, the lawmen, the cowboy, and, of course, the beauty and grandeur of the West. Western music is not limited to the American cowboy.[9]
          "Sir, I was wondering: did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night?"
          "No...I didn't."
          "Oh it was most exhilarating: the Giants of NY took on the Packers of Green Bay and in the end the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big H. It was a most ripping victory."

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          • Originally posted by Sarcasman View Post

            It's a shot of Jameson's followed by a shot of pickle juice.
            Yea they dont use pickle juice, they eat one or take a bite right after.

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            • Originally posted by dezzzR View Post

              Yea they dont use pickle juice, they eat one or take a bite right after.
              Ever try a Jersey Turnpike shot ?

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              • Originally posted by R2Z2 View Post

                Ever try a Jersey Turnpike shot ?
                Let me guess: do a shot then smell your armpits?
                "Sir, I was wondering: did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night?"
                "No...I didn't."
                "Oh it was most exhilarating: the Giants of NY took on the Packers of Green Bay and in the end the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big H. It was a most ripping victory."

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                • Originally posted by JoeBigBlue View Post

                  Let me guess: do a shot then smell your armpits?
                  Nope. The bartender takes the rag he or she uses to wipe the bar down and wipes the entire length of the bar, picking up whatever juices, beer, food, sauces, that spilled over the course of the night. Then they ring out the rag into a shot glass.

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                  • Originally posted by R2Z2 View Post

                    Nope. The bartender takes the rag he or she uses to wipe the bar down and wipes the entire length of the bar, picking up whatever juices, beer, food, sauces, that spilled over the course of the night. Then they ring out the rag into a shot glass.
                    EW...just...EW.

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                    • Russian curling team caught doping.

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                      • Originally posted by jmike View Post

                        EW...just...EW.
                        The first “ew” sufficed, no need to add the second.

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                        • Originally posted by dezzzR View Post
                          Russian curling team caught doping.
                          How has the Jamaican bobsled team faired ?

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                          • Originally posted by jmike View Post

                            EW...just...EW.
                            With a drop of my ear wax.

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                            • Originally posted by dezzzR View Post

                              Yea they dont use pickle juice, they eat one or take a bite right after.
                              Insert obligatory polish joke here: ____________

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                              • Did you hear about the Polish hockey team?

                                They drowned during spring training.
                                "Sir, I was wondering: did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night?"
                                "No...I didn't."
                                "Oh it was most exhilarating: the Giants of NY took on the Packers of Green Bay and in the end the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big H. It was a most ripping victory."

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