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  1. downs_chris

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  2. coolblue123

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    Do you have a brine recipe? If not, plenty on the web. I like Alton Brown's recipe. I've even did this which was pretty good. Use Apple Juice and Water and dial down the sugar for the brine. Helps to make the skin GBD (golden brown and delicious) and has a good apple taste too.
     
  3. tennismonkey

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    CB -- i like alton brown too. he makes cooking seem like chemistry which is oddly kinda cool. i will suggest to the women folk apple juice and water. my plans on thursday involve me sitting in front of a big tv and watching the woeful redskins hopefully take out the equally woeful cowboys.
     
  4. zapvor

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  5. TheJRK

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    I brine the turkey every year and every year it is friggin delicious. Yes TheJRK does all the cooking on Turkey-day. I start at 5am and we eat by 5pm. I'm also pretty drunk by 11am.

    Every X-mas the wife and I adopt a different family and buy them whatever they want for X-mas. One of the kids this year wants Black Ops 2 so I might snag me a copy as well and show the TWMAC how it's done.
     
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    As Megatron always tells Starscream. "You never cease to amaze me, Starscream."
     
  7. PaulMan

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    Nice bag TM...I prolly don't need but...lol

    Haha way too funny dude! It will definitely sound like Thunder when I move this un-Godly mass that I'm carrying around! You're plenty fast (and silent) Lightning!

    Yeah, I wasn't good enough for the King of Sandbags either - I just decided to crash the party since I knew where they were hitting! I had heard he was hitting unbelievably so I came out and tested the King with some tough DEEP pokes (twss) into the corners and he had no trouble repeatedly digging them back. No lie - the King is standing tall.
     
  8. tennismonkey

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    JRK -- what is involved in this brining process? you invite a different family for thanksgiving? how do you select these families?

    CB -- i'm not sure being compared to starscream is a compliment or not.

    check this out. it's thanksgiving dinner for 10 in a box at costco:

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  9. JRstriker12

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    I'm working remotely from the outskirts of Endor Wed. Try lunch Tuesday???
     
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    Good deal.
     
  11. JRstriker12

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    I have a good apple cider brine recipe at home. Brine + Grill/Smoke over apple wood or maybe pecan or walnut wood is freaking delicious - but it takes a few hours to cook.

    I can email it to you if you want.
     
  12. tennismonkey

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    paulman -- you got mail mofo.

    wookie -- you also got mail mofo.

    auzzie -- i think it's funny that you have to weigh yourself down with ankle weights just to make hitting with us slugs worthwhile.

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  13. JRstriker12

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    TM - I got a Brine and Grill/Smoke recipe for turkey if you want it.
     
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    I want brine recipe. I plan on Smoking a 10 pounder.

    hollywood9826@hotmail shoudl suffice.

    Thanks
     
  15. coolblue123

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    definitely, in exchange, I promise not to do a Bouncing Betty attack on you for the first 10 minutes when we play. =)
    Do I need to go to the ends of Endor to get wood for this smoke recipe?
     
  16. zapvor

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    i like how tennis posts move slow. now that we are talking turkey theres a new post every .3699 seconds
     
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    I heard you can improve your health if you try to swim with this thing on. Has anyone tried before? *grin* "Kids don't try this at home."

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  18. PaulMan

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    TM - hope you sent it to my gmail acct not my .mil acct cuz I ain't at .mil and don't check dead CrackBerry no mo mofo! So you like X's team monkeypaus more than team PaulsMonkey? Thought we could make our opps laugh so hard introducing ourselves they wouldn't be able to concentrate and lose by default...
     
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    Brining fowl is the way to go. I've done chicken a few times but not Turkey as in our Thanksgiving holidays we do a big family dinner and my brother-in-law does them. For some variety, I'm smoking 15-20 pork shoulder instead for the feast.
     
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    Curious if Jo makes it onto your thanksgiving meal?
     
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    actually JO for a turkey rub sounds really good. i bet it goes great. or a JO gravy.

    paulman -- ok i resent mail to 951 one. word.
     
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    tmonk: I think the good outweigh the bad:
    1. You can play tennis anywhere and anytime cause you can turn into a jet fighter and be anywhere within one sec.
    2. You don't have to worry about parking anymore cause you are the transportation.
    3. Best of all. If you don't like your tennis opponent or just seconds before losing a match, you can use your laser cannon attached to your arm and blast him/her. Game won by default.

    Who cares if you have a scratchy voice and get beaten up by Megatron and Autobots.
     
  23. tennismonkey

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    i care, CB. i care.

    HW -- looky what i found on the JO spice website:
    J.O. Wild Game / Waterfowl / Poultry Seasoning - Great on Wild Turkey, Pheasant, Chicken, Venison and other Wild Game. Just rub on meat, cook and eat!! Use as a marinade with oil or to baste the meat while cooking. Add to rice or vegetables for a more flavorful taste.
     
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    I have some friends coming down from Balt for thanksgiving. Planning to ask them to visit the JO store to pick me up some of this rub you guys are talking about.

    I am on their website and there's alot of varieties. Anyone recommend one for BBQ?
     
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    I'll say it first and manage it: Hollywood cooking with Jo. Followed by his series of how to know you're dating a lesbian.

    Movies, toys and video games.
     
  26. hollywood9826

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    I think it should be MonkeyPause becuase TM is always saying how slow he is and bad knees and stuff.

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    Ive never tried the other seasonings they got they got so many. I just use the JO #1 on stuff like, corn, veggies, salads, meat, sandwiches, soup, gravy, popcorn, fish, and whatever else that is not ice cream ( I tried that once but it just stuck to the bottom of the spoon and I ended eating like a TBSP of JO at the end)

    Ill swing in Mars today and see if they got they Game seasong. The sell #1 in 5lb tubs si they may have it.
     
  27. hollywood9826

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    People watch alot worse. Im sure I can scrounge up some elsbians to take part. There are a couple at the bowling alley when I go there tonight.
     
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    Probably also need to pen one o those novelty books you see near cash registers: hollywood's memorable quotes.

    Now if I can make sappy into a cartoon.

    Paulman and tennismonkey= Paulman and the Monk-i

    Though Paulman I'm not sure if you are large and in charge, so you'll have to explain who monk-i is amongst you 2.

    Thejrk= I'm a little surprised you do the cooking. My impression of you is probably stained from your guacamole accident.. Well from most of your accidents. Figure the last place peeps want you near is flames, knives and raw meats.
     
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  29. JRstriker12

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    I'll email it out tonight.

    You're local home depot should have enough wood for your needs - heck, I can give you some if you want. I'm not grilling this thanksgiving and I think I have some left over woodchips -I'll take a look.
     
  30. JRstriker12

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    I'll send it along.
     
  31. TheJRK

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    I use this recipe http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe/index.html

    I don't put it in a bucket though. I put the brine in a really big plastic bag and then throw the turkey in the bag with the brine. Then throw the whole thing in the fridge. It's like a giant water balloon, except with brine and a turkey inside.

    We adopt the families for X-mas not Thanksgiving. We work with a local charity in DC. This year, all the families come from parents who are veterans. They send the charity a list of what their kids would like (parents too) and we buy the gifts for them. Wrap them up and take them to the charity. We don't deliver them to the families directly.

    Sometimes the family just wants clothes, other times they are more specific. Last year the mom said she was going to college to get her Associates Degree so we bought her a laptop. They had twin girls that always wanted to rollerblade so we got them a bunch of stuff for that. I think we got the dad a suit and a nice watch as he was interviewing for jobs.
     
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    +1 internet points to JRK for helping vets. if karma is real - you won't be coming back as a slug in your next life. maybe something more awesome like a unicorn or a honey badger.

    i am not so charitable. but i did see a guy in his 20's on rockville pike claiming he was a vietnam vet and i didn't throw quarters at him. so that has to count for something.
     
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    thanks. I got some hardwood at home too from my last smoked pork shoulder craze. Thanks again for the recipe!

    I'll be on after 9:30pm tonight (if my 6 month old goes to sleep on time...) I'll be the knife runner tonight. Also works pretty well in Nuketown in the houses.
     
  34. datsveryinterestin

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    JRK... adopt my family for XMAS!!!

    p.s. - i also want Black Ops 2! werd!

    my gamertag: infin1te_arms or something like that i can't remember.
     
  35. JRstriker12

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    I'll be lucky if I get on tonight at all. Need to get in a bit earlier than usual tomorrow for a long-azz meeting so I'll try to head to bed early. But that may not happen as it seems to twins don't like to sleep until about 10 or 11pm.
     
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    wow that is a lot of charity....thats more than i spend on myself for the whole year in terms of gifts....minus tennis items hah!
     
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    Well, the wife and I haven't bought each other gifts in 5 or 6 years, so that's where the money comes from.

    Now we still buy stuff for ourselves obviously... that's why I had 8 pairs of tennis shoes at one point, lol. All those shoes and I was still a terrible player. I looked good losing though.
     
  38. zapvor

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    thats a very awesome thing you do for the families. i say you are justified to buy more shoes for yourself
     
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    u were spotted last night.
    dou know what happened to nuketown map? its gone just like ur smoked turkey after 15 min on my dinner table
     
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    What's for lunch folks? Made Cholay yesterday on the slow cooker and it came up really well. It's part of my low fat, high protein diet. Let me know if anyone wants the recipe.
    But why are ppl so chickpea adverse? I offer to make it as a side dish for TG, and all my relatives was running for the hills. Is it a bean thing?
     
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  41. JRstriker12

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    I logged on to watch Avengers for 15 mins while stuffing my face.

    Heard they pulled nuketown from match making WTF???
     
  42. JRstriker12

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    TM - You gots mail!
     
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    i heard Activision just put it back... I hope it is true.
     
  44. JRstriker12

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    If they just made it available to everyone they wouldn't need to bull that BS of removing the map.

    Easy way would be to give pre-orders exclusive access for the first few weeks or a month or two then allow everyone to download at a later date.
     
  45. zapvor

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    so anyone know more about this TW black fri?
     
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    i ordered gift cards last week.
    just checked the tracking and they won't arrive until
    TUESDAY the 27th.
    i was hoping to use them for black friday or at least cyber monday sales.
    fark!
     
  47. zapvor

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    really???i got mine already. weird
     
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    i ordered 1 on saturday and 1 on monday... so i guess i waited too long. fark fark fark
     
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    i loved it! good job hitting, and good job making babies:) 4.5+ level for both
    remember that crazy wind. hit the ball towards the doubles alley on one side, and it would fly to the doubles alley on the opposite side of the court!
    I wish I could take that seriously! Last year when we hit you were hitting me off the court! Unfortunately, just didn't schedule enough time in the US to really do much
    takes a sandbagger to recognize a sandbagger, but the biggest one of all is Downs!!! Love that you're still super nimble with those five finger kicks!! And I hate hitting with your frames, because I think about them for weeks afterwards!
    wish that was the only thing weighing me down...
     

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