a reply to: HoldMyBeer
Besides the Final Fantasy XI board I participated in for a few years, this is the only internet forum/boards I've ever participated in. I've never
found any other topics worth joining in the discussion, and I've been on the interwebs for 23 years now.
In my few years as a reader before finally joining, I found a wealth of information on topics which interested me, and which had been a LOT harder and
more expensive to delve into pre-web.
Always had a lot of interest in ancient civilizations, hope to one day have confirmed knowledge of aliens on Earth (past or future), vast "powers
behind the powers" always intrigued me, secret technology speculations, and then ATS has the bonus of some really great contributors in the areas of
natural phenomena (earthquakes, volcanoes, etc) and military (all, really) aircraft, which has been a huge interest of mine since i first discovered
the SR-71 Blackbird wasn't
a far future, far-fetched prototype, but rather a decades-old source of the question, "What the hell are we making
in secret now?!"
I found a couple of other conspiracy sites, the most well-known of which appeared to be an example of what happens when you get a bunch of pre-teens
hooked on crack and steroids, then build the most ungainly website you can dream up for them to ply their unreadable trade.
If ATS was a bar, it would be a great place to learn interesting things, of which I would try to gravitate to experts on topics I never paid much
attention to (as I feel like I've reached the tail end of the law of diminishing returns in information on my pet topics. So I enjoy new stuff from
anyone who knows a thing thoroughly.
I also believe I would always leave long before closing time, because the conversations would end up being quashed by loud talkers and fights between
politician-lovers as the night wore on. Signature drinks would all be named for conspiracies. I'll close my long post with a few recipes.
Men In Black: Jack, Johnny, José, Kahlua on the rocks. (The kahlua helps make it darker/black, and its on the rocks cuz it's cold as ice, like
Deep Throat: Goldschlager - even worse, you have to gargle it, "deep in your throat" - this should cause a coughing / possible puking fit, which will
result in your voice sounding disguised for the rest of the night.
The Jack Ruby - Simply Jack Daniel's with grenadine for the "Ruby" tint.
Area 151 - Bailey's with a Bacardi 151 floater. The Bailey's represents the brown, barren ground obfuscating the hidden/invisible 151. The "area" part
of the name indicates that it is intended to be ordered in multiples, as a group (area) shot.
I could go on, but I'll save it.