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Thanks to all who participated in the recent Exodus free trials. I will make a sincere and vigorous effort to better explain the platform to newcomers than in the past. When you get into it, it’s not complicated at all — but I do realize it can be a bit overwhelming for people who’ve never used it. If you have any questions about it — feel free to contact me. I promise to not bite your heads off.

Went for an early walk with my coyote today. She nearly ripped my hand off my forearm this morning, as she frantically tried to attack the tires of a fucking speeding truck. I don’t understand what her end game is: suicide? Any time she sees a truck or God forbid a schooled bus, she races towards it and tries to get underneath its tires. Maybe she think it’ll roll over and she can then eat its muffler? I love dogs — but they’re fucking retarded.

Long day planned today — most likely to be hamstrung by some variant of seasonal allergies. Nonetheless, I intend to drive out to Cape May today, saunter around a bit — partake in extreme debauchery.

No gym until Monday — and I’m glad to take a rest from ingesting creatine. While it truly helps quicken routines at the gym, that shit makes me drink gallons of water per day and sends me to the bathroom every 10 minutes. People must think I have the bladder of a 5 year old.

Not much to discuss today, other than the good weather and strong opinions on dogs. Wall Street is just fine, even better when made in China.

One last thing that I found interesting. Apparently sales for hard liquor are down sharply year over year, in favor of Aperitifs. Instead of vodka, the youth prefer manlet drinks, like Aperol or Lillet, perhaps asking for spritzers or maybe a little Negroni if feeling bold. I’m a fairly competent amateur bartender and can whip up a solid dozen cocktails as good as any faggot at a bar, but I must admit I am taken a back by this recent trend. Sales for Aperol are +59% in America, YOY, while vodka sales are -8%. What?

The theory: kids don’t want to get drunk anymore — for fear of being exposed on social media. What in the fuck is going on here? Kids don’t want to get drunk and make fools of themselves anymore? No more throwing up in the streets, falling sideways on your head into a sewer pipe? Geez. I recall being so drunk one night, I fucking induced myself to vomit — fearing I’d make a fool out of myself. I then went right back into the bar, like a fucking man, and ordered another drink. That’s what you’re supposed to do as a kid — spend money you don’t have on drinks that make you look stupid and feel really bad about the next day.

Kids these days.

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8 comments

  1. mushroomz

    Also smashed spring-pea toast is the new avocado toast

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  2. belly of the beast
    belly of the beast

    Whiskied sales up 5%. My theory is vodka calls for sugar juice which doesn’t fly on the Atkins Diet for the rotund adults, and most of the kids just prefer to do drugs and nurse a beer forever in a bar.

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  3. s.k.

    Bourbon is the drink for those that don’t want the carbs. Vodka is for Russophiles like you. Fuck Putin.

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    • moosh

      Bourbon contains 37 times the amount of congeners as vodka. Drink lots of water either way.

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  4. kdogg1787

    Vodka sales are down because I had to quit it (purely medical). I miss Vodka and bad decisions. Hooray for Scotch!

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  5. heckler

    Fuck clear! Wash it down with brown

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  6. ericbakerbruce
    ericbakerbruce

    I’ve had 6, what I’ll call major crises, in my short life. They all involved alcohol. Coffee is my beverage of choice, hot and iced.

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  7. oldmantrader

    Lately I have not needed alcohol to make bad descison but have switched to Titos and soda for non carb

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