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    I have little direct connection with the Civil War, just one family story about a distant relative who served with a Minnesota regiment, but searching on the internet I see references to Union soldiers sometimes trading coffee from their rations for Southern tobacco (the film Gods and Generals has a scene like this).

    I know that if I had been a young soldier under General Grant, I would not have liked facing lean, mean Johnny Rebs who had been fighting without coffee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    ...It may be a lot like smoking...why on Earth does anyone endure something so vile?
    Well, you're just not trying the right tobacco. I have a theory about that. Here, I'll explain...
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    Got up this morning...poured water in the coffee maker...rinsed off the reusable coffee filter thingy...put it and the pot in the maker and hit the button...

    ...wandered around doing a couple of other morning things...hearing the maker do it's thing in the background...

    ...heard that it was done, walked over to it, and the pot was full of clear water. I'd set everything up, but there was no coffee grounds in the thing.

    I don't care who you are, that's funny right thar.
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    Time for tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingTree View Post
    Got up this morning...poured water in the coffee maker...rinsed off the reusable coffee filter thingy...put it and the pot in the maker and hit the button...

    ...wandered around doing a couple of other morning things...hearing the maker do it's thing in the background...

    ...heard that it was done, walked over to it, and the pot was full of clear water. I'd set everything up, but there was no coffee grounds in the thing.

    I don't care who you are, that's funny right thar.
    .....Or have the power go out ...they reset the clock....but have the timer go off at 3:00 AM....and wonder WTH?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingTree View Post
    Got up this morning...poured water in the coffee maker...rinsed off the reusable coffee filter thingy...put it and the pot in the maker and hit the button...

    ...wandered around doing a couple of other morning things...hearing the maker do it's thing in the background...

    ...heard that it was done, walked over to it, and the pot was full of clear water. I'd set everything up, but there was no coffee grounds in the thing.

    I don't care who you are, that's funny right thar.
    That right there is inexperience and poor planning. Next thing you know, you'll be running out of toilet paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    That right there is inexperience and poor planning. Next thing you know, you'll be running out of toilet paper.
    That's OK, he has plenty of left over coffee filters.
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    Well, at least coffee filters ain't John Wayne T.P.
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    Or Bear TP.....
    Bear to rabbit....."Does crap stick to your fur?"
    Rabbit..."No"
    Bear, "Good"
    Bear picks up rabbit, wipes his butt and tosses rabbit into bushes.....
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    No, he said "do you have a problem with crap sticking to your fur?"

    Makes all the difference.
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    Either way, Crappy rabbit in bushes.....LOL
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    pissed off rabbit in the bushes.

    (in other words, since the rabbit says it doesn't have a problem with crap sticking to it's fur, that means it doesn't mind. Git it? Hehe.)

    know how they say it's better to be pissed off than pissed on? How's it work if you're crapped on?
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    Either way....... its a crappy situation......
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    I never got into coffee, and I don't drink it unless I am meeting someone (usually a date) at a coffee house. I have never had a problem getting out of bed in the morning.

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    I don't have a problem getting out of bed in the morning. I have to if I want my coffee.

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    I drink one cup of decaf a day. If coffee were to disappear tomorrow, I would probably not miss it at all.

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    All these people that can do without coffee just fine ad never know if it was all gone tomorrow is why the U.S. is falling behind in every category except the growing waistline!

    We sent the first man to the moon using engineers powered by black coffee and two packs of cigarettes a day, and when the Eagle landed what did they all do?

    They gave a big cheer and fired up cigars!

    We have not sent another man to the moon since they put laities on the snack bar menu and banned smoking indoors at NASA!
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