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  1. Savage Rob Chubb

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    Gonna be in bham with some time to kill tomorrow.

    Any good cheap public courses in the area y'all can recommend?
     
  2. double RL

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    Highlands
    Or Bent Brook
     
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  3. Deuce

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    Roebuck Municipal is cheap and it was good enough for Bobby Bowden.
     
  4. Savage Rob Chubb

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    How's Ballantrae in Pelham?
     
  5. wes tegg

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    Take it to the Shelby County thread.
     
  6. wes tegg

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    But seriously, highland is a great muni.
     
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  7. One Two

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  8. Barves2125

    Barves2125 "Ready to drive the Ferarri" - Reuben Foster
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    Far from downtown (relative to the Bham area). It's a nice public course but Highlands is more fun, plenty nice, and has a lovely view of the downtown skyline at a couple points.
     
  9. double RL

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    I like Ballantrae. I used to play it a lot. I haven't in a few years, but it's a fun track.
     
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  10. TheFreak55

    TheFreak55 He should keep his mouth firmly shut
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    We dont want him in there
     
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  11. double RL

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    After Savage Rob Chubb and I play Ballantrae tomorrow, we're heading to your house to hang out and watch baseball.
     
  12. Arrec Bardwin

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    300mg a piece after the round

    :ths:
     
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  13. TheFreak55

    TheFreak55 He should keep his mouth firmly shut
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    Given you and One Two are far too cool for me neither of you are welcome
     
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  14. The Blackfish

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    One Two is calling his mom rn to let her know someone finally thinks he’s cool.
     
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  15. double RL

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    I'm going to try and avoid that mishap from happening again.
    We're coming anyway.
     
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  16. TheFreak55

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    thats not exactly what I was saying
     
  17. The Blackfish

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    Relatively cool**
     
  18. double RL

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    One Two mom: wait, freak called you cool? You idiot! That doesn't count!
     
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  19. One Two

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    I don’t need to call my mom you idiots I can just walk upstairs and tell her
     
  20. TheFreak55

    TheFreak55 He should keep his mouth firmly shut
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    Me tomorrow when I see y'all on the links
    [​IMG]
     
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  21. double RL

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    Joke's on you. We changed our mind and are getting blazed all day and playing Frisbee golf at a private course.
     
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  22. TheFreak55

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    Frisbee golf? Yeah I for once don't think the joke is on me
     
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  23. One Two

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    It’s ok we know you don’t know how to throw a frisbee
     
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  24. TheFreak55

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    my dad is going to teach me as soon as he gets back with the milk
     
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  25. Arrec Bardwin

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    [​IMG]
     
  26. southlick

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  27. MODEVIL

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    Looking Live at Automatic Seafood.

    Grilled oysters
    Pork Belly
    pepper crusted yellowfin tuna

    great restaurant

    went to golden age wine bar after work and that place is elite
     
  28. Oranjello

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    Well what’s the verdict? Automatic vs. Helen?
     
  29. MODEVIL

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    Wine better at Helen. Bartender much better looking at Automatic. Service probably equal. I like the food better at automatic but both very good.
     
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  30. RJF-GUMP

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    Grew up down the street from HC. Does it have a good reputation? Never heard much about it .
     
  31. ramszoolander

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    Have to admit I know very little, but BSC on the other hand had a great reputation for preparing people for a grad school experience.
     
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  32. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    I don’t want to punch them when they’re down, but most of the great things I’ve heard about Birmingham Southern have come from people who went to Birmingham Southern. I’ve known plenty of really smart, successful people who went there and some utter morons. I think it’s like any regional liberal arts school — it’s a small pond, and you can do with that what you wish.
     
  33. One Two

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    Golden Age fucks
     
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  34. Arrec Bardwin

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    I always thought of BSC as where you would go to school if you wanted to be a professor at BSC.
     
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  35. ElectricDreamMachine

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    the kids from mbhs that went to bsc were generally socially stunted high schoolers who all of a sudden got super into #fratlife so i was fairly harsh on it until coming back to bham post-college. now i feel very similarly as tegg--mixed bag, but have a couple close friends that went there
     
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  36. ramszoolander

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    I think it's a cut above what you're saying, but at the same time if I were talking to my kids I would find some way to hedge like you're saying.

    That's a really awkward place to be for a place that was horribly mismanaged a decade ago.
     
  37. ElectricDreamMachine

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    dunno if i have any fellow district 55ers in here but if you are, would very much encourage you to vote for sylvia swayne in the runoff today. travis hendrix fucking sucks
     
  38. ramszoolander

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  39. RJF-GUMP

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    My sister and dad's places are full for Thanksgiving. It's between the Valley and The Grand Bohemian. $900 for the Valley and $1600 for Grand Bohemian. Probably do the Valley again like last year. $1600 for a few nights in Mountain Brook seems ridiculous.
     
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  40. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    I would consider this AirBNB
     
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  41. southlick

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  42. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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  43. wes tegg

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    Valley is a nice hotel and still convenient.
     
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  44. RJF-GUMP

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  45. Long Ball Larry

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    I haven’t stayed there in a few years, but ALoft is a cheaper alternative to the two you listed and still puts you in downtown Homewood.
     
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  46. Snakes

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    Man that Grand Bohemian bar was the place to be back in the 2010s
     
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  47. One Two

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    I found Jonathan Austin’s burner account
     
  48. Oranjello

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    Went to Helen tonight. I was wrong. It was pretty pretty pretty good.

    Ranked in order, I tried the ribeye, snapper, filet, short rib, pork chops, and a handful of apps and sides. The mushrooms and Brussels were top tier.
     
  49. Menelaus

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    I’m going tonight. Better be good or I’ll be in here bashing skulls
     
  50. The Blackfish

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    Just so you know, if you don’t like it it’s not Helen it’s you.