Last Call: i-Booze Edition

i-booze

Sad news to report out of the Seattle area. i-Booze, a company which provided the wonderful service of taking online orders for delivery of sweet, sweet alcohol, have recently seen there ability to sell booze severely handicapped by government bureaucrats due to one little, measly technicality:

They never secured a liquor license. D’oh!

For Techflash has delivered the information that not only has i-Booze failed to secure a license to sell liquor but that its enterprising founder, Karim Varela, uncorked a plea bargain on two misdemeanor charges of selling alcohol without a license and illegal possession of alcohol with intent to sell.

Yeah, that’s not good. So there you have it: a wonderful idea squelched due to negligence and flat-out stupidity. i-Booze has since changed its name to Dilky and if you go to their website, you will see that they are working diligently on getting that liquor license. Not too diligently, though, as the last update was posted on August 22nd. D’oh, indeed.

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94 Comments

  1. gally

    December 8, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Evening Weed and all you other fuckstains. Been a while since I’ve been here.

  2. gally

    December 8, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Oh, and that girl from community is WAY better than the Britta character

  3. Sculptor?!?

    December 8, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    !!!
    \rubs eyes, looks again at McCheese
    !!!
    Fuuuck. I need to get dinner. That sumbitch lookin’ GOOOOOOOOD. I think it’s the spats.

    • gally

      December 8, 2009 at 5:39 pm

      @Sculptor?!?, Nothing wrong with a little occasional McDonalds

      • Trojanbrand

        December 8, 2009 at 6:01 pm

        @gally, Personally I partook today, may or may not have had to do with not eating for the past 48 hours.

        • gally

          December 8, 2009 at 6:05 pm

          @Trojanbrand, haha.

    • Old King Clancy

      December 8, 2009 at 6:55 pm

      @Sculptor?!?, I think it’s flashbacks to Wyshynski’s stint at the old homeland.

  4. semper_ubi_sub_ubi

    December 8, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Speaking of the Mayor, whereabouts is Yostal these days?

    • Sculptor?!?

      December 8, 2009 at 5:50 pm

      @semper_ubi_sub_ubi, Married, ergo absent. I think I’m the exception to that rule.

    • 2 Yellows

      December 8, 2009 at 6:45 pm

      @semper_ubi_sub_ubi, He’s @cdbarker on Twitter if you’d like to say hi.

  5. Sculptor?!?

    December 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    And those twits at i-Booze blew it. All they needed to do was be a delivery service, not the purveyor. Dummies.

  6. James Brown

    December 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    So, fuckers. I’m actually not as dumb as I thought. I’m escaping this semester with a 4.0.

    • gally

      December 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm

      @James Brown, congrats

    • semper_ubi_sub_ubi

      December 8, 2009 at 5:58 pm

      @James Brown, That’s excellent, right? I don’t know that system. Is that all >90%?

      • James Brown

        December 8, 2009 at 6:03 pm

        @semper_ubi_sub_ubi, That it is. 4.0 is an A. Which how the system works is also quite hackneyed.

      • gally

        December 8, 2009 at 6:07 pm

        @semper_ubi_sub_ubi, the UofA(Alberta) has also moved to that system. So has UofCalgary

        • James Brown

          December 8, 2009 at 6:10 pm

          @gally, I forget that Canuckistan is transitioning to the Quality Points system aka GPA system.

          • gally

            December 8, 2009 at 6:12 pm

            @James Brown, shit son, I’ve been part of the 9 point GPA system, the 4 pt GPA system and now the Letter Grade System

            • jayhawkmarley

              December 8, 2009 at 7:09 pm

              @gally, 9 point system? You’re old.

              • gally

                December 8, 2009 at 7:16 pm

                @jayhawkmarley, not that old. That pic of me is recent

          • semper_ubi_sub_ubi

            December 8, 2009 at 6:13 pm

            @James Brown, I think most of the universities do different things here. I think the University of Toronto tries to be as much like American schools as possible, and the others usually follow its lead at some later date. I had a 12 point and 10 point system at my two previous universities. I don’t know what my current one has.

            • James Brown

              December 8, 2009 at 6:22 pm

              @semper_ubi_sub_ubi, That does seem to be a general trend for Toronto and Queen’s University.

              • semper_ubi_sub_ubi

                December 8, 2009 at 6:42 pm

                @James Brown, One of my friends was in Queens law. They voted themselves doctors (Doctor of Law or something like that). He wasn’t impressed.

            • jayhawkmarley

              December 8, 2009 at 7:06 pm

              @semper_ubi_sub_ubi, 12-points? McMaster?

    • Martin

      December 8, 2009 at 6:13 pm

      @James Brown, So you could have spent less time studying, and more time sleeping and drinking and got a 3.0. You damn striving overacheivers give us “do enough to get by types” a headache. Congrats though, you earned it.

      • James Brown

        December 8, 2009 at 6:14 pm

        @Martin, Not to worry. Next semester is a semester that’ll kill under and over achievers alike. It’s my capstone, which means I get to apply all the shit I had to learn.

    • Old King Clancy

      December 8, 2009 at 6:53 pm

      @James Brown, That or you slept with all the professors. Either way, congrats!

  7. Chicago Sometimes

    December 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Yeah, I’ve been doing a lot of wondering about the old ‘spinners (and bumming out over sites like SP leaving). Changes and all that…sigh…Luckily there’s Food Court Lunch, thanks Pubbers for the interview. I am not worthy to even read their friggin’ junkmail. Great stuff.

    Also good to hear about John Daly. Here’s hoping he’s somehow finally gotten his shit together. I can’t help but root for the big guy.

    And how are all my tasty little gingerbreads men (and wimmin) doing???

    • semper_ubi_sub_ubi

      December 8, 2009 at 6:01 pm

      @Chicago Sometimes, Back on the internets again which is good, back in a shitty town for school, which isn’t so good.

      Re: SP. I’m curious, but I’m willing to wait, since if I remember right, it’s not to be talked aboooot by those in the know for legal reasons.

    • semper_ubi_sub_ubi

      December 8, 2009 at 6:02 pm

      @Chicago Sometimes, I should also ask how you have been.

      • Chicago Sometimes

        December 8, 2009 at 6:11 pm

        I have been good, thanks.
        It looks like I’ll be spending the next few days shoveling my way to work in the morning and back again, and this Michigan Ave. restaurant holiday money hasn’t yet materilaized, but other than that I’m good.

        /go…b-hawks?
        /sorry that’s bandwagoning, i know, but it’s about all we got around these parts

  8. Trojanbrand

    December 8, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    What’s up everybody, its finals team here, which means you will probably be seeing much more of me while I refuse to start studying for my game theory final.

    • gally

      December 8, 2009 at 6:08 pm

      @Trojanbrand, that sounds like an interesting class, jokes aside

      • Trojanbrand

        December 8, 2009 at 6:12 pm

        @gally, Oh it is. What makes it less interesting is when half the class got below 65% because our professor is one of those dicks who likes to “really challenge” everyone with the material. Granted he curves the grades, but with the amount of grade whoring being taught these days, it’s a feeling that just doesn’t sit well with me. I’m convinced we are all just subjects of one of his sick experiments.

        • gally

          December 8, 2009 at 6:59 pm

          @Trojanbrand, shitty

    • semper_ubi_sub_ubi

      December 8, 2009 at 6:11 pm

      @Trojanbrand, Is that like how to win at Twister & Monopoly?

      /comic drum sound

      I’ve actually looked it up before on wikipedia but couldn’t make neither head nor tail of it.

      • Trojanbrand

        December 8, 2009 at 6:15 pm

        @semper_ubi_sub_ubi, You could summerize game theory as a study of how and why people work with and against each other in a specific scenario. Perhaps the easiest case to understand (and most famous) is the prisoners dilemma scenario if you want to wikipedia that.

        • semper_ubi_sub_ubi

          December 8, 2009 at 6:21 pm

          @Trojanbrand, Ah. THat’s the same dealy that they used that in ‘The Dark Knight’ on the car-boats.

          I actually didn’t like the movie that much.

          • semper_ubi_sub_ubi

            December 8, 2009 at 6:23 pm

            @semper_ubi_sub_ubi, and the tragedy of the commons? (ie. I’ll graze an extra cow on the common grass because it’s only one more cow for the town – but everyone else does the same thing and the pasture erodes away).

            Are those are both simple examples that game theory could be applied to?

            • Trojanbrand

              December 8, 2009 at 6:30 pm

              @semper_ubi_sub_ubi, on tragedy of the commons, yep these were all ideas that game theory helps explain.

          • Trojanbrand

            December 8, 2009 at 6:24 pm

            @semper_ubi_sub_ubi, Haha thats right it is. Funny thing is though, if you set that scenario up like a prisoner’s dilemma game, the end result would have totally been both sides blowing each other up at the same time. I think I would have liked to see that.

        • Sculptor?!?

          December 8, 2009 at 6:22 pm

          @Trojanbrand, actually, that DOES sound intriguing. Provided the class isn’t (as you postulated) an example.

          • Trojanbrand

            December 8, 2009 at 6:26 pm

            @Sculptor?!?, Ya the class has some great moments, especially when we do class experiments that prove other economic ideas such as adverse selection and moral hazard. But damn the grading in that class is bejezus hard.

    • RATL

      December 8, 2009 at 7:51 pm

      @Trojanbrand, I had Game Theory like 2 years ago. Got a 67 on one test, a 62 on the second one and had something like that for the homework. Somehow i got like a 95 on the final. I still have no idea how. Good luck.

  9. Trojanbrand

    December 8, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Oh and may I say, as an Oakland A’s fan, if the Pirates were to actually sign Bobby Crosby, I’m pretty sure I would simultaneously pity Pirates fans, and laugh my ass off at their ownership.

    • Sculptor?!?

      December 8, 2009 at 6:23 pm

      @Trojanbrand, Heh, the Pirates’ owners are about the only thing making the Indians’ owners look GOOD.

    • RATL

      December 8, 2009 at 8:00 pm

      @Trojanbrand, I’m a Braves fan, but i go to a shitton of pirates game and they piss me off. Why are they shopping Doumit when Sanchez is 3 years away. Makes even less sense than the stupid shit Frank Wren does to the Braves.

  10. 2 Yellows

    December 8, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Okay, so quick show of hands. Who here HASN’T fucked Tiger?

    • Sculptor?!?

      December 8, 2009 at 6:53 pm

      @2 Yellows, trick question, right?

    • Old King Clancy

      December 8, 2009 at 6:54 pm

      @2 Yellows, Hey, grad school didn’t pay for itself.

    • Chicago Sometimes

      December 8, 2009 at 7:15 pm

      Shiiiit, sure did, are you kiddin’? I could’ve done without the cute furry stuffed animal perched on the end of his club though, knowhutimean?

      /let’s just say he really does have problems w/ his ‘crooked strokes’ and his ‘short game’ amirite???
      //SELF-BAN

      • Sculptor?!?

        December 8, 2009 at 7:34 pm

        @Chicago Sometimes, \un-bans
        \\gives free beer

  11. Old King Clancy

    December 8, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Bless you, Mr. Master of Ceremonies. My impure thoughts about Allison Brie is pretty much 80% of why I watch that show. If Joel McHale’s character got hit by a train, the show would improve 30-fold.

    • Rob in WI

      December 8, 2009 at 7:01 pm

      @Old King Clancy, Ack… I like Joel’s character. Actually, Chevy is the one who annoys me the most.

    • Craig Esherick's Mustache

      December 8, 2009 at 7:40 pm

      @Old King Clancy,

      I like Winger as well. Actually, none of the characters annoys me that much. And Alison Brie is fantastic as Trudy and as Annie.

  12. 2 Yellows

    December 8, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Charlie Brown in 5 minutes, East Coasters. ABC.

  13. Rob in WI

    December 8, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Good call 2Y… switched over just in time for the weatherman to tell me it’s snowing (me: No shit dumbass)…

    the only holiday tradition I uphold.

  14. semper_ubi_sub_ubi

    December 8, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    @jayhawkmarley, 12 = Carleton
    10 = Ottawa

    • semper_ubi_sub_ubi

      December 8, 2009 at 7:16 pm

      @semper_ubi_sub_ubi, McMaster could very wwell be 12 as well.

      • jayhawkmarley

        December 8, 2009 at 8:16 pm

        @semper_ubi_sub_ubi, Mac was 12 points for the undergrads but regular letter grades for grad students.

  15. Craig Esherick's Mustache

    December 8, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Hello, everyone. Is this the time I don’t jinx the Hoyas by watching them live on TV? God, I hope so.

    • Rob in WI

      December 8, 2009 at 7:36 pm

      @Craig Esherick’s Mustache, So far, so good. But I’m not impressed by Butler either.

    • Old King Clancy

      December 8, 2009 at 7:47 pm

      @Craig Esherick’s Mustache, I’m not watching them. Repeated exposure to “The Human Turnover Machine” Chris Wright usually drives me to drink.

      • RATL

        December 8, 2009 at 7:57 pm

        @Old King Clancy, I though Paulus has a copyright on that name.

    • RATL

      December 8, 2009 at 7:56 pm

      @Craig Esherick’s Mustache, I’m still convinced Georgetown/Uconn/St Johns aren’t that good. Granted we’re not really that good either. I just hope they get better by the time our hell stretch starts (5 straight top 20 teams, 3 away). Ashton and Brad are going to have to kick it up a bunch more if their going to carry us in BE play.

  16. semper_ubi_sub_ubi

    December 8, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Re: 2Y’s helpful comment on Yostal.

    I’m not on twitter. Figure I waste enough time on the internets as it is. It would be the best way to follow the diaspora, but I will hold out for a little bit.

    • Sculptor?!?

      December 8, 2009 at 8:15 pm

      @semper_ubi_sub_ubi, Yeah, once I got past the whole “wtf IS this thing” bit, I spend waaay too much time being amused by twitter.

      • jayhawkmarley

        December 8, 2009 at 8:20 pm

        @Sculptor?!?, Agreed. It’s become my time-wasting go-to site.

  17. Craig Esherick's Mustache

    December 8, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Whew. And RATL, at least they didn’t choke this game away like they would’ve last year.

    • RATL

      December 8, 2009 at 8:29 pm

      @Craig Esherick’s Mustache, Yeah, this game wasn’t indicative of what they are. All Butler’s big guys are perimeter guys. Not that Gary’s that great of a center, but i think he’d have a chance. I wish Jamie would start playing Dante more. One of the writers told me that he has a terrible plus/minus. I have no idea how true that is but i assume that’s why he’s not playing much. I hope it’s being done so he sticks around three year.

  18. gally

    December 8, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Anybody watch the reimagining of Alice?? I’m an hour in and so far it’s entertaining.

    • Sculptor?!?

      December 8, 2009 at 9:38 pm

      @gally, Oh, I really rather liked it. watched it on sun/mon. I’ll not spoil it, but i liked the oblique references and there are some really great visuals too.

      • gally

        December 8, 2009 at 9:46 pm

        @Sculptor?!?, yeah so far it’s quite the concept. It’s interesting how they made some of the stuff work as references as opposed to the original source materials

      • gally

        December 8, 2009 at 9:52 pm

        @Sculptor?!?, Plus, there’s something about the lady playing Alice

  19. Sculptor?!?

    December 8, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    It’s a Wil Smith movie fest lately. The other night, MIB. Tonight, I Robot. It’s crap, and Asimov is rolling in his grave (generating electricity), but I’m amused.

    • gally

      December 8, 2009 at 9:16 pm

      @Sculptor?!?, Can’t go wrong with the Bad Boys, or ID4

  20. Rob in WI

    December 8, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I’m debating Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince now that I own the DVD. I might save that for tomorrow night though.

    I love Harry Potter. Yeah.

    • Sculptor?!?

      December 8, 2009 at 9:36 pm

      @Rob in WI, s’ok, i do too. not such a great fan of the movies, since the 4 i’ve seen have left out some really important stuff, but hey. they were entertaining in their own right, even if they didn’t really tell the whole story.

    • gally

      December 8, 2009 at 9:37 pm

      @Rob in WI, Overall it was good, but as I said in my review, it’s way too short. It’s the same amount of words as half of the Lord of the Rings series, and yet is just about 1/4 of the movie length.

      • Sculptor?!?

        December 8, 2009 at 9:51 pm

        @gally, yeah, that’s my beef with them all, particularly goblet. the entire movie was really only about 1/4 of the whole book – really only the last few chapters or so.

      • Rob in WI

        December 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm

        @gally, I probably liked it better than you did, but remember, they cut a LOT out of LotR too.

    • Rob in WI

      December 8, 2009 at 9:50 pm

      @Rob in WI, Oh, I’ve seen it already. Just planned to watch it again.

      Agree on the skipping stuff, though. It’s gonna be tough to do the last two movies with all the shit they skipped in the movies.

      I think I need to reread the books again, too.

      • gally

        December 8, 2009 at 9:53 pm

        @Rob in WI, at least for the last book, they’re splitting it into two movies. They should have done it for the 6th book though.
        /nerding out

        • Rob in WI

          December 8, 2009 at 9:58 pm

          @gally, Yep, that’s what I meant by last 2 movies. I think the problem is the 5th movie/book. The 5th book needed another edit, and therefore teh 5th movie had to chop a ton of shit out (that was also left out from 1-4 movies).

      • Sculptor?!?

        December 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm

        @Rob in WI, I do that once or twice a year. and somewhat surprisingly, each time i read the series, i ‘see’ something i didn’t before. i’m starting to give her credit for being able to bury subtleties and pre-planning the story arc.

        • Rob in WI

          December 8, 2009 at 9:57 pm

          @Sculptor?!?, I came to the series late, and I’m just amazed at the things she had the foresight to preplan, map out, etc.

          That said, I would LOVE to see what the first 3 books were like originally. I bet there would be a “director’s cut” of each that would have added 200 pages to each book. Probably for the better in Sorcerer’s Stone and Azkaban.

        • gally

          December 8, 2009 at 10:08 pm

          @Sculptor?!?, so did she actually bury Dumbledore being gay in there, or she make that up after?

          • Rob in WI

            December 8, 2009 at 10:11 pm

            @gally, You can read it either way. There are some passages that make you say “yeah, I see what she means now whe she says ‘I always wrote him as gay'”

  21. Rob in WI

    December 8, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    And now I remember that I actually need to buy a new copy of Prisoner of Azkaban, because my copy is actually falling apart.

    Dear Santa,…

  22. semper_ubi_sub_ubi

    December 8, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    OK dudes, I’m calling it. While tonight was pretty quiet, it did feature some of the reasons why I like last call. There was a hint of academic discussion (Game Theory, which I learned something from – although it was quite basic), there’s the nerd stuff, and the sports.

    On another note, Last Call seems like it is chock full of Canadians (is jayhawkmarley Canadian too?). You Americans need to represent more. Rob double counts since I’m sure it’s freezing where he is and he probably has to deal with half a foot of snow by now.

    • Rob in WI

      December 8, 2009 at 10:05 pm

      @semper_ubi_sub_ubi, I’d say 4″ right now, with 8-10″ total by morning. But don’t ever compare me to a Canadian. I’ve killed men for less. And Canadians.

  23. gally

    December 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    For the two of you here, you might find this, slightly amusing. It’s my booze fueled review of the latest Harry Potter movie.

  24. Rob in WI

    December 8, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Pitt must be really, really, really bad if they’re losing to Indiana.

  25. robot

    December 3, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Sorry for the criticism, but I’m rattling crazy the new Zune, and expectation this, as substantially as the superior reviews whatever engrossed, give ply you end if it’s the starboard for you.

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