I have to say - I typically don't read every post of a long thread. This thread is an exception. I am curious how you go 'dark' until the 27th and yet post every day. Maybe 'going dark' means different things to different people.
Reading this post helps me understand how the people feel that scoff at the expense of a Vitamix. I can't imagine ever spending so much money on a cooler when my 10 year old Igloo Ice Cube does everything I need it to do. I mean - yeah I get it - your $400 cooler saves you a bag of ice every two days.