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#3865 - 09/16/09 01:15 PM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: oldMacMan]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
LOL! Funny cause we used to say, "Fosters: It's Australian for piss."
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#3922 - 09/16/09 11:45 PM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: donikatz]
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Registered: 08/04/09
> Luckily good craft beer bars where they know how to serve are becoming more common.

The PONY Bar offers tastes, but they use (disposable) plastic glasses which probably detract more from the taste than they contribute to the experience.
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#3923 - 09/16/09 11:50 PM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: donikatz]
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Does anybody know whether you get as hammered nursing a coupl'a warm "real" beers as you do pounding down a coupl'a sixes of Bud?

I don't know about the rest of the world, but a large portion of America bases its beer drinking habits on getting hammered.
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#3925 - 09/17/09 02:52 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
I suppose it all comes down to the alcohol content, although a warm beer will get into your blood stream quicker. But, probably not as quick as a cold can of Coors 3.2 chugged-in-one at 13,000 feet (Colorado). Oh, the things one does as a impecunious youngster...
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#3926 - 09/17/09 03:13 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
Originally Posted By: artie505
I don't know about the rest of the world, but a large portion of America bases its beer drinking habits on getting hammered.

The UK is rather notorious for its drinking habits, especially teenagers in smaller towns who set out on an evening with the intention of getting blathered. I'm talking about I-forget-where-I-was-last-night-falling-down-drunk.

The authorities are talking about banning "happy hour". Even sensible drinkers have what they call a "session beer" that has a relatively low alcohol content and can be drunk all night. Fuller's Chiswick Bitter @ 3.5% is a tasty example.

In contrast, I have never seen a drunk in Italy, Spain or France. Well, a chap in a business suit did pester my wife in Troyes one Friday evening. Knocked over a few drinks and surprised a few diners, but at least he was cheerful about it.

Northern Europe is different. I supposed it is the colder climate? So, the governments make alcohol so expensive, you can't afford to get drunk unless you do it at home. Booze is cheaper in Denmark than it is in Sweden, so you get daytrippers from Sweden who come to Denmark on the ferry with the sole intention of getting drunk. Needless to say, they are not very popular with the Danes.
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#3941 - 09/17/09 11:33 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: freelance]
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Registered: 09/02/09
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
I have been to Denmark a few times (it's about as far as you can get from New Zealand!). I was quite surprised when friends there told me about the argument going on about bars in high schools - some people had the nerve to suggest that the students should not have them, as it made them less receptive to their lessons, but this would quite clearly be a restriction of their human rights.
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#3943 - 09/17/09 11:52 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: oldMacMan]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
It's okay if they drink in high school, because they start their sex education in grammar school.
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#4116 - 09/21/09 01:40 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: freelance]
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Registered: 08/04/09
> The UK is rather notorious for its drinking habits, especially teenagers in smaller towns who set out on an evening with the intention of getting blathered. I'm talking about I-forget-where-I-was-last-night-falling-down-drunk.

I didn't mean teens and college kids; I was talking about the many grownups here who go absolutely nuts...

I've driven when I was pretty drunk on any number of occasions, and I've also driven with some "highly competent drunk drivers" other than myself, and have nary a horrifying story to tell, but the number of people here who wind up going in the wrong direction on interstate highways shocks me!

Have you ever given any thought to how far out of it a person must be to drive onto the off-ramp of a cloverleaf interchange? shocked shocked shocked
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#4161 - 09/21/09 05:07 PM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: donikatz]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Tucson
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They're just too used to Coors Light or what-not that has to be served ice cold lest you actually taste the piss swill.


I think they've found a way around that, at least in the Southwest. I don't drink, but I see lots of evidence of what's popular locally by what's thrown on the side of the streets when I walk the dogs. Recently I saw something that made me do a double-take. Any of you ever tried this? I classify it under the "two wrongs don't make a right" category . . .
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#4171 - 09/21/09 07:14 PM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: bob82xrp]
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Registered: 09/02/09
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
While we're on beer, here are a couple of local (New Zealand) beer ads:



. . . and


The second one is not actually New Zealand beer, it's Australian, but it was filmed near Queenstown in New Zealand (Lord of the Rings country), and the director of photography was the LOTR cinematographer.
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#4182 - 09/22/09 01:26 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: bob82xrp]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> Any of you ever tried this?

A Bud product I haven't seen advertised in NYC subways yet; that's what I call new!

> [iII classify it under the "two wrongs don't make a right" category . . ][/i]

I don't think it even merits the thought you gave it to classify it!
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#4183 - 09/22/09 01:33 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: oldMacMan]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Thanks... They're both outstanding.

I haven't had a TV in my house since the Leonard-Duran "No Mas" fight in July 1982, and the only thing I've ever missed is the occasional ad that makes me gasp at its creativity.

Thanks, again! smile
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#4192 - 09/22/09 07:24 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: bob82xrp]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
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Any of you ever tried this?


OMG, that's absolutely horrifying! *shiver*
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