Talisker 10.........

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Postby Lawrence » Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:47 pm

Am I supposed to be Mr Picky?


Sorry Nick, Tattihead's alter ego is Mr. Picky, he makes infrequent but hysterical visits to the forum.

You are lucky to have friends who appreciate the stuff


Yes, it's a good thing to have friends who can enjoy a dram with you; it's especially gratifying to see their enthusiasm grow for all types of whisky.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:01 pm

Lawrence wrote::evil: It was Mr. Picky who started all this, where is he by the way?


Mr Picky is most indignant and wishes it known that he leaves the cheap jokes to Mr Tattie Heid. Mr P would not stoop to silly puns. After all, he is not stoopèd.

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Postby bond » Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:26 pm

Admiral wrote:Okay, I'll start......

Last night, a bloke told me that he thought blends were better than single malts.

HA HA HA :D HA HA HA HA HA :lol: HA HA HA :lol: HA HA HA HA !!!!!! :twisted:


And you call him a BLOKE??? Haven't you read the International Rules of Blokedom?

I have returned to the forum after a 3-week break. (finally got married!) One of the things that has changed is the topics seem to be digressing completely. I thought I would post this when I went to a Laphroaig comparison thread and saw it discussing australian beers. Then another on duck jokes. Now this.

Have we run out of whisky topics to discuss? Let me try and make a start.

The "new, improved" Talisker though is a bit more expensive than comparable whiskies. At the Bangkok Duty Free, the 10 YO retails for $45 as opposed to Laphroaig 10 YO for $36 and the Ardbeg for $34!

Was it always this way or is this the DIAGEO way? Bring the spice back and peg it up a few notches!

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:36 pm

enlighten us on the international rules of blokedom

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Postby kallaskander » Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:43 pm

Hi there,

you missed the part about German Riesling. Anyway congratulations and I will not even think about turning this thread into the direction of discussing marriage. Where would this lead us to?

I have not tried the Talisker 10 lately, a "new and improved" that is to say. You were refering to a lack of spice. My bottle is a year old I think and I can not say that the malt lacks anything in spicyness. I have no way of knowing, when this bottle was filled exactly, of course. Are you talking about the new 18 year old? That is another case altogether, for sure.

I find it very good by all means. It is the ideal malt to savour sitting on your porch or terrace watching the sun set. When the sun is down and it gets a bit chilly switch to Ardbeg or Caol Ila to keep you warm. Wonderful.

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Postby MGillespie » Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:39 pm

bond wrote:I have returned to the forum after a 3-week break. (finally got married!)


Welcome back and congratulations!

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:04 pm

bond wrote:
Admiral wrote:Okay, I'll start......

Last night, a bloke told me that he thought blends were better than single malts.

HA HA HA :D HA HA HA HA HA :lol: HA HA HA :lol: HA HA HA HA !!!!!! :twisted:


And you call him a BLOKE??? Haven't you read the International Rules of Blokedom?


Sounds more like a jamoke to me!

bond wrote:I have returned to the forum after a 3-week break. (finally got married!)


Yow! Talk about digression! Congrats and welcome back!

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Postby bernstein » Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:25 pm

nomen est omen, bond... :D

Belated best wishes!

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Postby bond » Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:53 am

Nick Brown wrote:enlighten us on the international rules of blokedom


I know this is digression of the worst kind but here goes. Hope some of you will love it as much as I have. Have removed some of them as they may have been mildly inappropriate in a forum of this nature.

International Rules of Blokedom
>
>01: Under no circumstances may two men share an umbrella, unless at the
>footy, and your pies are getting wet, then for the eating period only it
>is permissible.
>
>02: It is ok for a man to cry under the following circumstances: a. When
>a heroic dog dies to save its master. b. The moment Angelina Jolie starts
>unbuttoning her blouse. c. After wrecking your boss' car. d. One hour,
>12 minutes, 37 seconds into "The Crying Game". e. When she is using her
>teeth.
>
>03: Any Man who brings a camera to a stag night may be legally killed
>and eaten by his mates.
>
>04: Unless he murdered someone in your family, you must bail a friend
>out of jail within 12 hours.
>
>05: If you've known a bloke for more than 24 hours, his sister is off
>limits forever, unless you actually marry her.
>
>06: Moaning about the brand of free beer in a mate's fridge is
>forbidden. However Complain at will if the temperature is unsuitable.
>
>07: No man shall ever be required to buy a birthday present for another
>man. In fact, even remembering your mate's birthday is strictly optional.
>
>08: On a road trip, the strongest bladder determines pit stops, not the
>weakest.
>
>09: When stumbling upon other blokes watching a sporting event, you may
>ask the score of the game in progress, but you may never ask who's playing.
>
>
>11: It is permissible to quaff a fruity alcopop drink only when you're
>sunning on a tropical beach... and it's delivered by a topless
>supermodel...and it's free.
>
>12: Only in situations of moral and/or physical peril are you allowed to
>kick another bloke in the nuts.
>
>13: Unless you're in prison, never fight naked.
>
>14: Friends don't let friends wear Speedos. Ever. Issue closed.
>
>15: If a man's fly is down, that's his problem, you didn't see anything.
>
>16: Women who claim they "love to watch sports" must be treated as spies
>until they demonstrate knowledge of the game (can explain offside or
>LBW) and the ability to drink as much as the other sports watchers.
>
>17: A man in the company of a hot, suggestively dressed woman must
>remain sober enough to fight.
>
>18: Never hesitate to reach for the last beer or the last slice of
>pizza, but not both that's just greedy.
>
>19: If you compliment a bloke on his six-pack, you'd better be talking
>about his choice of beer.
>
>
>21: Phrases that may NOT be uttered to another man while lifting
>weights:
>a. Yeah, Baby, Push it!
>b. C'mon, give me one more! Harder!
>c. Another set and we can hit the showers!
>
>22: Never talk to a man in a bathroom unless you are on equal footing:
>i.e. Both urinating, both waiting in line, etc. For all other situations, an
>almost imperceptible nod is all the conversation you need.
>
>
>25: It is acceptable for you to drive her car. It is not acceptable for
>her to drive yours.
>
>26: Thou shalt not buy a car in the colours of brown, pink, lime green,
>orange or sky blue.
>
>27: The girl who replies to the question "What do you want for
>Christmas?" with "If you loved me, you'd know what I want!" gets an Xbox.
>End of story.
>
>28: There is no reason for guys to watch Ice Skating or Men's
>Gymnastics. Ever.

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Postby bamber » Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:21 am

:D

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Postby bernstein » Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:03 am

Now, how could we find out more about No. 20, 23 and 24...?
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Postby MGillespie » Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:24 pm

Just a few clarifications...

bond wrote:
International Rules of Blokedom
>

>07: No man shall ever be required to buy a birthday present for another
>man. In fact, even remembering your mate's birthday is strictly optional.


Note: Drinks and lap dances are acceptable, however.

>22: Never talk to a man in a bathroom unless you are on equal footing:
>i.e. Both urinating, both waiting in line, etc. For all other situations, an
>almost imperceptible nod is all the conversation you need.


Remember, the rules also require at least one urinal's space between blokes, unless there's a line. If the facility in question uses a trough instead of individual urinals, at least 18 inches of separation is mandatory.

>28: There is no reason for guys to watch Ice Skating or Men's
>Gymnastics. Ever.


Of course, the above only applies to "Men's" Ice Skating or Gymnastics. Women's Skating is tolerable because of the skimpy outfits, pairs skating is only barely acceptable because of the possibility that someone's gonna get dropped on their head, but "women's" gymnastics is unacceptable because they all look like they're 12 years old...and that's just wrong.

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Postby Lawrence » Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:49 pm

pairs skating is only barely acceptable because of the possibility that someone's gonna get dropped on their head,


:D :D :D :D :D

Excellent, all of them. :D

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Postby MGillespie » Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:59 pm

For a second, I almost considered one men's gymnastics event remotely acceptable to watch...when they're doing that thing on the doohickey with the handles when the guys place their jewels in constant jeopardy every second or so. After a few beers, one could almost justify rooting for them to slip!


One other addition to the list...a true bloke would rather soak his groin in jalapeno juice than attend any of the following...

1: The ballet
2: The opera
3: The symphony (unless the Admiral's playing)
4: A flower show
5: An art museum
6: Anything that may lead to shopping...unless it's for tools, lumber, sports gear, or Scotch! (getting us nicely back on topic!)

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Postby Mr Fjeld » Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:18 pm

Hm..... I actually like nr. 1, 2, 3 & 5. Number 5 is part of my university degree. Does that exclude me from being a bloke?
Maybe we ought to sing "I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok, I work all night and sleep all day........

Skål!
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Postby MGillespie » Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:28 pm

No, Christian...but it means your Scotch choices will be limited to the pink Bruichladdich Flirtation! ;)

(Actually, it just means you're civilized...)

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Nos 20,23 & 24

Postby Josh » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:55 am

Bernstein,

Since this is my first post and I don't have any rep to protect , unlike Bond, here are the 3 rules that got censored out:

20: Never join your girlfriend or wife in discussing a mate of yours,
except if she's withholding s*x pending your response.

23. Never allow a telephone conversation with a woman to go on longer than you are able to have s*x with her. Keep a stopwatch by the phone. Hang up if necessary.

24. The morning after you and a girl who was formerly "just a friend"have carnal drunken monkey s*x, the fact that you're feeling weird and guilty is no reason for you not to nail each other again before the discussion about what a big mistake it was occurs.

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Postby kallaskander » Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:51 am

Hi there,

time gentlemen, please! After all it is a whisky forum and what would the women say if they knew what you´re doing in your pass time?

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Postby MGillespie » Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:00 am

Somehow, I have a feeling it wouldn't come as a surprise to them...
:roll:

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Postby Josh » Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:05 pm

You're probably right.

My intent was to satisfy Bernie's curiosity and get the missing 3 out of the way. I too have been similarly intrigued by the one's edited out.

But , fair call for time on the topic. ...that's not what I became a member for.

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Postby Admiral » Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:19 am

If I may keep the diversion going for just one small moment:

when they're doing that thing on the doohickey with the handles when the guys place their jewels in constant jeopardy every second or so. After a few beers, one could almost justify rooting for them to slip!


This made me laugh.....completely unintentional on the author's part, but in Australia, "rooting" means having sex. :D

A brief lesson on international slang! :wink:

Cheers,
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Postby Lord_Pfaffin » Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:54 am

In Canada we have a plumbing franchise called Mr. Roto-Rooter.
Just thinking if the same franchise were in Austrailia, wouldn't they be taking more calls from people looking for sex toys than plumbing repairs?
Is there any truth to the rumour that Austailian men take Viagra before they go to sleep so they won't roll out of bed?

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Postby Admiral » Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:10 am

Eat enough Vegemite, mate, and you'll never need Viagra!! :D

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:12 am

I believe you also have a different name for sellotape in Australia - don't ask for it in a newsagents in the UK.

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Postby MGillespie » Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:38 am

Admiral wrote:If I may keep the diversion going for just one small moment:

when they're doing that thing on the doohickey with the handles when the guys place their jewels in constant jeopardy every second or so. After a few beers, one could almost justify rooting for them to slip!


This made me laugh.....completely unintentional on the author's part, but in Australia, "rooting" means having sex. :D

A brief lesson on international slang! :wink:

Cheers,
Admiral


Thanks...of course, if one of them did slip...he'd never "root" again!

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:31 pm

Nick Brown wrote:I believe you also have a different name for sellotape in Australia - don't ask for it in a newsagents in the UK.


:?: Do you mean "cellotape", as in cellophane tape? Stateside, that is universally referred to as (yes) Scotch tape, regardless of actual brand. Along with Scotch whisky and Scotch eggs, one of the few legitimate uses of the word "Scotch", rather than the preferred "Scots" or "Scottish".

Edit: I hope everyone will forgive me for mentioning whisky here. I know it's a taboo topic on this forum. :P
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:40 pm

The same stuff, although we use an "s" in the UK for Sellotape. The Australians, I believe, use a word that starts with d and ends in x

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Postby Lawrence » Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:05 am

This thread is going to come to a sticky end........

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:37 am

Perhaps we would do better to adhere to the topic at hand.

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Postby Admiral » Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:41 am

Not sure, Nick......we just call it "sticky tape".

I've been glued to this discussion.

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Postby MGillespie » Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:43 pm

I think we've become stuck on this topic...

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Postby Lawrence » Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:34 pm

I can only imagine the jokes if we'd been talking about double sided tape, it's quite transparent. :roll:

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Postby MGillespie » Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:37 pm

Lawrence, I see right through your attempt to change the topic! ;)

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:51 pm

They're all double sided. Most of 'em only stick on one side, though. (How do they do that, anyway?)

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Postby bernstein » Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:28 am

Crispy Critter, posting at this same thread on Mon Jul 11th, wrote:If you hadn't glued 'im to the shelf 'e'd be pushing up the daisies!

Seems we've made (almost) no headway since... :wink:


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