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(The Citizen)   Man caught smuggling 2,357 litres of beer into Sweden. Tells the court it's just his personal yearly supply. They let him off   (thelocal.se) divider line 53
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2012-05-03 07:03:59 PM
How un-American of them!
 
2012-05-03 07:08:29 PM
What's his Fark handle?

/oblig
 
2012-05-03 07:22:19 PM

BKITU: What's his Fark handle?

/oblig


Drew
 
2012-05-03 08:05:29 PM
Sweden is awesome.
 
2012-05-03 08:05:33 PM
Y U No give this person HERO tag?
 
2012-05-03 08:06:12 PM
He sounds fat.
 
Skr
2012-05-03 08:06:29 PM
Obvious solution is to lock him up with access to this stash, and if he cannot finish it all off in one year... He's a Smuggler, Burn him!
 
2012-05-03 08:06:49 PM
They regulate alcohol consumption there. TMYK
 
2012-05-03 08:07:23 PM
Lightweight.
 
2012-05-03 08:07:41 PM
I wanna party with that guy!


/Today, we're all Swedish.
 
2012-05-03 08:08:09 PM
That's not much beer for a year, I don't think...?
 
2012-05-03 08:08:35 PM
~277 cases of beer. That's less than one case a day. 18 12 ounce beers per day. Sounds about right. If he drinks with a friend (or spouse) that's 9 each per day. Not at all hard to believe.
 
2012-05-03 08:08:54 PM
so wait, a liter is a little more than a yard, and if his car got 40 rods to the hogshead...yeah seems legit.
 
2012-05-03 08:09:58 PM

Happy Hours: ~277 cases of beer. That's less than one case a day. 18 12 ounce beers per day. Sounds about right. If he drinks with a friend (or spouse) that's 9 each per day. Not at all hard to believe.


That's a lot to drink every day.
 
2012-05-03 08:13:14 PM

Happy Hours: ~277 cases of beer. That's less than one case a day. 18 12 ounce beers per day. Sounds about right. If he drinks with a friend (or spouse) that's 9 each per day. Not at all hard to believe.


Ya, just did the math. Worst part is, I met a guy like this once. He drank a six-pack at lunch, didn't even blink.

\same guy smoked while operating a propane-powered forklift
\\also flicked said cigarette directly off of my d.m.'s forehead
\\\he's still a legend in my eyes
 
2012-05-03 08:15:45 PM
what the fark is a litre?
 
2012-05-03 08:15:54 PM
He is clearly a smuggler. But now he has purchased the spirits and will be unable to sell them as you can bet the authorities will be watching.
 
2012-05-03 08:17:05 PM

big_league_chewbacca: what the fark is a litre?


People without a subscription.
 
2012-05-03 08:19:00 PM

big_league_chewbacca: what the fark is a litre?


It's fourteen days.
 
2012-05-03 08:23:24 PM
I have an uncle who drinks quite a bit more than this. He and his wife go through about three thirty packs every two days.
 
2012-05-03 08:27:06 PM

big_league_chewbacca: what the fark is a litre?


A unit of volume equal to 1 cubic decimetre (dm3), or 1,000 cubic centimetres (cm3), or 1/1,000 cubic metre.
 
2012-05-03 08:28:39 PM
Just because they didn't have TF subscriptions? That's just mean.
 
2012-05-03 08:28:49 PM

Loucifer: Sweden is awesome.


QFT

Not as awesome as it used to be, but still awesome.
 
2012-05-03 08:29:14 PM
Rex Banner inconsolable.
 
2012-05-03 08:46:23 PM
My friend in Copenhagen actually travels to Germany to get duty-free beer to bring back home.

Yes Denmark is wicked expensive but, geesh.

/csb
 
2012-05-03 09:03:02 PM
If I had the means, I'd be doing that, too. 56 bottles of whiskey and a car full of beer.

/there's no way it'd last me a year, despite my best intentions.
 
2012-05-03 09:03:54 PM
Two-thoushand three-hunnerd fiddy-seven bottles of beer on da wall, two-thoushand three-hunnerd fiddy-seven bottles of beeeeeer if wunna thoshe bottles should happen to fall two-thoushand three-hunnerd fiddy-shix hic hic hic bottles of beer on da waaaalllll


/biscuit
 
2012-05-03 09:05:16 PM

swahnhennessy: If I had the means, I'd be doing that, too. 56 bottles of whiskey and a car full of beer.

/there's no way it'd last me a year, despite my best intentions.


Fifty-six bottles of whiskey and a car full of beer. There's a song in that.
 
2012-05-03 09:17:17 PM
Isn't bringing beer to that region sort of like bringing sand to the beach?
 
2012-05-03 09:26:40 PM

GreenAdder: Isn't bringing beer to that region sort of like bringing sand to the beach?


Ugh - you've never had Swedish beer have you? Norrlands Guld is one example (and all the other horrible beers) of the Swedish style beer. All of them are terrible. All Swedes get German or Danish or any other export beer to drink at the state liquor stores.

/lived in Västerås
 
2012-05-03 09:27:35 PM
I know some homebrewers that regularly exceed the 500gal/year legal limit for brewing. Some people just drink that much beer.
 
2012-05-03 10:00:27 PM

Julie Cochrane: swahnhennessy: If I had the means, I'd be doing that, too. 56 bottles of whiskey and a car full of beer.

/there's no way it'd last me a year, despite my best intentions.

Fifty-six bottles of whiskey and a car full of beer. There's a song in that.



My wife done left me and took my dog
she rode right off not even saying bye
I guess right now Im supposed to sit here sad
but you damn well won't see one tear in my eye

cause I got

Fifty-six bottles of whiskey and a car full of beer
Despite my best intentions it may not last me a year
Fifty-six bottles of whiskey and a car full of beer
and vegas aint more then a real short spell from here
 
2012-05-03 10:02:17 PM
the best drinkers are daily drinkers. have known many, was that way myself for many years. functioned fine, worked every day. had an uncle that put away at least 24 cans a day and several cartons of unfiltered per week. how he lasted into his 70's i don't know.
 
2012-05-03 10:12:45 PM
Sounds like the friend of mine who got busted with a paper grocery sack (the big 'un) full of weed. He told the cops it was for personal consumption.
 
2012-05-03 10:14:57 PM
Farva: I can handle this, Thorn. I don't want it!
Dimpus Burger Guy: Uhh, right. Beverage?

Farva: Gimme a litre o' beer.
Dimpus Burger Guy: What?

Farva: [Annoyed] A litre o' beer.
Dimpus Burger Guy: [into mic] Litrecola? Do we sell litrebeer?

Thorny: Will you just order a large, Farva?
Farva: I don't want a large farva. I want a goddamn litre o' beer!
Dimpus Burger Guy: [to Farva] I don't know what that is!

Farva: [slowly starts shouting] Litre is French for...
[grabs burger kid by shirt]
Farva: ... give me my farkin' beer before I break VOUS farkIN' LIP!
 
2012-05-03 10:27:24 PM
Wow! Sweden you are chilled out enough to give a guy the benefit of the doubt. Amazing!
 
2012-05-03 10:29:39 PM
Well, if you think about him having a decent party every other weekend? it seems plausible.
 
2012-05-03 11:08:52 PM
If you really want to sell that defense, you should probably show up to court shiat-faced drunk.
 
2012-05-03 11:11:11 PM
Pfft. Amateur.
 
2012-05-03 11:53:53 PM
You're allowed to buy and transport as much alcohol as you want between EU countries without having to pay additional import taxes/duties, as long as the booze is for personal consumption and not for resale. So it's not just Sweden, it's an EU thing.
 
2012-05-04 12:02:00 AM
In the Middle Ages, monks used to drink about a gallon and a half of beer every day, occasionally varying it with cider, wine, perry etc.
Poverty, chastity and obedience are a lot easier to take when you're half-cut most of the time.
 
2012-05-04 12:05:30 AM

Haerski: You're allowed to buy and transport as much alcohol as you want between EU countries without having to pay additional import taxes/duties, as long as the booze is for personal consumption and not for resale. So it's not just Sweden, it's an EU thing.


It is just sweden though in the sense that in the rest of europe booze smuggling doesn't happen nearly as much. Everyone I knew in Malmo had an illegal beer dealer to get cheaper tax free beer. And while I was there a few friends made runs to germany to buy cheap alcohol. farking state liqour stores in sweden...
 
2012-05-04 12:10:28 AM
Ever see that documentary on prohibition? I saw only the beginning. The amount of beer and other booze that many people would drink per day in the 19th century would probably make this claim look more than plausible.
 
2012-05-04 01:07:44 AM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: All Swedes get German or Danish or any other export beer to drink at the state liquor stores.


Why then doesn't some enterprising Swede start producing beer like that and cash in?? SOSHULIZM??
 
2012-05-04 01:09:58 AM
This is plausible. The alcohol taxes in Sweden (and Finland and Norway.. I don't remember how it was when I was in Denmark) are extraordinarily high. In Sweden, you buy alcohol at state-controlled liquor stores, which are few and open short hours (they closed at 2pm on Saturdays when I was there as I recall).

So, when these people travel to EU countries with lower alcohol taxes, they load their cars full of alcoholic beverages.

I went for a weekend in Norway and brought along my own vodka to drink in my hotel room before going out. I'm glad I did -- a vodka with mixer at a local bar cost me $20!

/Whopper Jr meal at Burger King in Tromso, Norway was $10
 
2012-05-04 04:22:33 AM

ameeriklane: This is plausible. The alcohol taxes in Sweden (and Finland and Norway.. I don't remember how it was when I was in Denmark) are extraordinarily high. In Sweden, you buy alcohol at state-controlled liquor stores, which are few and open short hours (they closed at 2pm on Saturdays when I was there as I recall).

So, when these people travel to EU countries with lower alcohol taxes, they load their cars full of alcoholic beverages.

I went for a weekend in Norway and brought along my own vodka to drink in my hotel room before going out. I'm glad I did -- a vodka with mixer at a local bar cost me $20!

/Whopper Jr meal at Burger King in Tromso, Norway was $10


come to switzerland, its even worse. mcdonalds meals are 12-15CHF, which is like 13-16USD

but back to TFA: 2357 liters of beer is 4714 pints, divided by 365 days in the year is just shy of 13pints a day. while this may well be his daily consumption, the court shouldve ruled he attend an alocholism programm.
 
2012-05-04 06:22:01 AM
1300 milliliters per person if the family drinks it? LOL.

That's about the amount of alcohol your body absorbs working at an industrial distillery each day without having to swallow any.
 
2012-05-04 08:34:17 AM

Dee Snarl: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: All Swedes get German or Danish or any other export beer to drink at the state liquor stores.


Why then doesn't some enterprising Swede start producing beer like that and cash in?? SOSHULIZM??


There's plenty of good beers produced in Sweden. Sure, the top sellers suck, but that's true wherever you go.
 
2012-05-04 11:01:33 AM
Know one thing for sure....party at that dude's house
 
2012-05-04 11:05:43 AM

ameeriklane:

/Whopper Jr meal at Burger King in Tromso, Norway was $10


I paid $15 for a Whopper Jr meal at a BK in Oslo a few months ago. No crap. And, it was a helluva lot cheaper than the $50 it would have cost me for the lunch special at TGI Friday's or O'Learys in Oslo

Americans and Canadians do not realize how super expensive things are in parts of Europe

I'd smuggle stuff, too, if I lived in Sweden, and especially Norway
 
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