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2012-12-23 10:28:52 AM  
FTA "I have to look at myself in the mirror in the morning," he said. "I might not like what I see, but at least I know I'm honest."

I feel the same way, which is probably why I wouldn't make it as a CEO or anything like that.

/Also why I couldn't cut it in car sales.
 
2012-12-23 10:32:44 AM  
In before whiskey/whisky discussion.


/I think it was spelled correctly in the headline
 
2012-12-23 10:33:09 AM  
Who forgets about 50 grand?

Its-a-trap-.jpg
 
2012-12-23 10:36:12 AM  
wait, was it an Islay malt whisky or just some whiskey?


/oh please oh please oh please oh please let this turn into a whisk[e]y snob thread!
 
2012-12-23 10:36:38 AM  

Unoriginal_Username: FTA "I have to look at myself in the mirror in the morning," he said. "I might not like what I see, but at least I know I'm honest."

I feel the same way, which is probably why I wouldn't make it as a CEO or anything like that.

/Also why I couldn't cut it in car sales.


Look back in the mirror and see an honest piece of shiat or just see a piece of shot, hmmmm choices, choices.

Of course, when you are as handsome, suave and debonair as myself money and honesty really doesn't factor into it. One of the basic ideas of economics is scarcity. And I am just one of those scarce beings with good looks and talent. No money though so $50000 would complete the circle.

The cash would be "tax free" as well.
 
2012-12-23 10:39:33 AM  

wotthefark: Unoriginal_Username: FTA "I have to look at myself in the mirror in the morning," he said. "I might not like what I see, but at least I know I'm honest."

I feel the same way, which is probably why I wouldn't make it as a CEO or anything like that.

/Also why I couldn't cut it in car sales.

Look back in the mirror and see an honest piece of shiat or just see a piece of shot, hmmmm choices, choices.

Of course, when you are as handsome, suave and debonair as myself money and honesty really doesn't factor into it. One of the basic ideas of economics is scarcity. And I am just one of those scarce beings with good looks and talent. No money though so $50000 would complete the circle.

The cash would be "tax free" as well.


Until, of course, the IRS found out. And, well, your good looks, talent, and obvious charm would be huge assets in PMITA prison, what with the felony charges for grand theft, tax evasion, and all. Heck, you'd be everyone's favorite.
 
2012-12-23 10:44:24 AM  

FormlessOne: wotthefark: Unoriginal_Username: FTA "I have to look at myself in the mirror in the morning," he said. "I might not like what I see, but at least I know I'm honest."

I feel the same way, which is probably why I wouldn't make it as a CEO or anything like that.

/Also why I couldn't cut it in car sales.

Look back in the mirror and see an honest piece of shiat or just see a piece of shot, hmmmm choices, choices.

Of course, when you are as handsome, suave and debonair as myself money and honesty really doesn't factor into it. One of the basic ideas of economics is scarcity. And I am just one of those scarce beings with good looks and talent. No money though so $50000 would complete the circle.

The cash would be "tax free" as well.

Until, of course, the IRS found out. And, well, your good looks, talent, and obvious charm would be huge assets in PMITA prison, what with the felony charges for grand theft, tax evasion, and all. Heck, you'd be everyone's favorite.


Some people are honest out of pride, others out of fear.  I wonder if there's a third motivation.
 
2012-12-23 10:45:30 AM  

mekkab: wait, was it an Islay malt whisky or just some whiskey?


/oh please oh please oh please oh please let this turn into a whisk[e]y snob thread!


It's simple, whisky is from Scotland and whiskey is from everywhere else. No need for snobbery.
 
2012-12-23 10:45:42 AM  
Awesome safe buyer. Dipshiat safe seller.
 
2012-12-23 10:46:29 AM  
Hi-ho hi-ho it's off to hell we go.
 
2012-12-23 10:49:50 AM  
It should be whisky.

Also, the fact that the owner of the money has so much he didn't notice he was $50,000 short and said he would have taken the money and run makes me think he might be a jerk. The locksmith still did the right thing.
 
2012-12-23 10:51:52 AM  
BarkingUnicorn:  Some people are honest out of pride, others out of fear.  I wonder if there's a third motivation.

Honor.
 
2012-12-23 10:52:33 AM  

p4p3rm4t3: Who forgets about 50 grand?


The 1%

/Plutocrats-The-Rise-of-the-New-Global-Super-rich-and-the-Fall-of-Eve r yone-Else.jpg
 
2012-12-23 10:53:58 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: FormlessOne: wotthefark: Unoriginal_Username: FTA "I have to look at myself in the mirror in the morning," he said. "I might not like what I see, but at least I know I'm honest."

I feel the same way, which is probably why I wouldn't make it as a CEO or anything like that.

/Also why I couldn't cut it in car sales.

Look back in the mirror and see an honest piece of shiat or just see a piece of shot, hmmmm choices, choices.

Of course, when you are as handsome, suave and debonair as myself money and honesty really doesn't factor into it. One of the basic ideas of economics is scarcity. And I am just one of those scarce beings with good looks and talent. No money though so $50000 would complete the circle.

The cash would be "tax free" as well.

Until, of course, the IRS found out. And, well, your good looks, talent, and obvious charm would be huge assets in PMITA prison, what with the felony charges for grand theft, tax evasion, and all. Heck, you'd be everyone's favorite.

Some people are honest out of pride, others out of fear.  I wonder if there's a third motivation.
BarkingUnicorn: FormlessOne: wotthefark: Unoriginal_Username: FTA "I have to look at myself in the mirror in the morning," he said. "I might not like what I see, but at least I know I'm honest."

I feel the same way, which is probably why I wouldn't make it as a CEO or anything like that.

/Also why I couldn't cut it in car sales.

Look back in the mirror and see an honest piece of shiat or just see a piece of shot, hmmmm choices, choices.

Of course, when you are as handsome, suave and debonair as myself money and honesty really doesn't factor into it. One of the basic ideas of economics is scarcity. And I am just one of those scarce beings with good looks and talent. No money though so $50000 would complete the circle.

The cash would be "tax free" as well.

Until, of course, the IRS found out. And, well, your good looks, talent, and obvious charm would be huge assets in PMITA prison, what with the felony charges for grand theft, tax evasion, and all. Heck, you'd be everyone's favorite.

Some people are honest out of pride, others out of fear.  I wonder if there's a third motivation./i>

Guilt. fark guilt.

PMITA is where I would meet my future employer. Once I got out I could have an employer for life. Financial institutions are always looking for tax cheats and "creative" financial planners.

See it's a career plan.

 
2012-12-23 10:54:57 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: FormlessOne: wotthefark: Unoriginal_Username: FTA "I have to look at myself in the mirror in the morning," he said. "I might not like what I see, but at least I know I'm honest."

I feel the same way, which is probably why I wouldn't make it as a CEO or anything like that.

/Also why I couldn't cut it in car sales.

Look back in the mirror and see an honest piece of shiat or just see a piece of shot, hmmmm choices, choices.

Of course, when you are as handsome, suave and debonair as myself money and honesty really doesn't factor into it. One of the basic ideas of economics is scarcity. And I am just one of those scarce beings with good looks and talent. No money though so $50000 would complete the circle.

The cash would be "tax free" as well.

Until, of course, the IRS found out. And, well, your good looks, talent, and obvious charm would be huge assets in PMITA prison, what with the felony charges for grand theft, tax evasion, and all. Heck, you'd be everyone's favorite.

Some people are honest out of pride, others out of fear.  I wonder if there's a third motivation.


Similar to one of the rules my mom had when we were growing up. When it came to cleaning up, or helping around the house she would say 'You do it because you love me, or you do it because you're afraid of me.'
 
2012-12-23 10:55:01 AM  
Assuming it was scotch, both the journalist and subby got it wrong. AFAIK they don't make single malt in the USA, but they do in Ireland (and even Japan) in which case "whiskey" would be correct, but it would be odd to give the Irish as a gift without knowing the recipient appreciates it.

Both words are Anglicizations of the Gaelic[1] uisge bheatha which means "water of life", but the shorter spelling is a registered product name of Scotland, c.f. champagne and France. Any distilled spirit not produced in Scotland cannot be called whisky, nor would many of the whiskeys produced in the USA qualify even if they were made in Scotland, as they aren't sufficiently aged.

[1] "Gaelic" unqualified actually refers to the Scottish language; what most people think is Gaelic is more correctly called Irish or Erse, or sometimes Irish Gaelic
 
2012-12-23 10:55:57 AM  
Why i have creeping feeling that the whisky in question was more in Glenfiddich quality rather than Lagavulin quality deed like that calls for.
 
2012-12-23 10:57:46 AM  

DerAppie: mekkab: wait, was it an Islay malt whisky or just some whiskey?


/oh please oh please oh please oh please let this turn into a whisk[e]y snob thread!

It's simple, whisky is from Scotland and whiskey is from everywhere else. No need for snobbery.


No, Canadian whisky is whisky too.
 
2012-12-23 10:58:24 AM  
It's whiskey. Only inbreds and degenerates spell it whisky.
 
2012-12-23 10:58:57 AM  
"When you have stacks of cash, you just don't really know exactly what you are dealing with," Donnell said. "And so it was a complete surprise."

What?

/would have returned the money
//f*ck whiskey
 
2012-12-23 10:59:25 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Some people are honest out of pride, others out of fear.  I wonder if there's a third motivation.

Sure -- reputation. Or maybe just marketing.

There's no way Bend Lock and Safe could have bought this kind of positive advertising for a mere $50K. I am sure owner Bryan Donnell's reputation as an honest businessman will only improve with the news coverage of Bend Lock and Safe.
 
2012-12-23 10:59:56 AM  
So he has to go out and buy his own Mountain Dew to mix it with?  Cheap ass.

/diet of course
 
2012-12-23 11:02:04 AM  

rattchett: It should be whisky.

Also, the fact that the owner of the money has so much he didn't notice he was $50,000 short and said he would have taken the money and run makes me think he might be a jerk. The locksmith still did the right thing.


/I'm there with you, what a douchebag. HAHHAHAHA im so loaded i cant even remember 50k. But even though i have all that money, if i had a chance to screw someone out of it, i would. Asshole.
 
2012-12-23 11:02:10 AM  
Because Lagavulin only comes in bottles 1L* or 750ml and smaller?

I don't think it's fair to say Glenfiddich is low quality, but it doesn't have the same rich flavour as an Islay. It's a preference thing. I'm an Islay person myself. Most Americans seem to prefer woody malts that taste more like bourbon and other grains, e.g. Macallan. I do like a light Speyside on occasion but my preference there is Dalwhinnie.

* duty free size in the west
 
2012-12-23 11:02:35 AM  
Is the thread there were we all pretend to know a lot about whiskey? Including how it's spelled?
 
2012-12-23 11:05:09 AM  

rattchett: DerAppie: mekkab: wait, was it an Islay malt whisky or just some whiskey?


/oh please oh please oh please oh please let this turn into a whisk[e]y snob thread!

It's simple, whisky is from Scotland and whiskey is from everywhere else. No need for snobbery.

No, Canadian whisky is whisky too.


No, it isn't. It's whiskey. They may mis-spell it for marketing reasons in the US, but it's illegal in most developed countries to pirate a national product name, including all of the EU. We can buy Canadian Club rye whiskey (sic) here too, and it would be illegal to mis-label it.
 
2012-12-23 11:07:07 AM  

abhorrent1: Is the thread there were we all pretend to know a lot about whiskey? Including how it's spelled?


We're not as thinkas we drunk we are!
 
2012-12-23 11:07:08 AM  

abhorrent1: Is the thread there were we all pretend to know a lot about whiskey? Including how it's spelled?


I don't know a whole lot about whiskey, but probably a bit more than the average person. I am not a whisky expert, but I do know quite a bit about it. I know how to spell both and what the distinction is :)
 
2012-12-23 11:08:23 AM  
"My wife and I pulled a huge amount of our personal savings out of the banks and put them in the safe," he said. "Stuffed them in the safe and kind of forgot about it."


You. Dumb. Mother. farker.
 
2012-12-23 11:09:44 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Some people are honest out of pride, others out of fear. I wonder if there's a third motivation.


A willingness to accept a lesser gift in return for the trite adulation of strangers?
 
2012-12-23 11:10:22 AM  
Out of principle alone I'd fark over this dumb ass owner.

If you forgot about 50 grand 5+ years ago, I'd have no problem keeping your memory cloudy.
 
2012-12-23 11:10:59 AM  

p4p3rm4t3: Who forgets about 50 grand?

Its-a-trap-.jpg


What he said. Sounds like the finder got brushed off with a cheap reward if they consider $50k forgettable
 
2012-12-23 11:13:25 AM  
Wow, just Wow
 
2012-12-23 11:16:50 AM  
Very nice of him to return half of the 100k he found stuffed in the safe.
 
2012-12-23 11:16:55 AM  

ParaHandy: abhorrent1: Is the thread there were we all pretend to know a lot about whiskey? Including how it's spelled?

I don't know a whole lot about whiskey, but probably a bit more than the average person. I am not a whisky expert, but I do know quite a bit about it. I know how to spell both and what the distinction is :)


My wife likes it. I find it absolutely repulsive so I know nothing about it except that I paid $70 for a bottle of Bunnahabhian. Whatever the fark that is.
 
2012-12-23 11:23:25 AM  

ParaHandy: rattchett: DerAppie: mekkab: wait, was it an Islay malt whisky or just some whiskey?


/oh please oh please oh please oh please let this turn into a whisk[e]y snob thread!

It's simple, whisky is from Scotland and whiskey is from everywhere else. No need for snobbery.

No, Canadian whisky is whisky too.

No, it isn't. It's whiskey. They may mis-spell it for marketing reasons in the US, but it's illegal in most developed countries to pirate a national product name, including all of the EU. We can buy Canadian Club rye whiskey (sic) here too, and it would be illegal to mis-label it.


My Canadian whiskys are labeled whisky. They aren't mislabeled, they are whisky, as opposed to American or Irish whiskey.

I would agree with you if a Canadian distillery labelled its scotch style whisky as scotch.
 
2012-12-23 11:26:51 AM  
1. Who doesn't check inside the safe before selling it?
2. $50k can buy a lot of whiskey...
 
2012-12-23 11:30:39 AM  

rattchett: ParaHandy: rattchett: DerAppie: mekkab: wait, was it an Islay malt whisky or just some whiskey?


/oh please oh please oh please oh please let this turn into a whisk[e]y snob thread!

It's simple, whisky is from Scotland and whiskey is from everywhere else. No need for snobbery.

No, Canadian whisky is whisky too.

No, it isn't. It's whiskey. They may mis-spell it for marketing reasons in the US, but it's illegal in most developed countries to pirate a national product name, including all of the EU. We can buy Canadian Club rye whiskey (sic) here too, and it would be illegal to mis-label it.

My Canadian whiskys are labeled whisky. They aren't mislabeled, they are whisky, as opposed to American or Irish whiskey.

I would agree with you if a Canadian distillery labelled its scotch style whisky as scotch.


It's still wrong, but it's not illegal to do this in the USA (nor apparently Canada) ... for example "California Champagne" (sic). Marketing.

Here is an add for CC over here, note the legally mandated corrected spelling
 
2012-12-23 11:42:07 AM  
I just wish I was at a point in my life where I could "forget" about having $50,000.00.
 
2012-12-23 11:43:17 AM  

ParaHandy: rattchett: ParaHandy: rattchett: DerAppie: mekkab: wait, was it an Islay malt whisky or just some whiskey?


/oh please oh please oh please oh please let this turn into a whisk[e]y snob thread!

It's simple, whisky is from Scotland and whiskey is from everywhere else. No need for snobbery.

No, Canadian whisky is whisky too.

No, it isn't. It's whiskey. They may mis-spell it for marketing reasons in the US, but it's illegal in most developed countries to pirate a national product name, including all of the EU. We can buy Canadian Club rye whiskey (sic) here too, and it would be illegal to mis-label it.

My Canadian whiskys are labeled whisky. They aren't mislabeled, they are whisky, as opposed to American or Irish whiskey.

I would agree with you if a Canadian distillery labelled its scotch style whisky as scotch.

It's still wrong, but it's not illegal to do this in the USA (nor apparently Canada) ... for example "California Champagne" (sic). Marketing.

Here is an add for CC over here, note the legally mandated corrected spelling


It may be legally mandated in your jurisdiction, however that does not mean it is correct or has any relevance outside the EU. Canadian Whisky has been whisky for a hundreds of years, with the first distillery being established in 1769. Calling it whisky isn't a gimmick to ride the coattails of Scottish whisky.

After your comment was posted I looked through a number of articles on the web and I did not see any mention that whisky can only correctly be used for Scottish whisky.
 
2012-12-23 11:45:41 AM  

abhorrent1: ParaHandy: abhorrent1: Is the thread there were we all pretend to know a lot about whiskey? Including how it's spelled?

I don't know a whole lot about whiskey, but probably a bit more than the average person. I am not a whisky expert, but I do know quite a bit about it. I know how to spell both and what the distinction is :)

My wife likes it. I find it absolutely repulsive so I know nothing about it except that I paid $70 for a bottle of Bunnahabhian. Whatever the fark that is.


Props for the correct spelling of a Gaelic name :) Pronunciation is "boo na ha vin" ("bh" and "mh" make v-ish sounds in Gaelic) if you're curious.

The Bunny is a wee fat green bottle containing the mildest of the Islay malts, and makes a great place to start when tasting flavourful whiskies. $70 is about fair retail in the USA.
 
2012-12-23 11:46:40 AM  
The spelling whisky (plural: whiskies) is generally used in Canada, Japan, Scotland, and Wales, while whiskey (plural: whiskeys) is more common in Ireland and the United States. The usage is not always consistent - for example, some prominent American brands, such as George Dickel, Maker's Mark, and Old Forester (which are all made by different companies), use the 'whisky' spelling on their labels, and the US legal Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits document also uses the 'whisky' spelling. "Scotch" is the internationally recognized term for "Scotch whisky". It is rarely used in Scotland, where the drink is called simply "whisky".
 
2012-12-23 11:50:12 AM  

ParaHandy: rattchett: ParaHandy: rattchett: DerAppie: mekkab: wait, was it an Islay malt whisky or just some whiskey?


/oh please oh please oh please oh please let this turn into a whisk[e]y snob thread!

It's simple, whisky is from Scotland and whiskey is from everywhere else. No need for snobbery.

No, Canadian whisky is whisky too.

No, it isn't. It's whiskey. They may mis-spell it for marketing reasons in the US, but it's illegal in most developed countries to pirate a national product name, including all of the EU. We can buy Canadian Club rye whiskey (sic) here too, and it would be illegal to mis-label it.

My Canadian whiskys are labeled whisky. They aren't mislabeled, they are whisky, as opposed to American or Irish whiskey.

I would agree with you if a Canadian distillery labelled its scotch style whisky as scotch.

It's still wrong, but it's not illegal to do this in the USA (nor apparently Canada) ... for example "California Champagne" (sic). Marketing.

Here is an add for CC over here, note the legally mandated corrected spelling


Did a quick Google search and found this mainly about the naming differences.

I also found this. The spelling whisky (plural: whiskies) is generally used in Canada, Japan, Scotland, and Wales, while whiskey (plural: whiskeys) is more common in Ireland and the United States. The usage is not always consistent - for example, some prominent American brands, such as George Dickel, Maker's Mark, and Old Forester (which are all made by different companies), use the 'whisky' spelling on their labels, and the US legal Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits document also uses the 'whisky' spelling.

Couldn't find anything regarding legal reasons though.

/not of a fan of CC. I remember the commercials saying it was in 151 countries or some such. Probably because most folks I knew never drank the stuff.
 
2012-12-23 11:50:41 AM  
Bunnahabhian: Armen Tanzarian's wild cousin

Bunnahabhain: Islay single malt

Both are expensive, bad for you, and fun...
 
2012-12-23 11:52:23 AM  

rattchett:
It may be legally mandated in your jurisdiction, however that does not mean it is correct or has any relevance outside the EU. Canadian Whisky has been whisky for a hundreds of years, with the first distillery being established in 1769. Calling it whisky isn't a gimmick to ride the coattails of Scottish whisky.

After your comment was posted I looked through a number of articles on the web and I did not see any mention that whisky can only correctly be used for Scottish whisky.


Probably because y'all are descended from us ("aboot" is ours too :) .... then again so are the Tennessee lot, and they make only grain spirits. From the description it sounds like CC's single malt is produced mostly in the Scottish manner, as is Suntory Yamazaki, but it still isn't whisky :)

I enjoy a good Californian sparkling wine, but while it may use the identical methode champagnoise preparation, it's not from France and so it's not champagne.

IIRC most Canadian whiskey is rye or bourbon, and calling that whisky would be a very big stretch.
 
2012-12-23 11:54:02 AM  

Unoriginal_Username: /not of a fan of CC. I remember the commercials saying it was in 151 countries or some such. Probably because most folks I knew never drank the stuff.


/folks in Canada that is
//statement makes a bit more sense..
///need a drink to confirm
 
2012-12-23 11:58:18 AM  
I drank almost a half bottle of The Glenlivet 12 year last night...after watching the wifes mother tell her she doesnt care that shes her daughter, all she is to her mom is a source of money.
 
2012-12-23 12:04:29 PM  
A lot of the "cool kids" in Scotland used to drink Jack and Coke :-b due to American TV and movies. JD may produce some nice expressions, but the $10 a bottle stuff is cheap and nasty bourbon and rather under-aged. Regular CC falls into he same category - it's an OK spirit for mixed drinks, nothing more. Whiskey equivalent of Fedco box wine.
 
2012-12-23 12:07:26 PM  
Last time I was in Scotland everyone was drinking whisky and "lemonade", or American Bud.

Scotland's got nothing to brag about.
 
2012-12-23 12:07:45 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: Unoriginal_Username: /not of a fan of CC. I remember the commercials saying it was in 151 countries or some such. Probably because most folks I knew never drank the stuff.

/folks in Canada that is
//statement makes a bit more sense..
///need a drink to confirm


Have you tried any aside from the generic CC. The 12 year old is nice. If you want a really good Canadian Whisky try 40 Creek, and in particular the Reserves like the Port Wood, etc. In my opinion they're the best Canadian Whiskies.
 
2012-12-23 12:09:34 PM  

rattchett: Unoriginal_Username: Unoriginal_Username: /not of a fan of CC. I remember the commercials saying it was in 151 countries or some such. Probably because most folks I knew never drank the stuff.

/folks in Canada that is
//statement makes a bit more sense..
///need a drink to confirm

Have you tried any aside from the generic CC. The 12 year old is nice. If you want a really good Canadian Whisky try 40 Creek, and in particular the Reserves like the Port Wood, etc. In my opinion they're the best Canadian Whiskies.


Seconded here. I came back to this thread to post about 40 Creek. Good to see you've got it covered!
 
2012-12-23 12:11:26 PM  
Whiskey thread!

global3.memecdn.com
 
2012-12-23 12:13:38 PM  

WhippingBoy: Last time I was in Scotland everyone was drinking whisky and "lemonade", or American Bud.

Scotland's got nothing to brag about.


We have philistines here too. Joke's on them: "American" Budweiser (as opposed to the Czech original) here isn't the same nasty light beer as in America, it's nasty English lager instead.

We make cheap blended whisky (White and Mackay, Bells, etc.) which is best suited to mixed drinks.

America is the home of the fresh hamburger, but more of y'all go to McD's than a nice local burger place.
 
2012-12-23 12:32:46 PM  

Sultan Of Herf: I drank almost a half bottle of The Glenlivet 12 year last night...after watching the wifes mother tell her she doesnt care that shes her daughter, all she is to her mom is a source of money.


Whisk(e)y ... Thats the kind of holiday spirit we all like.
 
2012-12-23 12:33:36 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: FormlessOne: wotthefark: Unoriginal_Username: FTA "I have to look at myself in the mirror in the morning," he said. "I might not like what I see, but at least I know I'm honest."

I feel the same way, which is probably why I wouldn't make it as a CEO or anything like that.

/Also why I couldn't cut it in car sales.

Look back in the mirror and see an honest piece of shiat or just see a piece of shot, hmmmm choices, choices.

Of course, when you are as handsome, suave and debonair as myself money and honesty really doesn't factor into it. One of the basic ideas of economics is scarcity. And I am just one of those scarce beings with good looks and talent. No money though so $50000 would complete the circle.

The cash would be "tax free" as well.

Until, of course, the IRS found out. And, well, your good looks, talent, and obvious charm would be huge assets in PMITA prison, what with the felony charges for grand theft, tax evasion, and all. Heck, you'd be everyone's favorite.

Some people are honest out of pride, others out of fear.  I wonder if there's a third motivation.


If you need motivation to be honest then you probably aren't very honest to begin with.
 
2012-12-23 12:39:08 PM  

rattchett: Unoriginal_Username: Unoriginal_Username: /not of a fan of CC. I remember the commercials saying it was in 151 countries or some such. Probably because most folks I knew never drank the stuff.

/folks in Canada that is
//statement makes a bit more sense..
///need a drink to confirm

Have you tried any aside from the generic CC. The 12 year old is nice. If you want a really good Canadian Whisky try 40 Creek, and in particular the Reserves like the Port Wood, etc. In my opinion they're the best Canadian Whiskies.


I haven't, but I will be looking for it. Thanks.
 
2012-12-23 12:45:20 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: FTA "I have to look at myself in the mirror in the morning," he said. "I might not like what I see, but at least I know I'm honest."

I feel the same way, which is probably why I wouldn't make it as a CEO or anything like that.

/Also why I couldn't cut it in car sales.


Just because you are honest doesn't mean you can't make it as a CEO, I had a medium to large size company who had to let people go and he spoke to everyone he had to cut individually, not some faceless HR asshole. Some cut were considered dead weight, others were cut for redundancy, and others were just too expensive right then. I was one who was too expensive and he was honest by telling me that they can hire an outside IT company to do what I am doing now but he wanted to keep me on as a part time contractor as long as I wanted at basically my salary just no benefits. When I got another job offer he wrote me a glowing review telling them they would be foolish not to hire someone as loyal as I was. He called me a year or so ago to check on me and to get me to check on what his IT company is screwing him on. He also told me he's about to merge in the next few years with another company and wanted me to come back. That type of owner I would have no problem trusting, he problem is that I work with a company who is pretty much the same, they reward those who do well.

Not all CEOs are assholes, it just takes honesty and the ability to look people in the face when you know what you say will crush them.
 
2012-12-23 12:56:26 PM  

steamingpile: Unoriginal_Username: FTA "I have to look at myself in the mirror in the morning," he said. "I might not like what I see, but at least I know I'm honest."

I feel the same way, which is probably why I wouldn't make it as a CEO or anything like that.

/Also why I couldn't cut it in car sales.

Just because you are honest doesn't mean you can't make it as a CEO, I had a medium to large size company who had to let people go and he spoke to everyone he had to cut individually, not some faceless HR asshole. Some cut were considered dead weight, others were cut for redundancy, and others were just too expensive right then. I was one who was too expensive and he was honest by telling me that they can hire an outside IT company to do what I am doing now but he wanted to keep me on as a part time contractor as long as I wanted at basically my salary just no benefits. When I got another job offer he wrote me a glowing review telling them they would be foolish not to hire someone as loyal as I was. He called me a year or so ago to check on me and to get me to check on what his IT company is screwing him on. He also told me he's about to merge in the next few years with another company and wanted me to come back. That type of owner I would have no problem trusting, he problem is that I work with a company who is pretty much the same, they reward those who do well.

Not all CEOs are assholes, it just takes honesty and the ability to look people in the face when you know what you say will crush them.


True, but there is a correlation between sociopathic tendencies and being a CEO of a large corporation. It's almost a requirement - duty of company management is to maximise profits, and that can often conflict with public interest.

I've had to lay people off once, and it was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. I was more upset than at my mother's funeral. A number of them still count me as a friend, so I guess I did an OK job, but it still felt fundamentally unfair that the company could no longer afford to pay people that were positive contributors.
 
2012-12-23 01:12:33 PM  
its spelt 'USQUEBAUGH' ye ignorant heathen!!
 
2012-12-23 01:46:40 PM  
FTFA: "My wife and I pulled a huge amount of our personal savings out of the banks and put them in the safe," he said. "Stuffed them in the safe and kind of forgot about it."

This guy deserves to lose his money. He's either lying about the $50,000 being "a huge amount" of their savings, or he's the most irresponsible person I've ever heard of.
 
2012-12-23 01:49:06 PM  
So a country can trademark (or whatever) the peculiar spelling of word, and yet people get all in a snit because apple got a patent on rounded corners?
 
2012-12-23 04:03:59 PM  
So what's next, all German beer has to be spelled "Bier" even in English? And Dutch beers have to stop calling it that, even in Dutch, because Germany considers their "Bier" to be special?

/enjoys Scotch, however the word that comes after that is spelled.
 
2012-12-23 04:14:41 PM  

Quaker: FTFA: "My wife and I pulled a huge amount of our personal savings out of the banks and put them in the safe," he said. "Stuffed them in the safe and kind of forgot about it."

This guy deserves to lose his money. He's either lying about the $50,000 being "a huge amount" of their savings, or he's the most irresponsible person I've ever heard of.


Not going to dispute it's a stupid move, but the article seemed to indicate that a lot more cash was stored in the safe. The cash he left was hidden in a "secret compartment" within the safe. They took the rest, but left the fifty grand.

/Still, how do you not at least account for all the money in your safe when it is your life savings?
//At least for the farking insurance claim if the safe is stolen
 
2012-12-23 04:24:03 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Some people are honest out of pride, others out of fear. I wonder if there's a third motivation.


Friend of a friend found 20 grand in a bad on the street, with a brass frog inside. He turned it in, I think because of the misery whoever lost it. The twist was the old lady that lost it was more concerned about the frog.
 
2012-12-23 04:27:31 PM  
I was given a farking 30 year aged bottle of laphroaig in lieu of a year end bonus.

I do not drink.
Moreover, my employer knows I don't drink.

I would rather have had a $10 walmart gift card for all a $1000 bottle of scotch is worth to me.

Assholes.
 
2012-12-23 05:21:22 PM  
Sometimes?


/no one said that yet?
//came for it, disappointed
///DNRTFA
 
2012-12-23 05:54:20 PM  

Sultan Of Herf: I drank almost a half bottle of The Glenlivet 12 year last night...after watching the wifes mother tell her she doesnt care that shes her daughter, all she is to her mom is a source of money.


You should have drank the whole bottle, then hit the selfish c00nt over the head with the empty bottle.
 
2012-12-23 06:31:52 PM  

likefunbutnot: I was given a farking 30 year aged bottle of laphroaig in lieu of a year end bonus.

I do not drink.
Moreover, my employer knows I don't drink.

I would rather have had a $10 walmart gift card for all a $1000 bottle of scotch is worth to me.

Assholes.


Seriously? Sell that puppy at a discount to someone who would appreciate a 30year Laphroaig...
/FoL. Got a plot and everything. Haven't visited it... yet.
 
2012-12-23 06:44:18 PM  

FormlessOne: likefunbutnot: I was given a farking 30 year aged bottle of laphroaig in lieu of a year end bonus.

I do not drink.
Moreover, my employer knows I don't drink.

I would rather have had a $10 walmart gift card for all a $1000 bottle of scotch is worth to me.

Assholes.

Seriously? Sell that puppy at a discount to someone who would appreciate a 30year Laphroaig...
/FoL. Got a plot and everything. Haven't visited it... yet.


Sell it to whom?
 
2012-12-23 07:07:08 PM  
Hey guise. Did anyone mention that OP spelled "whisky" wrong?
 
2012-12-23 07:15:35 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: FormlessOne: wotthefark: Unoriginal_Username: FTA "I have to look at myself in the mirror in the morning," he said. "I might not like what I see, but at least I know I'm honest."

I feel the same way, which is probably why I wouldn't make it as a CEO or anything like that.

/Also why I couldn't cut it in car sales.

Look back in the mirror and see an honest piece of shiat or just see a piece of shot, hmmmm choices, choices.

Of course, when you are as handsome, suave and debonair as myself money and honesty really doesn't factor into it. One of the basic ideas of economics is scarcity. And I am just one of those scarce beings with good looks and talent. No money though so $50000 would complete the circle.

The cash would be "tax free" as well.

Until, of course, the IRS found out. And, well, your good looks, talent, and obvious charm would be huge assets in PMITA prison, what with the felony charges for grand theft, tax evasion, and all. Heck, you'd be everyone's favorite.

Some people are honest out of pride, others out of fear.  I wonder if there's a third motivation.


Empathy. If you can put yourself in the shoes of the person who lost the money and imagine how they feel about it then you would probably not want to put them through it.
 
2012-12-23 08:32:48 PM  
What is a good scotch to start out on? I have gotten a taste for cigars and am looking for a libation to go with it. J&B doesn't feel like a good start
 
2012-12-23 09:48:02 PM  

likefunbutnot: FormlessOne: likefunbutnot: I was given a farking 30 year aged bottle of laphroaig in lieu of a year end bonus.

I do not drink.
Moreover, my employer knows I don't drink.

I would rather have had a $10 walmart gift card for all a $1000 bottle of scotch is worth to me.

Assholes.

Seriously? Sell that puppy at a discount to someone who would appreciate a 30year Laphroaig...
/FoL. Got a plot and everything. Haven't visited it... yet.

Sell it to whom?


I'll give you TWO $10 WalMart gift cards for it!
This could turn into a FarkAuction. Does Drew take a cut of the proceeds?
 
2012-12-24 12:10:57 AM  
<b>likefunbutnot</b>
You have email.
 
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