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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!

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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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