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(Daily Mail)   If you are in Indonesia don't drink the water. Or the gin   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 75
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DAR [TotalFark]
2013-05-17 03:57:31 PM  
DAR's travel advice rule # 314:

Only drink bottled beer in liberty ports overseas.   No local tap water or ice cubes !!!!

/fall back plan is canned soda's.........
 
2013-05-17 04:28:37 PM  
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Wow, she really bucked the odds of being British pretty.
 
2013-05-17 04:36:09 PM  
A winner is you!
Seriously, she couldn't tell by the smell or taste that it was not legit booze? Also: Indonesia. Don't go there. It's a hole.
 
2013-05-17 04:53:41 PM  
Hmm...colorless liquid in a hand labelled bottle...which doesn't smell even remotely like gin.

Seems legit.


/Darwin at play here, folks
 
2013-05-17 04:57:29 PM  
Must've used a bottle of Gordon's.
 
2013-05-17 07:16:41 PM  

paulseta: A winner is you!
Seriously, she couldn't tell by the smell or taste that it was not legit booze? Also: Indonesia. Don't go there. It's a hole.


SE Asia is my favorite area for travel by far.  Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore. Indonesia is a filthy, backwards hive of scum and villainy, at least until you reach Bali & Lombok.
 
2013-05-17 07:17:25 PM  

paulseta: A winner is you!
Seriously, she couldn't tell by the smell or taste that it was not legit booze? Also: Indonesia. Don't go there. It's a hole.


Hey they're improving stuff slowly! They got highways now instead of snaking through 5 hours of mountain roads.

Just don't drink the water. Mexican water is a pleasant case of food poisoning compared to the diarrhea-fest Indonesian water is.
 
2013-05-17 07:18:11 PM  
If you are in Indonesia, don't be
 
2013-05-17 07:18:14 PM  

TsarTom: Must've used a bottle of Gordon's.


Heathen!

/just had a Gordons G&T a few hours ago
//seriously, don't drink in a 3rd world Muslim country
///not even in the Hyatt hotel bar
 
2013-05-17 07:18:24 PM  
I had to go to India on business once, I only ate rice and drank Coca-Cola the entire time.
 
2013-05-17 07:19:39 PM  
It's weird, too, because in high school, she wasn't the one voted most likely to be poisoned in Sumatra while visiting an Orangutan Sanctuary.
 
2013-05-17 07:19:51 PM  
You drink the Arak Madu.

You drink ALL OF IT BECAUSE IT IS THE BEVERAGE OF HAPPY!
 
2013-05-17 07:29:44 PM  
Know what you are drinking no matter what the bottle says
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This is a "gas station" in Bali, that is not vodka
 
2013-05-17 07:30:21 PM  
Dammit! The world needs drunk Essex girls.
 
2013-05-17 07:31:56 PM  
Do they not want repeat tourist business in Indonesia, or is poisoning non-locals their idea of fun?
 
2013-05-17 07:32:34 PM  
If you do end up drinking methanol, ironically your best bet is to wash it down with real alcohol, as that will metabolize first in your liver.
 
2013-05-17 07:32:51 PM  
Drinking liquor in a muslim country is a terrible idea.  The chavvy couple got darwinnated.  Like was said earlier-- stick with bottle beer and coca-cola type products.

/and gin is nasty, how the hell could they tell if it was laced with garbage?  Bad distillation is the whole reason they put the juniper and whatnot in gin in the first place.  Nasty nasty crap.
 
2013-05-17 07:37:33 PM  
If you are in Indonesia, don't drink the water. Or the gin leave

FTFS
 
2013-05-17 07:39:27 PM  
I once had a gin and tonic that was laced with quinine. Serves me right for drinking in a random 3rd world hell hole, I will never be going back to that Applebee's.
 
2013-05-17 07:39:27 PM  
"White Champa" lao-lao. A rice vodka that costs about 90c US per liter anywhere in SE asia. smooth, vanilla-y, mixes well with Coke.

Not that I would know.
 
2013-05-17 07:40:20 PM  

paulseta: Seriously, she couldn't tell by the smell or taste that it was not legit booze?

gopher321: Hmm...colorless liquid in a hand labelled bottle...which doesn't smell even remotely like gin.

Seems legit.


Yeah, I'm voting for "dumbest person ever".
 
2013-05-17 07:41:11 PM  

DAR: DAR's travel advice rule # 314:

Only drink bottled beer in liberty ports overseas.   No local tap water or ice cubes !!!!

/fall back plan is canned soda's.........


paulseta: A winner is you!
Seriously, she couldn't tell by the smell or taste that it was not legit booze? Also: Indonesia. Don't go there. It's a hole.


God-is-a-Taco: If you are in Indonesia, don't be


Tom_Slick: I had to go to India on business once, I only ate rice and drank Coca-Cola the entire time.


BigSnatch: If you are in Indonesia, don't drink the water. Or the gin leave

FTFS



Pussies,

Do you need the world bubble wrapped for you?
 
2013-05-17 07:43:06 PM  

Bonzo_1116: Drinking liquor in a muslim country is a terrible idea.  The chavvy couple got darwinnated.  Like was said earlier-- stick with bottle beer and coca-cola type products.

/and gin is nasty, how the hell could they tell if it was laced with garbage?  Bad distillation is the whole reason they put the juniper and whatnot in gin in the first place.  Nasty nasty crap.


You sound like a teetotaller. Gin is flavored with herbals because otherwise, it's vodka, and really, really boring.

I would really be enjoying the flowering of American craft gin these days, except I really don't like the flavor of most American craft gins. They seem to go out of their way to NOT taste like London dry gin, and instead throw in a bunch of licorice and other flavors I don't like.
 
2013-05-17 07:45:23 PM  
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TOLD YOU SO.
 
2013-05-17 07:47:07 PM  

Kanemano: DAR: DAR's travel advice rule # 314:

Only drink bottled beer in liberty ports overseas.   No local tap water or ice cubes !!!!

/fall back plan is canned soda's.........

paulseta: A winner is you!
Seriously, she couldn't tell by the smell or taste that it was not legit booze? Also: Indonesia. Don't go there. It's a hole.

God-is-a-Taco: If you are in Indonesia, don't be

Tom_Slick: I had to go to India on business once, I only ate rice and drank Coca-Cola the entire time.

BigSnatch: If you are in Indonesia, don't drink the water. Or the gin leave

FTFS


Pussies,

Do you need the world bubble wrapped for you?


This. I've eaten street food in Dubai, Bahrain, 1981 Spain (Spain was a Third World country under and immediately after Franco) and Iraq. Never had the slightest qualm. You have to give your immune system something to do, or it gets flabby, or worse and decides to attack you.
 
2013-05-17 07:53:24 PM  

gopher321: Hmm...colorless liquid in a hand labelled bottle...which doesn't smell even remotely like gin.

Seems legit.

/Darwin at play here, folks


Seems like the seal being broken would have been a tipoff.
 
2013-05-17 07:56:57 PM  

BigLuca: I once had a gin and tonic that was laced with quinine. Serves me right for drinking in a random 3rd world hell hole, I will never be going back to that Applebee's.


The same thing happened to me. I want the full immersive experience, and that includes malaria, damn it!
 
2013-05-17 07:58:11 PM  
And for the love of God don't drink the Gin & Tonic.

That blue glow has nothing whatsoever to do with Sapphire Gin. It seems to be something radioactive.

Possibly they are importing the tonic water from China or Fukashima, Japan. They call it Fukashima because it is totally Fooked.

Fook Yu? Fook Mi, as Austin Powers was want to say.
 
2013-05-17 07:58:34 PM  
mbillips

Kanemano: DAR: DAR's travel advice rule # 314:

Only drink bottled beer in liberty ports overseas. No local tap water or ice cubes !!!!

/fall back plan is canned soda's.........

paulseta: A winner is you!
Seriously, she couldn't tell by the smell or taste that it was not legit booze? Also: Indonesia. Don't go there. It's a hole.

God-is-a-Taco: If you are in Indonesia, don't be

Tom_Slick: I had to go to India on business once, I only ate rice and drank Coca-Cola the entire time.

BigSnatch: If you are in Indonesia, don't drink the water. Or the gin leave

FTFS


Pussies,

Do you need the world bubble wrapped for you?

This. I've eaten street food in Dubai, Bahrain, 1981 Spain (Spain was a Third World country under and immediately after Franco) and Iraq. Never had the slightest qualm. You have to give your immune system something to do, or it gets flabby, or worse and decides to attack you.


Welllllll..... That needs be conditioned a bit. I have done very well so far as childhood diseases, but managed to shiat / puke my guts out in Saigon and Palenque. You were lucky. Sooner or later something is going to grab your guts and give it a good twist, and you'll find out what it's like to give a $20 tip to the girl who cleans your bed :|.
 
2013-05-17 08:00:36 PM  
It's common in poor countries to re-use empty bottles and fill it with something else. Hell, have you ever drank soda out of a plastic bag?

faculty.knox.edu
 
ezs
2013-05-17 08:01:31 PM  
Mmm. Cheap local gin. One step away from methanol anyway.

/drink the beer
//make sure it's bottled
///bottled beer thread?
 
2013-05-17 08:02:34 PM  

mbillips: 1981 Spain (Spain was a Third World country under and immediately after Franco)


In some ways it still felt like a third world country when I went there in 2003. I doubt it is doing any better after being hit by a recession.
 
ezs
2013-05-17 08:03:17 PM  
This. I've eaten street food in Dubai, Bahrain, 1981 Spain (Spain was a Third World country under and immediately after Franco) and Iraq. Never had the slightest qualm. You have to give your immune system something to do, or it gets flabby, or worse and decides to attack you.

This.

Ate street food all over without problems. "Pizza" in a hotel in India gave me rusty water for two weeks.
 
2013-05-17 08:03:20 PM  

BigLuca: I once had a gin and tonic that was laced with quinine. Serves me right for drinking in a random 3rd world hell hole, I will never be going back to that Applebee's.


www.whoateallthepies.tv
 
2013-05-17 08:03:20 PM  

GreenSun: It's common in poor countries to re-use empty bottles and fill it with something else. Hell, have you ever drank soda out of a plastic bag?


I'd drink her soda out of a plastic bag.
 
2013-05-17 08:03:47 PM  
And so all my efforts bathing in Hendricson's were for naught?!
 
2013-05-17 08:07:58 PM  
This headline would show up right as I make a gin rickey

/least I'm not in Indonesia
 
2013-05-17 08:10:08 PM  
Obama went to school in Indonesia.

Worth asking: Did Obama bottle methanol?
 
2013-05-17 08:14:33 PM  

bdub77: Obama went to school in Indonesia.

Worth asking: Did Obama bottle methanol?


Plus, the Arabs invented distillation. If Obama distilled methanol, doesn't that prove Obama is an Arab? I'm just asking questions.
 
2013-05-17 08:16:28 PM  
Do the writers of the Daily Fail all moonlight as urban legend retellers in their spare time?


Beauty therapist British backpacker, 23, dies in Indonesia after she drank poisoned alcohol she thought was GIN


All it needs is a trio of breathless teenage girls around a campfire and some properly ominous music, sheesh...
 
2013-05-17 08:18:49 PM  

mbillips: Bonzo_1116: Drinking liquor in a muslim country is a terrible idea.  The chavvy couple got darwinnated.  Like was said earlier-- stick with bottle beer and coca-cola type products.

/and gin is nasty, how the hell could they tell if it was laced with garbage?  Bad distillation is the whole reason they put the juniper and whatnot in gin in the first place.  Nasty nasty crap.

You sound like a teetotaller. Gin is flavored with herbals because otherwise, it's vodka, and really, really boring.

I would really be enjoying the flowering of American craft gin these days, except I really don't like the flavor of most American craft gins. They seem to go out of their way to NOT taste like London dry gin, and instead throw in a bunch of licorice and other flavors I don't like.


Good gin makes a fine drink. Bad gin makes a fine martini. A very dirty martini.

That's all you need to know.

/Oh, that, and if I order a martini and you ask, "with vodka?" -- I will punch you in the larynx.
 
2013-05-17 08:21:13 PM  
Kanemano:
Pussies,

Do you need the world bubble wrapped for you?


Hey, if you want to party in a Muslim country in the part the world where God tests his latest diseases you can be my guest

I'll be a pussy and stay here with Western civilization.
 
2013-05-17 08:23:09 PM  

fusillade762: gopher321: Hmm...colorless liquid in a hand labelled bottle...which doesn't smell even remotely like gin.

Seems legit.

/Darwin at play here, folks

Seems like the seal being broken would have been a tipoff.


The article mentions that it was a brand-name bottle, not hand-labelled.  There's also no indicator if it was pure methanol or just gin cut with methanol.  Methanol does not have a particularly unusual odor compared to ethanol, so it's believable that they could have drunk it and just thought it was crappy gin.  The funny odor it has stateside and in most other first-world countries is something that has to be added as mandated by law, specifically to stop this kind of crap from going down.

Someone needs to make some kind of cheap test strip for methanol.  It would sell well.
 
2013-05-17 08:24:50 PM  

yukichigai: fusillade762: gopher321: Hmm...colorless liquid in a hand labelled bottle...which doesn't smell even remotely like gin.

Seems legit.

/Darwin at play here, folks

Seems like the seal being broken would have been a tipoff.

The article mentions that it was a brand-name bottle, not hand-labelled.  There's also no indicator if it was pure methanol or just gin cut with methanol.  Methanol does not have a particularly unusual odor compared to ethanol, so it's believable that they could have drunk it and just thought it was crappy gin.  The funny odor it has stateside and in most other first-world countries is something that has to be added as mandated by law, specifically to stop this kind of crap from going down.

Someone needs to make some kind of cheap test strip for methanol.  It would sell well.


Also you are assuming this is a country that has tamper seals.  Hell, quite a few types of alcohol have no obvious tamper seal, and if its a plastic tamper seal you can either gently ease it off the bottle or just melt it back together with a lighter.
 
2013-05-17 08:28:22 PM  

mbillips: Bonzo_1116: Drinking liquor in a muslim country is a terrible idea.  The chavvy couple got darwinnated.  Like was said earlier-- stick with bottle beer and coca-cola type products.

/and gin is nasty, how the hell could they tell if it was laced with garbage?  Bad distillation is the whole reason they put the juniper and whatnot in gin in the first place.  Nasty nasty crap.

You sound like a teetotaller. Gin is flavored with herbals because otherwise, it's vodka, and really, really boring.

I would really be enjoying the flowering of American craft gin these days, except I really don't like the flavor of most American craft gins. They seem to go out of their way to NOT taste like London dry gin, and instead throw in a bunch of licorice and other flavors I don't like.


I've made my own gin from stolen USP grade ethanol, thanks.  (Real vanilla beans and bitter orange peel lend a super tasty mellowing to the juniper berries, seriously.  Folks couldn't get enough of those gin'n'tonics.)


The history of this storied beverage is rank with adulteration, and penny-pinching distillers.  It's rotgut swill to match the foulest of appetites. that's the whole reason why I made some at home.
 
2013-05-17 08:30:17 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Kanemano:
Pussies,

Do you need the world bubble wrapped for you?

Hey, if you want to party in a Muslim country in the part the world where God tests his latest diseases you can be my guest

I'll be a pussy and stay here with Western civilization.


lh6.googleusercontent.com  lh5.googleusercontent.com

But that's where God put the waves and it's filled with awe inspiring beauty..
 
2013-05-17 08:31:36 PM  

GreenSun: It's common in poor countries to re-use empty bottles and fill it with something else. Hell, have you ever drank soda out of a plastic bag?

[faculty.knox.edu image 360x480]


The strawberry Fanta in Belize was yummy, but it was boiling hot out that day.
/iron belly
 
2013-05-17 08:35:43 PM  
Kanemano:
But that's where God put the waves and it's filled with awe inspiring beauty..

I can't argue about natural beauty, SE Asia has some stunningly beautiful scenery. I'd love to see the jungles in Thailand- it's like out of a storybook.

It's the people that make an area suck. So it has always been. So it shall always be.
Well, I guess that's not always true. There's some pretty bad diseases and viruses you can get in various jungles.
 
2013-05-17 08:37:16 PM  

Kanemano: God-is-a-Taco: Kanemano:
Pussies,

Do you need the world bubble wrapped for you?

Hey, if you want to party in a Muslim country in the part the world where God tests his latest diseases you can be my guest

I'll be a pussy and stay here with Western civilization.

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 324x216]  [lh5.googleusercontent.com image 322x214]

But that's where God put the waves and it's filled with awe inspiring beauty..


I'd rather gaze upon the parking lagoon outside Walmart, and not be bleeding from the eyes from some exotic virus that discovered the "liquify" setting.
 
2013-05-17 08:44:06 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Kanemano:
But that's where God put the waves and it's filled with awe inspiring beauty..

I can't argue about natural beauty, SE Asia has some stunningly beautiful scenery. I'd love to see the jungles in Thailand- it's like out of a storybook.

It's the people that make an area suck. So it has always been. So it shall always be.
Well, I guess that's not always true. There's some pretty bad diseases and viruses you can get in various jungles.


Bumblefark:

I'd rather gaze upon the parking lagoon outside Walmart, and not be bleeding from the eyes from some exotic virus that discovered the "liquify" setting.

So your answers are bubble wrap got it . and by the way Indonesians for the most part are very kind genuine and friendly people, more so than Americans

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