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2013-10-07 03:47:53 PM
I applaud the inventor's ingenuity and I hope they make a mint, but that thing looks WAY too problematic to me. Might as well rent a bartender.
 
2013-10-07 04:13:32 PM
"is able to learn your moods, needs and preferences to make sure it always serves you the right drink, at the right time, no matter how discerning your tastes."

I see you are conscious, NaughtyRev. Have another scotch.
 
2013-10-07 04:27:59 PM
Stop trying to replace people with machines, you goddamn bastards. We like bartenders because they're awesome and  not machines.
 
2013-10-07 04:36:07 PM
All I'm saying if this devolves into a bartender vs. cocktail machine John Henry type situation I want to judge it.
 
2013-10-07 04:51:02 PM

naughtyrev: "is able to learn your moods, needs and preferences to make sure it always serves you the right drink, at the right time, no matter how discerning your tastes."



"I'm sorry Rev.K, there is no more Jack Daniels left"

"Well you f*ckin' make some more!"

"I'm afraid I can't do that, Rev.K".

"Don't ever say that again".
 
2013-10-07 05:03:32 PM
Um, excuse me? The trend is to call anything at all "3D printing". This is a drink 3D printer. The revolution is here.
 
2013-10-07 05:04:25 PM
up-ship.com
 
2013-10-07 05:05:09 PM
t.qkme.me
 
2013-10-07 05:05:49 PM
Chose 4, including mixers

Bourbon
Gin
Tonic
Vodka

. . .I assume it has a water hook-up for ice.
 
2013-10-07 05:05:58 PM
Can it survive an ass kicking after it decides to cut you off? where is that thing's ass anyways?
 
2013-10-07 05:06:25 PM
TYPO
 
2013-10-07 05:06:27 PM
Let me rephrase that

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-07 05:06:44 PM
Sounds like something an EE dropout came up with for a senior project. I see a bankrupcy coming soon.
 
2013-10-07 05:08:41 PM
It will also snitch you out to law enforcement and your soon to be ex's divorce attorney. Or anyone else at any time. True enough its just booze, but that's one thing I do not want attached to my identity.
 
2013-10-07 05:09:10 PM
How hard is it to make a drink?  Come up with something that makes my bed and cleans my toilet and I'll be impressed.
 
2013-10-07 05:12:59 PM
Users can increase or reduce the strength of any desired drink or even ask for a non-alcoholic version.

I'm sure the owner can too.  It won't be long before this thing is a synonym for weak drink.
 
2013-10-07 05:13:39 PM
charlesandhudson.com
Because this is too complicated.
 
2013-10-07 05:14:07 PM
Mine's gonna need the optional Bombay Sapphire Fire Hose Attachment
 
2013-10-07 05:14:56 PM
But like a good friend, it monitors how much you're drinking (via the accompanying app). The Monsieur can estimate your blood alcohol level and even help you get a cab.


Eh, no.
 
2013-10-07 05:15:19 PM
Like all good barmen, it will know when to stop serving its obliterated clientele.

Do not want.
 
2013-10-07 05:17:42 PM
Hell, I want one for the office.
We just spent 20K on some software we will never use.
This device on the other hand.......
 
2013-10-07 05:17:58 PM
Can I sexually harass it? No? Then fark off.
 
2013-10-07 05:18:43 PM
i.imgur.com
H-A-R-V-E-Y M-U-double D!
 
2013-10-07 05:19:11 PM

sandi_fish: How hard is it to make a drink?  Come up with something that makes my bed and cleans my toilet and I'll be impressed.


www.bartendingandcasinoacademy.com
Comes with a price that may or may not be worth it.
 
2013-10-07 05:25:13 PM
They need to spend more money on marketing.

Watched the video. Zero camera presence for these guys. Absolutely terrible.

They appear to have gotten their hands a little too dirty in the UI as well. This isn't going to sell to the kind of clientele who consider a strong drink "BOSS Status".

Needs more professional approach. Good engineering, though. Probably why it's a success at the enterprise commercial level. Lots of work to be done to make it a consumer product, though.
 
2013-10-07 05:26:04 PM
Staring at it will not make me want to rub one out.  This on the other hand...

hottestbartenderintown.com
 
2013-10-07 05:27:39 PM
www.imgimg.com
This was my first thought of a Keurig of booze
 
2013-10-07 05:28:01 PM
www.rawlaraw.com

This has now turned into a hot bartender thread
 
2013-10-07 05:29:01 PM
amazingdata.com
 
2013-10-07 05:30:23 PM

blatz514: Staring at it will not make me want to rub one out.  This on the other hand...

[hottestbartenderintown.com image 400x346]


More often than not, the hotter the bartender, the worse s/he is (yes, this also is true for beef cake). Not tipping the glass when drafting Guinness, and my favorite, not knowing what's in a White Russian. Seriously. God help you if you order an Old Fashioned.
 
2013-10-07 05:30:56 PM
TFH: "The Keurig of Booze Has Arrived: A Personal, Robotic Bartender Named 'Monsieur'"

Not iZac?

comedycentral.mtvnimages.com
 
2013-10-07 05:31:38 PM
Bar Monkeys were around in 06'. http://hackedgadgets.com/2006/05/19/ba r-monkey/
 
2013-10-07 05:32:10 PM
I wonder if I could request "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot."

Can't believe no one else mentioned the resemblance.

/Want one just for the geek factor.
//I like my whiskey diluted ... with vodak
///inebriated slashie trio
 
2013-10-07 05:32:56 PM
This thread needs some balance.
cdn-usa.gagbay.com
 
2013-10-07 05:34:46 PM
Back in 200, my co-workers and I used to bowl at a bar in Torrance, CA that was operated by a machine like this.

It was good for the bar owner, since all shots we're monitored. But the drinks sucked.
 
2013-10-07 05:35:54 PM
I'm listening to Asimovs 'Pebble in the Sky', his first novel right now, and they have this exact thing in it. Of course, it's 10,000 years in the future...
 
2013-10-07 05:37:37 PM
There's premixed on the shelf, though crappy. I've seen variations of these on games shows from the '70s, though the size of console TVs them. Me, I prefer shots rather than frou-frou drinks. Just need to perfect umbrella installation.
 
2013-10-07 05:41:50 PM

Wenchmaster: I wonder if I could request "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot."

Can't believe no one else mentioned the resemblance.

/Want one just for the geek factor.
//I like my whiskey diluted ... with vodak
///inebriated slashie trio


It almost, but not quite, entirely doesn't resemble the computer on  Heart of Gold?
 
2013-10-07 05:44:22 PM

naughtyrev: I see you are conscious, NaughtyRev. Have another scotch.


When the 'Drink' button is pressed it makes an instant but highly detailed examination of the subject's taste buds, a spectroscopic analysis of the subject's metabolism, and then sends tiny experimental signals down the neural pathways to the taste centres of the subject's brain to see what is likely to be well received. However, no-one knows quite why it does this because it then invariably delivers a cupful of liquid that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea booze.
 
2013-10-07 05:49:25 PM
techcitement.com

You want some more?
 
2013-10-07 05:49:44 PM

Trocadero: blatz514: Staring at it will not make me want to rub one out.  This on the other hand...

[hottestbartenderintown.com image 400x346]

More often than not, the hotter the bartender, the worse s/he is (yes, this also is true for beef cake). Not tipping the glass when drafting Guinness, and my favorite, not knowing what's in a White Russian. Seriously. God help you if you order an Old Fashioned.


The truth, you speak it. They are there for eye candy only.
 
2013-10-07 05:50:15 PM
Damn you whistleridge!
 
2013-10-07 06:04:43 PM
For people too lazy to figure out how to make a vodka tonic.
 
2013-10-07 06:05:59 PM
imageshack.us
 
2013-10-07 06:09:52 PM

69gnarkill69: sandi_fish: How hard is it to make a drink?  Come up with something that makes my bed and cleans my toilet and I'll be impressed.

[www.bartendingandcasinoacademy.com image 850x637]
Comes with a price that may or may not be worth it.


I guess I'd be broke quick, but damn. Double-damn.
 
2013-10-07 06:10:47 PM

RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 850x204]
H-A-R-V-E-Y M-U-double D!


Sorry,

But I saw a full size unit and a briefcase unit at a home show in 1979.
 
2013-10-07 06:12:28 PM
It pours the whiskey in the glass, it does this whenever it's told.
 
2013-10-07 06:21:39 PM

Wenchmaster: I wonder if I could request "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot."

Can't believe no one else mentioned the resemblance.



It'd probably give you something that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.
 
2013-10-07 06:21:53 PM
Does it take a measurement of your female guests' breast size and/or hotness level and make the drinks proportionately stronger?  If not, then I have no use for it.
 
2013-10-07 06:39:11 PM
xsarien: TFH: "The Keurig of Booze Has Arrived: A Personal, Robotic Bartender Named 'Monsieur'"

Not iZac?

[comedycentral.mtvnimages.com image 480x360]


Shakes tiny fist
 
2013-10-07 06:40:45 PM
If I am coming home to drink I should already know what I want and how I want it poured.
 
2013-10-07 06:40:57 PM

Fubegra: Wenchmaster: I wonder if I could request "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot."

Can't believe no one else mentioned the resemblance.


It'd probably give you something that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.


That means they nailed Earl Grey perfectly.
 
2013-10-07 06:46:18 PM

ArkAngel: [techcitement.com image 600x300]

You want some more?


Thank you, was afraid I'd have to post that.
 
2013-10-07 07:18:23 PM
i.imgur.com

For the DIY set, there's the Mr Distiller (right); it's make for distilling water but can be modified to a lower temp for alcohol.
 
2013-10-07 07:30:46 PM

69gnarkill69: [charlesandhudson.com image 580x435]
Because this is too complicated.


Always nice to see a top shelf rail.

You know, just because you can doesn't mean you should.  Just my take on it.
BTW how nasty will it get before anyone will clean it?  Ugh . . .
 
2013-10-07 07:43:08 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-07 07:45:19 PM
As a novelty, I like the concept.

As an actual product I'd use, not so much.
 
2013-10-07 07:54:36 PM

Trocadero: God help you if you order an Old Fashioned.


l7world.com

And old fashioned, you say?
 
2013-10-07 08:01:20 PM
Whoever said you have to fill a Keurig with water?
 
2013-10-07 08:06:25 PM

jake_lex: Whoever said you have to fill a Keurig with water?


Darwin
 
2013-10-07 08:24:46 PM
Bourbon. Straight up. (These days it's a couple of fingers in a 6 oz juice glass.) With a water back, ice in the summer. It's so simple I can do it myself. And it costs no more than the materials themselves, plus a calorie or two in the assembling.

Mind you a good mug of coffee or tea takes a little more thought & effort. Lately I've given up and settle for store-brand French roast in the big cans.

That whiskey is more important to me than coffee is not something someone who hasn't heard from me in 20 years would expect: they'd be expecting me to be roasting my own beans in the oven and grinding them with a mortar & pestle. And wolfing down half a sheet of blotter (or the equivalent) a month, perhaps with some smack to take the edge off. Indeed, one chick from middle school said she expected me to be dead of AIDS or some kind of OD decades ago.
But now I'm no longer an underweight thenthitive poet and artiste: I'm a fat belle-lettrist redneck.

Let's hear it for Kentucky! 13.5 years and counting, longer than I've lived continuously in any state since puberty. Summer of '12 I had a chance to be homeless in Hawaii but I couldn't leave my dog.

Bourbon. Lots of bourbon. Keep tracing them ancient-aged buffaloes, Mr Sazerac McAffee.
 
2013-10-07 08:26:01 PM

gopher321: I applaud the inventor's ingenuity and I hope they make a mint, but that thing looks WAY too problematic to me. Might as well rent a bartender.


Plus the right bartenders some with low cut tops and boobs. (and no not the fat man type)
 
2013-10-07 08:38:27 PM

jake_lex: Whoever said you have to fill a Keurig with water?


the keurig heats whatever is in its reservoir to 192 degrees F, 89c
ethanol boils at 173 F, 78c
the ethanol would boil out of the solution.
 
2013-10-07 08:51:08 PM
Mixed drinks are for frat boys and truckers; cocktails are for poseurs. Especially if you spend two or three hours' pay on a fifth and then add shiat to it to ruin any taste quality that separates it from Gilbey's or Old Crow. A little ice or water is okay sometimes, but sugary fizz or prepackaged mixers that are 1/5 guar gum? Who would do that to Tito's or Elijah Craig, let alone Pappy Van?
 
2013-10-07 08:51:46 PM
What if all I want is a bourbon on ice with a twist? Doesn't seem worth it.
 
2013-10-07 09:01:26 PM

Nick Nostril: What if all I want is a bourbon on ice with a twist? Doesn't seem worth it.


Ice? Twist? Heretic! Blasphemer! Unless you're drinking Old Crow, of course.

By the way, those Mr Distiller things might be great to further refine whatever cheap liquor is marked down at Rite Aid. Drip $10/gallon Old Crow through a charcoal water filter and then distill it one or two more times, winding up with something kinda like regular Bushmill's maybe. After a month or two it'd pay for itself.
 
2013-10-07 09:02:56 PM

Rincewind53: Stop trying to replace people with machines, you goddamn bastards. We like bartenders because they're awesome and  not machines.


fark bartenders. I'd rather push a button than fight 80 other dudes for the privilege of paying somebody $5 a minute to prepare drinks.

Although I guess it might be harder to score coke from a drink dispenser...
 
2013-10-07 09:03:49 PM

The One True TheDavid: Nick Nostril: What if all I want is a bourbon on ice with a twist? Doesn't seem worth it.

Ice? Twist? Heretic! Blasphemer! Unless you're drinking Old Crow, of course.

By the way, those Mr Distiller things might be great to further refine whatever cheap liquor is marked down at Rite Aid. Drip $10/gallon Old Crow through a charcoal water filter and then distill it one or two more times, winding up with something kinda like regular Bushmill's maybe. After a month or two it'd pay for itself.


Britta filters work pretty well. I poured come cheap vodak over it while watching a move, probably 30 times. -- super smooth no funny taste
 
2013-10-07 09:21:48 PM

whistleridge: It almost, but not quite, entirely doesn't resemble the computer on  Heart of Gold?


Fubegra: It'd probably give you something that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.



Damn! I should have made that connection myself. Excellent, work, both of you.
 
2013-10-07 09:23:54 PM

Anderson's Pooper: Does it take a measurement of your female guests' breast size and/or hotness level and make the drinks proportionately stronger?  If not, then I have no use for it.


That's probably an app, available for an additional fee.

/Your jib. I like the cut of it.
 
2013-10-07 09:31:21 PM
"I'm sorry, Mr Snarcoleptic, I do not know how to make a BEERMEDAMMIT"
 
2013-10-07 09:47:03 PM
Keurig machines make terrible coffee.
 
2013-10-07 09:47:14 PM
Just give me a kegerator and I'm good.

/solid idea, though
 
2013-10-07 09:58:42 PM

69gnarkill69: sandi_fish: How hard is it to make a drink?  Come up with something that makes my bed and cleans my toilet and I'll be impressed.

[www.bartendingandcasinoacademy.com image 850x637]
Comes with a price that may or may not be worth it.


OK, she doesn't have to make the bed or clean the toilet, if she brings me my bourbon, I'd say, I'm in the bonus round.
 
2013-10-07 11:10:56 PM
What the hell is the world coming to when alcoholics can't be bothered to learn how to make a drink?

/Whiskey soda, it's not that hard
 
2013-10-08 01:01:51 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: What the hell is the world coming to when alcoholics can't be bothered to learn how to make a drink?

/Whiskey soda, it's not that hard


Neither is buying Summer's Eve, but they're both for pussies.
 
2013-10-08 01:02:22 AM
The fantasy: "Robot barkeep, bring me a Ramos gin fizz, well shaken, easy on the orange flower water."

The reality: BIDIBIDIBIDI I AM ONE OF THOSE FANCY COKE MACHINES BUT I DISPENSE WELL RUM INSTEAD OF GRAPE FANTA SYRUP BIDIBIDIBIDI
 
2013-10-08 07:48:11 AM
While not contributing to the hot bar tender portion of the thread,
This is the first thing I thought of:
http://www.kegerator.com/krups-beertender-mini-kegerator-b100/B100.h tm l
 
2013-10-08 08:57:36 AM
what is a Keurig?
 
2013-10-08 10:01:04 AM

doubled99: what is a Keurig?


Coffee maker. They process ghastly instant powdered coffee in a manner sufficiently complex and expensive to convince Americans they're a premium item.
 
2013-10-08 12:12:54 PM
open beer, drink it, or pour in glass if you want. open bourbon, scotch or whiskey and pour in a glass. I don't think I will require a machine to do that for me.
 
2013-10-08 11:35:18 PM
jaylectricity: Trocadero: God help you if you order an Old Fashioned.

[l7world.com image 470x269]

And old fashioned, you say?


Now going to sleep mode
 
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