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2014-06-27 05:14:20 AM  
Last few things, and it's been a while, that I've drank that could be considered interesting:

www.wallywine.com

www.petershamliquormart.com.au

www.topwallpaperphoto.com


Jack's not particularly interesting, I know, but I made a kickass drink with that, some cranberry juice, a splash of grenadine, and some sprite. MMMMMMMMMMM!

And for the best vodka on Earth (at least that I've had):

img.fark.net

And of any of the wines or hard liquors, my all time fave and constant companion back in the day:

ei.isnooth.com
 
2014-06-27 05:19:37 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: There are warning labels on liquor in the USA.

You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

Minors, even under supervision, are prohibited from using liquor in the USA.

I can keep going. I can think of many many ways in which liquor is regulated in the USA with the purpose of minimizing the harm alcohol does to society. Similar measures with regards to guns are decried as draconian gun-grabbing anti-constitutional totalitarianism by the NRA crowd.


There are warning labels on the cases that you purchase a firearm in.

You can open carry alcohol in some areas of the country.  You've never been to Vegas?

A minor in their own home is able to consume alcohol with parental consent in 29 states.

You can keep giving bullshiat comparisons?  Please do.
 
2014-06-27 05:24:50 AM  

kling_klang_bed: Last few things, and it's been a while, that I've drank that could be considered interesting:

[www.wallywine.com image 400x400]

[www.petershamliquormart.com.au image 600x600]

[www.topwallpaperphoto.com image 850x566]


Jack's not particularly interesting, I know, but I made a kickass drink with that, some cranberry juice, a splash of grenadine, and some sprite. MMMMMMMMMMM!

And for the best vodka on Earth (at least that I've had):

[img.fark.net image 190x266]

And of any of the wines or hard liquors, my all time fave and constant companion back in the day:

[ei.isnooth.com image 308x887]


So, you had yeast piss, yeast piss, yeast piss, yeast piss, and yeast piss.
 
2014-06-27 05:26:05 AM  

taurusowner: Tunney: taurusowner: some_beer_drinker: getting drunk as a form of enjoyment is more important than you killing some farking animals, or burglars.

No. You don't. The odds of you getting a flat tire are pretty low. The odds of you having a fire in your house are even lower. But fire spare tires, jacks, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors are still great ideas no matter what the odds are. And don't try to deflect with the "yeah but those aren't designed to hurt people" trope. You brought up the odds of something bad happening as a reason not to own a tool. That point is hollow.

And the odds sure as shiat didn't manner to all the people who in fact do encounter home invasions. Even less to the ones who were assaulted, raped, or murdered.


What I suggest is that you continue to live in fear of being murdered by a burglar and I'll continue to get drunk. Let's see who has the better time.
 
2014-06-27 05:28:16 AM  
Once subby's not a re-re.

Oh. ... nevermind. Poor subby.
 
2014-06-27 05:45:08 AM  

Tunney: taurusowner: Tunney: taurusowner: some_beer_drinker: getting drunk as a form of enjoyment is more important than you killing some farking animals, or burglars.

No. You don't. The odds of you getting a flat tire are pretty low. The odds of you having a fire in your house are even lower. But fire spare tires, jacks, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors are still great ideas no matter what the odds are. And don't try to deflect with the "yeah but those aren't designed to hurt people" trope. You brought up the odds of something bad happening as a reason not to own a tool. That point is hollow.

And the odds sure as shiat didn't manner to all the people who in fact do encounter home invasions. Even less to the ones who were assaulted, raped, or murdered.

What I suggest is that you continue to live in fear of being murdered by a burglar and I'll continue to get drunk. Let's see who has the better time.


As someone who has been victim of a home invasion and now drinks regularly, drinking gets the prize there.  However, had I not been armed I would certainly have taken my last drink that night.
 
2014-06-27 05:46:54 AM  

taurusowner: some_beer_drinker: getting drunk as a form of enjoyment is more important than you killing some farking animals, or burglars.

Yes. Getting wasted is certainly more important than being able to keep yourself from being murdered. Farking idiot.


Umm.. I think he was being sardonic. :)
 
2014-06-27 05:55:56 AM  
That's why I hire security that have concealed booze permits.
Need a good guy with booze.
 
2014-06-27 05:56:56 AM  

AngryDragon: You can keep giving bullshiat comparisons?  Please do.


Can everybody play?

246.  I can choose not to drink.
247.  If I own a Starbucks, I can choose not to let people drink inside.
248.  I have never had a shot glass of vodka from three blocks away land in my back yard.
249.  I have never heard of anyone have a beer come flying into their living room and then decide to drink it.
250.  You can sometimes avoid drunk drivers just by taking the train.

I am not saying alcohol is fine.  It is a filthy addiction that has killed some of my friends and family.  Guns (to this point) have not.  But killing yourself with alcohol is largely a personal choice.  Having your child murdered by a stranger with an untreated mental illness is not.
 
2014-06-27 06:11:17 AM  

Low Budget Dave: AngryDragon: You can keep giving bullshiat comparisons?  Please do.

Can everybody play?

246.  I can choose not to drink.
247.  If I own a Starbucks, I can choose not to let people drink inside.
248.  I have never had a shot glass of vodka from three blocks away land in my back yard.
249.  I have never heard of anyone have a beer come flying into their living room and then decide to drink it.
250.  You can sometimes avoid drunk drivers just by taking the train.

I am not saying alcohol is fine.  It is a filthy addiction that has killed some of my friends and family.  Guns (to this point) have not.  But killing yourself with alcohol is largely a personal choice.  Having your child murdered by a stranger with an untreated mental illness is not.


I'm not advocating any position in this case.  I'm just saying that I hate absolutes, especially those not based on fact.  The fact is that you are far more likely to be killed in an accident than by a firearm.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-27 06:16:06 AM  
Good analogy! If only you gun nuts would "drink" yourselves to death rather than forcing your "liquor" into the brains of others.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-06-27 06:19:44 AM  
Why did Jesus turn water into wine instead of Winchesters?
 
2014-06-27 06:25:58 AM  

mjjt: But if we're debating cause and consequence, shouldn't we discourage beer and hard spirits, and encouraging marijuana? Fighting fluids vs Relaxing herbs


I feel we should not discourage.
 
2014-06-27 06:29:12 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Very few places have laws against carrying firearms in public.


By "very few places" do you mean every place except Vermont?
 
2014-06-27 06:51:58 AM  
Guns make me feel icky and since I don't like them then no one should have one
 
2014-06-27 06:54:30 AM  

TwistedIvory: Bill_Wick's_Friend: You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

Louisiana?


You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

/, boudreaux
 
2014-06-27 06:58:15 AM  
"High capacity pint glasses"?  Does that mean Imperial pints?
 
2014-06-27 07:31:49 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: "High capacity pint glasses"?  Does that mean Imperial pints?


God I hope so.  Enough with these ridiculous little shaker pints at restaurants.  Wait are we talking about instatingimperial pints or banning them?
 
2014-06-27 07:38:10 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: Many states don't prohibit "open container". Ever been to Mardi Gras?

Many states allow minors to drink under adult supervision. Even been to a Mass?


So you're saying states should be free to regulate guns as they please. That's excellent news.
 
2014-06-27 07:43:43 AM  

jso2897: Now, when you put alcohol and guns together, you've really got something.
[i18.photobucket.com image 300x187]


Guns that shoot alcohol.

www.collectorsquest.com

Pew pew!
 
2014-06-27 07:51:52 AM  
What kills me (and them, sadly) is that if people are drinking for the effect of being drunk, there are easier and safer ways to make that happen. And it makes me wonder if anxiolytics like benzodiazepam are out of reach for that very reason; they're harder to detect (breathalyzer isn't going to pick anything up) and less likely to fry your liver.

Oh, they cause problems. They're just as addictive as booze; just not as deadly.

Maybe that's why there's acetaminophen in prescribed pain relievers... To kill you (or flag you) if you abuse 'em.

Is that evil? Or a coincidence. Hard to tell.
 
2014-06-27 07:56:14 AM  

TwistedIvory: Bill_Wick's_Friend: You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

Louisiana?


Arizona and other Mormon controlled environs.
 
2014-06-27 08:07:00 AM  

naughtyrev: From my cold, dead drunkhands!



FTFY
 
2014-06-27 08:09:47 AM  

violentsalvation: TuteTibiImperes: A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.

Maybe if he quietly chains the doors shut and turns the fifth into a molotov.

I'm sick of farking gun threads.

This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?



You, sir, are a hero for pivoting this woe begotten thread.

Vodka. With a little fresh lime juice and San Pellegrino lemon soda. More refreshing than Sprite.
 
2014-06-27 08:13:44 AM  

Pokey.Clyde: TuteTibiImperes: Pokey.Clyde: TuteTibiImperes: Very few places have laws against carrying firearms in public.

Bullshiat. Whether a state allows open-carry and/or concealed-carry, there are plenty of rules and laws that determine who, what, when, where, why, and how one can or cannot carry a firearm in public.

/but keep farking that chicken, tute

Most places require that you take a short class and do a background check to get CCW permit.  It's not as if the regulations are tough.

Effectively anyone without a felony record can get one.

Move those goalposts often?  You said very few places have laws against carrying firearms in public. I told you that you were wrong, that in fact, all places have laws against carrying in public if you don't meet certain criteria. What the hell does how tough it is to get a CCW have to do with whether or not there are laws governing carrying a firearm in public? I'll tell you...not a damn thing.

/your chicken is sore and tired. Let it go to bed for the night.


I never moved the goalposts at all, and my original point is correct.  You can concealed or open carry in many more places in the US than you can walk down the street with an open beer.

Yes, you may have to go to a class to get the permit to carry the gun, but there's not even an option to go to a class to be able to carry an open beer.
 
2014-06-27 08:14:02 AM  

Mr_Fabulous: violentsalvation: TuteTibiImperes: A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.

Maybe if he quietly chains the doors shut and turns the fifth into a molotov.

I'm sick of farking gun threads.

This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?


You, sir, are a hero for pivoting this woe begotten thread.

Vodka. With a little fresh lime juice and San Pellegrino lemon soda. More refreshing than Sprite.



Note: I did spell vodak correctly the first. Farking iPad.
 
2014-06-27 08:19:23 AM  
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a beer is a good guy with a beer.
 
2014-06-27 08:25:11 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: I don't have to worry about a guy on the street trying to rob me with a bottle of schnapps.  If a kid finds his dad case of Coors he isn't going to kill himself or his friend with it.  A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.


If a kid finds his dads bottle of grain alcohol and chugs the whole thing to impress himself, he certainly will kill himself or his friend... Not all alcohol is alike... How many stories do you see where a kid gets plastered and wanders off, only to be found dead the next day, choked on his/her own vomit, face down in a puddle, drowned in a lake?? Alcohol is just as deadly..
 
2014-06-27 08:29:17 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: There are warning labels on liquor in the USA.

You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

Minors, even under supervision, are prohibited from using liquor in the USA.

I can keep going. I can think of many many ways in which liquor is regulated in the USA with the purpose of minimizing the harm alcohol does to society. Similar measures with regards to guns are decried as draconian gun-grabbing anti-constitutional totalitarianism by the NRA crowd.


There are warning labels on guns and ammunition in the USA

You can drink anywhere in the USA as long as it's not obvious... Officer, meet brown paper bag and his friend, the 4th amendment.

The best time to teach a child respect for anything is when they are minors... Countries with very young drinking ages have far less problems with alcohol that the USA...
 
2014-06-27 08:29:57 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: There are warning labels on liquor in the USA.

You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

Minors, even under supervision, are prohibited from using liquor in the USA.

I can keep going. I can think of many many ways in which liquor is regulated in the USA with the purpose of minimizing the harm alcohol does to society. Similar measures with regards to guns are decried as draconian gun-grabbing anti-constitutional totalitarianism by the NRA crowd.


So you're telling me that all those laws are in place for alcohol yet there are still over double as many alcohol deaths than firearms deaths, and think this will be affected by more fun laws.... How?
 
2014-06-27 08:35:32 AM  

Vintowin: TuteTibiImperes: I don't have to worry about a guy on the street trying to rob me with a bottle of schnapps.  If a kid finds his dad case of Coors he isn't going to kill himself or his friend with it.  A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.

If a kid finds his dads bottle of grain alcohol and chugs the whole thing to impress himself, he certainly will kill himself or his friend... Not all alcohol is alike... How many stories do you see where a kid gets plastered and wanders off, only to be found dead the next day, choked on his/her own vomit, face down in a puddle, drowned in a lake?? Alcohol is just as deadly..


A maniac with a fifth of rum and access to a motor vehicle can certainly kill dozens of unsuspecting people...
 
2014-06-27 08:35:52 AM  
Everybody gotta die sometime, Red.
www.imfdb.org
 
2014-06-27 08:36:22 AM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

Booze and guns are amateurs.
 
2014-06-27 08:37:44 AM  

AngryDragon: The fact is that you are far more likely to be killed in an accident than by a firearm.


That is true.  Even in the alcohol example, there are about 13,000 auto deaths per year that involve alcohol, and only about 11,000 gun murders.  (But many of the alcohol-related accident deaths are the drinker himself, while the murder-with-a-firearm figure includes a fair number of ex-girlfriends, and innocent bystanders.)

I also take steps to avoid many common accidents.  I don't skydive, I don't own a motorcycle, and I don't play any games that involve standing close to trains.
 
2014-06-27 08:38:49 AM  

LazerFish: "time to ban" posts are  so farking hackneyed


I agree... It's time to ban these posts!

Theory Of Null: This is why everyone should carry booze with them at all times.


Let's all carry a big 1.75L bottle of whisky into Chipotle and wave it around menacingly at everyone, while posing for pictures!
 
2014-06-27 08:40:24 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: There are warning labels on liquor in the USA.

You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

Minors, even under supervision, are prohibited from using liquor in the USA.

I can keep going. I can think of many many ways in which liquor is regulated in the USA with the purpose of minimizing the harm alcohol does to society. Similar measures with regards to guns are decried as draconian gun-grabbing anti-constitutional totalitarianism by the NRA crowd.


This post and the number of votes it gets tells me that for a group of people who claim to not watch fox news, they have the average intelligence of a fox news viewer.
 
2014-06-27 08:42:18 AM  
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2014-06-27 03:16:39 AM
Lenny_da_Hog: crab66: You can't prevent all drunk driving so why have any laws?

Gunnut logic.

Look, all we want is *reasonable* regulations on alcohol.

First, stop showing billions of dollars of ads aimed at young people, telling them they can only be happy if they're drunks.

Second, a simple background check at bars and liquor stores to prevent repeat offenders and the mentally ill from being able to buy alcohol.

Third, mandatory alcohol classes before you're allowed to drink. Show people under the influence vomiting, getting violent, and losing motor control. Show aging, liver-damaged drunks with bellies filled with ammonia, drooling because it's melting their brain.

But Noooo -- Big Alcohol owns legislatures everywhere and stops each and every reasonable step to stop those 88,000 deaths.


I got no problem with any of that.

And GUN NUTS:

Keep on comparing guns to alcohol, swimming pools, knives and anything else you can think of. It's a really convincing argument and in no way makes you look like desperate idiots.


Im curious, when you say "gun nuts," who do you imagine you are talking to? Please be specific, I'm drinking and want something hilarious to read
 
2014-06-27 08:44:38 AM  

tom baker's scarf: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 225x225]

Booze and guns are amateurs.


I heard a comedian say something that made me decide to lay off people I know who smoke: someone told him that smoking takes 10 years off your life and he said "Yeah, the last 10. They're gonna suck!"
 
2014-06-27 08:46:20 AM  
Nobody ever suggested the answer to drunk driving is more liquor.
 
2014-06-27 08:46:25 AM  
I am tired of all these politicians who are clearly on the payroll of Alcoholics Anonymous. It's time we stripped their veil of anonymity and made them publicize their campaign contributions. Maybe then we can enact some common-sense alcohol control laws.
 
2014-06-27 08:48:19 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: I can keep going. I can think of many many ways in which liquor is regulated in the USA with the purpose of minimizing the harm alcohol does to society.


And, those don't work, either. Do they?
 
2014-06-27 08:50:41 AM  

When will it be time to have a discussion about high capacity pint glasses and assault bourbons?


As soon as we talk about deadly desserts.

I was in a bakery the other day and right out in the open they had a whole rack of assault trifles.
 
Rat
2014-06-27 08:54:36 AM  
It my golf day, so I'm making bloody marys.  I make them so they are not only a fine liquored up beverage, they can also be part of a balanced diet.  My liberal use of V-8, shrimp, fresh celery, and bacon make them USDA approved as a breakfast sammich.

But when I run out, and I will run out, I have a bottle of this that tastes great straight:

img.fark.net

™ none of my guns were harmed in the typing of this post
 
2014-06-27 08:55:39 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: There are warning labels on liquor in the USA.

You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

Minors, even under supervision, are prohibited from using liquor in the USA.

I can keep going. I can think of many many ways in which liquor is regulated in the USA with the purpose of minimizing the harm alcohol does to society. Similar measures with regards to guns are decried as draconian gun-grabbing anti-constitutional totalitarianism by the NRA crowd.


Done in 2!!!

In Texas, can't buy liquor after 9pm can't buy it on Sunday at all. Only allowed to sell it with a TABC seal on it, not to mention 21 year olds can drink it 20 year olds can't....
 
2014-06-27 08:56:59 AM  
Is this a gun thread? A booze thread? Both? Cool!
 
2014-06-27 09:00:13 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: There are warning labels on liquor in the USA.

You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

Minors, even under supervision, are prohibited from using liquor in the USA.

I can keep going. I can think of many many ways in which liquor is regulated in the USA with the purpose of minimizing the harm alcohol does to society. Similar measures with regards to guns are decried as draconian gun-grabbing anti-constitutional totalitarianism by the NRA crowd.


gee, there really is no difference between a constitutional right and beer... learn something new everyday
 
2014-06-27 09:01:58 AM  

pueblonative: Nobody ever suggested the answer to drunk driving is more liquor.


The only way to stop a bad drunk driver is with a good drunk driver???
 
2014-06-27 09:02:16 AM  

LunarAtom: violentsalvation: MaudlinMutantMollusk: violentsalvation: TuteTibiImperes: A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.

Maybe if he quietly chains the doors shut and turns the fifth into a molotov.

I'm sick of farking gun threads.

This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?

Angry Orchard Traditional Dry hard cider

/I drink my apple a day
//ok... several apples

It's weird to see so many hard ciders popping up, especially out of what I'd been accustomed to considering the cider seasons, fall and winter, but apparently they are really earning their spots on the shelf just like the craft brews. I've never drank hard cider from a store, I bet they hit the spot on a cold day. But right now, a cold day would hit the spot even more.

Having just arrived in England and seen the ample selection and variety of ciders here its amazing that they havent caught on more in the states. I would say the average ABV on the ciders here is somewhere around 7-8% so theyre no joke when you start having more than a few at a time. Ive had a couple up near the 12% line and theyre just as smooth as their weaker siblings.


Cider apples are not the same as regular apples.  I heard recently that there aren't enough cider apple trees in the US which is creating problems for the cider resurgence.
 
2014-06-27 09:03:47 AM  

LunarAtom: violentsalvation: MaudlinMutantMollusk: violentsalvation: TuteTibiImperes: A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.

Maybe if he quietly chains the doors shut and turns the fifth into a molotov.

I'm sick of farking gun threads.

This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?

Angry Orchard Traditional Dry hard cider

/I drink my apple a day
//ok... several apples

It's weird to see so many hard ciders popping up, especially out of what I'd been accustomed to considering the cider seasons, fall and winter, but apparently they are really earning their spots on the shelf just like the craft brews. I've never drank hard cider from a store, I bet they hit the spot on a cold day. But right now, a cold day would hit the spot even more.

Having just arrived in England and seen the ample selection and variety of ciders here its amazing that they havent caught on more in the states. I would say the average ABV on the ciders here is somewhere around 7-8% so theyre no joke when you start having more than a few at a time. Ive had a couple up near the 12% line and theyre just as smooth as their weaker siblings.


Nothing beats an ice cold Woodpecker cider from the tap. Couple Irish bars in Boston carry it, nothing better on a hot humid day.
 
2014-06-27 09:05:46 AM  

Joe Blowme: Bill_Wick's_Friend: There are warning labels on liquor in the USA.

You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

Minors, even under supervision, are prohibited from using liquor in the USA.

I can keep going. I can think of many many ways in which liquor is regulated in the USA with the purpose of minimizing the harm alcohol does to society. Similar measures with regards to guns are decried as draconian gun-grabbing anti-constitutional totalitarianism by the NRA crowd.

gee, there really is no difference between a constitutional right and beer... learn something new everyday


If it ain't explicitly in the Constitution it doesn't matter. Doesn't matter how much society has changed we still behave like we're on the frontier worried Union Jack is coming for our guns that make raping and killing the natives easier.

Suddenly Jefferson's ideal about having a new Constitution every 19 years makes sense.
 
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