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(Daily Record (UK))   It's Burns Night all over the world, so raise a toast to Scotland's Bard, Rabbie Burns, the man who shared so many words that connect folks from every corner of the world   (dailyrecord.co.uk) divider line
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2021-01-25 5:47:33 PM  
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2021-01-25 6:49:59 PM  
Och! Shut it, ya wee bint.

/my only Scottish
 
2021-01-25 6:51:24 PM  
Robbie Burns to the English, Rabbie Burns to the Scottish, and Rabbi Burns to the Jews.

/Izzard
 
2021-01-25 6:51:43 PM  
Damnit.  I've only whiskey in the house.
 
2021-01-25 6:53:39 PM  
Burns night?

Excellent.
 
2021-01-25 6:55:21 PM  
Boo-urns!  Boo-urns!
 
2021-01-25 6:57:50 PM  
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2021-01-25 6:59:23 PM  
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2021-01-25 7:02:43 PM  
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2021-01-25 7:03:39 PM  
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Rabbi burns are no joke, submitter.
 
2021-01-25 7:06:10 PM  

ChubbyTiger: Damnit. I've only whiskey in the house.


I fail to see the problem...
 
2021-01-25 7:06:25 PM  
Oban it is to toast to Mr Burns tonight
 
2021-01-25 7:08:54 PM  
A breaded fried haggis pudding from the chip shop was responsible for the first solid stool in weeks after nightly drinking in Edinburgh some years ago.
 
2021-01-25 7:09:43 PM  
As my grandmother would say; burrrrrrrrsnes.
 
2021-01-25 7:09:48 PM  
I got the notice from my liquor store. But I only have vodak in the house, so I'll drink to Czar Catherine the Great instead. She is rumored to have arranged sex with a horse using some kind of block-and-tackle arrangement. I'll drink to that and then maybe to Rabbie Burns, who would have drank vodak while watching his spider if there was no scotch, I'm sure.
 
2021-01-25 7:11:00 PM  
Heres a poem I wrote:

Why would a man

Any man

Stuff that into a sheep

Stomach and then pretend to feast

How ugly must

Their children be

To gather oats all day.
 
2021-01-25 7:11:05 PM  

Aardvark Inc.: ChubbyTiger: Damnit. I've only whiskey in the house.

I fail to see the problem...


e 'as a cromulent point though.
 
2021-01-25 7:14:36 PM  

WastrelWay: I'll drink to that and then maybe to Rabbie Burns


Perhaps Manischewitz would be more appropriate.
 
2021-01-25 7:23:48 PM  
Eddi Reader has a good album of Robert Burn's songs. I like this one.

My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose
Youtube jcUN_F5vrbs
 
2021-01-25 7:26:23 PM  
And Dick Gaughan's rendition of Now Westlin Winds is superb.

Dick Gaughan - Now Westlin Winds
Youtube vZ7oYCx6tBw
 
2021-01-25 7:26:35 PM  
Here's porridge in your sporran!

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2021-01-25 7:36:02 PM  
also my Birthday, but someone a dead poet gets more attention then I do

I have never had haggis either, nor do I want to address one
 
2021-01-25 7:38:58 PM  

mrparks: Heres a poem I wrote:

Why would a man

Any man

Stuff that into a sheep

Stomach and then pretend to feast

How ugly must

Their children be

To gather oats all day.


We ate at Deacon Brodie's in Edinburgh. (A tourist trap kind of place.) Two French couples sat near us and 3 of the 4 ordered haggis. And each of them loved it. Oooh la la.
 
2021-01-25 7:45:19 PM  
Ewan McTeagle The Great
Youtube R62giN_56z0
 
2021-01-25 7:49:46 PM  

mrparks: Why would a man

Any man
Stuff that into a sheep
Stomach and then pretend to feast
How ugly must
Their children be
To gather oats all day.



Sir pTerry said it best about Pigs ear soup;

"... this is a necessity, forced upon the typical Agatean coolie when all the other more interesting bits of the pig have been porked by all the social strata ranking above "peasant", and all you have left to feed a family with are the leftover unappetising bits. "

After a while it becomes a tribal thing; look at the weak stomached fool... can't even eat a perfect good plate of boiled diced offal & oats.
 
2021-01-25 7:53:07 PM  

Aardvark Inc.: ChubbyTiger: Damnit. I've only whiskey in the house.

I fail to see the problem...


S/he only has whiskey, not whisky.  Properly celebrating the Bard requires the Scottish stuff.
 
2021-01-25 7:54:15 PM  
My usual Robbie Burns dinner is cancelled this year due to COVID of course, but I'm having a few glasses of 1983 Vintage Old Pulteney and some home made scotch eggs.
 
2021-01-25 7:57:45 PM  
Haggis, roasted root veggies, and a glass of Ardbeg 10 here. Yum.
 
2021-01-25 7:59:26 PM  

ayrlander: S/he only has whiskey, not whisky. Properly celebrating the Bard requires the Scottish stuff.


Burns did like a dram or several.

Still, if it's all they have it's all they have. I dare say Mr. Burns wouldn't turn his snoot up at 'near enough as damnit' if there weren't any alternatives & doing without risked sobriety.
 
2021-01-25 8:05:40 PM  
I was really hoping things had opened up more before today. I really wanted some Haggis.
 
2021-01-25 8:06:37 PM  
The Highlander: Haggis
Youtube O5yXTBGYbuM
 
2021-01-25 8:10:44 PM  
It's Burns Night all over the world, so raise a toast to Scotland's Bard, Rabbie Burns, the man who shared so many words that connect folks from every corner of the world

A few of which can even be understood by someone below a .16 BAC.
 
2021-01-25 8:25:49 PM  

Aardvark Inc.: ayrlander: S/he only has whiskey, not whisky. Properly celebrating the Bard requires the Scottish stuff.

Burns did like a dram or several.

Still, if it's all they have it's all they have. I dare say Mr. Burns wouldn't turn his snoot up at 'near enough as damnit' if there weren't any alternatives & doing without risked sobriety.


Ah, well, if it's a difference between non-Scotch whiskey and going dry, then by all means, you do what you've gotta do.
 
2021-01-25 8:43:17 PM  
I once had a gig with a family-owned company and the patriarch told/challenged me that I would be unable to tell the difference between whiskey from Scotland and whiskey from Canada.

That was the beginning of the end of me (in that gig) as I was too stupid to pretend to lose that challenge.

I believe this happened on hrobby borns day a long time ago.

Scotland is a beautiful place.
 
2021-01-25 9:03:14 PM  
I imagine Rabbie would have some choice words for the Daily Re*ard, given its basically everything Burns loathed. Filthy rag.
 
2021-01-25 9:06:52 PM  

yakmans_dad: mrparks: Heres a poem I wrote:

Why would a man

Any man

Stuff that into a sheep

Stomach and then pretend to feast

How ugly must

Their children be

To gather oats all day.

We ate at Deacon Brodie's in Edinburgh. (A tourist trap kind of place.) Two French couples sat near us and 3 of the 4 ordered haggis. And each of them loved it. Oooh la la.


I did the same there, and liked it as well.
 
2021-01-25 9:08:31 PM  
And here I am reading this with a beer. Ah, well, there's whisky and whiskey downstairs when I'm done.

(It's a homebrew, and either the cap wasn't on tight enough or something went weird and this bottle didn't carbonate, probably the former, so it'll need a chaser with something better tasting anyway.  But it's got some oats in it, so that's a start on the Scots even though the hops are American.  And I'm a vegetarian, so I won't be having real haggis; don't know if the soy chorizo at lunch counts or not :-)
 
2021-01-25 9:20:14 PM  
Deacon Brodies is usually busy as all hell (under normal circumstances) but it does have a very decent selection of drinkables.

It 'suffers' from being on the corner of The Royal Mile & the George IV bridge... so right on the corner of two very busy streets. It can be tricky getting a table but I find if you're just killing time you can find a wee spot leaning on the bar or in a wee neuk & sink a beer or a medicinal dram in good order.

I have friends & family in Embra and they wouldn't turn their noses up at Brodies... but then again there's so many good pubs & bars within a short stagger. Half the fun is finding out!
 
2021-01-25 9:21:18 PM  
Homemade haggis: check
Neaps and tatties: check
Balvenie double barrel: check
Cranachan: check
Gonna be a rough morning
 
2021-01-25 9:35:14 PM  
The most tragically Scottish short movie/song about the anathema of drug addiction you will ever see:
Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky [Short Film]
Youtube WoCSeIY0xdo
It's quite Burnsian
 
2021-01-25 9:37:39 PM  

billstewart: And here I am reading this with a beer. Ah, well, there's whisky and whiskey downstairs when I'm done.

(It's a homebrew, and either the cap wasn't on tight enough or something went weird and this bottle didn't carbonate, probably the former, so it'll need a chaser with something better tasting anyway.  But it's got some oats in it, so that's a start on the Scots even though the hops are American.  And I'm a vegetarian, so I won't be having real haggis; don't know if the soy chorizo at lunch counts or not :-)


I usually host a Burns supper, sad we can't have it this year.  I'm vegetarian also, last year I made this "haggis" to rave reviews: https://www.theglobeandmail.​com/life/f​ood-and-wine/recipes/haggis-meatloaf/a​rticle646292/
 
2021-01-25 9:40:31 PM  

kkinnison: also my Birthday, but someone a dead poet gets more attention then I do

I have never had haggis either, nor do I want to address one


Mine as well! So from one Aquarian to another: Happy Birthday, you magnificent bastard!
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2021-01-25 9:40:36 PM  
So we don't actually burn something? damn.....
 
2021-01-25 10:24:52 PM  

kkinnison: I have never had haggis either, nor do I want to address one


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2021-01-26 1:01:22 AM  
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2021-01-26 3:14:49 AM  

Aardvark Inc.: ChubbyTiger: Damnit. I've only whiskey in the house.

I fail to see the problem...


You shouldn't drink whiskey on Burns Night.

Whisky is encouraged.

/that's the joke?
 
2021-01-26 3:16:42 AM  
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