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(WTAE)   Psychopaths more likely to enjoy a nice gin and tonic, old friend for dinner, fava beans   ( wtae.com) divider line
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2017-12-29 08:33:15 AM  
Well, that explains the UK...
 
2017-12-29 08:41:15 AM  
I think I've had a drink with gin in it once, but I don't remember it.  Not because I was drunk but because it was a long time ago (my 21st birthday actually) and the drink itself was unremarkable.  Some chocolate milk tasting thing.
 
2017-12-29 08:43:24 AM  
*nervous gulp*
 
2017-12-29 08:53:25 AM  
Good thing I drink vodak tonics.
 
2017-12-29 09:21:12 AM  
Drink some Gin and Tonica
Then stab your neighbor Monica
 
2017-12-29 09:23:46 AM  
I thought absinthe was the booze of madness.

I can't keep up. Thanks whiskey!
 
2017-12-29 09:25:10 AM  

Ambivalence: I think I've had a drink with gin in it once, but I don't remember it.  Not because I was drunk but because it was a long time ago (my 21st birthday actually) and the drink itself was unremarkable.  Some chocolate milk tasting thing.


Just because they called it a "martini" doesn't mean it had gin in it.

It's a trick of lesser establishments.
 
2017-12-29 09:26:00 AM  
You'd have to be a psycho to ruin good gin with tonic water outside of malaria country.

In malaria country, you add the gin because tonic tastes like ass.
 
2017-12-29 09:29:49 AM  
Anytime a US Navy ship pulled into the Philippines, the drink to serve noobs was Bullfrog.  Proper Bullfrog was made with Boodles Gin, 7-Up, and pineapple juice.  It would glow when exposed to the black lights of the clubs and had no alcoholic taste or odor.  The unsuspecting noob would slam a few glasses while laughing at how it was "just punch".  When said noob would stand to go take a leak, *slam* flat on his face.

Good times.
 
2017-12-29 09:33:12 AM  
It is a curious fact, and one to which no-one knows quite how much importance to attach, that something like 85 percent of all known worlds in the Galaxy, be they primitive or highly advanced, have invented a drink called jynnan tonyx, or gee-N'N-T'N-ix, or jinond-o-nicks, or any one of a thousand variations on this phonetic theme.
The drinks themselves are not the same, and vary between the Sivolvian 'chinanto/mnigs' which is ordinary water served just above room temperature, and the Gagrakackan 'tzjin-anthony-ks' which kills cows at a hundred paces; and in fact the only one common factor between all of them, beyond the fact that their names sound the same, is that they were all invented and named before the worlds concerned made contact with any other worlds.
 
2017-12-29 09:34:52 AM  
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Vindicated?
 
2017-12-29 09:38:47 AM  

Gary-L: Proper Bullfrog was made with Boodles Gin, 7-Up, and pineapple juice.  It would glow when exposed to the black lights of the clubs and had no alcoholic taste or odor.


Why? It's the quinine in tonic water that glows. I don't believe pineapple juice does.

Now, if you mix some blue curacao in there, that will glow.
 
2017-12-29 09:48:05 AM  
[nervously looks over at the bottle of Sapphire over on the Apothecary rack...]

But I only use it to make my Elder extract, honest!
 
2017-12-29 09:50:38 AM  
"... more likely to possess traits like Machiavellianism ..."

So farking sick of people who have clearly NEVER READ Machiavelli twisting him around in this manner. It's pathetic and speaks solely to the ignorance of the author than anything Machiavelli ever said or did especially when taken into its proper historical context

Here's a link that clarifies my rant
https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/​q​uestions/2276/accepted-interpretation-​of-machiavellis-the-ends-justify-the-m​eans
 
2017-12-29 10:00:04 AM  
People who enjoy bitter flavors like black coffee, dark chocolate and tonic water...

Well, that's me. I guess I have to start killing folks.

/it's hip to be square
 
2017-12-29 10:03:03 AM  
In general most "psychological" studies of individual differences published in 3rd tier journals tend to relate the differences to some "schmuck"/ "non-schmuck" classification of people. In this case psychopathology.

I don't know why the TV station WTAE decided to publish an article about this study that was published 2 years ago, and covered in the tabloids even before then. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sci​e​nce/psychopathic-people-are-more-likel​y-to-prefer-bitter-foods-according-to-​new-study-a6688971.html

Maybe some food nutter at WTAE who doesn't like bitter tastes found the non paywalled version of the study and thought that people deserve to know the truth.

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/app​e​tite/media-coverage/drink-your-coffee-​could-point-psychopathic-tendencies
 
2017-12-29 10:11:02 AM  
People who enjoy bitter flavors like black coffee, dark chocolate and tonic water are more likely to possess traits like "Machiavellianism, psychoticism, and narcissism,sexiness, smoovness and awesomeism" according to an Austrian study me.
 
2017-12-29 10:13:16 AM  
Love a G&T in summer or when flying. Not a psychopath but I am a little anti-social.

End transmission.
 
2017-12-29 10:16:43 AM  

Keyser_Soze_Death: People who enjoy bitter flavors like black coffee, dark chocolate and tonic water...

Well, that's me. I guess I have to start killing folks.

/it's hip to be square


username checks out
 
2017-12-29 10:17:21 AM  
...people who enjoyed bitter foods and drinks tended show more negative personality traits like narcissism

How do you explain Two-Scoops and his two scoops, then?

/I like gin and tonic, and black coffee. Not psychotic that I am aware of.
 
2017-12-29 10:20:32 AM  

This text is now purple: Gary-L: Proper Bullfrog was made with Boodles Gin, 7-Up, and pineapple juice.  It would glow when exposed to the black lights of the clubs and had no alcoholic taste or odor.

Why? It's the quinine in tonic water that glows. I don't believe pineapple juice does.

Now, if you mix some blue curacao in there, that will glow.


That's what I was thinking.  It's probably tonic water, gin and pineapple juice.

CSB - I always have a farkton of tonic water (usually diet)...because, well, I enjoy v&t/g&t somewhat regularly in the evenings.  I have a large black light that I use for Halloween decorations so we're always doing little tonic water creations for it around late October.
 
2017-12-29 10:26:53 AM  
Last summer, when I was losing weight for my wedding, I switched from beer or wine to gin and soda as my libation of choice. The quality of the beverage depends highly on the flavor of the gin, (duh,) but it's actually a very pleasant beverage if done right. I plan to go back to it once the holidays are over.
 
2017-12-29 10:30:22 AM  

UberDave: This text is now purple: Gary-L: Proper Bullfrog was made with Boodles Gin, 7-Up, and pineapple juice.  It would glow when exposed to the black lights of the clubs and had no alcoholic taste or odor.

Why? It's the quinine in tonic water that glows. I don't believe pineapple juice does.

Now, if you mix some blue curacao in there, that will glow.

That's what I was thinking.  It's probably tonic water, gin and pineapple juice.

CSB - I always have a farkton of tonic water (usually diet)...because, well, I enjoy v&t/g&t somewhat regularly in the evenings.  I have a large black light that I use for Halloween decorations so we're always doing little tonic water creations for it around late October.


The three ingredients are correct.  Maybe the bars threw in tonic water.  Don't curr, got smashed.
 
2017-12-29 10:57:33 AM  
Oblig...

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2017-12-29 11:11:23 AM  

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TLDR
 
2017-12-29 11:11:38 AM  
/TLDR make me stabby
 
2017-12-29 11:27:58 AM  
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2017-12-29 11:42:26 AM  
Gin & Tonic aside, FTA "People who enjoy bitter flavors like black coffee, dark chocolate and tonic water are more likely to possess traits like "Machiavellianism, psychoticism, and narcissism," according to an Austrian study."

Well, I guess they've managed to put me into a box on this one..
 
2017-12-29 11:52:10 AM  
What about a big Amarone?

I heard that paired will with fava beans and liver.
 
2017-12-29 12:02:58 PM  
Don't you dare pollute/dilute my delicious caffeine delivery system with your excreted bovine baby juice!  I'll cut your nuts off!

/no sugar, I'm sweet enough.
 
2017-12-29 12:11:20 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Don't you dare pollute/dilute my delicious caffeine delivery system with your excreted bovine baby juice!  I'll cut your nuts off!

/no sugar, I'm sweet enough.


That's an interesting euphemism for bourbon.
 
2017-12-29 12:44:12 PM  
I only drink gin to fight off the malaria.
 
2017-12-29 12:55:13 PM  

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Meanwhile in Middle East..
 
2017-12-29 12:55:47 PM  
I enjoy a good G&T... Truth be told I enjoy a bad one too. Maybe that is why I am remorseless and callous.
 
2017-12-29 01:57:18 PM  
If your G&T is  bitter tasting, you're getting stiffed on the amount of gin.
 
2017-12-29 02:15:02 PM  

max_pooper: People who enjoy bitter flavors like black coffee, dark chocolate and tonic water are more likely to possess traits like "Machiavellianism, psychoticism, and narcissism,sexiness, smoovness and awesomeism" according to an Austrian study me.


Yo mama concurs.
 
2017-12-29 02:35:57 PM  
I invented a cocktail called "The Corolla", because parties at which I've served it are subject to unanticipated acceleration.

2 oz. London Dry Gin (I like Tanqueray and Gordon's here, but you can use Bombay Sapphire to good effect,,if you prefer)
1/2 oz. Limoncello
Assertive dash of Angostura bitters
4 oz. of ginger ale or fizzy lemonade, or lemon juice and soda.
Mix in tall glass over ice and garnish with lime wedge.

Also:
The Bark and Stormy

Not quite Bermuda's national drink, but a reasonable facsimile we enjoy.

4 oz. Gosling's Black Seal Rum (Havana Club 7 year old may be substituted, but not amber or "spiced" rums)

12 oz. Canada Dry or Vernor's ginger ale (ginger beer is not always available).

Healthy dash of Angoustura Bitters.

Pour into a pint tankard over ice. Grate fresh nutmeg and/or cinnamon bark into drink to taste. Briefly stir and garnish with lime wedge. Serves one.

The more abstemious among you will note that this is essentially a "double", or rather two cocktails at once. This is because a) it is good enough that you'll want two, b) one wants to minimize the transfer of beverages from the galley to the deck, and c) England expects every man to do his duty, and this is far less damaging than the old grog ration that won Trafalgar.
 
2017-12-29 02:40:19 PM  
Taste is strange. As a kid into my early 20s, I hated the taste of coffee, gin, and eating strong mints was like horseradish - intense.

Now in my 40s, I absolutely love a good gin and tonic, and I drink three to six cups of coffee (Cafe du Monde with milk) every day. The mints? No longer taste intense. If anything the 'strong' mints we get now are kinda well, meh. Don't know of that's me, or if Trebor's making them weaker.

 Fever Tree tonic + Lime + Death's Door Gin (or Boodles) = a very happy Znuh.
 
2017-12-29 03:30:12 PM  
Real psychos drink Dead Baby Boys.

Look it up, Man Bites Dog. Undeniably a psycho drink, but it inspired me to buy sugar cubes once.
 
2017-12-29 03:31:55 PM  
It's basically a G&T with an olive in it, but you tie the olive to two sugar cubes so it sinks like a dead body weighted down with bricks in a quarry.

Good movie, too. "I like to start the month off with a postman." still cracks me up.
 
2017-12-29 03:50:49 PM  

Keyser_Soze_Death: People who enjoy bitter flavors like black coffee, dark chocolate and tonic water...


I grew up munching on sugar cane, guava, passion fruit, papayas, mangoes, pineapples, etc.

I detest bitter flavors.

// coffee (the drink) is nasty until you put a bunch of cream and sugar in it to the point where it's more cream and sugar than coffee.

// on the flip side, coffee coated espresso beans are just fine to me.

// funny thing is, I had a gin and tonic last night, only because I was testing out my newest bottle of Scrappy's bitters (checking out drink combos in preparation for my next house party).

// rum + coke (made with a nice sweet rum) is still one of my top low-ingredient drinks.
 
2017-12-29 03:55:04 PM  

Keyser_Soze_Death: People who enjoy bitter flavors like black coffee, dark chocolate and tonic water...

Well, that's me. I guess I have to start killing folks.

/it's hip to be square


*name checks out*
 
2017-12-29 03:55:32 PM  
"It is a curious fact, and one to which no-one knows quite how much importance to attach, that something like 85 percent of all known worlds in the Galaxy, be they primitive or highly advanced, have invented a drink called jynnan tonyx, or gee-N'N-T'N-ix, or jinond-o-nicks, or any one of a thousand variations on this phonetic theme.
The drinks themselves are not the same, and vary between the Sivolvian 'chinanto/mnigs' which is ordinary water served just above room temperature, and the Gagrakackan 'tzjin-anthony-ks' which kills cows at a hundred paces; and in fact the only one common factor between all of them, beyond the fact that their names sound the same, is that they were all invented and named before the worlds concerned made contact with any other worlds."
 
2017-12-29 04:30:52 PM  

This text is now purple: Ambivalence: I think I've had a drink with gin in it once, but I don't remember it.  Not because I was drunk but because it was a long time ago (my 21st birthday actually) and the drink itself was unremarkable.  Some chocolate milk tasting thing.

Just because they called it a "martini" doesn't mean it had gin in it.

It's a trick of lesser establishments.


Martinis always have gin. Vodka martinis or other X martinis might not, but a martini does.

Or that's me being nit-picky at least.

As for gin? I love it. I use the cheap stuff in red snappers and juice and the good stuff in martinis and gin and tonics.
 
2017-12-29 04:40:54 PM  

doglover: Real psychos drink Dead Baby Boys.

Look it up, Man Bites Dog. Undeniably a psycho drink, but it inspired me to buy sugar cubes once.


Nah, I think I'll pass on putting 'dead baby boys' into my search engine history. ;)
 
2017-12-29 04:58:10 PM  
Thanks for reminding me that I'm out of gin.
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2017-12-29 05:09:08 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: If a better hot weather drink than gin and tonic is ever invented...I'll bash the creators skull open with a cricket bat and savor a sapphire and tonic over the cooling pile of goo.


Ramos Fizz is awesome if it's made right. The trick is to find a bartender that doesn't skimp on the gin.
 
2017-12-29 05:09:36 PM  
Mmmm....the rill thang. 
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2017-12-29 07:25:28 PM  

Valiente: 4 oz. Gosling's Black Seal Rum (Havana Club 7 year old may be substituted, but not amber or "spiced" rums)


I would probably substitute Cruzan Black Strap

// or, if I really wanted to fark people up, Goslings 151.
 
2017-12-29 09:32:38 PM  

BumpInTheNight: doglover: Real psychos drink Dead Baby Boys.

Look it up, Man Bites Dog. Undeniably a psycho drink, but it inspired me to buy sugar cubes once.

Nah, I think I'll pass on putting 'dead baby boys' into my search engine history. ;)


Man Bites Dog is a great dark comedy
 
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