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2018-02-14 08:28:21 AM  
The Molotov Cocktail is named after Vyacheslev Molotov, of Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact fame.  But Molotov isn't the name he was born with:  Like many Bolsheviks, he adopted a pseudonym.  For example, Joseph Stalin's real last name was Dzhugashvili, and "Stalin" actually means "man of steel".  In this case, Molotov's name comes from the Russian word for hammer, "molot".

So if you throw a Molotov cocktail, you're throwing a flaming hammer.
 
2018-02-14 08:30:09 AM  
I found a recipe for a Malotov Cocktail on line and made one.  I managed to choke most of it down but I don't think I'll be making another one...
 
2018-02-14 09:20:01 AM  
My grandfather emigrated from Ireland when he was 18.   The story was that he had to leave Ireland and though the reasons were not well known, we figured it had to do with his anti-British behaviors.

A relatively calm and softspoken man, he could get his temper up when anything British was mentioned (my mother didn't realize until later in life that "English" wasn't always preceded by "God-Damned."   Anyway, we were watching a TV news story about a riot in a Massachusetts town spurred by someone throwing a Molotov cocktail on the "spur of the moment."    Gramps slammed his fist down and said you can't throw them on the spur of the moment, it takes time to make one.    Another hint as to his past experience back on the emerald isle.
 
2018-02-14 09:36:48 AM  
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2018-02-14 10:12:39 AM  
Long time to be behind bars.
 
2018-02-14 10:13:02 AM  

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I read the headline and immediately thought "BORTLES!!"
 
2018-02-14 10:17:18 AM  
Damn Russians!
 
2018-02-14 10:18:20 AM  

rnatalie: My grandfather emigrated from Ireland when he was 18.   The story was that he had to leave Ireland and though the reasons were not well known, we figured it had to do with his anti-British behaviors.

A relatively calm and softspoken man, he could get his temper up when anything British was mentioned (my mother didn't realize until later in life that "English" wasn't always preceded by "God-Damned."   Anyway, we were watching a TV news story about a riot in a Massachusetts town spurred by someone throwing a Molotov cocktail on the "spur of the moment."    Gramps slammed his fist down and said you can't throw them on the spur of the moment, it takes time to make one.    Another hint as to his past experience back on the emerald isle.


Oh, so he was a terrorist?
 
2018-02-14 10:18:47 AM  

rnatalie: My grandfather emigrated from Ireland when he was 18.   The story was that he had to leave Ireland and though the reasons were not well known, we figured it had to do with his anti-British behaviors.

A relatively calm and softspoken man, he could get his temper up when anything British was mentioned (my mother didn't realize until later in life that "English" wasn't always preceded by "God-Damned."   Anyway, we were watching a TV news story about a riot in a Massachusetts town spurred by someone throwing a Molotov cocktail on the "spur of the moment."    Gramps slammed his fist down and said you can't throw them on the spur of the moment, it takes time to make one.    Another hint as to his past experience back on the emerald isle.


Your grandpa sounds like he has some good stories.
 
2018-02-14 10:19:46 AM  

ProcrastinationStation: dletter: [img.fark.net image 850x482]

I read the headline and immediately thought "BORTLES!!"


Yep!

/"Jake Jortles, and I work in the Molotov Cocktail Department"
 
2018-02-14 10:19:49 AM  
Sideshow Bob?

Oh yeah, that was ending bart. Carry on.
 
2018-02-14 10:34:52 AM  
"At the time, he told police he wanted to kill the person who jumped from the balcony because Kasai claimed the person had stolen his iPhone, the prosecutors said."

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2018-02-14 10:52:34 AM  
Mixology extremist
 
2018-02-14 10:55:59 AM  

dittybopper: The Molotov Cocktail is named after Vyacheslev Molotov, of Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact fame.  But Molotov isn't the name he was born with:  Like many Bolsheviks, he adopted a pseudonym.  For example, Joseph Stalin's real last name was Dzhugashvili, and "Stalin" actually means "man of steel".  In this case, Molotov's name comes from the Russian word for hammer, "molot".

So if you throw a Molotov cocktail, you're throwing a flaming hammer.


A flaming hammer sounds like a particularly good curling shot to conclude an end.
 
2018-02-14 11:33:35 AM  

rnatalie: My grandfather emigrated from Ireland when he was 18.   The story was that he had to leave Ireland and though the reasons were not well known, we figured it had to do with his anti-British behaviors.

A relatively calm and softspoken man, he could get his temper up when anything British was mentioned (my mother didn't realize until later in life that "English" wasn't always preceded by "God-Damned."   Anyway, we were watching a TV news story about a riot in a Massachusetts town spurred by someone throwing a Molotov cocktail on the "spur of the moment."    Gramps slammed his fist down and said you can't throw them on the spur of the moment, it takes time to make one.    Another hint as to his past experience back on the emerald isle.


So you are admitting that your family harbored an actual terrorist?
 
2018-02-14 11:43:29 AM  

gar1013: Oh, so he was a terrorist?


special20: So you are admitting that your family harbored an actual terrorist?


The only difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter is which side you sympathize with. The English treated Ireland much the way they treated any other colony of theirs, and much of Ireland still lays the blame for The Troubles at England's feet.
 
2018-02-14 11:53:51 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: I found a recipe for a Malotov Cocktail on line and made one.  I managed to choke most of it down but I don't think I'll be making another one...


Did it burn going down?
 
2018-02-14 11:58:40 AM  
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2018-02-14 12:15:09 PM  

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Lol.."best guess for this image:  United States of America"...
 
2018-02-14 12:16:54 PM  

gar1013: rnatalie: My grandfather emigrated from Ireland when he was 18.   The story was that he had to leave Ireland and though the reasons were not well known, we figured it had to do with his anti-British behaviors.

A relatively calm and softspoken man, he could get his temper up when anything British was mentioned (my mother didn't realize until later in life that "English" wasn't always preceded by "God-Damned."   Anyway, we were watching a TV news story about a riot in a Massachusetts town spurred by someone throwing a Molotov cocktail on the "spur of the moment."    Gramps slammed his fist down and said you can't throw them on the spur of the moment, it takes time to make one.    Another hint as to his past experience back on the emerald isle.

Oh, so he was a terrorist?


Pretty funny from a guy who has no problem with Hobby Lobby funding ISIS...
 
2018-02-14 12:35:49 PM  
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But this was justified and cool. (liked the movie but this part was over the top)
 
2018-02-14 01:08:41 PM  
I'll tell you something counselor, this arson is a serious crime.

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2018-02-14 01:27:32 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: bigfatbuddhist: I found a recipe for a Malotov Cocktail on line and made one.  I managed to choke most of it down but I don't think I'll be making another one...

Did it burn going down?


Yeah, but it was worse coming out the next morning...
 
2018-02-14 03:04:34 PM  
As opposed to what you throw when you are so excited by someone's accomplishments that you just want to burn the motherfarker down? (see Philadelphia a week or so ago)

You know, a Mazel Tov Cocktail
 
2018-02-14 05:06:28 PM  

rnatalie: My grandfather emigrated from Ireland when he was 18.   The story was that he had to leave Ireland and though the reasons were not well known, we figured it had to do with his anti-British behaviors.

A relatively calm and softspoken man, he could get his temper up when anything British was mentioned (my mother didn't realize until later in life that "English" wasn't always preceded by "God-Damned."   Anyway, we were watching a TV news story about a riot in a Massachusetts town spurred by someone throwing a Molotov cocktail on the "spur of the moment."    Gramps slammed his fist down and said you can't throw them on the spur of the moment, it takes time to make one.    Another hint as to his past experience back on the emerald isle.


Was your Grandfather Gerald O'Hara?
 
2018-02-15 10:08:43 PM  

special20: rnatalie: My grandfather...
So you are admitting that your family harbored an actual terrorist?


A terrorist would have thrown bombs at the public to cause fear.
My grandfather threw bombs at the occupying British enemy.   We call that a rebellion.
 
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