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(Guardian)   105-year-old badass says the key to riding roller coasters at his age is Famous Grouse: "I have some every morning in my tea"   ( amp.theguardian.com) divider line
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2018-03-13 05:29:00 PM  
Is the heroic part the fact that he's doing his part to make sure nobody else has to endure Famous Grouse?

I mean, for Christ's sake. There's a point where you're just too old to drink shiatty whisky. Splurge a little before you die.
 
2018-03-13 06:27:06 PM  
This guy agrees.

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/very, very vague
 
2018-03-13 06:36:32 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Is the heroic part the fact that he's doing his part to make sure nobody else has to endure Famous Grouse?

I mean, for Christ's sake. There's a point where you're just too old to drink shiatty whisky. Splurge a little before you die.


It pairs well with cat food.
 
2018-03-13 06:39:58 PM  

netizencain: This guy agrees.

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/very, very vague


No it's not.  That's the first thing I thought of when I saw the Famous Grouse.  I think he got a cut for mentioning it as many times as possible in his many many many books.
 
2018-03-13 06:40:33 PM  
Fark needs a Lucky tag.  I'd like to know exactly why he's a hero for hitting the genetic lottery.
 
2018-03-13 06:41:09 PM  
I ain't afraid of no rolley coaster.
 
2018-03-13 06:44:50 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Is the heroic part the fact that he's doing his part to make sure nobody else has to endure Famous Grouse?

I mean, for Christ's sake. There's a point where you're just too old to drink shiatty whisky. Splurge a little before you die.


$32.50 per liter is not splurging?  Ok 1 percenter.
 
2018-03-13 06:44:57 PM  
I've wanted to try this shiat ever since Band of Brothers was on. Difficulty: not a fan of blended Scotch.
 
2018-03-13 06:45:00 PM  
He drinks every morning and every night.

Oblig what's his Fark handle?
 
2018-03-13 06:46:42 PM  
Why is he a bad ass exactly? Was it because he was born, or just hasn't died quite yet...?
 
2018-03-13 06:48:06 PM  
And I'm an idiot. That was Vat 105 or some shiat like that. Now I remember Famous Grouse. That's the one from all those Clive Cussler novels (or someone like him).
 
2018-03-13 07:00:38 PM  

Wendigogo: He drinks every morning and every night.

Oblig what's his Fark handle?


Whenever you read about a really old person, like unnaturally old, they usually say the secret is heavy drinking and/or copious number of cigars. Either they're making it up or maybe booze does have life saving properties for some people. Like mutants or something.
 
2018-03-13 07:01:10 PM  
So the "rollercoaster" he rode has maximum height of 26 feet and a top speed of 17 MPH. Um, wow...
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/sees old people riding the giant coasters all the time in florida
//doesn't want to sit in their seat after them
 
2018-03-13 07:03:06 PM  
You know, every story you ever read about 100+ year olds it seems they've survived on a steady diet of whiskey, cigarettes, and bacon. I'm starting to think it's like body tempering in Chinese fantasy stories: you flood your body full of poison, and it either kills you horribly, or, if you're very, very lucky, it gets you one step closer to immortality.
 
2018-03-13 07:13:52 PM  
At that age you could give him Grants scotch and he wouldn't know the difference
 
2018-03-13 07:15:20 PM  

netizencain: This guy agrees.

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I have read a ton of this guy's books. One of his characters, a borrowed Marine Corps officer during WWII went absolutely nowhere without at least a case. Granted this character was extremely wealthy and a covert operator who could bend all of the rules. This is the reason I started drinking Famous Grouse. My son, an ex Marine, really wants to get at the bottle I have on the bar.  Now if only I can grow old gracefully. With my current habits, I don't think I want to be over 100 years old.
 
2018-03-13 07:22:50 PM  

LongWindedMute: You know, every story you ever read about 100+ year olds it seems they've survived on a steady diet of whiskey, cigarettes, and bacon. I'm starting to think it's like body tempering in Chinese fantasy stories: you flood your body full of poison, and it either kills you horribly, or, if you're very, very lucky, it gets you one step closer to immortality.


It's the same as those stories about people with cancer running ultra marathons and winning Nobel peace prizes when they aren't  at thier 100 hr/week volunteer job.


Complete BS
 
2018-03-13 07:24:34 PM  
The Cyclone at Coney Island opens for another season in a week or so. Just sayin', old farts.
 
2018-03-13 07:30:00 PM  
Scotch snob thread.

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