We don't know why but we are offended

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by boatme98, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    Yeah- Italian friend, took me out for real Italian meal. After coffee, told me we would have some Grappa as a chaser to the coffee. Knocked back a shot, told him I did not know that Grappa meant "lighter fluid". THAT crap will eat the wax off a floor tile.
  2. Maser

    Maser Well-Known Member

    I've drank grain alcohol that had better taste than Jager!
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  3. Mister Dave

    Mister Dave Well-Known Member

    What is Grappa?

    The main ingredient of grappa is pomace, which consists of the grape skins, seeds and stalks that are left over from the winemaking process. These are taken through a second process of distillation, which extracts the remaining flavours from the pomace before the waste is discarded.
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  4. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

    IMO a lot of the present crop of 'troubled youth' need taking out to the desert and leaving there.
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  5. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

    As an aside, a couple of years back a few so-called 'New Swiss' from 'thee middil ist' got together and burned the Swiss national flag, saying that they were offended by it and felt obligated under their laws to destroy the symbol of oppression represented by the white cross on a red background. (Huh?)

    After they were all arrested they explained their actions to the slightly bemused panel of judges hearing the case.

    Unsurprisingly, the judges had this to say -

    1. This is Switzerland, not some butt-wipe dump in 'thee middil ist. where you escaped from to make a better life.

    2. That better life is instilled in OUR laws, and the keeping of them by the citizens of this country, and one of those laws states that it is a federal offence to publicly destroy the national flag.

    3. If, having been accepted into Swiss society as a citizen, you still feel honour-bound to behave the way you probably did back in your former country of residence, which STILL has stoning to death for adultery as part of its basic laws, as well as honour killing of daughters by fathers who are offended by their daughter's unwise choice of husband, and eight-year-old girls getting 'married' to eighty-year-old men, then you must feel free to return to where you can burn as many Swiss national flags as you can take with you.

    4. To assist you in the matter. this court hereby revokes your Swiss citizenship, and advises you that if you are still here in Switzerland, a country that took you in, fed you and gave you a home, a job AND citizenship, in fourteen days time, you will be arrested and put on an aeroplane and forcibly repatriated.

    5. You are also prohibited from returning to any part of Switzerland at any time in the future.

    6. Meanwhile, you are each fined CF10,000. Please pay at the door on your way out.
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    Several years back, did an insurance inspection of a private school. This was a "last chance before you are getting locked up" sort of place. Had a track record of 97% graduating, going on to college, never being seen in the justice system again.

    Yer hungry? Here is your budget for food. Yes, we will teach you how to cook it. If you want steak tonite you are going to be eating oatmeal for breakfast.

    Your classroom is cold? There is a wood fired boiler, there is a bowsaw, and there are the trees. Yes, we will teach you how to use a saw. Showers get hot water same place.

    Need a place to sleep? We will show you how to build quarters for you and your mates.

    Bored? We outscout the boy scouts. Camping, canoeing, fishing, climbing.

    Academics? Accredited high school. B average- you qualify for the summer trip- a week anywhere in the US you and your group pick. A average- trip now includes Europe.

    There were two counselors to an 8 member group. They lived with the students.

    Parents object to how staff is treating little Chuckie? We are so sorry things did not work out. Come pick up Chuckie, and good luck to you.

    School was sort of tough love distilled- and the kids loved it.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2020
  7. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker Well-Known Member

    That sounds like a great experience. I wish my high school had done some of that.
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  8. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

    So they didn’t have a safe place they could go cry in the corner in when someone hurt their feelings?
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  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    Also had a shortage of corners.
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  10. Oldoutlaw

    Oldoutlaw Well-Known Member Supporter

    Sounds like a well rounded school.
  11. Les Moore

    Les Moore Well-Known Member

    Somebody dredged up something, which they perceived might be offensive to somebody,
    at some point in the future, then sought a court ruling about it?
    I just wish I had that kind of extra time on my hands. Is there any chance these people might want to do something constructive, with their time?
    Because I've got a pole barn which needs rebuilding, a house that needs to be repainted, manure to be spread on the fields, some new siding on the shed, three decks that need new planking, my truck needs new brakes, the road out front needs to be resurfaced, and that's just a start.
  12. hairbear1

    hairbear1 Well-Known Member

    Mate wait till you try Arak the Lebanese spirit drink. It's a clear spirit like vodka and when you add water to it it goes milky and has a kick like a mule.
    I 've seen some of the Lebs set fire to it to take the sting out of it and it burns a blue flame and it's basically shotgunned and not sipped.

    I've tasted it and it's pure rocket fuel, you could blow stumps, degrease engines, clear drain blockages, brush your teeth and strip paint with it.:D
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  13. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    Bear- yep, done that. Stuff is like grappa stirred with a licorice stick. Rumor was it would eat the chrome off a car bumper. Like absinthe, there is an oil in there that dissolves in alcohol, but not in water. Add water, oil drops out of solution, giving that cloudy look.

    Cannot think of any place I have ever been that did not have some form of homemade booze- legal or otherwise.
  14. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

    Id you think Ratzeputz is bad, try to gag down this crap.

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  15. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim Well-Known Member

    Although I was born in Germany and we left a year later, I have no thoughts for a second citizenship...
    I first came to know Jägermiʃter while in the army. A sergeant that had been stationed in Germany always threw parties to sell his drugs. I went just to pick up chicks and could not stand that cough medicine...:eek:
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  16. RKtullahoma

    RKtullahoma Well-Known Member Supporter

    Is this place still around? Sounds like a first rate education.
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  17. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    Ni idea if they are still there. Fairly remote location in VA. They probably got an edjumacator upset because they were restricting enrollment to males, and were not teaching about safe spots, microtriggers and the like.
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  18. schnuffleupagus

    schnuffleupagus Well-Known Member

    Jaeger offends me, I hate the licorice flavor

    Ouzo! Goldschlager! BASTA!

    Chartreuse =EXTRA VILE!
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  19. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    I love a shot or two of Sambuca now and then.
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  20. schnuffleupagus

    schnuffleupagus Well-Known Member

    What does that taste like?