Scotland's Pub

Discussion in 'Scotland' started by PadawanSDM, Jul 23, 2002.

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  1. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    full suit and tie plus buffet in a Norwegian guest box.

    I think I've seen that movie ;)

    I'm almost tempted to make the pilgrimage to Hamden early saturday morning. My girlfriend is away in Tatooine for 10 days (yes, really), so I've got no excuses. I could either a) get a ticket outside the ground (you always can, and you don't get fleeced because the coppers are there), or b) watch it in a Glasgow pub.

    There's little chance of me finding any bar around my way that will be showing the Scotland game over the England game.
  2. Shara Jedi Master

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    Despite my obvious allegiences, I could easily breeze through being surrounded by some dressed up Norwegians. Actually, it doesn't sound half bad... ;)
  3. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    I'm saddened, but MacFadden's hand ball was one of the worst ones I've ever seen.

    Roll on Wednesday, and hopefully a win in Moldova. If we can't win there, then we have no business being in the world cup anyways.
  4. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    um, yeah, what was that nonsense in Moldova last night ?
  5. Lukesdogwalker Jedi Knight

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    Malkie that was the worst excuse for a game of fitba I have ever seen but they still wont sack Her Berti good old SFA.
  6. arabiansanchez Jedi Master

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    Awrite troops?

    Just having masel a wee absinthe or tae before I paint the town my own special shade a' red.

    What y'all up tae this Friday night then?
  7. Shara Jedi Master

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    *sniffles* I think I am comepleting my withdrawl. I miss embra, I miss Scotland. I miss McEwan's 80 schilling!

    *sighs* But I must face the facts...I am home. Eh well. *sits at the bar and orders herself a pint* I'll always have the Pub!
  8. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    errrrrr

    we were planning to redecorate it as 'Herr Vogts' Commemorative Bier Kellar', complete with vastly weak lager served in large glass buckets, by blonde and buxom wenches, plus all the bratwurst you can eat, and 24hr oompah music, yah ?.....

    maybe not.
  9. Shara Jedi Master

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    lol

    Minus the buxom blonde wenches, I can get something very akin to that. You know me, I like my beer, like my men, bold, dark, and strong. [face_love]

    Someone actually has challenged a competitor and myself to a "drinking debate" for a position in my cycling club. She said she had to warn her liver....heck, I'm trying to keep it in shape after all the beer I had over there. American beer just doesn't taste the same anymore.
  10. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    That's cuz its all Budweiser!

    A joke my friend told me:

    "An American traveller came over to Britain. He saw the stuff that they were drinking in a pub and tried some. He promptly spat it back out, and wondered how these Europeans could drink such foul tasting strong alcohol. So he came up with a cunning plan.

    He went back to his hotel and scooped some mud from the ground. He found a bucket and placed the mud in the bucket. He then went to his room and filled the bucket with water.

    He took a sip, and found that it tasted almost exactly the same as the foul stuff in the pub.

    Later that year, the muddy water, under its new name Budweiser, was one of the highest selling beers in the world.

    The man was made a millionaire. From just some mud, some water and a bucket."

    There. That is why American beer doesn't stand a chance!
  11. Obi_one_and_only Force Ghost

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  12. Yoshee RSA FFUK/EUROPE, CR Emeritus: London

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  13. Shara Jedi Master

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    I'll have you know, I thougt Budweiser was disgusting before coming to Scotland. I rarely drink it, usually only when I'm in St. Louis where it's brewed or when it's free. There are some good beers over here, but they are usually what we call microbrews.

    Regardless, I still miss McEwan's 80 Schilling and have yet to start my quest to find it here.
  14. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Just ask for John Smiths. Then they'll say "We don't do English stuff".

    So tell them that you'll go somewhere else and hopefully they'll offer you some better stuff than that horrid JS.
  15. Shara Jedi Master

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    You apparently don't know American's very well. If you did, you know it would be in fashion almost to drink imports and microbrews. Besides we have a German Biergarden, an Irish Pub/Restaurant, a Scottish-American restaurant and bar, and a British chippy that serves beer. The places I go, they'd never do that. :D
  16. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Eh?

    I though America was just Americans and American-Italians until Paddy's Day and Andrews Day.

    Now you tell me that they have a chippy in America!

    And a Scottish Restaurant?

    Do they serve Haggis whilst wearing kilts to keep in with the stereotypes?
  17. Shara Jedi Master

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    They do serve haggis at the restaurant, but it is a "toned down" version: not as strong, mostly just liver, beef, oats, and spices, according to the owner of the restaurant. I've had it and it's very good.

    Wearing a kilt is also a "fashionable" thing, too. I think men sometimes do it for the shock value, but then find they are rather comfortable. I know of 6 American men who I am in regular contact with who own kilts. Only one of them is directly of Scottish ancestry. The others aren't at all or are distantly descended. There is also a Scottish Society in my city where mostly distantly descended Americans with Scottish ancestry dwell on a romanticized past.

    But these guys round here have heard it all before. Enough with the social commentary. *drowns herself in a pint of 80 schilling*
  18. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    kilts is for weddings, important football matches and hogmanay... although if we were to be invaded by a foreign country (and its much more likely to be americans than it is to be anyone else) over the next 50 years or so, I might also use my kilt as a psychological aid to battle preparation*

    (*show my arse to the enemy before charging)

    ps

    cari, 'shilling' is not spelt with a 'c' , at least not in scotland. perhaps germany, but not scotland.

    ;)
  19. Shara Jedi Master

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    Bah, never had to spell it! Good to know though.

    At least you're talking to me now. Would it hurt you to email me you silly man?! :p
  20. Gen_Wedge_Antilles Jedi Knight

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    "An American traveller came over to Britain. He saw the stuff that they were drinking in a pub and tried some. He promptly spat it back out, and wondered how these Europeans could drink such foul tasting strong alcohol. So he came up with a cunning plan.

    He went back to his hotel and scooped some mud from the ground. He found a bucket and placed the mud in the bucket. He then went to his room and filled the bucket with water.

    He took a sip, and found that it tasted almost exactly the same as the foul stuff in the pub.

    Later that year, the muddy water, under its new name Budweiser, was one of the highest selling beers in the world.

    The man was made a millionaire. From just some mud, some water and a bucket."

    There. That is why American beer doesn't stand a chance!


    :eek:

    This means war!
  21. Shara Jedi Master

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    Dude, Budweiser isn't very good. Even when it *is* free!
  22. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    Ugh! Budweiser. It pains me to even hear that name.

    If it wasn't for prohibition, the American public in general wouldn't be inundated with swill like that and Miller/Coors.

    I shall now get back to my McEwan's.

    Cheers!



  23. I_AM_GEEK Jedi Master

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    [image=http://img29.exs.cx/img29/8448/Chav1.jpg]

    "alrightbigmanhappystandrewsdayhuwbootadeepfriedheroinsuppertocelebrate"
  24. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    LOL!

    That's classic.

    BTW, excellent choice in sig lines. Maiden kicks arse.
  25. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Not that pic again!

    It doesn't half get around.
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