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Thread: Cold Ale - The Blokes' Thread!

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    Clinging to Douvres rocks Gilliatt Gurgle's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lev Myshkin View Post
    Well, here's some fresh blood. Hello!
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    Good questions.

    I remember when this thread first started.

    Ah, bliss it was, that very dawn to be alive.
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    There were a lot more people around then, too!

    Look on the bright side - fewer drinking the good stuff.

    Cheers!
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    Ha!

    Thought you were from New Zealand, A'.

    Anyway, someone once told me that the finest sound that emanates any musical instrument is the sound a bagpipe makes in a dumpster when someone tosses a banjo on top of it. (There may have been accordion involvement as well)
    Quote Originally Posted by soundofmusic View Post
    Look at this, I disappear for a while and all sorts of blokes start drinking at my table...pour me some of the good stuff Atheist!
    Well, well, look what the cat left on the porch, a few old mice and couple new ones. Sounds, I just finished my second Spaten, Optimator that is, and started feeling warm and nostalgic.
    "Mongo only pawn in game of life" - Mongo

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    Greetings Gilliatt, Yes, I was feeling a mite nostalgic myself; but where are all the blokes...the seats of this pub have started to get dusty...Ah, I see some of our fellows are off debating religion, politics and literature again....pour me a drink, it's going to be a slow night

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    Sorry to hear that, How is the right side of your head?

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    Hey there! Long time, no see.

    I do pop in occasionally - hope all is well!
    Go to work, get married, have some kids, pay your taxes, pay your bills, watch your tv, follow fashion, act normal, obey the law and repeat after me: "I am free."

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    Dear G.G & SOM

    Please be reassured. My drinking has not abated. If anything; it has widened in discernment, as opposed to quantity.

    Having said that, I am attending the Tawandang Brew House in Bangkok tonight: a rather unique watering hole with steins of German beer, a Thai cabaret, and a boisterous mixture of indigenes, ex-pats, fallen angels and lady-boys.

    It certainly is the polar opposite to my English local; where gentlemen of a certain generation sip "real ale," or lovingly nurse a Guinness for two hours in an ambiance reminiscent of God's waiting room.

    As for my change in writing habits from earlier days on the forum, I quite simply dried up on short stories and moved on to the religious thread in an attempt to introduce some new perspective into prevailing dogma.

    In the meantime, my best wishes to all the old crowd on Lit Net and I shall raise my glass to you tonight; hopefully in the presence of respectable, if not exotic company.

    Here's looking at you kid.

    M.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MANICHAEAN View Post
    Having said that, I am attending the Tawandang Brew House in Bangkok tonight
    Ah, for a Singha! Haven't had one in ages (and can't drink now for health reasons). So have one for me, would you? And when you've finished, have another.

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    Yes a nice cold Singa goes down well, but last night it was a combined German brewery / night club, so polished off two large "dunkel " and one "weiss." Lovely clean beer.

    Sorry to hear about your health restrictions. It's sinister the way they creep up on you as you get older. I'm not allowed grapefruit which conflicts with my bp medication, and when I had my gall bladder removed, offal became a no no. The latter was the biggest hit as I loved liver & bacon as my favourite meal. If the doctor said, no drinking, then that would be grounds for a mercy killing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANICHAEAN View Post
    If the doctor said, no drinking, then that would be grounds for a mercy killing!!!
    Alas, life for me has become la belle dame sans merci.

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    Geez, I was able to knock down a Duvel in the time it took waiting for the Litnet wheel to stop spinning. I gave up trying to quote the man in the bunny suit, opted for the quick reply.
    The Duvel is for you PB, good to see you're still around.
    "Mongo only pawn in game of life" - Mongo

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    Yep, but I believe he fell down a flight of stairs. Get well soon old fruit and keep us on our toes.

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    Yeah, how's that for karma? I don't drink and I still manage to take the WC Fields Expressway down the stairs. Anyway, thanks, M. I'm none the worse for wear and tear, I assure you. And hey, GG! Nice to hear from you, bro.

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    Far Out, Man.

    For some strange reason the direction of this thread has made this song lyric pop into my head:
    (Or should I say, for some long strange reason)

    Brown-eyed women and red grenadine
    The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean
    Sound of the thunder with the rain pourin' down
    And it looks like the old man's gettin' on
    https://youtu.be/q6SE4g8yYRA

    I donít drink anymore ... but then I donít drink any less either.
    Some people call me Maurice
    'Cos I speak of the pompatus of love

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