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Greg W
17-04-2005, 12:34:42
More like one bourbon, one bourbon, one bourbon...

But you get that. :bourbon:

Lazarus and the Gimp
17-04-2005, 12:39:25
Bourbons are not the only biscuit. Treat yourself to a fig roll.

Greg W
17-04-2005, 12:43:48
Maybe it's the bourbon, but I have ANFI what the heck you're on. Whatever it is, I want some tho.

zmama
17-04-2005, 12:57:02
Some sort of Brit cookie I suppose.

Martini
17-04-2005, 12:58:50
It's like a very suntanned custard cream.

Greg W
17-04-2005, 13:02:04
Suntanned? Can't be British then...

Martini
17-04-2005, 13:08:31
The Friends of the Bourbon Cream will be holding a coffee morning in the Salvation Army Hall on the 14th July. Fans of this fascinating and plucky little biscuit are invited to come along and mingle. The Reverend J.W. Walker, Vice President of the International Federation of Biscuit Enthusiasts, will give a talk on the history of this extraordinary snack - tracing its origins from pre-Roman Britain, its decline during the fifteenth century, subsequent re-emergence as a biscuit for the people during the French Revolution, and finally speculating upon the modern Bourbon Cream and its future as a premier biscuit of quality and distinction. The talk will be accompanied by a series of slides showing Bourbon Creams in a variety of erotic poses.

Greg W
17-04-2005, 13:11:26
:gotit:

Where's Funko to point out how that proves how uncultured I am again? :hmm:

zmama
17-04-2005, 13:12:32
umm Sunday...hungover I'd guess

Greg W
17-04-2005, 13:15:26
Probably a good guess.

Diss
17-04-2005, 19:50:10
hard liquor sucks. unless it's vodka or tequila. :)

Funko
18-04-2005, 10:01:00
Originally posted by Martini
It's like a very suntanned custard cream.

:lol:

Provost Harrison
18-04-2005, 11:41:11
I must admit, I am a recovered biscuit addict...put chocolate hob nobs or jammy dodgers under my nose and I could eat them until I exploded...the stuff is worse than smack, I tell you!

Greg W
18-04-2005, 14:49:27
Bourbon does seem to help somewhat. Mind you, this is now 8 bourbon and colas in two nights. That's a worry...

Venom
18-04-2005, 14:54:09
Provost likes chocolate knobs.

Greg W
18-04-2005, 15:01:29
:lol:

Funko
18-04-2005, 15:03:17
Don't tell me you guys don't get hob nobs...

Chocolate hob nob is probably the king of biscuits - and we need to get that Peter Kay routine on here somehow.

Greg W
18-04-2005, 15:04:10
No. It's just another pointer to us Aussies being uncultured...

Greg W
18-04-2005, 15:14:00
Midnight. Too many bourbons (jeezse I am becoming a cheap drunk). Too many tears shed, too much crap posted. I think it's time to go to bed before I bite someone's head off.

Cruddy
18-04-2005, 15:22:28
G'night Greg W.

I usually don't drink, although I'm partial to single malt Scotch. Or Jameson's Irish.

HelloKitty
18-04-2005, 22:20:12
We have Hob-Nobs in the british shelf of the international food market.

Along with Vimto and canned beans for more than if you walk two isles over.

DevilsH@lo
18-04-2005, 22:26:39
Reading used to be home to the biggest Victorian biscuit Empire iin the world (Huntley and Palmers). Now example biscuits and biscuit related periphery may be found in Reading's fine museum.

FACT

Provost Harrison
19-04-2005, 00:06:59
Mmmm, biscuit empire...

alsieboo
19-04-2005, 00:17:46
We have no biscuits, only crackers. mmm, krakawheat

Provost Harrison
19-04-2005, 00:21:11
You suck alsie...get Jammy Dodgers and this status will change quite considerably

jsorense
19-04-2005, 00:33:18
Well, I'm in the mood for some bubbly.
:cheers:

Greg W
19-04-2005, 00:35:56
:beer:

protein
19-04-2005, 00:40:21
Talking of uncultured Australians, I've been watching You Can't Trust a Skinny Cook recently and man that guy makes amazing food. I've noticed that the everyday ingredients in oz are what's considered wildly exotic luxuries here.

I reckon if I ever go to oz I'll eat so much fusion food I'll explode*.

* No physics jokes please.

jsorense
19-04-2005, 00:41:35
And don't forget the great wine that they keep for themselves.

Greg W
19-04-2005, 00:41:51
What kinda stuff does he use that's considered exotic?

jsorense
19-04-2005, 00:43:22
Anything fresh and not out of a can?

protein
19-04-2005, 00:49:26
Fish? What's fish? Is that the frozen stuff inside breadcrumbs?

I was thinking mainly about the asian/australian vegetables/greens and fresh seafood. The sort of thing I'd exclusively eat if I had the chance. As it is I have to go miles to find genuine fish and oyster sauce and the sort of quality fish you guys seem to have is only available to me if I go to London or France.

We have plenty of interesting spices from all the indian/pakistani shops, but no decent se asian or chinese/japanese shops.

Reading has one, very small and stupidly expensive fishmonger so I have to settle for frozen squid or cheap conga eel/shark steaks when I go there.

Greg W
19-04-2005, 00:53:33
Oh yeah, seafood is extremely common here. There's shops in almost every shopping center.

Asian foods are very common in the major cities. No idea how common they are in other places though. We have a very multicultural society. You can get anything from Japanese/Chinese to Thai, Fijiian, Indian, African and so on. Some of them are far more common than others though, depending on what area you're in...

protein
19-04-2005, 01:04:02
* drool

Greg W
19-04-2005, 01:05:30
Well, bring that half arsed haircut of yours to Australia then. :p

protein
19-04-2005, 01:08:23
I think I'm going to India next. Or maybe America.

What's California like in the winter?

HelloKitty
19-04-2005, 01:10:32
Originally posted by protein


What's California like in the winter?

Green instead of Brown like it is all the other seasons.

Greg W
19-04-2005, 01:12:50
Overrated. :p

Nah, it's actually pretty cool. Just trying to think when I travelled there. Wasn't winter, but it wasn't summer either. Things to definately see:
- Alcatraz (San Fran). Very cool.
- Yosemite National Park. Beautiful.
- The Coast road to LA (from San Fran). Very scenic drive, even if they do drive on the wrong side of the road.

Also saw a lot of stuff like Baseball games and theme parks, but that'll vary depending on your tastes.

Greg W
19-04-2005, 01:13:36
Oh, and San Fran has a tower called "coit tower". :lol:

jsorense
19-04-2005, 01:14:30
:rolleyes:

HelloKitty
19-04-2005, 01:15:19
The east is much better than the west, but will be cold as shit in winter.

California is basicly 2 large cities and a shitload of righgt wing rural nuts filling up the rest of the state.

jsorense
19-04-2005, 01:18:03
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Greg W
19-04-2005, 01:18:11
San Fran is definately worth seeing. Though the harbour is overrated. Nice and foggy though, so you'll feel right at home. There's wild seals down at Fisherman's Wharf(?). The cable cars are great fun. The Golden Gate Bridge wasn't as impressive as I thought it would be, but that's probably cos I keep comparing it to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney's harbour, both of which beat San Fran hands down. Very nice city though.

Greg W
19-04-2005, 01:19:42
Ask Jsorense. He'll be happy to regale you with tales of the temperatures in bus shelters in the middle of winter in LA.

Oh, and HK, there's San Diego too. I imagine that'd qualify as a 3rd city?

HelloKitty
19-04-2005, 01:24:20
Yeah, if you do go to california SanFran is the only decent place to go. The surrounding Bay area is OK. Just don't leave that area. Most people think california is a liberal, cultured, etc.

It isn't. California is like if texas and Utah fucked and had an evil baptist (ok redundent) baby. Luckily the 2 huge cities generally overwhealm the necks.

The only places that are like what people think Ca is like are parts of the Bay Area, and LA. And LA is very much like what is seen in Pulp Fiction, except more dangerous and run down.

HelloKitty
19-04-2005, 01:25:26
Originally posted by Greg W
Ask Jsorense. He'll be happy to regale you with tales of the temperatures in bus shelters in the middle of winter in LA.

Oh, and HK, there's San Diego too. I imagine that'd qualify as a 3rd city?

Well you can also call Sacramento a city too.

San Diego is alright, make sure you get your hepatitis shots if you plan to swim though.

jsorense
19-04-2005, 01:25:34
No, no, don't ask me, ask Qaj or Oerdin.
Oh, did I mention that you shouldn't visit here. It is awful! Yeah, go to Illinois instead.

Greg W
19-04-2005, 01:28:21
Yeah, full of people like Jsorense. :nervous:

HelloKitty
19-04-2005, 01:29:38
Ugg, stay away from Illinois too. Chicago is a step up from Cal, but you should hit NY if coming to the US.

jsorense
19-04-2005, 01:31:23
I would agree with Brother Greg that Sydney Harbor is more dramatic than San Francisco, but I also think that the Golden Gate bridge is much more graceful than the Sydney bridge. It is sort of squat by comparison, just like Greg. :coolgrin:

Greg W
19-04-2005, 01:35:24
Possibly, but the entire surroundings let it down, with the exception of the fog. The entire far side of the bridge looke like an atomic wastelend.

HelloKitty
19-04-2005, 01:37:12
The salt farms? those are actually cool.

Huge plains of seawater they pull in and let dry for harvest salt from.

The reasont hey are bright orange and purple is from halophilic bacteria that grow in it.

Greg W
19-04-2005, 01:42:26
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Travel/Australia/Sydney/Harbour/SydneyHarbourBridge.jpg

http://lei-chipamerikasite.nl/images/golden%20gate%20bridge%203.jpg

Meh.

Greg W
19-04-2005, 01:43:35
Originally posted by HelloKitty
The salt farms? those are actually cool.

Huge plains of seawater they pull in and let dry for harvest salt from.

The reasont hey are bright orange and purple is from halophilic bacteria that grow in it. I have ANFI what the heck it was. I just remember thinking of nothing more than an atmoic wastelend.

jsorense
19-04-2005, 01:45:26
Thanks for proving my point, Greg.
However, I do relalize that the Sydney bridge is a point of national pride, much like the opera house.
:beer:

Greg W
19-04-2005, 01:48:58
Well, if red suspension bridges float your boat, go for it. I don't see it myself though.

HelloKitty
19-04-2005, 01:50:21
Heh I didn't take a screen but you can see the lovely east bank of San Fran on maps.google.com

Use the sattelite feature.

protein
19-04-2005, 01:54:19
I reckon New York is a weekend trip that I'm definately doing in the next five years. San Fran and LA would be a nice two week holiday. The flithy crime ridden areas of LA would be interesting and exotic to me.

I think Diane wants to go to India this time. I think I agree. Maybe Kerela or Goa.

jsorense
19-04-2005, 01:54:49
Originally posted by HelloKitty
Heh I didn't take a screen but you can see the lovely east bank of San Fran on maps.google.com

Use the sattelite feature. No thanks, I might accidently get a view of Oakland.:nervous:

jsorense
19-04-2005, 02:00:47
protein, yes, if you only have a few days, definately do New York City.:bounce: :beer: :beer: :beer:

Greg W
19-04-2005, 02:14:32
Out of curiosity - what's good to see in NYC? Other than it's a big city with lots of skyscrapers?

zmama
19-04-2005, 02:27:40
Everything :love:

Greg W
19-04-2005, 02:37:29
Thanks, that helps narrow it down.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
19-04-2005, 04:11:56
LA is, as I've noted before, an armpit.

SF is okay. The bridge is big, but otherwise a large red bridge. The best bit about it is the signs that serve the dual purpose of (a) if your car breaks down, and (b) you're thinking of jumping. I took a picture with my mum's camera before she went home, but she has yet to email me a copy.

Sacramento isn't a city, it's a hellhole, full of the worst bureaucrats you'll find outside Washington.

San Diego was nice, but I spent less than a day there first time I was there, and was there for work the second time.

I live in what could be regarded as a rural area, but we're still quite left-wing generally. It's all those states between here and the east that are chock full of inbred rednecks.

The climate here is much like it was back in Australia, except generally a little cooler overall throughout the year. It rains less though.

Oerdin
19-04-2005, 04:47:53
Originally posted by HelloKitty
The salt farms? those are actually cool.

Huge plains of seawater they pull in and let dry for harvest salt from.

The reasont hey are bright orange and purple is from halophilic bacteria that grow in it.

The salt farms also form an important stopping point for migrating birds. Same with the salt marshes in the east bay.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
19-04-2005, 04:49:11
Hooray! A focal point for West Nile virus!

Oerdin
19-04-2005, 05:18:09
Originally posted by Greg W
Well, if red suspension bridges float your boat, go for it. I don't see it myself though.

There is also the point that the Golden Gate Bridge was the first such bridge of its kind and was an engineering marvel. That so many bridges copied it just proves what a ground breaking design it was/is. Sure, it is no longer the world's longest bridge but it is still a beautiful design which has stood the test of time.

I have to agree that by and large LA sucks. There are pockets of niceness in the city but by and large the city was designed by a one armed, blind chimp with a learning disability. No planning at all went into the construction of that city and it is a national embarrasement. That they still have rotten city governments which allow the traffic causing sprawl and ghettoification of LA to continue is a crime.

Luckily, LA is just 1% of the state and there are many other very beautiful towns. I'm sure their are cities in Australia or the UK which people don't really like to visit.

HelloKitty
19-04-2005, 05:19:06
Like Reading.

Oerdin
19-04-2005, 05:20:11
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
Hooray! A focal point for West Nile virus!

Mosquito larvas do not grow in salt marshes. They like fresh water.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
19-04-2005, 05:26:08
Luckily, LA is just 1% of the state and there are many other very beautiful towns. I'm sure their are cities in Australia or the UK which people don't really like to visit.

In Australia? Melbourne :D

And the West Nile thing: infected birds migrate from the east into California. Migration focal points attract migrating birds to the area, where they're bitten by existing mosquitos and go on to infect other birds/animals/humans.

That's why they tell you to report any dead birds you might see around the joint.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
19-04-2005, 05:29:32
Originally posted by Greg W
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Travel/Australia/Sydney/Harbour/SydneyHarbourBridge.jpg

Isn't that one of the props from Water Rats?