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Offline Ebor

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Three unusual things in one day
« on: September 23, 2004, 09:17:53 PM »
1)  I got a spam telling me I should come get my money.  The sender was "Aztec Riches".  I've seen "Pirates of the Caribbean".  I know that taking Aztec treasure gets a curse put on you, oh yes.   ;D

2)  I was a store and came across a kind of fermented beverage new to me:

"Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout" from the North Coast Brewing Company, Fort Bragg, California. There's a picture of the personage named on the label.

3)  A friend sent me this link:

http://www.amyhughes.org/lego/church/photos001.html

Amazing what you can do with bits of plastic.  

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Re:Three unusual things in one day
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2004, 09:29:10 PM »
Be careful with Old Rasputin........ they did'nt name it that without good reason.

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Re:Three unusual things in one day
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2004, 11:05:46 PM »
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Be careful with Old Rasputin........ they did'nt name it that without good reason.

LOL!!!!!!!! Very True....

Kinda thought the lego church was cool also.l
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Re:Three unusual things in one day
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2004, 11:15:31 PM »
Be careful with Old Rasputin........ they did'nt name it that without good reason.

JB

One drink and you have a hypnotising stare?

 :D

I was amazed by the Lego church, but I like it too, Nacho.  It shows some real creativity and definitely sticking to things and not giving up.  

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Re:Three unusual things in one day
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2004, 12:18:03 AM »
"Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout" from the North Coast Brewing Company, Fort Bragg, California. There's a picture of the personage named on the label.

Did the label have a warning about four hour erections?
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Re:Three unusual things in one day
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2004, 12:28:55 AM »

"Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout" from the North Coast Brewing Company, Fort Bragg, California. There's a picture of the personage named on the label.


I was just telling some people at my Church about that fine brew a few days ago, ironically enough.  There was a restaurant in San Diego I used to eat at frequently...I don't remember the name for the life of me, but it had a 'Gold Rush' theme that served it.

Goes great with ribs.

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Re:Three unusual things in one day
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2004, 10:50:23 AM »
Did the label have a warning about four hour erections?

Cialis is awesome.
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Re:Three unusual things in one day
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2004, 11:41:37 AM »
Ah...... a good cigar, a cool Tecate, salsa & chips, a little Patron & the company of good friends........... and the Lord.

A good day indeed.

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Re:Three unusual things in one day
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2004, 11:58:02 AM »
Sounds like it, James; I hope you get all that today.  Happy birthday!  :)
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Re:Three unusual things in one day
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2004, 12:01:25 PM »
Did the label have a warning about four hour erections?

Yeah. I hate when that happens.

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Re:Three unusual things in one day
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2004, 12:06:06 PM »
2)  I was a store and came across a kind of fermented beverage new to me:

"Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout" from the North Coast Brewing Company, Fort Bragg, California. There's a picture of the personage named on the label.

Somebody gave me a bottle of this about 7 years ago - I remember it was pretty good. I saved the bottle and it's now on my desk at work. (My workplace is blessedly un-corporate. I bicycle to work - 12.5 miles one-way - a few times a week in T-shirt and shorts, no prob.) Nice B/W pic of Grigorij Efimovich (drawing copied from photo) - one can see why people think he was a monk (he wasn't, and wasn't a priest or any other kind of cleric either) because he's holding his right hand up almost like a priest giving a blessing.

On the bottom of the label it says in Russian, '-í-¦-Ç-¦-¦-ç-+-ï-¦ -¦-Ç-â-¦ -+-¦ -Ç-+-¦-+-é-ü-Å -¦-¦-Ç-â-¦', which I think literally means 'A friend of the heart isn't born suddenly', which I reckon is either not-quite-proper or idiomatic for 'Good friends aren't made quickly'.
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Re:Three unusual things in one day
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2004, 12:25:13 PM »
And a birthday toast to Serge !

And friends, please do not forget today is the commeneration of the Panaghia of Myrtles, may She bless and protect all today  !

Peace to all,

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Re:Three unusual things in one day
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2004, 03:43:07 PM »
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Re:Three unusual things in one day
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2004, 04:25:43 PM »
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Ah...... a good cigar, a cool Tecate, salsa & chips, a little Patron & the company of good friends........... and the Lord.

A good day indeed.

Ahhhh, Cigars & Patron, sure sounds good right now.
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Re:Three unusual things in one day
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2004, 06:31:00 PM »
But can it make you resistant to poisining by an Arch Duke?

Or bullet proof...

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