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Old 11th Sep 2005, 16:46
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Your third point is where you should rest - that's what this entire debate hinges on. You accept the validity of allowing gay personnel to serve without fear of dismissal. However, I disagree that this adds nothing to the Service - it adds the possibility of recruiting more high-quality personnel who might have been scared off before.

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Lagavulin after masala? What are you thinking??? Personally I'd rather just stick my tongue in wood ash than drink Lagavulin, I imagine the taste would be fairly similar... (looking wistfully at my well-drained bottle of Lagavulin).

Now, Laphroaig and Bruichladdich... THOSE are great Islay malts. mmmm......
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Old 11th Sep 2005, 16:57
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Oh you silly boy! I thought we'd finally put this thread to bed. That's 2 poofters with a penchant for Islay malt. 16B is probably scouring the net as we speak for a 'scientific' explanation

Awaiting incoming umpteen links to Yankee god-botherer evils of alcohol / deviants sites
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Old 11th Sep 2005, 17:33
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Gentlemen,

I thought we'd finally put this thread to bed. That's 2 poofters with a penchant for Islay malt. 16B is probably scouring the net as we speak for a 'scientific' explanation
I abhor any attempt to associate me with the consumption of Islay malt which is an ABOMINATION, against nature and quite clearly not what nature intended. Its very existence is simply a corruption of what has been held to be true and upright in society. Nay, it flies in the face of TRADITION.

Scientific fact, backed up by good fundemental taste, has it that in the making of Whiskey malted barley is dried in closed ovens. The barley never comes in contact with smoke, so the true malted barley flavor shines through with no smokiness. And just don't get me started on the triple-distilled-twice-distilled-the-departing-Monks-got-it-all-wrong debate.

(It is believed that distilling techniques have were brought to Scotland by monks traveling from Ireland. The well known monk who helped introducing Christianity in Scotland is St. Columba. He landed on Iona, a small island just off the coast of the Isle of Mull).

I will simply not be associated with this portrayal of forces gays as Islay drinkers. The facts are black (Bush) and caucasian. Never let it be said that I don't fancy a spot of Bush now and again. Put that in your Bacardi and coke.
 
Old 11th Sep 2005, 17:40
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The scientific explanation is probably simply that because neither of you are likely to be prolific brat-breeders, you probably have the disposable income to try the odd drop of malt on a more regular basis than those besotted with rugrats.....

Which is entirely understandable.

But tonguing wood ash...? I'll leave that particular recreation to you to enjoy, if you have no objection.

Now I'll probably be on the receiving end of some bible-bashing, god-bothering fundamentalist claptrap - but for rather different reasons. Anyway, if Big G is so all-knowing, one question:

Why the wasp?

I mean, just what was he/she thinking of that fine day up in Heaven when he/she suddenly thought "Hmm, haven't created much today. Just a few rodents and the odd bird or two... Wait a moment! I know - I'll create an infuriating, useless and totally irrelevant creature with which to annoy Man. I shall call it the wasp!"

And lo! It came to pass.....

Thanks a whole bunch, God.
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Old 11th Sep 2005, 18:01
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Partial to a spot of Bush myself, P2S, though I prefer mine green and malty. I can see whisk(e)y sales plummeting in messes up and down the country as closet queens switch to a more 'manly' drink; Malibu and pineapple perhaps?

Reminds me of the great Not the Nine o'clock News sketch where Billy Connolly walks in to a bar:

BC: Has Jimmy the Hatchet McGregor been in?

Barman: No.

BC: Has Angus the Hammer McDonald been in?

Barman: No.

BC: Has Ronnie the Razor McFarlane been in?

Barman: No.

BC (with camp lisp): Och well, I'll have a Campari & Soda then please!

Beags old chap, the Great Architect probably just did it on Sunday with a hangover, same day as he thought up the midges with which to plague his own country.
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Old 11th Sep 2005, 20:51
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Forget wasps, midges, even bloody crane flies (utterly, totally pointless, they don't even eat anything). What was He thinking when He created the duck-billed platypus?

"Ho hum. Those spiders are going to scare a few men-thingies [chuckles]. Now, what do I have left? Some beaks... avian reproductive systems... otter bodies... and some poisonous claws. I have a great idea...!"

Not forgetting, He also chose to inflict us with such delights as dyslexia, insomnia, indecision, and Trinny and Suzannah.

Definition of a dyslexic agnostic insomniac: one who lies awake at night, pondering the existence of dog.

Okay, strayed from the point somewhat...!
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Old 12th Sep 2005, 08:18
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Brilliant diversionary tactics there ! So far the thread has moved on to Whisky distillation and entomology. Although there is still hope for AT if, as he says, he really IS partial to a spot of Bush !!!

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Old 12th Sep 2005, 08:40
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You find me a malty one, matey - and I'll give it a damned good seeing to! Anyway, nobody said orientations are necessarily fixed for life in all cases. Jings! At one time, I used to like Gin!
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Old 12th Sep 2005, 16:17
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Would that have been, errr....pink gin?

Sorry!
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Old 12th Sep 2005, 16:56
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Oh My God Beagle! You are a heartless old sod!! Have I not exposed enough of my innermost self on this thread for you?

Yes, you've sussed me, you perceptive swine. But you just wouldn't let it lie; you have to rip into the darkest depths of my soul.

I was happy for AT to be a beer-swilling, whisky drinking, curry-eating, gay, Scots ex-crab officer. I suppose I set myself up, even this lady didst protest too much, the moth flew too close to the flame.

OK, if you insist. Yes AT did drink pink gin. Are you happy now? Worse than that, I drank pints of Pimms at Sanders.

You've ripped it from me I was a Rupert before I was a Crab. They made me do it!

Oh, the shame. How can I show my face at the Malt Whisky Society again? I'll even have to change my PPRuNe Handle!

Are you happy now? Are you? Are You?

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Old 12th Sep 2005, 17:19
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Right! That's you outed!





.....as a one-time 'Harry Pinkers' tippler!

Pint of Pimms on a hot summer's day? Why not? When I was first in the RAF we used the following blend to make 3 x half-pint glasses:

7 fl oz Pimms No.1
2 fl oz Export strength gin
10 fl oz Lemonade
11 fl oz Ginger Ale

= 3 x half-pints

Plus ice, mint and all the usual bits of fruit.
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Old 12th Sep 2005, 17:47
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No!

Stop it ! Stop it!

I can't look. The ignominy ... The shame!
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Old 12th Sep 2005, 18:33
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Pink gin drinker, does this mean you'll be changing your name to Auntie Alec now

Regards

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Old 12th Sep 2005, 18:49
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No! No! It's worse that that! They'll call me a ....




Sassunnach!! and an ex-Pongo

I'll be drummed out of the Pipe Band, I'll never get in to The Vaults again, I'll be called a White Settler, I'll be cashiered from RAFA!

Help me boys! What'll I do? Where will I go?

Does anyone know a good plastic surgeon?

When's the next plane to Venezuela?
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Old 12th Sep 2005, 21:50
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Sorry to say it, but in these circumstances there seems to be only one appropriate response...

... drama queen!
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Old 13th Sep 2005, 06:30
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Sorry to say it, but in these circumstances there seems to be only one appropriate response...

... drama queen!


Sorry but that is priceless...........
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Old 13th Sep 2005, 08:20
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Yes, quite.

Let's just say that if there were to be a PPRuNe amateur dramatics society and it were to be staging "American Beauty". There would be no shortage of very convincing actors to play Col. Frank Fitts USMC!

did I fail the audition?
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Old 13th Sep 2005, 11:00
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No AT dearie, but in American Beauty who did Frank Fit?

all spelling mistakes are "df" alcohol induced
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Old 14th Sep 2005, 15:33
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"Only poofs root women..."
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Old 14th Sep 2005, 22:35
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Related to the discussion (before the liquor got involved at least)

Gay servicemen and women who enter into civil partnerships are to be entitled to married quarters on military bases.The so-called "gay marriages" will become legal on December 5 this year following the passage of the Civil Partnerships Act.Homosexual service personnel are then expected to take advantage of their new rights.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said gay personnel in civil partnerships would be treated in the same way as married troops in terms of entitlements to allowances and benefits.

He said: "The Civil Partnerships Act comes into force in December 2005 and will apply to the armed forces.

"Consequently we will be extending the same entitlements, allowances and benefits to same-sex couples who choose to register a civil partnership recognised in law that are granted to married couples."

Unmarried heterosexual couples and gay couples who have not registered a partnership will continue to be ineligible for married quarters.

Homosexuality was made legal in the armed forces only four years ago.
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