Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

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Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by DRT » 12:51 Fri 14 Feb 2014

I received a cry for help from a thirsty man yesterday so have made an executive decision in order to deliver the appropriate assistance.

Where: Where else?
When: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 @ 18:30.
What: Bring a bottle to quench the collective thirst.

Attendees:
  1. DRT;
  2. JDAW;
  3. MPM.
Is anyone else thirsty?


Current draft of the placemats.

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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by jdaw1 » 13:04 Fri 14 Feb 2014

I’m in. Oh, I seem to be ‘in’ already. Good.

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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by flash_uk » 00:41 Sat 15 Feb 2014

My wife and kids are away Monday and Tuesday night so it would be madness to pass up the opportunity!

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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by DRT » 00:51 Sat 15 Feb 2014

flash_uk wrote:My wife and kids are away Monday and Tuesday night so it would be madness to pass up the opportunity!
Gordon's alive!

Splendid.
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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by flash_uk » 12:36 Sat 15 Feb 2014

I do often get the Flash Gordon-isms, but my "flash" moniker has a different origin...you have until Tuesday evening to guess it, at which point I can share the history :-)

What sort of bottle are you thinking of bringing along?

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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by PhilW » 13:02 Sat 15 Feb 2014

flash_uk wrote:I do often get the Flash Gordon-isms, but my "flash" moniker has a different origin...you have until Tuesday evening to guess it
Every time you enter a room, do you yell "hah ha!" and thrust your hips?

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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by flash_uk » 13:53 Sat 15 Feb 2014

Nope :-)
But I do get the Flashheart-isms also, in fact one or two friends have adapted the moniker and do use Flashheart with me.

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Post by jdaw1 » 13:54 Sat 15 Feb 2014

flash_uk wrote:What sort of bottle are you thinking of bringing along?
We often have a theme resembling ‟Bring A Bottle To Share”. Recent such events happened on 8th January 2014, 2nd January 2014, 28th November 2013, 31st October 2013, 8th October 2013, 2nd October 2013, 25th September 2013, and 10th September 2013. Those review threads list what was drunk: approximately, any decent bottle from WW2 to the early 1990s.

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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by DRT » 14:35 Sat 15 Feb 2014

flash_uk wrote:I do often get the Flash Gordon-isms, but my "flash" moniker has a different origin...you have until Tuesday evening to guess it, at which point I can share the history :-)
Did your mother make you wash a checker-board kitchen floor as a child?
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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by PhilW » 14:51 Sat 15 Feb 2014

flash_uk wrote:Nope :-)
But I do get the Flashheart-isms also, in fact one or two friends have adapted the moniker and do use Flashheart with me.
Do your clothes keep falling off?

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Post by DRT » 14:56 Sat 15 Feb 2014

Are you a photogropher?
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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by flash_uk » 15:01 Sat 15 Feb 2014

DRT wrote:
flash_uk wrote:I do often get the Flash Gordon-isms, but my "flash" moniker has a different origin...you have until Tuesday evening to guess it, at which point I can share the history :-)
Did your mother make you wash a checker-board kitchen floor as a child?
Thankfully not that. Otherwise I would have to approach every situation with "Here's one without flash, and look at the difference WITH flash."

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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by flash_uk » 15:02 Sat 15 Feb 2014

PhilW wrote:
flash_uk wrote:Nope :-)
But I do get the Flashheart-isms also, in fact one or two friends have adapted the moniker and do use Flashheart with me.
Do your clothes keep falling off?
Not that.

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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by flash_uk » 15:02 Sat 15 Feb 2014

DRT wrote:Are you a photogropher?
No. My wife is a good photographer though.

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Post by DRT » 16:28 Sat 15 Feb 2014

Were you a bully at Rugby School?
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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by PhilW » 17:43 Sat 15 Feb 2014

You were once struck by lightning?

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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by jdaw1 » 17:44 Sat 15 Feb 2014

Usually at a blind tasting the placemats have wines named after people. This time I’ve done differently (☦ ♰ ♱ ☨ ☩).

Pictures in first post.

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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by PhilW » 17:48 Sat 15 Feb 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Usually at a blind tasting the placemats have wines named after people. This time I’ve done differently
Was I the only one hoping to see Ming the Merciless and Brian Blessed staring back at me from inside the placemat circles?

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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by DRT » 17:49 Sat 15 Feb 2014

Are you a pyromaniac?
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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by PhilW » 18:00 Sat 15 Feb 2014

Or are you involved in pyrotechnics?

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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by flash_uk » 18:24 Sat 15 Feb 2014

No, Flashman the bully I am not. Nor the victim of a lightning strike, a firestarter or a fireworks engineer.

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Post by DRT » 18:55 Sat 15 Feb 2014

Is your real name Barry Allen?
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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by flash_uk » 19:42 Sat 15 Feb 2014

DRT wrote:Is your real name Barry Allen?
No nothing to do with DC Comics :D

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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by flash_uk » 19:50 Sat 15 Feb 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:What sort of bottle are you thinking of bringing along?
We often have a theme resembling ‟Bring A Bottle To Share”. Recent such events happened on 8th January 2014, 2nd January 2014, 28th November 2013, 31st October 2013, 8th October 2013, 2nd October 2013, 25th September 2013, and 10th September 2013. Those review threads list what was drunk: approximately, any decent bottle from WW2 to the early 1990s.
Excellent - thanks for the guidance. Just need to source the bottle I have in mind some time on Monday...

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Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Post by jdaw1 » 20:58 Sat 15 Feb 2014

I’ve made placemats as if blind, but do we want to be sighted? I’m ambivalent.

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