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What is Great Britain coming to?

Postby john t peterson » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:33 am

My good neighbor, Brother Bill, just returned from an extended trip to London and various environs around York. His lovely wife is a British lass originally from York and they go back every other year or so. He brought back the most disturbing news from his latest vacation. In the local neighborhood pubs, they now serve Miller and Budweiser beer, on tap. :NBG:

My beloved Englishmen, have you no pride? Of all the American products available for export: buffalo wings; krispy creme donuts; pickled pigs feet; Sarah Palin; Walmart; and you had to choose American beer? And very poor American beer at that? What is Great Britain coming to??

What's next? Tofu and chips?

Take me now, Lord.

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Re: What is Great Britain coming to?

Postby andydotp » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:23 am

Oh dear me! :-(
I cannot concur more with our American friend's sentiments....what happened to 'our' (now I'm an Ozzie) Foster's????

Here's an obtuse Pommy/Aussie beer-related observation for you...
Opposite The Broadfiled, my Sheffield 'local' was once displayed a billboard poster of (then) Britain's Greatest Living DJ Alan 'Fluff' Freeman spruiking the delights of Skol Lager. His smiling face & the words "Fancy a pint,,not half".
"not half" was one of his 'Fluffisms".
I discovered some years later that he was indeed,,,,,,,,Australian.
Yes, Mr. P, "what is Great Britain coming to" indeed? (Hope yr OK over there just now & America will just clean up & move on as it has the capacity & will to do).
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Re: What is Great Britain coming to?

Postby slotalot » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:25 am

John T. Peterson wrote: In the local neighborhood pubs, they now serve Miller and Budweiser beer, on tap. :NBG:
They found a pub??
In England..??
and it was still OPEN!!!!!
Where was it I need to know !!CHEERS!!

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Re: What is Great Britain coming to?

Postby jimmy55 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:33 am

You chaps are obviously very out of date. Didnt you realize that a curry washed down with a Budweiser or a Fosters is now our National Dish :!?!:

(as further proof .....I cant even spell REALISE with an S without being corrected by the spell-checker)

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Re: What is Great Britain coming to?

Postby badpenny » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:49 am

We already have Buffalo Wings, Walmart own ASDA (second largest chain in UK) and we too have major shares in all the pointless wars.

As for Miller and Budweiser beer on tap?
A rose created in an old Dickensian Brewery hidden away in some obscure part of England merely taken out of mothballs after last making (hardly brewing) Watney's Red Barrel in order to churn out something that is marketed as American Beer wouldn't taste so bad ...... just worse.

As to your question ..... What is Great Britain coming to?

End of the line mate.
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Re: What is Great Britain coming to?

Postby andydotp » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:52 am

Aye Lad, them wer't days....
Minimum eight peents a neet, then we'd stumble over to The Everest on London Road.
"fifteen pints of lager & a plate of papadums please waiter"....
(For the uninitiated, pubs shut at 10PM then but you could buy as much piss as you liked from the curry houses as long as there was food ordered too.... plus, the waiters' rellies would be conveniently parked outside in their cabs to drive us home,, to the house we rented from Mr Singh (not his real name - it was Khan) who'd pop around every fortnight to pick up all the giros that were delivered for numerous of his offspring).
Lovely bloke, best landlord I ever had.
Yes, them wer't days.... !!ESCAPE!!
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Re: What is Great Britain coming to?

Postby pennymachines » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:08 am

Fear not John - things ain't so bad. One thing we Brits are still best at is having a good old moan.

Moan 1: About a third of the cost of a pint is tax.
Moan 2: We pay over 40% of the EU beer tax bill but consume only 13% of the beer sold in Europe. (Thanks to an online petition, the beer tax is due to be debated in parliament).
Moan 3: Around 16 pubs close every week in the UK (according to CAMRA).

But on the bright side... it's never been easier to get a decent pint. There are now more breweries in the UK than any time in my life. My local offers a huge selection of well kept cask ales. When you're paying £3 or more, it makes sense to be a bit fussy.

Speaking as a beer snob... I prefer mine bitter and amber.
I tried Millers many years ago and felt inclined not to do so again. But, if there was no better option than larger, I wouldn't object to Budweisser, provided it was the Czechoslovakian brew and not that bland stuff from the States.

Speaking as a chocolate snob... I prefer mine bitter and dark.
How come Cadbury's Dairy Milk, which contains too much vegetable fat to be called chocolate in the US is sold and manufactured there, under the Cadbury label, by The Hershey Company in Pennsylvania? I found a Hershey's chocolate bar in a London supermarket. How can this be America's favourite chocolate brand? It tastes worse than Ex-Lax!
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Re: What is Great Britain coming to?

Postby andydotp » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:49 am

Suggest against clicking on this link. NOTE BY MODERATOR : The 'link' Andy refers to is NOT the above posting by Pennymachines but another posting which has now been deleted Mods please check it out.
My computer just screamed 'threat alert' and shut down........
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Re: What is Great Britain coming to?

Postby coin-op » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:14 am

Hi Andy, I had my suspicions too, but never proceeded further to download the suspect files. I've deleted the relevant posts and no doubt if they were genuine the member can come back and clarify what they are.

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Re: What is Great Britain coming to?

Postby badpenny » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:43 am

I removed one yesterday full of Spam and links, seems our Defcon needs raising.

My advice to everyone is before clicking on any links posted on the forum check out The Author.

The one I deleted and banned yesterday had just joined and it was the maiden posting.
Copying the log on name and putting it into Google often identifies whether it's a known nuisance.

We still have areas where Guests can post without joining. So use your good judgement with any links from a Guest.


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