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Lord Muck oGentry
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The Speakeasy

#1 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » August 15th, 2015, 1:49 am

It has long been a source of grief to me that this board has not got a proper traditional spit-and-sawdust boozer, where bods can can have a damned good rant, out of the way of traffic. This defect, however, can now be supplied. I have kitted out a property that as been in the family since thirteen oatcake.



So, what's your tipple?
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Re: The Speakeasy

#2 Postby thundril » August 15th, 2015, 12:24 pm

Pint of Old Piss-take and a packet of Pure Bollocks, please. And something for y' good self!

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Re: The Speakeasy

#3 Postby Maria Mac » August 15th, 2015, 12:42 pm

I'm still hungover from last night but I'll have half a glass of scrumpy to wash down my lunch, thanks.

As for ranting, seen today's Daily Fail? https://twitter.com/pointlesslettrs/sta ... 56/photo/1

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Re: The Speakeasy

#4 Postby Tetenterre » August 15th, 2015, 7:02 pm

Athena wrote:As for ranting, seen today's Daily Fail? https://twitter.com/pointlesslettrs/sta ... 56/photo/1
Oh FFS! Are we half a century ago all of a sudden or something? It was pretty vile even then...
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Re: The Speakeasy

#5 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » August 15th, 2015, 9:05 pm

thundril wrote:Pint of Old Piss-take and a packet of Pure Bollocks, please. And something for y' good self!


Good to see you! Now, one pint of Old Piss-take and a packet of Pure Bollocks coming up.

I'll just have a half-pint of Lagavulin 16 y.o., thanks. Have to go easy after last night, y'see...

Enjoy your rant!
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Re: The Speakeasy

#6 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » August 15th, 2015, 9:08 pm

Athena wrote:I'm still hungover from last night but I'll have half a glass of scrumpy to wash down my lunch, thanks.

As for ranting, seen today's Daily Fail? https://twitter.com/pointlesslettrs/sta ... 56/photo/1


Ah, yes, I see what you mean.
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Re: The Speakeasy

#7 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » August 15th, 2015, 9:17 pm

Tetenterre wrote:
Athena wrote:As for ranting, seen today's Daily Fail? https://twitter.com/pointlesslettrs/sta ... 56/photo/1
Oh FFS! Are we half a century ago all of a sudden or something? It was pretty vile even then...


Indeed it was...
Now, as this is the opening night, the first drinks are on the house. What'll it be?
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Re: The Speakeasy

#8 Postby Alan H » August 15th, 2015, 9:19 pm

A pint of your best for me please.
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Re: The Speakeasy

#9 Postby Tetenterre » August 15th, 2015, 9:48 pm

Large Laphroaig, please...
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Re: The Speakeasy

#10 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » August 15th, 2015, 9:50 pm

Alan H wrote:A pint of your best for me please.


Good to see you! One pint coming up...


Now, I have some announcements to make. First, the premises: this area, as you can see, is a traditional spit-and-sawdust boozer. There are bench seats for parties who prefer their ranting cheek to cheek, and we have some battered old leather seating at low tables for the experienced topers, who know that it is best to put your drink where it doesn't have far to fall...

Through the archway, there are booths suitable for smallish groups of like-minded ranters, who may want to have a sing-song or go in for some communal self-medication.

Regulars are asked to take turns at staffing the bar. Failing that, there is an honesty box.
There is also a swear box, into which some joker has put a vulgar great brick of currency, with a note saying Tell us when that runs out.
That's the spirit!
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Re: The Speakeasy

#11 Postby Dave B » August 15th, 2015, 9:57 pm

Do you do BYOs? Got this half full bottle of Greek Metaxa brandy liquer to share. Their economy may be crap but Metaxa is pure nectar!
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Re: The Speakeasy

#12 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » August 15th, 2015, 9:57 pm

Tetenterre wrote:Large Laphroaig, please...


Ah, another Islay malt man, I see. An excellent choice.
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Re: The Speakeasy

#13 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » August 15th, 2015, 10:00 pm

Dave B wrote:Do you do BYOs? Got this half full bottle of Greek Metaxa brandy liquer to share. Their economy may be crap but Metaxa is pure nectar!


Excellent! We don't charge corkage, so feel free to share with the merry throng.
What we can't say, we can't say and we can't whistle it either. — Frank Ramsey

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Re: The Speakeasy

#14 Postby thundril » August 15th, 2015, 10:09 pm

You have got a giant Connect Four, haven't you?
Oooh, tell you what. How about a game that is a perfect :idea: conjunction of Twister and Rubik's Cube!!??

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Re: The Speakeasy

#15 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » August 15th, 2015, 10:30 pm

thundril wrote:You have got a giant Connect Four, haven't you?
Oooh, tell you what. How about a game that is a perfect :idea: conjunction of Twister and Rubik's Cube!!??


Connect Four? Certainly!
Playing cards and board games are also available from the bar.
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Re: The Speakeasy

#16 Postby Alan H » August 15th, 2015, 10:50 pm

Bowling?
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: The Speakeasy

#17 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » August 15th, 2015, 10:56 pm

Alan H wrote:Bowling?


Subway from Kelvinhall to Partick, then get the Balloch train.
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Re: The Speakeasy

#18 Postby Alan H » August 15th, 2015, 11:21 pm

Ha! The Glasgow humour. I miss it.

(For those not familiar with Glasgow and its environs: Bowling)
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: The Speakeasy

#19 Postby jaywhat » August 16th, 2015, 7:14 am

Don't know what the hell I am doing here; gave up alcohol some years ago so I think I'll go home. Sorry to bother you!

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Re: The Speakeasy

#20 Postby Dave B » August 16th, 2015, 9:58 am

Aw, I'm sure we can find some juice or a cuppa. Stay for the erudite chat, jaywhat.
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