Bollocks - Is nothing sacred?

#41
Every single Japanese whisky I try has far too much vanilla stuffed into it.
Never tried one myself, been brought up on the real stuff. Will have to try some nippony one day, just so I can't be accused of being biased.

We've failed in so many areas, after the war ended. Not only because we were skint, we never learned. Clyde built ships were still the best built ships in the world...except the world didn't want the best. Cheap to make, thrash into the deck, make enough profit to replace it, ad infinitum. Motor bikes, car industry similar stories. We had the advantage of the industrial revolution, then stood back as the rest of the world learned and improved on what we had started.
 
#42
Ya had to mention it didn’t ya, ffs not even in the B@&£()& bloody forum.
You do realise you could be Court Marshalled for that, a life of fizzy pop, porn mags and Eastenders, gone, gone for ever! You really are a silly billy aren’t you!
I don't need to be marshalled into court, I'm not that big.
 
#44
Never tried one myself, been brought up on the real stuff. Will have to try some nippony one day, just so I can't be accused of being biased.

We've failed in so many areas, after the war ended. Not only because we were skint, we never learned. Clyde built ships were still the best built ships in the world...except the world didn't want the best. Cheap to make, thrash into the deck, make enough profit to replace it, ad infinitum. Motor bikes, car industry similar stories. We had the advantage of the industrial revolution, then stood back as the rest of the world learned and improved on what we had started.
I beg to differ: Our post war motor industry was fat & happy on the profits it made from government contracts & to a large extent, saw dividends bonuses as more important than product development & innovation.
Look at the crap we were selling:
The 1962 650cc Triumph Bonneville was a bored out 1937 350cc design & the 1975 850cc Norton Commando used a bottom end intended for a 500cc engine.
The 1985 Mini & several other vehicles used the A series engine that originated in 1951 & it was still being produced in 1996.
Our shipyards were shit because the unions controlled every move & the work ethic was nonexistent.

Accountants & bloody unions are what f**ked our heavy industry.
 
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#45
The 1962 650cc Triumph Bonneville was a bored out 1937 350cc design & the 1975 850cc Norton Commando used a bottom end intended for a 500cc engine.
I saw a special by Henry Cole over Xmas (Henry isn't everyone's cuppa tea, but he's passionate about British M/Cycles). He interviewed an NVT engineer, the main problem with the Brit m/c industry was, the idea and development was sort of there, but there was no money for the machinery to manufacture the products.
 
#46
Fuller's ESB, marvellous stuff. Asahi, and especially their Dark, excellent too.
Proper English beer----------- I'm a Jock and can't stand "Heavy".
I enjoy English bitter(and unlike some of my countrymen------I'm not):cool:
 
#49
Auchentoshan distillery near Glasgow has always had Highland coo's in an adjacent field, when the distillery was bought over by Beam Suntory the H & S manager they sent over from the states nearly had appoplexy when he discovered no one had been on the steer wrangler course, it took a long time to persuade him that such a thing just didn't exist in the UK and the immediate action was to shout at it and push it back into it's field.
 
#51
Mate, I am from the U.S. and I have no bloody idea what f that is. Mind you there's so many different laws and regs, it's hard for anyone to track all of them.

A Wrangler to me is a Jeep or a brand of jeans.
You’re taking the pïss right? A wrangler is a cowboy. Think it has less to do with you being an American and more to do with where in the US you grew up.
 
#52
You’re taking the pïss right? A wrangler is a cowboy. Think it has less to do with you being an American and more to do with where in the US you grew up.
Does California and Michigan count? When you say Wrangler, the ones I mentioned come to my mind first. Honestly/
 
#53
Does California and Michigan count? When you say Wrangler, the ones I mentioned come to my mind first. Honestly/
My guess (could be wrong) is that you grew up in a more suburban setting and just never took note of it. I had an 89 Wrangler Sahara, straight 6 with a holly carb, should have kept it.....
 
#54
My guess (could be wrong) is that you grew up in a more suburban setting and just never took note of it. I had an 89 Wrangler Sahara, straight 6 with a holly carb, should have kept it.....
Grew up in San Diego, Ann Arbor, a bit in NYC and a few places around the world...OZ and a few other countries. So yeah, TX living is not my style.

But like your style.
 
#55
Mate, I am from the U.S. and I have no bloody idea what f that is. Mind you there's so many different laws and regs, it's hard for anyone to track all of them.

A Wrangler to me is a Jeep or a brand of jeans.

It's like mong wrangling with less chance of getting bitten.
 
#56
We've failed in so many areas, after the war ended. Not only because we were skint, we never learned. Clyde built ships were still the best built ships in the world...except the world didn't want the best. Cheap to make, thrash into the deck, make enough profit to replace it, ad infinitum. Motor bikes, car industry similar stories. We had the advantage of the industrial revolution, then stood back as the rest of the world learned and improved on what we had started.
If you think British motorbikes and cars were the best in world you're kidding yourself. In the meantime there are parts of British industry that are still the best in the world and competitive. The problem is that they are increasingly high tech industries that need well educated people to run them and this gives us a problem of what to do with the bottom strata of society who are either ill served by the education system or incapable of reaching the levels required due to lack of innate ability. Autonomous robots, which the UK is quite good at designing, if not building, will only make the problem worse. We can't freeze time, the Japanese and Chinese tried that in the period 1600 to 1850 ish and all it got them was a bigger hill to climb when they finally realised that it didn't work.
 
#59
LP might not
Mate, I am from the U.S. and I have no bloody idea what f that is. Mind you there's so many different laws and regs, it's hard for anyone to track all of them.

A Wrangler to me is a Jeep or a brand of jeans.
I remember when the labels on Wrangler Jeans often said "Made in Scotland"
 
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