Happy 4 July...

#2
If it's any consolation, I completely forgot it was the Fourth.

And good luck finding anyone in my office to join me for a beer after work (the shedload of Australians I work with might be down for it, but for different reasons).
 
#3
Enjoy - although on hols, I am assured by my Septic colleagues that some beer and steaks are being reserved for me!

As a sweaty. all I can say is - Don't drink more than we would on Saint Andrews Day 8)
 
#4
Isn't that the day the Brits give up and went home cos the women were not entertaining our troops anymore.

Question: If the Americans are so independant then why do they bloody drag us British into every bun fight they get into?

Answers welcomed?
 
#5
rickshaw-major said:
As a sweaty. all I can say is - Don't drink more than we would on Saint Andrews Day 8)
Or any other day, really. :D
 
#7
Happy Independence Day neighbours. We had a great 141st birthday party on the 1st, sorry you missed it. We're also celebrating the 400th birthday of Quebec City, sorry you missed that too, we all had a great time toasting HM for having the sense to hang on to this part of the continent.
 
#8
niner_domestic said:
Happy Independence Day neighbours. We had a great 141st birthday party on the 1st, sorry you missed it. We're also celebrating the 400th birthday of Quebec City, sorry you missed that too, we all had a great time toasting HM for having the sense to hang on to this part of the continent.
I was up there a month or so ago and it looks like you Canuks lost Vancouver to the Chinese!
 
#9
I've never been there but I've drank "Canada Dry" anyone remember that from way back?

Tonic water or something??...

Do they still sell it?? Just a flashback to the 80's - no not the 1880's!!! :D
 
#10
I suppose it's still the 4th in some parts of USA, so Happy 4th!

The first time I celebrated it in your company (I wouldn't otherwise, anyway) was on 4 July 1985, when I had an invite to the US Base on Ascension.

Brilliant evening! Thanks a lot!

Unfortunately, the US Base doesn't have any proper beer (didn't have and still doesn't). Having suffered that s#it Budweiser that you call beer, I've never touched the stuff since.

Can somebody over there get a grip and produce a beer that doesn't contain rice? Even the Chinese don't use it!

Tsing Tao. Lovely. (Carlsberg with slitty eyes).
 
#11
Bacon_Grill said:
Isn't that the day the Brits give up and went home cos the women were not entertaining our troops anymore.

Question: If the Americans are so independant then why do they bloody drag us British into every bun fight they get into?

Answers welcomed?
Because they need to blame someone else for the coooooockup.
Except for vietnam. you may notice that USA up to 1992 was- to say the least impotent.

That 1972 to 1992 = almost 20 years when the Yanks ( sorry should that be W) as usual were all balls and no teeth.

A country the size and muscle power (spastic?) was unable to stop ONE man from Columbia flooding the USA with coke?????????????

Bugger, too many limpo G&T. Off course we must not forget the ex SAS mercenaries that were tasked to remove "escobre" etc.

sadly, the whole operation was blown.

accusations = NO YANKS WERE KILLED.

the operation was a fiasque.

it was an USA OP, but NO USA military were on the ground.

Custer was correct. The only good american is a dead american.


oooops, sorry yanks, you still havent stopped the power and control of south america.

bunch of politacal cooooooocksuuuuuuckers.

tin foil hat. I could fart louder than thes CS-MFKrs.
 
#12
Sparky2339 said:
I've never been there but I've drank "Canada Dry" anyone remember that from way back?

Tonic water or something??...

Do they still sell it?? Just a flashback to the 80's - no not the 1880's!!! :D
Not sure they sell it up north but in FLA I use it to dilute that awful stuff called gin.
 
#13
Yep Ctauch that's what we did with it.

Gin was easier to buy than vodka where i grew up - perfumed vodka we used to call it.

Mind you, my family used to make their own vodka from distilled potato mash - anyone seen my spectacles and guide dog???

:D
 
#14
Bacon_Grill said:
Question: If the Americans are so independant then why do they bloody drag us British into every bun fight they get into?

Answers welcomed?
Coz your politicians are spineless slags...we didn't drag you in your PM BLiar saw fit to come along!
 
#15
As I type this I am in the Unified Command Center for the Boston-Cambridge 4th Concert/Fireworks. Police, Fire, National Guard, USCG, FBI, ATF, DHS and other agencies working together in one place. 400,000 spectators and no problems other than a few lost kids, and the sort of illnesses/injuries you would get in any group that large in a day.

This is the 23rd straight year I have worked on the 4th and it will be an 18 hour day but it feels good to be part of keeping safe a celebration this large. Happy 4th all.

By the way, the Master of Ceremonies for the concert is from UK, Craig Ferguson. He did a great job.
 
#16
Craig Ferguson the Scotsman!!???

Played a male hair dresser/barber ina film a few years ago??

Aye he's doing well :D

Come on Independence!!!!!
 
#17
Sparky2339 said:
Craig Ferguson the Scotsman!!???

Played a male hair dresser/barber in a film a few years ago??

Aye he's doing well :D

Come on Independence!!!!!
Precisely, that Craig Ferguson. A very funny guy, he has a late night talk show on a national TV network 5 nights a week. They had him last year as he was sworn in as a US citizen just before the concert and he did a great job so they had him back.

Piccys of the event are at CLICKY and then click on Gallery. I have never been to your "Proms at the Park" but it may be a bit similar.

I don't see much of the show as I am in a windowless room full of computers and big plasma screens and lots of guys with guns etc. I also have to work some of the time as well as provide a sense of class and culture by my presence. However we ended the evening with only 4 arrests which is not bad for a crown of about 400,000. Also, at the end of the night the number of lost children ballanced the number of found children. I hate it when we have found kids left over at the end of the night as it delays returning home, pouring a cold beer and turning in.

Thanks to "the Cousins" for kind words.
 
#18
Ah yes, Canada Dry ginger ale and cocktail mixers, invented by the son of the man who brought you the Buick (Robert McLaughlin- General Motors Canda). It's still made and still quite popular in the States (it has a bottling plant in Manhatten).
 
#19
DavidBOC said:
Thanks to "the Cousins" for kind words.
You didn't read the explanation of this phrase on mil.com, by any chance?

For clarification, US citizens should refer to UK citizens as "OUR cousins." UK citizens refer to US citizens as "THE cousins."


"THE cousins" is also used to refer to the inhabitants of East Anglia, Cornwall and Wales. :twisted:
 
#20
Sparky2339 said:
I've never been there but I've drank "Canada Dry" anyone remember that from way back?

Tonic water or something??...

Do they still sell it?? Just a flashback to the 80's - no not the 1880's!!! :D
still get it in my pub..they do root beer now too.
 

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