Ireland and the irish. Poteen, poatoes and humour the new thread.

#1
Following Stonkers tuition I now possess the knowledge to start threads. At MUDDYOLDENGINEER's instigation and his and to avoid diverting the Bloody Sunday thread here's the new one.
Being half Russian, quarter Anglo Irish protestant, paternal grandfather, and quarter Irish catholic, paternal grandmother, I may be rather well qualified to open the brew!
 
#4
Following Stonkers tuition I now possess the knowledge to start threads. At MUDDYOLDENGINEER's instigation and his and to avoid diverting the Bloody Sunday thread here's the new one.
Being half Russian, quarter Anglo Irish protestant, paternal grandfather, and quarter Irish catholic, paternal grandmother, I may be rather well qualified to open the brew!
If your ancestry is as stated shouldn't you be permanently beating the crap out of yourself? Or throwing nail and petrol bombs at yourself?
 
#5
If your ancestry is as stated shouldn't you be permanently beating the crap out of yourself? Or throwing nail and petrol bombs at yourself?
Surely the nasty evil Russian half of him would brutally surpess all dissident activity with a swift application of an armoured brigade?
 
#6
I was beaten frequently at school, it was enough for a lifetime. We also had a Latin master whose punishments included electrocuting his pupils. I detest religion while loving the beauty of the orthodox service, I'll leave the bombs to the catholics, we have our own occasional bombers in Russia, though thats for business reasons.
 
#9
I was beaten frequently at school, it was enough for a lifetime. We also had a Latin master whose punishments included electrocuting his pupils. I detest religion while loving the beauty of the orthodox service, I'll leave the bombs to the catholics, we have our own occasional bombers in Russia, though thats for business reasons.
My first latin master was similarly (if less technologically) inclined, and I felt his death (by Leukemia, I was but 12 yrs old) was a fair one. No idea what were his religious inclinations.
 
#10
TV has a lot to answer for.
It damn does. Yeltsin tried to bring back the cossacks to enforce discipline in various places. It included one cossack lowering his lance and charging the occupants of a Lada, the lance went right through from one side of the car to the other. The idea was quietly dropped after that.
The Omon have a real sad on about television, overseas broadcasts of them getting stuck into demonstrators have forced them to curb their enthusiasm. Personally I feel such broadcasts are excellent for Russia's image, it discourages hooligans. Not many cossacks in Ireland of course, though no shortage of horses for them if they should emigrate to the Emerald Isle.
 
#11
Well said! Never mind murdering their community, I would also include amongst the IRA/CIRA/IPLO/INLA/etc/etc claim to fame the maiming via bombs, punishment beatings, knee cappings, banishments, extortion, drug meddling, business control, etc,... The RC community was just as much terrorised as the rest of NI. The loyalist side is just as bad......

That said - this thread is about poteen et al so a recipe for poteen may be 100 gallons of water, 87 pounds of potatoes, 87 pounds of sugar and a box of yeast, mix together like a stew and distiil taking the 79degC fraction........ or so I'm told.
 
#12
My first latin master was similarly (if less technologically) inclined, and I felt his death (by Leukemia, I was but 12 yrs old) was a fair one. No idea what were his religious inclinations.
Our particular sadist was called O'Connor, I leave his race and religion to your imagination. He was certainly technically advanced, none of his many victims died. Why he chose Latin over physics I've no idea. He was still alive, sadly, when I left. A great shame.
 
#13
Well said! Never mind murdering their community, I would also include amongst the IRA/CIRA/IPLO/INLA/etc/etc claim to fame the maiming via bombs, punishment beatings, knee cappings, banishments, extortion, drug meddling, business control, etc,... The RC community was just as much terrorised as the rest of NI. The loyalist side is just as bad......

That said - this thread is about poteen et al so a recipe for poteen may be 100 gallons of water, 87 pounds of potatoes, 87 pounds of sugar and a box of yeast, mix together like a stew and distiil taking the 79degC fraction........ or so I'm told.[/

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We have samagun over here, the ingredients sound similar, though hospital alcohol is a welcome addition and if thats not available window cleaning fluid or anti freeze will do just as well.
 
#14
Our particular sadist was called O'Connor, I leave his race and religion to your imagination. He was certainly technically advanced, none of his many victims died. Why he chose Latin over physics I've no idea. He was still alive, sadly, when I left. A great shame.
Definitely one of the Cockney O'Connors from Peckham. Ecce Romani Page one - Marcus et Flavius sunt im hortum......
 
#15
Well said! Never mind murdering their community, I would also include amongst the IRA/CIRA/IPLO/INLA/etc/etc claim to fame the maiming via bombs, punishment beatings, knee cappings, banishments, extortion, drug meddling, business control, etc,... The RC community was just as much terrorised as the rest of NI. The loyalist side is just as bad......

That said - this thread is about poteen et al so a recipe for poteen may be 100 gallons of water, 87 pounds of potatoes, 87 pounds of sugar and a box of yeast, mix together like a stew and distiil taking the 79degC fraction........ or so I'm told.[/

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We have samagun over here, the ingredients sound similar, though hospital alcohol is a welcome addition and if thats not available window cleaning fluid or anti freeze will do just as well.
Anti freeze is ethylene glycol which is very different from ethanol.... Austrians use it as a preservative in wine.... You must be pretty hard core over there.....
 
#16
It damn does. Yeltsin tried to bring back the cossacks to enforce discipline in various places. It included one cossack lowering his lance and charging the occupants of a Lada, the lance went right through from one side of the car to the other. The idea was quietly dropped after that.
The Omon have a real sad on about television, overseas broadcasts of them getting stuck into demonstrators have forced them to curb their enthusiasm. Personally I feel such broadcasts are excellent for Russia's image, it discourages hooligans. Not many cossacks in Ireland of course, though no shortage of horses for them if they should emigrate to the Emerald Isle.
That's very interesting (seriously) but what does it have to do with potatoes?

[video=youtube;6uLUVI3Y0q0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uLUVI3Y0q0[/video]
 
#17
Well said! Never mind murdering their community, I would also include amongst the IRA/CIRA/IPLO/INLA/etc/etc claim to fame the maiming via bombs, punishment beatings, knee cappings, banishments, extortion, drug meddling, business control, etc,... The RC community was just as much terrorised as the rest of NI. The loyalist side is just as bad......

That said - this thread is about poteen et al so a recipe for poteen may be 100 gallons of water, 87 pounds of potatoes, 87 pounds of sugar and a box of yeast, mix together like a stew and distiil taking the 79degC fraction........ or so I'm told.
It seems a truism of any "liberation movement" that the first to be terrorised are their own so called supporters.
 
#18
If you're gonna start on Rome's antagonism towards primogeniture, I'm up for at least one post [snip]
It won't have escaped the attention of anyone who has operated in S Armagh, that the rural landscape there comprises many, many tiny, tiny fields (on a rural patrol I once broke into one not much larger than my back garden. We had to admit defeat, and quit the place by the same hole we had made on entry. There was no other way in or out).

It took me a while to figure this out: it was/is a result of the Romish rejection of primogeniture. Equal shares for all the sons upon the demise of the father.

Basis of a brilliant scam, taken together with the ingrained sense of guilt that goes with "original sin", and the duty to procreate.

Families get bigger - but the wealth of the family is not concentrated in a single individual, so they get weaker - and at the same time the mass of the people are imbued from birth with a sense of absolute dependence on the Church, to whom (in their millions) they pay penny tithes which add up to a sizeable fortune for the hierarchy running the cult as a whole.

Load that lot on top of a Gaelic culture with a deep-seated fondness for vendetta, and you have a potent mix.
 
#19
That's very interesting (seriously) but what does it have to do with potatoes?

[video=youtube;6uLUVI3Y0q0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uLUVI3Y0q0[/video]
If you've ever been inside an apartment in a Soviet built block in any Russian city or gone inside a Russian villiage cottage the smell of boiling potatoes is the first thing that usually hits you. The population of the poorer areas of Russia, rural and urban live on potatoes as much as the nineteenth century Irish did.
 

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