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    Hey! Who put all this Egg Nog in the Rum bowl??
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    As we have ready ourselves for another Christmas, we must not forget the members who will not be here this year. They were called to duty and gave their all. Some had returned back to quarters, when the Good Lord called them home.

    At this time, as we sing, party, eat and be joyous, lets paused and give the members who will not be joining us a toast and a moment of silence.
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    As we have ready ourselves for another Christmas, we must not forget the members who will not be here this year. They were called to duty and gave their all. Some had returned back to quarters, when the Good Lord called them home.

    At this time, as we sing, party, eat and be joyous, lets paused and give the members who will not be joining us a toast and a moment of silence.
    I concur. As most of everyone knows, we have main battle fleets sailing around the southern Med and other parts of the world. Once again, my last ship, HMCS VANCOUVER has spent another Christmas away on deployment. This year she is in the Med, overlooking Lybia. It was 10 years ago this very month, that I spent a similar holiday season, looking out from the quarterdeck, at a foreign land and wishing to be somewhere else.

    For the Crew, their families and friends, I hope that this Day was as happy and wonderful as it could be. May it also be uneventful for the Crew of HMCS VANCOUVER, and for all other ships and crews of all the Battle Groups on deployment.

    SPLICE THE MAIN BRACE: UP SPIRITS!

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    "To Absent Friends."

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    {7 reasons for impaired driving}:

    "But ossifer … " You can bet that B.C. police officers have heard it all when it comes to excuses people give when they're caught driving impaired. Here are the top 7 excuses this holiday season:

    1. ‘I’m driving my drunk friends home … I’ve had less than all of them.’
    - Police say: Choosing the least drunk person to be the designated driver is not a safe way to get friends and family home, and it’s a decision that could end in tragedy. Start the night with a plan to get home safely – choose a designated driver before you go out, make sure you have money for transit or a taxi, a place to stay overnight or a friend you can call for a ride.

    2. ‘I’ve only had a couple.’
    - Police say: Every drink you consume adds to your level of impairment. The ‘just a couple’ mentality can blur your perception of reality and the actual number of drinks you’ve consumed throughout the night.

    3. ‘I was just going two blocks.’
    - Police say: Impaired driving is dangerous and illegal whether you are travelling one block or 20 kilometres (12 miles).

    4. ‘I can hold my liquor.’
    - Police say: We often hear from drivers who have survived an alcohol-related crash that they had very little to drink and really didn’t think they were impaired. Alcohol affects your perception of how impaired you are, and your risk of crashing increases with each alcoholic drink you consume.

    5. ‘I can't be drunk...I'm the designated driver!’
    - Police say: Taking your turn to be the designated driver is a commitment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Offer to be the designated driver before you head out to celebrate – but remember that a true designated driver is the person who decides not to drink so they can drive others home safely.

    6. ‘I was the soberest of them all and they wanted to go to town.’- Police say: Don’t get caught up in the celebration – if you’ve been drinking, make the smart choice to get home safely.

    7. ‘Taxis take too long.’
    - Police say: CounterAttack road checks are everywhere – so think twice about getting behind the wheel; you might just encounter a friendly, neighbourhood roadcheck.

    Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/oss...#ixzz1hfDG23AJ

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    Getting everything ready at The After Hours Pub for New Years Eve sillybration!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by firecat1 View Post
    Getting everything ready at The After Hours Pub for New Years Eve sillybration!!!
    I waiting for another drink, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    I waiting for another drink, please.
    Cheerz!!!!!

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    Special today: Alka Seltzer with a touch of lemon..
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    Where's the whiskey??
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Where's the whiskey??
    OH MAN. I kinda don't think that is such a good idea today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller337 View Post
    OH MAN. I kinda don't think that is such a good idea today.
    Why not? Either you can handle it or you can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Why not? Either you can handle it or you can't.

    AS long as it aint tee-kill-ya, I can handle ANYTHING! LOL

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    Hey Miller....

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    Sacrilege, absolute sacrilege!!!


    Great Scot! It's whisky in a can ... eight shots for $5 to be sold in the United States
    By ELLEN CONNOLLY
    Last updated at 4:03 AM on 4th January 2012


    It's enough to make Scotch whisky connoisseurs choke on their single malt - a Scottish distillery has produced whisky in a can.
    Each can, which cannot be resealed once opened, will contain 12 ounces - about eight shots - of 80-proof 'single grain scotch whisky'.
    The company hopes to have the product on shelves in major American markets by February 1, retailing for $5 a can.

    Potent: Each can will contain about eight shots of 80-proof scotch whisky
    Unlike bottles, cans cannot be closed after they have been opened. That will force Scottish Spirits drinkers to either finish all eight shots of the blended scotch in a single occasion, or let some of the booze go to waste.
    Critics have argued that eight shots of a beverage with the same alcohol content as venerable scotches including Johnnie Walker Blue and The Glenlivet 12 is too many to be sold in a container that can't be resealed.
    The spirit has been distilled and matured for three years in oak casks in Scotland, according to the distillery company.

    'There are many brands on the market and most brands are not created equal,' Ken Rubenfeld, vice president of operations for the distillery, Scottish Spirits Imports, told The Huffington Post.
    'But most brands are served as equals in a glass type of vessel.
    'Having something that's so creatively different -- it piques the curiosity.'
    Packaging a high-end variety of liquor in what is widely considered to be a low budget container sounds like a novelty. But Rubenfeld insists its convenience -- not comic value -- that will drive sales.
    'A lot of people like to have beverages by their pool, on their boat, in a campground, at sporting events or tailgate parties,' he said.
    'It's easier to bring a six pack of a beverage verses bringing a bottle of scotch.'

    For some, canned beverages carry a low-class stigma. But they don't necessarily mean low quality. In recent years, some microbreweries have turned to cans for reasons including cost, drinkability and sustainability.
    'They are opaque, they are completely airtight, and the liners are pretty darn good,' said Lew Bryson, managing editor of Whisky Advocate magazine.
    'It is not going to be affecting the flavor. The problem you run into is who is going to bang out 12 ounces in an evening?'

    But Rubenfeld insists his product does not encourage binge drinking, arguing that consumers will know it should be sipped like Dewars, not gulped like Dr. Pepper.
    'We want people to be responsible -- this is 12 fluid ounces of scotch whisky and people should treat it as such,' he said.
    'I would think that your readers and most people of common sense would know that that's a lot of alcohol. They'll crack it open and pour it with Coke or some kind of mixer and have fun with it with their friends.'
    Soon after the beverage's U.S. release, Scottish Spirits hopes to begin shipping the cans with an attachment that allows them to be resealed, however a spokeswoman said the brand has not yet developed a design for a resealable top that meets company standards.
    'When the top is perfected, people will maybe have half a can with their friends and save the rest,' said Rubenfeld.
    Nearly a year ago, an organisation that oversees scotch whisky manufacturing had harsh words for Scottish Spirits, claiming its canned beverage might not qualify as real scotch.

    Rubenfeld says his company, which maintains an office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and is part of a larger company based in the Cayman Islands, has 'worked diligently to meet every requirement' outlined by the Scotch Whisky Association and codified by 2009's Scotch Whisky Regulations.
    Campbell Evans, a spokesman for the SWA, could not immediately confirm that Scottish Spirits has achieved certification as a true scotch whisky, stating he has not yet examined the beverage.
    But Evans says the packaging isn't the problem.
    'There is no reason why a product that is a genuine Single Grain Scotch Whisky cannot be sold in a can,' Evans said.
    Some whisky experts have reservations about the packaging, but Brad Danler, general manager of the Brooklyn, N.Y. whisky bar and restaurant Char No. 4, says it's what's on the inside that counts.
    'I understand why beer makes sense going back into cans, but with whisky it's certainly a surprise,' said Danler. 'I can't say that it makes much sense to me, but if it is delicious, then I will gladly crack one open and enjoy 12 ounces.'

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    Our local radio station has been talking about this all morning. On the Morning Crew, there is Ozzie (from New Zealand) and he says that they have had this for many years now. Seems to work pretty good "Down There" he says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firecat1 View Post
    Sacrilege, absolute sacrilege!!!


    Great Scot! It's whisky in a can ... eight shots for $5 to be sold in the United States
    By ELLEN CONNOLLY
    Last updated at 4:03 AM on 4th January 2012


    It's enough to make Scotch whisky connoisseurs choke on their single malt - a Scottish distillery has produced whisky in a can.
    Each can, which cannot be resealed once opened, will contain 12 ounces - about eight shots - of 80-proof 'single grain scotch whisky'.
    The company hopes to have the product on shelves in major American markets by February 1, retailing for $5 a can.

    Potent: Each can will contain about eight shots of 80-proof scotch whisky
    Unlike bottles, cans cannot be closed after they have been opened. That will force Scottish Spirits drinkers to either finish all eight shots of the blended scotch in a single occasion, or let some of the booze go to waste.
    Critics have argued that eight shots of a beverage with the same alcohol content as venerable scotches including Johnnie Walker Blue and The Glenlivet 12 is too many to be sold in a container that can't be resealed.
    The spirit has been distilled and matured for three years in oak casks in Scotland, according to the distillery company.

    'There are many brands on the market and most brands are not created equal,' Ken Rubenfeld, vice president of operations for the distillery, Scottish Spirits Imports, told The Huffington Post.
    'But most brands are served as equals in a glass type of vessel.
    'Having something that's so creatively different -- it piques the curiosity.'
    Packaging a high-end variety of liquor in what is widely considered to be a low budget container sounds like a novelty. But Rubenfeld insists its convenience -- not comic value -- that will drive sales.
    'A lot of people like to have beverages by their pool, on their boat, in a campground, at sporting events or tailgate parties,' he said.
    'It's easier to bring a six pack of a beverage verses bringing a bottle of scotch.'

    For some, canned beverages carry a low-class stigma. But they don't necessarily mean low quality. In recent years, some microbreweries have turned to cans for reasons including cost, drinkability and sustainability.
    'They are opaque, they are completely airtight, and the liners are pretty darn good,' said Lew Bryson, managing editor of Whisky Advocate magazine.
    'It is not going to be affecting the flavor. The problem you run into is who is going to bang out 12 ounces in an evening?'

    But Rubenfeld insists his product does not encourage binge drinking, arguing that consumers will know it should be sipped like Dewars, not gulped like Dr. Pepper.
    'We want people to be responsible -- this is 12 fluid ounces of scotch whisky and people should treat it as such,' he said.
    'I would think that your readers and most people of common sense would know that that's a lot of alcohol. They'll crack it open and pour it with Coke or some kind of mixer and have fun with it with their friends.'
    Soon after the beverage's U.S. release, Scottish Spirits hopes to begin shipping the cans with an attachment that allows them to be resealed, however a spokeswoman said the brand has not yet developed a design for a resealable top that meets company standards.
    'When the top is perfected, people will maybe have half a can with their friends and save the rest,' said Rubenfeld.
    Nearly a year ago, an organisation that oversees scotch whisky manufacturing had harsh words for Scottish Spirits, claiming its canned beverage might not qualify as real scotch.

    Rubenfeld says his company, which maintains an office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and is part of a larger company based in the Cayman Islands, has 'worked diligently to meet every requirement' outlined by the Scotch Whisky Association and codified by 2009's Scotch Whisky Regulations.
    Campbell Evans, a spokesman for the SWA, could not immediately confirm that Scottish Spirits has achieved certification as a true scotch whisky, stating he has not yet examined the beverage.
    But Evans says the packaging isn't the problem.
    'There is no reason why a product that is a genuine Single Grain Scotch Whisky cannot be sold in a can,' Evans said.
    Some whisky experts have reservations about the packaging, but Brad Danler, general manager of the Brooklyn, N.Y. whisky bar and restaurant Char No. 4, says it's what's on the inside that counts.
    'I understand why beer makes sense going back into cans, but with whisky it's certainly a surprise,' said Danler. 'I can't say that it makes much sense to me, but if it is delicious, then I will gladly crack one open and enjoy 12 ounces.'


    I'll give a few cans a try!!!
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    It's 1700 somewhere!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by firecat1 View Post
    It's 1700 somewhere!!!
    I'll drink to that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by firecat1 View Post
    It's 1700 somewhere!!!
    NOON HOUR works for me!!!!!

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    The day that Makers Mark or Stolly puts my booze in a can I'm gonna quit. I can and I will. Unless of course it is a very nice can, that could change things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller337 View Post
    The day that Makers Mark or Stolly puts my booze in a can I'm gonna quit. I can and I will. Unless of course it is a very nice can, that could change things.
    LOL I'd drink Makers out of the cats' shoe if it had closed toes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    LOL I'd drink Makers out of the cats' shoe if it had closed toes.
    The bride insists I've done stupider things than that so, two fingers in a size 5 please.

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