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Postby g-one » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:33 pm

Happy 4th of July to all our American friends!
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Arneb » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:30 pm

And may the next one be happier.
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Lance » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:31 pm

I saw, and made, a few posts on Facebook that read: Happy #AllCountriesMatter Day
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Enzo » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:49 pm

Tell that to the Sioux.
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Re: Happy America day

Postby MM_Dandy » Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:10 pm

Yeah. There's probably a reason why presidents haven't made a habit out of visiting Mt. Rushmore on Independence Day.
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:37 pm

And arriving on stage to Garryowen.
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Re: Happy America day

Postby MM_Dandy » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:15 pm

Had to look that up. Trump does know what ultimately happened to Custer, right?
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Enzo » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:26 pm

I know about Custer, in fact I probably know more about Custer than anyone. I particularly like the chocolate Custer.
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Re: Happy America day

Postby g-one » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:00 pm

Enzo wrote:I know about Custer, in fact I probably know more about Custer than anyone.

As he would you. In fact, he could tell if you were a mule skinner, or whatever. :)
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Lianachan » Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:10 pm

The one day a year I gaze across the Atlantic with envious eyes. Happy Separation Day, splitters!
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Мастер » Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:28 pm

Lance wrote:I saw, and made, a few posts on Facebook that read: Happy #AllCountriesMatter Day


:lol:

May the Fourth be with you!

I'm a little bit confused about the Custer references, and Google did not help. Little Big Horn was in June. Did something specifically happen on 4 July there?
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Мастер » Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:30 pm

And I once heard the PSA cautioning one against drinking too much for US Independence Day.

He who goes forth with a fifth on the fourth, might not go forth on the fifth.
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Enzo » Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:33 pm

We always wondered if they still have July 4th in England...
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Мастер » Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:00 pm

Enzo wrote:We always wondered if they still have July 4th in England...


Nope. July 3rd is followed by July 5th directly.

Rather like October 4, 1582 was followed by October 15, 1582. Well in the catholic countries at least.
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Arneb » Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:07 pm

Over here, we have still have it but pretend it wasn't there.
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Re: Happy America day

Postby g-one » Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:11 pm

Happy 4th once again all you yanks!
Have a couple or 6 hot dogs for me. And at least as many beers. :)
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Мастер » Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:14 pm

g-one wrote:Have a couple or 6 hot dogs for me.


https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/588 ... but-8-buns
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Re: Happy America day

Postby MM_Dandy » Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:51 pm

Well, we managed to not burn the place down for another year (with fireworks, that is - we are definitely trying more effective methods).

EDIT: It wasn't for a lack of trying, though.
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Enzo » Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:09 pm

Here at the home, we had a party. They grilled hot dogs and brats, Rosie made a pot of Sloppy Joe stuff. Bakd beans, salad, cake, cookies. Red, white, and blue decor... Then the ccity had a parade. Small midwest towns love parades. It was to come right up Jefferson st in front of the home, but in the afternoon, an electric wire from a light pole fell into the street, so we had police cars and fire trucks blocking our street for a while.

The power company showed up, earning not only SUnday pay, but also holiday pay, and emergency call pay. Fellow looked up and said the wire was only there to power the street lamp, so up he went in his bucket, snipped off the wire, and left. They can fix it later at regular pay, I guess. ANyway, it was hours before the parade, but they had already changed the route.

But we got to watch the parade anyway. A few hardy souls walked the block to the courthouse and watched, but from our perch on the front porch, we could look up an alley and see the parade go by in the next block as it crossed past the alley. SOme regular tractors, then several steam tractors from the steam tractor club down the road. They were hooting their steam whistles. We heard the high school marching band coming, but when it drove by, they were all riding a truck. A couple city firetrucks joined in.

All this while it was freaking hot outside. I was having an ice cold Labatt's, which is a Canadian beer. Perhaps I should have opted for a Merkin beer for the day?

Rosie made too much of her mandarin orange cake, which I dearly love, so I did the manly thing to help out: I took a couple slices to go. So did the wife.
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Мастер » Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:13 pm

Enzo wrote:I was having an ice cold Labatt's, which is a Canadian beer. Perhaps I should have opted for a Merkin beer for the day?


Canada Day was 1 July.
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Re: Happy America day

Postby g-one » Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:48 pm

Labatt is Belgian owned now, same as Budweiser (Anheuser-Busch).
So I would think you were at least as patriotic as anyone drinking Bud.
On Canada Day I was having Danish pilsner (Carlsberg). I maintained my neutrality and had same for America Day. :D
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Lianachan » Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:27 pm

There must be nice American beers? The stuff we see here is all pish, like Bud, Miller, etc. I’m sure they can’t be representative of American beers. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a Canadian beer we see in our shops.

Most of our best Scottish beers come from small independent breweries, usually in pretty rural locations (like Skye, Orkney, Cromarty or Lochaber for some of my favourites). Must be the same on the other side of the pond, right?
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Enzo » Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:22 pm

I see it thus: there are two kinds of beer. Fancy beer for sipping, and "lawnmower beer" for quaffing. When I come in on a hot day after mowing the lawn, I don't want to nurse a Guinness Stout, I want the equivalent of iced tea, a light fizzy beer. I live next door to a brewery, so I can always go have a Belgian tripel bock or whatever. A nice amber ale, or a stout.

When I go out to dine I like maybe prime rib or some fancy meat. But many times I am in the mood for a hamburger and fries. I see that as a parallel. I appreciate the crafted brews, but find the typical grocery store beer to be refreshing.

So Bud and Miller are typical of basic American beer, but we are also awash these days with local small craft breweries. You can find serious beer/ale all over. It just mostly stays local.
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Re: Happy America day

Postby tubeswell » Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:53 pm

4 July 2021 over here was 3 July 2021 over there. Beautiful sunny cloudless skies in the depths of Winter.

Same for 5 July over here. (But it was -4C deg in the morning. Car doors were frozen shut.)
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Re: Happy America day

Postby Мастер » Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:45 am

Lianachan wrote:There must be nice American beers? The stuff we see here is all pish, like Bud, Miller, etc. I’m sure they can’t be representative of American beers. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a Canadian beer we see in our shops.


I would say, the pish to which you refer was representative years ago. It was really bad. In the US at that time, to say this beer is "foreign" was a polite way to say it was drinkable. I think even some fairly bad foreign beers got a certain amount of sales just by virtue of being "foreign", which means it is good, right?

But then there was something of a renaissance, with all kinds of micro-breweries popping up.

The pish is still definitely available, but so is much better stuff. Whether the better stuff is much available for export, I am not sure. We don't see much of it here.

The Canadian ones I remember from many years ago were fairly mass-produced not super-great ones, like Molson or Moosehead. But they were still better than the US offerings at the time. I think the product sold in the US was not the same one sold in Canada - rules about alcoholic content or something like that.

Lianachan wrote:Most of our best Scottish beers come from small independent breweries, usually in pretty rural locations (like Skye, Orkney, Cromarty or Lochaber for some of my favourites). Must be the same on the other side of the pond, right?


I've been gone for years, but I would say, yes, it is the same. Maybe some who are still there can answer better than I can.
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