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He's got his priorities in order. [Sep. 11th, 2005|07:48 pm]
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Thomas Hunter, 55, was charged with stealing a case of brandy
from Eastside Liquor in Buffalo, N.Y., but he fell while fleeing and
broke several bottles. According to a Buffalo News account, he
"soon" returned "with a straw, got on his knees and began sucking
up whatever brandy he could," said a detective.

[User Picture]From: icant_win
2005-09-11 05:58 pm (UTC)
thats pretty sad :( poor guy!
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[User Picture]From: noblestride
2005-09-11 06:21 pm (UTC)
I know...I would have used a sponge ;P
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-11 08:13 pm (UTC)
And sucked it up from the sponge? ;) I don't think he was sucking it up so that it would get clean...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-11 08:12 pm (UTC)
It is sad. One might even go so far as to say pathetic.
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From: hymn
2005-09-11 06:21 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-11 08:12 pm (UTC)
I was a bit amused, I can't lie.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-11 08:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree. Naaaaasty.
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From: m_buggie
2005-09-11 10:40 pm (UTC)
Wow. Now that's something else. At least he didn't lick up off the floor.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-12 07:57 pm (UTC)
He was much more classy then that. ;)
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-09-12 12:21 am (UTC)
wow, thats SO homer.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-12 07:58 pm (UTC)
I agree.

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[User Picture]From: gryphon3e
2005-09-12 06:18 am (UTC)
Bah how common is this guy

How could he drink it like that.

Everyone knows you can't drink it through a straw...what a prat.

And I bet he forgot the coke as well ;-)

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-12 08:00 pm (UTC)
Well, you don't get drunk as fast when you snort coke. ;)
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[User Picture]From: derision_twist
2005-09-12 10:08 am (UTC)
I'm wondering if he sucked up any broken glass from the bottles x_x
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2005-09-12 11:04 am (UTC)


That was..........weird. lol.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-12 08:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Uhhh..ok

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-12 08:01 pm (UTC)
Oooh, goooood question. That's super good for the tummy.
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[User Picture]From: dominatrixcat
2005-09-12 01:36 pm (UTC)
lol thats amusing, i wonder if it was good brandy or bad brandy, because i can understand going back for good brandy, but for bad brandy :-P
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-12 08:09 pm (UTC)
I didn't know there was such a thing as good brandy. ;)
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[User Picture]From: gryphon3e
2005-09-13 01:57 am (UTC)

Good Brandy = VSOP Cognac

Oh hell yeah there is a scale you know

At one end there is
Lighter Fluid then there is
Mataxa then
Brandy then
Goood Brandy then
REALLLY Good Brandy

Lets see

Samuel Jackson said

"Claret is the liquor for boys; port, for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy."

French Rule

French brandies set the standard against which others are judged by, though the production process is fairly universal.


Cognac must be produced within a certain area (around Angouleme, north of the Dordogne), from white grapes only (of which 90% must be of certain types), and must be aged in casks of Limousin oak.
VS (very special) aged for a minimum of 2.5 years,
VSOP (very special old pale) or VO (Very old) for 4.5 years,
XO (extra old) or Napoleon for 6 years.

The best cognacs are dry and austere, with only hints of fruit, and possibly the scent of vanilla or wild flowers.


They are produced further south, in three areas, of which the finest is Bas-Armagnac.
Like cognacs, they are often given vintages, and are fruitier, with a sharper, nuttier character.

Calvados is an apple brandy from northern France, and the best, known as Calvados du pays d'Auge are wonderfully dry and spicy, with a powerful apple scent.


Outside France, Spain probably produces the best brandies. Eaux-de-vie is the designation for fruit brandies and those made with leftovers from the winemaking process, such as the Italian grappa, German kirsch and so on.

Rather than go for specific brands, it is much simpler and more reliable to choose your brandy by designation (if it's a cognac or armagnac) and then price. Basically the more you pay, the better the product will be.

The best should be drunk at room temperature (never over heated, which provides too intense an aroma), and out of a moderately sized snifter glass. For anything less special, here are some cocktail ideas: -
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-13 07:34 pm (UTC)

Re: Good Brandy = VSOP Cognac

I know lots of people love it, but I just can't stomach it. I don't like dry liquors, never have.
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