HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: JohnMill
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 12423

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 142
BOT: 4
Total: 146
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Your Account
02: Forums
03: Forums
04: Photo Albums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Forums
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: News
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Photo Albums
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Photo Albums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Home
36: Photo Albums
37: Photo Albums
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Photo Albums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: News
46: Forums
47: Photo Albums
48: Forums
49: Photo Albums
50: News
51: Forums
52: Photo Albums
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Photo Albums
56: Forums
57: Forums
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Photo Albums
65: Forums
66: Photo Albums
67: Photo Albums
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Photo Albums
71: Forums
72: Photo Albums
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Forums
77: Forums
78: Photo Albums
79: Forums
80: Your Account
81: Forums
82: Forums
83: Forums
84: Forums
85: Forums
86: Forums
87: Forums
88: Photo Albums
89: Forums
90: Forums
91: Forums
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Forums
95: Forums
96: Photo Albums
97: Your Account
98: Forums
99: Forums
100: Forums
101: Photo Albums
102: Forums
103: Forums
104: Forums
105: Forums
106: Forums
107: Forums
108: Forums
109: Forums
110: Forums
111: Forums
112: Forums
113: Forums
114: Photo Albums
115: Forums
116: Forums
117: Forums
118: Forums
119: Forums
120: Forums
121: Forums
122: Forums
123: Forums
124: Forums
125: Forums
126: Forums
127: Forums
128: Forums
129: Forums
130: Forums
131: Forums
132: Forums
133: Forums
134: Photo Albums
135: Forums
136: Forums
137: Forums
138: Forums
139: Photo Albums
140: Forums
141: Forums
142: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Your Account
03: Forums
04: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 300
 Pictures: 2357
  · Views: 275078
  · Votes: 1295
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

Its heading this way
Jokes, funny stories and general humor
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Jokes & Humor

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10248
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:59 am    Post subject: Re: Its heading this way Reply with quote

I am, but Dark Jamaican Rum is a good change up for the holidays. You know. Rum and nog. Coffee Royale, etc...

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
1895ss
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 2613
Location: West of Here!!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Its heading this way Reply with quote

Bushmaster wrote:
I am, but Dark Jamaican Rum is a good change up for the holidays. You know. Rum and nog. Coffee Royale, etc...


I'm not a dark rum fan but I do like spiced rum and ginger ale.

_________________
A cruel truth is much more desirable than a really nice lie.
'Tis far better to walk alone than to follow a crowd or an a**hole going the wrong way.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10248
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Its heading this way Reply with quote

Aah yes...The "Leg up" rum...

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
44marty
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 20, 2009
Posts: 775
Location: Cheshire, MA; USA

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:28 am    Post subject: Re: Its heading this way Reply with quote

Bushmaster wrote:
I am, but Dark Jamaican Rum is a good change up for the holidays. You know. Rum and nog. Coffee Royale, etc...

I used to be a big fan of Myers dark rum. Then I tried Gosling's Black Seal. Man, is that stuff tasty!!!

_________________
_____________________________________

The strength of the wolf is in the pack; the strength of the pack is in the wolf. ~ R. Kipling

I LOVE YOU, LADY LUCK !!!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10248
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: Its heading this way Reply with quote

I had the privilage of "Splicing the Main Brace" aboard an English destroyer several years ago. I have no idea what the rum was, but it may have been some of the best.

Myers or Lemonheart are my choices right now.

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 12985
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:44 am    Post subject: Re: Its heading this way Reply with quote

Bushmaster wrote:
I had the privilage of "Splicing the Main Brace" aboard an English destroyer several years ago. I have no idea what the rum was, but it may have been some of the best.

Myers or Lemonheart are my choices right now.

Splicing the Mainbrace aboard an English destroyer would be achieved with a wee tipple called Pussers Rum Bushy. Pussers Rum was the official rum of the Royal Navy for quite some time...centuries I believe.

Pussers Rum

They sell it through the website...but it is also available at selected outlets around the world. I managed to get a bottle here in Australia, but not without a lot of ringing and emailing around.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
MacD
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 08, 2011
Posts: 1052
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:49 am    Post subject: Re: Its heading this way Reply with quote

We used Woods Navy Rum in the RCN. A "tot" was a mix of rum amd water. The rum was 80% ABV (160 proof in the USA). You had to get used to the taste.

I had the pleasure of being part of the last rum issue in the RCN. Splicing the mainbrace was a very rare occurrence as the Captain or higher level commander who authorized a double tot was usually required to foot the bill for the extra rum. The term comes from the practise on sailing vessels of the RN to have the rum station at the foot of the main mast. Traditionally two rum bosun's were used and the officer doing rum duty would mark each man for the tot he received from each bosun. The "pipe" used was called "Up Spirits" to which the traditional reply was "stand fast the Holy Ghost". Here is a poem that refers.

UP SPIRITS – STAND FAST THE HOLY GHOST !

There once was a time in HM Ships when the magic hour had come
The Leading Hands of every mess prepared to collect the rum
The smell of Jamaican filled the air as the ritual began
A daily tot of Nelson’s Blood was a favourite to every man

When the (Rum) Bosun stood, his measure poised
To serve every man his tot
Two fingers always in the cup
Making sure that the ‘Queen’ got her lot

The Ticker Off was there of course, his pencil at the ready
With a sipper given from each man’s tot,
His hand no longer steady

The rum rat sat, his eyes aglow, his whiskers twitching well
He liked his rum so much it seems he could get ****** on the smell

Sometimes the tots were passed around as each man paid his debts
A favour, a rubber, a duty swapped could cost a couple of wets

Then came the time to sup the ‘Queens’ ‘God Bless Her’ was the toast
A watchful eye, as each man supped so the Rum Bosun got the most

Once the rum had been consumed and nothing left to pour
The dits began as the grog took charge of favourite runs ashore

A feed, a fight, a couple of pints was part of the run ashore
A game of darts was in there too
Then all night in with a Pompey whore

No longer though does the scent of rum pervade Her Majesty’s boats
No more to sup Lord Nelson’s Blood and give the Queen her toasts

So to all who drank Lord Nelson’s Blood and heard the Klaxon’s blast
May old shipmates meet and share a wet
Spinning dits of the good times passed

A toast then to Horatio, and another to the Queen
And may we all, wherever we are,
Remember where we’ve been

_________________
La a'Blair s'math n Cairdean
(Friends are good on the day of battle)
Back to top
View user's profile
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10248
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Its heading this way Reply with quote

Hummm. Not sure what went on after these many years that have past sense I Spliced the Mainbrace, but I do remember that there was a bit of a ceremony prior to the serving of the rum and water (grog). I held my hand over the cup when I came to the sailor with the dipper of water. Very Happy

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
MacD
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 08, 2011
Posts: 1052
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Its heading this way Reply with quote

Enclosed messes (Chiefs and Petty Officers) were able to draw their rum neat and the officers had the wardroom. We "matlots" were required to mix at the table with water or soft drink. Some would use a coke can with rum in it to try and fool the OOD. If he suspected he would give you the "The Queen" and you would give the "god Bless Her" and then have to drain your glass.

_________________
La a'Blair s'math n Cairdean
(Friends are good on the day of battle)
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 12985
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:44 am    Post subject: Re: Its heading this way Reply with quote

Ah...long will I remember the many toasts in the Sergeants' Mess when I was in the Army. We would toast the Queen, The Regiment, The Battalion, the Ladies if present...and anything else that sounded like it needed toasting.

In the Army we toasted with Port...avg alcohol percentage is about 18% or more. Not a lot, but certainly enough to give you a head with the heebie geebies the next day.

As a Piper I also regularly toasted the assembled Mess...only with fine Single Malt Whisky, from a Quaich of course. The Mess Supervisor would pass me the quaich with a shot of whisky "installed", and the PMC (President of the Mess Committee) would ask what I would like with my whisky, the reply being...more whisky Sir...so another shot was added. I would then toast the assembled Mess with "Lang mey yer lum reek... Sláinte. I would then quaff the contents of the quaich in a single draft. Terrible way to treat a good Single Malt, but that was the tradition.

Cheers, Vince

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
MacD
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 08, 2011
Posts: 1052
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: Its heading this way Reply with quote

When I received my militia officer commission in the Essex and Kent Scottish we were required by mess tradition to take a shot of snuff from a box attached to a ram's head and then drink a lit glass of Drambuie. The ceremony was irreverently called the "Flaming Arseholes". Any field rank officer (Major and above) was expected to buy you a drink which you had to drain standing to attention after toasting to his health. I was attached to the regular force unit, the 8th Hussars which had a "Gunners'" mess. Before you could buy a drink you had to hang upside down from a gun carriage wheel that was suspended from the ceiling in the mess and down a pint of beer. My only problem with this tradition was I spilled some of the beer.

_________________
La a'Blair s'math n Cairdean
(Friends are good on the day of battle)
Back to top
View user's profile
inthedark
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 31, 2011
Posts: 735
Location: Ontario

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Its heading this way Reply with quote

MacD wrote:
When I received my militia officer commission in the Essex and Kent Scottish we were required by mess tradition to take a shot of snuff from a box attached to a ram's head and then drink a lit glass of Drambuie. The ceremony was irreverently called the "Flaming Arseholes". Any field rank officer (Major and above) was expected to buy you a drink which you had to drain standing to attention after toasting to his health. I was attached to the regular force unit, the 8th Hussars which had a "Gunners'" mess. Before you could buy a drink you had to hang upside down from a gun carriage wheel that was suspended from the ceiling in the mess and down a pint of beer. My only problem with this tradition was I spilled some of the beer.

My brother in law started off in the military in the Essex and Kent Regiment and now, he is a Warrant Officer in the 2PPCLI.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 12985
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:48 am    Post subject: Re: Its heading this way Reply with quote

MacD wrote:
When I received my militia officer commission in the Essex and Kent Scottish we were required by mess tradition to take a shot of snuff from a box attached to a ram's head and then drink a lit glass of Drambuie. The ceremony was irreverently called the "Flaming Arseholes". Any field rank officer (Major and above) was expected to buy you a drink which you had to drain standing to attention after toasting to his health. I was attached to the regular force unit, the 8th Hussars which had a "Gunners'" mess. Before you could buy a drink you had to hang upside down from a gun carriage wheel that was suspended from the ceiling in the mess and down a pint of beer. My only problem with this tradition was I spilled some of the beer.

Aaahhh....the good old days when you could have a bit of fun in the Mess. Not anymore...very serious business now. No more Mess Rugby, very docile Mess games at Dinners...all the fun has gone.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
inthedark
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 31, 2011
Posts: 735
Location: Ontario

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Its heading this way Reply with quote

[quote="Vince"]Ah...long will I remember the many toasts in the Sergeants' Mess when I was in the Army. We would toast the Queen, The Regiment, The Battalion, the Ladies if present...and anything else that sounded like it needed toasting.

I was chosen to give the toast to the Queen at my graduation from RCMP depot. There was only two ex-service members in our graduating troops, the other guy was navy and I was army/air force. I sort of flubbed the toast as I toasted to "My Queen" as oppossed to the correct "Our Queen".
What sealed my fate was that I made the same mistake in French. The toast was made, our guest drank to it and then the laughter. I didn't know what had happened and when I was told, I didn't believe that I had made the mistake; until I saw the video the next day, at our final clearing out meeting. Ahh my brandy glass is empty. Time to refill! Chimo ITD
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 12985
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Its heading this way Reply with quote

We always toasted "The Queen" mate...no confusion there. So how many Ports did your flubber cost you in the Kangaroo Court after the dinner mate?

A mistake like that would have cost me at least three ports. Cheers Cheers Cheers Laughing Laughing Laughing

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Jokes & Humor
Page 2 of 3
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.