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Four bottles of fizz and the world biggest chocolate Easter bunny


Right! We made it! And I got my wifi working!

To kick off Weasel’s Birthday Fortnight (yes, my actual birthday was toward the beginning of the month. This here’s the celebration), I was presented with this fucking ginormous Lindt bunny and several bottles of excellent champers.

The hooch on the far right above is, I think, my favorite. It’s Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top. It was the official champagne of the maiden voyage of the Titanic (which, as you may have heard, was the only voyage of the Titanic). I didn’t know this when I decided it was my favorite, so it’s…fate, not posturing.

Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top is kosher. And not plain old kosher for Passover, but extra specially jewy kosher. I’m a little unclear what that means, but you’ll find the exhaustive account here. Me, I’m only Jewish when the Jehovah’s Witnesses come ’round. I was christened a Presbyterian.

In 1916, a Heidsieck-laden ship bound for Russia was torpedoed by the Germans in the Gulf of Finland. It turned up again in 1998 and over 2,000 bottles of vintage 1907 fizz have been salvaged from it. The water’s cold, the bottles are apparently still drinkable.

This isn’t one of those. It’s an ordinary bottle from the supermarket, but it sure am fine.

And there. That’s the last drop.

Meanwhile, I see you knuckleheads have been writing haiku and trying to trip Akismet. None of it made it into the spam filter, but I suppose you know that by now. It doesn’t seem to care about naughty words. I think it hones in pretty exclusively on links. More than two are guaranteed quarantine.

But, hey, knock yourselves out. You’re welcome to post any wirty dords you like and see what sticks. (You know, I don’t think “wirty dords” really works all that well in print).


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: May 17, 2007, 8:59 pm

Monopole Blue Top
Sounds like a fisherman’s lure
It’s bait for the soul.

Have fun, Weasel!

Meanwhile, I suspect that – perhaps? – length of post may also trip Akismet. We shall see….

Comment from Lokki
Time: May 17, 2007, 9:59 pm

A cool fizzy drink
From the oceans bottom
makes a weasel smile

Comment from nbpundit
Time: May 17, 2007, 10:33 pm

The water is still too cold
for swimming.

Comment from lizardbrain
Time: May 18, 2007, 11:04 am

I’m not sure anything can be off-topic in this thread, but I’ll give it a try.

Dunno if you’re aware or even care about the subject, but I came across this article this morning:

Quick custom text ad placement in WordPress blog categories. It’s from linux.com, but don’t worry, it’s not about Linux.

And from the WordGeek®: “homes in”

Try to stay sober enough to recall parts of your trip with which to regale us. Or have fun.

Comment from lizardbrain
Time: May 18, 2007, 11:06 am

Okay, why doesn’t my link work?

Try 2:

Quick custom text ad placement in WordPress blog categories

Comment from lizardbrain
Time: May 18, 2007, 11:07 am


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 18, 2007, 5:02 pm

Hey, ‘brain…good to see you come up for air. As far as I’m concerned, there’s no such thing as off topic in any thread in the joint, but I’m a little full of birthday cheer to make much sense of your link. Ads? I’ve always thought I wouldn’t take ads unless I were really familiar with the product and could make fun of it savagely above and below the placement.

Comment from geoff
Time: May 21, 2007, 10:21 pm

Happy Birthday, SW.

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