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Count Vladimir Svareff
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Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:07 pm

Count Vladimir Svareff, reporting for duty. I have every intention of becoming an inveterate aesthete thanks to this electronic textual and graphical conversational medium.

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Le Comte de la Vesteverte
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Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:45 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen (particularly the ladies), introducing Le Comte de la Vesteverte, who burns both the Canadian and Australian ends of the candle having been born in the New World and spent the last decade and a half stranded in the colony.
My Canadian heritage and paternal Scottish ancestry have marked me with a taste for Scotch and Canadian whiskies, while my formative years spent in the tropics have left a caramel sweet taste for rum on my palate. We shan't delve into my maternal German and Russian lineage until such time as a discussion of Schnapps or Vodka becomes appropriate.

As a scholar of literature may I suggest that I find the works of Joseph Conrad wonderfully complimentary to an evening spent alone in the company of rum, whisky and a cigar.
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I can resist everything but temptation.

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Rum Runner
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Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:50 pm

Unless I am mistaken, didn't the Bundaberg go down in a heap of flames in New Jersey, U.S.A. in the '30's?
Dacaqa Fe Noyetuxuhe wrote:Good day all. I am Dacaqa Fe Noyetuxuhe of somewhere with Spanish heritage.

Taking Henry Deare up on his first statement, I am surprised that any Australian even consumes that foul swill that is Bundaberg.
Let Debrett's Peerage be your guide

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Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:05 pm

Dear Mistress Elena. It is your perogative to enjoy whatever pre prandial suits you. You bring to this forum a delightful distraction. With a bit of dash in lighting my cigar and tipping my fedora, I welcome you. Regards
Mistress Elena de Tarte wrote:Excellent website you have here, good sirs.

While I am not a particular fan of rum, I do enjoy the occasional scotch on the rocks and find a gentleman smoking a cigar to be quite dashing.
Let Debrett's Peerage be your guide

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Lord Stirling Johnson
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Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:18 pm

Greetings to all and sundry, I trust my reputation precedes me. Lord Stirling Johnson, Duke of Boxduster. I enjoy fine rums of all colour, quality cigars, and long walks on my private beach. So long as the bourgeois browsers of this frightfully accessible Internet stay away, I trust I'll enjoy my time here.

ēditus: Could those in the right department please provide us with a monacled emoticon, or perhaps an emoticon with a fine cigar?
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Count Silvio
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Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:31 pm

A very warm welcome to all the new gentlemen and ladies who have registered today. I propose a toast!

Your reputation indeed precedes you Lord Stirling. There are already a few emoticons in our selection that fit your criteria but of course if any of you gentlemen or ladies can provide better ones I am more than happy to add them. :tippin:
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AngelSword
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Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:54 pm

I am an independent distiller of rums, vodkas, whiskeys, and whiskys. But I enjoy many fine spirts produced by others as well.
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Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:00 pm

Pleasure to have a professional among us. Welcome sir.
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Fez Wearing Brigadier
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Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:32 pm

Good morning all. I thought I'd drop in to the officers club before I inspected the troops.

I enjoy a good scotch and also the occasional snifter of cognac.

I collect swords and partake in fox hunts. In the absence of a fox then shooting the local indigenous population can be quite satisfying.

It's a pleasure to be here.
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Bill Gorton
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Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:45 pm

Greeting good sirs and madam.

I am an American expatriate wandering distant and exotic lands stopping by these parts to share the experiences and oddities I've encountered. Although my consumption of fine spirts has lagged in recent years by the demands of my temperament my standards for such pleasures has been reduced not a whit.

And I still keep a keen sense of quality for the vices I retain. Coffee, for example. Because one must remember, caffine is what puts a man on his horse and a woman in his grave.
"Never be daunted. Secret of my success. Never been daunted. Never been daunted in public."

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Fez Wearing Brigadier
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Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:57 pm

Dear Mr Gorton,

You should seriously consider fancying up your name lest you be mistaken for one of the plebs or the butler.

Yours Sincerely,

Fez Wearing Brigadier Of The British Empire
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Bill Gorton
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Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:18 pm

I believe my name carries sufficent import for this refined atmosphere. Remember, as an American we lack the British taste for titles on one's nom-de-plume but, instead, rely on the worth of the man's reputation itself. In this case, I'll leave the task to you.
"Never be daunted. Secret of my success. Never been daunted. Never been daunted in public."

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Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:39 pm

Bill Gorton wrote:I believe my name carries sufficent import for this refined atmosphere. Remember, as an American we lack the British taste for titles on one's nom-de-plume but, instead, rely on the worth of the man's reputation itself. In this case, I'll leave the task to you.
I believe we have seen a chink in the American's armor!
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lady ermenegildo zegna
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Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:05 am

it would not do to enter into conversation without being formally introduced good sirs.
it certainly will not do to introduce oneself.

i find myself to be in quite a bothersome situation.
"I drink to make other people interesting." — George Jean Nathan

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lady ermenegildo zegna wrote:it would not do to enter into conversation without being formally introduced good sirs.
it certainly will not do to introduce oneself.

i find myself to be in quite a bothersome situation.
Mon Cheri Ermenegildo... I quite wish I was in the position to introduce you into this wonderful den of all things sensual. Alas, the delight does not fall upon me. I am sure one of our members here can give an evocotive introduction for you. Should you ever need a respite in the West Indies, please know that I am at your service. Regards.
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Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
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Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:26 am

lady ermenegildo zegna wrote:it would not do to enter into conversation without being formally introduced good sirs.
it certainly will not do to introduce oneself.

i find myself to be in quite a bothersome situation.
My sincerest apologies Milady! Please forgive us for wherever are our manners. :poppin: Allow me to escort you out of this predicament: Gentlemen, I am pleased to present Lady Ermenegildo Zegna who delights us with sartorial elegance.
And therefore I conclude that Carthage must be destroyed.

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Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:23 am

Theodore S. Maul, Esq. wrote:
lady ermenegildo zegna wrote:it would not do to enter into conversation without being formally introduced good sirs.
it certainly will not do to introduce oneself.

i find myself to be in quite a bothersome situation.
My sincerest apologies Milady! Please forgive us for wherever are our manners. :poppin: Allow me to escort you out of this predicament: Gentlemen, I am pleased to present Lady Ermenegildo Zegna who delights us with sartorial elegance.
She brings a sartorial elegence that reminds me of a German Mistress I once took up with in Patagonia..Ah.. Those were the days!
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lady ermenegildo zegna
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Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:31 am

it is my pleasure to make your acquaintance gentlemen and mistress. thankyou for your kind offer mr. runner. i should like to extend my hospitality in kind.
what a delightful site you have count silvio.
would it be presumptuous to ask if i may make a contribution to your forums with a little cocktail lore?
i find it a most interesting topic of conversation.
"I drink to make other people interesting." — George Jean Nathan

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Bill Gorton
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Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:54 am

So Sñr Juan Pablo de Español, what exactly is the deal with this Primo de Rivera chap, anyway?
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Fez Wearing Brigadier
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Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:24 am

Bill Gorton wrote:I believe my name carries sufficent import for this refined atmosphere. Remember, as an American we lack the British taste for titles on one's nom-de-plume but, instead, rely on the worth of the man's reputation itself. In this case, I'll leave the task to you.
Point taken good sir.

So long as we both like our whiskey wet and our whores dirty then it'll be the grounds for a long lasting friendship.
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Lord Stirling Johnson
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Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:34 am

:tippin: Yes rather good.
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Hon Rev Saul X. Goode MP
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Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:33 am

Good evening, Sirs. :tippin:

I am the Honourable Reverend Saul Xavier Goode MP and I come today to preach unto you the goodness of the Holy Spirit, if you know what I mean.

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Lord Stirling Johnson
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Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:35 am

Hello Rev., how are you?

I can't wait until those scoundrels Pennypacker and Vanderley get here.
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Archbishop S. M. Octavian
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Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:24 pm

Ah, good morning my friends. Its good to see so many here in persuit of the holy spirits. How shall we take them into us today?

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Theodore S. Maul, Esq.
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Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:45 pm

Lord Stirling Johnson wrote:Hello Rev., how are you?

I can't wait until those scoundrels Pennypacker and Vanderley get here.
Have you heard of Kel Varnsen? I hear his factory got severely dislocated! :poppin:
And therefore I conclude that Carthage must be destroyed.

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Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:40 pm

Aloha!

This is about as refined as I get. Laid back, comfortable, with a properly-made Mai Tai in an approved container.

But my palate, I'm happy to say, is quite refined when it comes to rums. Well, let's just say that the rest of me is always pleased when something meets the palate's approval, so the rest of me figures that my palate is quite refined indeed.

It's good to meet all of you.

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lady ermenegildo zegna wrote: Would it be presumptuous to ask if I may make a contribution to your forums with a little cocktail lore?
I find it a most interesting topic of conversation.
Not presumptuous at all m'lady. Infact I encourage you all to make contributions that you think would make an interesting topic of conversation. A pleasure to have you here Lady Ermenegildo :tippin:.
Scottes wrote:Aloha!

This is about as refined as I get. Laid back, comfortable, with a properly-made Mai Tai in an approved container.

But my palate, I'm happy to say, is quite refined when it comes to rums. Well, let's just say that the rest of me is always pleased when something meets the palate's approval, so the rest of me figures that my palate is quite refined indeed.

It's good to meet all of you.
Ahh, Mr. Sottes. I've been expecting you. Fear not, I'm sure you will fit right in with the rest of us.
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Dacaqa Fe Noyetuxuhe
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Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:24 pm

I have just been informed that today is the birthday of one Lord Bishi of Worstershire. A fine gentleman.

Does anyone know he?

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Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:47 am

Good evening lads. Just thought I would pop in and report that I am hale and hearty whilst bivouacked with the boys down here at the British Antartic Survey. The daily ration of grog has gone far to keep spirits high here on this god forsaken place. I still cannot understand why we did not let the bloody Argentinians just have the rocks. Still, it was good to thrash them silly. Of course I hope to post some of my memories of days gone bye swilling the kill devil on my various campaigns. God willing.
Stay Me with Flagons

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Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:25 am

Dacaqa Fe Noyetuxuhe wrote:I have just been informed that today is the birthday of one Lord Bishi of Worstershire. A fine gentleman.

Does anyone know he?
Ahh, you must mean Jefferson St. Fontaine VI. Indeed it is his birthday today and a fine gentleman he is. I've been expecting his letters for a while now but we have not been fortunate enough to receive any of them yet.
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