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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 31 Mar 2016 1:58 pm

road warriors discuss name their favourite airlines, SQ comes out first

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/ro ... /82233972/
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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 31 Mar 2016 6:46 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:road warriors discuss name their favourite airlines, SQ comes out first

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/ro ... /82233972/

But as a great name, I would like to stick with U2 (that's the ICAO code for EasyJet) ;)

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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 01 Apr 2016 11:38 am

why would anyone name their hair saloon "barracuda" ? i saw a shop like that in Clementi. :lol:

I suppose the idea is when the patrons are finally done with their hair procedure they emerge out of the shop like a fierce looking predator that lives and hunts primarily alone.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Apr 2016 2:48 pm

Well QED - It gets people talking?
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 01 Apr 2016 3:04 pm

get your hair cut at the damocles hair saloon! walk out with half a head of hair. :lol:
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Apr 2016 3:26 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:get your hair cut at the damocles hair saloon! walk out with half a head of hair. :lol:


'1/2-cut at the saloon'... what's the word for an .... er, kind of unintentional pun? :lol:

p.s. Meanwhile random photo of lots of hair to fill some column-inches, and just in case any readers don't know what lots of hair looks like. [i.e. Daily Mail style]
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Apr 2016 5:24 pm

Hmmm, that was interesting in a kinda '... I'd never thought about that before' kind of way...

The surprising reasons behind the colour of your passport
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/ ... -passport/
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby maneo » Fri, 01 Apr 2016 7:24 pm

JR8 wrote:p.s. Meanwhile random photo of lots of hair to fill some column-inches, and just in case any readers don't know what lots of hair looks like. [i.e. Daily Mail style]
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You must be experienced.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby Wd40 » Fri, 01 Apr 2016 7:25 pm

Tried Guinness stout for the 1st time last week. Tasted pretty nice and wanted to definitely try again.

Today tried ABC stout, again for the 1st time. Don't want to try it again. Just too bitter. Guinness, yes I will definitely have again and again.

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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Apr 2016 7:43 pm

Guiness is to stout what Budweiser is to lager IMHO.
An alt is to go to beeradvocate.com and narrow down high-rated stouts. I know I've bought one (Cold Storage?) by Erdinger in SG. The German bars/restos Brotzeit etc also stock some good ones... if you find one you like there see if you can find it in the shops. That beer-shop at The Grandstand likely stocks a few decent ones too... Sam Smiths (UK) brew a good one too.

-- The trouble with a lot of stout, and esp. Guinness is it's overcarbonated. The CO2 gives it a good part of that bitterness that needn't be there. Try hand-pulled/pumped Guinness in Ireland (no CO2 assisted gas-line) and you will immediately see the difference. The latter is very nice indeed but to my knowledge it is not exported.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby x9200 » Fri, 01 Apr 2016 7:45 pm

Wd40 wrote:Tried Guinness stout for the 1st time last week. Tasted pretty nice and wanted to definitely try again.

Today tried ABC stout, again for the 1st time. Don't want to try it again. Just too bitter. Guinness, yes I will definitely have again and again.

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Try Bavaria 8.6. Despite of what you heard from us when you were in A'dam these three below are actually reasonable. Start with the golden one. It is pretty light and a bit too sweet for my taste but I like to drink it from time to time. The red kind is similar to the golden one but more heavy. The green, is much more bitter.

All of them can be (or could be) bought in CS and are cheap.

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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 02 Apr 2016 8:18 am

I like kill Kenny more than Guinness and I'm not a fan of stouts, I like lager beer, esp dry ones.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby earthfriendly » Sat, 02 Apr 2016 9:36 am

If you can't stand the heat from the kitchen............ just shut down the kitchen :twisted:

"Within just a few hours, the original Xinhua Weibo post was filled with thousands of satirical comments from netizens, and Xinhua chose to close comments on the post."

http://shanghaiist.com/2016/04/01/xinhu ... ls_day.php

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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Mon, 04 Apr 2016 5:00 am

'A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth.
Eleven million documents were leaked from one of the world's most secretive companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.
[continues]
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-35918844

Mossack Fonseca; branches at many colourful locations around the world, including 19 Keppel Road.

This could get interesting...
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Re: RE: Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 04 Apr 2016 7:23 am

JR8 wrote:'A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth.
Eleven million documents were leaked from one of the world's most secretive companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.
[continues]
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-35918844

Mossack Fonseca; branches at many colourful locations around the world, including 19 Keppel Road.

This could get interesting...


Earlier it was Portcullis Trustnet, which listed even Marcos' offshore companies. Now it's another


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