The Overrated Thread


#523

I wonder what @BLOODSTAINED_DEVILS will be thinking as he munches his next cuke sandwich?


#524

I guess I should’ve been in here 4 months ago, but… huh?!


#525

Wow - I have…no idea, actually!


#526

Haha, play on then!


#527

You should’ve written it as a Limerick.

BSD reckons Michael Hurley

reminds him of that game hurling.

He heard some talk

that Michael played the game for Cork

So from now on, everyone must call him ‘Champagne’ Hurley.


#528

Requiem for a Dream may be the weirdest spank bank material I have ever heard of.


#529

It’s been many years since I’ve seen it (once) but I remember loving it.


#530

What did Mrs decky think of it?


#531

It was a different Mrs Decky at the time, but she liked it.


#532

That is so funny, because it’s all so true


#533

Nice. Have you tried octopus and cucumber sunomono? Magnif stuff.


#534

Cucumber in gin and tonic is not just overrated. It’s plain 100% wrong. Like a “dirty” martini. I mean who in their right mind would take a perfectly good martini and tip salt water into it?

You can argue about exactly how much vermouth should be in the martini with the gin. You can argue about whether to add a dash of orange bitters or not. Olive or twist of lemon is always a question for the individual. But there’s only one type of vermouth to use (Noilly Prat Original Dry), and you do NOT add brine or lemon juice or any other damn thing.


#535

How about just octopus sunomono? Is that an option?


#536

I guess you could omit the cucumbers & just eat the octopus with some wakame seaweed. Tastes better with cucumbers, though. Rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, salt & away you go.


#537

Won’t argue brine martini with you, I despise that stuff. But cucumber in a gnt is refreshing and doesn’t sour the concoction like lemon or lime. It’s 100% right if you’re not in the mood for the citrus. Come summer I defy you not to refresh your palate and your thinking.


#538

Before the days when tonic became the thing with gin, l used to drink gin with Schweppes Bitter Lemon. Then they took it off the market everywhere, but in Vietnam. Hey presto! One of my faves was back.


#539

Chestnuts.
They’re lazy


#540

Still have it here.
Put some with vodka the other day.


#541

Good to hear. l thought it had been taken off the market. Does it till contain quinine?


#542

Didn’t get a full preseason.