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Roger Rosenberg
March 13th, 2009, 08:01 PM
Hello, my name is Roger. Iíve been lurking for quite a while and joined a week or so ago. Iíve made a few posts, and I guess itís time I write my newbie note. I live in the UK, but spent most of my teenage years in the US. My Pop had a job that kept us moving around. Iím something that I find very rare these days in the UK and thatís a Christian. I served in the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Sheffield, the only ship to sink during the Falkland War; I was injured and send home. I Finished college and since then have been lucky and made a living as a writer, and am looking forward to meeting some new interesting people.

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Knight
March 13th, 2009, 09:40 PM
Welcome to the forum Roger. Why are people from the UK so liberal?

koban
March 13th, 2009, 09:56 PM
How do you feel about the French?

Roger Rosenberg
March 13th, 2009, 10:04 PM
How do you feel about the French?

Well the French underground had some balls in WWII.
(If you can't say anything nice...)

Hell the French don;t even make a good Beer. Has anyone heard of a good French Beer? I bet not.

King cobra
March 13th, 2009, 10:22 PM
I just started posting in January and I never wrote a newbie note. Was I supposed to write a newbie note? Do I now need to write a newbie note? What if I don't want to write a newbie note? Am I required to write a newbie note or is it just considered polite? Have I been impolite?

Oh, and welcome Roger.

Spitfire
March 13th, 2009, 10:25 PM
Hell the French don;t even make a good Beer. Has anyone heard of a good French Beer? I bet not.Belzebuth.... interesting experience... I guess the exceptionally high (for beer) alcohol content turns off most of the beer "experts" (what a way to make a living...) by overpowering whatever subtleties of its flavor may have otherwise been more enjoyable, however...

Ktoyou
March 13th, 2009, 10:36 PM
Well the French underground had some balls in WWII.
(If you can't say anything nice...)

Hell the French don;t even make a good Beer. Has anyone heard of a good French Beer? I bet not.

The same can be said amount the USA after prohibition, people got used to such watered down beer, and they saved money brewing that light junk after prohibition. Now we have a few good beers, Samuel Adams being one. What would you pick, New Castle or Bass Ale?

Roger Rosenberg
March 13th, 2009, 10:59 PM
Welcome to the forum Roger. Why are people from the UK so liberal?

Up until 1979 (thank you Maggie) we were a very socialist country. Then a conservative movement swept the country, left 1/2 of use unemployed. We are a people who believe in the rights of the working class. America never had to go thru serfdom, were you had 2 classes the nobility and the surf (slave). It’s not an easy question to answer. I’d say read The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, that will give you a better idea that I can in 1 or 2 sentences in the middle of the night. I will say this liberalism is not the same in the US as it is in the UK. I’ll do a little more research and try and find you a better answer.

Roger Rosenberg
March 13th, 2009, 11:04 PM
The same can be said amount the USA after prohibition, people got used to such watered down beer, and they saved money brewing that light junk after prohibition. Now we have a few good beers, Samuel Adams being one. What would you pick, New Castle or Bass Ale?

Don't be so hard on American beer. Truthfully I like it when I'm in the States. It's more of a snobbish European thing; they don't like American’s so they take it out on their beer.

That being said I will take an American beer to a French beer anyday.

Roger Rosenberg
March 13th, 2009, 11:07 PM
I just started posting in January and I never wrote a newbie note. Was I supposed to write a newbie note? Do I now need to write a newbie note? What if I don't want to write a newbie note? Am I required to write a newbie note or is it just considered polite? Have I been impolite?

Oh, and welcome Roger.

I was told if I didn't a big snake would bite me in the ares.

Knight
March 13th, 2009, 11:42 PM
I just started posting in January and I never wrote a newbie note. Was I supposed to write a newbie note? Do I now need to write a newbie note? What if I don't want to write a newbie note? Am I required to write a newbie note or is it just considered polite? Have I been impolite?

Oh, and welcome Roger.
:sozo:You shall be hung until dead!

Ktoyou
March 14th, 2009, 12:45 AM
Don't be so hard on American beer. Truthfully I like it when I'm in the States. It's more of a snobbish European thing; they don't like American’s so they take it out on their beer.

That being said I will take an American beer to a French beer anyday.

Not for me, not at all, I was a beer drinker usually Budweiser until I tried Heineken, then went on to much better beer, my top choice is Pilsner Urquell, or Guinness, then Grolsch then Bass ale and New Castle, followed by Becks, St Pauli Girl and Fosters, followed by Sam Adams and others with a similar heavy taste.

Why would I be snobbish about what taste good to me?

koban
March 14th, 2009, 05:22 AM
I just started posting in January and I never wrote a newbie note. Was I supposed to write a newbie note? Do I now need to write a newbie note? What if I don't want to write a newbie note? Am I required to write a newbie note or is it just considered polite? Have I been impolite?

Oh, and welcome Roger.



You shall be mocked!


:mock: noob

Stripe
March 14th, 2009, 05:32 AM
Hi, Roger. Does the number 51 mean anything to you? :)

Welcome to TOL.

chrysostom
March 14th, 2009, 05:33 AM
Not for me, not at all, I was a beer drinker usually Budweiser until I tried Heineken, then went on to much better beer, my top choice is Pilsner Urquell, or Guinness, then Grolsch then Bass ale and New Castle, followed by Becks, St Pauli Girl and Fosters, followed by Sam Adams and others with a similar heavy taste.

Why would I be snobbish about what taste good to me?

If you are only going to have one or two.

With Miller you can drink all day long.

Was it Miller who said, ďIf you are going to drink all day, you have to start first thing in the morningĒ?

chrysostom
March 14th, 2009, 05:35 AM
It was the monks who said,

"if you're going to fast, we have the beer"

chrysostom
March 14th, 2009, 05:38 AM
Oh sorry,

Welcome to TOL Roger

Can you share any writing techniques with us?

koban
March 14th, 2009, 05:52 AM
:cheers: Chrys!


Didja know that beer and hard liquor consumption in colonial America was much higher that it is now? Besides the obvious appeal of imbibing, converting grain into beer or whiskey was an effective way of transferring the caloric content of the harvest into a more easily transportable and more spoil-resistant form.

Roger Rosenberg
March 14th, 2009, 06:27 AM
Not for me, not at all, I was a beer drinker usually Budweiser until I tried Heineken, then went on to much better beer, my top choice is Pilsner Urquell, or Guinness, then Grolsch then Bass ale and New Castle, followed by Becks, St Pauli Girl and Fosters, followed by Sam Adams and others with a similar heavy taste.

Why would I be snobbish about what taste good to me?

I never said you were snobbish. One thing i don't want to do is go on to an American forum and start bashing Americans.

Roger Rosenberg
March 14th, 2009, 06:29 AM
Oh sorry,

Welcome to TOL Roger

Can you share any writing techniques with us?

I mostly write math text books, not very interesting.

chrysostom
March 14th, 2009, 06:35 AM
I mostly write math text books, not very interesting.

Do you know what the integral of one over cabin dcabin is?

bybee
March 14th, 2009, 06:38 AM
:cheers: Chrys!


Didja know that beer and hard liquor consumption in colonial America was much higher that it is now? Besides the obvious appeal of imbibing, converting grain into beer or whiskey was an effective way of transferring the caloric content of the harvest into a more easily transportable and more spoil-resistant form.

Not to mention it's salutory diuretic effects. bybee

Roger Rosenberg
March 14th, 2009, 06:41 AM
Do you know what the integral of one over cabin dcabin is?

A natural log cabin

chrysostom
March 14th, 2009, 06:44 AM
A natural log cabin


Things like that can make a math book interesting

Roger Rosenberg
March 14th, 2009, 06:50 AM
Things like that can make a math book interesting


And not much else.

chrysostom
March 14th, 2009, 07:02 AM
And not much else.

No wonder so many find math boring

Knight
March 14th, 2009, 09:44 AM
I never said you were snobbish. One thing i don't want to do is go on to an American forum and start bashing Americans.Good point. Leave that to us Americans.

Aner
March 15th, 2009, 12:25 PM
I appreciate the realism here...

Being from the land of great beers (and great bud for those interested) - that would be the PNW - I have a fondness for Red Hook ESB - at least certain batches. We have several small breweries around the Seattle area.

A blessing of the Lord - we don't have to convert anything before we get to the party....

Deut 14:26

Blessings
Aner

deheretic
March 18th, 2009, 05:30 AM
Well the French underground had some balls in WWII.
(If you can't say anything nice...)

Hell the French don;t even make a good Beer. Has anyone heard of a good French Beer? I bet not.

I have and I don't even drink.. They also have excellent wine, don't drink that either,:think: