2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Cargo Cult - Who is John Frum? He is known to us by many names, this Visitor from Elsewhere, dispenser of endless abundance and wielder of mysterious technologies: John Frum, Quetzalcoatl, Osiris, "Bob." His cargo is splendid, his generosity boundless, his motives beyond our understanding. But across the ages and around the world, the stories all agree: one day he will return, bearing great gifts. Our theme this year asks three related questions; who is John Frum, where is he really from, and where, on spaceship Earth, are we all going?

Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:13 am

my thoughts on the theme?

mass agriculture and readily available transportation of goods has made it too easy for people to survive without any basic survival skills. it's a system that will eventually break. woe to the consumers.

john fromme (or fruhm or whatever the hell) essentially drew the line in the sand that divides the pure survivors from the pure consumers


that's the concept i'll be building on. don't know how yet.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby pizzamancer » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:22 am

My thoughts? It is New Years Eve. If it wasn't this cold, I would dance naked and prey for the giant ketchup bottle to return in 2013
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:29 am

irish?


Potato !!!
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby edbrez » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:34 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:irish?


Potato !!!


Yes we worship the humble spud, all praise the apple of the earth
Spud give it, and he take it away
ALL PRAISE Potato!!!
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Did you know vodka is made from potatoes?
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Poitin, maybe I might bring some with me.... Customs may be an issue though
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:42 am

edbrez wrote:Did you know vodka is made from potatoes?



Only a select few.. primarily Ketel One here in the US. Although.. my most favorite, delicious kind in the world is made from 100% corn.. ..and yes that's how Ketel One is spelled. Check it.

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:49 am

ditchdigging, baby-making, fighting and drinking....


and potatoes.


yup, John O'Frum, he Come, Begorrah...


(i'm just funnin' ya, don't get you leprechauns in a bunch...My cousin's last name is Doyle)

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby trilobyte » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:58 am

Why would you think Ketel One would be spelled differently? While you got the spelling right, you got their main ingredient wrong - Ketel One is distilled from wheat.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby edbrez » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:08 am

junglesmacks wrote:
edbrez wrote:Did you know vodka is made from potatoes?



Only a select few.. primarily Ketel One here in the US. Although.. my most favorite, delicious kind in the world is made from 100% corn.. ..and yes that's how Ketel One is spelled. Check it.

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Im just highlighting the miricles granted to us by Our Lord Spud
Praise be to Potato!!!
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Buried but he rose again
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby edbrez » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:25 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:ditchdigging, baby-making, fighting and drinking....


and potatoes.


yup, John O'Frum, he Come, Begorrah...


(i'm just funnin' ya, don't get you leprechauns in a bunch...My cousin's last name is Doyle)

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby unjonharley » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:29 am

Eric wrote: I see no reason to change.




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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:30 am

trilobyte wrote:Why would you think Ketel One would be spelled differently? While you got the spelling right, you got their main ingredient wrong - Ketel One is distilled from wheat.


One could easily assume that Ketel One would be spelled with the traditional spelling of kettle using two t's. It's not that far of a reach, now is it? :lol:

..and I do stand corrected on the ingredients. Funny.. someone bragged once about how they drink Ketel One specifically because it was potato vodka.. and thus it stuck in my brain as such. Again.. that's what you get for listening to other people instead of verifying the source.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby edbrez » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:38 am

I suppose its pointless asking is ketel one nice?
I should google a review from some stranger instead of asking someone here....

Grey Goose is the nicest ive ever tasted, but I have had IDOL before, made from champagne grapes, was very easy to drink.
Could drink straight and actually enjoy it SHOCK :)
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:39 am

edbrez wrote:I suppose its pointless asking is ketel one nice?
I should google a review from some stranger instead of asking someone here....

Grey Goose is the nicest ive ever tasted, but I have had IDOL before, made from champagne grapes, was very easy to drink.
Could drink straight and actually enjoy it SHOCK :)


Try what I posted.. Tito's. Smoother than almost anything I've ever drank except possibly Belvedere. It makes Grey Goose look like moonshine.

Made in good ol' Texas to boot! ..and you know Texan's like their vodka like they like their sausage..

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby edbrez » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:50 am

Ok thanks Junglesmacks

I don't normally drink vodka, it would not be my drink of choice, but ill pick some up when I get stateside.
Nice to try something different every now and then :)
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:53 am

edbrez wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:ditchdigging, baby-making, fighting and drinking....


and potatoes.


yup, John O'Frum, he Come, Begorrah...


(i'm just funnin' ya, don't get you leprechauns in a bunch...My cousin's last name is Doyle)

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ummm, yeaaaaaaaah...now run on home and get some blarney for the pudding.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby trilobyte » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:13 am

junglesmacks - I guess I'm enough of a boozehound that I know Ketel's spelling offhand, and that it's Skyy with two y's, etc. Most of my favorites tend to be wheat-based, though I'd like to give Tito's a try sometime (though coming from Texas is definitely not a selling point in my book). I'd also like to give Ciroc a go (french grape-based vodka).

edbrez - I think Ketel One's a fine vodka. Far from the smoothest, but much better than the average stuff. In the case of vodka, the more refined and filtered it is, I've found the less likely it is to lead to a hangover if you drink to excess. Everyone's systems/tolerances are different, personally I've found Skyy and Stolichnaya to be my minimum threshold to be nearly hangover-free. Ketel One is noticeably better than either of those, though a bit more premium priced. I agree with junglesmacks that Belvedere is the higher-end go-to. It's a Rye-based vodka, super super smooth, and blows the doors off Grey Goose.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go make a drink. Cheers!
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby lucky420 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:36 am

I enjoy Ketel One and silver Patron two 8)
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:38 am

Potatoes and Irish, what a cargo cult nightmare right there.
You know that taters come from South America, right? In that land there are thousands of different cultivars.
Oh, worship the potato, Paddy, go ahead, bring ONE VARIETY only to your island and try to subsist on it. You know what happened.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:16 am

trilobyte wrote:(though coming from Texas is definitely not a selling point in my book).

Relax, trilo. I believe it's made in Austin. While technically in the state of Texas, it's actually not really Texas. Sort of like how Hillsborough isn't really part of the San Francisco Bay Area. In fact, when they were talking about succeeding from the Union last month, I believe the plan was to dig out Austin and dump it in Oklahoma, so they wouldn't have to endure the gawddammed hippies.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby edbrez » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:32 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Potatoes and Irish, what a cargo cult nightmare right there.
You know that taters come from South America, right? In that land there are thousands of different cultivars.
Oh, worship the potato, Paddy, go ahead, bring ONE VARIETY only to your island and try to subsist on it. You know what happened.
And you laugh at the people of fair Vanuatu. :D

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby trilobyte » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:42 am

Ha - while that's a good point, there's no part of Austin that really screams "vodka country" to me (just as there's no part of the Netherlands that screams "BBQ country").
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:54 am

we're on like page 14 now, can i break out the Hitler Jokes and Make fun of the French yet?
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:56 am

I just wish I understood what it is about wheat-sourced vodka that makes it "vodka" as opposed to say, whiskey. No malt?
And grapes? Why isn't that brandy?
Could I use sweet potatoes? Sorghum? Sugar beet? Pumpkin? Parsnips? Or, to bring it back to Cargo Cults, sago?
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:56 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:we're on like page 14 now, can i break out the Hitler Jokes and Make fun of the French yet?

Riff on Klaus Barbie--well past time.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:57 am

Look at that SS car go!

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby edbrez » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:01 pm

edbrez wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:ditchdigging, baby-making, fighting and drinking....


and potatoes.


yup, John O'Frum, he Come, Begorrah...


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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby trilobyte » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:13 pm

Fishy - whiskey (and whisky and bourbon, etc) is all about the aging, isn't it? There are multitudes of variants in both the ingredients and the process, too, I think. Both vodka and whiskey are cut from the same 'water of life' cloth and have the same roots (in Mesopotamia).
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby unjonharley » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:14 pm

The potato was a cargo cult item to the Irish.. The potato came from South America
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:35 pm

trilobyte wrote:Both vodka and whiskey are cut from the same 'water of life' cloth and have the same roots (in Mesopotamia).

unjon's right. Potatoes' roots are in Peru. Literally. Of course, the pre-Columbian inhabitants of Peru didn't distill them, but I'm not completely sure that there was no intentional fermentation in the Americas.

So, I'm just a little confused about the Mesopotamia + vodka comment.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby edbrez » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:42 pm

unjonharley wrote:The potato was a cargo cult item to the Irish.. The potato came from South America


The Great Irish Famine
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