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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    More like passed-out after drinking a $5,000 bottle of Cognac.
    Not passed out. KNOCKED out by my wife for blowing $5K on booze!

    $5K is more than I paid for my last two vehicles.

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    I just had this conversation with a guy that gave me a hitch off the Colorado Trail. He was driving a beat-up Geo Metro. It had no handles inside and when he stopped on the side of the road he climbed out of the car all Dukes of Hazzard style. The tires were bald and one window was taped. However, he was wearing a $65 Underarmour shirt and a back hatch full of top shelf gear. My opinion, a real hiker has more money tied-up in gear than in a car. The way it should be.

    I'd still be more than happy to buy (and drink) a $5K bottle of booze. This assumes I can afford to light my Cuben cigars with $100 bills, but hey, a boy can dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    _I_ wouldn't spend $5K on a bottle of booze.
    Me either. I used to guide canoe trips in Ely, MN back in the 70s. Had one client who was bringing fancy booze in glass bottles, and told him to put them in plastic or they would bust. He said that would wreck the "bouquet" or whatever and went with glass.

    I knew they would bust and he would be out of booze, so I picked up a bottle of rotgut brandy @$4/qt. and put it in a strong plastic jug.

    By day two his bottles were smashed and he was all bummed out. So, I pulled out the jug of cheap stuff and told him it was actually really fancy stuff given to me by a previous client. But, I said the "bouquet" was probably shot because it had been in plastic for a while.

    He took one whiff and said: "No, I can still tell this is very fine cognac." That cheap jug sure kept him happy, and I never told him the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliff355 View Post
    He took one whiff and said: "No, I can still tell this is very fine cognac." That cheap jug sure kept him happy, and I never told him the truth.
    Well... even vienna sausages taste good in the back country. MMM MMM "they's ain't good.. but they's handy."
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I'd still be more than happy to buy (and drink) a $5K bottle of booze. This assumes I can afford to light my Cuben cigars with $100 bills, but hey, a boy can dream.
    I know that some people are taking this lightweight stuff pretty seriously, but rolling a cigar out of cuben is just getting silly.
    Embarassing is being the last item in a discount bin.

    No matter where you go, it will never be as cool as it was just before you got there. So thanks for ruining it for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordzilla View Post
    I know that some people are taking this lightweight stuff pretty seriously, but rolling a cigar out of cuben is just getting silly.
    Probably taste funny too!
    Can you tell I've been thinking of a new tarp lately?
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    5 grand for one bottle of Cognac? Thats for bums!

    you aint a high roller until youve had this small dent in your bank account: ya better raise your credit limit

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinfhaz View Post
    5 grand for one bottle of Cognac? Thats for bums!

    you aint a high roller until youve had this small dent in your bank account: ya better raise your credit limit
    I beg to differ. They are selling the bottle. Admittedly the bottle may have a dead worm in it. But the bottle is focus of the ad. With the HH cognac they are selling the booze. The bottle will live on after you water the trees with the tequila contents. The cognac is just gone.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    agave worms dont come in tequila, youre thinking of Mescal. (from Oaxaca)
    but yes, the bottle is the $$ pit.

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    But I bet they won't sell you an empty bottle, no matter how much you want to pay for it. So it's a package deal. 2 for the price of 1. What a deal.


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