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This one goes to Diane whose brain is hurting from too much research.
Frank Layden, a Utah Jazz coach, once asked, "Was you bad playing today due to ignorance or apathy?"
Jeff Wilkins, a Jazz foward replied, "I don't know and I don't care."
Time for some margaritas.
-- Maria (email@example.com), April 30, 1999
Has anyone named a drink after Y2K yet?
-- Boozehound (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 30, 1999.
Well, obviously a Tequila Sundown comes to mind. Instead of OJ, you'd put in grape juice.
Also a Harvey Headbanger. Add triple shots of vodka - since that's what you're supposed to store for tinctures & stuff.
The old fashioned Navy Grog (Rum & water) can be replaced with "Gag" - since the water will probably be contaminated.
My favorite would be the "Nightfall" (nee Isaac Asimov's book) which would consist of Deionized water, koolaid, hot cocoa, potassium iodide, and ethylene glycol, with that small bottle of Tobasco sauce that comes in MRE's.
Jolly isn't a comedian - and it shows.
-- Jollyprez (email@example.com), April 30, 1999.
Now that's pretty impressive; I'd never seen that quote with the player actually named (it was always just "a former player"). I'd suspect that you're a Jazz fan, except that (a) you misspelled Frank Layden's name (and the man's a legend in SLC) and (b) Jeff Wilkins was usually a center.
Listening to most NBA players nowadays, it could be any of them. File these three under "If You're So Rich, Why Aren't You Smart?":
"I can't really remember the names of the clubs that we went to." -Shaquille O'Neal, on whether he had visited the Parthenon during his visit to Greece
"I've won at every level, except college and pro." -Shaquille O'Neal, on his lack of championships
"Now that I am here, I are going to turn this team around 360 degrees." -Jason Kidd, after being signed by the Dallas Mavericks
Have a good weekend...
-- Mac (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 30, 1999.
I vote for a White Russian with a twist. Y2k--nuclear winter.
-- Nikoli Krushev (email@example.com), April 30, 1999.
PollyPucker - 2 fingers of Tanqueray (a, hell, bathtub gin will do, why waste good booze on someone who wouldn't know the difference anyway...); tonic; splash of bitters (w/ a lime twist) (they won't be talkin' or typin' for awhile)
-- Night (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 30, 1999.
The classic: dehydrated beer. Two bites and yer hooked.
-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (email@example.com), April 30, 1999.
As far as a Y2K drink, any home brew will do. Fermented corn, wheat, barley, rye. You have copper sheets and tubing? Well, then you can distill the stuff.
Corn whiskey, anyone? My grandpa learned to drive running the stuff during Prohibition. Not a bad way to earn a few trading credits.
Given my choice, I prefer beer, malt liquor, or black rum.
-- Jon Williamson (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 01, 1999.