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Post Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:05 am 
 

And another great one with Badmike. This time he went beyond himself. Upon my request, he purchased for me an item from an US seller who wouldn't ship overseas, and included it in the items I bought from him. Of course I covered the cost he paid for the item shipping to him, too, but such services are to be commended.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:24 am 
 

Which is exactly what Faro did for me. He's another rock-solid guy.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:31 pm 
 

guerret wrote:And another great one with Badmike. This time he went beyond himself. Upon my request, he purchased for me an item from an US seller who wouldn't ship overseas, and included it in the items I bought from him. Of course I covered the cost he paid for the item shipping to him, too, but such services are to be commended.


Thanks Cesare, it's a pleasure to deal with such a knowledgable and patient Italian buyer.  Between the French and Italians, Europe has been wiping out my stock lately  8O

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:24 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
guerret wrote:And another great one with Badmike. This time he went beyond himself. Upon my request, he purchased for me an item from an US seller who wouldn't ship overseas, and included it in the items I bought from him. Of course I covered the cost he paid for the item shipping to him, too, but such services are to be commended.


Thanks Cesare, it's a pleasure to deal with such a knowledgable and patient Italian buyer.  Between the French and Italians, Europe has been wiping out my stock lately  8O

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Wait...I didn't know you sold condoms and wine!

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:42 pm 
 

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guerret wrote:And another great one with Badmike. This time he went beyond himself. Upon my request, he purchased for me an item from an US seller who wouldn't ship overseas, and included it in the items I bought from him. Of course I covered the cost he paid for the item shipping to him, too, but such services are to be commended.


Thanks Cesare, it's a pleasure to deal with such a knowledgable and patient Italian buyer.  Between the French and Italians, Europe has been wiping out my stock lately  8O

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Wait...I didn't know you sold condoms and wine!

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:35 pm 
 

Generally Europeans do drink alot of alcohol I think. However whilst I'd happily take other half out for a nice dinner on Saturday night and walk back to a hotel room without worrying in Paris, Rome, Copenhagen, Rome etc. I'd be more worried doing so in my home town in England.

The English do not deal with drunkeness well at all. They get violent.
The Polish seem immune to alcohol.
The French just get even more depressed and philosophical.
The Germans appear to want to sing badly and crash glasses together when drunk.
The Irish have a symbiotic relationship with alcohol. You can find sober Irishmen, but only at their own funerals.
The Swedes think drunkeness is funny. The prices in Sweden means it takes most Europeans a months wages to get drunk there so no wonder they're laughing.
The Danes enjoy their beer. And who can blame they have damn good beer.
The Italians argue alot whilst drunk. This is not unusual they argue alot when sober.
The Russians drink alot because, well, let's be honest there's not much else to do there.
The Scots drink alot. They're entire accent is based on slurring and no-one understands them when they're sober so why not get drunk because you sound it anyway?
The Spanish do get drunk from time to time. Mostly they're too busy selling bad drinks at cheap prices to northern Europeans with more money than sense. It's impossible to buy anything decent to drink from Spain. It's not that don't produce it they've just got more sense than to sell it to anyone who isn't Spanish.
The Welsh do drink but only for short periods of time. There's only so much conversation you can have in the pub about sheep and how much it rains.
The Turks drink a fair bit. Well, when Allah's not looking they do.
The Greeks like a good celebration. More people would join their celebrations with them if they actually ever got the hang of producing decent alcoholic drinks.

Apologies to any who's offended. And apologies to those who aren't. I'll try and include you next time :D

  


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:43 pm 
 

Truly, that was quite accurate.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:16 am 
 

Actually, it never occured to me that wine can make one drunk...which means either I don't drink enough wine or I don't know how much Italians can drink.   8O

  I was just trying to think of a product that the French and Italians would buy up.     :lol:

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:32 am 
 

[quote="Lewisexi"]The Irish have a symbiotic relationship with alcohol. You can find sober Irishmen, but only at their own funerals.
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:
How true! - Whats the difference between an Irish funeral and an Irish wedding? One less drunk at an Irish funeral!!(Though I'm not necesarilly convinced regarding the sobriety of the deceased!)
BUT FWIW you cannot have better company to drink with than the Irish - a fine race to a man!


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:00 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Actually, it never occured to me that wine can make one drunk...which means either I don't drink enough wine or I don't know how much Italians can drink.   8O

  I was just trying to think of a product that the French and Italians would buy up.     :lol:

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Oh well, I was beginning to think that we Italians have the very nice fame of being frequent condom-users. Too bad.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:13 pm 
 

guerret wrote:Oh well, I was beginning to think that we Italians have the very nice fame of being frequent condom-users. Too bad.


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:28 pm 
 

I'm not sure that the French and Italians would be the world's most frequent condom-users.

Rather, I picture them more as collecting condoms for use, just in case.   :lol:

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:01 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:I'm not sure that the French and Italians would be the world's most frequent condom-users.

Rather, I picture them more as collecting condoms for use, just in case.   :lol:

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Ach! A bit bad... but that was funny.  :wink:

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:47 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:I'm not sure that the French and Italians would be the world's most frequent condom-users.

Rather, I picture them more as collecting condoms for use, just in case.   :lol:

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If the French put as much effort into making babies as making riots, they wouldn't have so many problems....it's hard to burn cars and McDonalds after a strenuous day of lovemaking.  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:10 am 
 

Badmike wrote:
If the French put as much effort into making babies as making riots, they wouldn't have so many problems....it's hard to burn cars and McDonalds after a strenuous day of lovemaking.  

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Do you hate french people  :roll:

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:27 pm 
 

Actually the country with the lowest birthrate in Europe is also one of the most Catholic historically. I think this is still true. Could be wrong. I'm wrong alot alot more often when my missus is about for some reason? Dunno what that's all about :D

(Spain for all those wondering)

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:37 pm 
 

Lewisexi wrote:Actually the country with the lowest birthrate in Europe is also one of the most Catholic historically. I think this is still true. Could be wrong. I'm wrong alot alot more often when my missus is about for some reason? Dunno what that's all about :D

(Spain for all those wondering)

Greece? ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4739154.stm )

Was surprised to see Spain so far down the list, though.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:43 pm 
 

Well when I was in Spain last year the tour guide reckoned Spain was the lowest just goes to to show don't believe all you hear!

  


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:56 pm 
 

Lewisexi wrote:Actually the country with the lowest birthrate in Europe is also one of the most Catholic historically. I think this is still true. Could be wrong. I'm wrong alot alot more often when my missus is about for some reason? Dunno what that's all about :D

(Spain for all those wondering)


As is the country with the highest birthrate (Ireland).  

Actually, looking at Europe specifically, there is quite an accurate correlation between high country birthrate and countries that I have visited or lived in.  I have spent proportionally more time in N. European countries and Eastern Europe in recent years... and voila!  Hmm, maybe a letter to New Scientist is in order.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:23 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:As is the country with the highest birthrate (Ireland).  


France is country with the highest birthrate in Europe, after Monaco in 2005

http://www.ined.fr/population-en-chiffr ... dent05.htm

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