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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am
The Sydney Morning Herald reports:
A British vodka named after the inventor of the AK47 assault rifle has come under fire.
Drinks rivals reckon the name suggests violence.
Kalashnikov Vodka was launched in September with the backing of 84-year-old Gen. Mikhail Kalashnikov, creator of the rifle that bears his name.
Other popular new drinks face similar criticism:
* Fatah Lagah
* Sour Hamash Bourbon
* al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade Olde Tyme Heavy Malt Triple Stout
* Hezbollah Boozalah
* Ansar al-Sunnah Rum-Infused Falafel Pods
* Islamic Jihack Daniels
* al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya Woo-Woo Hey-Hey Guaranteed 2am Floorhitter
- You forgot the Dhimmi Jimmy Boags Premium Light.Posted by taspundit on 02/10 at 09:05 AM • #
- Allah AkhbeerPosted by Indy Media Watch on 02/10 at 09:50 AM • #
- Colt 45, baby!Posted by Jim Treacher on 02/10 at 09:53 AM • #
- Or from Georgia, Billy bin Laden Beer…Posted by richard mcenroe on 02/10 at 10:30 AM • #
- You have one small problem with your analogy; Kalashnikov is a Russian, from a hard drinking country, the home of Vodka… All of your other examples are bogus because they are based on a society where alcohol production and consumption is illegal. Kalashnikov is MUCH closer culturally (to the US, Australia etc.) than any of your fake examples. I own a Kalashnikov product myself, and I believe it is a much better weapon than the M-16, with which I am also unfortunately familiar. My bottom line is, Kalashnikov achieved one of the most spectacularly successful designs in the history of weaponry; the other culture you’ve cited hasn’t managed anything better that an explosive vest that also kills the wearer or a similarly crude device. I just don’t think they bear comparison in this way. Kalashnikov is like Thompson; another man who designed a wildly successful weapon. Why demean his accomplishment by putting him in the same category as the asshats his government gave his weapon to?
- Cletus, it’s appropriate because the politically correct fools in western society are worrying over a drink named after the most successful assault rifle ever, instead of worrying about the animals who use that weapon for genuine violence. They have the wrong target, if you will. Mockery and sarcasm is what we have here.
And speaking of which, I’ll have a Hamas Cocktail, please!Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 02/10 at 11:21 AM • #
- well, i’ll just pour myself some Maker’s Marx bourbon then.Posted by Mr. Bingley on 02/10 at 11:56 AM • #
- Chase that Mohammed Mash with an Abu Ale and maybe even those 72 virgins will look good at closing time.Posted by Gary from Jersey on 02/10 at 01:20 PM • #
- I thought it was “Meet-Your-Maker’s Mark,” Mr. Bingley.Posted by rocketeer67 on 02/10 at 05:33 PM • #
- Ibn Warraq writes in the Guardian that the 72 virgins are actually “white raisins”.
- or maybe it was “JDAM-That’ll-Leave-A-Mark”, rocketeer.Posted by Mr. Bingley on 02/10 at 06:21 PM • #
- Nobody did Jihad Gin?Posted by richard mcenroe on 02/10 at 09:22 PM • #
- i suppose when you drink it you get pretty Hamid eh?Posted by Deo Vindice on 02/10 at 09:34 PM • #
- I’ll never look at my bottle of Wild Turkey the same againPosted by FusterCluck on 02/10 at 10:16 PM • #
Just checked on Keatings academic quals
you are absolutely right, he has none.
I always was led to believe the contrary should have checked up, I guess.
Any grovelling Howard might have done Will NOT be repeated, that i am sure of.
His talk on the BBC and the EU recently illustrates that, i think.
He has no one to pacify now, and can get on with his elected job.
- “Kalashnikov is like Thompson; another man who designed a wildly successful weapon.”
Which Thompson do you think designed a wildly successful weapon Cletus?Posted by Harry Buttle on 02/11 at 02:00 AM • #
- You forgot the “maturest” of them all – PLO HiJack DanielsPosted by watka naidoo on 02/11 at 02:35 AM • #
- The Thompson submachine gun, Harry, used extensively in WWII, but wildly popular with American gangers during prohibition. Quite reliable, but outpaced by technology improvements soon after WWII.Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 02/11 at 05:17 AM • #
- The original Thompson SMG was renowned as being too complicated, too heavy, had too many moving parts and was too unreliable as a combat weapon. It was also too expensive to produce.
The later version was more reliable, but never in the same class as a Kalashnikov and never ‘wildly successful’.
It was used, but far worse weapons were used in WW2.Posted by Harry Buttle on 02/11 at 07:38 AM • #
- Sigh. Fine, Harry. Whatever.Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 02/11 at 08:17 AM • #
- Ah, Harry has given me an excuse to serenade:
His comrades fought beside him
Van Owen and the rest
But of all the Thompson Gunners
Roland was the best
So the CIA decided
They wanted Roland dead
That sonofabitch Van Owen
Blew off Roland’s Head
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
Norway’s Greatest Son
You can still see his headless body
Stalking through the night
And the muzzle flash of Roland’s Thompson gun
— Warren Zevon
- “It was a full-auto .45 ACP with a drum magazine! What more do you want?”
It to fire when you pull the trigger.
It to be cheap enough to produce that you can afford to have one.
From the users perspective, who gives a toss if the weapon is a new design or an improvemement of an old one?
as noted above, the Thompson was not in the same class as the AK-47Posted by Harry Buttle on 02/11 at 06:50 PM • #