Happy hour

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

Posted by Tim B. on 02/10/2005 at 08:44 AM
    1. You forgot the Dhimmi Jimmy Boags Premium Light.

      Posted by taspundit on 02/10 at 09:05 AM • #

 

    1. Oh, and that famous American beer, Hudna-weiser.

      Posted by taspundit on 02/10 at 09:13 AM • #

 

    1. Allah Akhbeer

      Posted by Indy Media Watch on 02/10 at 09:50 AM • #

 

    1. Colt 45, baby!

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 02/10 at 09:53 AM • #

 

    1. Osama Beer Lager

      Posted by jlchydro on 02/10 at 09:54 AM • #

 

    1. Johnny Walker Lindh Red

      Posted by dorkafork on 02/10 at 10:10 AM • #

 

    1. Or from Georgia, Billy bin Laden Beer…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 02/10 at 10:30 AM • #

 

    1. 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?

      Posted by Cletus on 02/10 at 10:55 AM • #

 

    1. Cletus… I realized this too. As far as I am concerned it’s forgivable if we get to read about the al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya Woo-Woo Hey-Hey Guaranteed 2am Floorhitter.

      Posted by taspundit on 02/10 at 10:57 AM • #

 

    1. 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 • #

 

    1. well, i’ll just pour myself some Maker’s Marx bourbon then.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 02/10 at 11:56 AM • #

 

    1. “Allah Akhbeer”

      Yes. It goes well with an Allah Snackbar.

      Posted by ErnieG on 02/10 at 11:58 AM • #

 

    1. It’s quite nice actually, the Kalashnikov Vodka. Vladivar is obviously best, but Kalshnikov comes in certainly above the very generic Smirnoff. Those in Britain should enjoy it while they can.

      Posted by Steve on 02/10 at 12:10 PM • #

 

    1. The Molotov Cocktail is the local drink
      And all she wants to do is dance, dance

      Somebody pour Cletus a Moqtada al-Sour, on my tab.

      (Oh, wait… Angela probably forbids running a tab.  Do you accept Diner’s Club?)

      Posted by Nightfly on 02/10 at 12:28 PM • #

 

    1. Long Island Iced T = Long Island Dead Terrorist?

      Posted by Rob Read on 02/10 at 12:53 PM • #

 

    1. Mm. Anyone actually had the stuff? Is it good, above average, or merely drinkable?

      Posted by rosignol on 02/10 at 12:56 PM • #

 

    1. 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 • #

 

    1. Arafatini, anyone?  It’s da bomb!

      Posted by RebeccaH on 02/10 at 05:09 PM • #

 

    1. I thought it was “Meet-Your-Maker’s Mark,” Mr. Bingley.

      Posted by rocketeer67 on 02/10 at 05:33 PM • #

 

    1. Yeah, rosignol – it’s actually alright. I’m not a big fan of vodka particularly, although vodka and grapefruit works well. As vodkas go though, Kalashnikov is quite good. As I said above, not as good as Vladivar, but better than Smirnoff or Red Square.

      Posted by Steve on 02/10 at 06:07 PM • #

 

    1. Ibn Warraq writes in the Guardian that the 72 virgins are actually “white raisins”.

      Posted by Janice on 02/10 at 06:10 PM • #

 

    1. or maybe it was “JDAM-That’ll-Leave-A-Mark”, rocketeer.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 02/10 at 06:21 PM • #

 

    1. White raisins!  Cool.  We can make wine.  Damascus Shiraz Reserve?

      Posted by Nightfly on 02/10 at 06:21 PM • #

 

    1. For bitter and twisted Howard haters, a splash of Mamdouh Habib mouthwash, to clean away the taste of bile.

      Posted by roxylady on 02/10 at 08:47 PM • #

 

    1. The beer is Insalah Fridge!

      Posted by Razor on 02/10 at 09:16 PM • #

 

    1. Nobody did Jihad Gin?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 02/10 at 09:22 PM • #

 

    1. i suppose when you drink it you get pretty Hamid eh?

      Posted by Deo Vindice on 02/10 at 09:34 PM • #

 

    1. Make mine as Latham lager. I want to get pancreatically pissed.

      Posted by roxylady on 02/10 at 09:50 PM • #

 

    1. I’ll never look at my bottle of Wild Turkey the same again

      Posted by FusterCluck on 02/10 at 10:16 PM • #

 

    1. Homer
      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.

      Posted by davo on 02/11 at 12:39 AM • #

 

    1. To be honest, I’m pretty Hamid right now!

      Posted by Steve on 02/11 at 12:59 AM • #

 

    1. I don’t even like vodka, and I’d buy a bottle just for the label.

      But then I’m a warmongering infidel.

      Posted by Kevin on 02/11 at 01:13 AM • #

 

    1. What about a nice RP-G and Tonic?

      Posted by Habib on 02/11 at 01:39 AM • #

 

    1. I think there’s a good reason why Arabs aren’t permitted near booze- you saw what happened the last time they were anywhere near a Manhattan.

      Posted by Habib on 02/11 at 01:43 AM • #

 

    1. My alcohol knowlege must be severely lacking, Ive only recognised about two of those drinks :/

      Posted by Nic White on 02/11 at 01:45 AM • #

 

    1. “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 • #

 

    1. You forgot the “maturest” of them all – PLO HiJack Daniels

      Posted by watka naidoo on 02/11 at 02:35 AM • #

 

    1. A Jihad Jack Daniels would be even better,thanks.

      Posted by Arnie on 02/11 at 02:40 AM • #

 

    1. 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 • #

 

    1. 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 • #

 

    1. Sigh.  Fine, Harry.  Whatever.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 02/11 at 08:17 AM • #

 

    1. Yes, Harry, but the Tommy Gun was a new design, not an improvement on the MP44/StG44, as the AK-47 is. As for name recognition, the Tommy Gun is up there with the AK-47. Plus I have yet to talk to a GI who actually used the M-1928, M-1/M-1A1 who had a bad opinion of it.

      Posted by Crusader on 02/11 at 11:04 AM • #

 


    1. 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.

      It was a full-auto .45 ACP with a drum magazine! What more do you want?

      Posted by rosignol on 02/11 at 01:39 PM • #

 

    1. 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

      Posted by Nightfly on 02/11 at 04:02 PM • #

 

  1. “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-47

    Posted by Harry Buttle on 02/11 at 06:50 PM • #