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richbass939
Senior Member
Username: richbass939

Post Number: 490
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post

Hope I'm not insulting anyone who actually eats that stuff. What's your vote?
Rich
P.S. Happy holidays.
P.P.S. BTW, my vote is "doorstop".
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 2151
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 11:07 am:   Edit Post

Euh ...what are you taking about? (No insult intended).
In this multicultural site I don't have the faintest clue!

Paul TBO
kmh364
Senior Member
Username: kmh364

Post Number: 1378
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post

Paul,

Try this link:

http://www.harryanddavid.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?superitem=7045&category_sel=89

You must have something like this in BeNeLux...after all, America is a melting pot of all nationalities, most of which came from European countries, at least from my generation and prior.

It comes usually in a tin or wrapped in cellophane, is full of preservatives and/or liquor/liqueur, and is hard as a rock, so it never goes "stale". It can, and will, outlive a nuclear attack and the resulting nuclear winter, LOL! It can be, and usually is, "re-gifted": you got it as a Xmas gift last year, don't open it, and re-give it to someone else as a Xmas "gift" this year, LOL!

You can also use it as a weapon, say like a hammer, a grenade, cannon fodder, etc. LOL!

The Italians have their own version, a holiday gift favorite, called "panetone", except that it is soft and "bread"-like (like babka or challah) and people will actually eat it. It can last in it's package almost indefinitely, so it can be stored for when unexpected company pops in for coffee and cake.

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!

Cheers,

Kevin

I say DOORSTOP, unless it's panetone, then I say "YES!" and "Please pass the espresso and the <american> coffee and cream!", LOL!

(Message edited by kmh364 on December 03, 2005)
bracheen
Senior Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 899
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 12:17 pm:   Edit Post

I've never come across anyone who actually likes these things. How do they continue to thrive?
bracheen
Senior Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 900
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 12:20 pm:   Edit Post

I have nothing further to add. This is just a blatant drive to go to 900.
Saturday afternoon and too much Pinot Noir, oh well.
811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 581
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 2:01 pm:   Edit Post

Not too bad with Catsup (or ketchup), the great flavor equalizer. Otherwise? Definitely doorstop.
kmh364
Senior Member
Username: kmh364

Post Number: 1380
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 2:09 pm:   Edit Post

Ketchup? LOL!

I guess you can put it on anything.

If American Ketchup is too spicy, it's Tomato Sauce for all you Aussie lot, LOL!

Just having some fun.

Cheers,

Kevin
keith_h
Advanced Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 269
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 3:06 pm:   Edit Post

Just pour a shot of whiskey on the thing (to preserve it), wrap it up and sit down and drink the rest of the bottle of whiskey. Next year get rid of the problem by sending it to a relative, friend or enemy. ;-)

Keith
dela217
Senior Member
Username: dela217

Post Number: 557
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 3:41 pm:   Edit Post

Strange stuff. My wife actually eats it and loves it. I don't get it. I told here that the ones she buys from year to year are from the same batch made somtime in the 1950's. They are petrified. My vote - doorstop. To her it is a delicacy. She actually has brand preferences! I can't tell the difference.
beelee
Intermediate Member
Username: beelee

Post Number: 140
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 4:17 pm:   Edit Post

Catsup ? are you sure your not confusing it with Meatloaf ?

LOL

I say doorstop as well

as comedian George Carlin said " Honey I found this in the back of the freezer, What is it ? could be meat, might be Cake......its MeatCake !!

;o)
rklisme
Advanced Member
Username: rklisme

Post Number: 255
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 5:20 pm:   Edit Post

Didn't we drop one of those on Nagasaki? Door stop!!!!
bigredbass
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 501
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 5:28 pm:   Edit Post

For all of you Fellow Motorsports Enthusiasts, this just in from the Competition Committee:

Domestic Frutacake, package in those cake-sized cans, is now legal in shifter cart competition as a tire substitute. This of course entails either having lots of relatives who said, 'to hell with him, just send that jerk a fruitcake' at Christmas time (of course at least 4 to re-tire a cart at all four corners), or the better-funded teams can of course buy them 4 at a time at your local grocer.

Fresh (or at least meant for human consumption this year, though I'd rather eat wallpaper paste) fruitcake is recommended as the 'soft' compound for harder racing surfaces/cooler temps (night racing?). Fruitcakes from last year (and NOT soaked in whiskey, why waste it?) should be harder (you know it!) and reserved for more abrasive race circuits.

Fruitcakes shall be considered legal ONLY if they were made from 1960 on (my uncle had six of 'em propping up one end of his mobile home), and remember, tire (fruitcake?) warmers are not legal with this composition tire. and NO BURNOUTS!!

J o e y
george_wright
Junior
Username: george_wright

Post Number: 35
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 7:17 am:   Edit Post

Personally I like fruitcake, and my wife gets me one each Christmas season. But if y'all have a fruitcake that scores really high on the Rockwell scale, I have an idea. Be the first to order a custom bass with bookmatched fruitcake in lieu of top wood.
811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 583
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 5:37 pm:   Edit Post

J o e y,

I've been toying with the notion of using the softer fruitcake compound for the winter months, but I'm concerned the studs won't stay in..

John
kmh364
Senior Member
Username: kmh364

Post Number: 1390
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 7:00 am:   Edit Post

The dried pre-historic "fruit" in the fruitcake are the studs, Man! EVERYONE knows that! Get with it! LOL! J/K
811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 584
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 7:06 am:   Edit Post

I thought those were rocks?!

Which reminds me: http://cdbaby.com/cd/bowtiebarstow

Read the notes before you listen!
richbass939
Senior Member
Username: richbass939

Post Number: 492
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 4:01 pm:   Edit Post

John, Bowtie is, well, ummm, an unbelievable "talent". You have to have a lot of confidence to sing like that.
Rich
Edit: Seriously, everyone. You have to check out this Bowtie link. Blue Skies has all his chops rolled into one song.

(Message edited by richbass939 on December 05, 2005)
keavin
Senior Member
Username: keavin

Post Number: 583
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 4:39 pm:   Edit Post

I Know it's the holidays,,,,,But aint no fruits in alembics!http://www.liberace.com/gallery.cfm

(Message edited by keavin on December 05, 2005)
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 763
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 5:26 pm:   Edit Post

there must be 2 cakes circulating on the entire planet
i confess
i ate a harry and david fruit cake
keavin
Senior Member
Username: keavin

Post Number: 584
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 5:41 pm:   Edit Post

LOL!!!!...
keavin
Senior Member
Username: keavin

Post Number: 585
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 5:42 pm:   Edit Post

LOL!!!!...Alembics are Very Sweet!
jlpicard
Advanced Member
Username: jlpicard

Post Number: 266
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 8:42 pm:   Edit Post

My favorite thing to do is use one as a footrest while playing seated!! Actually ,if I am unlucky enough to get two, I use them as a riser to decouple my bass amp from the floor! LOL
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 438
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 1:29 am:   Edit Post

I love a rich fruit cake. (if I ever meet one I'll marry her and she can fund my Alembic addiction). Seriously though, I know it's octobe when I've made the chrismas cake, soaked it in brandy and hidden it away for a couple of months. Reminds me, I need to get it out to 'feed' it.

Graeme
kmh364
Senior Member
Username: kmh364

Post Number: 1433
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post

I can't tell the difference between whizzo butter and this dead crab! LOL!
dadabass2001
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 492
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post

The legs are still kicking on the Whizzo Butter.


...ouch
wideload
Member
Username: wideload

Post Number: 97
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 2:11 pm:   Edit Post

I am probably the only person in the world who liked fruitcake, specifically cakes from Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, TX. Being diabetic, I can no longer indulge my love for these exquisite confections, but I can drool while looking at pictures!

Larry
kmh364
Senior Member
Username: kmh364

Post Number: 1438
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 5:18 am:   Edit Post

No Italians on here? We found the handful of people in the world who actually like petrified rock AKA, fruitcake, yet no Goombas chimed in about panetone?

BTW, don't let my name fool you, I'm 100% Irish in name only. I was raised as an Italian-American by my 100% Italian maternal grandparents. One day, I'll post a pic and you'll all laugh...my face doesn't match my name at all. Actually, just the sight of my face may provoke laughter, irregardless of my surname....hmmmmm, LOL!

Cheers,

Kevin
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 2160
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 5:29 am:   Edit Post

Well ...now that I know what it is all about ...I DO like it!
Really!
We have similar recepies here in Belgium!

PTBO
kmh364
Senior Member
Username: kmh364

Post Number: 1442
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 5:47 am:   Edit Post

FWIW, what's it called in Belgium? If you really wanna be fancy, I'll take the Flemish and French versions, S'il Vous Plait!

Cheers,

Kevin
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 2161
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 6:18 am:   Edit Post

Well I'll be damned ...I dunno!
It is that traditional cake you have to eat at christmas and that you better make some months (a year????) in advance.
I found a VERY old recepy in a kitchen-notebook from a grand-grand-aunt! I just read it but didn't copy it.

When I was about 7 years old we went to my grandparents and there they served it.
I still remember that the cake was garnished with lumps of sugar soaked in 80 Stroh Rhum.Then the lumps were set on fire and the lights dimmed. I remember we the kids looking with astonishment at the face of our grandmother coming into the dining room lit by the blue-ish light of the low burning sugarlumps and the alcohol!
HEAVY to eat ...but SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!

Paul TBO
kmh364
Senior Member
Username: kmh364

Post Number: 1444
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 6:23 am:   Edit Post

Mais bien sur, monsieur!

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