The latest uni craze...

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The latest uni craze...

Post by RAYC » 03:07 Sun 09 Dec 2012

Somewhat more appealing than "milking"! link
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Re: The latest uni craze...

Post by DRT » 08:34 Sun 09 Dec 2012

Do you think they would buy my seven bottles of Real Vinicola 1983?
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Post by AHB » 10:24 Sun 09 Dec 2012

Provided it cost less than the M&S own label they appear to be using.
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Post by jdaw1 » 11:31 Sun 09 Dec 2012

I disapprove of the wastage.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 15:18 Sun 09 Dec 2012

A friend just sent this to me. A waste of perfectly good Port.

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Post by RAYC » 16:58 Sun 09 Dec 2012

Andy Velebil wrote:A friend just sent this to me. A waste of perfectly good Port.
jdaw1 wrote:I disapprove of the wastage.
I'm not sure i see this as any different to the production cost of any video / movie. How about blowing up some cars in a Bond chase scene? Laying out a full table of food to get trashed in a Hollywood fight scene?

For the cost of some shirts, trousers and port they've probably realised they can make a viral movie that will hit the headlines. Given the number of views that the "milking" video has received, presumably they are in the territory where they are generating money on youtube through advertising? (albeit jeopardising their chances with future employers if their names get out!)

And is spending a day making a video with chums about pouring port over your head actually any different from spending a day with chums drinking port and eating steak+cheese? The port ceases to exist in both circumstances, and the world is no different for better or worse either way.
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Post by DRT » 17:13 Sun 09 Dec 2012

RAYC wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote:A friend just sent this to me. A waste of perfectly good Port.
jdaw1 wrote:I disapprove of the wastage.
I'm not sure i see this as any different to the production cost of any video / movie. How about blowing up some cars in a Bond chase scene? Laying out a full table of food to get trashed in a Hollywood fight scene?

For the cost of some shirts, trousers and port they've probably realised they can make a viral movie that will hit the headlines. Given the number of views that the "milking" video has received, presumably they are in the territory where they are generating money on youtube through advertising? (albeit jeopardising their chances with future employers if their names get out!)

And is spending a day making a video with chums about pouring port over your head actually any different from spending a day with chums drinking port and eating steak+cheese? The port ceases to exist in both circumstances, and the world is no different for better or worse either way.
To summarise, RAYC appears to be saying that jdaw1 and Andy are a couple of boring old farts. I completely agree :D
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Post by jdaw1 » 18:32 Sun 09 Dec 2012

RAYC and DRT think that pouring port over oneself is as good a use as drinking it.”  I wonder whether the winemakers will be flattered.

”  Obviously true for Real Vinicola 1983. But is it true of the port they are using? And with what folly will the milkers respond?

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Post by mpij » 23:38 Sun 09 Dec 2012

I have a 26 FL OZ bottle of Gilbey's Tripple Crown I would be willing to sell them.

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Post by AHB » 09:43 Mon 10 Dec 2012

And I have a 4 litre (what bottle size is that?) of Gold Top Jersey milk that they can buy from me if they want to organise a comparative video shoot.
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Re: The latest uni craze...

Post by Glenn E. » 00:14 Wed 12 Dec 2012

RAYC wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote:A friend just sent this to me. A waste of perfectly good Port.
jdaw1 wrote:I disapprove of the wastage.
I'm not sure i see this as any different to the production cost of any video / movie. How about blowing up some cars in a Bond chase scene? Laying out a full table of food to get trashed in a Hollywood fight scene?

For the cost of some shirts, trousers and port they've probably realised they can make a viral movie that will hit the headlines. Given the number of views that the "milking" video has received, presumably they are in the territory where they are generating money on youtube through advertising? (albeit jeopardising their chances with future employers if their names get out!)

And is spending a day making a video with chums about pouring port over your head actually any different from spending a day with chums drinking port and eating steak+cheese? The port ceases to exist in both circumstances, and the world is no different for better or worse either way.
Clearly, though, there is a safety issue involved here. What if the Port is somehow contaminated, and could thusly cause a debilitating disease in the persons doused?

I say the Port should be filtered first to remove any such potential contamination. My liver and kidneys are quite efficient at filtering Port, so I offer my services. Please forward the Port to be used for future videos to my home, and I will return the filtered liquid to be used for safely dousing the participants.
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Post by DRT » 00:20 Wed 12 Dec 2012

Glenn E. wrote:Clearly, though, there is a safety issue involved here. What if the Port is somehow contaminated, and could thusly cause a debilitating disease in the persons doused?
Glenn, you raise a very important point here. What if, heaven forbid, the Port was poured from lead crystal decanters. The outcome could be catastrophic! Can you imagine what a good litigator could make of that scenario?

Perhaps a global law should be passed that prevents anyone from extracting the cork from a bottle of port until we know it is safe and sensible to do so?
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Post by DRT » 00:24 Wed 12 Dec 2012

I have a question that might test the resolve of some of the anti-wasters here:

A middle aged man walks into a bar. A 23 year old damsel approaches him and says "You can do anything you want to me, so long as you pour a bottle of Fonseca 1963 over my naked body first."

Is that wasteful?
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Post by AHB » 09:53 Wed 12 Dec 2012

DRT wrote:I have a question that might test the resolve of some of the anti-wasters here:

A middle aged man walks into a bar. A 23 year old damsel approaches him and says "You can do anything you want to me, so long as you pour a bottle of Fonseca 1963 over my naked body first."

Is that wasteful?
Of course it is. Any sane, male, port-lover would vanish into their cellar and reappear a few moments later with an open bottle of port that was labelled Fonseca 1963. In their cellar would be an unlabelled decanter full of port and an empty bottle of Cruz Ruby. And on their face would be a big smile...
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Post by jdaw1 » 13:26 Wed 12 Dec 2012

Damsel dependent, it might be worth using a Cockburn Special Reserve.

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Post by jdaw1 » 13:21 Tue 18 Dec 2012

DRT wrote:A middle aged man walks into a bar. A 23 year old damsel approaches him and says "You can do anything you want to me, so long as you pour a bottle of Fonseca 1963 over my naked body first."

Is that wasteful?
I mis-answered Derek’s question.

Yes, it is wasteful, but of her. She is the one wasting a rare bottle that could, used differently, give better pleasure.

He is not wasting it. A rare and excellent bottle is going to give him much pleasure. But he should be allowed both pleasures.

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Re: The latest uni craze...

Post by DRT » 20:07 Wed 19 Dec 2012

jdaw1 wrote: Yes, it is wasteful, but of her. She is the one wasting a rare bottle that could, used differently, give better pleasure.
Really?

If she doesn't waste the bottle of Port she doesn't get to have you.
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Re: The latest uni craze...

Post by jdaw1 » 20:34 Wed 19 Dec 2012

DRT wrote:If she doesn't waste the bottle of Port she doesn't get to have you.
Not quite how the original hypothesis was phrased.

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Re: The latest uni craze...

Post by WS1 » 07:27 Wed 26 Dec 2012

Hi,

just saw this thread and must say from my German background the existence of "porting" proofs something went wrong in cultural education in universities here in England. At least there is some hope to correct that since the uni cellars did not supply the port for this nonsense. Some unis even prefered to sell their port to us port lovers :wink: or in a general context :(
In short these students lost the plot! And the Unis seem helpless too!

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Post by RAYC » 12:19 Wed 26 Dec 2012

Wolfgang - in terms of potential for harm to others, how would you rate this alongside the high speed "autobahn run" videos that young german men are fond of posting to youtube? (Showing high powered cars/motorbikes weaving in and out of traffic)
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Re: The latest uni craze...

Post by AHB » 19:08 Wed 26 Dec 2012

WS1 wrote:Hi,

just saw this thread and must say from my German background the existence of "porting" proofs something went wrong in cultural education in universities here in England. At least there is some hope to correct that since the uni cellars did not supply the port for this nonsense. Some unis even prefered to sell their port to us port lovers :wink: or in a general context :(
In short these students lost the plot! And the Unis seem helpless too!

regards

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But even if the colleges had provided the port, if they are anything like Imperial College's cellar's selection of ruby or LBV port supplied by Russell Mellor this would still not be a bad thing.
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