View Full Version : O/T Hey Thrud!!

Al Messer
12-10-2003, 09:50 PM
I see on tonight's TV News that the Canadian Government official in charge of air travel has, for security reasons, put Fruitcake on a par with your sister's Meatloaf! What is this world coming to!! LOL! Merry Christmas!!

12-11-2003, 12:23 AM
I always figured them things were deadly. A waste of good booze too.

Al Messer
12-11-2003, 12:40 AM
The reason that was given is that the airport's X-ray machines could not penetrate the fruit cakes, therefore, they were a security risk. Seems like I've heard Thrud say something in this vein about his sister's meatloaf.

12-11-2003, 01:02 AM
Well guys, how can you trust a food that has a shelf life out in the sun of a thousand years and the maggots won't touch it. First time I had fruit cake I was three, I took one bite, spit it out and said "christ, what is this ****!" . Man, after my mother washed my mouth out with ivory soap (my favourite flavour by then) dad got out the WW2 pistol belt and whipped my ass but good...

To this day everytime I see a pistol belt I can taste that (expletive deletive) fruitcake http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif. I was severely traumatized by the whole thing - now I can only wear shoulder rigs! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

12-11-2003, 05:24 PM
True story: Two kids in Gulfport Mississippi married, with intent of living with their families- no money. My folks took a week vacation and let them honeymoon in the house. Stocked the reefer for them and left came back and fruit cake was way smaller. Gal says it was good.

Mom brags- that cake is well over five years old. Gal says "lordy, Mrs Stevens, we throw things away when they get that old."

Any man who dislikes fruit cake never tasted a GOOD one, soaked in brandy and well aged.

The rumor that there has only been one cake, and passed from person to person is well founded, but not true. One of a hundred is consumed.

12-11-2003, 08:08 PM
Speaking of fruit cake, every year we go to a "white elephant gift" party. The idea is to bring a really crappy gift. Lots of laughs with the unusual things people come up with. One year I was at a loss for something to take. While in my shop I noticed an old 10 lb. weight that had been part of a long since forgotten weight lifting set. I decided to make a "fruit cake". I bolted the thing into the bottom of a round cookie tin, mixed up a fruit cake, poured it over the weight and baked the thing in the oven. The guy that got this gift nearly dropped it on his feet. It made for alot of laughs.


12-11-2003, 08:23 PM
Say Dan,

How were the bear turds?

12-11-2003, 08:32 PM
They turned out great! My daughter had to take one to school for lunch, she said that was the first thing she ate. I had to warn her not to call them "turds" at school. She's in first grade and I'm sure the teachers don't need a bunch of giggling six year olds chanting "bear turds". http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif


Al Messer
12-12-2003, 01:00 PM
Hey, Thrud! Is your new P.M. going to be more "machinist friendly"? LOL

12-13-2003, 04:00 AM
No, I think he will be just as big a prick as the last ass. But I think GWB will like him better.

12-13-2003, 12:21 PM
Hey!I like fruit cake-well good ones anyway,only one problem-I can't find any http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//mad.gif

People hate fruit cake when its bought and given by a cheapskate,they invariably pick the diesil flavored drugstore on sale from last year$1.85 variety and rest assured the only reason thy bought them at all was their cheaper than a decent card http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Thrud,you have my condolences on the new PM,if all nations of the world would suddenly exterminate all the politicians-uh,I mean lawyers it would be a better place,but oh if that were only possible,I suspect though that lawyers/politicians would out live roaches and bacteria http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Whatever happend to the good ole days when people went for public"sevice" and it was just that,people wanting to serve the public,there are a few,but they are very rare. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//frown.gif

Al Messer
12-13-2003, 01:01 PM
My Mom used to bake her fruitcakes around Thanksgiving time, and BOY!, could she ever bake a good one. Hers seldom lasted to New Years Day, so there was little chance of them becoming stale. As to "boughten" fruit cakes, my wife says that the "Claxton Brand" is the best she's found in the stores. Since I became a Diabetic a number of years ago, Fruit Cake is on the No! No! list. SIGH!! LOL!

Merry Christmas and happy hollidays to all!!

12-13-2003, 01:15 PM
Weren't fruitcakes invented by the same fruitcakes that invented haggis? I can see it now, sitting down to a fine well done haggis with fruitcake for desert. I think I would rather eat grubs. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

BTW, it's a good thing my mother-in-law doesn't read this board. She is Scottish http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif

[This message has been edited by Evan (edited 12-13-2003).]

12-13-2003, 02:45 PM

You may not be aware but the American government also considers fruitcake to be a bioterrorism risk. We are not allowed to ship or mail fruitcake to the US without prior notice and inspection at this time. I'm not joking.

Al Messer
12-13-2003, 05:05 PM
I think that post 9/11 has just let some of the crazies escape from the asylumn and go to work in the "Rules" Dept.!


12-13-2003, 08:25 PM
I have you know that hagis is wonderful with mashed spuds and yams - you know not what you speak. You don't hear me bad mouthing McLutefisk burgers, now do you (barf!) http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

12-13-2003, 09:36 PM
Hmmm...lutefisk,just what I want,fish thats been soaking in the caustic tank,pass the Tums please http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Evan,you really shouldn't knock Scottish food,from what I here it defended them from foriegn invasion for years http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

12-14-2003, 01:04 AM
I'm decended from Danes. We don't eat lutefisk. That's those crazy Norwegians. I prefer pickled herring.

Alistair Hosie
12-14-2003, 10:20 PM
Wierdscience you might be surprised to know we had visitors from Germany this year and we fed them mainly stuff we eat ourselves and the were very impressed with it.
Ate everything put down to them and wanted seconds too sometimes.So it can't be all that bad.Actually we eat pretty good here but there are some folk who eat everything instant or fried.
Scotland does suffer from a bad name when it comes to diet worst in Europe I think.
Muck I call it I like to cook for my family fresh every day.I never did taste meatloaf yet though http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif sorry Dave

12-14-2003, 11:28 PM
Na,I'm just kidding,my sister actually tried hagis and said it was good,but she also said sea weed should never appear on a menu. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif