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In response to Alfie's vodka research.

We conducted serious and intense vodka research in our neighbourhood. It required many hours of concentration, and stamina. We tried it all. The expensive French Grey Goose, everything Russian, and the stuff you don't want to ever have again.

Maybe we're prejudiced, but the Canadian 'Iceberg Vodka', from Newfoundland (rhymes with understand) was the winner. Newfoundland is a very special part of Canada.

Says on the bottle the iceberg water is 14,000 years old. If you drink too much of it, that is exactly how you feel.

Dhamaka says:

in preparation for the real snow?

25th Nov 2006, 21:17

swamprose says:

yes, it is in every freezer in my neighbourhood, and if you need to stop off and have some (for medicinal purposes), you always know you'll be okay. snow or no snow.

25th Nov 2006, 21:22

Dhamaka says:


25th Nov 2006, 21:24


25th Nov 2006, 21:46

Alfie says:

You guys :) So pleased you've done the research SR, it seems with your methodical approach and well quantified results I should be off to purchase some Iceberg Vodka in case anyone in need drops by for a medicinal drop.

I'm not quite sure why, but that label/design/branding for iceberg makes me think of really cheap alcopops.

25th Nov 2006, 21:50

Caine says:

Hmmmmm. I think it's time to have an iceberg in the house.

25th Nov 2006, 22:02

swamprose says:

everyone needs an iceberg in the house.
newfoundland rules. :)

25th Nov 2006, 22:25

Jigalong says:

I know that it doesnt need another reason, but apart from the Vodka, what makes newfoundland so special?

26th Nov 2006, 00:07

swamprose says:

Oh, Jigalong. Wish I could do it right. All I can say is thank god for newfoundland.

Maybe this will help.


You know your from Newfoundland when....

- You only know three spices - salt, pepper and ketchup.
- You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
- The mosquitoes have landing lights.
- You have more miles on your snowblower than your car.
- You have 10 favourite recipes for bottled moose.
- Canadian Tire on any Saturday is busier than the toy stores at Christmas.
- You live in a house that has no front step, yet the door is one meter above the ground.
- You've taken your kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard.

26th Nov 2006, 03:35

Jigalong says:

lol. This is my sort of town

You know you are in the Pilbara when....

- The local woolies store sells kangaroo tails
- Every local owns a 4WD with a snorkle, red flag, and flashing light (only tourists drives sedans)
- The nearest McDonalds is 500km away.
- Medical assistance is only a flight away (thanks to the royal flying doctor service)
- You know that Christmas parties are really parties by the pool
- Shorts and T shirt is acceptable clothing for any event.
- The outdoor BBQ is the kitchen

26th Nov 2006, 04:28

swamprose says:


J, yes, you and Newfoundland would get on just fine. Except it's not a town. It's an entire province, the very large island on the northeastern part of Canada.

The train (now gone) used to be called the Windy Bullet because it moved so slow.

26th Nov 2006, 10:28

mtn_hermit says:

My step-dad used to be an RCMP officer in Newfoundland. He quite liked it, I think. *grin*

27th Nov 2006, 05:12

I'd really like to visit Newfoundland at some point. They seem to be the butt of all the jokes here though. Kinda like the Welsh and Irish jokes (inferring sexual proclivity to sheep and stupidity respectively) rolled into one. They do seem to be quite the drinkers though.

28th Nov 2006, 01:39

swamprose says:

RAB, If newfoundland seems bizarre, what do you think we say about BC? especially when they're boiling their water and can't get to work because of the snow...:)

28th Nov 2006, 08:31

Oh, Newfies don't seem bizarre; they're the most Brit-like of all Canadians (rampant alcoholics who swear at their friends as a sign of affection).

Actually, Vancouver people come across as more American than Canadian, and they can be quite weird. They've declared the water safe to drink again now though! Hurrah!

29th Nov 2006, 21:12

swamprose says:

you're so right.

29th Nov 2006, 22:13

crickson says:

: D at the posts above!

RAB, you know I'll always care enough to swear at you : )

29th Nov 2006, 22:55

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