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Drunken British man on stag party survives Hoover Dam swim
Luckily for him 9 out of the 10 turbines weren't operational, making him the first person ever to survive the swim.

“One officer said, ‘In my whole lifetime I’ve never seen or heard of anyone doing it’,” Mr Hughes told MailOnline, while admitting his decision to go for a swim had been “fuelled by drink”.
Some 275 people have reportedly died at the site in the last 10 years.

“I don’t have any regrets,” Mr Hughes told the BBC. “I even have a tattoo saying ‘no regrets,’ that’s the type of person I am.”


http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/new...24859.html

You want to know the only thing you can assume about a broken down old man? It's that he's a survivor.
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“I even have a tattoo saying ‘no regrets,’ that’s the type of person I am.”

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Unlike other stag parties where dudes dress like a moron or as a woman, he swims the river and, against all odds, becomes the first survivor. He must now be a legend in his hometown. Kudos to this guy.
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There was no doubt in my mind that we'd see Little Dark in the news, I just didn't think it would be right in my backyard.

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This is defo little dark, no doubt.

He defeated 9 out of ten White Knighting Turbines.

Thats not the point of this thread however, it was about the Bucks Party and the 10's they were gaming.
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First thing that came to mind



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Question:
Turbines are under the dam and the intake to them leads from the penstocks which are tubular in shape and situated in the lake above the dam. Since the penstocks take in water from under level, how would they "suck" a swimmer and drown him? Make no mistake, nothing could get into the turbine. Are the forces and pressures really that high that could pull the man from the surface or penstocks actually take water from the surface?
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(09-12-2017 04:10 PM)Selembao Wrote:  Unlike other stag parties where dudes dress like a moron or as a woman, he swims the river and, against all odds, becomes the first survivor. He must now be a legend in his hometown. Kudos to this guy.

Meanwhile a colleague of mine and her mother enjoyed watching male strippers climb all over my colleague's sister as well as their naked waiter service.

I can just imagine the shrill cackling of it all.
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When it comes to alcohol induced misadventure, we do not fuck about. It is right, and fitting, that the only man ever to have completed this heroic endeavour should be an Englishman.

I would have to see a picture of the chap to be certain, but I would venture that this fellow is a veteran of many a Buckfast fueled night of destruction and chaos. There is something about the semi regular imbibing of 'Bucky' that gives a man a deep rooted sense of indestructibility, that spills over into other areas of his life and endures long after the effects of the Bucky have passed.

For those who are unfamiliar with the 'wreck the hoose juice', a brief primer follows.

Buckfast is a kind of tonic wine, made at Buckfast Abbey (a Benedictine Monastery) by monks. It is 15% ABV, with the equivalent of 10 cans of Coke's worth of caffeine per 750ml bottle. The 'Commotion Lotion' was cited as a material factor in the offense in over 7000 crimes in Greater Strathclyde alone in the space of a single 3 year period. 'The Buckie made me do it' has become a familiar refrain in the Glaswegian courts.

It is hard to overstate the almost supernatural ability of this drink to expose an otherwise sane and civilised man to the depths of his depravity and capacity for chaos.

The correct way to abuse Buckfast to ensure maximum hilarity, sideways-ness, and heart palpitations, is to drink a single 750ml bottle in relatively short order - the space of 20 minutes or so - and to then keep oneself 'topped up' from a 350ml bottle over the course of the rest of the evening. This ensures one hits the peak of the wave nice and early, and allows one to ride it out for a good many hours of questionable behaviour.

It is very important that you do not allow Buckfast to be drunk in your own home. It should always be drunk at someone else's party, never your own.

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[Image: 41jRVXeh06L._SY355_.jpg]

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Bucky is also known as wreck the hoose juice.
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^^^^I'm in! Where do I sign up?
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Buckfast on the RVF Laugh. Brought up by H1N1 LaughLaugh

Pretty sure Mr Hughes is a Welshman, but not sure if the Buckie is available in Vegas??

The Greater Strathclyde area, as you say, provide the Abbey with a vast majority of their business profit. The young men of these parts have a way of imbibing the 'commotion lotion' that varies greatly from the more common methods of ingestion.

Exhibit 1:



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(09-13-2017 04:27 AM)Haig Wrote:  Bucky is also known as wreck the hoose juice.

It's also a well known fact that buckfast makes you fuck fast.

A fellow Scotsman! Where you from bud?
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(09-13-2017 07:06 AM)Renton1875 Wrote:  Buckfast on the RVF Laugh. Brought up by H1N1 LaughLaugh

Pretty sure Mr Hughes is a Welshman, but not sure if the Buckie is available in Vegas??

The Greater Strathclyde area, as you say, provide the Abbey with a vast majority of their business profit. The young men of these parts have a way of imbibing the 'commotion lotion' that varies greatly from the more common methods of ingestion.

Exhibit 1:




My dear chap, appreciation for the liquid delights of Bucky transcends all barriers of race, creed, and social class. It is liquid democracy, one of life's great equalisers, reducing us all to the level of the lowest common denominator.
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(09-13-2017 04:27 AM)Haig Wrote:  Bucky is also known as wreck the hoose juice.

Most places you go in Glasgow you are guaranteed to see an empty bottle of bucky lying somewhere lol
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(09-13-2017 01:51 PM)H1N1 Wrote:  My dear chap, appreciation for the liquid delights of Bucky transcends all barriers of race, creed, and social class. It is liquid democracy, one of life's great equalisers, reducing us all to the level of the lowest common denominator.


Our friends on the southern side of the wall seem to be getting quite keen on the idea too. Although drinking it like champagne is never going to cut the mustard.



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Another delight from Buckfast.
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(09-13-2017 01:51 PM)H1N1 Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 07:06 AM)Renton1875 Wrote:  Buckfast on the RVF Laugh. Brought up by H1N1 LaughLaugh

Pretty sure Mr Hughes is a Welshman, but not sure if the Buckie is available in Vegas??

The Greater Strathclyde area, as you say, provide the Abbey with a vast majority of their business profit. The young men of these parts have a way of imbibing the 'commotion lotion' that varies greatly from the more common methods of ingestion.

Exhibit 1:




My dear chap, appreciation for the liquid delights of Bucky transcends all barriers of race, creed, and social class. It is liquid democracy, one of life's great equalisers, reducing us all to the level of the lowest common denominator.

H1N1, credit where credit is due, you certainly are a master of the English language, in depth and breadth, from the words you choose to the way you construct your sentences, a poet in many ways. If you were around 500 years earlier, I'm sure your name would be up there with Shakespeare himself!
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(09-13-2017 03:52 PM)Poker Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 01:51 PM)H1N1 Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 07:06 AM)Renton1875 Wrote:  Buckfast on the RVF Laugh. Brought up by H1N1 LaughLaugh

Pretty sure Mr Hughes is a Welshman, but not sure if the Buckie is available in Vegas??

The Greater Strathclyde area, as you say, provide the Abbey with a vast majority of their business profit. The young men of these parts have a way of imbibing the 'commotion lotion' that varies greatly from the more common methods of ingestion.

Exhibit 1:




My dear chap, appreciation for the liquid delights of Bucky transcends all barriers of race, creed, and social class. It is liquid democracy, one of life's great equalisers, reducing us all to the level of the lowest common denominator.

H1N1, credit where credit is due, you certainly are a master of the English language, in depth and breadth, from the words you choose to the way you construct your sentences, a poet in many ways. If you were around 500 years earlier, I'm sure your name would be up there with Shakespeare himself!

I wouldn't be fit to wear a skirt on Shakespeare's stage, let alone stand comparison on a literary level, but Poker:

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You should find better dealing.'
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So of all the places in Vegas to be drunk, they went to the hoover dam?

Silly Brits, that's where you go the next morning when you're hung over.
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(09-13-2017 04:15 AM)H1N1 Wrote:  When it comes to alcohol induced misadventure, we do not fuck about. It is right, and fitting, that the only man ever to have completed this heroic endeavour should be an Englishman.

I would have to see a picture of the chap to be certain, but I would venture that this fellow is a veteran of many a Buckfast fueled night of destruction and chaos. There is something about the semi regular imbibing of 'Bucky' that gives a man a deep rooted sense of indestructibility, that spills over into other areas of his life and endures long after the effects of the Bucky have passed.

For those who are unfamiliar with the 'wreck the hoose juice', a brief primer follows.

Buckfast is a kind of tonic wine, made at Buckfast Abbey (a Benedictine Monastery) by monks. It is 15% ABV, with the equivalent of 10 cans of Coke's worth of caffeine per 750ml bottle. The 'Commotion Lotion' was cited as a material factor in the offense in over 7000 crimes in Greater Strathclyde alone in the space of a single 3 year period. 'The Buckie made me do it' has become a familiar refrain in the Glaswegian courts.

It is hard to overstate the almost supernatural ability of this drink to expose an otherwise sane and civilised man to the depths of his depravity and capacity for chaos.

The correct way to abuse Buckfast to ensure maximum hilarity, sideways-ness, and heart palpitations, is to drink a single 750ml bottle in relatively short order - the space of 20 minutes or so - and to then keep oneself 'topped up' from a 350ml bottle over the course of the rest of the evening. This ensures one hits the peak of the wave nice and early, and allows one to ride it out for a good many hours of questionable behaviour.

It is very important that you do not allow Buckfast to be drunk in your own home. It should always be drunk at someone else's party, never your own.

Merch:

[Image: 41jRVXeh06L._SY355_.jpg]

Beverage:

[Image: buckfast.png?strip=all&w=623&...uality=100]

I've never experienced Buckfast, but have always been curious since reading about it on this hilarious site:

http://bumwine.com/others.html

Buckfast Tonic Wine
17% alc. by vol.

Huge demand from our friends in Scotland made it impossible to ignore this drink. However, the difference in the American English dialect has caused a misunderstanding about the purpose of this web site. The word "bum" in the US more commonly means a homeless person, also known as a "tramp," a "hobo," or a "wino." The purpose of this web site is to review wines that are popular with homeless people.

Buckfast is made in Devon, England at Buckfast Abbey by Benedictine monks. True to its name, Buckfast will get you "bucked up" real fast. Buckfast was thick, with a strong taste of molasses. There was also a hint of some type of herb reminiscent of oregano, and a soapy aftertaste. Like some of its high-sugar American counterparts, Buckfast gets you fired up and full of energy. A report from BBC News and one from the New York times shows a connection between Buckfast and violent crime. Of the offenders who had been drinking immediately before their violent offence, more than 40% had been drinking Buckfast! According to the report, each bottle contained 281mg of caffeine - the same amount as eight cans of Coke. Despite its reputation for violent hooligans, with Buckfast's hefty price of about $8 US per bottle, we were skeptical that homeless winos would spend their hard earned coins when there are cheaper alternatives. Our contacts in Scotland tell us that only the most hardened alcoholics drink this beverages, but the homeless winos reach for cheaper alternatives.

Like the great Sherlock Holmes, our UK investigator hit the alleys of London to see if there was any bumvidence to support Buckfast as a popular drink among homeless people. The discarded bumvidence littered in bums' nests pointed to the much more economically viable hard cider in 3 liter plastic jugs as the drink of choice rather than any of the wines. Our reporter brought a 3 liter jug of "White Ace" cider back to the states, which is 7% alcohol per volume and only about $3.50 US for the whole 3 liter jug. When the test subject drank the whole bottle of "White Ace," in Las Vegas, the effects were severe. He got kicked out of 4 Queens casino for washing his hands in a urinal, then fell asleep for 3 hours and woke up soaked in his own urine (see picture to the right). He woke up and got into a 6 year old's pirate costume, ran around slapping gamblers in the gut, got kicked out of The Imperial Palace, and became so obnoxious that his friends put him on a plane and sent him home early.

In summary, there are readily avaliable cheaper alternatives to Buckfast that have similar alcohol content. As far as we can determine, Buckfast is a wine for alcoholics, but out of the price range of the destitute homeless. Nevertheless, we salute it!
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Shoulda turned the turbines on for some Darwin award beers afterwards.
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I went to Buckfast Abbey when I was a boy on a family day out. Met the monks who were probably oblivious to what the tonic wine has done to cities like Glasgow and Belfast.
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(09-14-2017 12:53 AM)N°6 Wrote:  I went to Buckfast Abbey when I was a boy on a family day out. Met the monks who were probably oblivious to what the tonic wine has done to cities like Glasgow and Belfast.

This was a pilgrimage, you were just too young to be aware of its significance. Like the Hajj, it is a trip every sane and financially solvent adult should be required to undertake at least once in their lifetime.

The monks are netting 8 million + per year in profit according to figures I've seen, and if they are smart, running a black market trade in the sale of indulgences.

It's a seriously good business model.
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I think the American equivalent of Buckfast is 4loko which is basically an energy drink with alcohol in it. People do basically the same thing on it.

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