Jeremiah Weed

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  1. scoutpilot

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    Our unit SOP is to drink beer during the debrief. We upped the ante the other day and bought a variety of Jeremiah Weed products.

    Are you guys insane? It tastes like detergent.

    We finally had to upgrade to decent swill. I chose MD 20/20 Orange. Things got colorful.
     
  2. Boozebin

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    I have to agree it’s an acquired taste… that never happens! But it’s still the drink of choice.. wow Mad Dog that brought back some memoires… spotty ones but still memories.
     
  3. AF6872

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    Olympia was the beer of choice. Tumwater Washington.:biggrin:
     
  4. Bullet

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    Mistake 1: Switching from beer during the debrief. We usually saved the harder stuff for later. Besides, it gave an excuse to have a break during the longer debriefs in order to visit the facilities... :frown:

    Mistake 2: The "variety of Jeremiah Weed products" is NOT what is commonly found in fighter bars. In fact, their line of new products, which are in fact FLAVORED MALT LIQUORS, are held in utter disdain in the fighter communities. :unhappy: Jeremiah Weed = Bourbon Liquor. Like Porsche, There is NO substitute.... :thumb:

    Mistake 3: you expected Jeremiah Weed to actually taste good. I guess your thoughts were: "If those AF folks drink it, it must mean its tastes fruity or something, like a Cosmopolitan..." Nope. :redface:

    Mistake 4: I hope you pulled the bottle straight from the freezer before pouring. The only way this drink is palatable...
     
  5. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Notice what Bullet said...

    All are 100% ON TARGET! :thumb:

    ESPECIALLY #4 :eek:

    Steve
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  6. scoutpilot

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    Yeah, we figured since the Air Force pilots drink it that it must be like a white wine spritzer.
     
  7. Bullet

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    Seriously,white wine spritzers? You KNOW we're die hard Zima fanatics! :biggrin:

    Is THAT vile stuff even still in existence?
     
  8. Christcorp

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    I'd like to emphasize #2 from bullet's list. There is only 1 REAL Jeremiah weed. It's the bourbon liquor. Any of those "other" varieties aren't the REAL Jeremiah weed.

    Now; having said that; some of us are foolish enough to actually LIKE the taste of "Real" Jeremiah weed. Is it something I can sit down and drink a number of them at a party? HELL NO!!!! But the occasional toast or shot before a football game... No problem. Even the wife likes the taste of it. "Bullet, you should have seen the look on Flieger's face last weekend when my wife told him she actually liked the taste of it". I haven't been drinking it as long as many others. My first experience was in 1982. I was stationed at CNA "AKA Camp New Amsterdam - AKA Soesterberg AB" in holland. The F-15 jocks always had a toast with it on Friday night at the club. I happened to be tending bar at the O-Club one friday night when my neighbor (F-15 pilot) asked me to join them in a toast. That first time definitely made me not able to have kids for a couple years; but after a couple more times later on, and the respect and tribute that they honor those before them with a toast, I've actually come to like the stuff. But it definitely takes getting use to. We finish every tailgate just prior to kickoff, with a toast of Jeremiah Weed. Usually 100+ of us. We honor those before us; those serving now; and those no longer with us. :Cheers:
     
  9. Pima

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    LMAO...all I thought about with the upped the ante was so who was the guy that made Betty beaaccchhed?

    Now for the next few minutes all I will hear in my cranium is OVER G, OVER G.

    We had a friend who made it his life's mission to keep the freezer hootch filled with Weed. After one flight he had to donate 3 bottles of Weed.

    His wife finally told him to knock it off because it was eating too much into their spending money, especially since he didn't even drink the crap unless forced and was doing it to be funny, losing 50 bucks that Friday playing 4,5,6 in the bar may have also played into the equation.

    He was also doing it because he hated Betty's voice!
     
  10. scoutpilot

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    Hardening back to your flying days?

    Beer is the standard, whether the aircraft talks to you or not. The junior guys always buy.
     
  11. Pima

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    scout,

    Please, don't constantly read into my every comment the way you do.

    My Over G, Over G comment was about how our friend over G'd the jet 3 times on purpose and all of them spent the night at the squadron bar, and the club screaming to this guy OVER G, OVER G in front of the wives. Even when we played Crud that night his name on the board wasn't his call sign, but OVER G. Just like another friends name was changed to BREW-NO due to the fact of the amount of beers he had consumed. It was comical.

    Sorry, you took offense that I knew the tradition of Weed in the AF. Everyone here knows I never flew, just married to a flier. I spent yrs though because of the AF traditions that Bullet participated in, doing roof stomps, playing crud, 4,5,6, pigs, and doing shots of Weed, plus I know all the lyrics of Dennis O'Leary's song "I am an A....." that was sung every friday night by everyone in the club.

    Us fighter wives can also tell you what a 10 turn 6 turn 2 means, what red and blue air means, what a 4 V 4 means, what BCM means, FNG means, the difference between a bomb and a missile, the terms of shack and pickle, deceased insect, sock check, always using the term container, never saying the word on top of your shoulders, but cranium or skull...and knowing verbatim what to say when a person says that word... XXXX who said XXXX?.... why you must always have alcohol in fridge, why they take a spare with them for a deployment, and how long that spare sticks around (i.e. 1st refueling to make sure the jet can take on fuel).

    AND WHY YOUR SPOUSE WILL KILL YOU IF YOU WEAR A COVER INTO THE CLUB, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY WHEN IN THE CLUB GOING INTO HIS WALLET NEVER EVER LET THAT COIN COME OUT!

    So please, I may not have ever flown in the AF, but the fact that the AD member shares their life with the spouse, and the spouse is there for the story regarding Weed when it occurs in their presence has nothing to do with harkening back to my flying days.

    I hope you don't feel this way about your wife in yrs to come when she tells someone like you about a story that happened in your married military life from her perspective when it occurred right in front of her. Should I have erased that whole Over G memory from my brain? Should you lose your wedding ring in the cockpit and are forced to buy a case of beer for the guy who found it, should she never say to anyone buying a case of beer for buffonery made her laugh in her mind?

    Is that what you are stating? Remember, all I said was it made me think of OVER G and laughed, you assumed the rest.
     
  12. flieger83

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    DEAD BUG! :eek:

    Steve
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  13. scoutpilot

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    [​IMG]

    Don't take everything so seriously.

    For the record, my wife does not hang around my work/club. She has a career.
     
  14. Pima

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    Flieger, while your at why don't you spill some WEED on the crud table because you hit the ref! :eek:

    Seriously, there was always someone calling that, and it was always funny to watch how everyone would be on the floor, yet they also managed to save that drink.

    Thinking about it, that was a double threat...drop the drink and you got nailed for alcohol abuse and had to buy the bar anyway!

    My favorite nights were always promotion parties, Warrior banquet, and Battle of Britain; tons of food, DJ, people, crud and free alcohol. Of course usually the person paying (promotion) will inevitably pull out the coins, the covers, call things, bat hang etc so that is why you still hear DEAD BUG and women scream DANG IT....OH CRAP REALLY... I am wearing heels...whose DH did that!

    Scout
    FYI, wives in the AF do not hang around at work, they know better, because of 1 big reason...BAR LIGHT. If she is caught in the bar when it is on, he buys the bar! Big, big, big NO-NO. Crap we even know not to call after 2 on a Friday! Plus we are all way too busy at home having Mommy play dates, squadron coffees, and eating bon-bons, while cleaning the toilets and making dinner.:shake:

    We also never have had careers at all because our spouses in the AF make a million plus flight pay :biggrin: None of us have college degrees, let alone Masters. We all just went to JOC night at the nearest UPT base and got us an officer just like Debra Winger did with Richard Gere. :worship: :yllol:

    We all do meet on Friday night at the club only for the key basket exchange.:wink: Don't you know that's why the guys car pool, and the wives car pool!

    Did I get it all down right, with the same amount of comic relief you have about us AF wives?
     
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  15. sprog

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    If I ever was in the O-Club, it meant there was some mandatory function (including the dreaded "mandatory fun"). Living off base, I never was a fan.
     
  16. hornetguy

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    And Bullet wouldn't let me do a bat hang despite your motivating! What a party pooper! O_O Though I loved crud. :)
     
  17. scoutpilot

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    The Army doesn't do O Clubs anymore. There are all-classes clubs, but no one cares. The whole concept is antiquated and passé. Just reading the description of it sounds like a bad scene from Top Gun.

    The officer corps spouse situation has changed greatly since the hey-day of the O Club. I have only one colleague whose wife is a stay-at-home mom, and she feels like an outsider because she doesn't have a career.

    Pima, no one made any generalizations about AF wives.
     
  18. Pima

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    Gee could it have been he didn't want to explain to the Supe, his old boss how you broke your arm when you were attending an official retirement ceremony?

    I have to say thank G_D you are a good crud player, because a couple of times I was wondering looking at the size of the other team how easy you would bounce off the wall :shake:

    However, in hindsight, I should have expected you would be like DS1. TKD makes a person very agile and quick to respond. I don't recall you bouncing off of any wall all night.

    Sprog,

    I get that. There were many who never liked the club, to them it was killing 3 hours of time, plus babysitter fees. It felt like you stated an obligation. They preferred to socialize in other ways with their circle of friends.

    Bullet and I loved it. We only lived on base for 2 yrs out of 21 yrs. We saw it differently. We saw it as a time to socialize with friends that weren't right around the block without no rank, no title, just hanging out with friends in a social atmosphere....one that was cheaper than Applebees for a beer and a meal. It also meant it was easier to coordinate babysitters, because for our group we had created a deal with all of our sitters. Friday night from 5 to whenever they were sitting. We gave them a monthly flat rate. Sometimes we were home by 7, sometimes it was midnight, it didn't matter they got the same amount be it for 10 hours or 30. We didn't worry if we could get a sitter on Weds. because we decided Friday night to go out to dinner off base. It was already lined up.

    That was how it worked in our community. Probably why the clubs were also successful. We all had sitters anyway and once there if it was boring, we would move on, get enough of couples with that policy, and it becomes a social hang out.

    FYI, all of the bases we were ever at were silent from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Too many things to do during the summer, like the beaches, camping, fishing, vacations, etc. Once the kids were back in school everyone returned to the club.
     
  19. Lynpar

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    Soutpilot, regarding post #14: Oh no you didn't! I bet Pima is gonna open up a can of whoop---!

    Must start reading again on #15
    :popcorn1:
     
  20. scoutpilot

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    I'll just have someone take her Caps Lock key. She won't be able to speak. :biggrin:
     

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