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Old 07-16-2008, 11:16 AM   #1
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So I am at the shops (Grocery Store for you North Americans) and I have a shopping Trolley loaded up with Apple Juice. I am planning to make 12 gallons of Apfelwein...

One of my mates that's a bit of a funny guy, walks up behind me and says "What are you doing, making punch?"

I said "No mate, I'm making cider" (Easier to explain than "Apfelwein").

He looks at me seriously and says "Dickens?"

So, being the well read, intellectual fellow that I am, I quickly race through my knowledge of Charles Dickens novels, thinking if there is any reference to CIDER in them.... I come up blank.. I look at him and say "Dickens?"

He smiles and sees my confusion and says nothing... I realise that he's F'ing with me, so I start to analyse the term... Hmmmm, Oh! Wait, he's talking about putting a dick in Cider. Still struggling with this as he is smirking...

OOHH!!!

HAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAH Funny Guy! "Dick Inside Her!"


NICE ONE!

He burst into laughter and says.. " I have been walking around with that one for about 18 months, waiting to use it.."

Well, I will have Apfelwein in a month or so.. who's laughing THEN eh?
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:01 PM   #2
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So I am at the shops (Grocery Store for you North Americans) and I have a shopping Trolley loaded up with Apple Juice. I am planning to make 12 gallons of Apfelwein...

One of my mates that's a bit of a funny guy, walks up behind me and says "What are you doing, making punch?"

I said "No mate, I'm making cider" (Easier to explain than "Apfelwein").

He looks at me seriously and says "Dickens?"

So, being the well read, intellectual fellow that I am, I quickly race through my knowledge of Charles Dickens novels, thinking if there is any reference to CIDER in them.... I come up blank.. I look at him and say "Dickens?"

He smiles and sees my confusion and says nothing... I realise that he's F'ing with me, so I start to analyse the term... Hmmmm, Oh! Wait, he's talking about putting a dick in Cider. Still struggling with this as he is smirking...

OOHH!!!

HAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAH Funny Guy! "Dick Inside Her!"


NICE ONE!

He burst into laughter and says.. " I have been walking around with that one for about 18 months, waiting to use it.."

Well, I will have Apfelwein in a month or so.. who's laughing THEN eh?
There's an actual cider called Dickens, also an energy drink. Check it out.

 
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:13 PM   #3
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Funny stuff, I think it may have originated as a Saturday Night Live commercial gag. That, as well as "Schmidt's Gay" beer.
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:58 PM   #4
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Ah yes, I've had Dicken's Cider many times. She was a saucy lass named Anita. There's nothing like a nice wet Dicken's Cider down by the pool on a hot day.
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:07 PM   #5
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:52 PM   #6
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:00 PM   #7
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Didn't Bob & Tom do a bit about this?

 
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:30 PM   #8
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I seem to recall that the "Dicken's Cider" skits originated from a Radioa show hosted by Garrison Keillor. The show was called "A Prairie Home Companion".

Pretty good stuff, except that I was too younge to appreciate the venue (talk radio).

 
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I seem to recall that the "Dicken's Cider" skits originated from a Radioa show hosted by Garrison Keillor. The show was called "A Prairie Home Companion".

Pretty good stuff, except that I was too younge to appreciate the venue (talk radio).
wow, really? that's a bit more vulgar than I would have thought prairie home companion would do. Not doubting you, just surprised. I might be wrong about SNL, too. It definitely seems like it'd work best as a radio bit.
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Old 07-16-2008, 05:04 PM   #10
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every woman loves a good Dicken's Cider
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