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    Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    I love my nightcaps and look forward to them. The squeaking sound of the cork squeezing out of the bottle and the eminently satisfying pop makes me smile. So, when I kill a bottle I save the cork in an old cloth Blanton's bag and when I buy a new bottle that has a screw top I throw away calloused plastic lid and plug it with a suitably sized cork from the stockpile so I can reproduce the miniature squeaking symphony each night. Am I the only one who does this?

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    Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    I read a study by Freud that reminds me of this.

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    Yes, you are the only one.

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    I throw away the corks. I love the sound of a screw cap in the morning.
    "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero"
    T. Durden

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    Quote Originally Posted by savagehenry View Post
    I read a study by Freud that reminds me of this.
    I think Freud and Palvlov would both have something to say about this.

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    It's a wonderful sound, indeed! I hadn't thought about recycling used corks in bottles that didn't originally come with corks. Hmm...
    Pete

    I hate scotch.

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    Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    I hate corks. They're an antiquated, inferior method of sealing a bottle. They fall apart sometimes. They leave little cork bits on the lip of the bottle sometimes. They dissolve when foolish liquor store owners (or dudes with really old bottles of rye) store bottles on their sides. They dry up and stop sealing well. I save my old corks too, so that I can replace them when I get a faulty one.

    Screw tops are the best, but I can understand the romance in pulling a cork and so I propose that synthetic corks are a very good compromise.
    Jim

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    I knew you'd come in here and bash corks.
    Pete

    I hate scotch.

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    I can't understand cork-preference. They leak, they rot, they break. What's more, most corked bottles dribble. I'll grant they squeak and pop, but 'silence is golden'. I never want to hear,'You're having another?'

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure: the cork

    Quote Originally Posted by MauiSon View Post
    I'll grant they squeak and pop, but 'silence is golden'. I never want to hear,'You're having another?'
    When given the choice, going "ninja" is usually best.
    "They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games."
    -- Casey Stengel

 

 

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