Baboon Pirates

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Well, I'll Be Damned...

Slicker Than Goose Shit On Ice!

Huh. Just dip me in gravy and call me "Muffin". Looks like some barroom tricks aren't just an author's fancy!

Didja ever hear of that stunt of opening wine or champagne bottles where a cavalry officer would use his saber to whack the neck off the bottle, and not shatter the bottle or get any glass chips in the wine?

Turns out it works just like advertised. One smooth firm stroke, and BLAP! off comes the neck, and out the wine pours, pretty as you please. Didn't even need a sword, a tomahawk worked just fine.

Now, if that wine was a 2005 Beaujolais Nouveau that you forgot in the back of the pantry and was now so vinegary that you could use it to scrub road grime off hubcaps, well, that's the only downside to the experiment...