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An In-House Auction of Drunkard and Drinking Memorabilia is

Poll ended at Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:56 am

1. A great idea. I have things that I will donate to be auctioned and would be interested in bidding.
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2. A good idea. I have things that I will donate to be auctioned.
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3. A good idea. I may be interested in bidding.
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21%
4. A good idea but I would be interested in more than just Drunkard or drinking memorablia.
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5. A bad idea. I am not interested.
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No votes
6. Other (please specify)
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No votes
 
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An Auction to Raise Money for The Memorial Fund!

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:03 am

OK. I am going to get this ball rolling.

Lot 1

For auction: 1 genuine Hungarian "Pálinka Glass".

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This glass has been used for drinking by: FKR, Oggar, Roomie, Mayhem, DJF, the Judge, Mr Boozificator, One for the Frog, Dirty Lou, Plumber, Henry Chinaski, Boyd Rice, dear Lady S., Grumpy, Barca, Giles, Moriarty, Toxi-Bob, Generic Jug/Vodkadian, Chelsea, Big Casino, Whisky Prick, a random Klingon broad at the Star Trek lounge at The Las Vegas Hilton, a whole bunch of other Modern and Old-School Drunkardists and last and, most definitely, least, me. This glass has been to MDM Cons.1&2.

So, who is going to start the bidding at US$20 (plus US$5 postage)? Come on people! This drinking vessel is actual Modern Drunkard history! It has been used by some of the most reknowned and excellent Modern Drunkardists known to humanity! So step up and make your bid. You could own a genuine piece of Modern Drunkard History.

All money raised will be going to the memorial fund, it's going to a really godsdamned worthy cause, so loosen those purse strings and start bidding.

N.B. There is a reserve price on this item, which is known only by me and Patchez (the treasurer of The Memorial Fund). The Auction for this item will end at 2359hrs (GMT+1) on the 30th of July 2014. The item will be dispatched to the winning bid (so long as the reserve price has been met) the following day. [In keeping with Patchez Announcement Post, the bidding has been extended to 11:59pm (GMT+1) on Thursday the 14th of August 2014. - P.]

Also, if anyone else that has an item that they're willing to put up for auction, please PM or email me a picture and description of the item (along with your reserve price - Please note that, for the sake of ease, all prices should be made in US$) and I'll put it up for auction.

In the interest of full disclosure, I should let you know that although a straight translation from Hungarian to English renders it "Pálinka Glass". it was made in Hungary during the late communist era. So, it is actually made out of some weird kind of fibreglass. The upside to that is, to my knowlege, it is unbreakable (I have dropped from a balcony three stories up, on to the concrete sidewalk, accidentally run over it and dropped a bookshelf on it without it gaining so much as a scratch. It also appears to be impervious to fire (someone once drunkenly tried use it as an ashtray, and because it still had some 70% ABV Hazipálinka in it, it combusted, but remained undamaged), not to mention the fact that it has survived a lot od baggage-handlers "tender mercies" (after one flight, pretty much everything, including my toothbrush, was destroyed but the pálinka glass remained unscathed).
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Re: Fundraising for The Memorial Fund

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:10 am

An item of real Modern Drunkard history has been put up for auction. Either click on the link or go to The Pub forum for more information.

Please don't be stingy, open those purses and/or wallets and place a bid for this desirable item which has a long and noble connection with MDM.
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Re: An Auction to Raise Money for The Memorial Fund!

Post by mistah willies » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:21 pm

Wait, what?

Such a thing exists? There must be a helluva tale behind the occurrence of the capability of a vessel to travel across them oceans between us, we Drunkards. I've only spoken with a few of you long timers, but your tales of the others are fucking epic

I'm putting in for $21.00 US because it will look fine upon my mantle.

Now, about its history?

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Re: An Auction to Raise Money for The Memorial Fund!

Post by Bluto » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:29 pm

I'm in for $25.00
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Re: An Auction to Raise Money for The Memorial Fund!

Post by oettinger » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:14 pm

27. No need to ask savage! This is mine
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Re: An Auction to Raise Money for The Memorial Fund!

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:21 pm

oettinger wrote:27. No need to ask savage! This is mine
I take it that you mean US$27. Is that right?
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Re: An Auction to Raise Money for The Memorial Fund!

Post by oettinger » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:26 pm

Palinka wrote:
oettinger wrote:27. No need to ask savage! This is mine
I take it that you mean US$27. Is that right?
Just above the last one, pounds, dollars, euros. You do the math.

And that cigar cutter used by FKR and so on... wait thats a nail cutter?
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Re: An Auction to Raise Money for The Memorial Fund!

Post by mistah willies » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:27 pm

$28 USA

It's mine.

Hell, only a proper Drunkard would want this.

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Re: An Auction to Raise Money for The Memorial Fund!

Post by oettinger » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:41 am

29 hard cashed dollars of fed bank of americans.

See you and Roger Moore at that faberge egg auction
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Re: An Auction to Raise Money for The Memorial Fund!

Post by mistah willies » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:45 am

So, the Injun and the German are the only ones? OK, I'll raise you the blood from a cut lip from drinking from the broken neck of a rum bottle.

Also, that makes it $29.01

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Re: An Auction to Raise Money for The Memorial Fund!

Post by oettinger » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:42 am

The current currency developement leaves me at the current choice to say 30, flat! Last take
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Re: An Auction to Raise Money for The Memorial Fund!

Post by mistah willies » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:01 pm

ARR,

Flat it be. I won't rest in peace until I have this chalice, filled with the memories of mighty Drunkards who've passed through these gates before us, some who will never return.

Thirty one dollars US and two pence

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Re: An Auction to Raise Money for The Memorial Fund!

Post by Savage » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:22 pm

I'd only drop it in the shower, and cut my foot on the shards.
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Re: An Auction to Raise Money for The Memorial Fund!

Post by mistah willies » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:42 pm

On my honor, swear that happened to me. Just got the tub replacement, fiberglass with thin enamel coating, and for indoctrinal shower, thought a morning beer would be good.

In a pint glass.


Yup, always rinse the soap form your hands.


the crash left a hole in the surface, about the size of a pin hole, and that was me. Form then on, used her finegrnail polish to seal it, periodicallty

Kinda step on my own tail form time to time



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Re: An Auction to Raise Money for The Memorial Fund!

Post by mistah willies » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:38 pm

I got me $30.02 US

(Not gonna cheap out and say it's only a third that in pounds)

Now who'll take me money for this fine chalice I own?

I'll treat her like a June bride

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