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Jaded Prole
post May 15 2012, 12:02 PM
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Only the experts know for sure?


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post May 15 2012, 01:09 PM
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That's why I like good tasting wines that are cheap.


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post May 15 2012, 07:05 PM
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Tous les experts d'absinthe sont ici


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post May 15 2012, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE(Jaded Prole @ May 15 2012, 12:02 PM) *

Only the experts know for sure?

What a fascinating story about the high-end wine world and human psychology that turned out to be.
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post May 16 2012, 12:56 AM
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I've been having this in my graphic upload stash for eight years. I was going to Photoshop it to make it about absinthe and never got around to it.

The two experts in the middle have a disagreement about some overpriced swill and it's about to be settled by M. Henri-Henri to the embarrassment of the expert with the beard, who spends the rest of the evening red-faced. M. Henri-Henri refers to a certain vintage as "thin and bitter, like la mee-zair" (the poverty-stricken"). Our hero, to the far left, stays out of it. He's only there for the buzz.

I've forgotten the name of the comic. It's probably by Gilbert Shelton.

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There were bottles of cheap Napa Valley wine markered with the names of old Bordeaux wines they were apparently intended to impersonate, and there were more bottles soaking in the kitchen sink, their labels ready to be removed.

Carlo Rossi, the crown and scepter are yours. I also remember a movie, but not the name of it, in which a "rare vintage" is faked, the secret ingredient being dirt.


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post May 16 2012, 11:38 PM
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It looks a little like Shelton's work, particularly the noses and the expression on the bearded expert's face. Perhaps it was one his earlier cartoons.


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post May 17 2012, 01:06 AM
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It's from the early 70s (at least the comic book in which it appeared was, I'm not sure about the strip itself, if it originally appeared elsewhere). I don't have access to the comic book right now, just the scan, otherwise I could have identified it definitively. I spent a lot of time researching it yesterday and came up empty, but you're right about the noses; that's why I think it's the work of Shelton - the nose of the bearded expert is almost the same nose as Freewheeling Franklin's. That and the graphic style is more like Shelton's than any of the other suspects who came to mind.


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post May 28 2012, 02:28 AM
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The wine deception is the Placebo effect. If I pretend to be an acupuncturist and stick needles into you randomly, you have a 45% chance of recovering from back pain. If, however, a professionally trained acupuncturist does it, you have a the same 45% chance of recovering, no better than my sham intervention. Meanwhile if a doctor sees you for five minutes, just gives you a painkiller and sends you on your way, you only have a 27% chance of recovering from the back pain.

Wishful thinking combined with ceremony has an infinite power to deceive.
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post May 28 2012, 05:32 AM
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Are those real figures from real studies, or anecdotal estimates? I'd like to repeat them if actual.


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post May 29 2012, 02:32 PM
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The largest supplier of raw material to the jewelery manufacturing industry sent me a fake platinum ring, stamped "platinum" and marked with their mark. When I complained they replaced it. When I told them I was uncomfortable with the excuse I was given they said they do not feel comfortable dealing with customers who are not comfortable with them and offered to strike my name from the list.


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post Jul 4 2012, 01:25 AM
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Fuck 'em. Anyone with honorable intentions and a molecule of professionalism would have understood completely, listened to you, validated your concerns, and spent as much time with you as you needed. If they cared about honor and integrity, they would have been concerned about image and reputation, no matter how large or small the buyer.

It's good you found this out without getting hurt, and I'm sure there are suppliers out there with better
business sense. Were you speaking to someone in management? Also, how did that ring slip by them… perhaps it didn't.
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post Jul 4 2012, 04:01 AM
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BTW Mr. Darko, you nailed that one. I'm in PT for the injury I sustained in Nov's car accident, and the emotional component is enormous in recovery… At LEAST as important as the treatment itself.
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post Jul 4 2012, 01:03 PM
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The other suppliers buy from my supplier. It was an offer to black ball me from the industry.


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post Jul 4 2012, 03:49 PM
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The makers of blablahcaster guitars took an attitude like that with me once, when I complained that they weren't supporting the customers well-enough with their warranty process. I dropped them like a hot rock, because I have other manufacturers I work with who are top-notch in this area, and I refuse to be dicked with by assholes who haven't earned the right to be that arrogant. It sounds like you don't have that luxury. Big companies can behave like this. It sucks.
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post Jul 4 2012, 04:49 PM
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If I could prove they did it with the express intention of defrauding me they would be subject to a $500 fine and I would be looking for 3rd tier material suppliers. It practically took an act of congress to approve my account with them in the first place.


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