Canadian markets in everything but they need a British person too

One brave outdoorsman will finally take a special shot of whiskey at a bar in Canada’s Yukon Territory containing his amputated, now-dehydrated big toe, which he donated to the establishment for their signature “Sourtoe Cocktail” after losing it to frostbite in February 2018.

Nick Griffiths of Greater Manchester, England, lost three toes to frostbite while competing in the intense Yukon Arctic Race two winters ago.

That is not even the strangest part of the story.  Via the excellent Samir Varma.


Reminds me of a Norse arctic pioneer about 100 years ago who once dug himself out of a hopeless trap in snow using his own feces, which had frozen solid enough to be used as a shovel. He had amputated toes too.

Only cucks want to drink Sourtoe cucktails.

Well, of course you need a Brit!

"Some will tell you that you are mad, and nearly all will say, 'What is the use?' For we are a nation of shopkeepers, and no shopkeeper will look at research which does not promise him a financial return within a year. And so you will sledge nearly alone, but those with whom you sledge will not be shopkeepers: that is worth a good deal. If you march your Winter Journeys you will have your reward, so long as all you want is a penguin’s egg" - or to savor your own fermented big toe.

Good use of the final paragraph from Cherry-Garrard's great book, "The Worst Journey in the World"!

For those who are into this sort of thing, Rogue Ales sells 'Beard beer', made with yeast harvested from the owners beard. Of course this inclines sensible people toward immediate emesis.

The Yukon is an awe inspiring place, but you better hurry up and buy your piece of the action now. Wealthy people all over the US are selling their beach mansions CHEAP in order to escape the rapid sea level rise caused by CAGW (catastrophic anthropogenic global warming). They are going to snap up that tundra quickly and you'll be left in the dust, er sand!

Last one in is a rotten egg!

Just to be nice, I will pay cash for your doomed beach property.

Don't forget your bug netting and skin pesticide!

Where? I’ve been looking for a beach house and the prices I’ve been looking at (outer banks mostly) have not been going down the last few years.

My son’s teacher went north last year and drank the Sourtoe whisky and got the certificate. (She’s his Social’s teacher.) Unconfirmed but apparently there’s a $2500 fine for taking the toe, which I guess includes consuming the toe.

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cold, cold, people, u is, George Mason professors

And it's three days ride from Bakersfield and I don't know why I came
I guess I came to keep from payin' dues
So instead I've got a bottle and a girl who's just fourteen
And a damn good case of the Mexicali Blues Yeh

The uncivilized West.

Reminds me of the song "Sweet Bod" by Lemon Demon

Will the take back their Canadian geese?

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