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Who Stole Dan Aykroyd's Vodka?
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Posted on 06/06/2011 10:36:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway

DAN Aykroyd has had 21,000 bottles of vodka stolen.

The huge haul of the 'Ghostbusters' star's own brand of Crystal Head Vodka were taken from a California warehouse recently, and while he's upset at his loss, he can still see a positive side to the incident.

He told gossip website TMZ: "My partners and I are sorry to lose this much vodka to theft and do not condone criminal activity in any fashion, but we are happy that some consumers will be afforded the opportunity of tasting it at significantly lower than retail price."

Dan's spirit - which is a joint venture with artist John Alexander - is inspired by the controversial archaeological mystery of 13 crystal skulls, which have been discovered in locations around the world and date between 5,000 and 35,000 years old. The skulls were supposedly polished into shape from solid quartz chunks over a period of several hundred years and give positive energy to whomever possesses them.

The brand's website states: "Crystal Head is vodka like no other, for a life like no other. An exploration of extraordinary people, places, and ingredients. Beginning with an archaeological mystery dating back thousands of years, we arrive at the deep, glacial waters of Newfoundland, Canada.

"We continue on to discover the unique crystals of Herkimer, New York before finally making our way into the hands of unique individuals like yourself."

The Los Angeles Police Department LAPD and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms are investigating the robbery.


TOPICS: Food; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: danackroyd; vodka
Zul the gatekeeper fell asleep on the job.
1 posted on 06/06/2011 10:36:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

>>Zul the gatekeeper fell asleep on the job.<<

Next time, when asked “are you a god?” say YES! Otherwise they take all the vodka.


2 posted on 06/06/2011 10:40:27 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: nickcarraway

pricey Vodka is 90% about the glass and Akroyd to his credit has the coolest

I have an unopened bottle on the fireplace mantle as a piece of art

Wifey drinks vodka...for the money...Sobieski is best...or Svedka

for pure taste and smoothness....Grey Goose..or Prichards

but Vodka ain’t Red Wine...you really don’t get what you pay for


3 posted on 06/06/2011 10:40:53 PM PDT by wardaddy (ok...so far I am Palin/Rubio 2012....i can explain easy..just ask)
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To: wardaddy

>>Wifey drinks vodka...for the money<<

Wow! Had wifey #1 done the same she could have put a meal or 2 on the table!


4 posted on 06/06/2011 10:55:15 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: nickcarraway

No problem; just stake out the markets and look for someone stealing 21,000 bottles of orange juice.


5 posted on 06/06/2011 11:00:29 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: wardaddy

Vodka used to be my drink of choice. Plain. Nothing else. No water, no lime, no lemon, no mixers. It’s a polish thing in our family. If you mix your vodka, it aint worth drinking (or so the old family adage was).

And plain Stoli’s was my favorite. Room temperature. No ice.

I couldn’t stomach any flavored vodka’s, and the grey goose types were just coming on the market when I quit drinking, so I never really had a chance to try them.

But, grey goose and such have nice ads, and when I do think about goin back to booze (which is rare) it’s because of some slick vodka commercial.... everytime.

BTW, the crappiest Vodka I ever drank was a gift. Absolute. I forever more called it Absolute Crap, but I see now in the grocery store they have dummied it up with flavors.

Well, I take that back. The ABSOLUTE worst vodka is beefeaters. I think even hobo’s pass that stuff up.


6 posted on 06/06/2011 11:01:34 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: nickcarraway

What is the smallest bottle of this stuff they sell? ... I’ll taste it, and have a discriminating sense, but I suspect it’s just another alcohol ... unless its made with real potaotes. I can taste the difference in real potato vodka and grain alcohol called vodka. I suspect Dan could care less so long as sales increase on his grain alcohol.


7 posted on 06/06/2011 11:04:39 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: nickcarraway

What is the smallest bottle of this stuff they sell? ... I’ll taste it, and have a discriminating sense, but I suspect it’s just another alcohol ... unless its made with real potatoes. I can taste the difference in real potato vodka and grain alcohol called ‘vodka’. I suspect Dan could care less so long as sales increase on his grain alcohol.


8 posted on 06/06/2011 11:05:37 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: esoxmagnum
I knew Aykroyd had a vineyard, but I didn't know about the vodka.
9 posted on 06/06/2011 11:19:40 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: nickcarraway
Boy. When I think of Vodka, the first name that comes to mind is washed-up, has been, radical socialist Dan Aykroyd. I bet it tastes like rubbing alcohol with a touch of flop sweat.

Wasn't he great in Celtic Pride? What a great film. Almost as good as Couch Trip. /s

10 posted on 06/06/2011 11:26:55 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: nickcarraway
you thought I only drank whiskey, but noOOOOOOOOHHH
11 posted on 06/06/2011 11:27:01 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: boop

that is a spiffy looking bottle though.

gotta have a booze label nowadays

sammy hagar has some tequila I think, and even Ron Jeremy has some sort of booze “shudders”.


12 posted on 06/06/2011 11:31:29 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: esoxmagnum

Only Beefeaters, I ever had was gin.


13 posted on 06/06/2011 11:35:15 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: razorback-bert

My wife was a gin drinker. Always reminded me of Pine Sol.


14 posted on 06/06/2011 11:38:56 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: razorback-bert

“Only Beefeaters, I ever had was gin.”

I think their vodka name is Burrows (buroughs? burroghs?). They sell it in Europe, and it was popular on our base in Germany, because it was dirt cheap. Like the euro-version of Mad Dog 20/20. They used to mix it with the powdered Gator-Aid that the Army supplied.

You could strip floors with it.


15 posted on 06/06/2011 11:44:13 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: esoxmagnum

Cabo Wabo. The $60+ a bottle stuff is as smooth as battery acid can get. Had a Margarita with it in Cabo at his/the old Van Halen bar in 2000 at the finish line of the Baja 2000.

Good times ;)


16 posted on 06/07/2011 12:08:07 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: esoxmagnum; wardaddy

Grey Goose or Ketel One for me. When I drink with my Polish friends it’s vodka and pickle juice. An acquired taste!


17 posted on 06/07/2011 12:43:30 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Vodka and pickle juice is what the old folks used to drink. Now, I’m nearly 50, and that is what some of the old timers would drink in the taverns when I was a youngin.

I don’t think I ever tried it.

That and a huge jar of pickled eggs on the counter. And beer with tomato juice or a raw egg in it.

BTW, every Chicago neighborhood used to have its own tavern, and you could tell what type of neighborhood you were in, by the tavern. Well, they all had Old Style signs on the door, but I mean, they would be Irish, or Polish or German.

Daley closed down most of those bars, but they were a fixture here in Chicago for many many years. You could always find the men in the neighborhood at the tavern. Wooden walk in coolers, wood floors, old scarred up bars.

To this day, I can recall the smell of the neighborhood bar from when I would go get the old man and bring him home.

Another funny thing, the beer drinkers all drank their beer in these little glasses. I bet they were like 4 oz tiny glass cups, with a shot on the side. I reckon the beer was more of a chaser than anything else.

When I got back from the service, I wanted nothing to do with them old time taverns, and by the time I did, they had all but closed down, and the neighborhoods became diversified.

That vodka and pickle juice sent me on a trip down reminisce lane. Thanks for that!


18 posted on 06/07/2011 1:22:16 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: nickcarraway

Crystal Skull the drink for pro-death people..


19 posted on 06/07/2011 1:32:25 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYyBZE0kBtE
Blues Brothers - Rubber Biscuit


20 posted on 06/07/2011 1:35:52 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: boop

I went to Costco last year and he signed 4 bottles for me!, :)


21 posted on 06/07/2011 1:40:30 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: nickcarraway

No doubt in my mind - an inside job.


22 posted on 06/07/2011 1:42:43 AM PDT by QwertyKPH (I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, you can't prove anything!)
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To: nickcarraway

23 posted on 06/07/2011 1:52:18 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: nickcarraway

I had no idea that Dan Aykroyd produced Crystal Meth Head Vodka!


24 posted on 06/07/2011 3:07:04 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Lancey Howard

LOL! Definitely an X Files case!


25 posted on 06/07/2011 4:01:58 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: nickcarraway
we are happy that some consumers will be afforded the opportunity of tasting it at significantly lower than retail price."

LOL!

26 posted on 06/07/2011 4:08:07 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: nickcarraway
is inspired by the controversial archaeological mystery of 13 crystal skulls,

And I thought it had something to do with a girl named Crystal and when she's had some vodka...oh, never mind.

27 posted on 06/07/2011 4:43:28 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Rummyfan

Yep, Ketel 1, stored in the freezer. very good.


28 posted on 06/07/2011 5:42:28 AM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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To: QwertyKPH

Wonder if the Duke brothers had a hand in it?


29 posted on 06/07/2011 5:52:57 AM PDT by abb
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To: nickcarraway

Interesting that the most sought after characteristic of expensive Vodka is the absence of any flavor. Other craftsman of beer, wine and spirits are in pursuit of flavor.

Over the years, I’ve made beer and wine. I’m getting real close to having enough curiosity to build a still.


30 posted on 06/07/2011 6:02:47 AM PDT by IamConservative (If being a vegan is such a good idea, why do vegans try to make vegetables taste like meat?)
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To: Lancey Howard

Smoking man...I miss that guy!


31 posted on 06/07/2011 6:07:06 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: wardaddy

Like my Daddy before me, I was a Smirnoff drinker. That is, until my sons and I got to know — and drink with — a bunch of Iron Curtain Poles, Ukrainians and Russians.

The only thing they’d drink when they were seriously drinking was Russian Standard.

They considered brands like Grey Goose and Ketel to be overpriced commercial swill.


32 posted on 06/07/2011 6:09:43 AM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Still fighting the fight: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: wardaddy

agree with Sobieski and Svedka. Both are our vodkas of choice when mixing etc....but making martini,s it is Kettle One or Graygoose.
But give me a glass of Glenlivet on ice all day long...And some poker chips!


33 posted on 06/07/2011 6:12:21 AM PDT by oust the louse (The death of Osama is as mysterious as the life of Obama. just sayin...)
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To: boop

I understand he is a really nice guy. He purchased a house of a friend of mine and had them over for dinner after closing.

I’d like to try the vodka, I have seen it at the local store but too expensive - maybe one day they will have a mini-version.


34 posted on 06/07/2011 9:58:34 AM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I've bought two bottles; one for my Mom, who is a vodka aficionado, and one for my husband, who mixed his with Coke.
35 posted on 06/07/2011 10:03:17 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Use it up, wear it out, make it over or do without.)
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To: LongElegantLegs
...and one for my husband, who mixed his with Coke.

Seems like an expensive mixer. I usually use junky booze to mix because once you put the other flavors in, like the Coke, the special taste of the top shelf stuff is gone.

36 posted on 06/07/2011 10:14:36 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Well, I never said my husband wasn’t a total philistine. ;-)
Pissed me off too, because that vodka’s not cheap!


37 posted on 06/07/2011 11:11:22 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Use it up, wear it out, make it over or do without.)
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To: edcoil
Glad to hear he is a nice guy to his fans.

BTW, I doubt he's still a liberal. Maybe in the 70's when it was "cool". His dad was a Mountie, and has given to republican candidates in the past.

38 posted on 06/07/2011 12:51:05 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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