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WRATHWILDE
04-27-2005, 06:13 AM
Does Anyone know? Upcoming Birthdays list him as 21, but I've checked his stats before, there was no mention of age. One of his posts states "I haven't done an all grain batch in a long time (mid-nineties?)" So he was brewing at 11 years old? ::) Does anyone else find this amusing?

ScottS
04-27-2005, 08:25 AM
I suspect he's actually 42. ;)

GntlKnght
04-27-2005, 08:44 AM
So he was brewing at 11 years old?

Knowing Oskaar, I'd say he's been brewing since he was about 18 months old! But that is just a hunch! ;D

Geoffrey Johnson
04-27-2005, 09:12 AM
Knowing Oskaar, I'd say he's been brewing since he was about 18 months old

That would make sense, I think I ran across a Johnson&Johnson baby brewing kit while in the mall the other weekend. It had an all-grain baby formula kit that you could transform into a pretty respectable night-cap!

Pewter_of_Deodar
04-27-2005, 11:01 AM
I think I saw Oskaar's name the other day when I was checking out period names for my SCA personnae...

"Oskaar, a meadmaker by trade, was arrested and sentenced to 30 days in the shackles in the Tower of London after he was found pillaging the King's stock of mead. The sentence was to begin on this 3rd day of May in the Year of Our Lord fifteen hundred and eighty three."

Further research into the name Oskaar mentions the King's sentence never being fulfilled, rumored sightings of a vagabond named Oskaar in wine country in Spain, and a stowaway named Oskaar existing entirely on mead during passage to the new world. Probably just coincidence...

Of course it could have been another Oskaar... ::) ::) ::)

Dan McFeeley
04-27-2005, 11:40 AM
Given the ubiquity of Oskaar's posts, here on this forum and on other brewing/vinting/meading forums, I'd describe him as a 21 year old reincarnation of James "Kibo" Parry." ;)

Oskaar
04-27-2005, 11:53 AM
Happy Birthday to ME ::)

Yup it is my Birthday, and my age really is other than what is listed. Here's a hint or two.

My first car at 16 was a 1950 De Soto.

Katherine Hepburn

Jack Paar

Coretta King

George Carlin

Johnny Miller

Oskaar

Cheers!

Talon
04-27-2005, 12:21 PM
Was the car bought brand-spankin' new or used and how old used?

Miriam
04-27-2005, 04:02 PM
Hm, Oskaar, whatever your exact age may be, from your hints it looks like you're getting up there. But whatever your age may be, it's your birthday, so here is the Hebrew version of "Happy Birthday to You":

Hayom yom huledet le Oskaar!
Chag lo sameach v'zer lo poreach
Hayom yom huledet le Oskaar!

(It's Oskaar's birthday today
May his festival be happy, may a bouquet flower for him
Today is Oskaar's birthday)

Miriam

Oskaar
04-27-2005, 06:55 PM
Thanks Miriam!

Going to dinner with some business colleagues this evening and drinking some mead and wine! Life is good!

Another hint:

Oskaar completes the progression of the names in the first hint.

Cheers,

Oskaar

Mynx
04-27-2005, 07:03 PM
Katherine Hepburn - 1907

Jack Paar - 1918

Coretta King - 1929

George Carlin - 1937

Johnny Miller - 1947 (doesnt follow, I asume you mean the golfer?)

Oskaar - 1959? ;)

Mynx
04-27-2005, 07:04 PM
Oh! And Happy Birthday!! April Babies are the best ;)

Oskaar
04-28-2005, 12:48 AM
Uh oh,

A divergence of dates :o

Here's what my sources said:

Katherine Hepburn - 1907

Jack Paar - 1917

Coretta King - 1927

George Carlin - 1937

Johnny Miller - 1947 (Yup, the golfer with the bad taste in plaid trousers)

Oskaar - Wink

Yes, April babies are the best! LOL At least that's what everyone in my family told me.

Cheers,

Oskaar

Lagerman64
04-28-2005, 12:52 AM
I know where you're coming from Oskaar. I bet if you listed the Bowery Boys, the Marx Brothers, the youngsters would say who? Probably the same for Laurel and Hardy, Abbot and Costello and the Little Rascals. Happy B-Day ;D

Talon
04-28-2005, 08:43 AM
So, that would make you 48 this year... Ya old man! *grins*

Happy Birthday. ;)

Mynx
04-28-2005, 11:13 AM
I know where you're coming from Oskaar. I bet if you listed the Bowery Boys, the Marx Brothers, the youngsters would say who? Probably the same for Laurel and Hardy, Abbot and Costello and the Little Rascals

Hey now! I know who all of those but the Bowery Boys are, and I'm 25 ;) All depends on who yer parents were :D

Talon
04-28-2005, 11:39 AM
I'm older than you and I've no clue who they are... *grins* My excuse is that for the first 15 years of my life I was raised outside of the United States.... *grins*

Mynx
04-28-2005, 11:45 AM
<---Canadian, does that count? ;)

Talon
04-28-2005, 02:31 PM
;D I'll let ya slide with that one... *grins*

Geoffrey Johnson
04-28-2005, 02:40 PM
Where in Canada do you hail from?

Mynx
04-28-2005, 03:48 PM
Vancouver, you? ;)

Geoffrey Johnson
04-28-2005, 05:08 PM
Actually I am only half Canadian, and I grew up all over the world :P
My mother, however, grew up on a fruit orchard in Oliver. I have been out there only a couple times as a child, but I distinctly remember arriving during cherry picking season. After a 2 week trip across the US, there is nothing like running through an orchard picking cherries off the tree! :D

Well until you find out that cacti don't only exist in the desert...

Mynx
04-28-2005, 06:33 PM
Hehehe, yeah I grew up just south of Oliver (small town called Rock Creek) ... one of my earliest memories is sitting down on a hillside, and promptly bolting back up, as I'd planted myself in a cactus bed :o

toolboxdiver
04-28-2005, 06:35 PM
Uh oh,

A divergence of dates :o

Here's what my sources said:

Katherine Hepburn - 1907

Jack Paar - 1917

Coretta King - 1927

George Carlin - 1937

Johnny Miller - 1947 (Yup, the golfer with the bad taste in plaid trousers)

Oskaar - Wink

Yes, April babies are the best! LOL At least that's what everyone in my family told me.

Cheers,

Oskaar



Happy Birthday anyway Oskaar, since you were born in 1957... that was a very good year, from what I've heard anyway.... lol.... ;D

jeebeel
04-28-2005, 08:41 PM
Happy Belated Birthday Oskaar!

Many thanks for your tremendous contributions to this site - tons of great info & posts, an excellent sense of humor, patience, a nice light touch, website moderating and management, etc. I, for one, have learned much from you & continue to do so.

So tonight my girls (one is in the avatar) & I toast you.

Cheers lad.

Pewter_of_Deodar
04-28-2005, 09:38 PM
Those dates on Oskaar's list are all B.C., aren't they? ;D

lostnbronx
04-28-2005, 10:55 PM
Oskaar,

Happy belated birthday! Sorry, but I was offline yesterday (computer problems -- still unresolved -- grrrr). Hope you had a great day!

-David

Oskaar
04-29-2005, 03:55 AM
Thanks for the birthday wishes from everyone. I didn't even expect anyone to see it. You all taught me a valuable lesson!

thanks,

Oskaar

Talon
04-29-2005, 08:09 AM
And don'tcha forget it! *grins* ;)

Pewter_of_Deodar
04-29-2005, 10:40 AM
Happy Birthday anyway Oskaar, since you were born in 1957... that was a very good year, from what I've heard anyway.... lol.... ;D


Didn't Rome fall to the Huns in '57? ::) ::) ::)

Dan McFeeley
04-29-2005, 02:16 PM
1957? Nah, you're still a young'un. Life begins after fifty. ;D

Best wishes. :)

An aside note -- Oskaar comes from a tough family line. Rumor has it that even the sharks are afraid to eat 'em. ;)

Jmattioli
04-30-2005, 12:43 PM
Well, all I can say is he is not to old to recognize spam when he sees it. Good job and thanks Oskaar. I know the job doesn't pay all that well moneywise. My personal thanks for your keen mind at nearly a half century old. :)
Joe

Brewbear
05-14-2005, 01:03 AM
Happy belated birthday Oskaar ;D

Ted a.k.a. Johnny come lately