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Max Max & His Raft

Another party at Suzie's at the end of my road containing the usual mixture of dole-scrounging druggies and alchies. I ended up out of my tree in the room at the back, listening to the drunken rantings of Mad Max (a sort of 'King Tramp' who lives around here) and his cider swilling buddies.

They were discussing the possibilities of making a raft out of empty cider bottles...

Mad Max: ...Streng tha' fack'n thangs t'gatha, streng 'em t'gatha!
One Eyed Jake: Y'gotta use webbing, man, string ain't gonna do the trick.
Max: Grrrrrrrr. Streng th' fack'n thangs! Streng 'em t'gatha.
Jake: You ain't listenin', Maxxy. They'll come apart.
Max: Float across tha' fack'n sea. Grrrrrrrrr.
Scarred Scotty: Yez cud fillum weth pulesh-tyreen, pal... tiny wee liddle pulesh-tyreen borrels.
Jake: Why you wanna fill 'em with polystyrene balls? They're full of fuckin' air anyways.
Scarred Scotty: Yez fickun wunna reckun aboot that, pal?
Max: Streng th' fack'n thangs t'gatha!

And so on. Quite why they wanted to make a cider-bottle raft in the first place I couldn't tell you, but there was one thing for sure... doomed to failure as their project was, they certainly had enough empty plastic cider bottles scattered around to do it.

All the 'name brands' were there: Diamond White, Mega White, White Lightning, Graphite White, Electric White. And there was one I hadn't even seen before, called Formula X-9, which I brought back with me - the idea being that I build up a sort of art gallery of cider labels and general cider paraphenalia.

Cider... the main fuel of south coast sub-culture. It comes in plastic bottles and isn't ashamed of its alcohol content. We're talking about the fizzy chemical soups that wipe out nine billion braincells for under two quid a time. Check out the following labels...

Here are the first exhibits, then.

The Hastings CiderSpace Gallery
               
       
Formula X-9   Derro   Ninja Blade   Green Apple Splatters
Darryn R
 

If you've come across any weird new brands of cider, mail them to us. We'll put the best ones up.

more tomorrow
Duncan



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