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What is a double sam?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by DudeistMonk, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. DudeistMonk


    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ
    So every time I listen to the first Steely Dan album "Can't Buy A Thrill" and the song Turn That Heartbeat Over Again comes on and I get caught up on this one lyric...

    "My poisons name, you know my brand, so please make mine a Double Sam...Stir it up nice, Ohh hit is right here'"

    Can someone help me out here, I can't take it anymore...What sort of drink is a "Double Sam"?

    I tried searching google and got nothing but the lyrics to the song.
  2. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    It's "please make mine a double, Sam"

    Sam is the name of the bartender.

    Punctuation does serve a purpose afterall.
  3. Smart***
  4. I thought he was a piano player.
  5. DudeistMonk


    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ
    ohh wow, duh...I fail big time...

    Although in my defense he totally puts the emphases in the wrong place in the lyrics.
  6. did you? or were you played for a fool just now? I say you were right all along.

    A double sam is, quite obviously, two sams. Available most anywhere there are more than one sam, sammy or samuels in the room. Take that, jive!
  7. TallLankyBastyd


    Jan 31, 2007
    At first the OP had me LMAO.

    Then I realized he/she is from New Jersey... which makes sense... and I LMAO some more...

    And then after typing the above I realized he/she is from New Jersey and...


    I'm not LMAO anymore... I'm just plain scar't!! :eek:

    Here take THIS as my lame attempt at an apology!! If you could call off your cousin Guido I would really appreciate that!! :atoz:
  8. It's a variant of the Steely Dan. I'll let you do the math on the double part.
  9. DudeistMonk


    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ
    Yeah but you don't stir a Sam Adams...I admit failure, infact...


    unless of course I create some sort of mixed drink and name it the double sam.

    I'm not that kinda Jersey (I would have to talk to the friend, of a friend, of a friend) your safe....for now.
  10. peabody

    peabody Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2002
    La Crosse, WI
    It makes sense...
    "Play it again, Sam..."
    If he played it again,
    it would be twice,
    which would be double,
    which would be a double, Sam
  11. Then in order to pay us back for your fail make sure you do invent the double sam and get us the recipe ASAP. If it doesn't suck, you recieve a WIN point to balance everything out.
  12. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City

    Actually, if you watch the movie, Bogart says, "Play it, Sam".
  13. DudeistMonk


    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ
    Does 2 shots of spiced rum topped with ginger ale have an official name?

    If not I declare it to be the double sam and I'm sure to get that win point.

    ...otherwise I'm gonna have to spend tomorrow night mixing up random crap out of my liquor cabinet and get back to you.
  14. XtreO


    Jan 2, 2008
    Skyt ham ikke, vent til jeg kommer.

    Skyt ham, ikke vent til jeg kommer.

    Ammagad teh punctuations is crucial!
  15. I will try this out tonight. Sounds good. I'll get back to you in the morning.
  16. peabody

    peabody Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2002
    La Crosse, WI
    Yeah, I know. It's one of those classic lines that was never actually said. Kind of like Captain James T. Kirk never said "Beam me up Scotty"
  17. Tried the double sam. Not bad. I don't care for the spiced rum generally available in the states so I also tried it with Black Seal. A few times.

    Here is your win point.
  18. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    :D LMFAO
  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

  20. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Maybe it's a double spam?

    As in Spam Spam egg's and Spam?

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