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FODSmith
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Re: Boerejongens Centre (formerly Stix)

Post by FODSmith » Fri 28th Sep 2018 09:47 am

OneHighMofo wrote:
Fri 28th Sep 2018 09:26 am
Won’t be shopping there anymore.
I'm torn. I go to the Dam for the hash choice, and Boerejongens has always been a part of that. I salve my conscience by saying that I like some of their offerings and hate their marketing, which I've been banging on about for a while.

My attitude towards everything in Amsterdam has always been 'keep your eye on what's good, ignore the shit', which applies to a lot more than smoking. Should I have swerved 1e Hulp for starting the whole moonrock craze, and encouraging their fanboys and girls? Should I ignore every shop selling Cali weed? I'm running out of places to go, and wondering whether it's all worth it.



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Re: Boerejongens Centre (formerly Stix)

Post by OneHighMofo » Fri 28th Sep 2018 10:07 am

FODSmith wrote:
Fri 28th Sep 2018 09:47 am
which I've been banging on about for a while.
You have - and you were right. It's a tricky one. As consumers we should vote with our feet. It's the only power a consumer has.
Personally I'm boycotting Boerejongens because their marketing department is staffed by people with little to no experience in customer relations - or a better way to put it: people who think that outright lies are an acceptable strategy in dealing with complaints. They have an attitude problem akin to most Dutch establishments; "if you don't like it 'fuck off'". Which is what I'm doing.

Interestingly I've discovered that while they hold this attitude - they really don't like being taken to task about it and get all pissy and defensive. AWW diddums. Did the bad man say nasty things?

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Re: Boerejongens Centre (formerly Stix)

Post by FODSmith » Fri 28th Sep 2018 11:05 am

Cute tit-bit: as part of their brand image, Boerejongens used to display the quote 'The root of education is bitter, but the fruits are sweet', and attribute it to Aristotle.

This is pretentious, and largely meaningless in a coffeeshop, but more to the point, it's not in Aristotle's works, even if it's all over the internet. I pointed this out on this forum. It was never acknowledged, but if you look at the sign now, the quote is attributed to 'Professor Harvest'. Coincidence? I doubt it, though I was stunned that they'd taken any notice (the internet has filled the world with false quotations, though most are attributed to Einstein or Twain).

Except, although I was right, I was wrong. Even though the words aren't in anything Aristotle wrote, the phrase is attributed to him by Diogenes Laertius. Now that writer lived some 500 years later, and you know what anecdotes are like, so it's quite likely to be wrong, but it's not the modern invention I thought it was.

So, for future generations, that's why the motto looks the way it does in the shop.

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Re: Boerejongens Centre (formerly Stix)

Post by monster420 » Fri 28th Sep 2018 11:54 am

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Re: Boerejongens Centre (formerly Stix)

Post by OneHighMofo » Fri 28th Sep 2018 12:12 pm

FODSmith wrote:
Fri 28th Sep 2018 11:05 am
Cute tit-bit: as part of their brand image, Boerejongens used to display the quote 'The root of education is bitter, but the fruits are sweet', and attribute it to Aristotle.

This is pretentious, and largely meaningless in a coffeeshop, but more to the point, it's not in Aristotle's works, even if it's all over the internet. I pointed this out on this forum. It was never acknowledged, but if you look at the sign now, the quote is attributed to 'Professor Harvest'. Coincidence? I doubt it, though I was stunned that they'd taken any notice (the internet has filled the world with false quotations, though most are attributed to Einstein or Twain).

Except, although I was right, I was wrong. Even though the words aren't in anything Aristotle wrote, the phrase is attributed to him by Diogenes Laertius. Now that writer lived some 500 years later, and you know what anecdotes are like, so it's quite likely to be wrong, but it's not the modern invention I thought it was.

So, for future generations, that's why the motto looks the way it does in the shop.
Highly satisfying reading.
Yes. It's all a bit 'my first marketing campaign'...
Criminals in 'can't really be arsed' shocker. In other news; the world keeps turning.

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Re: Boerejongens Centre (formerly Stix)

Post by monster420 » Fri 28th Sep 2018 06:37 pm

OneHighMofo wrote:
Fri 28th Sep 2018 12:12 pm
FODSmith wrote:
Fri 28th Sep 2018 11:05 am
Cute tit-bit: as part of their brand image, Boerejongens used to display the quote 'The root of education is bitter, but the fruits are sweet', and attribute it to Aristotle.

This is pretentious, and largely meaningless in a coffeeshop, but more to the point, it's not in Aristotle's works, even if it's all over the internet. I pointed this out on this forum. It was never acknowledged, but if you look at the sign now, the quote is attributed to 'Professor Harvest'. Coincidence? I doubt it, though I was stunned that they'd taken any notice (the internet has filled the world with false quotations, though most are attributed to Einstein or Twain).

Except, although I was right, I was wrong. Even though the words aren't in anything Aristotle wrote, the phrase is attributed to him by Diogenes Laertius. Now that writer lived some 500 years later, and you know what anecdotes are like, so it's quite likely to be wrong, but it's not the modern invention I thought it was.

So, for future generations, that's why the motto looks the way it does in the shop.
Highly satisfying reading.
Yes. It's all a bit 'my first marketing campaign'...
Criminals in 'can't really be arsed' shocker. In other news; the world keeps turning.
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Re: Boerejongens Centre (formerly Stix)

Post by WLow » Sat 29th Sep 2018 12:56 am

It's nothing new, it's a chain that pulls kilos for years now.

The name game on the strains has not always been that strong, they actually were crossing cuts.
White Choco is a real cut, the AK Og they had was genuine too.

Dutch people love it because it's cheaper, when you ask a 20 year old dutch guy where to go for weed he tells you about boer.

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Re: Boerejongens Centre (formerly Stix)

Post by DeLekkersteNUGS16 » Sat 29th Sep 2018 09:16 am

FODSmith wrote:
Fri 28th Sep 2018 11:05 am
tit-bit
Silly me I've been getting my information in tidbits and snippets all this time, however these tit bits sound quite intriguing, where might I find them? De Wallen?

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Re: Boerejongens Centre (formerly Stix)

Post by FODSmith » Sat 29th Sep 2018 10:35 am

DeLekkersteNUGS16 wrote:
Sat 29th Sep 2018 09:16 am
Silly me I've been getting my information in tidbits and snippets all this time, however these tit bits sound quite intriguing, where might I find them? De Wallen?
I suggest the dictionary. You'll find that both spellings have been in use since the 17th century.

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Re: Boerejongens Centre (formerly Stix)

Post by no_way » Wed 10th Oct 2018 06:09 am

SSH block good as usually but I-m starting to hate the vibe down there....all budtenders are acting like wannabes (and a lot of them just repeat like a machine what somebody else told him/her to say) and what make me mad every time is that they like to `play` with changes (but this is typical in town unfortunately)

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