Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sam Adams Beer School

The other day I got to go to one of Harvard Queenshead Pub's highly subsidized beer school events, and the founder of Sam Adams was there.  He's the guy who appears in the company's ads, talking about how he hates stale beer (in one ad, he actually jumps in a huge tank of stale beer).  I liked his style - he used swears sparingly but occasionally, which is unusual for a speaker at Harvard.  For example, he told us the Canadian joke about American beer - what makes American beer like having sex in a canoe?  You can guess the answer or email me and I'll let you know.

Someone asked him why Sam Adams light isn't a calorie-free beer.  His response, besides the obvious, was that Michelob Ultra is literally thinner than water.  I haven't had Michelob Ultra, but something tells me, if I did, I would find it unsatisfying.

Something Not Mentioned in the Whole Fritzl thing

Most people are aware of this incredible and horrible story.  Now, I don't advocate incest any more than the next man, but something that I found mildly interesting in this whole thing was that none of the children seem unhealthy.  In fact, considering that they never saw daylight, they are "surprisingly healthy."  Isn't incest supposed to produce horribly sick and deformed children?

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Trenton Thunder Dog

I'd like to announce my triumphant return to this blog by linking to a video of the trained golden retriever that the Trenton Thunder use as a bat boy.  Thanks to John N. Friedman for the tip.