Top Ten 80s Pop Music Beers

December 10, 2019

beer can

Supporting a small-town brewery on the coast that got walloped by Hurricane Michael last year.

There’s a state forest called Tate’s Hell between here and there.

Tate's Helles reminded me of a note I’ve had floating around in drafts for a while; figured I’d dust it off and publish it. A little Dave Letterman fanfic.


Okay, folks, welcome back to the show. Let’s open it up, Paul…

[pretaped Top Ten intro rolls]

Thanks, folks.

[ruffles cards]

Here we go. Paul, some beer music, please… it’s time for Top Ten 1980s Pop Music Beers!

[applause, laughter, attempted oompah music]

That’s right, 1980s beers, to do with the popular music here we go number 10… ”Hop for Teacher!”

[enthusiastic applause]

Number 9… ”Bock Lobster!”

[enthusiastic applause]

Number 8… ”Helles for Children!”

[smattering of applause, sounds of confusion]

Number 7… ”Gosebusters! Goooooosebusters!”

[wild applause]

They like those Gose Busters, eh Will? Number 6… Paul do you know about this one? ”What About Mead? Mead! What About MEAD!”

[applause]

Number 5… Number 5… ”Weisse It Always This Way.” Actually I think that’s from the 70s. Paul?

[Paul nods, that’s a 70s tune.]

Number 4! Number 4. ”You Bitter You Bet!”

[wild applause]

Number 3… ”A New Saison!”

[smattering of applause]

Number 2. Number twooooooo. ”Will Your Anchor Steam Hold?”

[pause]

Oh, folks, I’m sorry. That’s a Top Ten song from EIGHTEEN EIGHTY-TWO! 1882!

[laughter]

And the Number One 1980s pop music beer…

STOUT!”


December 08, 2019

a meadow of shockingly green grass

🎶 Good King Wenceslas looked out/on the Feast of Stephen/Where the grass grew all about/somehow cow-uneaten 🎶


December 07, 2019

Saw a review of The Revenge of Analog & went to the Goodreads iOS app to add it to my ’Want to Read’ list. Typing with 1 finger (b/c I had a tuna sam in the other hand), their autocomplete gave me a couple of eye-opening suggestions when I was 2 letters short of the complete title. 📚🍑


December 07, 2019

Somebody wake up Manton! Code Brown!


December 07, 2019

Mrs. Claus

Friday Night Lego Party


December 06, 2019

Seen a couple of articles lately about spam overwhelming the Keybase app; I can’t say I’ve seen any, but for at least a couple of years I’ve been bewildered at the number of accounts that are pretty obviously trolls/bots — mostly accounts with over-the-top ”patriotism”-related handles.

Then they all disappeared, maybe 6 months ago. As if the troll farms bet hard on Keybase, spent a lot of time building up an army of accounts to spread phony messages… but Keybase never took off with normals, so it was all a waste.

#mbnov


December 05, 2019

auto-generated description; it's probably the dog

clean up all your old /node_modules with wipe-modules. h/t to @wesbos on Twitter & SyntaxFM for mentioning the idea.

Today’s word is verse but I’m a long way from poetry at the moment.

#mbnov


December 04, 2019

auto-generated description; it's probably the dog

hey, I finally did it.


December 04, 2019

”It’s all in the wrist” has been in plenty of movies, but I always think of Jeff Bridges in front of one of his arcade games, in Tron. So cheesy, so good.

#mbnov


December 03, 2019

auto-generated description; it's probably the dog

tired and cold after a long walk


December 03, 2019

screenshot of unhelpful amazon sizing chart

I hate to knock the people at Stanley, but when I’m deciding between a 5-oz and 8-oz flask (to give my kid as a stocking stuffer), the chart of ”10 liter to 60 liter backpacks” is not really great.

#mbnov


Newer

1 of 64

Older