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!”


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?”


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


And the Number One 1980s pop music beer…


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.


December 05, 2019

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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.


December 04, 2019

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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.


December 03, 2019

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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.



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