A lazy post. Everyone love the lazy post of links to things. Or hates it. Or has not a very strong opinion one way or another. What makes this one even better is (i) there is no theme and (ii) the tangent is thematically woven throughout. A motif of the disconnected. Fabulous.
=> I hope you all know who Doug & Dinsdale were. We had the Python LPs as back up when we couldn't catch it on pre-cable fuzzy1970s clack and white TV. So, I will likely think with my dying thoughts, the last twinkle of my neurons will echo "sorry, squire... I scratched the record... [click]...sorry, squire... I scratched the record... [click]... sorry, squire..."
=> Ed speaks. I listen. He taught me today that a goal of the new "Let There Be Beer" campaign is "galvanising and uniting the industry" which seems to be both a bit over the top as the only applicable meaning of galvanizing in this context is "uniting"... unless we are to be first coated with zinc and then unified. In any event, all hail Galvani!
=> I think sweet and sour meant pretty much sweet and sour in the past. Our ancestors may, however, drawn different conclusions from the experience. For example, I trust entirely that ale made of fern-fire dried malt is in fact rank and disagreeable. I need not try even if in 1758 "custom makes the people relish the beer brewed from such malt." Can't make me.
=> Craig suffers from the addled and indignant.
=> Jeff draws another thought from the now well worn cover from The New Yorker. He asks "would it hurt bars that specialise in "craft" to have a few bottles of mainstream industrial lager in the fridge to keep everyone happy?" I say yes. No one needs to be excluded. The whole point of a good bar or pub... or a good party for that matter is making people comfort. If it makes your eyes lose their focus to be in the presence of someone drinking a Bud, well, you may find some comfort amongst Craig's addled and indignant.
Oh.. hey... the game is on now. You likely drifted away already. I know I have. Hang on... if I just add Mr. Thinking Chimp it will leave you with even greater ambiguity. There.