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Eireann go Brew

This is truly essential reading for anyone who’s Irish, anyone who wishes they were Irish, anyone who enjoys etymology, and everyone else:

Faith & Begorrah, Sodom & Gomorrah

History records the day as one of extreme feasting and stuffing oneself to the gills, getting full and fat to last the remaining days of Lent. And, [...]

The Horror

Somehow, I don’t think they meant “you are right to continue…”

You’re doing it wrong.

How Was This Not Already Online?

I’ve started watching Aaron Sorkin’s other show, The West Wing. It’s pretty good. You just don’t get enough typo humor in primetime.

Things I Hate #3: Units vs. Quantities

Sort of continuing the theme that the Internet is making everyone dumber, here are a couple gems from the Northern Brewer forums:

Fermenting Degrees?

Ok…my keg and CO2 tank have been in the fridge since last night and when I woke up this morning the PSI was around 425 with my fridge around 29 degrees.

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Is the Internet Killing the Written Word?

Yuri turned me on to this band Emanuel and The Fear. (Caution – MySpace link) Apparently his roommate Jeff plays with them, and I have to say they are unabashedly kick-ass. Sort of a Polyphonic Spree meets John Mayer thing, but then again what do I know about music?

Anyway, they have a track called [...]

Môtiers

We’re in a hostel in Interlaken called Balmer’s – some ridiculous 170-bed hangout where the girl at the front desk doesn’t speak German and the shuttle you from one of their three bars to the next at precise times with the promise of 2-for-1 drinks. Not my kind of place, but it’s about the best [...]

New Beginnings

I’m pretty sure that beginnings always have to be new, but this is far from the worst logical contradiction (although “logical contradiction” is a pretty damn good one too) you’ll see today.

Given that you are the sort of person who is inclined to read my blog, you’re probably 1) upset, 2) curious, or 3) [...]

Email

Probably the most impressive thing I’ve ever written:

 

Brothers,

As many of you may have noticed, at some point this afternoon several doors

within the house went missing. Fortunately, they were discovered unharmed in

Thalmann’s… in the room at the end of the hall. Truly this is a prank for

the ages, and the [...]

What are friends for?

A comedy in one act by Sean Terrill

Dramatis Personae: Sean Terrill, a geek and all around device for man’s foibles Ryan Abbott, a slightly less geekish Aerospace Engineering major

Ryan Abbott enters the room of Sean Terrill. Sean sits at his computer furiously blogging.

Ryan: Sterrill, I need a favor. Sean: Yes…? Ryan: Do [...]