Monday, January 22, 2007

at the end of the day we sit on the verandah and drink a beer


Dutch brewers launch dogs' beer

A small brewery in the Netherlands has launched a new beer designed to bring cool relief to thirsty dogs.

Kwispelbier, marketed as "a beer for your best friend", is made from a special brew of beef extract and malt.

The beverage is a creation of pet shop owner Gerrie Berendsen, who wanted her dogs to share light refreshments with her after a day's hunting.

The beer is non-alcoholic and fit for human consumption, but costs four times as much as a Heineken.

"Kwispel" is the Dutch word for wagging a tail.

Ms Berendsen, who lives in the eastern town of Zelhem, commissioned the small local Schelde brewery to make and bottle the beer.

"Once a year we go to Austria to hunt with our dogs, and at the end of the day we sit on the verandah and drink a beer. So we thought, my dog also has earned it," Ms Berendsen told the Associated Press.


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

how many other ballplayers without an a,e,i,o or u in their last name are in the hall of fame?

congrats tony!

i'll honor him by doing my world famous TG impersonation all year long for anyone who asks.

i suppose congrats are in order for that douchebag cal ripken, too. whatever. go build another stadium and name it after yourself. i never liked that guy.

and to the two writers who voted for Bobby Bo, we salute you!


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

it's only january 2 and i am already full of hate

1. man on the subway platform at atlantic/pacific: as the doors were about to open, this guy came from nowhere, to not just cut off the people who were waiting at the sides to enter, but also to cut me off before i could exit! asshole!!!

2. dumb-dumb barista: i've been carrying around this giftcard to starbucks for over a year now and always forget to use it. this morning, i decided to cash it on for a coffee and one of these new controversial breakfast sandwiches. (check the gastronome for a review shortly). i order just that from the dumb-dumb behind the counter. i get my coffee and then i'm waiting. and waiting. after 5 or 6 minutes, i still don't have my sandwich, so i go back up to her and ask how much longer it's going to be for my sandwich. she shrugs and points to the women next to her. "no, i orderd it from you," i say. "oh, i only make drinks," she tells me. thanks for letting me know when i ordered, asshole.

3. not sure who gets blamed for this, but nice to return to work and find out we have no paper in the office. good one.