17th July 2008

The Panda Page

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This is one funny site – Warning, read with an OPEN mind:Are you planning a trip to America? Wondering what Americans are really like? And are you tired of Internet faggotry?

Well it’s high time you read The Panda Page for the Field Guide to the People of America! A new series that breaks down the anonymity of our great country for newborns and immigrants.

The people of America are delusional gun-toting psychotics with a desire to be smug and trendy. But they’re not all bad, once you get to know them!

So check the Field Guide to the People of America, available only on ThePandaPage.Com

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17th July 2008

Save The Beer Man

The “Beer Man” at a baseball game is as revered as the game of baseball itself.  They’re friendly and more importantly they bring the beer right to your seat so you don’t have to miss a pitch.   If you go to enough games (as I do) you even begin to build a relationship with the guy.

Such is the case with Wayne McMahon, a 60-year-old beer vendor for the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre for the past 6 years.   Wayne, who can be identified by his well known beer holler, “ICEEEEE……. Coolllllddddd………..Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrr!” was fired for selling without carding.  A mystery shopper happened to be sitting in the crowd, asked for a beer, Wayne forgot to card him, and he was fired on the spot… A little harsh don’t ya think?
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17th July 2008

Random Thought Of The Day

Why is it that when I do a news search for “Beer” more than half the articles that come up are in reference to Australia.

Here are a two of the top three headers from today’s “Beer” Search on Google:

“Pot of beer to hit $4” – In reference to rising Beer Costs in Australia

“Man Spent $1000 a Week on Beer” – See my previous post

I guess with ads like this it’s hard to resist:

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17th July 2008

Only In Australia

An Australian man, Michael Leary, convicted of his seventh drunk-driving charge was spending about A$1,000 ($972) a week on beer (How was he not broke?).

He was heartbroken after a break-up (FROM 5 YEARS AGO!!!) and drowning his sorrows in alcohol (Apparently in this case it did not alleviate his depression well enough – Click Here For Previous Story).

He was not jailed as the judge noted Leary had quit drinking since his latest arrest (right), but he banned Leary from buying or even holding a beer for 12 months (This seems like the ultimate punishment for a man with this addiction!).

The judge even went so far as to poke fun at Leary’s favorite beer, Melbourne Bitter, in a part of the country where drinkers can be as loyal to beer brands as they are to football teams. 

The judge was quoted saying, “(That is) poor judgment on two counts there — drinking that much and drinking Melbourne Bitter.”

Now I take a few things away from this.  One, this man has a serious drinking problem, anyone who spends what was probably his entire weekly salary if not more on beer needs help.  I’m not sure simply “banning” him from holding a beer will do the trick.  That said, the judge took this case way too lightly.  He treated it like a joke. At least thats what the sentencing sounds like to me. In the US this guy would have almost certainly been jailed, or at least sent to rehab!

(Source: Canberra Times)

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