Sunday, June 29, 2008

Good Year for Music

Becky's was Open!


Copperfields was closed

Upper East Side




Sunday Beer Review

Is back! Temporary hiatus last week due to Ringo Starr concert....and here we go

Pompier Barleywine - From Pennichuck Brewing, Milford, NH. 12.1% alcohol. Really tasty barlewine. Full litre bottle. The PWC walkthroughs tomorrow could get dicey. I really enjoyed this.

Old Rusty's Red Rye Ale - Harpoon Brewery a little too fruity although the label says bready, whatever that means. Their IPA is better. Didn't realize they were from Boston...uggh the land of Kerry & Kennedy (& the Sux).

Ahhh Rochefort 10... Intermission!

By the way did not really like Dogfish's India Brown Ale. Am going to get a couple of 120's to celebrate the country that Barack Obama is going to demean on the 4th.

Afflingem Anno 1074 - 8.5% Alcohol. Light with a bite VERY good.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

I am surprised that Matt

hasn't waxed poetic over the Heller decision. I would have expected a huge right wing gun nut celebration I could cheer on!!! Maybe he just went out and got drunk to celebrate.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child.

SCOTUS Decision. Should be the first question asked to Obama in the upcoming debates as we will get more Justices like Kennedy. SCOTUS would probably have rule for the death penalty if the rape occurred during a gay wedding.

What the rapist did via Malkin.

Pretty Cool Baseball Catch

Don't know if this is doctored but it is cool anyway.
video

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Murdoc has a classic

This
it takes a real corageous person to stand up and criticize America in Berkeley, Ca.

Gotta love it

Monday, June 23, 2008

Ringo Starr

Got to see the latest iteration of the All Starr Band last night. It was really good, particularly for the price $35 and the fact that I had a great seat (and won some money from the Injuns to boot). Joining Ringo were Billy Squier(Lonely is the Night/The Stroke), Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), Edgar Winter (Frankenstein), Gary Wright (Dream Weaver)and Colin Hay (Men at Work). Each of the All Starr's did their particular hit. Ringo opened it with "It Don't Come Easy" and performed the following, not in order and not sure complete (or accurate):

What Goes On (Nice... Rubber Soul)
I Wanna Be Your Man (i.e, throwaway to the Stones)
Yellow Submarine (Nice Revolver .... A big singalong!)
Act Naturally (Help!)
Oh My My (Have not heard this in years)
Memphis In Your Mind (Really good, may download)
Boys (First heard this on Live at the Hollywood Bowl)
Don't Pass Me By (White Album)
Liverpool 8 (New Tune, New Album not bad...This is Ringo's autobiographical song like Penny Lane or Strawberry Fields Forever) It is not on par with those two but it is a good effort.
With A Little Help From My Friends
Give Peace A Chance (aka Neville Chamberlain's Theme Song)

I know I am probably missing something but this is close enough. I will say it was really good. The drag was Hamish Stuart who is a great musician but AWB is not my taste. Billy Squier was great, Colin Hay was fun to see as Men at Work was big when I was a freshman in college. The guy who surprised me though was Edgar Winter, Free Ride/Frankenstein. I used to really hate them on the three song play list on PLR but did enjoy them live. The funny thing was sitting in the crowd listening to the opening music. I was expecting to hear the obligatory Dixie Chicken by Little Feat (Can someone explain to me why the fuck song that is popular?) instead I heard Satan is Real/Straight to Hell by Hank III. Who knew Ringo was so cool.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Come on can we get a Grip

Lou Dobbs calls for Bush's impeachment on the tomato salmonella outbreak. To put things in perspective:

People Sick 383
US Population 300,000,000 (or thereabouts)

Who are we going to impeach when I get a cold next winter.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

American Solutions

Sign the petition, pass it in and jack up traffic to my site!

Thanks to Powerline.

Facism from the US House of Representatives

Via Drudge. This is the Democrats response to President Bush calling for more oil exploration. These geniuses want to nationalize the refineries.

Quote:

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), member of the House Appropriations Committee and one of the most-ardent opponents of off-shore drilling
1115
We (the government) should own the refineries. Then we can control how much gets out into the market.

Chilling. The government has proven so competent at national energy policy that that is who I really want to control the refineries.

Two MUST reads from Instapundit

The sub-prime 6....apparently the drive by media is not paying much attention. Could be the (D) after their names but I will bet their are more from both sides of the aisle.

7 ways McCain can use Energy to Defeat Obama. Alas McCain won't though.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hank III

Gives us good news (June 10th edition). Adam unfortunatley doesn't. Are we going to have Santa Claus quoted next? O yeah too Christian a symbol.

Monday, June 16, 2008

I think I may have

Poisoned myself yesterday

Started the day with several Bloody Mary's, went walking and had a few vino's with Gary at the Star. Then I had the brilliant idea to do my tasting. Score Beer 1 Jimmy 0. That said here goes....alot of Dogfish entries this week

Dogfish Head Immort Ale - Sold by the bottle at Ancona's Can become habit forming!

Dog Fish Head Red & White There take at a Belgian White. Very good and smooth. This hobby could get brutal.

Am having a 60 Minute IPA now...

Dogfish Head Midas Touch - Maybe the smoothest beer I have had. I know this is a year round offering but it really good for the summer.

I may actually travel to Delaware to visit these folks. Who knew that a state that would elect a total schmuck like Joe Biden to the Senate could produce a brewery like this!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sunday Beer Review

Wow today has been crazy! Will be back tomorrow.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Special Friday Beer Review

Dogfish Worldwide Stout. Wow! What the hell was I doing with my life by drinking Bud & Schaeffer! Heading to Ancona's tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Baby born with blood alocohol level over 15x limit

Posting this can cause no good. That's why I did it. By the way the Bluefish are in first place!

I stole this from Adam

Hopefully he won't mind.

We get what we deserve

Matt links to an story relative to Congress and its recalcitrance to allow oil exploration in the US. This should be the A-1 issue that the Republicans adopt for November (as this election will be more about Domestic issues than Foreign). McCain's response should be to the Press when asked about 4.00 a gallon gas should be "Matt, Katie, Brian (or whatever news bunny asks him the question) the reason we are in these straights is that the party that you have such a proclivity for is sticking it to ordinary Americans you are the cause." I have just sent a bunch of donation requests to the GOP (with no money) and a note saying no more money until you get your act together on this. Additionally, My Congressman & Senator are going to hear about this tomorrow.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sunday Beer Review

St. Bernardus Abt 12 - 10% Alcohol - Nice, this is subtle and hits you like a jackhammer!

Horn Dog Barleywine Style Ale - From Flying Dog Ales. Not impressed, not as good as Brooklyn Brewery's Monster Ale. Would like to hear Adam's opinion on his favorite Barleywine.

V12 - From Victory Beer Not impressed 12% Alcohol - A who cares type of beer. I think I may have reviewed this before. Who knows if I was consistent.

Burton Baton - From Dogfish Finally on to the Pro's! Oak aged IPA 10% Alcohol.

Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter - Mellow, Chocolately!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Fresh Dread, Baked Daily: Energy:

This is why I have endorsed Adam for President!


Fresh Dread, Baked Daily: Energy:

D-Day

Of all the National Days of remembrance, in my opinion this day is the most important of all. Thanks to my friend Don Walters, you were there and I had a drink for you tonight. Thanks Billy Morrisey, you were there and I was honored to get you a drink tonight. Matt is on the ball as usual. Dan adds "I also want to add my father, Herb Martin, 3rd wave Omaha Beach, today, June 9, on the seventh anniversery of his demise.........GOD BLESS all of our noble servicemen and women, past present and future.............................DAN"

Thursday, June 5, 2008

2008 All Star Team

As voted be me (for who ever cares)

AL
Justin Morneau - 1b
Ian Kinsler - 2b
Derek Jeter - SS (Maybe doesn't deserve it this year but last AS game at Yankee Satdium he gets the nod)
Alex Rodriguez - 3b
Joe Mauer - C
Bobby Abreu - OF
Josh Hamilton - OF. This should keep Adam interested!
Magglio Ordonez - OF
Hideki Matsui - DH

I know 4 Yankees and they are having a crappy year but with the exception of Jeter you really can't fight me off on the others. Additionally Mariano Rivera & Mike Mussina should make the team as pitchers.

NL
Lance Berkman - 1b
Chase Utley - 2b
Jimmy Rollins - SS - The Phillies have the best middle infield in baseball
Chipper Jones - 3b - batting 400 will get you there every time
Geovany Soto - C
Ryan Ludwick - OF
Xavier Nady - OF
Aaron Rowand - OF

9/11 Mastermind...

Wants the death penalty. Let's grant his request expeditiously and get the piano wire and slow drop from a low surface ready. Even better, let's ensure the appeal happens during President Obama's first administration to see if he would commute the death penalty!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

As Homer Simpson said

He was the best member of Wings (or something to that effect). Paul at Liverpool 08.

Universal Studios Fire

This is wild. It is basically right near where I stayed during the Rose Bowl. Hopefully they get things back together.

Gathering of the Vibes 2008

Looks to have a pretty good line-up.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Bo Diddley, RIP

Adam has a nice tribute. Although I do have to say that being passed out on the satge at the Norwalk Oyster Festival does not constitute sharing a stage!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Lou Gherig


It is either today or tomorrow when Lou Gherig replaced Wally Pipp and went on to play 2130 consecutive games. Lou actually played his Minor League baseball in Hartford, CT and I know in his barnstorming days played at Newfield Park in Bridgeport. I never got to shake hands with Gherig but I did with DiMaggio!