Let’s hear it for beer.

You had me at hello.

From: lockwood
Subject: Politics Out. Beer In.
Hey there big jonny !
We want to let you know that we felt that the Politics Forum on the Dirt Rag message board was bringing everyone down. So we did away with that, and added a Forum dedicated to….BEER! We figure beer makes people more happy than politics does. We hope you find that the Dirt Rag Forums will now be a more friendly place as a result.

Here’s the notice we just posted:

Keep Your Politics Out Of My Music

Such was the slogan on a sticker back in the early 1990’s from the pop-punk band, All. I want to make a new sticker that says something along the lines of: “Keep Your Politics Out Of My Bike Ride!” Or better yet: “Let’s Have Beer After Our Bike Ride!”

Who needs a beer?

After much internal deliberation, we’ve decided that everyone…in the Dirt Rag office and in the Forums…needs a beer. The nature of the Politics Forum has become detrimental to the overall good vibe of the Dirt Rag Forums, so we’ve decided to take it down and replace it with something more relaxing. Something that more people have in common. Something we can actually (nicely) share with each other.


That’s right. It’s time for everyone to take a break and have a beer. After all, beer goes much better with post-bike ride hanging-out than political discussions. Politics can be a very divisive topic, and we all truly know that bicycles are just the opposite. Bicycles are what unite us! And, well, beer unites us too!

Out with the Politics Forum flame wars, and in with the sharing of good beer recommendations, fine homebrew recipes, and good stories and ideas brought about in a way in which only beer can. “Beer can.” Get it?

Ok thanks!

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About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

7 thoughts on “Let’s hear it for beer.

  1. Well okay, as long as it’s liberal, godless, baby-killing, food stamping, gay-marrying socialist beer. :)

  2. Well of COURSE they banned all political speech. Barack Hussein Obama won the election. Can’t have anyone criticizing their boy, can they?

    Now if Senator McCain had won they’d have opened a second politics forum and declared open season. “Fairness” doctrine sort of thing, dontchaknow.

  3. They didn’t ban all political speech, just made it more difficult for an angry electrician to flame everyone who disagreed with his view point. Long live beer, dissent, and me!

  4. Meh. Whatever. Maybe someday that whole crew will pull its collective head out of its collective arse. And I damned sure ain’t going to the Punk Bike Enduro this year. If this is how those people run their forum they can keep their trails.

    Oh, and notdave, you seem to have me at a disadvantage. Care to step out from behind your anonymity and introduce yourself?