You had me at hello.
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:
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?