One from across the pond

Seems our boy Legs is overseas and enjoying himself. Good on ya.

From: Legs
Subject: Thinking of you
Sitting in a pub in Manchester, England and here a few of the sights.

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Here is the pub mascot, Rocky.

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Happy Friday.

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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

18 thoughts on “One from across the pond

  1. Respect the Stella Lil Bruce. Respect the Stella.

    That is a pretty pit. Saw some for free today in Winslow. Why I didn’t stop, I am not certain.

  2. You know what pisses me off about Stella? fucking 10-oz. bottles. That’s nearly as bad as drinking fucking 3.2% Utah beer. Gimme a pounder (aka tall boy or if you’re Canuck, a High Can) any day.

  3. Stella is one thing, a thin that I enjoy, but I suspect he’s drinking Carling.

    I just got back from Lancashire, try some Timothy Taylor Best Bitter….

  4. Most beers over here beat beers over there IMHO. that said, I do love me some Shiner, Anchor Steam and quite a few other micro-brews. Problem is, there aren’t any here in Germany.

    Damn purity laws.

  5. Bikepunk, if you ever make it back to The Land Of The Free you might try some Oskar Blues. Any variety, really. The stuff is overwhelmingly good.

    Having said that, my first taste of Chimay came damned close to being a religious experience.

  6. Beer is meant to be local. Beer is heavy and can’t tolerate a lot of heat or rough treatment. It’s expensive to ship.

    It is each citizen’s duty to determine which local beers represent the best combination of pure dang deliciousness and low cost, then drink that product steadily.

    Carry on.

  7. When I tried Wychwood Hobgoblin & Fiddlers Arms brews, it WAS a Religious experience.

    You have a moment where you suddenly think, ‘this is how I always thought beer should taste!’

    British beer it is, I bought it down here in New Zealand from Beerstore.co.nz, (disclaimer, other than drinking their stock, I have no association with them).

    As an aside, I grew up in a suburb in South Africa called Wychwood.

  8. I love the beer, but I’m more interested in the pub mascot. That’s a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, isn’t it? Looks like my dog. Sits like him too.

  9. Staffies are the greatest dogs. When I was growing up at school, we had to walk past a house with a staffie & he would not let us go past before we’d patted & made a fuss of him. Great dog.

  10. That sounds like my boy too! It’s funny how consistent they are as a breed. They’re the best dogs ever. No one knows what they are here in the states and I love that. They’ll stay more pure for that reason.

  11. Dave, I think that you’ve just proved Nathan’s point in 14. Staffies are not Pitbulls, (even though there are some lowlife fuckwits who do try to fight them, I hope that there is a special hell for these people. & don’t get me started on Vick).

  12. Which sort of triggers a few neurons, we’ve just had Floyd Landis down here competing in the Tour of Southland, (Lower South Island, NZ). Did squat except bitch about the weather & was not a popular invite.

  13. Hurben, that’s sorta what I was getting at. Staffies “look” like pitbulls to the dumbasses that want to regulate pet ownership. In the jurisdictions that I mentioned, just having a dog that “looks” like a pitbull will get you in trouble. And bloodlines be damned; such fine points are usually lost in the “bigger picture” of the government seizing on an opportunity to impose yet another layer of regulation. That’s what we do, right? When adult humans fail to act responsibly, I mean. GAH!

    Here’s a thought-Next time a pitbull (or any other breed) bites someone, we rehabilitate the dog and put its owner to sleep. Fuck.