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Five Thoughts on a Friday – The Spring Fever Edition

Howdy folks! It’s Friday, so that means it’s time to welcome you all to another edition of Five Thoughts. We’re having a hard time focusing on anything but the sunshine outside the window right now, so let’s see what type of wacky stuff we can come up with today!

  1. Proving that nothing we say here get’s taken seriously… We called it silly last week, but a group in Detroit now has the funding it needs for a Robocop statue for the city. No word yet on where it will go. Hey, at least is some PR for the city. Hmm, we call something silly and it gets funded. You know what else is silly? The Beermaker needs another fancy vacation fund. Yeah. That’s definitely silly. Feel free to fund away!
  2. Anytime you remake or modernize something, there are going to be critics. Don’t believe me? Fine. Why don’t you ask Optimus Prime from the Michael Bay movies. New York City gave him a parking ticket!! This makes me think of two things… The Pace picante sauce commercials where they yell “NEW YORK CITY!” and the late, great Rodney Dangerfield’s classic line. “No respect!
  3. Other than mocking, we try to steer clear of political topics here at the Beerbarrel. That being said, let’s mock away. Hey, South Carolina? You planning on trying to do this a little bit at a time this time around instead of all at once? Either way, here’s some free advice. Leave out the firing on Fort Sumter this time folks!
  4. How. How is this even possible? “Doctors Remove Knife From Man’s Head After 4 Years“. And when I ask how, I don’t mean how did they doctors do it. I mean “How do you get a knife blade in your head and not realize it’s there for FOUR YEARS??????”
  5. Some days life in the office just makes it hard to get these posts done in time. Especially when warmer weather has links like the Autoblog article about Motor Trend running 3 sub $100,000 supercars against each other going around in emails. Somehow, that drive in the 4-door (which is actually a really nice car!) just seems incredibly boring now.

Well, we’re in a silly mode today. Suffering from spring fever as we mentioned. So here you go!

Now, get out there and have a great weekend folks!
-Beer

Five Thoughts on a Friday – The Back at Home edition

Howdy folks, and welcome to another edition of Five Thoughts. Make yourself at home while I settle back into the chair here, it seems the King moved the seat around a bit last week. Sort of feels like someone else has been driving the car, you know? let’s get back at it, shall we?

  1. Wanting to show he’s just another resident, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing found the wheels and tires stripped from his SUV the other day. I guess that’s one way to claim to be man of the people… or something.
  2. I spent part of my evenings out in the garage this past week, working on a few things. So when I saw a post on “Tools everyone should own“, it caught my attention. Naturally, I have a problem with a few things on that list. For one, I consider safety glasses a necessity, not a tool. I have a pair with a really nice impact right in front of where my eye would be to make that point. But also, if you’re going to tell people they need a drill (Cordless at that)… doesn’t getting drill bits go along by default? Do you really need to list them separately? Then again… Yes, I guess you probably do.
  3. Staying near home… She obviously didn’t read our post. Or any of the other 7 million plus warnings that are out there. Instead, she was talking about delivering a guilty verdict. On Facebook. Before the jury had delivered a verdict. I have two words that describe this… NOT SMART.
  4. It seems that a golfer in California recently sparked a brush fire with his swing. Every time I hear or read this story, I can only think of one thing.
  5. Wow, talk about a travel story that’s both funny, and potentially scary at the same time. It appears that authorities have stopped someone from trying to go all “Snakes on a Plane” in real life! Really man? The movie wasn’t enough? Sheesh!

Ok folks, that’s five and it’s long weekend time! See you Tuesday, maybe!

And just because this one is fun, and a bit of Music History….

Have a great weekend!
-Beer