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Five Thoughts on a Friday – The “Day Before Brew Day” Edition

Good morning everyone, and happy day before National Homebrew Day. And Happy Kentucky Oaks Day (aka Day before Derby Day). And of course, Happy Friday. Wow, that may be some sort of record for links in an intro. Now, onto more pressing/silly/stupid/amusing things….

  1. When I read this story, I couldn’t decide what was more disturbing…  That a Connecticut man “lost his life savings on a carnival game“, Or that said man’s life savings amounted to – wait for it…. $2600.  But, apparently that’s what he lost playing ‘ball toss’. Have no fear though, in true American fashion he’s suing the carnival operator claiming ‘the game was rigged’. Are we sure this didn’t really happen in Florida? Regardless, I think this guy needs a visit from our good friend Red.
  2. See? I knew it! We’re all doomed! Apparently a team at Oxford has determined that the human race is its own greatest threat to its own existence. We’re our own worst enemy? Really? I thought you folks at Oxford were smart. You needed ‘a team of experts’ to come up with that? Their reasoning though? We could face extinction due to our reliance on technology. Technology, huh? Did they not see the story about the guy losing his life savings? On ‘ball toss’? And technology is our big risk? I’m gonna go with.. people are stupid. That’s the main problem.
  3. Then again, maybe those blokes at Oxford are onto something. After all, this article on CNN.com is talking about how Google’s predictive search is now coming to the iPhone and iPad. Yes, it was out already for Android for a while – but now it’s pretty much everywhere. And it knows what you’re looking for. It remembers. And it learns. And it very much is starting to sound like Skynet. Which of course brought us a system that can’t be bargained with. Can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear…
  4. And of course, what’s a Friday post without something I like to call ‘news of the odd’. And I don’t care what the reason is. Bottling 300 gallons of your own urine and keeping it in your home is just… plain… odd! For crying out loud man… how many drug tests were you planning on faking, anyways??
  5. And lastly, sometime you just need to laugh and have a little fun. Which is without a doubt what a judge in San Antonio decided to do when he issued a hilarious ruling on a case involving strip clubs and what the dancers must wear at the clubs. Firing off classics such as “An ordinance dealing with semi-nude dancers has once again fallen on the Court’s lap” and “While the Court has not received amicus curiae briefs, the Court has been blessed with volunteers known in South Texas as ‘curious amigos’ to be inspectors general to perform on sight visits at the locations in question”.  Notice the “On-Sight” inspections reference there in the last one? Clever!

Okay folks, that’s five and I’m off to work on some beer related stuff. Yep, Beer’s brewing tomorrow to celebrate homebrew day (a pilsner style for those who want to know). And once I finish, Maybe I’ll make myself some mint juleps.  In the meantime, since one of my co-bloggers decided to hassle me for using a Toby Keith song last week, and in honor of the terminator reference up there… Well, let’s just go with a song that helped make the “I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle” scene so iconic….

Yep, the T-100 was Bad to the Bone..

Have a great weekend folks!
-Beer

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Five Thoughts on a Friday – The “Make it up as we go along” edition

Howdy folks, and welcome to yet another edition of Five Thoughts. As usual, we’re in a rush to get to the weekend. Why? Because… It’s the weekend! Doesn’t that say enough in and of itself?

So, where does our random little trek take us this week? Well, this week we’re aiming for a mix of comedy, stupidity, and we’re even going to throw in the odd “feel good” story.

So what’s bouncing around in the brain this week? Let’s find out.

  1. Somehow, calling it a “cannonball” pales in comparison to calling it “Ass Bombing“. With a name like that, all I’ll say is… It could have been worse. MUCH worse.
  2. This guy wasn’t real bright. Than again, he’s lucky he didn’t end up very bright. At for one brief, sparking and sizzling moment.
  3. Thought Three… Does there have to be a Thought Three? Since it’s going to be hard to get to four and five with out one, I guess there does. To that end, we wanted to make sure it was a fun one. Can’t top this:
    SMUT IS GOOD FOR YOU! Draw your own conclusions on that one.
  4. I have no real issue with this story. I do have a question though. That being “What kind of damned snakes require a .380 Ruger with laser sights and hollow tip bullets? Did the the snakes start wearing flak jackets down there or something?” Ok, that may actually be two questions. Still… Is the Governor getting gun advice from Dirty Harry?
  5. Going to go with a feel good story here. This guy deserves credit where it’s due. Brooks Laich stopped to help some stranded fans after his team was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs. Nice move.

That’s five and we’re out of here. After all, that lawn isn’t going to mow itself. And you can’t have the post “mow the lawn” beer until the lawn is mowed.

And one last quick note… Saturday is Derby Day! So get your Mint Juleps and get ready for the race! Everyone should recognize this tune:

Have a great weekend folks!
-Beer