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Off topic, at least if the topic is beer

Amazon tells me I should be reading You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself, a title so long you can’t tweet it. It’s not published yet, but I put my request in at our local library and I’m already fifth in line.

I’m interested in the Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and it might even turn out to be related to beer.

As long as I’ve veered off topic, a few links:

* Tim Tebow, Converter of the Passes, at GRANTLAND.

This fine paragraph comes with an equally fine footnote (that’s second):

“In doing so, he has managed to take on outsize significance in the league despite largely failing to excel on the field and despite the fact that the NFL already reads culturally like the result of a right-wing blogger shotgunning a wine cooler and deciding to ‘make things fabulous.'”

The F-15 flyovers, the martial fanfares, the crisp green lawns, the body armor, the commercials in which giant whooshing branding irons burn the low APR of a Chevy Silverado directly onto the screen, etc. It’s as if the guy who invented Branson, Mo., looked at his work and said, “Screw this, I can do better.”

* Robert Parker Predicts the Future (of Wine), in Food & Wine. I like the last one: “Diversity will be the word.” OK, now I’m thinking about beer. I’m in favor of a beer world where the local choices include Strawberry Rhubarb Tart (related to a witbier and including the flavors in the name) and Zwickel (an unfiltered, traditional lager in the spirit of a helles). It is possible to appreciate the new without discarding the old.

* My favorite not snarky and not beer tweet of the day: “Beware: Journalists mixing with numbers! Know the differences between a margin and a ratio

* Bonus beer link: Beers Made By Walking Hike #7 at North Cheyenne Canyon. This is such a great idea.

* My favorite snarky and beer tweet (I hope I don’t regret adding this – so please remember New Beer Rule #5) of the day, from @robsterowski: “@D_I_N_G At this stage it wouldn’t surprise me if the entry on Brooklyn Brewery had mistakes in it.”

2 Responses to Off topic, at least if the topic is beer

  1. Craig October 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    Barm zings away!

  2. dave October 27, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    What a great snarky tweet.

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