Top Menu

Take a deep breath – It’s only beer

This morning Adrian Tierney-Jones asks a series of questions. My first thought was, dude, you need to include the English-speaking former colony a few miles to the west.

What is it about British (I ask myself if it is English but really think it’s anyone in the English-speaking isles off Europe) cultural mores that throw out this you’re-either-with-us-or-not argument that for me chucks a dead diseased camel down the wells of debate. Chill. But then beer is relatively uncontroversial and worth a few slaps around the rhetorical face: imagine the debate around more weightier subjects: capital punishment or not, gallows or guillotine, sharia or chocolate?

Omar or Stringer Bell?

6 Responses to Take a deep breath – It’s only beer

  1. Darren March 15, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    dead right, it is only beer. A very important but not world ending thing.

  2. Erik March 15, 2012 at 6:10 am #

    Wish I’d seen the Wire bracket earlier. Blows all the beer pseudo Bracketology out of the water.

  3. Jeff Alworth March 15, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    Omar, mos def.

  4. Alan March 15, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Apparently there is money in beer debate: http://www.beerscribe.com/2012/03/15/beer-blogging-ethics-journalists-payola-and-maybe-a-beer-or-two/

  5. Stan Hieronymus March 15, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    Alan – Guess you need to be following my Twitter feed.

    I can’t argue that these guys shouldn’t be selling sponsorships.

    But should you wonder how transparent the blog posts will be coming out of this? Rhetorical question.

  6. Leigh April 1, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Hey, we’re Brits! hand-wringing and petty arguing is what we do!

Powered by WordPress