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Saturday, June 23, 2012

3rd Annual Lansdale Beer Festival

Who would have thought that little old Lansdale would become a Mecca for...

Craft beer?

Well, it has. The crowds at the 3rd annual Lansdale Craft Beer Festival were a testament to this fact - our humble town, firmly rooted in a white-bread, root-beer tradition, has become the home of one of the largest craft beer festivals outside of a big city. Not only were breweries from locales as far away as the west coast, New England and Great Britain represented, but even more exciting was the variety of local brews available from craft brewers from Philadelphia, Perkasie, North Wales and even Lansdale itself.

If you need it, Google Translate can help you out here.

If you got to the festival early, you got food and a real glass. I settled for plastic.

Somebody needs to have a lesson on how to pour beer properly.

The local crew!

One of my favorites. If you ever in San Francisco, I highly recommend their brewery tour.

Sort of repulsive, but quite tasty.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

More American beauties

A few not-so-random photos from the annual Under the Lights car show in Lansdale Saturday night:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Issues of the day

As a public service to my 3 readers (love ya ALL!) I am going to provide some guidance on how to deal with a few very important troubling issues of the day. Here goes:

  • The NYC soda ban: Sugary soda is bad for you. Is this city business? I think not. Get used to diet soda (yes, you CAN) or drink bottled water if you are concerned.
  • Bottled water: The water industry employs a significant number of people - filter technicians, bottling plant operators, truck drivers. Do you really want to put them all out of work?
  • Reality television: No, it isn't. Seriously, did you ever think it was?
  • Political campaigns: Speeches should be relegated to the candidates web sites. Only unrehearsed Q&A from the public (yes, that includes journalists) should be allowed at campaign rallies.
  • Global climate change: The earth will survive us unless we invent a real working Death Star. What we are really screwing up is the way things look now - if you like tundra and shopping centers, you're good to go.
  • Privacy: Purely an illusion. The only way to have a little bit of privacy is to be so boring that nobody cares what you do.
  • The US Postal Service: See Bottled Water (above)
  • Zero-tolerance rules: Very useful in as much as they take away the need to think. Makes things so much easier.
  • Cable television: They have found a way to have us voluntarily pay for watching 43 minutes out of every hour of programming in commercials. You have to respect the brilliance of that.
  • Corporate greed: Hate it on the outside, dream of cashing in on the inside. That's the American way!