Explanation of Terms in the Poll

I feel I should explain what I mean by each of the terms in the poll at the upper right hand corner of this blog.

Beer - by this, I mean regular beer. It usually comes in cans, and is sold in grocery stores. It goes by the names Budweiser, Miller, Coors, Old Style... You know the stuff.

Good Beer - any of the better domestic brands. It usually comes in bottles. It includes microbrews and homebrew.

Foreign Beer - this should be self explanatory. It's also called imported beer. You know - Heineken, Guiness, Pilsner Urquell, Saproro...

Wine - I've lumped all types and classes together here.

Shooters - also called shots. Served in a shot glass. You drink it quickly. Semetimes served ice cold. Includes Kamikazies, Tequila... Also include taking a swig out of the bottle.

Cocktail - strong drinks with lots of alcohol and not much of anything else. Martini, Manhattan, Long Island Tea...

A Girly Drink - the bartender gives you a dirty look when you order this. It's loaded with fruit or fruit juice, an umbrella, rum...

Whiskey - usually served over ice and sipped. Does not include shots.

Highball - liquor and liquid, served in al tall glass. 7 & 7, Rum & Coke, Tom Collins, Screwdriver, Bloody Mary , anything & Squirt...

I Don't Drink - a teatotaler. Or, maybe you just think you're too good to drink with US. Is that it you stuck-up bastard!?!?!? I know your type, you snob, you elitist, you, you, you get out before any of our germs get on you, freak!



What are you drinking?

I realize I'm a sucker for taking polls and tests, I'm not sure why. If you are too, take the poll. Multiple answers permitted.


Another Stupid Test

I am 20% Hippie.
So Not a Hippie.
What? Am I a Republican? Why did I even bother taken this test?! I guess I’ll back to my George W. Bush fan club and tell them I just wasted 10 minutes of my life. At least I don’t stink, man.

Years ago, I probably would have scored differently...

Update: I re-took the test the way I would have answered 20+ years ago... I would be 47% hippie (I smell too good to be a hippie...)

MSN Virtual Earth

Google has had their maps out for a while now:
Google Maps

There's a "better" version for the desktop, but it needs a decent computer on a fast connection:
Google Earth

MSN is the latest to arrive:
MSN Virtual Earth
Some of the images are a bit older than Googles, and there are ghosts.
Yes, zoom way in on a busy street. See the ghost cars?

update: oops I had Google Earth & Google Maps switched.

MSNBC - Discovery's Liftoff

MSNBC - Discovery's Liftoff There's a 3-view video of the launch.


Why Do YOU Blog?

Go take the poll.
Hat tip - IMAO


Words of Wisdom

Drinking Quotes

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
- Benjamin Franklin

"Reality is an illusion that occurs due to the lack of alcohol. "
- W.C. Fields

"You can't drink all day...Unless you start in the morning."
- Gary Larson

Truer words were never spoken.

Loud pub music link to binge drinking

According to the Sunday Herald;

“Vertical drinking establishments are those places where you cram people in, so there is nowhere to sit, there is very loud music and it is hard to make conversation, so the only thing to do it stand there and drink. There is very strong evidence to suggest that those kind of places encourage you to drink more.”

It could also be the perfect drinking environment. Try this at home-- crank up the tunes while consuming your favorite libation. Does your wife/girlfriend/landlord/police make you turn it down so you can discuss things? Maybe that's why men go to pubs-- to get drunk.


Scientists Find Hangover Gene

The hangover gene may be responsible for your headache on Sunday morning. Most likely it's caused by the cheap booze you were drinking, IMEO (in my expert opinion).


Back from the doctor

I just got back from seeing my cardiologist. Last visit, in April, my cholesterol had crept back up to 208. My cardiologist switched me from Zocor to Vytorin.
This time my cholesterol was 162. Not perfect yet, but a step in the right direction. Mostly he told me to lose 20 pounds (for a start).


Google Toolbar for Firefox

Google Toolbar for Firefox.
The only thing I even remotely missed about changing from Internet Explorer to Firefox was the absence of the old familiar Google Toolbar. There was a search box that almost filled the gap, but I still missed the toolbar.
Go check it out.