Friday, March 17, 2006

A Touch Of Class

Rodent Queen and I had a fine night out Thursday at a new restaurant in Martin called The Opera House.
It's pretty cool. An old renovated building, lovely food (fried leeks rule the planet) and a decent bar with some pretty good imports.
The reason why this is significant is the Martin (Home of the University of Tennessee at Martin) has some decent resturants but this is the first one where people can go, have a filet cooked correctly that has a very elegant feel.
Hope they do alright.
There is never enough good food or imported beer.
And yes, we have a headache today not from the fine cuisine, but, you know the other stuff that will remain unnamed.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Road Trip

Rodent Queen and I are headed to Murfreesboro for the Miss Basketball competition and to hang with some TPA folks.
Squirrelly has been busting her chops covering high school prep and has inquired, quite coyly, if she can partake in some affordable beer.
As I am against that and my friends call me Carrie Nation Redux, I was appalled. Being the good friend I am, I have consented.
Bass Draft and my lying ways. Heh-indeedy.

Monday, March 06, 2006

National Beer Week

We at Duff's Astro Lounge have named this week "National Beer Week."
We are thinking that next week may be "National Hopps and Barley Week" but it hasn't been decided yet.
Here's to a good week to everyone.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Land of the Lost Chaka vs. Chaka Khan

After the hair debacle that was American Idol's Paula Abdul in a recent episode, comparisons were made to a not-so-beloved Saturday morning character from the 70s. Chaka from the weird world of Sid and Marty Krofft's Land of the Lost brandished a similar do in both color and sweep to the woman who sits between Simon and that Dawg Randy.
Upon further Internet research, I discovered a debate raging about similarities between Madame Abdul and the tallest Star Wars character, Chewbacca.

I'm no Star Wars geek. I saw the original three movies in the theater. I might have watched Star Wars once again on USA network a hundred years ago, so I'll dismiss the Chewbacca debate and return to something I know much, much more about - Chaka - friend to Will, Holly and Marshall; enemy of the Sleestak.

But once you move the diminutive hirsute cromagnon imp to the forefront, leaving Chewie in the comet dust, you have to bring on his next opponent.
I say let the diva Chaka Khan enter the Astro Lounge ring.

Sid & Marty's Chaka vs. Chaka Khan

* Chaka - Land of theLost theme song for Season 1 and 2:
"Marshall, Will, and Holly, on a routine expedition,
Met the greatest earthquake ever known.
High on the rapids, it struck their tiny raft.
And plunged them down a thousand feet below
To the Land of the Lost."
* Chaka Khan - Covered Prince lyrics and got cameos from Stevie Wonder and Melle Mel and worked with Ray Charles
* Advantage - push (Prince, for crying out loud, yet the TV theme song brings to mind images of that tiny yellow raft going over the waterfall)

* Chaka - Landof the Lost lasted three seasons (1974-77 original episodes) and then reruns aired for two years (1985-87).
* Chaka Khan - her first release with the group Rufus came in 1973, won a Grammy in 1984 and 1990, released a best of CD in 2005.
* Advantage - Chaka Khan

* Chaka - joined with the humans and squared off on a weekly basis against evil Sleestaks
* Chaka Khan - Sang at 2000 Republican presidential convention
* Advantage - Chaka

* Chaka - head to toe dry hairball. Makes Bigfoot look like he just got a Brazilian bikini wax.No split ends the only saving grace
* Chaka Khan - luxurious locks in abundance, yet none growing out of her forehead or palms.
*Advantage - Chaka Khan

* Chaka - was nearly part of a sampler platter meal for hungry stop-motion dinosaurs on every episode
* Chaka Khan - her song "Through the Fire" was sampled by Kanye West
* Advantage - Chaka Khan

So, by a 3-1 margin, Chaka Khan advances to our next Astro Lounge round, leaving the wee Planet of the Apes reject back in time with Will, Holly and Marshall.

Why Did Bonds Even Consider This?

Explain this one, Rodent Queen.
Why is Barry Bonds dressed up as Paula Abdul?
Not enough affordable beer will ever wipe this from my cranium.
I think he sorta looks like an extra on that old comedy "227", but that's just me.


newscoma's day:
Worst. Day. Ever.
Of course, this was just my opinion.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Chaka vs. Chewbacca

It appears the American Idol debate over which pop culture character Paula Abdul most resembled with her huge hairdo the other night raged in more places than just the Commune.
I found this tidbit on the Entertainment Weekly site comparing Madame Abdul's Do to a famous Star Wars character and to Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash in the Man In Black's recent biopic.

I'm still leaning toward the Land of the Lost lovable little freak. Strike that. Make it just "little freak".

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Guilt Post

Newscoma has given me unmitigated hell over not posting here, so here it is. I did drink beer yesterday, it was a Hobgoblin dark english ale, yummy. Today was a scotch day. There you go.

Oh and Miller Lite is not beer, therefore beer was not stolen.

Under the influence of art

It's an old site and you may have seen it before, but if you feel like you've spent too much time farking or boinging or porning or blogging and need a bit of high-brow "culture," I've got a museum site for you to check out.

Now, this is not just any old hoity-toity museum.

This place features art your weird uncle may have painted in your grandparents' basement or something maybe your grandma whipped up at the Senior Citizens Center craft class.

It's all great stuff and even finer if you've raised a few pints already. Libations deepen the appreciation.

Go check out the
Museum of Bad Art. A collection they call "Art too bad to be ignored."

The piece I've pulled to feature is the painting that began it all - Lucy in the Field of Flowers.


Saturday, February 25, 2006

squirrel in the cups

Believe it or not, the Squirrel Queen did not have to go to a basketball game last night.
Instead, she was out for an afternoon on the town with a stop at a couple of her favorite local saloons.
My visits to the liquid lounges involved partaking of beverages in 12 ounce servings.
It was fluid manna from heaven and a break from the grind that's had me standing on the sidelines pretty much nonstop for the past couple of weeks.

A toast to freedom and socializing.

Stealing Beer

It wasn't us.
We swear. We're in Tennessee anyway, so I think we have alibis.
Thieves took nearly $27,000 of Miller Genuine Draft and Miller Lite from a trailer, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
This is what they took:
  • 384 24-packs of Miller Genuine Draft in 12-ounce glass bottles valued at $5,760;
  • 560 18-packs of Miller Genuine Draft in 12-ounce glass bottles valued at $7,280;
  • 980 18-packs of Miller Genuine Draft in 12-ounce aluminum cans valued at $12,740,
  • and 40 24-packs of Miller Lite 16-ounce plastic bottles valued at $600.
How the hell did the thieves get away with this?