Archive for January, 2009

mahna mahna

so i’ve been working on some sites — andy’s (sooo close to finished) and vaude villains (same)… normally when i’m in making sites, i have pandora open, listening to music

well this cover by cake came on recently and it got stuck in my head… so now it’ll be stuck in yours

cake version

muppets (o.g. version)

awesome star wars rendition — i swear akbar really sings the song in the movie

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06SL0DM4krM

and finally — the office (uk) starts the day off right

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28ZSMAtzBSY

pardon my dust

working on the weird firefox form field issue…

*UPDATE* – around an hour later, it’s fixed. i narrowed it down to the accordion script used in the side bar —>

instead of trying to go through it, i used a diff script — it works just as good AND it doesn’t eff up my forms. so now, if you use firefox and want to comment or search, YOU CAN (without right clicking first)

VICTORY

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIeWjLC_SB0

mark loves the shamwow guy

mark: i want everything that guy sells

yep… and mark even searched for his wikipedia page (i wouldn’t be surprised if he wrote it as an homage… hah)

i’d have to agree — the guy really knows his sh*t… you’ve ALL seen the commercial:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwRISkyV_B8

but have you seen this version?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZxyqMrb0uU

yes… he’s speaking spanish… at first, i thought it was a terrible dub, but he’s actually speaking spanish… that is just awesome

his next product isn’t as good tho — this slap chop looks like it’d break in 10 slaps or something

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUbWjIKxrrs

btw… i just added this plugin called ‘smart youtube‘ — if you wanna comment a youtbe video, just grab the URL code and append a “v” to the http:// part, like so: httpv://…

beer: utenos alus porter

rolos in a bottle

rolos in a bottle

store: kashtan bistro
type: baltic porter
abv: 6.80%

i’m a fan of kashtan — i felt like a kid in a candy store. speaking of candy, had this porter last night

this is the first beer from lithuania… well… it’s the first ANYTHING from lithuania

normally, when a label mentions that the beer tastes of caramel and whatnot, you barely taste it, if at all… but for this beer, oh no. it was like someone got one of those bottles of caramel from starbucks and squeezed out a ton in here

it wasn’t obnoxious tho — it was in the aftertaste, which i’m calling the best beer aftertaste.

when you get to the bottom quarter of beer, the beer is even sweeter — i’m guessing it’s because all the sugars have settled down to the bottom. good suggestion by chaunce, do a slowly swirl the beer around while you’re drinking it to spread the wealth

this beer is awesome — go lithuania! home of utenos and arvydas sabonis

beeradvocate: B
me:
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kashtan bistro

so andy and i stumbled across kashtan during lunch (it was next to this crap mexican place, but that’s a different story that i won’t bore you with)

well this place actually had a neon hofbrau sign in their window, which is always be a good thing.

it’s a weird euro-kinda-setup… deli, market, and adjoining FULL bar (i mean FULL… over 300 beers from almost every european country — yes… JACKPOT)

yes, mr. fuzzycam didn't do this rack justice (all unique beers)

yes, mr. fuzzycam didn't do this rack justice (all unique beers)

the owner, tom, is a cool laid-back guy — tho it wouldn’t hurt to have someone helpin’ him out with sangwiches… he knew his stuff tho… even knew what a rachel was (batman’s favorite sandwich — tangent, i know)

the location of this restaurant is kinda strange — tucked away about a block or two from rb high, so i think that doesn’t really help him out when people are trying to look for something new to try. but with us being the only people in the joint, we were able to chat with him.

apparently, he has a beer club (yes, i will be joining) that really piqued my interest — you pay $25 for a year membership and you get a passport that he’ll stamp whenever you drink a beer there. each stamp gets you closer to a rank: prince (50), crown prince (100), and czar (250) — these are guesses… when i go back, i’ll confirm that

oh and when you get czar status, you get a plaque on the wall like this guy (only one in the whole place so far)

i thought 50 was a lot...

i thought 50 was a lot...

* there are some perks that can’t be published (or he’ll get in trouble by the ABC) — but they’re pretty cool…

so expect some reviews for some strange euro beers in the near future (had some yesterday that i wrote notes on… ha!)