Month: January 2009

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


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


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)



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:


but have you seen this version?


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


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://…

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

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!)

at least the russians excel at vodka-making and gymnastics

store: kashtan bistro (more on this place later)
type: vienna lager
abv: 3.60%

strange… a beer that isn’t on beeradvocate — it has other ochakovo’s, but not the ruby (this is the closest, but not really)

it’s a super low abv, which was good for lunch *cough*… i had it with a roast beef sandwich, which complimented it pretty well.

on first pour, it was pretty cloudy and bubbly (effervescent is the term i’m looking for) — the taste didn’t really get me

i find it odd that this site reviewed it like so:
Hints of red summer fruits in the aroma, these give a clue to the plummy caramel flavours which develop.

either that’s complete bs or the reviewer has the most amazing palate known to man — i tasted nothing of the sort (i will, however, be reviewing a REALLY good beer flavored with caramel pretty soon — ooh… a teaser)

overall, the russians should maybe use the same effort that they use on their vodka making into their beer making…

beeradvocate: C-

you know what’s weird? i bought this new domain name on sunday and i just happened to check google last night and bam — i’m already in google (2 days!)

the cool part was that the budweiser post was already spidered that night — very sneaky google…

so far there’s one bug with the new site — and it’s pretty big… in firefox, forms can’t be filled in unless you first right click in them. stupidly enough, IE works fine —

sarmad: I guess that goes against your “what? really? bullshit… use firefox and it’ll be fine”  canned-response

it’s bad karma i guess (oh.. that’s why you wrote that title for this post — you’re clever, joey!)

chaunce suggested that the scripts that i’m using might be the culprit… so i gotta get my troubleshooting hat on (it’s at home, btw) and try that out…

** quick note on chaunce’s site, he’s got some sik ringtones for iphones and regular phones alike:

so with google checking out my site, hopefully more people will read my reviews — or they’ll read about a guy whose liver failed when trying to accomplish some lame ’50 beer goal’

the return of the king
the king is dead!

store: vons
type: american adjunct lager
abv: 5.00%

the last time i checked, this was classified as a beer…

feels weird to add this one to the log, but it counts — what a crizzap beer. my neck turned red while i drank this, which was pretty crazy to watch

i love how people on beeradvocate tried to give this a real review — i’m not even gonna give it any satisfaction.

a beer has to have a rat tail or thumb in it to get an F grade from me, luckily for bud, no tails… so it gets a D

beeradvocate: D+

so it goes without saying that rockband 2 is a pretty dope game — it’s also the only game i’ve invested so much money into:

  • the game + instruments: $189.99
  • songs: $79.74
    • 22 singles @ $1.99 ea = $43.78
    • 2 track packs (killers and weezer) @ $5.49 ea = $10.98
    • song export key (which added all the songs from rb1) = $4.99 (worth every penny)
    • no doubt track pack = $19.99
  • mic stand: $23.49
  • cymbals (2 pk): $29.99 [ gamestop ]
  • drum pad silencers: $19.99 [ gamestop ]

grand total (currently): $343.20 (holy sh*t)

i’m not complaining, because they’ve got a good thing going — keep the music and the game fresh every week pretty much

i’m actually glad when there’s a week of crap songs — gives me some time to rest on the ones i currently have — i’m all about this wiki page to stay up to date [ wiki ]

and i hear they’re not making a rockband 3 — they’ll be working on new songs and stuff instead (thank you, harmonix) [ wired ]

if anything, rockband has showed me that my nephew andy (4 yrs old) has crazy good rhythm. it’s also weird that he can sing “dirty little secret” really really well (the lyrics are pretty questionable for a kid his age… ha)

scary freezeframe… geez