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Christmas beer ratings

Here’s how I’d rate the various Christmas/Winter beers I tried over the holidays this year: St Arnold Christmas Ale Boulevard Nutcracker Ale Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale Abita Christmas Ale This isn’t to say that the Abita was bad, they were … Continue reading

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Super Bowl entertainment

I read a rumor that the Black Eyed Peas are going to be the entertainment at the next Super Bowl. Given the recent choices (The Who, U2, Springsteen, etc) I thought “Their career peaked less than 20 years ago, how … Continue reading

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Supporting local businesses

Here’s a situation. There are two local businesses. One is a coffee roasting business. It is a small locally owned business that seems to employ just the owner and one other employee. The other is a huge multinational company (i.e. … Continue reading

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Adidas takes the cake again

After the quarterfinal round of the Jersey Manufacturers’ World Cup, Adidas has taken an insurmountable lead.  With only 12 points left to be awarded in the four remaining matches, Adidas has a 19 point lead over Nike.  With Nike’s 18 … Continue reading

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End of the group stage

They have wrapped up the group stage of the jersey manufacturer’s world cup. Joma has moved out of a tie for last — otherwise the standings remain the same: Adidas 50 points Nike 40 Puma 22 Brooks 6 Umbro 5 … Continue reading

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Folklore corner

Now in folklore corner… the story of Washing Bay At the southwest corner of Lough Neagh there is a semicircular bay called Washing Bay. The creek that flows in to the lough at that point is called the Holy River. … Continue reading

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Predictable

Pat Lang at the Sic Semper Tyrannis blog was able to foresee the Gen. McChrystal brouhaha that’s blowing up today.

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