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Beer. Sale. Two great words that go great together.


w00t! Our local market had a beer sale today — three bottles for…shit, I don’t know. It’s not like I pay for anything. I’m a foreigner; when I want something, I point and grunt.

Poor Uncle B hates beer, but it was a sale on brew exclusively from the Badger Brewery, so he was cool with it. (You’ll notice there are seven. Spot the one that isn’t Badger).

Tonight, we’re putting together the paperwork for my next visa, the FLR(M). It’s my Married Lady License (though it will cover civil unions and homosexualists, also). I intended to do this the day after we were wed, but I didn’t on account of I’m a lazy sack of shit. Also, it’s taking 14 weeks on average to turn this one around, and I can’t work until it comes through. So you can see why I’m in such a hurry.

Asking Uncle B to interface with government in any way involves a good deal of throwing things and saying the f-word. So I’d better go.

And drink some fucking beer.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: March 25, 2009, 10:01 pm

Interfacing with government serves at least one purpose. It puts me in touch with my inner Nazi.

Panzer tanks at dawn? No problem. Up against the wall? Absolutely!

I cannot describe the anger I feel at being forced to run around like a demented gerbil, fetching this bit of paper and that form and the long-lost bank statement for then just so that some functionary (who probably has a pension twenty times my income) can consider himself satisfied.

Just don’t get me started on the best way to equip machine gun towers, OK?

Comment from Dawn
Time: March 25, 2009, 10:10 pm

banana bread beer – yum!

Comment from Phineas
Time: March 26, 2009, 12:18 am

you guys are so funny

Comment from Mrs. Hill
Time: March 26, 2009, 12:23 am

“I intended to do this the day after we were wed”

Well, you are still a ‘Murrican, so maybe the “annoying paperwork” part of your brain is still on eastern Standard Form (1040) time?

Do let us know how the banana bread beer was — afraid I’m having a hard time with that one :P!

Comment from apotheosis
Time: March 26, 2009, 12:40 am

BUT…d’yer like your badger stout?

Comment from harbqll
Time: March 26, 2009, 12:55 am

Do you get good head with badger beer? I guess it depends how you pour it.

Comment from dfbaskwill
Time: March 26, 2009, 6:58 am

I would love a bottle of Tangle Foot right about now! Heading into the office to treat more feet!

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: March 26, 2009, 7:48 am

Badger Ales are generally good. I don’t like Blandford Fly too much – it tastes of ginger. I think I can see Fursty Ferret peeking through at the back there. It and Tangle Foot are very good beers. Both pale ales.

Good luck dealing with HMG. What a bummer.

Comment from Jill
Time: March 26, 2009, 12:27 pm

I bet your Badger has a big, foamy head.

And let us know about the beer.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 26, 2009, 12:28 pm

Yes, I deliberately picked up a Blandford Fly for the ginger. And yes, that’s a Fursty Ferret in the back. I like it, too. But it always makes me feel like a marketing droid is humping my leg. A little too cute for its own good.

And it’s often pretty skunky.

Comment from Nicholas the Slide
Time: March 26, 2009, 2:04 pm

Just don’t get me started on the best way to equip machine gun towers, OK?

You have NO IDEA how many times my former roommates and I had discussions along these lines. However, since we were all mythology/fantasy buffs, they ranged anywhere from machine gun turrets to ballistae and catapults.

Occasionally the discussions merged. The Night of the Napalmapult is nigh-legendary.

Comment from porknbean
Time: March 26, 2009, 2:57 pm

just so that some functionary (who probably has a pension twenty times my income) can consider himself satisfied.

You mean functionaries like these?


A LEAKED internal report has revealed systematic abuses by Euro MPs of parliamentary allowances that enable them to pocket more than £1m in profits from a single five-year term, writes Jonathan Oliver.

The auditor’s confidential report, suppressed by the Brussels parliament, discloses the extraordinary frauds used by MEPs to siphon off staff allowances funded by taxpayers.

It shows that some claimed for paying assistants of whom no record exists, awarded them bonuses of up to 1½ times annual salary and diverted public money into front companies.

Comment from Nicholas the Slide
Time: March 26, 2009, 3:12 pm

Mmmmmm… the plot thickens.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: March 26, 2009, 3:20 pm

Well, thank you, O ye English, for blessing the Gem of the English Imperial Crown (to wit, India (and therefrom, Pakistan and Bangladesh)) with your beyond-compare love and system for bureaucracy.

I highly recommend buying, watching, and memorizing Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, if you haven’t. You must laugh if you are to survive. (And it is a favorite of The Right Honourable The Baroness Thatcher, to boot.)

Comment from scubafreak
Time: March 26, 2009, 8:02 pm

UB, if it isn’t Dillon Miniguns on every axis, then you just aren’t serious……..

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: March 28, 2009, 12:48 am

Well, the front four are all marked “Badger”.

Of the back three: the left one is Golden Champion. One can see a bit of the left end of the “Badger” ribbon at the top, then part of a G and a large A in the same orientation as on the label on the Web page.

The one on the right shows the E in the “Badger” ribbon, but does not match any of the sample labels.

The one in the middle: Badger doesn’t offer a banana bread beer, or anything like it. Also it gives the alcohol content, where none of the others do; likewise the name of the beer.

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