Posts Tagged ‘awesome’

BEST Wedding DJ Ever

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Thanks to Mary for sharing this one with me today:

I already addressed these items on my facebook wall in response to the post, but for people who aren’t stalking me and/or hate facebook, here is what I said about the video.

So many things.. okay:

1) I CAN feel it in the air tonight
2) are you hiring him? big mistake if you don’t.
3) worst wedding DJ? how about worst wedding period? look at that place.
4) after he bangs around that girls boobs he just shrugs it off like its no big deal, in fact she seems to not think much of it either. just slappin’ boobies, whatever, totally normal.
5) epic transition from the conga song to phil collins.

On a somewhat related note, in the posting on facebook vs here vein, I am gradually trying to move away from using facebook.  I’ll likely provide more information on why later on, but basically it comes down to their egregious violation of privacy which I’m sure you’ve heard in the news.  Anyway, more on this later.

Just the Facts: Beer Storage.

Friday, May 7th, 2010

I was organizing some of the beers in my house today and found myself wondering if, in fact, storing beer at room temperature after being cold, vice versa, or even outdoors would ruin the beer.  In short, the answer is ‘maybe.’

I’ll go into detail a bit further down but the basics are as follows:

  • Beer can’t make you sick if it is ‘bad’
  • Light ruins the taste of beer
  • Temperature shift doesn’t harm the flavor

The details:

I’m stealing most of my information from realbeer.com and this article.

“If you want to know about beer science and chemistry in America, you go to the Siebel Institute, in Chicago. The Siebel family has been educating brewers and chemically analyzing beer for generations. The Vice-President of Educational Services is Dave Radzanowski.”

Temperature Alternations

“Allowing beer to warm to room temperature after it has been chilled does not harm its flavor. This is an old wive’s tale that has some consumers treating beer as if it were some form of milk. In February, most beer is delivered colder off the trucks than it is kept in the store. It is then added to a room temperate display.”

Bacteria / Will Bad Beer Make Me Sick?

“Let’s start with Bacteria. It is everywhere. You can’t get rid of it. There are good bacteria, ones that won’t make you sick, and there are bad bacteria, the kind that will make you sick. Beer does not support bad bacteria. It does support good bacteria. Over time, these bacteria will grow and impart a flavor in the beer. For the most part, these flavors are undesirable. The unique aspect of beer is that it has a natural bacteria inhibitor – Alcohol.”

Light = Bad for Beer and Vampires

“Certain wavelengths of light (those around 5,000 angstroms) can turn a wonderfully aromatic beer into a skunkfest. “Hop oils have a sulf-hydryl grouping in their molecular structure,” Radzanowski explained. “When these wavelengths of light hit that, there’s a photosynthetic reaction which changes that grouping to that of the common ’skunk’ aroma. Those wavelengths are abundantly present in sunlight and fluorescent light; incandescent light is not so bad.”Certain wavelengths of light (those around 5,000 angstroms) can turn a wonderfully aromatic beer into a skunkfest. “Hop oils have a sulf-hydryl grouping in their molecular structure,” Radzanowski explained. “When these wavelengths of light hit that, there’s a photosynthetic reaction which changes that grouping to that of the common ’skunk’ aroma. Those wavelengths are abundantly present in sunlight and fluorescent light; incandescent light is not so bad.”

Is there any way to protect bottled beer from this photonic invasion? “Clear glass is the worst, green offers only marginally better protection,” Radzanowski ticked them off, “and brown gives partial protection. Ruby-red glass would protect the beer completely, only it’s a lot more expensive than brown glass. But fluorescent lights in a cooler could be covered with ruby-red cellophane filters quite cheaply. Most retail displays are disaster areas for beer.”"

Love & Hate

Monday, April 5th, 2010

This picture displays one of the reasons why I both love and hate this city.

Captain Kirk Has Better Plans Than You Do This Weekend

Friday, February 5th, 2010

SO EXTREME!

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Likely equally delicious:

And Now, A Mustache Related Comic

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Shout out to Cantu for brazenly rocking the mustache all week long, and my obvious lack of manliness by not following through with the mustache during our championship kickball game (which we won, obviously). I know, I pussied out, sorry. Totally ruined our BSSC champs photo by not having it. Anyways, on to the comic:

Are you man enough?



Have a manly, mustache filled weekend my friends.

p.s. it’s much funnier / ridiculous the second or third time reading it, check the little things (smaller text bits next to illustration)

Best Cooler Ever

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

I need to get myself one of these motorized cooler trains, though I doubt the girls are included I can only imagine they will flock when they see this thing rolling down the street on 22′s (inches, that is).

Seriously though, this thing is awesome, and I can’t imagine I go through all next summer without at least some sort of major upgrade to my current cooler. (Larger wheels or something like that least)


Coolest Wall Ever

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Been using being away most of this week as an excuse not to have found anything interesting to post, but this was too cool not to put up.  Not sure how much foot traffic this adds to whatever is inside the building, but I definitely wish more places would do cool things like this.  Maybe in NYC.. Boston would never have anything with this many lights, Menino would probably have a heart attack if he saw this video.

Literal Music Video

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Head Over Heels, the very literal version of the music video. Awesome way to kick start your weekend, enjoy it courtesy of Andy and his disappointment.

“That I didn’t think of this five years ago is my greatest failure of the last decade.”

Conan’s Sweet New Backdrop

Thursday, June 4th, 2009