Ahh, it is finally Friday. Forget about school, work, or whatever you do and go out and party. Now I don’t drink because I’m not of age, but I’ve heard that if I did, my preference would probably be Texas brewed beers. Why? I’m a Texan and think my state is better than any other region on earth. Why taint my liver with stuff I can’t get from Texan brethren?
For cheap beer I would go Lone Star. It’s the hip thing now if you haven’t heard. Classier than Keystone and Natty, and it’s a lighter beer that isn’t labeled ‘Light’ so I’d feel cooler when I drank it. Yeah, they have Lone Star Light, but that’s for frat boys and soccer moms.
Shiner Bock is also a Texas brew. Shiner has tons of varieties, and they make a new one every year. This year was their 101st year and they concocted a crisp, Czech style pilsner with only four ingredients. During their 96th year they made up a beautiful amber ale called Oktoberfest, it’s toasted.
A mistake that I think some German folks in Texas make, including Wurstfest, is that they celebrate Oktoberfest in October. According to a German exchange student in my business-law class I discovered that Germany has Oktoberfest in September, to celebrate the coming of October.
I, for one, never thought of October as being a good enough month worthy of a nation-wide, two week festival. But, because I have a majority of German blood, I must abide. [Via]
Recently 33 people have been trapped in a Chilean mine because of a collapse. Officials are saying it will take three to four months to reach those trapped. Hopefully everything else goes as planned and they can all get out safely.
Also, another oil platform exploded either today or yesterday in the Gulf of Mexico. The platform was much smaller than BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig, and all 13 employees got off safely. Because this new oil rig isn’t drilled nearly as deep as BP’s, stopping any leaks will be much easier. We’ve informed you about the Mariana Trench before, and the Deepwater Horizon almost drilled as deep. Ridiculous. [Via]Share This Infographic
We’ve talked to y’all before about Craigslist, we just focused more on the company than the users. Now we get to see some of the craziest things people have posted over the years.
If you have never seen the ‘Best of Craigslist‘ page you need to go over there now. This is a constantly updated database of some of the funniest, and weirdest Craigslist ads ever.
For example, here’s a “Best of” that is titled I stomped on your fire, you choked on a biscuit, in the “missed connections” category.
You: passed out on the grass after choking on a biscuit and slamming your car into a guardrail at Franklin and Harding.
Me: driver of silver bug with 2 women in the car who stopped and put your car fire out.It’s been a bad month, so if you would get me a new fire extinguisher, I would appreciate it. Also don’t eat while driving in the future, it’s dangerous, as you discovered.
They also list the city that these are posted in. I’d love to see what crazy things other Austinites have been doing. [Via]Share This Infographic
I read a lot of books. How much I read slowed down in my later high school years and freshman year of college, but I’m ready to get back to it. I’m taking a World Literature class which is forcing me to get back to textual understanding.
Almost all of my classes are big on reading this semester. I’m pretty excited — even my Business Law book is quite interesting. I don’t think I could be a lawyer, too much stress and too many lies. I would, just once, like to represent someone and prove their innocence – if they were innocent of course. I’d feel like I had contributed to society by not making a mistake. Also, just wearing a suit to work everyday would make me fell classy. I bet I’d get tired of the uptight-businessy atmosphere at a law firm though. That, and dealing with criminals and corruption all day long. How depressing, but not as depressed as I would be studying for the Bar exam for a few years.
Now that I think being an attorney is out of my future I better start thinking about other things to do. My B-Law professor isn’t only a lawyer. Besides also being a pilot, speaking Italian and a few other things such as playing the accordion, and jumping horses, she also likes to hop on the trapeze. My resume will never be that bad-ass. If it ever is, one of y’all need to give me a reality check and tell me to slow down. She’s quite the over-achiever. [Via]Share This Infographic
I remember waking up to a bowl of Fruity Pebbles and Tom & Jerry every Saturday in my youth. Reading this graphic just brings back all of the memories of television back in the day.
I used to watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when most kids my age were watching Barney. I didn’t have much choice with a brother five years older. It is okay though, I absolutely loved that show. I also remember watching Where in the World is Carmen San Diego a lot more than my friends. I got a free Carmen San Diego computer game in my box of Corn Pop’s. Good times, good times. [Via]Share This Infographic