Ever wonder what the various colors of wine mean? After checking out this handy/dandy chart – head over to Wine Folly to learn even more.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Its when I see videos like this, that I know the human race has evolved to its highest point.
Alexey Ponamarev, 28, is suing a bartender after a bar party trick gone wrong resulted in his face being set on fire. The bartender, Alex Bykov, 34, was apparently trying to impress his guests with a flaming shot trick, which he says he’s done dozens of times before without injuries, the Sun reports.
The dangerous stunt failure was captured on video and is now spreading across the Internet. In it, the bartender can be seen tilting the flaming shot into Ponamarev’s mouth and flames quickly streak across his face, sending the bar into a panic. The accident reportedly happened Sunday at Harat bar in Novosibirsk, Russia.
The woman heard screaming in the video is reportedly Anfisa Kirillova, Ponamarev’s girlfriend.
Ponamarev was rushed to the hospital and treated for severe burns.
He is now demanding thousands of pounds in compensation and has turned the video over to police as evidence, according to the Sun.
But the bartender is claiming that it was the victim’s fault because he asked for a different liquor that he usually uses.
“It was also his fault because he put his hand over his mouth and that splashed the liquid everywhere,” he said.
Watch the video below:
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Lets go ahead and kick off the Star Wars Pics of May the 4th 2013 with a selection of Beer related items
First, we have two new fictitious Beer Labels, three bottles and a T-Shirt
Of Course, if Storm troopers have beer…..it would be brewed from the 501st
How about a cameo?
Finally – Words of Wisdom
I could go on for days as to why the Original Star Wars movies are better than the Prequels. Better Acting, wittier dialog, Sir Alec Guinness (love the last name), less Blue Screen work, ect…. But what it all boils down to one thing…..Smoking.
You see, smoking is a bad habit. We all know it, and we all relate to it (in one way or another). Its ingrained in our world. And it is that connection that makes the Universe of the Originals believable. People smoked!
In Star Wars- A New Hope, we go into a BAR. Not a Night Club (more on that in a minute), but a BAR. Nasty, Seedy and No Droids Allowed. It is here in Mos Eisley that we get our first glimpse of the Bounty Hunter Dannik Jerriko (bet you didnt know he had a name or back story) – and he’s smoking a pipe/hookah. That fleeting moment adds more realism than anything in TPM, AotC or RotS.
Although there is no smoking in The Empire Strikes Back, they did put out two funny Smoking PSAs (I blogged about them HERE) between it and A New Hope. You see, the at least acknowledge it. In particular, I find it hypocritical that C3PO should put out that message, when he himself was a smoker.
Finally, while RotJ is the lesser of the Originals – it still has TWO instances of smoking – one in Jabba’s Palace and a second with a blink and miss it Ewok scene.
Jabba’s Palace has a hookah prominently displayed throughout, AND we get to see Jabba puffing on it. AWSOME! In fact, from all the smoke in that place – everyone there was firing up…not just or favorite Hutt.
What makes this even funnier – is that when they made the toys for the movies….they included the hookah not once, but TWICE (for the Re-release).
And before we discount that only the “Bad Guys” smoke – what about race specifically targeting children….the Ewoks? While C3PO is regaling the Ewoks with stories of the rebellion, we get a quick pan that shows “Smokey” and his pipe. Again, it adds a bit of realism to the whole thing.
What is the best we can get in Prequels? A Nightclub Scene in Attack of the Clones. In this scene we have Obi-Wan and Anakin chasing an assassin into the club on Coruscant (starting at 7:33 in the clip below). The club is clean, almost pristine. The clientele are all “Pretty People” who are friendly to each other and seem to be enjoying this Galactic Buffalo Wild Wings. We even have big screen TVs! Not a hint of smoke in the air, but at lease they appear to have booze. At the 8:85 mark is where we get our “Death Stick” remark (very clever George) – and, although we get to see a Jedi Mind Trick….its hardly a substitute.