Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday Quick Hits–Aug 20 2012

We have a couple of stories this week – starting off with the President of the United States.  A you might recall, last week – President Obama stopped off at the Iowa State Fare and bought a round of beer for some potential votes (except the Romney Supporter).  Well, it turns out, it might have cost the owner of the Beer Tent some serious cash -

Obama's Beer Tent Stop May Have Cost Owner $25,000

President Barack Obama’s impact on what is arguably the Iowa State Fair’s most storied watering hole has become a morning-after mini-debate over the breakfast bacon ­ thanks to a tweet from Sen. Chuck Grassley, as well as fairgrounds chatter.


Obama’s fair stop Monday evening required shutdown of the popular Bud Tent, the heart of fairgrounds nightlife at the intersection of E. 33rd Street and Grand Avenue. Fairgoers eager to greet the president were ushered inside, screened and scanned by the Secret Service and penned in by yellow caution tape.

There are “two sides to this story,” said Mike Cunningham II, the third generation owner of the 65-year-old Bud Tent.

On one hand, Cunningham, 39, appreciated the historical significance of Obama’s visit: His great-grandfather, Lloyd Cunningham, was secretary of the fair board from 1942 to 1962 and was on hand to greet then-President Dwight Eisenhower when Ike visited the centennial fair in 1954 with Iowa’s own President Herbert Hoover in tow. (That was the first of four visits by sitting presidents, followed by Gerald Ford in 1975, George W. Bush in 2002 and Obama on Monday.)

On the other hand, the small business owner side of Cunningham fumes that the president “put a damper on what I’m trying to do here.” His Bud Tent was shut down at the most lucrative time of day, with a popular rock cover band, Hairball, about to perform at the Susan B. Knapp Amphitheater next door ­ with legions of thirsty fans.

Hey – we all love Twilight, right?  Yeah, me neither….hell, I honestly didnt know who Kristen Stewart was until a few months ago…..and considering I could care less about Hollywood romances, this would normally not be on my radar.  That is until you get headlines like this (although I dont get what the big deal is…..I could live on this diet) - kristen-stewart-australia

Kristen Stewart 'living on Red Bull and cigarettes'

Sources said to be close to the actress, who is currently staying with a friend after moving out of her and Pattinson's Los Angeles home, told Showbiz Spy that she is living on a diet of Red Bull and cigarettes and refuses to eat.

Read more (if you care) Here -

Next up – we have a study from the Mr Obvious Department.  All I want to know, is how can I get a grant to study crap like this?  I would never work again…..geez.

Binge-drinking students happier than others, study findsT_bingeDrinking1

Over at Gizmodo – they have a nice quick article about

How To Keep Beer from Going Bad

Here is the secret – its LIGHT.

Finally, I know its not St Patrick’s Day – but this video is to good to pass up.

Cheers -

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