16 October 2008

Some interesting quotes:

"I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." -Barack Obama

"Communism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things. The conditions of this movement result from the premises now in existence." -Karl Marx

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." -Barack Obama

"Democracy is the road to socialism." -Karl Marx

18 comments:

The Angry Coder said...

Obama is a dreamer who has the audacity of hope. Patrick Henry was a dreamer, too. Here's what he said about hope:

"Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts."

Matt said...

So, if I were to ask you your views on Obama, would you finally be honest and open and give a real stance?

Also, I have questions about beer re: my allergic reaction to it.

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

Yes, Matt, I might be slowly persuaded to edge away from my tight-lipped stance, wherein I keep my opinions within a veil of discretion and silence.

Although no opinions have been expressed in this post, only quotes rendered up from which the reader may draw their own conclusions and parallels.

Allergic to beer eh? Seen a doctor? You might have a sort of gluten sensitivity, in which case there are gluten free beers. Although going to the trouble to brew that sort of beer, I think I'd start to lean more to things like mead and cider meself. But I rather like mead and cider.

Google "gluten sensitivity", it may have some info. If it doesn't sound like what you have, what exactly are your symptoms? Bearing in mind I am no more qualified to render a medical opinion than Karl Marx or Groucho Marx.

Matt said...

I think you're ready to start your political career...

Well, here's the thing. I will vomit halfway through most beers (I've tried...beer-drinking is a terrible thing to lose). Most beers, I say, until I tried a Samuel Smith with your brother. It is as though a curse has been lifted - I can drink any Sammy Smith they make and be fine. But anything else? Razorblades in the stomach followed by retching.

I've been told that Samuel Smith is organic, but I don't have a clue what that means with regards to beer. I thought also you might know something about how they brew that's different than other beers, and maybe I can identify other beers I can handle.

matt said...

"Identify"? I chose to say "identify"? Man, engineer-speak has saturated my vocabulary. Here's some other words to balance things out a bit:

poop
duh
fart

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

Sam Smith has an organic beer or two, but there are specialties and not their main line, which is conventional stuff. Remember which Sam Smith it was?

matt said...

Interesting. I've been fine with three of their beers: the Oatmeal Stout, the Toddy Porter, and the Lager.

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

I can only assume by "Toddy Porter" you meant their "Taddy Porter", and that that was a very revealing Freudian slip from a former employee...

None of those are organic. I guess a better question is, what are some beers that have provoked a strong reaction?

matt said...

Really, anything else...Boulevard, Newcastle, Fat Tire...

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

Well there's not much of a common thread there. Sam Smith uses the same barley and hops as everyone else in Britain, so unless it is some extremely obscure freak-llergy I would almost guess coincidence, unless this has been tested again and again, and other beers ALWAYS produce the allergy, and Samuel Smith never does.

Also, go to Gomers South (just north of 435 on Holmes) and look at their section of British ales. I know you said Newcastle does it to you, which is English, but buy a handful of their other British ales and test them.

Other than that, it beats me.

matt said...

Thanks, Nic. I'll give that a try. It helps that it's down the street from work...nothing like a long day to tempt me to cut over to Holmes on my way to 435.

Lisa said...

I don't care who you vote for...


Just as long as Palin doesn't have a chance of being President.

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

Hehehe, and I don't care who Mickey Mouse votes for as long as he doesn't vote for Obama! :D

cw said...

As well, Matt has had the nut brown sammy smith. And I think a salvatore( or something?) last night? Not to mention, an entire warsteiner mini keg. Okay Beggs had a little bit, too.

By the way, the kansas city chapter for ACORN used to be housed out of our building, on the floor where we now have our gatherings... maybe I can find some... evidence...

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

I assume you mean Paulaner Salvator. Das ist gut Bier! Nice doppelbock, that along with Spaten Optimator are great examples of the style.

So...Boulevard, Newcastle, Fat Tire = razorblades, Samuel Smith, Warsteiner, and doppelbock not so much. The first three are ales, and Samuel Smith is generally ale as well, but most German beer is lager (bottom fermented). That would be another thing to test.

Obiden/McPalin 2008! Wooooo!

matt said...

Yeah, apparently I'm cured.

Weird stuff.

derek van neufeld said...

matt, tonight you should drink a case of fat tire to see if you're really cured. in fact, they just started sellin it in cans(only one reason for that. you know it. i know it) at gomer's on broadway. i dont know why im talking to matt on nic's blog. apologies!

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

Canned Fat Tire??? Cool. If I actually much liked Fat Tire I would be enthused. Cans make a much better container than bottles (light-proof, non-breakable, smashable against one's forehead without a trip to the emergency room), but realistically speaking Fat Tire tastes like the sort of beer you might get if you walked across a wide and varied row of taps and blended every available beer into one...a non-descript, boring brew without much (any?) Belgian character. Also some of the New Belgium beers have a strange plastic/playdough ester I find off putting.

Cans rule. Only reason they aren't more prominent is that people have snobbery perceptions against them, and because canning lines are so much more expensive than bottling lines.