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Note to Mel Gibson: One day facial hair like this may come back to haunt you

By Michael Fumento

"Come on! Is this the face of a woman beater?
July 13, 2010 12:40 PM  ·  Permalink

Washington Post begins its "Beer Madness" tournament

By Michael Fumento

The Washington Post has kicked off its annual "Beer Madness" tournament. Be sure to view all the sections. It starts with 64 beers in four categories and then they're played off of each other like it's NCAA basketball. This year for the first time they've opened it to foreign suds.

"Sudden death was never so sweet!

My comments:

I've had most of the lagers and Tsing Tao is definitely my favorite of them. Curiously I haven't had the Black Raven one, though Baltimore being just up the road you'd think it would be readily found around here.

I had no idea there was such a variety of pale ales. I normally associate pale malt with bitterness and am adverse to bitter. (I'm told I have "chick taste buds.") I actually like Kolsch, but that may reflect the fact that I first had it in its home city of Cologne (Koln) and it just brings back good memories. That's one nice thing about beer and wine as opposed to soft drinks. They can acquire special meaning to you.

Under freestyle, I had no idea the Japanese made a white beer! I've only had Schneider in Germany but it's excellent. I think it's the most popular WeiƟbier in that country. And I adore lambics, including Framboise. It is very much like dessert but it's not like a desert wine where you can only have a little bit. One time in Belgian I lined up I believe five lambics made by Mort Subite (I've never seen it in this country, and the name, incidentally means "Sudden Death!"). Four fruits and one straight lambic. Drank them all; loved them all. "Lambic" refers to a type of yeast that so far as I know is only grown in one part of Belgium. It imparts something of a pleasant sour taste.

Can't weigh in on the dark beers. Not my style.

I feel like pouring one back now, but insofar as its about 10:30 in the morning . . .

March 17, 2010 10:12 AM  ·  Permalink

Why some say ebooks will never replace the traditional variety

By Michael Fumento

Copyright 2010 Mike Peters
February 26, 2010 07:52 AM  ·  Permalink

Constructive criticism on my wind farm blog

By Michael Fumento

Regarding yesterday's blog post, "Indians objecting to paleface wind farms," I received constructive criticism contained wholly in the subject line, which I repeat verbatim:

"The Objections to Wind Farms - you -- a--r-e an idot."

I stand duly chastened.

February 9, 2010 10:42 AM  ·  Permalink

Darn! No more "Blessed be the snipers . . ."

By Michael Fumento

A gunsight maker that imprinted Bible verse numbers on its scopes has announced that it will no longer do so, and will also provide clients with the kits to remove the Bible verse numbers from existing scopes.

The Michigan-based company, which has a contract to provide up to 800,000 scopes to the U.S. military and provides them to the militaries of other nations as well, prints references to New Testament chapters and verses in code next to the model numbers of its scopes. But it's caused an uproar among Muslim organizations and advocacy groups for the separation of church and state. Said the leader of one of the latter, "It allows the Mujahedeen, the Taliban, al Qaeda and the insurrectionists and jihadists to claim they're being shot by Jesus rifles."

Well, okay. But where were all these people when in both world wars German soldiers wore belt buckles imprinted with "Gott mit uns" (God is with us)?

January 22, 2010 10:45 AM  ·  Permalink

Enviros trying to wipe out soft toilet paper!

By Michael Fumento

Okay, this time they've gone too far!

Now, says the Washington Post, environmentalists are trying to wipe out plush toilet paper!

They say that's because plush U.S. toilet paper is usually made from older trees - though not what's defined as "old growth" by any means. And older trees, they say, are better for absorbing carbon dioxide and thereby slowing global warming.

(Have you noticed that there's nothing that can't be tied into global warming?)

They want us Americans to wipe with the same stuff Europeans use, made from recycled paper goods.

Well, I've been to Europe a lot and while I'm no xenophobe I must say their toilet paper is just one grade above sandpaper. No, ifs, ands, or butts about it.

They'll get my soft toilet paper when they pry it from my cold dead hands!

(Though I really don't want to be found dead sitting on "the throne" . . . )

September 24, 2009 10:40 AM  ·  Permalink

Why you should always keep the toilet cover down

By Michael Fumento

From the Washington Post:

Animal Watch
Boa Finds New Home Is Quite Commodious

Sunday, August 30, 2009

SILVER SPRING, Delancy Dr., 400 block, Aug. 13. A homeowner called Animal Services to report a snake in a toilet. An investigator confirmed that a small boa constrictor had made itself at home in the toilet bowl. The reptile was taken to the shelter for care. Investigators learned that the homeowner was renting a room to a tenant who kept a snake without the owner's knowledge. The snake apparently escaped from its cage and set up residence in the toilet. The homeowner banned the snake, and it was made available for adoption.

August 30, 2009 11:48 AM  ·  Permalink

Strange but true!

By Michael Fumento

The flight path of doomed Air France flight 447 took it within just 3,000 miles of the Bermuda Triangle! Now, why aren't the media all over this story?

June 5, 2009 05:10 PM  ·  Permalink