Archive for June, 2006

At Least They’re Not Annexing Anybody

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

I seem to have Germans on the brain — blame the World Cup. Not sure exactly what they’re up to here, but they seem to be enjoying themselves. And at least they’re not annexing anybody.

Pay this site a visit posthaste–the project is nearly complete.

The Germans Thank You

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

I’ve noticed, while watching the group round of the World Cup on television (I don’t own one of those infernal machines, of course, but my nephew has considerately invited me ’round), that one of the tournament sponsors, Budweiser, has adopted the following advertising slogan:

This Is Beer

I’m sure the Germans appreciate the explanation. In fact, in the land of the Reinheitsgebot, it’s probably necessary.

(For a particularly egregious exploration of this catchphrase, which refashions it into not a jingle but an “anthem,” click here.)

The Drinking Lifestyle

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Drinking is now, apparently, a lifestyle: