Friday, February 29, 2008

St. Pat's Season Post #1: Widgets and Nazis

Last night while watching Lost, I attempted to enjoy a bottle of Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Boy was I disappointed. I found the bottle @ Hiller's yesterday & having never had it out of a bottle, decided to go for it. It'd even been a while since I last had it out of a can, but I used to love it. Out of a bottle, the experience was completely different though: all because of the floating widget. I paid tribute to the floating widget a few years ago, but maybe it's time to do so again. What a great invention. Those folks @ Guinness should be commended for their little innovation. W/ the St. Patrick's Day Season coming up quickly, I need to say that Guinness isn't my favorite Irish Stout, in fact I would always rather a Beamish or a Murphy's (& I know I said this last year too), but when it comes to the canning process, they can't be beat. Young's uses the widget in their cans, & Guinness have come up w/ a bottle widget, but for some reason, Young's hasn't incorporated it into their pint bottles. The head is so much creamier & the finish is much smoother. (I know a beer post after all the Beerfest posts from everyone last week is pushing it, but just bear w/ me here.) In the bottle, it is too sweet & fizzy. The carbonation makes the bubbles bigger like Vernor's. I ended up pouring it out and having a Coke which was fine & went nicely w/ last night's episode.Before Lost was on, we watched Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom. Aiden decided a few days ago that Indiana Jones is now really cool. He went from hating Indy to loving him in a day. Aiden was a little grossed out by the monkey brains & snakes dinner & the pulling of the dude's heart out, but all in all, I am now the proud parent of a kid who is loving Indy as much as me. Of course, this now means that he's going around talking about Nazis & as it turns out, that's a tough issue to broach w/ a 6 year old. Lucky for him, those of us in my household don't believe in the Holocaust so we won't have to deal w/ it.

What we do have to deal w/, however, is the fact that Hogan was also fighting Nazis. Aiden didn't buy it when I told him that Indy and Colonel Hogan were friends so he should watch the show w/ me. I've only got 5 episodes to go, by the way. I've been watching them in order & I'm almost done w/ the 6th & final season. My parents were over the other day & wanted to watch a couple episodes, but my dad wanted to choose which ones to watch. Imagine, watching almost 6 seasons and then suddenly viewing a couple out of order. Believe me, that didn't happen. We stuck to my system & had a great time. Maybe I'll be able to remind Aiden that Pele & Stallone are fighting Nazis in Victory & he'll watch that w/ me again too. I'll keep you posted on how that one goes.

10 comments:

jason said...

I don't get the not believing in the Holocaust thing. You don't believe it happened?

Stephanie said...

I think Aiden was just telling you he didn't like Indy to drive you nuts, he's been loving the lego commertials and the poster of the new movie. That boy has a real sense of humor. :)

Andre said...

I don't believe in the Holocaust, the moon landing, global warming, the history of lynching, or people who enjoy bananas w/ peanut butter sandwitches

peltierinator said...

I'm very proud of the knowledge your sharing with my nephew. Home schooling is really paying off. Is he excited about the new movie?

jason said...

I saw a clip of Harrison Ford at the Oscars. Homeboy is looking old! I think it's time for him to permanently retire the hat and whip.

Andre said...

I'm excited for the new movie, but I'm also a bit skeptical. I'm also skeptical because it came down to George Lucas approving the script. It is my contention that he should never be allowed anywhere near a script.

peltierinator said...

agree

Elizabeth said...

So- we've been rewatching the indy trilogy here and are psyched(we'll at least I am)for the new one.

Daye said...

hey that beer??/ ya they don't brew the choc. in--it is ADDED!!

Andre said...

Obviously. They use chocolate hops too, but that's why it's called "Double."

You say that like it's a bad thing. It's a pretty common practice for those types of beers. Bells does that w/ the Cherrry stout with lesser success. A lot of the Michigan wineries do that too, particularily Good Harbor. Their Cherry wine is good, but a little too weet for me which is one of the probs I had w/ the Double Chocolate Stout from a bottle. It's not like that out of a can though.