September 18, 2012

At the Vitamin D Café...

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... retain the peak of sunny summer health!


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84 comments:

Bob Ellison said...

I'm a Pabst man.

Tim said...
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Tim said...

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Anchor Steam, and Racer 5 IPA are the ways to go.

Schlitz?

Rhymes with...spits.

john said...

Reminds me of my Milt Famey joke. Always gets a good laugh.

Tim said...

And Guinness.

Oh, how I love the Guinness.

Patrick said...

Years ago, I was chasing a baseball under that went under our cabin (hand built by my grandfather in 1957). Found an empty cone top - Gettelman Beer. This was back when beer can collecting was popular. We then went on to find lots of other cans - mostly Gettelman's $1000.00 Beer. Never had the chance to try that stuff.

Schlitz recently re-issued its old formula. Surprisingly, I liked it - for a mass produced beer anyway. haven't seen it lately, maybe it was a limited time thing. It's not that crap they sell in the cans, it was bottle only.

Patrick said...

Just checked on e-bay, the cans really aren't worth much on the open market. They're worth something to me though - I never met my grandfather. I think I'd like to have a beer with him.

Patrick said...

Tim, I certainly hope your Niners don't choose to falter this weekend. Things are always better here when the Vikings lose. Shouldn't be much of a game, though.

I sure would like to see a rematch with the Niners and GB in January. Different results, of course. Should be an interesting season.

john said...
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Ann Althouse said...

I remember cans with those bottle-style tops. Later there were flat-topped cans and it was odd to think of drinking right out of them. To tell you the truth, I won't drink straight out of a can. Maybe in some kind of thirst emergency, but I don't remember ever doing it.

john said...

Grain Belt, considered wretched even by 17 year olds drinking illegally in Wisconsin county bars, has issued a quite delicious "Nordeast" brew. AllenS could attest to this if he hadn't quit drinking beer

Synova said...

I need to make up a new word. Well, okay, I don't NEED to make it up, but I'd like to make it up. It's a science fiction word.

What would you call someone with an ethical aversion to eating vat grown meat?

The ethical philosophy is this: Eating vat grown meat denies the experience of life, the "spark", to all of the animals that would have had the chance to live. Vat grown meat makes them even more dead, preemptively dead. So the choice of vat grown meat is to choose death. Vat meat eaters are seen by some as belonging to a death cult.

So... I can think of names for the vat meat eaters... though "vivatitarian" is silly, necrovore would be the derrogatory name. I suppose both sides could call each other necrovores. (I know you are, but what am I?) But I can not think of what the vat-meat-is-bad people would call themselves. Maybe vivovore would work?



Emil Blatz said...

I'm a Blatz man myself.

chickelit said...

Schlitz is German Urban Dictionary slang for pussy (cf. English "slit" which is cognate).


Mmmm, tasty

traditionalguy said...

OctoberFest this way cometh.





Libertarian Advocate said...

Gee, and I thought this was a Vitamin D related post.

Steve said...

Synovia,

"Sligophobe"

The cone top was the most sought after style of can when beer can collecting was all the rage. The Pabst and Schlitz beers were surprisingly good. I have heard that they slowly decreased the quality of their beer in order to save money and people continued to buy. One day everyone woke up and said, "wait a minute this beer tastes like crap" and their market shares cratered.

Synova said...

Steve... what does fear of a town in Ireland have to do with meat?

(I think you just broke my twisty brain.)

AllieOop said...

Recently had two great gluten free beers, one from Milwaukee's Lakefront Brewery, called New Grist and one from my son in law's friends's newly opened brewery/ tavern in Madison, One Barrel Brewing, called Greens's Amber Ale.

traditionalguy said...

The Homeland Security Agency just purchase another billion rounds of military grade ammo and continues construction of concentration camps reachable only by RR spur tracks.

Cafe thoughts: Chosing Obama will be the choosing of America's undertaker for our pre-paid funeral arrangements as a free society.

Who wants a Mormon funeral director like Romney?

What will it take break Obama's death spell over our media?

KJE said...

I really like the current incarnation of Schlitz.

Titus said...

I could never drink a full can of beer.

It made me feel bloated and not hot.

tits.

The Crack Emcee said...

Tim,

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Anchor Steam, and Racer 5 IPA are the ways to go.

And Guinness.

Oh, how I love the Guinness.


You and I could share a beer anytime - those are all my personal favorites.

chickelit said...

Synova asked: Maybe vivovore would work?

How about inorganic carnivore? or inorganic meat eater?

I like it because organic vs. inorganic connotes the old vitalism dualism which you alluded to (though I don't understand why cultured meat isn't "living"--the cells certainly are). The term "organic" has a riff on the fact that the cultured meat isn't an organism's organ.

The Crack Emcee said...

If I'm slumming it alone, I'll have a Jamaican Red Stripe, but I'm not above PBRs with the guys.

It's just not generally how I roll,...

Steve said...

Slig is a cross between a large slug and a pig. It is a source of meat in the Dune series by Frank Herbert.

And yes, I am a nerd.

Synova said...

(though I don't understand why cultured meat isn't "living"--the cells certainly are).

The cells are living but without supporting the existence of a mind. What is better? To be kept from existence because you're going to die? Or to live?

I'm not trying to make an argument for the notion, I just had a brain-train run off a tangent this morning about different ways science fiction writers have written about morality and food. :)

Synova said...

Ah! Thanks, Steve. All is explained.

Steve said...

Slig was a delicacy: 'The sweetest meat this side of heaven.'

Simon Kenton said...

Synova:

Cathartidae

AllieOop said...

Dune was a great movie, wish someone would make some good science fiction movies again. Haven't seen Prometheus yet.

The Crack Emcee said...

Synova,

I need to make up a new word,...It's a science fiction word.

Like Phillip K. Dick, Blade Runner, street-level science fiction with slang? Or some heavily-chromed-out, sterile, beeping lights, and we communicate using telepathy and math sci-fi?

If it's the first, I'll suggest Pinks and Pink-Os (for "offended") which everyone tired of their irrational concerns calls them:

"Man, fuck that Pink-O bitch,..."

Believe it or not, people will talk like that in the future,...

AllieOop said...

It would be so cool to be a Bene Gesseret.

chickelit said...

A Schlitz "beer can" AM radio from the '60's: link

Pogo said...

Guinness is proof that God loves us, Crack.

MadisonMan said...

I've seen One Barrel Brewing on -- is it Willy Street? -- but haven't tried its output.

Someone showed me a really good beer, apparently, the other day, from Petaluma. He raved about it. Too bad I don't remember the name, but how many Petalumian beers can there possibly be?

(google)

Lagunitas, apparently.

Ah, there's the label it had -- Little Sumpin'

chickelit said...

The cells are living but without supporting the existence of a mind. What is better? To be kept from existence because you're going to die? Or to live?

Plants don't have minds either (or feelings because they lack a sodium requirement) but the old natural philosophers would have had no problem classing them amongst the living.

So what are Zombies? Are they "fair game" because they lack minds? :)

Synova said...


One of my professors brought a meteorite to class today.  He had a 1/2" maybe 3/4" thick slab, approximately 12" x 14" of a pallasite meteor from Russia that he'd just acquired over the weekend.

Passed it around during class so we all got to hold it and look at it close.


Wow, was that thing heavy.  Almost like a 3/4 inch thick slab of nickle-iron or something. ;-)

Pallasite Meteorites

AllieOop said...

MM, it's on Atwood Ave.

Synova said...

"Believe it or not, people will talk like that in the future,..."

Yeah. I know.

I like Pinks and Pink-O. Works well for that register.

Now I need to try to google word roots again for Cathartidae.

john said...

My first thought on viewing that picture was "I didn't know Schlitz made brake fluid."

Thinking on it a little more, I realized that was exactly what Schlitz made.

Synova said...

"Like Phillip K. Dick, Blade Runner, street-level science fiction with slang?"

Seriously, Crack. Can you imagine me writing Phillip K. Dick, Blade Runner, street-level science fiction with slang?

(Might still use Pink-O, though.)

chickelit said...

I never knew that beer was a source of vitamin D. I knew it was potentially rich in some B vitamins.

Harry Steenbock at the UW-Madison discovered a process for irradiating foods and other organics and increasing their vitamin D content. Steenbock's process was applied to milk and dairy products and virtually eliminated rickets by the 1940's.

Hairy Steinbock or just Steinbock would be an awesome name for a beer.

Sheridan said...

Allie - I'd rather be the kwisatch haderach.

Sheridan said...

Lagunitas Brewing out of Petaluma, CA

IPA and also Maximus. Mmmmm

Phil 3:14 said...

Dogfish read 90 minute IPA

or

Lagunitas IPA

Yeah, I like the hops

Phil 3:14 said...

Growing up it was Genny Cream Ale

Revenant said...

"Hairy Steinbock" sounds like one of those sex fetishes you really don't want to do a Google image search on.

Chip Ahoy said...

Meat like beef is muscle. There is meat that is not muscle, of course, look, don't start arguing with me, I'm talking about meat that substitutes for steak and bacon and chicken thighs and lamb chops, that kind of meat is muscle so the vat it's grown in must be an exercise machine. And the muscle needs to be marbled too, and you don't just go in there and paint on the marbling.

In the future you must take care not to develop an aversion to vat meat, but be wary of poorly exercised vat meat with painted on streaks, the whole substitution industry invites scoundrels.

AllieOop said...

Sheridan, well yes the messiah would be nice :)

Synova said...

Humans got the Kzinti to stop hunting us for food by introducing them to the concept of vat-human.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kzin

"...be wary of poorly exercised vat meat with painted on streaks."

Good advice.

Peter Hoh said...

Synova, you'll have to combine the meteor idea with the vat grown meat. Meat is grown in orbiting space stations. Residents on the planet place their orders. The meat comes in meteor-style, cooking as it passes through the atmosphere.

Meateor. Mmmm mmmm good.

Synova said...

Meateor.

LOL!

It is soooo past my bed time. I appreciate all the suggestions. Thanks. ;)

chickelit said...

Wow, was that thing heavy. Almost like a 3/4 inch thick slab of nickle-iron or something

It's nickel, Synova. Pet peeve of mine. Althouse spells it nickle too.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Hooray Beer!

Chip Ahoy said...

I seem to have lost the first antique bottle. This is so freaking weird. :-(

I think I threw it away!

It was shaped like a barrel with a dinky spout. Looked everywhere. It's only me here so there's nobody else to blame or else I would. Tore the place up looking.

In the process found five wonderful perfectly suitable bottles that I was saving for I don't know what -- they were too good to just toss, I guess. 3 rice vinegar bottles, bulbous with a neck, a similar one heavier and squatter that held olive oil and I've been refilling for 5 years then stopped, and another tall square one that held truffle oil. Truffle oil is a crap product, don't buy it, unless you want a tall square bottle for a possible hummingbird feeder or something.

The bottle shop downstairs has a lot of interesting alcohol bottles that would work but I can not visualize collecting all that alcohol for their bottles. I might go back and reconsider and take up drinking. Or start inviting more people over to use up the bottle contents.

"Chip, why'd you stop calling us over?"

"Because you emptied the bottles and now I can get on with it." Duh.

purplepenquin said...

wish someone would make some good science fiction movies again

I wish someone would finally do a good Heinlein movie. Perhaps "Friday" or "Moon is a Harsh Mistress"

Chip Ahoy said...

Kim asked me why I wasn't coming to bed, what was taking so long, and I answered I picked up a book earlier and cannot put it down.

Craig said...

Boom goes London. Boom Paris.
More room for you and more room for me.

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Chip Ahoy said...

We don't do those cheap ass Louis Vuitton knockoff bags around here.

Do we?

Would you like to hear an brief anecdote in which I emerge the hero? Okay, goes like this.

I'm having a late night conversation with my brother.

I wrote a friend in San Francisco, and my brother who lives there the same email and my brother just now wrote back. The friend has not responded. I asked them if they saw an exhibition and if not then I will be sullen. I added how little interest the same exhibition got here and how nobody I new cared and that made me sad. My brother wrote back and said go ahead and be sullen then because he didn't go to it either, didn't even hear about it, and didn't really care. No sympathy.

But he did wonder how ancient Egyptians cooked fish.

He's joking.

But I shot off a fish exegesis anyway, that answered the question from Stone Age Egypt to Bronze Age Egypt to Iron Age Egypt how a fish would be cooked by what utensils.

But he's still joking, in real time he responds with the single word:

Figs?

So I showed him the word for figs in Egyptian hieroglyphics. I already drew it several times. He knows I hold an interest in Egypt but he doesn't know I can read the shit. He doesn't know I have cards for all that and uploaded them and can access them easily, and in my own handwriting. So I showed him. Gave five examples of the word and instances of the word.

He wrote back.

I've been amazed a few times but never like this.

So I showed him that sentence in hieroglyphics, but then I was just showing off and it ended the fun we were having and the subject changed.

rhhardin said...

When pink ribbons start turning up, it means it's football season.

Palladian said...

I'll happily quaff anything containing a significant amount of ethanol.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Phil 3:14

Can relate to your beer beginnings!

Growing up we made it our business to know where the older teenagers hid their beer in the fields...more ften than not it was (warm) Genny Cream...awful stuff I tell you.

There are still 'old timers' that drink the stuff.

For us, it was the butt of jokes in between quaffing Miller and Old Vienna.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

John

"Reminds me of my Milt Famey joke. Always gets a good laugh."

I heard the joke told using 'Mel Famey'.

edutcher said...

Vitamin D beer makes you think they put carrot juice in it.

Not being a beer drinker, I imagine it would taste lousy.

Rusty said...

chickelit said...
Schlitz is German Urban Dictionary slang for pussy (cf. English "slit" which is cognate).


Mmmm, tasty



And as the old joke goes; "Girls who drink on the beach get sand in their schlitz."

kentuckyliz said...

Re the Romney secret tapes:
Florida is a two-party consent state.
This also took place in a private home, which means there was an expectation of privacy.
So...if this was illegal...will the prosecutor file charges?
http://mrctv.org/blog/videotaping-secret-romney-tapes-may-have-violated-florida-law

Bob Ellison said...

Nancy Pelosi on The Today Show this morning, RE: Romney's 47% comment: "This unfortunately demonstrates the demeaning attitude that Governor Obama has toward a large segment of the American people."

President Romney was unavailable for rebuttal.

NBC spent the first eleven minutes of its show proving that Romney hates half of America and Obama loves all Americans.

Roger J. said...

One of my pleasures when I travel is to order the local microbrew--American craft brewers do awfully good work and the variety is wonderful.

The best commercially made (vs craft brewed) was the Koehler beer made in Erie PA--Alas, it went out of business in the late 70s. Narraganset Lager was also good.

Rusty said...

Chip Ahoy said...
Kim asked me why I wasn't coming to bed, what was taking so long, and I answered I picked up a book earlier and cannot put it down.


Should we be worried for Kim?

Ipso Fatso said...

Grain Belt!!!! $1.69 per six pack back in the 70s. God bless cheap American beer.

Burning River out of Cleveland is good, Lagunitas, Three Floyds, Rogue, and there was a Shandy I had this summer that was great and I can't find it on google. My bad.

Craig said...

It's the beer that made Mel Famous walk me.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Craig

Isn't it 'It's the beer that made Mel Famy walk us'???

Or something like that...

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Ipso Facto typed

"Burning River out of Cleveland is good"

If you liked that, try their 'Commodore Perry' ale as well. One of my favorites, along with Southern Tier's IPA and 2X IPA.

There's a tag line printed on the Commodore Perry label that says 'Don't give up the sip'.

Tank said...

There are still great billboards and signs in Ireland.

Guinness for Health.

Guinness for Strength.

Guinness for Breakfast.

Once you've had a couple there, you don't need an excuse or a reason. Just pull me a pint.

Slainte'

Synova said...

nickle nickel

Bah, no squiggly red lines.

Google at least says, "Hey dufus! Did you mean "nickel?"

Nickle is a numerically oriented programming language and a European woodpecker.



Dante said...

I remember my first beer ever, at twelve, was a small can of Schlitz Malt liquor. I distinctly remember how amazingly good it tasted. It was amazing, from the very first sip.

Now, yes, Anchor Steam, Guiness Stout (be careful!), and Sierra Nevada, though it seems lately it has more of a taste of grapefruit. These are my personal favorites too.

Bob Ellison said...

I third on Sierra Nevada (though one will do for me).

Interesting trivia: what's one of the most low-alcohol, low-carb beers you can drink?

...
...
...

Wait for it...think...

...

Guinness.

Tim said...

Patrick said...

"Tim, I certainly hope your Niners don't choose to falter this weekend. Things are always better here when the Vikings lose. Shouldn't be much of a game, though.

I sure would like to see a rematch with the Niners and GB in January. Different results, of course. Should be an interesting season."


Well, I hope they don't falter too! It's a long season, it's hard to go undefeated, and I think it's actually better not too - but ideally, this team would lose to a weak AFC team rather than a strong NFC team - so I'm (projecting here...lol!) thinking that December 9 at home against the Dolphins would be best.

Actually, I kid. Harbaugh will not let his team go flat, and they should be in good shape before the re-match of last year's NFC Championship Game on October 13 at the 'Stick. After that game (which they could very well lose, of course), who knows what happens? Injuries matter, and are unpredictable.

Tim said...

"You and I could share a beer anytime - those are all my personal favorites."

Excellent.

Common ground.

It's a start!

Calypso Facto said...

Little Sumpin'

A good choice, MM. First had in San Jose, but also picked up a 6 at Jenny St. Market. Not as hoppy as some of the other Lagunitas.

Shawn Levasseur said...

In case of emergency, break glass.

ken in sc said...

Pabst changed their recipe quite dramatically in the late 60s. It was my favorite brew then but I noticed all of a sudden every time I drank one, my head stopped up and I could not breath through my nose for about 30 minutes. I had to find a new favorite. I like Highland Oatmeal Porter from Asheville NC nowadays.