Saturday, December 29, 2018

Top...eight TV episodes of 2018

So the plan was to do a top ten of TV Episodes this year. I had two more on here, but felt they didn't deserve to be on this list so I dropped...BAM. Just like that. I won't mention the episodes because I don't want it getting back to the creators of these shows (I mean I am sure all three people that read this have connections.

So ... to the list!

8. Good Place Episode 10 - Janet(s)
D'Arcy Carden played everyone in this episode and she pretty much killed it. Such a great way to end the season

7. Always Sunny Episode 13 - Mac Finds his Pride
I didn't think this season was as amazing as past seasons, but the fucking ending of this episode was one of the gutsiest things I've seen on TV in a long while. Rob McElhenney was just something man...

6. Barry Episode 8 - Know your Truth
This show started off super slow, but by the end of it I was just blown away. I won't spoil to much, just know the ending was certainly something.

5.  2018 World Series Game 5
Red Sox win the World Series. That's all I got there.

4. Atlanta Episode 5 -  Barbershop
This episode backed with Teddy Perkins (which is on this list) made two weeks of the best TV I can remember. Brian Tyree Henry not winning any awards for this is stupid and makes me realize voters are stupid. I never knew getting a haircut would involve stealing wood and left of Zaxby's Chicken.

3. BoJack Horseman Episode 6 - Free Churro
A monologue, by an alcoholic animated horse, about the death of his mother, that he gives at her funeral, which just so happens to be the wrong funeral, and starts off by him talking about how he got a Free Churro. Seems pretty realistic to me.

2. Atlanta Episode 6 - Teddy Perkins 
Not sure how much more I can say about this episode that already hasn't been said. It was a masterpiece of TV, and we had a mention of the Google search 'Sammy Sosa hat'.

1. Succession Episode 10 - Nobody is Ever Missing
For a show that I adored this finale was perfect. The whole cast, every story, everything on this episode was amazing.


Thursday, December 27, 2018

Top Ten TV Shows of 2018

Here it is everyone, the moment you've been waiting for, my top ten TV Shows of 2018. I watch a lot of TV so this list will be pretty perfect. I do have to mention though, two shows that I haven't watched this year, Killing Eve and The Americans, probably should be on this list, but again I didn't watch them so fuck off.

10. Sharp Objects - Well this show fucked me up pretty good. Wild ending, great performances.

9. Daredevil - Look I am a comic nerd, and this was probably one of the best comic stories on TV (and maybe the movies). Plus this Kingpin is the only one we will ever need.

8. Glow - It's no Foxy Boxing, but damn this show is good.

7. Homecoming - Great show, great performances, and I love the way it was shot. Plus 30ish minute episodes are great.

6. The Good Place - Somehow this show is still as good as the first season, which I didn't think was going to be possible, I am glad I was wrong

5. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story - Another fucked up show, and even though I knew the story this was just an amazing watch. Darren Criss was creepy as fuck too.

4. Barry - That ending though! and Fonzi!

3. Succession - All I need is a quote to sum up this show. "It's cool, though, 'cause it's like I didn't cheat 'cause all the sperm stayed in my own body. Like a closed loop system."

2. BoJack Horseman - It's a show full of puns that is depressing as shit at times. Oh it's also about an animated horse...and somehow it works.

1. Atlanta - This is number one and it's not even close. You have funny episodes, scary episodes, fucked up episode, serious episodes. You basically have everything you could want for a TV show. The fact that it doesn't win all the awards confuses the fuck out of me. Also Bryan Tyree Henry was the real TV MVP this year.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Lagers...you guys



To be fair, you have to have a very perfect palate to understand Lager. The taste is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical brewing most of the flavor will go over a typical drinker’s palate.

There’s are also the Lager brewer’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterization- of their personal philosophy draws heavily from Horst D. Dornbusch literature, for instance.

The lager fans understand this stuff; they have the tasting capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these beers, to realize that they’re not just beer- they say something deep about LIFE.

 As a consequence people who dislike Lagers truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the flavor in a Perfect Pilsner Urquel while sitting in a cafe in Prague which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev’s Russian epic Fathers and Sons.

I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Vaclav Berka’s genius wit unfolds itself in their beer glasses. What fools…how I pity them.

And yes, by the way, I DO have a Budvar (no not Budweiser you pelbs) tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 points of my cicerone test (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

King of the Hill - Pilot

Hello! Welcome to my blog of King of the Hill Episodes. Each of these posts will usually be for a group of episodes, with certain episodes getting there own post, so here we go!

Today we start with, the start. The Pilot episode where we meet the gang, Peggy, Bobby, Luanne and a brief cameo by everyone's favorite shinless war hero,Cotton.

Great way to start the episode Seinfeld talk, then probably the best joke of the episode. You know what Ford stands for, Fix it...again Tony, classic Dale

Anyone know where I can get the Funny Phone Jerks tape?

Why is Boomhauer the umpire at Bobby's little league game, and why does he just wear his normal clothes? These questions may never be answered.

I did look up what a Tap and Die set is. I still don't really know what it is, Amazon didn't help. At least Buckley also doesn't know what it is.

Season one Dale was definitely a Trump supporter. So since this episode aired it got at least one degree hotter, did Hank kick Dale's ass?

This twigboy is clearly a shitty Social Worker, having no training in that field I would at least want to verify things with the coach.

BC Headache powder is still sold, so there is that. Going to need to try it out when I have a hangover.

Why is Luanne happy that Hank will let her use his tools to make a wig? Also I miss Luanne being able to fix cars.

Hank is eating a bacon sandwich with bacon grease instead of Mayo, not a idea really.

Pilot Bobby is a dick.

My final thought for this episode, why in the fuck does the bus that takes the Social Worker away go down the alley? Also does Texas just put bad social workers on a bus to take them away? Where was he going and who was the guy next to him that calls him twigboy?! So many unanswered questions.



Monday, February 29, 2016

Fuck Beer Releases

Beer releases are getting fucking stupid. I have done my share of releases, but honestly those days are over.

Two brewers had bottle releases this weekend in the Boston area, both drew HUGE lines and it's just stupid. It gets even stupider that I was able to get these beers without even trying later. Of course my favorite party is all the beer bros posting on BeerAdvocate or Reddit to trade these for anything rare they can get, but that's a story for another day...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Beer Trading is an Ass Blast

I like to trade beer, I really do. I like to try things I can't get near me, and I like to get some beer to other people that can't get it. That being said the whole thing is about 98% an ass blast.

There is always some hyped beer that someone is trying to trade just to blast you. It all goes something, like this.

  1. Find out local brewery is releasing barrel aged stout or a sour (if the sour has peaches/nectarines in it, no need to hype, the hype will come), and begin to hype all other beers from said brewery. Terrible IPA becomes really solid, their Brown Ale is out of this world.
  2. UNTAPPD 5 STARS ENGAGE (note this is where you must get your friends to do the same)
  3. Hype release on popular beer forums.
  4. Post pictures of you drinking said beer, maybe even with the glass you have no intention of ever using again. Beerporn threads work best. You may also take a picture of you drinking this at the brewery and mentioning how it is truly...the perfect beer.
  5. UNTAPPD 5 STARS ENGAGE
    1. At this point you can also toss in a RateBeer or BA review, but that is a lot of work
  6. FT: Your new beer ISO: Proven beer that was released 5 years ago, and had a 200 bottle release, and... you know, people love it. Ensure you mention Bottle Limit, other great beers (That you already hype) by the brewery, and how long you waited in line for said beer.
  7. Have friends jump in during discussions of trade values and have them mention they completed this trade on other forum, or have seen it done. THIS IS KEY!
  8. Argue with people on forums, how if this beer was from X Region everyone would be flipping out about it.
  9. Never drink the beer, cellar it instead, hoping you can flip a five year vertical of the beer even though the brewery will be gone in two.


See....Ass Blast.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Beer Tasting Photos

About 100 years ago, #ProjectBadass had a beer tasting. Focusing on mostly IPA's/DIPA's, but we had a few out there beers too.

We did the head to head of Pliny vs Heady, and IMO Heady was better, but it was VERY close. I also got to taste the single worst beer I ever had, and no it wasn't the Sam Adams Triple Bock. The Rogue Voodoo beer was...truly awful.

This was basically the whole lineup here. My friend Moses did bring a bunch of different Portsmouth Brewery beers that aren't pictured.


Heady Topper with it's nemesis Pliny the Elder lurking in the back...


I wish I knew what Roberto was doing in this picture...


My brother Jarrod with Yoshi looking angry in the background



Toast, a Nugget Beer from Porstmouth Brewery and Double Jack. This was later in the night I believe, not really sure though it got a bit blurry...


Our host Kenblo, probably being hit on by Moses


Tim watching over everyone.


Roberto, I assume he is thinking of what Bo Kata's he should work on after he leaves.