Friday, January 06, 2006


Today, in honor of Friday, I wish to honor all things Guinness.

First, Sir Alec Guinness. One of the greatest actors of all time. Forget Star Wars, that was just so he could earn some "fuck you" money. And man, did it ever. Let's instead cast our memories back to some of the greatest films ever made. "Kind Hearts and Coronets," "The Lavendar Hill Mob," "Bridge on the River Kwai," and my personal favorite, "Tunes of Glory." I'll stop here, though there are many I'm forgetting right now, and I'm trying to get some work done, so I don't have time to do this all day. Suffice it to say, you young 'uns out there, line up your Netflix queue with a bunch of his films and let her rip. You'll be glad you did. Brilliant!

Here is a website of a cat called Guinness. He looks like my wee Olive, and is inferior in many ways, though he is kind of funny. Cute.

But really, what makes my little heart go pitter patter on a Friday, is this:

Chock full of creamy goodness, iron, protein, and carbs. Yes, Carbs. Dr. Atkins is dead, long live the carb. Fuck that lo-carb garbage. Starch up, baby! BRILLIANT!

EDIT: Okay, three measly items is kind of lame for an "honoring guinness post"...anybody have any other Guinness type things to honor? Shall I move on to Harp?


Blogger fatmammycat said...

Christ no, Harp is muck! No self respecting Irish person would touch the stuff.

06 January, 2006 11:57  
Blogger michael the tubthumper said...

massive fraud?

06 January, 2006 12:39  
Anonymous stephenesque said...

One would surely say that one's favorite Guinness performance was his Fagin in David Lean's "Oliver Twist" wouldn't one. And one would add that one's second favorite Guinness role is his mesmerising turn in Lean's "Bridge Over The River Kwai."
"Kind Hearts and Coronets" belongs to Joan Greenwood, as indeed does every film she was ever in.

06 January, 2006 14:03  
Blogger Andraste said...

FMC - well, if I'm in the mood for "Vanilla Guinness," I do tend more towards Boddingtons, but I got no beef with Harp.

Stephen - Knew an AG post would garner a shout out from you.

Michael - what the fuck are you talking about? Guinness, Harp, actors, movies? Context, man!

06 January, 2006 14:26  
Blogger michael the tubthumper said...

the guinness fraud.

"THE "Guinness four", who were convicted of the most notorious city fraud of the Eighties, yesterday failed yet again in the latest of a long-running series of bids to clear their names.

It was the fourth attempt by the disgraced former captains of British industry - Ernest Saunders and his three co-defendants in the high-profile 1990 trial which generated widespread public debate - to appeal against their convictions." - there's the link for more.

06 January, 2006 14:52  
Blogger Dr. E. Scientist, phD. said...

I have a keg of stout in the cab of my truck, all ready to go to its new home (mine) when tragedy struck.

The part that I need to repair the Nitrogen system that was promised, was not deliverd.

And it is such a cute little keg, too, now doomed to sit abondoned for the weekend, poor thing.

"Never mind, Ducks" Says the lady behind the counter. "We've a new shipment of whiskey!"

Ahhh, whiskey! Is there any problem that you can't solve?

I didn't think so.

06 January, 2006 15:04  
Blogger Dr Maroon said...

Michael TTT is right! If pushing the envelope somewhat.
“Deadly” Earnest Saunders was sent to an open prison where he developed Alzheimer’s and was released early, only to make the only known recovery from the disease. He said he went to Lourdes or something so what are you gonna do? Arbitrage they call it now.

Was the nitrogen for the keg or the truck?

06 January, 2006 15:04  
Blogger Dr. E. Scientist, phD. said...

For the stout. It can't be charge with carbon dioxide, so I must cast it aside like a red headed step child for the weekend.

(Daddy's only joking. Daddy loves you, my little keg.)

06 January, 2006 15:17  
Blogger Kim Ayres said...

When I spent a year in Canada, I noticed that the Guinness there was brewed under licence by Labatts. Consequently it was like black lager - watery and fizzy.

Couldn't help but think something had gotten lost in the translation.

06 January, 2006 15:23  
Blogger michael the tubthumper said...

maybe they just put mud in the lager.

06 January, 2006 15:27  
Blogger tgic said...

How about Smithwick's? Mmmm.

06 January, 2006 15:43  
Blogger Andraste said...

Michael, and Dr.M - thanks! You learn something new every day, wha? I had no idea. We don't, over here, you know.

Dr. E. - poor keggy weggy! It'll stay fresh till you can get that part, right? Hate to think of it going to waste.

Kim- last time I was in Canada, I forgot about the higher alcohol content in beer. Did my head in, that Moosehead Lager. I STILL hurt.

GIC - Smithwick's...YES!

06 January, 2006 15:53  
Blogger mrshife said...

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06 January, 2006 16:44  
Blogger mrshife said...

I am getting thirsty here. The only other Guinness that comes to mind is the book of records.

06 January, 2006 16:46  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Guinness are doing a promotion right now, different brews. Guiness 38 is like Guinness, but much much smoother, not the iron-ie taste. Absolute fucking yummy! Even for a non stout drinker like myself.

06 January, 2006 17:11  
Blogger Brewski said...

Guiness rules the world, and you are all bastards since it is horrendously unavailable here. (Wipes drool from chin). Bastards I tell you.

07 January, 2006 00:49  
Blogger michael the tubthumper said...

oh, and harp is rubbish

07 January, 2006 12:05  
Blogger Binty McShae said...

Lulu Guinness. She makes handbags. Apparently.

09 January, 2006 02:24  
Anonymous stephenesque said...

have you seen the front of the Globe this morning?

09 January, 2006 11:11  
Blogger Andraste said...

Yes, I have! WILD stuff. Isn't that just a block or two down from one of our old apartments?

09 January, 2006 11:34  
Anonymous stephenesque said...

I think it's right nextdoor.

09 January, 2006 13:59  

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