Daily Archives: March 17, 2012
This was the movie that first introduced me to Das Boot (uh, the second) but according to the interweb, “Beer boots, or Bierstiefel, have over a century of history and culture behind them.”
The story goes that a general once promised that if his troops were successful, he would drink from his own boot; and to avoid having to follow through, he had a glass boot made instead. Whether or not beer is your drink of choice, Broken Lizard’s Beerfest is a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the art of intoxication.
Some people just aren’t good at their jobs, are they? I’m sure you work with people that make you roll your eyes when they walk in the room, or who just can’t get their stuff together. They may even be nice folks – friendly and kind, but just sort of inept. It doesn’t make them bad people, just simply incompetent. But when these people keep making the same mistake over and over, you start to wonder, are they a little…mad?
There are a few pop culture characters that come spring to my mind when I think of hopelessly inept and more than a little crazy. One has an unhealthy obsession with birds and is seriously in need of speech therapy. The other is an inventive yet sadistic maniac who is continually chasing the same, elusive enemy, often with horrific and painful results. And then there’s The Hunter. Or would be hunter, for in all his years brandishing a shotgun and hat, I don’t believe he’s ever managed to nail his pray, regardless of what season it is.
So, in honour, of March Madness , I present to you, Sylvester The Cat, Wile. E. Coyote and Elmer Fudd.
That’s all, folks.