I finally got to see Star Trek: Discovery. I opted for a 7 day free trial of CBS All Access. I managed to make it through 4 episodes before I just couldn’t take it anymore.
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“I just realized I’ve “liked” over 178,000(!) things on Twitter since 2010. I have never liked even close to that many things in real life, which is too bad, because if I had, I think I’d be a much happier person.“
Congrats to the USA Men’s Curling team on their first Gold medal!
I can’t watch everything but here are some of my favorite moments so far.
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Hefeweizen, roll or swirl the bottle on final pour?
A long time ago I was stationed in Germany for 2 years and I never remember seeing anyone do either. Is this a new thing or did I just miss it?
Also, I remember Hefeweizen mostly being served with a lemon. Most American beer geeks scoff at this. Is this not correct?
Example YouTube videos are below.
In my studying for the Certified Beer Server exam I keep coming across statements claiming that Bock Beer originated in Einbeck, Southern Germany. I’m not German. I was only in Germany a short while. I’m not sure how you put Einbeck in Southern Germany. I blame this as the source: Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink
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I love watching the Olympics. Like many of you I watch what I can. So many great athletes. So many great stories. I dreamed of being in the Olympics as a kid. Scoring a goal, piloting a bobsled… I admire and I’m a bit envious of all the athletes.
There are also some bad things that happen around the Olympics. You’ve got the press fawning over the sister and representative of a ruthless dictator. You’ve got entitled people who have no idea what the Olympic spirit is. You’ve got an ignorant network analyst. And, what kind of a**hat tries to hack the Olympics?
My favorite events: Hockey, all the downhill skiing and jumping, all the snowboarding, curling, bobsledding, luge, skeleton…basically anything except…
My least favorite events: Figure skating.
Speaking of Hockey. I watched the USA vs. Finland Women’s Ice Hockey game yesterday. I’ve been watching hockey of various stages my whole life: NHL (Flyers), AHL (Richmond Robins), IHL (Saginaw Gears), ECHL (Richmond Renegades), college, every Olympics in my lifetime. All the players are so much more athletic today. IMHO this is especially true of Women’s Ice Hockey. 20 years ago you had a handful of elite players mostly concentrated in Canada and the USA. Today there are so many great athletes on the ice from many different countries. Honestly I would love the all Women’s teams to create an all-star team and challenge the men. I think they could take some of them. (This isn’t intended to be condescending or sexist.)
Got a favorite athlete at the games? Favorite sport? What team are you rooting for?