February 01, 2006

To brighten a gloomy day.

This was sent to me by a blogless friend. (No Harvey, he refuses to start a blog. I just don't have your powers of manipulation.) I felt I needed to share with all of you.

At a world brewing convention in the States, the CEOs of various Brewing organizations retired to the bar at the end of the days conferencing.

Bruce, CEO of Fosters, shouted to the barkeep, "In 'Strylya, we make the best bladdy beer in the world, so pour me a bladdy Fosters, mate."

Bob, CEO of Budweiser, calls out next, "In the States, we brew the finest beers of the world, and I make the king of them all, give me a Bud."

Hans steps up next: "In Germany ve invented das beer, ferdamt.?? Give me in Becks, da ist der real King of beers, danke."

Paddy, CEO of Guinness, steps forward, "Barman, would ya give me a diet coke with ice and lemon. Tanks." The others stare at him in stunned silence, amazement written all over their faces. Eventually Bruce asks: "Are you not going to have a Guinness, Pat?"

Paddy replies "Well, if you fookin' pansies aren't drinkin', then neither am I!"

Posted by Contagion in Humor at February 1, 2006 06:05 AM | TrackBack

Heh. Not to knock guiness but I've always been a fan of pilsners. I have yet to see my favorite here in the states, so I'll probably have to keep drinking Becks until I make enough money to open "Beer World".

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at February 1, 2006 08:34 AM

well and guiness just doesn't taste right once you leave the city limits of Dublin.

I kinda prefer a Smithwicks myself, and if you pronounce it like it's spelled you'll sound more like a bloody American than you do to begin with.

Posted by: tommy at February 1, 2006 10:32 AM

I agree that Guinness in the US just isn't Guinness, but hell, I'll take it over American piss beer any day.

And the cans are cooler than any American beer can ever.

Posted by: caltechgirl at February 1, 2006 01:20 PM

LOVE that joke!

Ah, Guinness: the beer that eats like a meal!
I'm partial to Murphy's myself, but Guinness is alright. Definately better than that sex-in-a-boat shtuff we have *over here*.

Posted by: Wes at February 1, 2006 03:57 PM

Newcastle Brown Ale was always my weakness when I drank. I discovered when I was sixteen, and it stuck with me until 27 when I quit.

Posted by: littlejoe at February 1, 2006 09:20 PM

Ah, sweet sweet Guinness.

Oh, and remember, Contagion, start with "What would you name your blog, if you had one?" :-)

Posted by: Harvey at February 2, 2006 01:01 PM