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Posts by Pamela Pennywhistle

Pamela Puts Her Nose In: Three Beers For The Autumnal Imbiber

Posted on October 22nd, 2012

Oh, dear reader, October is a fickle mistress.  Bright and blowing one minute, and verily the next minute, yielding a note from one’s local refuse disposal company instructing one to ‘try keeping your cardboard out of the rain’ because then it will invariably a) weigh less and b) not smell like a thousand compressed jock straps laden with kimchi.  But, I digress.  As the weather begins to pull fewer punches, we advocate pulling more pints.  Here are three of our favorites from the World’s Almost But Not Quite End Kitchen and Bar, here on the shores of Lake Bedswette.   Monkey’s Uncle IPA:  Did you know that monkeys are fond of consuming their own ejaculate?  Neither did we!  But, the brewmaster of Morosely Moroccan…

Terms of Enbeerment: Towards A Lexicon of Beery Sayings

Posted on October 22nd, 2012

Gentle reader: Herein find a selection of beer-wit happily recalled over the course of a long week end when the author’s wife was out of town. I present them here in an order which reflects the same discipline that guided my choice of beers to sample between the years 1978 and 1982. I make no claims as to their origins, just that I know I heard them someplace. Clear as beer piss: self-evident; abundantly clear, metaphorically referring to the near lack of color in urine produced after drinking more than a six pack. Beer Goggles: metaphorical; relating to changes in judgment concerning physical beauty and sexual attraction of potential human bed partners resulting from the ingestion of mass quantities of beer. As in: “Zounds,…