Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Kickin' Asahi

Had my first Asahi Super Dry last night and I'm not ashamed to say it was because of this commercial. It is just my opinion but that is the greatest commercial ever made and I dare anyone to disagree. The part when Matsuzaka throws a pitch in a virtual Fenway is breathtaking. It took me considerably longer to drink than Dice K but I did put on my Yaz jersey in an imitation slow mo. C. Jo didn't get the reference and probably wouldn't have found it amusing if she did. It is a good beer although I'm not sure it is worth the $9.25 I paid for it at Blanchard's unless a portion of that goes to the Sox to pay Matsuzaka's posting fee. I also fully support the reemergence of dry beer. I never had a Bud Dry but miss it mightily. All said it is a fine beer and I'd order it at a restaurant but probably won't pick up another 6 pack. Narragansett had not been dethroned. It is tough to beat cheap drinkable nostalgia in 16 ounce cans.

UPDATE: According to the Anheuser Busch website Bud Dry still exists. Who knew?

Getting My Irish Up

The implications of this recent New York Times article are enormous. The most important of which is that the Boston Celtics name is, genetically speaking, inaccurate. The article basically says that researchers have found very little genetic differences between the English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh. The Irish, Scottish, and Welsh belief that they are primarily the decendants of the Celts is a myth used to create a false difference between them and the English. The truth is that the British Isles were settled by people from the Basque region of Spain. Here in Boston where psuedo-Irishness is way of life this bit of scientific truth wouldn't dampen the Saint Patrick's Day fun of public drunkenness and banning homosexuals from the parade.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Mission Statement

No mission statement. No explanation of the overriding theme of Avoiding Work. Well, maybe a little. One thing I do promise is to not use anything resembling the expression "we at Avoiding Work" because it is annoying and, more importantly, there is no 'we'. Just me. I recently read somewhere that those who do, do and those who can't criticize those who do on snarky blogs. Well that is fully my intention. Snarking. Another thing you won't see at Avoiding Work are well thought out arguments and it is entirely likely that I'll deny most of what I write here in a matter of weeks if not days. I should add as a word of warning to my readers that if I were a proofreader, I would be a really shitty proofreader. I type quickly and rarely re-read what I've put down which is often filled with misspellings, improper punctuation and completely incorrect words. If this bothers you, please go to and leave me and my comment section alone. All other comments, slights, observations and insults are welcome.