All’s Swill That Ends Swill

Title: “The Oxford Companion to Beer”

Editor: Garrett Oliver

Rank: 36

Blurb: “The first major reference work to investigate the history and vast scope of beer, The Oxford Companion to Beer features more than 1,100 A-Z entries written by 166 of the world’s most prominent beer experts.”

Review: “Mr. Oliver had given me a copy of this book as a friend and a colleague. I was initially awed at the sheer magnitude of information gathered and presented. My awe was so great that, for a few days, I could only run my hand across the satiny book jacket, as if this volume were a virgin and I was about to violate its purity.”

Customers Also Bought: “Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal” by Jennifer McLagan

Footnote: Remind us never to borrow that reviewer’s books.

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@JNOV will finish this lovely sweater today or bust: After doing my research on the advertiser to make sure it was legit and not a malware conduit for the Russian mafia, I looked at some of the articles and information for the US Concealed Carry Assn.

After bypassing the sign up via the google (giving them your email address results in a flood of marketing material, which I understand is the main gripe about the business), I found an amazing array of really useful and interesting articles relating to personal defense. Plexico Burris could have benefited from reading the article “Let it Drop” because, as you recall, Mr Burris shot hisself in the laig when the Glock in the waistband of his tracksuit (not sweats, he insists to this day) he wore to the club slipped down and he tried to grab it, thereby discharging said weapon into his thigh* which put him in the clink for possession of an unlicensed firearm under New York law and set his career back by two years.

*google “Glock leg”

/off to have my first cup of coffee while shoveling snow

Thanks for the gift idea… if I had money for gifts.

I have a friend who loves Michael Jackson’s works on beer (not that Michael Jackson) and is an utter beer snob.

But that reviewer? Please wipe the poo stains from your face. It is unbecoming.

Note to self: Do not check what other people bought with this book.

@redmanlaw: Was walking by the 51st St. station a couple years back, and there was a rope line, a few TV trucks, and sure enough Mr. Burress gets out of an Escalade to go in and get booked. 6’5″ – very impressive guy.

@blogenfreude: Fortunately the 6’4″ QB of the Stillers has found equally talented – and less prone to errant marksmanship – receivers to choose from.

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