Friday, June 10, 2011

Cold Beer!

I first learned about Magic Hat beer - and the quirky sayings printed on the undersides of the caps - in March of 2010. I blogged about it. You can read that post here. You can read follow-up posts here and here. If you enter "Magic Hat" into the search box on the sidebar of this blog, you will get more results than you might expect for a blog that is ostensibly about fortune cookies, which probably says more about how much I like beer than it does about anything else. I'm fine with that. I have friends who like beer, too, and when they drink beer that offers a bonus - such as a quirky saying on the underside of the cap - they share that message with me.

Here's @agostinelli's Magic Hat cap:
"Don't Think Twice, it's All Right."

And here's @hillarykwiatek's:
"Put a glide in yo' stride, and a dip in yo' hip"
[Personally, I appreciate the correct use of the apostrophe in this one. #grammarnerd]

With the heat of summer already upon us, I foresee more cold beer in our future...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What She Said

My friend K-Felts is visiting our nation's capital, where she received this message on the underside of a SoBe Green Tea cap:

"That's what she said"

[Confession: I don't watch The Office. When this saying became really popular a couple of years ago, I was unaware of its origin* and instead of playing along I would complain about its vulgarity. People who know me well don't understand why I don't like The Office. I don't have a good answer for this except that dry, uncomfortable humor isn't my kind of funny. It may seem out of character for me, but I enjoy two types of humor much more: 1. physical comedy, and 2. sarcasm. Regardless, my friends who think I should like The Office will sometimes have it on while I'm there and they will look at me expectantly- they will watch me watching the show. And when I laugh, as I inevitably do, they reiterate that I should like the show. And yet I don't, though I no longer find the saying "That's what she said" vulgar.]

*The phrase "That's what she said" originated in a Saturday Night Live "Wayne's World" sketch with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey but has gained notoriety thanks to Steve Carell's The Office character Michael Scott.