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Crisis October 3, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Current Events.
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4% of the US Strategic Hops Reserve destroyed in fire.

Who in the hell decided to leave all those airplanes in the middle of the runway like that?  They’re sittin ducks!

— Lt. Gen.  Walter C. Short

Honestly I didn’t know 4% was in one place.  The impact to beer drinkers is yet to be assessed. 

Interestingly, the article says the Feds are investigating.

Hmmm.

COINCIDENCE NUMERO UNO:  The warehouse is operated by a company called S.S. Steiner.  Tonight I watched the last half of an old (1977) war movie called “Cross of Iron”, and the lead character was a German sergeant named “Steiner”!  (played by famous German actor James Coburn).  It was chock full of that old Sam Peckinpah “slow motion blood spurting shootin stuff”.

COINCIDENCE NUMERO TWO-O: Then I flipped the channels to watch another old war movie called “The Eagle Has Landed”, starring Treat Williams, Larry Hagman (he gets killed by a girl) and Michael Caine, who plays a German Colonel named Steiner!

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1. pupster - October 5, 2006

Dave,
You need to dig deeper. You’ve only scratched the surface of the EU BeerReconquista.

2. lauraw - October 5, 2006

Speaking of coincidences…

Yesterday I mentioned a Cam boot on IB, and an hour later someone came in the store with one.
I have not seen or mentioned this item since like a year ago.

3. geoff - October 6, 2006

Speaking of coincidences:

A lot o’ people don’t realize what’s really going on. They view life as a bunch o’ unconnected incidents ‘n things. They don’t realize that there’s this, like, lattice o’ coincidence that lays on top o’ everything. Give you an example; show you what I mean: suppose you’re thinkin’ about a plate o’ shrimp. Suddenly someone’ll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o’ shrimp out of the blue, no explanation.

With regard to hops, I’m continuing my patriotic practice of buying all my beer from our British allies. Not that I’m drinking beer, ‘cuz I’m, uh, dieting. Yeah, dieting.


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