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(Milford Daily News)   Firefighters rescue beer from bar fire   ( divider line
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2003-07-06 09:58:36 AM  
2003-07-06 10:10:14 AM  
WOW that was a close one.
2003-07-06 10:10:51 AM  
WOW second, and maybe even third.
2003-07-06 10:13:52 AM  
If I don't see a picture of Barney carrying Duff out of a burning Moes... I'll be VERY disappointed.
2003-07-06 10:15:42 AM  
The article, interestingly enough, does not mention the beer. Nor it's rescue/non-rescue. Beer may have, indeed, been lost.

So, in summation, I declare the above Title to be incorrect by it's inclusion of facts not present in the body of Titled article. Be it known that, having read the article (a link of which is posted above), I can say with authority, and with first-hand knowledge of said article, the author that titled it has deceived (purposely or not purposely) those expecting a mention of the status of the endangered beer.
2003-07-06 10:23:39 AM  
Geez...and there's no mention of beer in the article below this one, either...
2003-07-06 10:35:09 AM  
I... have a tear.... in my eye.
2003-07-06 11:16:40 AM  
I agree, nicoffeine.

No mention if beer was lost. There needs to be a followup. Deceiving titles are the bane of the Fark community. Where are the standards people? This isn't some trivial thing we're talking about here: it's beer!!
2003-07-06 11:20:55 AM  
Yup, I agree, nicoffeine

Worst. Title. Ever.

Or, at least the most misleading.

How did this link get approved again?
2003-07-06 11:23:40 AM  
and why wouldn't they? i mean they damned well better!
2003-07-06 11:53:28 AM  
You know, they would've saved it so it didn't catch on fire and make the fire spread even more.
2003-07-06 12:09:32 PM  
Can we get a pick of Barney from the Simpsons rescuing the beer from the bar fire at Moe's?
2003-07-06 12:20:55 PM  
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This was the best I could do. Almost appropriate..
2003-07-06 12:34:49 PM  
I'm gonna start mentioning beer in all my headlines...
2003-07-06 12:59:04 PM  
As a member of the firefighting community, I can assure everyone that Beer does indeed rank high on our list of 'things to rescue in the event of a fire'. If the Fire Department in the article is indeed an acredited fire Department, or even just a bunch of guys with really big hoses, You can rest assured that the Beer was saved.
2003-07-06 01:05:19 PM  
I second that TheFoolOnTheHill, beer is quite important. However, it can end up screwing things up

/volunteer firefighter in PA and NJ
2003-07-06 01:05:50 PM  
Some friends and I in a public house
Was playing a game of chance one night
When into the pub a fireman ran
His face all a chalky white.
"What's up", says Brown, "Have you seen a ghost,
Or have you seen your Aunt Mariah?"
"Me Aunt Mariah be buggered!", says he,
"The bleedin' pub's on fire!"

And there was Brown upside down
Lappin' up the whiskey on the floor.
"Booze, booze!" The firemen cried
As they came knockin' on the door (clap clap)
Oh don't let 'em in till it's all drunk up
And somebody shouted MacIntyre! (MACINTYRE!)
And we all got blue-blind paralytic drunk
When the Old Dun Cow caught fire.

"Oh well," says Brown, "What a bit of luck.
Everybody follow me.
And it's down to the cellar
If the fire's not there
Then we'll have a grand old spree."
So we went on down after good old Brown
The booze we could not miss
And we hadn't been there ten minutes or more
Till we were quite pissed.


Then, Smith walked over to the port wine tub
And gave it just a few hard knocks (clap clap)
Started takin' off his pantaloons
Likewise his shoes and socks.
"Hold on, " says Brown, "that ain't allowed
Ya cannot do that thing here.
Don't go washin' trousers in the port wine tub
When we got Guinness beer."


Then there came from the old back door
The Vicar of the local church.
And when he saw our drunken ways,
He began to scream and curse.
"Ah, you drunken sods! You heathen clods!
You've taken to a drunken spree!
You drank up all the Benedictine wine
And you didn't save a drop for me!"


And then there came a mighty crash
Half the bloody roof caved in.
We were almost drowned in the firemen's hose
But still we were gonna stay.
So we got some tacks and some old wet sacks
And we nailed ourselves inside
And we sat drinking the finest Rum
Till we were bleary-eyed.


Later that night, when the fire was out
We came up from the cellar below.
Our pub was burned. Our booze was drunk.
Our heads was hanging low.
"Oh look", says Brown with a look quite queer.
Seems something raised his ire.
"Now we gotta get down to Murphy's Pub,
It closes on the hour!"

2003-07-06 02:38:03 PM  
So is the title-writer to be sentenced to death? Is that how it works around here? (just curious).
2003-07-06 05:20:25 PM  
Beer sucks. Get a life.
2003-07-06 08:43:31 PM  
They're heroes because beer is, of course, irreplaceable. And not totally awful.
2003-07-07 12:00:12 AM  
Wow, this is right down the road from me. Literally - about 3 miles away, next town over.
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