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(Slate)   Happy Arthur's Day, where we all get pissed on Guinness to celebrate the brewery's signing of a 9,000 year lease, and then very likely puke on our shoes. TO ARTHUR   (slate.com) divider line 55
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2012-09-27 10:04:43 AM  
I'll alerrrrrrt the media.
 
2012-09-27 10:09:23 AM  
Arthur's day? Dammit, where's my towel?
 
2012-09-27 10:09:43 AM  
Enjoy, but I'd just like to also mention that if you like stouts, there are many, many, many (many) other varieties than Guinness out there, some of them actually much better, and you really owe it to yourself to try some of them.
 
2012-09-27 10:46:49 AM  

PainInTheASP: Arthur's day? Dammit, where's my towel?



If it's anything like mine, it never arrived.
 
2012-09-27 11:09:10 AM  
Oh sure. The sidekick gets his own holiday. But do we ever see people lifting a glass to The Tick? Ohhhh noooooooo.
 
2012-09-27 11:09:38 AM  

PainInTheASP: Arthur's day? Dammit, where's my towel?


Came to say the same
 
2012-09-27 11:10:14 AM  
I shall raise a glass to you Arthur. Your fine stout has brought me a lot of joy. Except that one time I played beer pong with it, I felt like I had eaten a whole buffet afterwards

/never again
 
2012-09-27 11:10:25 AM  
D.W. does not approve.
 
2012-09-27 11:13:37 AM  

Sybarite: PainInTheASP: Arthur's day? Dammit, where's my towel?


If it's anything like mine, it never arrived.


Oh, some people just won't let bygones be bygones

/lordy, the flame wars from that ugly little incident must have contributed to the demise of some of my earlier computers
 
2012-09-27 11:15:51 AM  
Happy Birthday Guinness Paltrow!
i3.mirror.co.uk
 
2012-09-27 11:16:02 AM  
Came expecting this:

imageshack.us

Leaving dissatisfied.


/I'll forgive them after a few
 
2012-09-27 11:16:06 AM  
What enjoying a Guinness may look like
i117.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-27 11:16:17 AM  
Oh, and I'll have to go out to have a Guinness later and drink to the new lease. It will be my excuse to get out of the house for the first time in months years.

/haz a sadz
 
2012-09-27 11:17:57 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Enjoy, but I'd just like to also mention that if you like stouts, there are many, many, many (many) other varieties than Guinness out there, some of them actually much better, and you really owe it to yourself to try some of them.


Lies; slander; TREASON! There is only Guinness.

/ I keed, I keed
 
2012-09-27 11:23:51 AM  
Also, remember to feed the cheese sandwich to the dog. Trust me. You'll regret it later in the game if you don't.
 
2012-09-27 11:24:02 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Enjoy, but I'd just like to also mention that if you like stouts, there are many, many, many (many) other varieties than Guinness out there, some of them actually much better, and you really owe it to yourself to try some of them.


www.wantaghbeverage.com

The world's most perfectest beer.
 
2012-09-27 11:24:14 AM  
I'll celebrate it when I get my towel.
 
2012-09-27 11:24:26 AM  

PainInTheASP: Arthur's day? Dammit, where's my towel?


Mother farking THIS!!!
 
2012-09-27 11:26:46 AM  
Still have my towel - use it for wiping down guns while cleaning
 
2012-09-27 11:29:04 AM  
Brilliant!

/I can't believe I'm the 1st.
 
2012-09-27 11:29:28 AM  
res.cloudinary.com

Made in Esquimalt!
 
2012-09-27 11:30:02 AM  
Go drink a good beer.
 
2012-09-27 11:30:48 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-09-27 11:31:19 AM  
Get pissed? Cool I'm into watersports as well
 
2012-09-27 11:33:21 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Enjoy, but I'd just like to also mention that if you like stouts, there are many, many, many (many) other varieties than Guinness out there, some of them actually much better, and you really owe it to yourself to try some of them.


Beamish for life!

If you ever find yourself in Cork for some reason - see the Beamish brewery. Skip the Cork Butter Museum.

/yes, there is a butter museum and it's about as exciting as it sounds.
 
2012-09-27 11:33:36 AM  
Beer thread trifecta in play and it's not even noon here!

I'll raise a glass of Guinness tonight.

/It's good for you.
 
2012-09-27 11:39:38 AM  
www.filmjackets.com
Happy Days' Arthur?
 
2012-09-27 11:39:45 AM  
The parent company Diageo is a Hall of Famer for 12 Step programs: Strategic Brands
 
2012-09-27 11:42:20 AM  
People should be marking this promotional day by deliberately not drinking Guinness in protest at the stranglehold Diageo has over the Irish drinks industry. Nothing special about Guinness anyway.
 
2012-09-27 11:44:46 AM  
A 9000 year lease? Are y'all sh*ttin' me? Because that's farkin' badass right there.
 
2012-09-27 11:48:55 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Enjoy, but I'd just like to also mention that if you like stouts, there are many, many, many (many) other varieties than Guinness out there, some of them actually much better, and you really owe it to yourself to try some of them.


This. Guinness kinda sucks

/celebrate by going out an drinking a good stout
 
2012-09-27 11:50:30 AM  

Kittypie070: A 9000 year lease? Are y'all sh*ttin' me? Because that's farkin' badass right there.


If you do any sort of tour in Dublin it's one of the things they mention. Shows just how smart Arthur was when leasing St. James' Gate. And that property is in a pretty prime spot too.

We can also thank Guinness for the Student's T-test
 
2012-09-27 11:50:50 AM  
Its also Google's birthday.
 
2012-09-27 11:53:49 AM  
Nine thousand years? That must be some kind of record!
 
2012-09-27 11:54:09 AM  
This is such a tacky marketing ploy to get people to Drink More Guinness that I'm ashamed to be going out tonight. And despite liking Guinness, it's the last thing I'll be drinking today. No, tonight I think I'll keep it Irish, but celebrate John Jameson Day.
 
2012-09-27 11:54:55 AM  

entropic_existence: Kittypie070: A 9000 year lease? Are y'all sh*ttin' me? Because that's farkin' badass right there.

If you do any sort of tour in Dublin it's one of the things they mention. Shows just how smart Arthur was when leasing St. James' Gate. And that property is in a pretty prime spot too.

We can also thank Guinness for the Student's T-test


Who is dumb enough to sign the other side of that lease? You have to be pretty dumb to not know that things change over time and you as the owner will be screwed long term.
 
2012-09-27 11:55:22 AM  
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-27 11:56:13 AM  
www.drunkenpolack.com
 
2012-09-27 11:58:13 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Pocket Ninja: Enjoy, but I'd just like to also mention that if you like stouts, there are many, many, many (many) other varieties than Guinness out there, some of them actually much better, and you really owe it to yourself to try some of them.

This. Guinness kinda sucks

/celebrate by going out an drinking a good stout


it's the creaminess of the guinness that makes it more exciting than many other stouts. though the other stout is inevitably more complex, more tasteful, more interesting... if it's not nitrogen bubbles, it's just a dark beer. guinness has that consistency that calls you back... it's not the taste, it's the whole feel of the beer in your mouth and in your system. no offense to the other stouts of the world. they may be better in many regards, but they can't replace a guinness. i don't really compare stouts with guinness, i think of guinness as it's own category (alongside the other couple beers in like style).
 
2012-09-27 11:59:20 AM  
Thank you, Douglas...
www.trailertheater.com
 
2012-09-27 12:03:19 PM  

pute kisses like a man:
it's the creaminess of the guinness that makes it more exciting than many other stouts. though the other stout is inevitably more complex, more tasteful, more interesting... if it's not nitrogen bubbles, it's just a dark beer. guinness has that consistency that calls you back... it's not the taste, it's the whole feel of the beer in your mouth and in your system. no offense to the other stouts of the world. they may be better in many regards, but they can't replace a guinness. i don't really compare stouts with guinness, i think of guinness as it's own category (alongside the other couple beers in like style).


Left Hand's Milk Stout now comes in a Nitrogen version which matches Guinness' "signature" consistency but with the high quality depth and complexity of flavor that you would expect from a modern microbrew. It is superior to Guinness in every way.

/although I agree that it probably isn't fair to class Guinness with other stouts
 
2012-09-27 12:16:48 PM  

Quinzy: Who is dumb enough to sign the other side of that lease? You have to be pretty dumb to not know that things change over time and you as the owner will be screwed long term.


It's a Leasehold Estate, as opposed to a Freehold. This sort of thing is actually quite common, although leases of 99 years are probably one of the most common types. The money is never really supposed to be significant, you often see them for a dollar a year in many places (the St. James's Gate lease is 45 Pounds), as it is treated the same as a sale of private property, except it expires eventually. Usually this is so the government (ie the Crown) retains some sort of "long-term" control.
 
2012-09-27 12:19:22 PM  

i.r.id10t: Still have my towel - use it for wiping down guns while cleaning


I got mine too, and I don't even drink beer. It's one of the rarest specimens in my towel collection.

/375ish and lost count
 
2012-09-27 12:21:20 PM  
NOW THAT THE WEEKEND'S (almost) HERE -
LET'S DRINK SOME GODDAMN BEER!
 
2012-09-27 12:29:18 PM  
"It's a terrifying sight for unwitting passers-by, many of whom are families or tourists completely unprepared for the sight of pints flying and naked men breakdancing in smashed glass."


i bet!
 
2012-09-27 12:59:26 PM  

PainInTheASP: Arthur's day? Dammit, where's my towel Murphy's Irish Stout?


There that's better.
 
2012-09-27 01:28:56 PM  
LOL.....like the Micks really need another reason to get "pissed".....
 
2012-09-27 01:36:06 PM  
www.thetick.ws

I Arthur.
 
2012-09-27 01:46:02 PM  
api.ning.com

I like Guinness well enough but prefer Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout.
 
2012-09-27 03:33:44 PM  

Wogus: [api.ning.com image 294x456]

I like Guinness well enough but prefer Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout.


Yummy!
 
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