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2013-03-06 05:15:05 AM
idkfa
 
2013-03-06 05:23:31 AM
 
2013-03-06 05:27:20 AM
if you're ever looking for a way to find an infinite number of options to place into a spreadsheet, now you know how to. Of course, there are other auto-fill options, such as the day of the week, colors, states and car brands, but this one is infinitely cooler.

therepublika.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-06 05:30:46 AM
The beer I drink is infinitely better than the beer you drink... and, I don't need to use Excel to spell spread it out for you.  That is all.
 
2013-03-06 05:32:56 AM

TheMega: The beer I drink is infinitely better than the beer you drink... and, I don't need to use Excel to spell spread it out for you.  That is all.


So you'll spread it out for just the beer, then?
 
2013-03-06 05:51:02 AM
I tried Rodenbach Grand Cru last night, got it at BevMo. I had some idea of what to expect from a "sour ale," having had lambics before.

Oh.... my. Quite pleasantly sour. It might be the smoothest, most velvety beer I've ever had in terms of mouthfeel.

I could drink it every night.
 
2013-03-06 06:08:42 AM

ZoSo_the_Crowe: I tried Rodenbach Grand Cru last night, got it at BevMo. I had some idea of what to expect from a "sour ale," having had lambics before.

Oh.... my. Quite pleasantly sour. It might be the smoothest, most velvety beer I've ever had in terms of mouthfeel.

I could drink it every night.


I was going to say something about liking craft beers and knowing something about brewing not automatically making one a snob (i.e. douche)... but you have successfully caused me to reconsider.  I mean, most of those weren't even, y'know, actual words.

//Waiting for someone to do the equivalent of the classic brown-bag wine tests to prove that beer snobs can't really tell one from another either.
 
2013-03-06 06:11:39 AM
This is part of google 'Sets'. It works with pretty much anything. Try 'David Tennant' and 'Matt Smith' as the first two. Or 'Johnny Cash' and 'Hank Williams'. Google knows all.
 
2013-03-06 06:53:42 AM
YAY WERE KEWL CAUSE WE DRINK BEER THATS THE MOST PROGRAMMERS CAN DO WE CANT DO POT CAUSE ITS ILLEGAL

BUT BEER IS KEWL

WERE SO KEWL  ABOUT BEER
 
2013-03-06 06:57:54 AM

Jim_Callahan: ZoSo_the_Crowe: I tried Rodenbach Grand Cru last night, got it at BevMo. I had some idea of what to expect from a "sour ale," having had lambics before.

Oh.... my. Quite pleasantly sour. It might be the smoothest, most velvety beer I've ever had in terms of mouthfeel.

I could drink it every night.

I was going to say something about liking craft beers and knowing something about brewing not automatically making one a snob (i.e. douche)... but you have successfully caused me to reconsider.  I mean, most of those weren't even, y'know, actual words.

//Waiting for someone to do the equivalent of the classic brown-bag wine tests to prove that beer snobs can't really tell one from another either.


I would fark with them further by using beer made from various contract breweries where i know the biggest difference between some of their brands is the label.

This feature doesn't seem very useful for an actual brewery. Retailer, importer, distributor maybe, but not an actual brewery
 
2013-03-06 07:16:16 AM
It's not really an Easter egg, but it's still interesting. I wonder if you could get at data this from the Drive API.
 
2013-03-06 07:22:51 AM
it also works with benzodiazepines.

if you put in alprazolam, and diazepam, and fill down
you get like 50 other -zams and -pams
 
2013-03-06 07:27:31 AM
Oh those guys!
 
2013-03-06 07:54:46 AM
地ビールビールを飲む誰も傾向にあります。
1。テレビを所有していても、年間でそれをオンにしていない
2。身に着けているスパンデックスストレッチズボンを動作するように自転車に乗る
3。 Mac上で日本の子供たちのアニメを見
4。ビニール蓄音機レコードの暖かさに感謝
5。スターバックスで本を読む
6。小さな胸で女の子を好むようにする
7。ウォルマートに関する悪意に満ちた発言をする。
8。喫煙者のそばを通ると大げさな咳の音を強制的に
9。サイズを信じるに慰めを取ることは重要ではありません
10。ビッグマックを食べるのアイデアに嫌悪感を装う
 
2013-03-06 08:08:34 AM

DoctorCal: 地ビールビールを飲む誰も傾向にあります。
1。テレビを所有していても、年間でそれをオンにしていない
2。身に着けているスパンデックスストレッチズボンを動作するように自転車に乗る
3。 Mac上で日本の子供たちのアニメを見
4。ビニール蓄音機レコードの暖かさに感謝
5。スターバックスで本を読む
6。小さな胸で女の子を好むようにする
7。ウォルマートに関する悪意に満ちた発言をする。
8。喫煙者のそばを通ると大げさな咳の音を強制的に
9。サイズを信じるに慰めを取ることは重要ではありません
10。ビッグマックを食べるのアイデアに嫌悪感を装う


Are you still speaking Japanese? LOL.
 
2013-03-06 08:24:06 AM

ZoSo_the_Crowe: I tried Rodenbach Grand Cru last night, got it at BevMo. I had some idea of what to expect from a "sour ale," having had lambics before.

Oh.... my. Quite pleasantly sour. It might be the smoothest, most velvety beer I've ever had in terms of mouthfeel.

I could drink it every night.


Have you tried "Duchesse De Bourgogne"?  I think it is one of the best sours I have tried, for reasons you mentioned above. You might really like that one.
 
2013-03-06 08:25:40 AM

Cerebral Knievel: I would fark with them further by using beer made from various contract breweries where i know the biggest difference between some of their brands is the label.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-06 08:26:49 AM

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: It's not really an Easter egg, but it's still interesting. I wonder if you could get at data this from the Drive API.


Probably not - the data isn't within Drive or their spreadsheet implementation. They just make a call to the Google Sets API, which is no longer accessible, but used to let you input a number of items and it would do a search for other terms that are correlated with those items across the web.
 
2013-03-06 08:49:45 AM

Jim_Callahan: Waiting for someone to do the equivalent of the classic brown-bag wine tests to prove that beer snobs can't really tell one from another either.


I assume you're talking within the same style-- for instance, a "world class" stout up against a lesser appreciated one. Like they did at the Huffington Post recently.  I think it is possible for people to tell them apart, but would agree that sometimes the lesser rated beer wins out. I'll give you two real-world examples:

I put Budweiser up against Budvar (the original Czech version, called Czechvar here in the states) and all 5 tasters picked Budvar quickly and easily, citing richer malt flavor and less harshness than Budweiser. But that's an easy one, I think, because lighter, less hopped beers don't have the ability to hide off-flavors or lack of proper flavors... maybe similar to the white wines in the Huffington Post example.

But more recently I put Westvleteren XII, often called the greatest beer in the world, up against 5 other Trappist Quad styles: St. Bernardus Abt 12, Achel Brune Extra, Chimay Special Cent Ciquante, Ommegang  XV Anniversary, and Roquefort 10. Believe it or not, there was a unanimous winner, which I never expected given the number of beers: Ommegang XV Anniversary. Though in support of its reputation, Westy XII did finish second on 3 of the 5 rankings, and third on the other 2.
 
2013-03-06 09:24:26 AM
gosh i wish i could get hired to a coding/design team for a google WinWord replacement, include markov chain grammer correction, suggestion, filtering to it. i wrote one in grad school to help with my dissertation writing. it was rhad.
 
2013-03-06 10:05:35 AM

WinoRhino: Jim_Callahan: Waiting for someone to do the equivalent of the classic brown-bag wine tests to prove that beer snobs can't really tell one from another either.

I assume you're talking within the same style-- for instance, a "world class" stout up against a lesser appreciated one. Like they did at the Huffington Post recently.  I think it is possible for people to tell them apart, but would agree that sometimes the lesser rated beer wins out. I'll give you two real-world examples:

I put Budweiser up against Budvar (the original Czech version, called Czechvar here in the states) and all 5 tasters picked Budvar quickly and easily, citing richer malt flavor and less harshness than Budweiser. But that's an easy one, I think, because lighter, less hopped beers don't have the ability to hide off-flavors or lack of proper flavors... maybe similar to the white wines in the Huffington Post example.

But more recently I put Westvleteren XII, often called the greatest beer in the world, up against 5 other Trappist Quad styles: St. Bernardus Abt 12, Achel Brune Extra, Chimay Special Cent Ciquante, Ommegang  XV Anniversary, and Roquefort 10. Believe it or not, there was a unanimous winner, which I never expected given the number of beers: Ommegang XV Anniversary. Though in support of its reputation, Westy XII did finish second on 3 of the 5 rankings, and third on the other 2.


Most BMC drinkers can't tell the difference between the 3 in blind tests.
 
2013-03-06 10:44:54 AM

Bruxellensis: Most BMC drinkers can't tell the difference between the 3 in blind tests.


That I believe. But I guess we're talking more about perceived brand loyalty in that case, and not quality / taste difference. The Huff Post piece I linked to above put $65 bottles of wine up against $3 bottles. If you put either one of the BMC against Weihenstephaner, my guess is the BMC drinkers could tell them apart.
 
2013-03-06 10:58:51 AM

WinoRhino: Bruxellensis: Most BMC drinkers can't tell the difference between the 3 in blind tests.

That I believe. But I guess we're talking more about perceived brand loyalty in that case, and not quality / taste difference. The Huff Post piece I linked to above put $65 bottles of wine up against $3 bottles. If you put either one of the BMC against Weihenstephaner, my guess is the BMC drinkers could tell them apart.


100% agreed.
 
2013-03-06 12:35:40 PM

Jim_Callahan: I was going to say something about liking craft beers and knowing something about brewing not automatically making one a snob (i.e. douche)... but you have successfully caused me to reconsider


There was nothing even remotely snobby or douchey about anything he said.
 
2013-03-06 02:09:29 PM
This all reminds of the time I gave a self admitted beer snob a bottle of infected and spoiled lager. I told him it was a Flemish sour.

Dude thought it was the best thing in the world.
 
2013-03-06 02:16:28 PM
It's not as good as the flight simulator easter egg in the old Excel.
 
2013-03-06 03:12:33 PM

Cerebral Knievel: This all reminds of the time I gave a self admitted beer snob a bottle of infected and spoiled lager. I told him it was a Flemish sour.

Dude thought it was the best thing in the world.


Ah, the ol' "this is a Belgian" trick for infected beers.
 
2013-03-06 03:22:30 PM

Bruxellensis: Cerebral Knievel: This all reminds of the time I gave a self admitted beer snob a bottle of infected and spoiled lager. I told him it was a Flemish sour.

Dude thought it was the best thing in the world.

Ah, the ol' "this is a Belgian" trick for infected beers.


Well, "opera man" as we would call him. Had a habit of getting shiat faced, then banging very hard on the old out of tune piano and bellowing..... something....
He was a bit of a prick.


He was eventually run off by the pubs regulars.
 
2013-03-06 03:27:29 PM
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2013-03-06 03:27:30 PM

Cerebral Knievel: Bruxellensis: Cerebral Knievel: This all reminds of the time I gave a self admitted beer snob a bottle of infected and spoiled lager. I told him it was a Flemish sour.

Dude thought it was the best thing in the world.

Ah, the ol' "this is a Belgian" trick for infected beers.

Well, "opera man" as we would call him. Had a habit of getting shiat faced, then banging very hard on the old out of tune piano and bellowing..... something....
He was a bit of a prick.


He was eventually run off by the pubs regulars.


We had to 86 a guy like that from our brewery years back.  Although this guy was also stealing cash off the bar.
 
2013-03-06 03:38:39 PM

Bruxellensis: Cerebral Knievel: Bruxellensis: Cerebral Knievel: This all reminds of the time I gave a self admitted beer snob a bottle of infected and spoiled lager. I told him it was a Flemish sour.

Dude thought it was the best thing in the world.

Ah, the ol' "this is a Belgian" trick for infected beers.

Well, "opera man" as we would call him. Had a habit of getting shiat faced, then banging very hard on the old out of tune piano and bellowing..... something....
He was a bit of a prick.


He was eventually run off by the pubs regulars.

We had to 86 a guy like that from our brewery years back.  Although this guy was also stealing cash off the bar.


Opera man did that a few times as well actually... i remember that his name was Chuck, cant remember the last name off the top of my head.
 
2013-03-06 03:45:20 PM

Cerebral Knievel: Bruxellensis: Cerebral Knievel: Bruxellensis: Cerebral Knievel: This all reminds of the time I gave a self admitted beer snob a bottle of infected and spoiled lager. I told him it was a Flemish sour.

Dude thought it was the best thing in the world.

Ah, the ol' "this is a Belgian" trick for infected beers.

Well, "opera man" as we would call him. Had a habit of getting shiat faced, then banging very hard on the old out of tune piano and bellowing..... something....
He was a bit of a prick.


He was eventually run off by the pubs regulars.

We had to 86 a guy like that from our brewery years back.  Although this guy was also stealing cash off the bar.

Opera man did that a few times as well actually... i remember that his name was Chuck, cant remember the last name off the top of my head.


Heh, Josh was ours.  I still see him around town once in a while.
 
2013-03-06 03:58:49 PM
Ours was run out of the pub, and out of town on a rail... just wanted to make sure he didn't wind up at your brewery/pub.. that would've been comical.

Dude was a very competent homebrewer though, raging drunk, elitist, prick and a tightwad cheapskate. But a competent homebrewer.

Still proud of the infected beer as a belgium trick, told him it was an experiment we were working on, for a while he kept asking about it and when we were going to release it.
 
2013-03-06 07:37:19 PM
hey psst Google is paying us so much money and we're done with the project, lets program some BS in there that no one will use.  Then it won't look like we're doin nothing
 
2013-03-07 03:24:19 PM

WinoRhino: Jim_Callahan: Waiting for someone to do the equivalent of the classic brown-bag wine tests to prove that beer snobs can't really tell one from another either.

I assume you're talking within the same style-- for instance, a "world class" stout up against a lesser appreciated one. Like they did at the Huffington Post recently.  I think it is possible for people to tell them apart, but would agree that sometimes the lesser rated beer wins out. I'll give you two real-world examples:

I put Budweiser up against Budvar (the original Czech version, called Czechvar here in the states) and all 5 tasters picked Budvar quickly and easily, citing richer malt flavor and less harshness than Budweiser. But that's an easy one, I think, because lighter, less hopped beers don't have the ability to hide off-flavors or lack of proper flavors... maybe similar to the white wines in the Huffington Post example.

But more recently I put Westvleteren XII, often called the greatest beer in the world, up against 5 other Trappist Quad styles: St. Bernardus Abt 12, Achel Brune Extra, Chimay Special Cent Ciquante, Ommegang  XV Anniversary, and Roquefort 10. Believe it or not, there was a unanimous winner, which I never expected given the number of beers: Ommegang XV Anniversary. Though in support of its reputation, Westy XII did finish second on 3 of the 5 rankings, and third on the other 2.


With wine, you pay exponentially more for the name as price goes up. At $2, you're paying $0.02. At $10, maybe $2. At $100, probably $50, and so on. I'm beginning to think that the same is becoming true of beer these days; there are still good values on the market, but the recent explosive popularity of microbrews has really driven prices up across the board, especially for some of the big brands. I'm beginning to suspect certain brands of creating extremely limited brews just to cash in on the snob market, too, like some wineries have a "single-barrel" release. (Spoiler: it usually isn't much better, especially after already drinking.)
 
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