I just can’t decide….

Arnold, Gary or Larry. They are all just so damn appealing…. So it’s the Terminator, the “What you talkin’ about Willis” kid or the smut peddler with a heart. In the end shouldn’t smut always win?

Realbeer.com: Battle of the Beers

The Realbeer.com Battle of the Beers is down to the final eight contenders. Moose Drool Brown Ale vs. Alaskan Smoked Porter Gordon Biersch Mäen vs. Penn Weizen Shakespeare Stout vs. 90-Minute IPA Sierra Nevada Pale Ale vs. Grant’s Scottish Ale Vote early and often!

Even Adobe prefers Windows

A study posted at Adobe’s website describes how traditionally Mac-centric tasks (rendering using After Effects, Illustrator & Photoshop) are all faster on a PC. These kinds of studies are a dime a dozen; what’s interesting isn’t which platform is faster, but that Adobe would host a page proclaiming the PC is the “preferred” platform for such tasks. Given the notoriously fickle folks at Quark, I would have pegged Adobe as the biggest Mac boosters in the third party software market. Are times changing? [via MetaFilter]

25th Hour Review

I’m just not sure about this movie. One one hand it is a good movie filled with great characters (though none of them original), on the other hand it seems like a poorly conceived and maybe even exploitative tribute to the World Trade Center disaster. The story of the movie is that Monty (Edward Norton) has been convicted of a crime and must set the relationships in his life straight before he heads off to jail. It’s a great premise pulled off fairly well. The movie moves a bit slow, but is filled with generally good dialog that seems to…

Musee Mechanique Re-opens

Musee Mechanique, my favorite place in San Francisco, has re-opened at it’s new location near fisherman’s wharf. They are now located at Pier 45 (Shed A at the end of Taylor Street). They have a 2 1/2 year lease but hope to extend it further. The collection is rather fragile. They didn’t lose anything during the last move, but there were a few items damaged. Stop by and take a look if you are in the area. It’s a fantastic place.

12 Year Anchor Our Special Ale Vertical Tasting

Hosted a 12 year vertical of Anchor’s Our Special Ale this past weekend. It’s one of the few beers that I look forward to buying every year. The vertical turned out pretty good. It’s interesting to see how the beer ages and changes over the years. Even though the recipe changes every year there are some consitant themes through out the year. Ginger and spruce make frequent appearances. This is one beer that definitely ages well. The spices seem to blend and the beer becomes fuller over time. In my opinion, the best vintages were the 00, 97, 95, 93…

Best bad TV, ever.

The WB’s Surreal Life must be the best bad TV show ever. Throw 7 people who’s collective fame clock is at 14:59 and counting into a house and see what happens. It’s amazing. The best bad TV has ever been. It’s on WB on Thursdays at 9:00pm.

Loaded up suitcase with Skyline!

While visiting friends and family for the holidays I stopped by the local Kroger and picked up some little cans of Cincinnati heaven. I picked up 14 cans total — cost me $2.24 per can. Dumped them in a suitcase — checked it on the plane and it got back safely. Now I just need to try making my own batch again — now that I can compare it to the real stuff. Hopefully I can work on that this weekend. Anyone want to open up a Skyline franchise in San Francisco? I keep checking — but they never get…

I’m just not too motivated…

This explains a lot. according to a japanese study, as reported by lisa bowman, prolonged daily computer use can make you sore and sap your strength, energy and motivation. sounds about right. [via trained monkey] — Composed with Newz Crawler 1.3 http://www.newzcrawler.com/

Coming Next — Dickens Cider

The makers of Jolt Cola this month roll out Poker Beer, which comes in bottles featuring poker hands. Every bottle carries a label with four different playing cards of a five-card poker hand. The final card is hidden under the bottlecap. About 1.7 million hands are available, thanks to variable printing. Producer Wet Planet expects people to play games with the beer — such as the loser buying the next round. company president C.J. Rapp said he’s aware of the potential for criticism, but Wet Planet is not encouraging drunkenness. “There are laws out there that deter people from drinking…

Holiday Beers

Picked up Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale and Anchor Brewing’s Our Special Ale yesterday. My two favorite holiday beers. Unfortunately I have a bit of a cold — so since I can’t taste them it will have to wait until I get my senses back. Very annoying.