Rappelling Santa’s Beard gets Stuck… Hilarious!

December 1, 2011

Hi,


We here at Harwich Spirits Shoppe have a serious sense of humor… a very serious sense of humor… And when you see a video of Santa Clause trying to rappel from the upper deck of a mall only to get stuck when he experiences his own special ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’… Well, we just have to pass that along to you…

Howling by the racks…

Three cats blogging


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.

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Best Turkey-Day Video Ever, and Great Holiday Wines…

November 24, 2011

Hey,

Cisco the blogging cat here… From the old WKRP TV show…

Also… Here’s a quick article on ten of the best holiday wines…

Laughing and drinking by the racks…

Three cats blogging…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


NASA, Furious Alien Environmentalists, and Our Possible Tasty Demise

August 19, 2011

Hey! Cisco the HSS blogging cat here…

Ya know, there are times when reality is a lot weirder than anything a feline can dream up. Case in point from NASA et al…

A team of American researchers have produced a range of scenarios in which aliens could attack the earth, and curiously, one revolves around climate change.

They speculate that extraterrestrial environmentalists could be so appalled by our planet-polluting ways that they view us as a threat to the intergalactic ecosystem and decide to destroy us.

The thought-provoking scenario is one of many envisaged in a joint study by Penn State and the NASA Planetary Science Division, entitled “Would Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis.”

So, given our economy, this is what we’ve come down to… The best and brightest minds in our country (and paid for by your tax dollars) ponder the possible threat of angry alien Al Gores… But the study isn’t done yet…

The NASA Extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) report warns ET “could attack and kill us, enslave us, or potentially even eat (emphasis Cisco) us.”

OK, I think I’ve seen this before…

I don’t even know where to begin… Hell… Let’s start here… All law enforcement and citizens be on the lookout for the following extraterrestrial creature(s)…

Note those fangs — he ain’t no vegetarian! (Has NASA even considered that ET might be part genocidal maniac, part carnivore gourmet, part environmentalist, and part vampire?!?)

Consider yourself warned by the racks…

Two cats blogging…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


It’s Summer!!! Here’s the Ideal Theme Song?

June 21, 2011

And what would summer be without a great (adult) summer classic?

There… Play that at your next party and you’ll be a star!

We’re just saying…

Two cats blogging.. Getting down with our bad selves by the racks…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


CDC Zombie Alert!!!

May 20, 2011

Get A Kit,    Make A Plan, Be Prepared. emergency.cdc.gov

That’s right… The United States Government’s Center for Disease Control in Atlanta has issued an alert and preparedness guide in case of an invasion of undead brain eaters. We’re talking a full-blown Zombie Apocalypse! I kid you not. (Do you really think I could make the graphic above? Just click on the pic and it will take you to the actual CDC dot gov site and see for yourself!)

Pay no attention to the fact that prepping for a zombie attack is eerily similar to preparing for a hurricane, flood, tornado, or other disaster. Just get ready for the inevitable zombies.

As I write for this blog (and others), it has become enormously frustrating to see that for the most part, safety posts go completely ignored. People treat them with the usual, “Yeah, yeah,yeah… Blah, blah, blah…” and then go about their merry way. That’s not the way it’s supposed to work. Fate has a nasty habit of making sure that sooner or later, everyone gets to greet the fertilizer wagon… And to that point, here is my favorite zombie preparedness site

Cisco, Ponchita, and Ben’s ghost are all waiting by the racks…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


Why a Woodpecker Pecks

May 12, 2011

Yeah, I’ll bet you always wondered why a woodpecker pecks on wood… Truth be told, the pecking is not just to make a nest in some old tree — woodpeckers (and their cousins the snipes and flickers) peck to establish territory and attract mates. Here’s a nice shot we took right here in Harwich of a flicker…

As beautiful as they are, these birds can be a rip-snorting pain in the tail section. In our case, one decided to unleash his percussive love mojo on the sheet metal of our chimney cap. Believe it or not, this is a common problem. To make matters worse, these are persistent little bugger, and there isn’t much you can do about them. I’ve tried to coerce him into swooning elsewhere by buying him a Barry White CD and a six-pack, but that didn’t work. I even used steak tips as a bribe to get red-tailed hawks to pick off the little peckerhead, but alas, to no avail. About the best we can do is go shout at the shingles when he shows up… Boy the neighbors must love that…

By the racks…

Cisco and Ponchita by the racks…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


17 Degrees, Blowing Like a Bustard, and Mission Control, We’ve Got Chupas and then Some!!!

February 9, 2011

Yup,

That’s right… In Harwich, we’re freezing our tail sections off. Why I’ll bet it’s so cold that you’ve completely forgotten Valentines Day… We’re just trying to cover your six boss…

Back to the cold… This is post number 203… Think of all that nice warm weather we’ve shared over the last couple of years and even taken for granted… Not any more… It’s a stinkin’ 17 degrees out there, and that’s not the worst of it…

There’s something you non-Cape people don’t quite understand about the “Land of the Cod” – we have chupacabras.

Yes, yes, yes… We also have your ubiquitous zombies, ghosts, bigfeet, and politicians, but nothing is a pip on a cold windy night like the chupas pounding on the back door and stomping on the roof. Though I do remember one particular blow-up after the lights were out and the doors were locked… The the wind was wailing (just like tonight), and the temp wasn’t fit for man nor beast…

As usual, the chupas were pounding away… (If memory serves me right, Ponchita and I had snuggled in with a nice pilfered white wine, some Slim Jims, and Frank Sinatra on YouTube…) And then the pounding stopped, and instead was replaced with a mean, shuffling, struggling sound – a surreal donnybrook in the making. Now, I’ll tell you straight up… I don’t know what started it… But I do know this much – all the denizens of SyFy were duking it out round and round ye old HSS. And without a doubt, the politician was winning. (Don’t quote me on this, but the pol looked like Mike Dukakis dressed up like Fozzy Bear.) So the brawl went on and on… Ponchita and I raced from window to window to watch the melee like children of old, buzzed on eggnog and sugar, racing from window to window to spy Saint Nick (or at least watch him crash and burn.)  Let me tell you something brother, I don’t care if you’ve been intimate with five movie starlets all at the same time whilst wearing Mickey Mouse ears… You simply haven’t lived until you’ve witnessed “Mike D./Fozzy B.” drop kick a squawking chupacabra over the rooftop and into the cold darkness of the local “Quickie Mart” all to the syrupy strains of Sinatra singing, “My Way”. But so it went… Frankenstein got kneed in the “you know whats” and did a superb imitation of a groin-injured Michael Jackson doing his damnedest “Thriller” moves all the while sucking on a sour ball. A bunch of the ghouls actually held down “Billy the Wolf Boy” and gave him a mohawk. And so it went… Ah, what a night…

But for right now, it’s a cold, windy Cape Cod night, and the chupas are pounding… Where’s “Mike D./Fozzy B.” when you need him,

Smiling by the racks…

Two cats blogging…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.