Kinda like payin’ the toll for the car behind you, only this doesn’t cost you a dime (or six freakin’ bucks like the Golden Gate).
As this year’s agency holiday card, G2 built this site that pipes in cranky, humbug-ian tweets so you can peruse and pick ones to respond to—with a random, cheery haiku. A “totally random way to cheer up someone totally random” indeed. Pretty simple. Pretty addictive, too. You don’t even have to be a word nerd. Go give it a try.
Maybe you can send one to the Freaky Snowman? I hear he’s got his own Twitter.
Christmas beer with an Ümlaut? It almost didn’t make it home unopened.
or Delirium Christmas ale (depending on where you find it), smells like dark fruit, maple, and bread. Pours darker and redder than the golden Delirium Tremens I’m familiar with. Tastes more festive, too.
Let Noël warm up and find a lot going on. Rich, fruity notes like green apples and golden raisins provide a sweet but not syrupy side. And the bready character and complex Belgian yeasts, not to mention 10% ABV, help make it a seriously satisfying winter warmer.
Grolsch has assembled “some of the world’s leading musicians” to use their iconic swingtop bottles in a rendition of ‘Oh, Christmas Tree.” Bonus points for using the umlauted güiro instrument. (via AdFreak)
Between Santa‘s mittened-finger devil horns and the ümlauted subtitle, this Spiced Doüble Alt poses itself as one badass brew. The only improvement would be Santa riding one of these. But like the ümlaut it’s, uh, unnecessary. The damn beer’s giving a hat tip to Slayer!
Ninkasi‘s Sleigh’r pours a dark ruby red and smells of sweet molasses and malt.
Tastes of dark, candied fruits swirled with molasses on an oak pitchfork.
It finishes woodsy and sweet. Let it warm up a little to let the richness (and the 7.2% ABV) truly rock out. A very welcome winter warmer.
The best part about The Simpsons “The Fight Before Christmas” holiday special wasn’t the Treehouse of Horror -style format. Nor Katy Perry outdoing her “shocking” Sesame Street appearance through an oral sex joke with a Muppet Mo. Nope, it was how the entire episode was brought to you by the Ümlaut. (Thanks, Brookelynn!)
Not the first time Best Coast has collaborated for a corporate-sponsored release. Remember the Kid Cudi x Best Coast track for Converse? Now they’re doin’ a holiday Christmas jingle.
Though I’m not a fan of Target, for me, gone are the days when musicians were considered sell outs for appearing on a big-business comp like this. It’s exposure. So now that you’re exposed, go buy their album at Mexican Summer records and see them live. (via Damien)