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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Beer Art: 7 Hilarious Hand-Drawn Taps at Church Key SF

Like the Wacky Packs of beer

It’s not often you find beers like Samichlaus on tap (the rare bottles are a Christmas tradition with me). Even more rare to find hand-doodled parodies gracing the pulls. Church Key in San Francisco‘s North Beach only has a few taps at a time but man does their artwork make up for their numbers. They put the hand in tap handles.

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About the artist

I had to pull teeth out of the bartender as he was, unfortunately, not the most talkative or friendly. This is how I got to what I sorta believe to be the guy’s name:

ÜÜ: Did you draw these? They’re awesome.
CK: No.

ÜÜ: Did someone else at Church Key draw them?
CK: No.

ÜÜ: Do you know who did?
CK: A local guy who comes in here.

ÜÜ: Happen to know his name?
CK: Sean.

ÜÜ: Sean … ?
CK: Sean Dick.

I couldn’t tell if that was the guy’s last name or the bartender just was being one. Making that my last beer at Church Key for the eve. However, I’ll go back and give ’em another chance. And bring a better camera. In the meantime enjoy these seven killer tap handles by Sean Dick(?) …

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Family Guy: It’s A Trap! Trailer

Yes, bikini Ewok-pillow fights, gaseous carbonite thawing, it certainly looks like “… a fantastic adventure through time, space, and the boundaries of good taste.” Again.

This makes the trifecta for Family Guy Star Wars specials. Re-watch the other trailers here: See the rest »

Star Wars: Admiral Ackbar As Ole Miss Mascot? It’s A Frat!

The students of Mississippi University have voted to make Admiral Ackbar their official mascot. Now we wait for the Student Mascot Committee to decide. You can’t repel suspense of that magnitude.
More info at SFGateThe Force


Ackbar For Ole Miss has an official site It’s Not A Trap and a Twitter. They’ve even got a killer motto, “Who wants a Colonel when you could have an Admiral?” Stay tuned for more. (via Daily Dish)

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Geek Out: All Things Ackbar … It’s A Blog!

After yesterday’s post on SNL Digital Short “The Curse” I had a fever. And the only prescription was more Tim Cappello.

This is my contribution to a site I had the honor of naming, All Things Ackbar. A Star Wars character who’s moments were fleeting, but who’s magnitude the internets cannot repel. No, it can’t be explained. But like Selleck Waterfall Sandwich and Nic Cage As Everyone, we’ll help run this into the ground, too.

Scott, the Web Admiral, created the site and is now taking submissions.

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