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Six Beers Deep: Immortal Ale by Dogfish Head

This First One is Gonna Hurt – It should first be said that no one should drink six of these. In fact, Dogfish Head doesn’t think you should either, since apparently they only come in 4-packs. But hell, this isn’t called “Four Beers Deep,” and so I bought two 4-packs. As I took a big long pull, it immediately warmed …

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Do Not Buy These Things

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission regularly issues recalls for consumer products that are deemed unsafe and hazardous. I like to peruse their website every now and then to see if I’ve bought anything I’ll later get a refund for, but I never thought I’d see these up there. Product Name: Acme House Instant Girl Hazard: Acme Instant Girl has …

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Bottled water, or else

For those of you that don’t know, Fiji, the makers of Fiji Bottled Water, is ruled by a military dictatorship by a guy named Voreqe Bainimarama. I’m not even sure how to pronounce that, but as we all know, when one tyrannical despotism gets something, they all want it. Now oppressive regimes everywhere have their own bottled water! Check these …

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Six Beers Deep: Rogue Ales Dead Guy Ale

This week’s descent into beerblivion – a German Maibock-style ale (whatever that is) that not only draws its logo’s inspiration from Dia de los Muertos, but also has a lingering informal association with Grateful Dead fans. It clocks in at 6.5% ABV. Here goes. 5th to Last Beer So it’s a little sweet, has a tangy finish, and is actually …

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Dan Johnson’s Next Commencement Speech

Josh Duke, staff After Dan Johnson of the Danco Group (and member of the school board for Northern Humboldt Unified High School District) gave a rousing commencement speech at Arcata High School, there were some that felt that he may have plagiarized pieces of his speech from another commencement speech given by David McCullough Jr. To avoid any further incidents, …

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Six Beers Deep: Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout

This is my new beer review column. I figured since everyone around the office kept calling me the “beer editor” or whatever, I should actually do something every now and again that actually has to do with beer, besides just drinking it. So every month, I’ll be reviewing a beer while I drink a whole six-pack of it. This will …

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How Good of a Dad are You?

I have no children, but I’ll assess your paternal instinct anyway! 1) You’re looking for a movie to watch for family movie night, so you fire up the ol’ Netflix to pick something out. Which is more suitable for three kids of ages ranging from 5 to 8, one of which has a bedwetting problem? A) Finding Nemo B) Kids …

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Lesser Known Facts About Extreme

The band Extreme was formed in 1975 when Brian May from the band Queen decided to eat 5 rolls of mentos and a 2-liter of Diet Coke right before rocking the pants off Wimbledon Stadium. The resulting pile of explosive vomit would be named Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Geary, and Pat Badger, aka Extreme. While the front man of …

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Mountain Dew Cocktails

While Mountain Dew has been seemingly relegated to those that think they’re snowboarders but actually just level up their orc hunter to 85, it’s time to make Mountain Dew X-TREMELY INTOCKSIKATIN’. Mountain Dewar’s 15 parts Mountain Dew 15 parts Dewar’s White Label Scotch Use this drink to show the ladies you’re X-TREME sophistication. Be sure to put the Dewar’s back …

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How To Be Awesome

So the first step to being awesome is to be in the right frame of mind. Here’s what you do to be awesome. Hang out with your folks more. Plant a tree. Own at least one stuffed animal for more than a year. Volunteer for a charity, even if just for a day. Read at least one book a month. Clean …

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