Quote of the Day

“You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline – it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.”

— Frank Zappa

I’d like to add the addendum, ‘and it helps if the beer from your country doesn’t taste like horse urine.’ Of course, there would be some individuals who will go unnamed who would query how I know what horse urine tastes like. I write poetry and fiction. I have a creative mind. So I can state with authority, Horse urine tastes (sigh) like the beer made in my hometown. And my authority is as unquestionable as a New York Times columnist’s. (sigh)

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  1. Christy

    It took me a coupla beats to figure out this post (wrt the link and its connection to the preceding text) but I feel honor-bound, as someone who lives beneath the shadow of the behemoth brewery of our hometown and often wakes, walks and works to the comforting aromas of fermenting corn and rice, and as someone who once compared drinking Natty Light to drinking one’s own urine, to say, “Hey, it may taste like horse urine, but it’s OUR horse urine, buddy, and don’t you forget it!”

  2. John

    I was kind of oblique about the connection.

    Rest assured, I am definitely proud of our horse urine. (Or maybe I should have said Clydesdale Urine.) Though I do feel when our city’s August family (pun intended) sold the Cardinals they lost their best asset.