Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Brooklyn

I am in a secret location in New York city which cannot be revealed at any cost. Already I have hatched some serious schemes and judged this great nation as only the Englishman can. The freedom eagle's belly is ripe for tickling, and I have a feather that is up to the task.

29 comments:

Kyle Jones said...

The British are coming! The British are coming!

I found a copy of the Declaration/Bill of Rights/etc that my brother had gotten in D.C. as a youngen, and I think I shall frame them, as I love being reminded that I can say any naughty word I want without being arrested.

Tom Meade said...

It would be fun to put-on a warden's uniform and fake a British accent, then wander around seeing if anyone got it.

bdeakin said...

http://www.tikaro.com/features/defend_brooklyn/images/defendbrooklyn_big.gif

Defend Brooklyn from Britons!

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Roman said...

Welcome to my mo-feckin' state, man! Though Brooklyn is quite, quite different than the city I live in.

Roman said...

I envision John strutting down the street this afternoon to a high-hat beat, a la Tony Manero:

Well you can tell by the way he talk his talk,
He's an Englishman,
And he don't not squawk, etc.

Jay said...

Welcome to my city.

As a warning, should I find you wandering aimless through my streets I will be forced to purchase several pints of beer and shove them in your general direction.

Refusfal of alcomaholic beverages is punishable by the forced watching of hours of crappy 80's Amercian sitcoms. No Cheers. No Cosby. Only Mr. Belvedere and Full House. Perfect Strangers if you're lucky

Victrola said...

Really?! I live in Manhattan! Oh can we hang out?!
Oh I must sound like a 6 year old girl, but I just love your comic. I even cut my hair to look like Amy.

m!ke said...

you should be overheard loudly in public saying things like "I don't know... OLD York is still the home of the O.G... These New Yorkers? Piffle."

Tom said...

Dont drink the beer. Its not actaully beer. Its not even lager. Its just...wrong.

Abbey said...

I agree with Tom. America is a lovely country...but their beer isn't very good at all. I was just in Minneapolis to see Franz Ferdinand (who were fabulous), the trip was great, except for the beer. I have never wanted an Alexander Keith's more than when I was drinking American beer.

Kyle Jones said...

Not all our beer is bad! I've had some excellent beer here in Oregon! Perhaps its just those east coast fellas that got it wrong!

Jay said...

*sigh*

I really can't defend my country's taste in beer.

While there are good beers to be found in every area of the country (East Coast too -- try Magic Hat #9 sometime), most of my homeland actually prefers to drink the cheap, mass produced, mass advertised, massively watered down, alcomaholic swill they call Budweiser.

For most of the country beer isn't a tasty beverage, it's simply a medium for the alcohol.

Kyle Jones said...

Jay is sadly right. There are a few outstanding brews around, but they are overwhelmed by the horrors of Budweiser, and even more by the horrors of Pabst and Corona!

A local favorite here is the Rogue Ale Brewery which apparantly has some very awesome world-famous beers.

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marco said...

as you are abroad, prolly i'm almost apologized to post a comment here, about the currently happenings at SCR, as they happens because you are away... GREAT WORK! nice to see Len back, but anyway, nice to see the effort you have put in make enjoyable as a reading the how-to.
however, as you are in US, take a time to go see
http://www.forgotten-ny.com/
ciao!

Jenna said...

I agree with Marco, your how-to is brilliant. I am enjoying it much more than I would enjoy a week of, say, guest strips.

Corwin said...

This is just like Arrested Development. Life immitating art.

*nods*

"For British eyes only..."

Habeas Dorkus said...

only the plebian beer is that horrible. a sam adams or other microbrew or small brewery is just as good as any beer available in the british commonwealth.

well, maybe not guiness in ireland, fresh from the brewery, but close.

Tom said...

Guiness isnt beeer either. Its alcoholic gravey.

Nate said...

No no. Sam Adams is preferable to Bud, but decidely not a microbrew. I am going to reccommend Dogfish Head as a truly excellent American contribution to the world stage of brewing.

Also, had I been paying attention and not visitting friends from college, I surely would have staked out John A while he was in my borough. See you next time, perhaps.

Jay said...

BTW, John -- I've loved the tutorial all week long, but you've seriously outdone yourself today by putting Riley in an old-school Rogue outfit. 'Nuff Said!

Terra V. said...

Just to say: the tutorial is killer.

And: I LOVE YOU PLEASE MARRY MEEEEEE.

Love, Stalker

Rachel said...

I have a theory, and this is that you are looking to see how many odd comments about beer you can drum up with two weeks and a three sentence post. A 'waiting game': both entertaining and effortless (although, hats off if so, as crafting a seemingly unrelated post which tends deterministically toward the discussion of beer *would* require you to employ all of your intuitive and creative skills)(or is it the exact opposite?).

Yes? No?

John A said...

I think if you sit three American males with a certain level of education and waist size in a room together, they will start talking about "microbreweries". I imagine a microbrewery to be where they make computers processors out of liquid, using fermentation and transistors.

There will be a new post SOON. I am back on home soil but I caught a cold and had to spend several days weeping and pawing weakly at the air.

Tom said...

I always though i microbrewery was were little pixies made delicious treats...

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Rachel said...

I feel for you, brother. I'm also sick. I think it's probably a coincidence, but we can never be sure.

I make computer processors for a living! You don't want to confuse breweries and ic fabs. Before you know it, you're downing a nice frothy mug of hydrofluoric acid and I've never seen that end well.

Corwin said...

Microbreweries only employ little pixies, though the treats they produce are delicious.