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Old 12-22-2014, 12:03 AM   #11
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Nope. But we visited the Alamo, and even as a small for his age 11-year-old, I was surprised how small it is.
Well, you were in the chapel, and the chapel is small. It's pretty much all that's left of the Alamo, and since it has that iconic Spanish Mission roofline, people equate the Alamo with the chapel. During the battle it was quite large, and the chapel was just a small part of it. One of the reasons it fell, besides the fact that it was defended by about 300 men against 9000, was that they were spread pretty thin trying to cover all the walls.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:09 AM   #12
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I fought with Davey Crockett. Had a racoon cap and everything.
Davey, Davey Crockett, King of the wild frontier.
My favorite quote of his, after he was defeated in his reelection bid for Congress:

"Since you have chosen to elect a man with a timber toe to succeed me, you may all go to hell and I will go to Texas."
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:27 AM   #13
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Excellent stuff.
Now explain Coor's beer to me. What the heck is a banquet beer? Something you drink with rubber chicken in a vast hotel ballroom? Ads are running dozens of times a day, with no explanation.
I know Texas isn't responsible.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:42 AM   #14
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Excellent stuff.
Now explain Coor's beer to me. What the heck is a banquet beer? Something you drink with rubber chicken in a vast hotel ballroom? Ads are running dozens of times a day, with no explanation.
I know Texas isn't responsible.
You're right, we have no knowledge of that. Its a Colorado thing, so I'll leave it to Coloradans to explain.

I did find this however. Still won't get me to drink it. Shiner Bock, now that's a beer.

http://www.thrillist.com/drink/natio...-coors-banquet
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Thanks.
That's a lot of stuff that I wish I didn't know.
I feel I've been sucked in by a marketing team, and I have been.
Still won't pass my lips.
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Why th' heck am I now starting to hum, "From the land of sky blue waters"?
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:00 AM   #17
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Having been both poor and thirsty more than once in my life I adopted a philosophy on beer that serves me well to this day. I only drink two kinds of beer. Cold and Free. And I only drink two, The first one and the last one. Tipped a few with my Bro yesterday, Blue Moon, Urban 312', Shock Top Belgian, and finished the day with a Fat Tire, which is way better than a flat tire. I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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When I went to college in Iowa back in the 60's we had to drive to Illinois to get beer on sundays and then drink it out in the cornfields to escape detection. Those were the days......
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Why th' heck am I now starting to hum, "From the land of sky blue waters"?
I'm not sure Hamm's beer sells anywhere other than Washington State. That's the only place I've seen it. Too bad. I like the lighter tasting beers...like Coors.
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I always though Hamms, which was brewed in Maryland a long time ago and the Chesapeake Bay was the land of sky blue water??
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