This is the one where the guys give their final salute and a moment of silence to His Royal Badness. I think we can all agree that the world is slightly less awesome today. Also, in honor of the Purple One, this week’s beer, courtesy of Real Deal Brewing in Menomonie, WI was renamed Little Rye Corvette.
Eric takes a detour to recommend something outside of the part of the show where we normally recommend things and talks about a book he just ordered, Dubya & Eddie by Pedro Sanjuan which is, according to the cover on Amazon, “A fable about a brash coyote and the President of the United States.” I’m not sure why we’re mentioning it now because it’s probably just going to be Eric’s recommendation next week.
The conversation about Dubya & Eddie leads the fellas to a conversation about which is better — reading off of a Kindle or reading old school books made out of trees and soybeans.
This is also the one where Ian, our “professional” bartender decides he’s going to start pouring beers like he’s being chased. Behold:
Finally, our heroes get around to complimenting the Baltimore Sun on a job well done. With today’s mass media demanding so much from reporters, you don't often see a reporter slowing things down and making sure they get everything right. So it’s nice to see the Sun take the time to nail down all of the details.
Oh, and the guys touch, just briefly, on guns.
Eric recommends this awesome video of filmmaker Kevin Smith tell this story about his interaction with Prince.
Ian thinks you should this amazing hot sauce from a tacorarium in Austin, TX called Torchy’s. I guess it’s pretty good.
SPECIAL GUEST ANDY RECOMMENDS A BOOK! Canoeing with the Cree by Eric Severeid is a tale of epic adventure about two pint-sized friends canoeing an unremarkable-looking ring from Minneapolis to the fires of Mount Doom from whence it was forged. Or something like that. Look, if you like canoes and you like adventures and you like hobbits, you’ll love this book.