“I remember getting the Four Loko, and I remember drinking it on an empty stomach. I drank two cans in a little more than an hour. And then I remember feeling great. And then I remember falling out of my chair. And then I don’t remember things. And then I remember the show being over. I know there was some caroling going on there that I don’t recall, and I’m pretty sure I sang part of a Barenaked Ladies song, but I don’t really remember. I’ve never heard it. I probably never will hear it. It happened, and I can only pick up the pieces and go forward. [Laughs.]”—Tom Scharpling on Classic ‘Best Show’ Moments — Vulture
“A host of highly regarded apps for iPhone and iPad have gone free today in what could be a major celebration to mark five years since Apple launched the App Store. So far, games such as Infinity Blade II, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, Where’s My Water?, Badland and Tiny Wings (iPhone / iPad) are all on offer for nothing, alongside apps such as Traktor DJ (iPhone / iPad), Day One, Over, How to Cook Everything, and Barefoot World Atlas.”—Top iOS apps and games go free ahead of App Store’s fifth anniversary | The Verge
“Are you or someone you know a part of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)? Typically, you are buying a weekly share of fresh fruits and vegetables from a local farmer. Well, Big Alice Brewing, a new brewery in Long Island City, NY, was inspired and have launched a great idea.”—Big Alice Brewing Offers CSA-Inspired Beer Subscription Service
We’re starting to plan the first issue of Donewaiting Quarterly. If you’re interested in writing, get in touch. The only parameters: music is okay, but we’re expanding the topics to culture in general. Hope to have the first issue out Labor Day weekend. Tell a friend.
For the last two days, there has been a back-and-forth of press releases and social media attacks between two brewers: West Sixth of Lexington, Kentucky (whose logo is pictured on the left), and formerly-craft-now-crafty brewer Magic Hat, once of Vermont and now a brand owned by North American Breweries, which itself is owned by Cerveceria Costa Rica (whose logo for their beer #9 is pictured on the right).
The long and short of it: West Sixth claims that rather than work in good faith to resolve a despite amicably over the similarity of their logos, Magic Hat lawyered up and filed suit against the small brewer. West Sixth was upset, and expressed their discontent publicly in a microsite they created (which crashed under the weight of its own popularity yesterday). The site called for a boycott and encouraged the craft beer community to sign a petition urging Magic Hat to drop the suit.