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November 30, 2007

THE GREAT BEER HEIST

He won't get far.

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson and John Regan)

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Just look for a couple of big, burly mafia type people who are REALLY happy.

"I'll shend you to sheep wish the fisses."

Simply zero in on the cell phone that's texting 'toilet' 427 times a day...

He must have been really, really thirsty.

Might be those gorillas, trnaquilzed...

*Hah*@ fivver!

Well I'm east bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
and we gonna' do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go, and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch 'ole' Bandit run.

Keep your foot hard on the peddle
Son, never mind them brakes
Let it all hang out 'cause we've got a run to make
The boys are thirsty in An Cabhan
and there's beer in Loch Garman
and we'll bring it back no matter what it takes

Well I'm east bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
and we gonna' do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go, and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch 'ole' Bandit run.

Old Shade's* got them ears on, he's hot on your trail
And he ain't gonna' rest 'til you're in jail
So, you gotta' dodge him, you gotta' duck him
you gotta' keep that diesel truckin'
just put that hammer down and give it hell

Well I'm east bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
and we gonna' do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go, and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch 'ole' Bandit run.

*Shade - Irish slang for Police according to this site.

Tip of the hat to Schade for his tribute to the greatest American movie EVER--and I'm STILL boycotting the Oscars for snubbing Jackie Gleason in that film.

(By the way--BUDWEISER in a GUINESS factory? Nothing's sacred anymore. I blame global warming.)

Who says he's planning to sell it? I'd be on the lookout for a really big frat party.

Budweiser? Yeck. 'course, I don't actually like beer at all.

I don't know why they think he'll have trouble disposing of it. In The Thunderbolt Kid, Bill Bryson writes about growing up in Des Moines and tells about Stephen Katz, who organized ongoing beer thefts from the cargo trains. He and other teenagers rented a large apartment and stored beer there. Eventually, he got caught because pretty much all the Des Moines teenagers were in on it. Probably the adults put two and two together when they noticed that all the teenagers were staggering and smiling.

It's a new Guiness Record!

*snork* @ one

Where are our beer snobs? They would be saying stuff like the Bud is just recycled Guinness anyway no great loss. Tropic?, CH? (Beuhler?) anyone?

Thank you, JT. I wasn't sure if anyone would recognize where that was from. I saw that when I was somewhere around 8 when that movie came out, and I loved it from the start.

Come on. This is IRELAND. The guy was just stocking up for the holidays because the supermarket wouldn't deliver.

Schadeboy that song has just been re-recorded and released by the Road Hammers, a Canadian CW band. They are sort of like the Travelling Wilburys, in that the band members are all CW stars in their own right, and formed the band to sing trucker songs.

I know everyone's moved on, but BUDWEISER????? My hubby's a beer snob, and there's no way he'd ever take equal amounts of Guinness and Bud. It would be Guinness all the way! That thief is an idiot. Although he did get away with a ton of beer...

And next year, there will be a new celebration in the pubs and homes in Dublin on the anniversary of the great beer heist.

The Bud will be recognized a couple of hours later in a different non-celebration.

ArcticAl - I just looked them up on their web site. I was able to listen to the song through the site, and man are they good! I really like their sound. I might just have to go buy the album, and I'm not much a country music fan.

The criminal isn't big and burly. We all know he's stout

*belated sweep*

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