Yesterday, the weather was lovely so I walked over to Montmartre where they were having a harvest festival. One of the nice things about Europe is that they appear to think that alcohol is a major food group.
This vendor featured beer, attractive young people and loud rockabilly music.
It looks like the graybeard in the background was also hoping to suddenly lose a decade or two off of his age.
For those of you thinking that these are not the best photos I’ve ever taken, you try to take good pictures while holding your third glass of champagne. I’m multi-tasking – dammit!
I haven’t yet decided if I want to participate in this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, but I took my camera out and went around my neighborhood to take a few pictures. People in this town love to put eccentric ornaments in their yards. Sure, you might find the occasional ironic pink flamingo or even a genuine sculpture, but the general taste around here is the quirkier the better. Maybe one day, I’ll go out and concentrate on lawn ornaments. The following item caught my eye.
I think this was a left over prop from the movie This is Spinal Tap.
Here was an interesting article by someone who writes comic books. The title is self-explanatory: Writing While Black.
There was an interesting article in the The New York Times Magazine about Anheuser-Busch InBev’s attempt to buy Grupo Modelo. The Justice Department is looking into the possibility that AB InBev could become an abusive monopoly. The fear is essentially that AB InBev would be able to set a price without pressure from competition and this would lead to higher prices for consumers. However, since beer isn’t exactly an essential, a somewhat inflated price might not be a bad thing. I also had another thought. The article also mentioned that there are 2336 breweries in the U.S. with an average on one new brewery every day. I can’t help wondering if an artificially high price on the mass market beers might also inadvertently help the smaller breweries which presumably have higher costs. That’s just speculation on my part. Any thoughts?
If you’ve come across any interesting tidbits in the last week (or titbits as Daz over at Dixie Flatline informed us), please share.