Action Figures & Their Beers - Rocket Man!

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2013-03-18, 09:22:09

BUILD A ROCKET BOYS!

Well, I hope you’re all recovered from your St. Patrick’s Day binge yesterday. Honestly, though, I find it appalling that people pretend to be Irish just so they have an excuse to get drunk, as if that’s all there is to Irish culture. And like you need an excuse to get drunk other than “I want to.” Amateurs!

Well, if you’re nursing a hangover, here’s a little hair of the dog for you . . . .

“Created by elbow and brewed by Robinsons.” Old Fart Alert: I have no idea who this band “elbow” is, nor why they are incapable of capitalising their name. Nor am I particularly interested. But apparently, this beer is named after one of their albums. I stopped paying much attention to modern music when the Grunge movement hit. Since then, it’s only due to “Weird Al” and accidental exposure as background music that I know anything about modern music. And what I know is mostly this: too many modern female singers seem to have mistaken “having a screeching, angst-ridden mental breakdown in front of a microphone” with “singing with passion and talent.” (Jessie J and Adele, I’m mainly looking at you.) And to paraphrase a great Eighties movie, “The next time somone tries to make you go to rehab, you say ‘YES’!”

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Anyway, on to the toy synergy . . . . As a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000, when I think of rocket-men, I think of Commando Cody*. When I think of Commando Cody, I think of his Star Wars namesake, Commander Cody, who also has a thimble-shaped helmet and a streamlined jetpack affixed to his back.

* “Nipple, nipple, tweak, tweak, and . . . FLYYYYYY!”

Honestly, nothing really strikes me as exceptional about this beer. According to the Tasting Notes on the bottle, this is “a golden ale with a rich balanced body, smooth bitterness, subtle tang of malt and fruity aroma.” Well, perhaps. It’s just beer, as far as I can tell. It’s nice beer, but it’s nothing I’d cross the street to have again. If it were being handed out at an open bar, sure, I’ll take one. But honestly, I prefer Robinson’s original Unicorn to this stuff.

One other thing I know about modern music: Dethklok is by far one of the best bands, with some of the most entertaining and adrenaline-pumping music of the millennium. And they don’t even, technically, exist.

Drink this if you also like: Nice beer, the band elbow.





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