Tuesday, June 20, 2006

MacGyver + Beer =

The only German I know is "Eine bier, bitte." I can't read anything on this website, but I think I'd get along with the proprietors of this blog pretty well. I will never complain about being stranded without a bottle opener again. (via boingboing.net)

As an aside, does anyone else call a bottle opener a "church key?" Not sure if this is a regional thing or a family thing.


grandpaboy said...

One of my German friends told me that a book called something like "100 Ways to Open a Beer" had a run on the German bestseller list like The DaVinci Code.

I used to be pretty good at those tricks back then. It mostly involves prying like mad with any nearby hard edge - butterknives, tables, lighters...

None of it is really necessary, since I carry my own churchkey. The word was also used (surprise) in a Bosstones song, "365 Days"

Mmmm... beer.

Thrillhous said...

Yeah,I learned the old "pry like mad" thing back in the peace corps. A lighter was the usual tool.

These days I impress people by using a spoon. By "impress" I mean "annoy," cuz it does leave permanent marks in the spoon.

Smitty said...

I look at that blog, and the book grandpaboy cites, as essential survival guides akin to the Boy Scout manual or any number of the Worst Case Scenario handbooks. Must-haves in a crazy, crazy world.

S.W. Anderson said...

The "church key" term is widely familiar in the Northeast and West, in my experience.