(1) spam is starting to get poetic. I actually like reading it now. This one's from Christian Mccullough (from Russia) and the subject is "Your health, musette bag".
The following, while true to the text, is my parsing.
"minor paste wash odd-come-shortly oak bark mouse-color
odd-fangled modern-made oak-tree
one-rail paschal controversy
nettle geranium pain-bearing
olivine-andesite Non-marcan mother-sick mis-ship mug-wet mullein pink mosquito bee
Out-milton mirror carp"
It also mentions Mendel: "olive-skinned moccasin plant mode beige Neo-mendelian os magnum"
(2) Jack Curtin, Pennsylvania beer writer extraordinaire, claims that Celebrator (a beer publication) has named its top 10 best American beer cities and they are as follows:
New York & Chicago (tie)
All the way live from the 215.
And here is Mr. Curtin's commentary that was published with the ranking.
"Why Philadelphia? The answer is Lager. But let's get the other stuff out of the way first.
Start with diversity. More beers of more styles are brewed the Philadelphia region than anywhere else in the U.S. Most are excellent. A few are superior. And the lot of them are generally balanced, nuanced brews which represent all the detailed complexity of the brewer's art at its finest.
Consider the milieu. Our best beer venues have been as highly praised for their culinary skills as for their beer selections for years now. We get virtually every popular craft beer from other areas in the country. Philadelphia is where the American craze for Belgian beers began; it remains the largest U.S. market for Belgians.
Still, it's lager beers which set Philadelphia apart. There's Yuengling Lager, the beer that stopped Budweiser in its tracks in this market. Or Victory Brewing's flagship Prima Pils, named Top Pilsner in the World by the New York Times a few months back. On a grander scale, the annual Sly Fox Bock Festival poured four Bocks (plus two Eisbock versions), Helles Lager, Dark Lager, Pilsner and Rauchbier this May. Got anything like that where you live?"
Wednesday, May 31, 2006