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17th-Mar-2009 04:01 pm
air elemental

"The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
Douglas Adams

So, will the recently-launched Gravity satellite be of any use with technique?

Happy St Pat's day to those who celebrate. I bought savoy cabbage and desiree potatoes for dinner but there will be no Guiness consumed Chez Hesadevil - MWNN says it doesn't travel well.

17th-Mar-2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
Well, GOCE is designed to know exactly where it is relative to the Earth, so if it were to throw itself at the ground, I think it's pretty well guaranteed to hit it.

As for the Guinness: it travels reasonably well, being a pasteurised beer. (I personally rate it as something like the fourth best stout brewed in Dublin, but then the Porterhouse does extremely good, live, beers. Herself is looking forward to her half pint of oyster stout in about 10 days time.)
17th-Mar-2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
What's happening in 10 days' time that requires porter to be consumed?
17th-Mar-2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
We'll be making our annual visit to PhoenixCon in Dublin. It doesn't require the Porterhouse to be visited, but if we're in the same city, it'd be stupid not to go. So we usually do.

The quality of Guinness itself is frequently down to the care of the barman: we actually had a pretty good pint in Tokyo, which is certainly travelling much further.

(Contrariwise, I used to avoid Guinness in this country, even when living in Ealing where the Park Royal brewery was walking distance away. The St James' Park stuff, ferried over and trucked down the A5 was always superior in my view.)
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