You know the “fortune cookie” game right? (News flash…they ain’t edible…yuck). Depending on the age of your companions, you read the little piece of paper with the oh-so-generic line on it and then add something like “in bed” or “after the lights go out” to give it an entirely new meaning. Never fails to add a giggle to your recently-consumed dose of MSG.
So there I was enjoying a Spaten Optimator (the true nirvana of beer) and digging my way through a pile of music that seemed to have grown taller without me touching it when two things flew through my mind (fear not, they didn’t hit anything; there’s lots of empty space in there):
- I really like singing.
- I really like beer.
In true Blogmeister twistedness I considered the question: can they be interchangeable? Just like the fortune cookie game but substitution instead of adding something. Off to goodreads.com, a great place to search through literature. I offer you quotes where singing can replace beer and be improved. First, the ones that are just plain cool.
- He was a wise man who invented
- Give me a woman who loves
beersinging and I will conquer the world.
– Kaiser Wilhelm
- Stark: “Let me finish my
beersinging.” Kasabian: “Of course. The end of the world can wait.”
― Richard Kadrey
- I had come out of a messy workplace along a messy street to a messy room and did not like it and within me was the
beersinging that made me bold.
― Sherwood Anderson
- Nothing gives a sensation better than
beersinging! Nothing builds a relation better than beersinging!
― Anshul Dubey
BeerSinging is my coffee.
― Moi (No, not me…that’s how author refers to himself!)
Followed by the ones that are…um…interesting. And a bit silly.
- You can’t be a real country unless you have
beersinging and an airline – it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need beersinging.
– Frank Zappa
- Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is
beersinging. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.
– Dave Barry
- I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and
― Stephen King
And the one that makes the least sense with the swap but is still pretty funny.
- It couldn’t be the
beersinging. Donnie McRory was certain of that. If you sent American beersinging out to be analyzed, the lab would probably phone up and say, “Your horse has diabetes.”
― Sharyn McCrumb
And last but not least, the one that gets it exactly right.
BeerSinging is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
– Benjamin Franklin