Category: Traditional TDE Blog Archives

The Traditional DE Blog (est. 2004)

February 2021 through July 2021

July 30, 2021

Company to Make Weightless Barbells?

Maine brewery will make non-alcohol beer only.

Far out. I hope it works for them. Here are a few other oxymoronic and/or nerd business ideas:

Non-movement treadmills

Vision-free binoculars

Books without pages

I know people like non-alcoholic beer, but I don’t get it.

Years ago, I was reading a book about how to play poker. The author was an accomplished gambler, and I remember he made this point (which he was adamant about): Poker sucks if there’s no gambling involved. There are, he said, many great card games that don’t involve gambling and poker isn’t one of them. Gambling is the sine qua non of poker.

To me, beer without alcohol is like playing funzies. If you don’t want to drink alcohol, great. I respect that.

But why drink beer? There are a ton of great non-alcoholic beverages out there, ranging from sodas to juices to teas. Why drink beer unless you want a small buzz?

Again, it’s obviously a matter of taste and, therefore, largely rests beyond criticism, but I just don’t get it.


July 29, 2021

I call this one, “Early Sunrise Over My Miniature Greenhouse on My Half-Acre Garden in Southwest Michigan Delight.”

July 28, 2021

“Serfdom still existed in Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, until it was established by the new [Yugoslavian] government in early 1919.” Thomas Sowell, Conquests Read the rest