Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Artifacts

I walked along a small stream with Sam and Ripley over the weekend. As is usual with many suburban streams there was the usual detritus scattered about. We found many old bricks with various manufacturers stamps on them. It became a bit of a game as we sorted through a pile of rocks and bricks near one bend pool.

I noticed the item below wedged between two rocks. Sam guessed its function but didn't realize it was not the type of "stay on can" pull tab that he was used to seeing. The "pull off" tab started to be phased out in the late 70s. No doubt some small stream angler from decades ago discarded it while sampling a fine American lager.


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  1. OK, I'm telling my age here, but the practice was to pull the tab and drop it into the can followed by drinking the beer and/or swallowing the tab. Thus the "stay on the can" tab.

    Mark

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    1. Yeah, that whole choking thing wasn't very popular.

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  2. I don't know Steve, the doctors loved it.

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    1. There's a silver lining to every cloud.

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  3. I would eat the can and drink from the Mighty Pootatuck before consuming your fine American lager. (Though Sam Adams Alpine Spring is just the ticket, incidentally).

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    1. Yeah, that was definitely the sarcasm part of the blog.

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  4. I just wanted to recognize it and indeed emphasize it. Some folks might have missed it. It can happen.

    BTW, for some reason Yale is now banning me from looking at your blog for my "own protection". I think they're still sore you left.

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    1. I appreciate the Public Service Announcement on watery, bland lagers.

      And, yes, this blog is Dangerous.

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