Geez, so much beer snobbery from either end. I'd like to counter the American beer sucks attitude, the Budweiser sucks attitude, and the lemon in beer is wrong attitude.
In the Netherlands, they serve Witbier (white beer) not only with lemon, but with a plastic mashing utensil. You're expected to mash it into the beer. So, the next time you're in a bar in Amsterdam, please tell all the locals that they are retards. I'm sure they'll buy you a round for your candor.
Lemon is common to add to wheat beers, especially unfiltered ones. Some people mash it in, some don't. Neither is wrong or right, and calling people stupid or retards because they do is just as silly calling someone retard because they put mustard on their hamburger. They like it, it's personal taste, they're not the only one in the world to do so, leave them alone. Goddamn beer snobs.
I'm a homebrewer and I appreciate great beer, but a beer snob castigates other people for what they drink, rather than being helpful and offering something they might like better.
Budweiser, in fact, is not a horrible beer. It is a good beer, and if you knew anything about beer at all, you'd know so. Producing a beer in vast quantites with the quality control they have, and still taste consistent despite variations of water chemical contents in different parts of the country, different hop yields from year to year, and grain is difficult. As far as the style goes (light American-style lagers) Bud is one of the best quality examples of the style.
Comparing Budwiser to the Czech Bud is ridculous, they are different styles of beers. They are supposed to taste different! Chocolate is supposed to taste different than vanilla!
But Bud is just one style of many. Just because you don't like a style, again, is no reason to call people who enjoy it "stupid" or makes the style invalid. I liken an American Light Lager to vanilla ice-cream: not too flavorful, but good when you want it, and doesn't offend a lot of people. There's a lot more flavorful beer styles/ice cream flavors out there. I mostly prefer German and British beers, but an occasional Bud hits the spot nicely. I'm not ashamed to admit it.
Think of it this way: does it make sense to say "Vanilla ice cream sucks! Anyone who eats it should have a lobotomy! The only valid ice cream flavors are pistachio, rum-raisin, and maple-walnut!"
And to those of you who think all American beer is all bad, think again. What you think of American beer is just the stuff that makes it out of the border and is heavily marketed by megacorporations. Someone drew a parallel between Bud and McDonalds, and this is a good way of describing it. You don't think McDonalds is the height of American cuisine, do you? American beer does not mean Light Lager which does not mean Bud.
Perhaps take a look sometime at all the international beer competitions in the world and see how the USA places.
Not only that, but try buying a weizenbier in the middle of Dublin or a stout in Berlin sometime. Say what you say about the US beer scene, but you can go to just about *any* restaurant nowadays and have your choice of Guinness, Bass, or Hacker-Pschorr. The US has come a long way in the last few years when all you could get anywhere was a light lager, and frankly, as someone who has lived in Europe, it's better here.
I can walk down to the local pub, literally five minutes by foot, and have choice of 100 beers from around the world. Fifty on tap, fifty in the bottle. Most major towns have a brewpub nearby where, while not having quite a selection, you can pick between a brown, pale, stout, porter, octoberfest, wit, hefeweizen, or pilsener.
If you posted any of this drivel on a serious beer-related newsgroup, you'd be laughed out.
Umm... what was the topic again? ;)
Stop screwing around with printf and gdb and get a debugger that doesn't suck.
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