More than just beer
Despite beer being brewed to perfection in Trinidad and Tobago at Carib Brewery in Champs Fleurs for decades, it only becomes real beer when served at the right temperature with peppered channa and that essential ingredient called our near perfect women. Some say if the Carib and Stag girls were discontinued, men would stop drinking beer and turn to meditation.
For countless years tourism, and in a few cases, a tourist, has taken a beating in Trinidad and Tobago. Because of poor marketing, poor work ethics, and career criminals we are constantly in treadmill mode in our attempts to woo visitors to our version of paradise. To get tourists to come to Trinidad and Tobago we would have to change our international image by highlighting our efficient policing efforts, preserve old buildings, ensure poison-free rivers and beaches, keep cobeauxs and crayfish alive and of course, highlight our diversely beautiful women using beer and blogs.
Like Crix, doubles, and commissions of inquiries, Carib and Stag have become true icons of our country but Carib and Stag have leaped to the head of the line with their marketing girls. There probably is a high turnover of these girls as shelf life can be short but the effect remains constant despite frequent changes.
The pictures that appeared on this blog were taken from the Carib Brewery website and Facebook pages.
Two facts about Carib and Stag in Trinidad and Tobago:
- On May 16th 1950 Carib beer was first brewed
- On Carnival Friday 1973 Stag beer was first brewed “in a 275ml A-line amber bottle. In the following year, its packaging moved to a 6 inch, 250ml green bottle”
Stag Beer Girls
The Government is planning to use mini-drone choppers in its latest attempt loose the fight against crime but win another term in office. The mini-drones will be outfitted with the latest spy equipment that can see through heavily draped windows and women, closed and bolted doors, hollow clay and concrete blocks plastered on both sides as well as politicians regardless of party. Apart from the latest spy equipment with current firmware, the drones will come with the usual annihilation equipment and MP3 players with ear buds. It is said that the drones will be controlled by an independent committee made up of ten citizens chosen by another independent committee selected by the President after consultation with the Prime Minister and God. The Committee will be chosen from a wide cross section of the population and will include no more than one doubles vendor, one community leader and one atheist. A two thirds majority – 6.667 people – will be required to activate the annihilation equipment where the target looks funny or is a gold-color Nissan. The drones will be capable of streaming live video via the social media and have its own Facebook page.
The Committee, like some politicians, church builders building churches from kick-back money, former head of State agencies and billionaire crooks, will be exempted from prosecution for any crime committed thus the Drone Committee will not have to worry about taking out the wrong man or car. Crime is expected to take a nose dive once the drones take to the air and start buzzing over crime hotspots and political meetings held behind closed doors. As is customary in this country, a kick-back will be paid to the politician or politicians who put the things in place for this latest crime fighting initiative to happen. As is also customary, offshore bank accounts will be set up as necessary.
Sarah Jane Waddell
Sarah Jane Waddell is, according to Facebook:
“Public Figure – Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2012 hopeful– ready to represent her country on the world stage!”
There is not much more to say as pictures of Sarah Jane Waddell can leave a man speechless but in a happy way. I am not saying she will win since I don’t know how she will respond to questions where the best answers will be among the following replies – (a) World Peace, (b) Poverty Eradication, (c) Nelson Mandela, (d) Tim Goopeesingh. But on a very serious note, these photos make Sarah Jane Waddell look like a real winner.
When I stumble on photos of the other contestants I will post them similarly.
Sarah Jane Waddell
Sarah Jane Waddell
Sarah Jane Waddell Retro Look
Sarah Jane Waddell – Bikini
Sarah Jane Waddell – Bikini
Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2012
The Daily Telegraph
Aka was in London during the riots and not for the riots. Luckily, I wasn’t affected by the disturbances, and I went about my tourist business like the hundreds of thousands of other tourists in the city, walking almost aimlessly and trying to connect the stops on bus and Tube maps. These riots were not localized to London and eventually spread to Manchester, Liverpool and a few other places. It it weren’t for TV and newspapers, the average London tourist hardly had a clue there were disturbances taking place at night around the city center. Some say these were not riots against oppression but simply a perfect opportunity to loot successfully and frequently using the mobilization potential of social media like Twitter, Facebook and BBM.
Like many modern-day riots, it was triggered by the police shooting of someone and that someone was Mark Duggan, who was either a “gangster and drug dealer, or loving family man.” The riots started while I was already in London for a few days and after seeing the prices in stores I realized why looting was so attractive to some in the UK, even the rich. It was alleged at the time that most of the looting, and smashing, and burning was being carried out by teens from the disadvantaged sectors of British society who were bored during their summer vacation but there were cases of rich teens also looting. Sky TV interviewed a few of the looters who expressed no remorse, and one happy looter said his new Sony flat-screen was working perfectly, a treat he would have never been able to afford through legal means like working. I don’t think book stores were looted or even burnt despite housing tones of flammable paper. It was as if looters had no interest in books, even bestsellers.
The strange thing about the riots was the press calling their (British) society sick not unlike what the average Trini thinks about our own society now under a State of Emergency in choice locations. At least the British has a reasonably good public transport system and great museums housing some loot plundered years ago.
The Daily Telegraph on the riots
Snookie in Jersey Shore
Who is Snooki – Sooki is an American, female celebrity who sometimes looks sexy to some
Where was she born – In Chile but was adopted at age six months by Italian-American parents
How old is Snooki – Age: 23 – She was born 11/23/1987 – November 23rd 1987
Is Snooki her real name – Of course not! Her real name is Nicole Polizzi
Where did she get the name Snooki – From her friends in school
What is Snooki famous for – Snooki became famous mainly for her role in the popular MTV reality show, Jersey Shore.
Why – Why what?
Why is Jersey Shore popular – Please continue
Is Snooki really short – Sooki is 4 feet 11 inches which is probably the same height as Shakira. Snooki is however thicker than Shakira so she looks short even when photographed standing alone.
What does thick mean – According to the Free Online Dictionary thick is an adjective meaning “having a relatively large distance between opposite sides; not thin; a thick book; thick walls; thick glass.”
Will she be famous for much longer – Nobody really knows. Snooki is a combination of cute and irritating so as long as the world needs these two in one compact, female package Snooki will continue to earn at least $US30, 000 per episode of Jersey Shore while continuing to address university students for a fee of $US32, 000.
Does Snooki Facebook, Twitter and blog – Yes – She Tweets – She Blogs – She Facebooks and She even Websites
So she is a bit like Kim Kadashian with some talent – Yes, but no sex tape.
Snooki signs something
Sexy Brazilian Two Piece Low Cut Waist Beach Bikini Swimsuit - Hot - available at Amazon - Tattoo and girl not included
Amazon, Stephen king, Wikipedia - One page
There is something I noticed on Amazon only yesterday and that thing is not the bikini shown above but the Shopping-Enabled Wikipedia Page. It’s a Wikipedia page that is available while browsing at Amazon. The Shopping-Enabled Wikipedia page comes up with the Amazon logo tastefully placed at the upper left-hand corner of the Wikipedia page of the subject being browsed. I cite two example screen-shots, Stephen King and V.S. Naipaul. I think this is a good idea as it will be useful to the buyer and it will also bring much needed funding to Wikipedia. Amazon funding to Wikipedia will reduce the amount of ads from Jimmy Wales, founder of that delightful Britannica-killer, Wikipedia, urging stingy users to donate to Wikipedia, a non-commercial, web-based encyclopedia and brain-replacement/enhancement.
V.S. Naipaul Amazon Shopping-Enabled Wikipedia Page
This shopping-enabled Wikipedia page might have been around for ages (days) but I only noticed them a day or two ago. This might be experimental and may disappear if found not to be very successful but so far I am ecstatic about the merger of money and independent thought. I was told by a Google developer last year that because of the number of hits Google receives per second some experimental features may only be available for a few minutes for complete testing.
Amazon Bikini - No Help from Wikipedia Needed
Thought I am happy about the added information on authors Amazon is allowing customers to access without leaving their store, I am a bit concerned about the influence Amazon may have in determining Wikipedia’s content. I have not seen any Shopping-Enabled Wikipedia Pages yet for things such as bikinis and adult toys as Wikipedia may add little to making up a human mind on such purchases. But Amazon may have had that influence on Wikipedia even before since the content of Wikipedia is determined by the users of Wikipedia and their volunteer-experts.
Jimmy Wales donation ad on Wikipedia
Dear Dr Tim,
I am a boy who was successful in the 2010 SEA examinations, and I want to express my gratefulness for the HP laptop and for your efforts in trying to protect me from bad sites that can mess up my innocent, little brain. A little brain that has seen as much real blood on the local TV news and neighborhood pavements as I have seen bulk-purchased ketchup at KFC. I was wondering though, Dr. Tim, as to what sites will I be prevented from seeing. I suppose the PNM website will be at the top of the list of bad sites but will I be able to blog freely like Jumbie, Chennette, aka, Scene, Liane, Bandi, GirlBlue, etc.? Ok, I will understand if you and your team of self-righteous educators ban aka’s wathless blog and his almost scandalous website but what about those other local blogs I mentioned. Some say these blogs can be considered national treasurers and one way of diversifying the economy. I think blogging should be taught in schools as a form of creativity and to inspire commonsense.
On the same note, my friends and I were looking at some photos of bikini models online and wondering if the Ministry of Education considers Y.U.M.A or Tribe websites to be soft-core porn or local art? Mummy says it’s soft-core but daddy has Y.U.M.A as his home page and calls the site Yahoo! Daddy says the Government supports Carnival and Carnival is everybody thing and we culture. I think Tribe has some cool costumes for Carnival 2011. What do you think, Dr. Tim? Are you into Carnival costumes? What about when a Miss Trinidad and Tobago choose to go almost topless as a form of sacrifice to promote her country and our faltering economy internationally, will I have to buy a Guardian to see the photos or will my HP provide me with these historic and heroic images during recess? Don’t worry too much as someone might BBM me the images. I hope you and your advisers don’t ban local talent from my curious, little non-pretentious eyes. Will I be able to go on Facebook like tantie Kammie and tell people about what I did in New York, Piarco or Time Magazine? I know you and your team have only a vague idea so far about how to make us brighter using an HP but these are early days and all that matters right now is keeping the easy election promises.
The Art of Trinidad Carnival
Dr. Tim, before I go, I hear people saying corporal punishment in schools is illegal but hanging murderers is not only legal but the way forward. I know I shouldn’t bother my little head with what form of killing is right or wrong for the country nor should I mix two ideas in one paragraph, much less a sentence, but will I have to use a track ball on the laptop similar to the one on my Blackberry or one of those quirky touch pads? Will there be a quick turnaround time for repairs of laptops and will my school principal be taught how to execute simple laptop repairs to minimize learning down time? Can the laptops withstand a six-foot drop on to a concrete surface and come out unscathed? Will HP appoint a local agent to handle repairs and if so, who? I wonder who these laptops are insured with? Just asking.
p.s. We all also love Uncle Jack, and mummy calls him the Elastoplast man – a plaster for every sore.