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
Pastor Stewart is one of the funniest bits of local or even foreign humor in my opinion. With over 1.5 million views on Youtube, I am not alone. So while we wait for the Partnership to move mountains or even tiny molehills to make people happy, the diversification started without much fanfare from the powers that be – I Am Santana – The Movie – now showing at a T&T IMAX Near You
I am Santana - The Movie
Mayaro Beach II
For unknown reasons I decided to call this photo Mayaro Beach II but the alternate name is Mayaro Beach 2011.
Harrods Horse and Buggy
Some toys from the UK - made in China
In about ten thousand years from now, the toys shown in the photos above may be worth the price I paid for them in the tourist trap known as the souvenir shop. I am not complaining since no tourist will ever feel fulfilled unless he or she buys souvenirs for friends and loved ones that will look cheap and tacky in even the cheapest and tackiest parts of any home. Giving someone a tacky souvenir is the way we tell people how we felt about them while we were having a good time in a foreign country.The only souvenirs that are not tacky are toy cars as toys will be toys even if made in China.
Photographing toys is almost as much fun as playing with them and even more fun than buying them. For men, there is something very compelling about toy cars and I suppose it is the same compulsion women feel when they see shoes, handbags, clothes, a sign marked SALE or the able wallet of a man. The photos were taken with a Pentax 50mm 1.4 FA lens. The light was natural and the table top old.
Sandro del Prete's "Cat at the Window"
Can you see the Felius Catus aka the house cat, domestic cat, or just plain cat at the window? I am sure you can. If you didn’t then you are not alone and that is the style of the famous Swiss artist Sandor del Prete. Abraham Tamir is quoted in Wikipedia as saying Sandor del Prete ‘materializes the well-known psychological effect, of the difference between ‘looking’ (usually the first glace of an observer) and ‘seeing’ (when things are appreciated more thoroughly in the mind). The Cat at the Window is one of my favorite artworks or optical illusions of del Prete as it took me some considerable time to get past the bushy plant on the top shelf, the stockings hung out to dry like a used man, and even the well shaped glass of sippable wine on the window ledge. Once you overcome these physiological blocks you too will see the cat.
I am sure you are familiar with the work of Sandor del Prete and you can see more at his website – sandrodelprete.com
Coca-Cola is the universal word of planet Earth. It is even more universal than the words “no” or “WD40.” In fact Coca-Cola has proven to be more sought-after than WD40, duct tape or political power. If you land in a strange country where a different language is spoken and afraid of being detained because you lost your passport, just say Coca-Cola -not coke- and the chances are great the immigration officials will think you come in peace and are from this planet. Coca-Cola has become such an important part of the life of humans the first words of a child is usually “mama” and “dada” closely followed by “Coke ” then “KFC.” There is nothing wrong with being attached to a commercial product even though it contains mainly sugar and water since to be commercial is to be human.
Statue of Dr. John Pemberton,inventor of Coca-Cola, outside the Coca-Cola Museum in Atlanta
Red Ferrari - Hot Girl
As if the world didn’t have enough car worries with the recent massive screw up from Toyota and finding legal parking in Port of Spain, it now has the Ferrari spontaneous combustion fiasco to deal with. Apparently Ferrari is now recalling all the US$265,000 ($TT3, 000,000 after taxes in TnT) model 458 cars that were made this year (2010) because of a “thermal incident” as the picture (on the l-e-f-t) shows. Because of Ferrari’s exclusive nature due to price, Ferraris have been used for years by male millionaires and ponzi schemers to attract young, willing but well-shaped females into a world of luxury, chocolates, and rocking yacht-sex.
Hot Bikini Girl Willingly Washes Ferrari
The Ferrari is one of the best known symbols of the filthy-rich male suffering from a midlife crisis or the spoilt son of a mega millionaire. There is an old wives’ tale that says the roar of a V12, 6-liter Ferrari engine can cause most well-proportioned, young females to want to strip down to their bikinis and wash and polish a red Ferrari in the hot sun while the owner lounges in the cool looking on, sipping champagne, eating cold caviar, munching on hot aloo pies and typing his blog.
Except for the occasional tendency to catch fire, Ferraris are beautifully engineered cars that were designed by brilliant male engineers with the female supermodel in mind. So, if a sexy supermodel type woman tells you she will wash your car in her underwear in the blistering hot midday tropical sun if only it was a Ferrari, sell your SUV and house to raise part of the down-payment for a used one. The thrill will be more than worth it.
Hot Ferrari Girl
Let’s have some fun,
This beat is sick
I wanna take a ride on your disco stick
Let’s have some fun,
This beat is sick
I wanna take a ride on your disco stick
I wanna kiss you
But if I do then I might miss you babe
It’s complicated and stupid
Got my ass squeezed by sexy cupid
Guess he wants to play,
Wants to play
A love game
A love game
Love Game – Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is Lady Gaga who is currently 23 years old, talented, rich, sexy, popular and bisexual. Being 23, talented, rich, sexy and popular are some of the most important ingredients for a good life but also being bisexual adds a strange spice to the sweetbread.
Lady GaGa is no Susan Boyle and that is why I like her. GaGa has a bad girl image and can probably get any man or woman she desires in bed or hammock. This is what most people would like to think but the lifestyle and sex life of the looking- too-sexy might turn out to be just as bland as the sex life of the man in the street since living up to sexiness can be harder than looking so.
Lady GaGa is fun, I hope, and the latest thing to hit the pop phenomenon charts in recent times. She doesn’t appear to be a brief encounter on the pop scene and looks like she has more staying power than most would like to give her credit for. Lady Gaga seems to understand that having nice legs and perky breast is not a big deal and an artist has to be more – like almost naked in public – if an artist wants to make it in the competitive world of pop music. If she becomes a vegetarian and takes up yoga early, Lady GaGa will last longer than Madonna’s marriages and most bikini wax jobs.
Disclaimer by Hotel Normandy, Trinidad and Tobago
I assume the Hotel was advised by competent attorneys about the sequence of words and format of this disclaimer.It sounds and looks desperate to me. I suppose even buildings and flag poles paid for with taxpayers’ dollars have feelings too.
If I stay in my yard and effortlessly take a few dozen photos of my neighbor climbing her plum tree in her favorite hole-ridden shorts then that should not be considered illegal though her shorts may be considered immoral by the religious and the afraid. If I jump over the fence to get a better shot of her, that would be illegal, I assume, but fun, I am sure. If a friend comes to my home and takes the same photos with his image-stabilized, 12x zoom without asking my permission then I may have to place a disclaimer notice in the newspaper after he publishes the photo in the Sunday Punch or any similarly scandalous tabloid just to save face.
Note: She (neighbor) was not wearing a shorts that was bought with taxpayers’ dollars and she is living in her own home which she pays the mortgage using her own funds and not taxpayers’ dollars. She does consider herself special but she is almost never arrogant or swells up like a bullfrog in public. She also has no flag poles in her yard but has one or two Chinese friends.
I have no idea what is legal or not in photography. It’s so confusing and fun.
Gone Fishing means the fisherman will be back soon or back in a flash. It doesn’t mean the man went looking for fish. To enjoy fishing all a man has to do is throw his line in the water and see what bites. The joy is in the nibbles, the pull and the wriggling, not in the catch. Gone fishing is about relaxation and rest; a welcome break from the routine. In my case that means no bikinis, short skirts or crashing servers.
See you in a few days or less, which ever comes first.
Star is one of the eight short, made-for-the-Internet-for-BMW movies from the 2001/2002 BMW, Hire series. Star starred Madonna and Clive Owen and was directed by her ex, Guy Richie. The movie uncharacteristically portrays Madonna as a bitch who is taught a lesson in the back seat of a BMW M5. Clive Owen is his usual, cool self and drives the M5 like the average Trini drives on back streets. BMW made these movies to highlight what BMW cars could do if Clive Owen but not Owen Wilson drove them. But mainly, the movies were made to show, like sex, there is no need for more than ten minutes. Anything more is just padding to justify the outrageous price.
While we wait for clan member, Pro Max, to send us his Speedo photos from destination x, I decided to post some photos of Angelina Jolie’s tattoos as seen in the movie, Wanted. I take the risk of being removed from the integrity shortlist by posting this animated file I snapped together but at least I didn’t try to fool people into thinking I took these photos of Angelina last, or any night.
I think the entire movie was made just so that this scene could be included. I don’t know the relevance of the scene to the movie or understand the code of the tattoos but I enjoyed looking at it very much.
Angelina Jolie is not only a great actress but a great canvas for art. I can see why Mr. Pitt was swayed the way he was.
I hope the animated file was not distracting and you eventually found the time to read these pointless words.