Thursday, July 13, 2006

Hooray Beer -- Now in Multiple Languages

After doing some exhaustive research, we have now translated our page into multiple languages. In addition to reading Hooray, Beer! in the English that Wiggins and I attempt to use, you can now read our site in the following:

Ozzie Ozbourne style
Redneck (aka some of dem parts of Georgia I be drivin thru from time to time)

I'm not sure which I like best. They're kind of like my children. I love them all in their own special way.


wiggins said...


That is too much fun.

My friend once wrote an endless novel that featured his friends as characters (including me) and then for fun ran the whole thing through a very primitve (this was at least fifteen years ago) universal translator - for jive, I believe ("it's okay - I speak jive!"). My name (John) came out as Rastus, I believe. No one could forgive me that - and called me it for years...

Mike said...

And so it shall be, again. Thanks for sharing that story, Rastus.

Mike said...

I love that the links are translated when you click on them too.

wiggins said...


Okay - my next project. I need to find more good soccer books. Fever Pitch is great, of course... but what else? I have a ton of great baseball books and they have helped make me the great fan I am (hah!). I want to be a better soccer fan (and I should start by calling it football, but we ARE in America, damnit!), AND I need stuff to read on the Metro - Amazon, here I come!

Mike said...

Oh man, I don't know. I was going to say to look at what's recommended on Amazon for people who read Fever Pitch, but it doesn't look like they point you towards soccer books, for the most part.

I have never read a soccer book, so I'm not of much help here.

wiggins said...

I just ordered a bunch.

I hope they don't suck. They looked like good ones - the kind I would like. We'll see. Baseball books are hit and miss, I know, so...

But there are some great ones. Have you read "The Pitch that Killed"?

wiggins said...

I'll tell you how the books are. I'll make it a post over here.

Mike said...

Yes - I read The Pitch that Killed after Neyer put it on his must read list a few years back. It's one of my favorites.

I wish I lived in a city where I could read on the train each day on the way to work.

I'm trying to think of a really great baseball book. Give me a little while.

Mike said...

Not a baseball book, but have you ever read any of Anne Ursu's books? She's the girl behind Batgirl. She's an awesome writer, but it's not like her blog at all. I read "The Disapparation of James". It was a good read.

Freakonomics was good too, for one of those pop culture type books.

The Natural was a good book. Significantly different from the movie.

I'm not a Dodger fan, but I really enjoyed "The Greatest Ballpark Ever". It's about the Brooklyn Dodgers and Ebbets Field. That's probably my favorite baseball book of those that I've read in the past year or so, and it's a little more obscure than "Scouts Honor" or "The Numbers Game".

That's all I've got for now.

wiggins said...

Numbers game was great. I meant to check out Scouts Honor. Just picked up "Fantasyland" Hope it doesn't suck.

I have indeed read the Disapparation of James as well - it was good. I liked her new kids book better, though. If you like that kind of thing, check it out.

My brother has Freakanomics here - I keep meaning to check it out. Speaking of pop culture stuff - have you read "Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs"?

Mike said...

I really liked Freakonomics and almost suggested it. I thought it was a really interesting read.

I started Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, but I didn't get through it. I just didn't get it. I know I'm kind of alone in that.

fishfan24 said...

Wow... Do yo' ass rememba Sean Taylor?

The Pimp translation is the best. It is the one that seems the most realistic, ya know what I'm saying?