Beer Hiatus: REINVIGAM8

No, no, not a hiatus FROM beer but rather a combined run of short posts about beer while I’m working on some important Felapton Towers business (fixing the tiles, repointing the gargoyles etc).

Today we have the not-entirely-serious ‘reinivigam8’ beer that is selling itself as sports-drink like beer. I can give it 10 out of 10 for commitment to parody through the medium of beer because the stuff really does taste like some sort of diet orange flavoured Gatorade. Unfortunately, as a beer it also tastes like some sort of diet orange flavoured Gatorade. I have drunk more disgusting things (and finished them) but only for medical reasons.

Solar System – complete

Here are all the planets (and other things) from the past few days in one place.


1. Pick a whole number from 1 to 11

2. Find the picture below with that number

3. Discover secret aspects of your personality!

4. Change the number you picked because that last one didn’t suit you.

5. You might be a planet, or a planetoid or a stellar object!

6. Complain about the factual errors!

It is ASTRONOMICAL fun! [after the fold]

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6: Mercury

Tough, strong and you know how to face up to the heat. You are on the inside track. True, there are bigger deals in this game than you but you’ve played with the biggest and you are still going. Some unpleasant people might call you ‘half-baked’ but you have two sides to your nature and some sharp divisions. It takes a rocky character like yourself to stand up straight in the face of the solar winds and just keep on going. Indomitable. You like sunny days and your favourite meal is Thai takeaway.

7: Earth and Moon

Once you were alone but then you found your good friend the moon. The attraction between you is obvious even though the moon can seem cold and distant. You are also covered in water. I don’t know why. Do you not have a towel? Sometimes you worry about all the things living on you and yes, that does sound kind of gross but remember you are a home to lots of things. Like fish for example. You have fish living all over you. I don’t know why but look, it’s fine, people like aquariums and you are the solar system’s best aquarium and best home.

5: The Sun

Not many people can crush hydrogen into helium but you can. Everybody feasts on all that positive energy that you radiate. That can be a bit tiring for you but you have the internal resource to keep going. You are at the centre of things but sometimes it can feel like people are avoiding you. The truth is you can be a LOT and others need to be alone in the dark occasionally. I’d say that you are cool but manifestly that is not true but you like to keep things light.

4: Uranus

Uranus is big, blue and full of methane! Yes YOU are the king of dad jokes. You, in a very non-gender specific sense, are the essence of dadness: supportive, keen on family friendly pun-centric humour and also you roll around your orbit on your side. True, you are named after a god who was a terrible father but the real you actually exudes a positive parental vibe that you’ve always had whether you have kids or not. People lean on you and laugh at your intentionally weak jokes because they know they come from love.

8: Saturn

Sporty and keen on accessories, you know how to make a strong visual impression. People notice you, which can make you feel self-conscious. People think you and Jupiter are rivals but in truth you value the support you get from Jupiter and admire their unique style. You also have more moons than you not what to do with but somehow you manage. There is just a lot of stuff circling around you all the time and that can be confusing.