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Monday, June 29, 2009

Dog of a beer?

Okay, I admit it! (And it has been documented here as well) I grew up a big fan of Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer. Considered to be nasty, cheap, red-neck (did I mention cheap and nasty?), I still enjoy an occasional PBR -- though I have to wear a mask so not be recognized.

Sir Bowie and Lady Suzanne at a recent "Mexican Theme" party (photo courtesy of Sir Cock of the Walk).

Yes, many people see Pabst as one ugly dog of a beer. Those people didn't realize how right they were... sort of.

This from the Associate Press

A prominent under-bite, scrunched face and floppy ears are the hallmarks of a winner. The winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest, that is. Pabst, a boxer-mix rescued from a shelter by Miles Egstad of Citrus Heights, Calif., won the annual contest on Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Northern California. It was an upset victory for Pabst, who beat former champion Rascal, a pedigree Chinese Crested. Pabst's owner took home $1,600 in prize money, pet supplies and a modeling contract with House of Dog. Miss Ellie, a blind 15-year-old Chinese Crested Hairless, won the pedigree category. Pabst, a toothy Boxer mixed-breed stole the show at Friday’s World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Marin-Sonoma Fair, defeating a former world champion Chinese crested named Rascal to take first place. The former shelter dog fetched $1,600 in prize money, a modeling contract and a table-full of collars, leashes and toys, KTVU-TV reported. Pabst’s victory was an upset of sorts. The awkward-appearing Chinese crested breed has dominated the contest for over seven years, and represented over half of this year’s entries. His owner, Miles Egstad, said he named his dog for his “bitter beer face.”

I personally think the little guy is cute. But, then again, I also drink Pabst from time to time.

Sir Bowie "No Pabst Dog Piss Jokes, Please" of Greenbriar


  1. just rolled in from a lonnnnnnnnnng first day on new job!

    orientation = learning tons of things you hope you never have to use!

    off to find a cold PBR

    Lady S

  2. ...urghh PBR..( shudder ) do you wash it down with Rolling Rock....?..(yetch)
    dear Lord we have just got to get some foaming warm pints of dark brown english beer in your paws..
    Whats the matter PBR boy... 'fraid you might taste something?? lol...

    Sir dayvd

  3. Being English, I have absolutely no idea whatsoever about what ( appears to be ) a WWF wrassling mask, has to do with Mexico.

    I know due to the educated and friendly nature of the KMSA, someone will now tell me.

    Of course we only have this couples word that it was a mexican theme night...

    Indeed who knows if that is Bowie at all behind the headgear... he may well be taking the photograph...

    at which point i think i will back away from this i really don't want to know what passes for entertainment behind closed doors in the Kuhn Household.

    Sir dayvd ( who frequently scares hisself silly ) of Oxenford

  4. Lucha libre (Spanish for "free wrestling" or free fighting) is a term used in Mexico, and other spanish-speaking countries referring to a form of professional wrestling involving varied techniques and moves.

    Masks (mascaras) have been used dating back to the beginnings of lucha libre and have a historical significance to Mexico dating to the days of the Aztecs.

    No comment on entertainment behind closed doors.

    Sir Bowie "blue demon" of Greenbriar

  5. ah Well now i know, interesting.

    I like the signature end Move...the Octopus Stretch. One can only imagine.

    Now all i need know is why someone who lives in one of the hottest countries in the world, would opt to wear a mask, not only in a ring....but actually for all his public, and ergo, a fair bit of his private life. And we say Mickey Jackson was loco.

    To save me writing another email...'re a nightmare.. So what time and date are you actually taking the train from London to Oxford?

    Sir Dayvd ( I can see this is going to be fun ) of Oxfordshire

  6. no kids in household means open doors

    do you have a weather report for us??

    in between settling into an emptier house, and starting a new job,we're trying to get ready to come visit...crazy idea to try to do all this in the same month!

    Lady Suz

  7. I only drink PBR in Nashville. It just seems like the right beer to drink in the Honky Tonks listening to Roots Country Music!

    Sir Hook the Red, White and Blue Neck of Warrick