I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t let this one pass without comment. Anheuser-Busch recently gave their HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s To Beer website a face lift. Besides being slicker itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also got some new features. One that really strikes my fancy is Who Would You Have a Beer With.
What they did was take an actor, put him in different costumes, gave him a beer and sat him down in front of a camera. He portrays figures from history with quite a lot of poetic license. You can Ã¢â‚¬Å“have a beerÃ¢â‚¬Â with Ben Franklin, Genghis Kahn or Johnny Appleseed although why the latter wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t opt for hard cider is beyond me.
But this brings up a more important question: Who would you like to have a beer with? Setting aside little problems like language and culture differences, which one character from history would you like to have a beer with? Actually, Ben Franklin really isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t a bad choice. A few other names that leap to mind are Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Jack Kerouac, and Jim Morrison. (Yes, actually, I was an English literature major. Why do you ask?)