Tuesday, September 23, 2008

An Unlikely Folk Hero

I have a stats tracking package running on the blog -- no details, but that's how I finally found my Little Miss Cyberstalker -- and something odd has come up in the past month or so. One of the things it tracks is the terms people put in various search engines that bring up my blog. As you might expect, the most common search term is "Lew Bryson," followed closely by "Seen Through A Glass;" people who've heard of me or the blog and are looking for it.

What's odd is that the next most common search term is some variation on "It drink pretty good, don't it?" Those words, of course, were immortalized in the halls of beer dopiness by Alabama Representative Alvin Holmes of Montgomery, in his speech on the "Free the Hops" bill in the Alabama legislature, an attempt to do away with the state's bizarre 6% ABV cap on beer. I posted on it, and I am amazed by the number of people who come to my site looking for it.

Here it is again, cuz I just can't believe it: "Yeah, what's wrong wit de beer we got? I mean, the beer we got drink pretty good, don't it? Now, I ain't never heard nobody complain about the beer we have. It drink pretty good. Budweiser... What's the name of some of them other beers? Budweiser and what else? Miller? Coors, huh? It drink pretty good, don't it?"

So, who the hell is spreading the word on this guy? It's not me, they're coming here. Is it possible that Holmes has become a new icon of stupididity? (I know, I spelled it wrong on purpose because it sounds dumber that way.) Weird that this is such a topic of curiosity...

13 comments:

bill mc said...

No details on the drawing and quatering of the cyberstalker?

Lew Bryson said...

My attorney's told me not to discuss the case...so, no details yet.

Jack Curtin said...

Some of the current search terms showing up for my site:
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jack curtin obituary

liquid food for old people

rich ruch

naked breasts
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It do give a man pause...

Matt said...

How does one get a tracker like that? I'd like it for my blog.

Lew Bryson said...

Matt,

E-mail me (lew(at)lewbryson(dot)com), be happy to send you the info. It's pretty easy, and while it is somewhat limited, it's quite useful.

Joe said...

I first heard the Holmes speech on morning radio. I searched the internet to see if he was really real.

They still play it every now and then so I'm sure more people are searching for similar reasons.

Lew Bryson said...

Oh my God, you mean like a sound clip on a "morning zoo" kind of show? That's perfect!

bill mc said...

Hey Lew,

You can always post more pics of your dog and tout "Live Nude Dogs"

That'll get the hits up on your site. :)

'Nuff said about LMC, let the wheels of justice grind. But it would be interesting if she was a New Dry or some other anti-alcohol goofball.

zythophile said...

My zythophile beer blog is currently the number one on Google for the search outsize menswear chain Massachusetts ... needless to say, I have never blogged about the availability of XXL clothing for males in the Greater Boston area ...

Deuane said...

This past weekend I was in Asheville, NC at the BrewGrass Fest spending time with a board member of the Free the Hops organization. The phrase "it drink pretty good, don't it" came up MANY times during the weekend!

Alvin Holmes is THE poster boy for clueless politicians!

unclejedi said...

Free the Hops is working with some of our local brewers to brand some of the first beers brewed after we succeed with names such as "Drink Pretty Good Imperial Stout"

POPPY said...

You can go to Philadelphiabrewing.com/brews and place your cursor over the "seasonal brews" icon to hear the sound clip.

Bill said...

Sorry I'm so late on this. Opie and Anthony (Sirius/XM Satellite radio) have been playing the HELL out of that clip and satirizing it like crazy. They tend to do a lot of "google bombings" and someone probably got cute and decided to look up the footage. My guess is that O&A have been giving this guy his most widespread coverage because that radio show and now your blog are the only two places I've seen this referenced.