Where is Tom T. Hall when you need him?

From the “you’ve got to be kidding me” files:

Tom T. Hall is a long-time country folk singer, noteworthy for “Old Dogs and Watermelon Wine” and “I Love (little baby ducks and old pickup trucks)” and others. He made a personal statement in his song “I Like Beer” that I have adopted as my own. Here are a couple of stanzas:

Whiskey’s too rough, champagne costs too much
Vodka puts my mouth in gear
This little refrain should help me explain
As a matter of fact I like beer

Last night I dreamed that I passed from the scene
And I went to a place so sublime
Oh, the water was clear and tasted like beer
Then they turned it all into wine
(groan).

Now professors at Virginia Tech David L. Brunsma and Nathaniel Chapman have decided that to like beer is racist. they have even authored a book How Beer Became White, Why it Matters, and th Movements How to Change It. Seriously. see https://www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com/book/9781529201796 Details and excerpts on Amazon.

“They write: From the racist marketing of malt liquor to the bearded-white-dude culture of craft beer, readers will never look at a frothy pint the same after reading Beer and Racism.”

I have read a few pages of this drivel on Amazon’s website, but will not buy it, as I can think of a few hundred things to spend $25 on. Now, when you believe that this kind of idiocy has reached its peak, think again. This makes for low comedy, though some naive students might fall for it. As for me, will it change my attitude toward beer? Of course not, and it will not have the slightest effect on how I view a “frothy pint” — except possibly appreciate it while I can Perhaps the good professors should seek out a willing taxidermist and get stuffed — perhaps with the the product of their own vowel movements.

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