We never imagined this would happen. It turns out that our little blog is being used as a teaching aid in college course – it may or may not be at The Ohio State University – the Google is a little fuzzy on this.
Anyway, they created a blog to explore “Representations of the ‘Family’ Across Media” and as Don and I are brothers, our blog somehow made the cut. So now we’re infecting malleable minds with our useless banter. In other words – there goes the future!
The best part (for us) is that the students have to read our stuff and then go back to the school’s blog and comment on what they found here. They’ve said some pretty nice stuff about us, which is gratifying until you discover that the other blogs they’ve had to read are about senior citizen care, homemakers and gay marriage. Of course they’re excited about a blog about beer and whiskey after that!
Some of the comments are pretty cool, as they are written by students for whom English is a second language. There’s a directness and grammatical quirkiness to these comments that are pretty neat. Here’s an excerpt from a student named Mei Cheng:
Originally, when I saw beer, I might think about some negative things owing to my bad impression of this topic. However it is looks like a much humors and interesting blog which one successfully catch my eyes. I have not too much experience about beer, but I know the attitudes towards any kind of wine reflect one’s attitudes of life.
In this blog, instead talking many problems related to alcohol, the author shows more warm things.
I think Mei sums us up perfectly – a much humors and more warm things. Awesome!
If you’re a hardcore reader of B&WB, you’ll probably get a kick out of some of the comments over there. Here’s a link to check them out. If you’re not, then I’ve just wasted a minute of your life. Sorry about that!