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Beer, Beer Everywhere Nor Any Drop To Drink

With apologies to “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 

Here’s what just happened – in Germany.  A truck carrying Bitburger, a popular German beer, overturned and flooded the autobahn causing it to close down.  If you have ever driven on an autobahn, you can imagine the frustration of all those Mercedes and Porsche drivers.  The beer was lost but the driver survived.  One could call that a hoppy ending.  Sorry!

In case you have never read “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, you should.  It was Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s longest poem and pardon us for bragging, but we actually could recite it by heart.  Honest.   Here’s the bit we borrowed from:

Day after day, day after day,

We stuck, nor breath nor motion;

As idle as a painted ship

Upon a painted ocean.

Water, water, every where,

And all the boards did shrink;

Water, water, every where,

Nor any drop to drink.