There Is No Cat

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Tuesday, August 20, 2002

No longer smuggled in in diplomatic pouches for restaurants in Queens

Also discovered on the Czech Primer page (actually on the site's weblog): the original Budweiser, Budejovicky Budvar, is now being sold in the United States. Thanks to those bastards in St. Louis who stole their name and to a Nazi-occupation-era contract forbidding them from using their name in North America, it's sold here as Czechvar, but anyone paying attention will know it's the real thing. It's not sold everywhere, but a press release from this past April (carefully extracted from Google's cache) reveals that New Jersey is one of the 15 states where the precious elixer is distributed.

The first time I went to Prague in 1993, I met a bunch of college students from Michigan in the dining car on the train from Berlin. They were spending a semester abroad with one of their professors, and Prague was their next stop. I suggested that they try the Budweiser, because it wasn't the piss water they would be used to from home. They agreed. Good stuff.

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"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

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