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July 21, 2010

Chugging Das Boot at Captain Larry's

Das Boot kicked me in the face ... and then the liver.After THE (midnight sun) SITUATION, a small group of die hard blog faithfuls retreated to Captain Larrys for a few nightcaps.

Among them were Kateebee, Evan, Fenton and Evan Haga. We started with a few drafts -- nothing too heavy. Then we spotted something that would irreparably change our night: Das Boot.

Das Boot sat a few feet away on the back bar, silently taunting us. It looked kinda grody, like someone had rubbed their face with their hands and then wiped their hands on it.

At least, that's how I remember it looking, but my memories became fuzzy shortly thereafter ...

Someone -- I think it was Fenton -- insisted our bartender clean off Das Boot before we filled it up with beer. If I'm not mistaken, this was Evan's Das Boot to begin with. He brought it there. Or something. What matters is that it was there, and it took about five Natty Bohs to fill it.

Once Das Boot was filled, we passed it around so everybody could chug-a-lug. There is no sipping Das Boot. There is only chugging.

I'm a bad chugger, though. I'm more of a glugger. I take huge gulps and swallow them, which leads to back-washing, which is a good thing I went second to last.

In this photo, it looks like Das Boot is kicking me in the face. It did. And then it kicked me in the liver. But I survived, which makes me stronger.

(Photo by ... Evan? Kateebee?)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:40 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Bartenders has a boot.

What happened to the Get Out feature? Bored with it after 3 days?

So "das boot" was the reason behind the "Thank God for coffee. Whew" quote?

I bought the boot for ye olde Larry's 3rd Anniversary last summer after they lost the original boots to peril. Years ago, I polished off a boot of Resurrection for my birthday didn't end well.

@Anon -- I'm downgrading it to a semi-regular feature, thank heavens. Virgin Fest ate my day yesterday, so I wasn't able to do one.

@Sturmy -- Yes, that was mostly the inspiration for my coffee quote on Facebook.

I subscribe to the Buffalo Theory for Brain & Liver Cells. The pack can run faster as you kill off the slow ones lagging behind, so really, I'm doing my body a favor by chugging Das Boot at midnight on a Thursday. Yep. Solid science to back that up exists somewhere.

This is not to be confused with the Lone Antelope Frat House Theory. I'll save that one for another time. haha.

Kateebee -- After years of research, Midnight Sun Laboratories have, at last, perfected Smart Beer -- the beer that makes you smarter by killing off all your stupid brain cells.

Ah, if only ...

It's a shame I was not around to intone the following classic line:
"Wanna do a boot?"

That is normally delivered after many beers and a boot or two.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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