Root Beer Float Forever Stamps
In 2016, the US Postal Service is releasing a series of stamps commemorating soda fountain favorites. The set includes stamps of a double-scoop ice cream cone, an egg cream (a chocolate beverage devoid of both egg and cream that I have never before heard of), a banana split, a hot fudge sundae, and, of course, a root beer float. What a tasty way to send a letter.
More information about the new soda fountain stamps can be found here.
Root Beer And The Law
Root beer has been at the center of two recent legal matters. First, in Alberta, Canada, a man carrying a bottle of root beer was approached by officers in an unmarked police van. The man was suspected of drinking liquor in a public place, in violation of Canada’s Liquor and Gaming Act. Police allege the man would not comply with demands to hand over the bottle or to give his name. They further claim the man “aggressively resisted arrest,” which led to his being tackled to the ground, choked, pepper sprayed, and handcuffed.
The not so happy root beer drinker asserted that he told officers he was merely drinking root beer, and even handed it over to police for inspection. Last week, he was once again less than cheerful when the officers involved in the incident were found not guilty of assault. This man has had a rough time, someone should offer him a frothy root beer. Just make sure he drinks it indoors. His full story can be read here and here.
Meanwhile, back in the United States, an Indiana couple was no match from the crime fighting skills of root beer. While a female customer at a Dollar General Store was paying for a two-liter container of root beer, her husband walked by the doughnut display. After the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man moved behind the clerk’s counter, announced “This is a robbery…,” and began grabbing cash from the register. The couple made off with $40, but left their root beer behind. The thieves were identified by fingerprints taken from the root beer container. As of January 8, 2016, the couple remained at large. Root beer vows not to rest until both individuals are apprehended. That news story can be read in more detail here.
Root Beer Is Good, But Not That Good
We all know that root beer is delicious. You know it, I know it, and the Ku Klux Klan knows it. Now the KKK is trying to use root beer to its benefit. As reported here, the KKK has begun a recruiting campaign in Gresham, Oregon. The KKK is leaving residents invitations to join the KKK with a piece of paper detailing “the 10 present goals of the United Northern & Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.” As an added enticement to join, each invitation is accompanied by a bag of root beer jelly beans. We have already established that root beer is delicious. The same goes for root beer jelly beans. However, the KKK is not all happiness and jelly beans. Gresham, Oregon residents, and anyone else who will listen, I promise you it is not worth joining no matter how many jelly beans you are promised.
How To Make Everything Makes A Root Beer Float From Scratch
How to Make Everything is a YouTube channel dedicated to showing a step by step demonstration of what it takes to make products by scratch. Past products made by scratch in the How to Make Everything web-series include a suit a sandwich, and a glass bottle. In its most recent project, maple syrup was collected from a tree, sassafras root and wintergreen leaves were harvested, a goat was milked, and yeast was cultivated for carbonation, all to make a delicious root beer float made from scratch. The very thoughtful eight video series can be found at the How to Make Everything YouTube channel here. It makes me want to make some homemade root beer.
Win A Year Supply Of Root Beer And Help Get Baseball Great Harmon Killebrew On A U.S. Stamp
Few things are more enjoyable than baseball or root beer. When the two come together, it is noteworthy. A recent lobbying effort has begun to get baseball slugger Harmon Killebrew on a U.S. stamp. Not only is he deserving as one of the greatest home run hitters of all time, and by all accounts a very generous and quality human being, but by partipating in the lobbying effort, you could win a year’s supply of Killebrew Root Beer. Those of you who sign the online petition found here, are eligible to win a year’s supply of the root beer named after the hall-of-famer who, at th e time he finished his playing career in 1975, had the fifth most home runs all-time, and who now sits at number 11. He hit all of those home runs without taking steroids, so let’s get him a stamp, and get one of you some free root beer.