Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Can't Get Enough of That Wonderful Duff

There used to be a restaurant up at the end of the block, but it closed a while back because - or presumably because - it was always empty. We don't just mean business was slow. Never did we ever see them seating a single customer. But of course rather than simply closing the place, the owners had decided that what the place really needed was to recast itself as a trendy supper club, so it reopened almost exactly as it was before, with the exception of a blue neon-lit bar and a throbbing disco soundtrack. Its lifetime customer count remains stuck at zero, but the forced jollity has pushed the sadness factor off the charts. Needless to say, we've never been tempted to go inside.

Until today, that is, when we saw this banner outside announcing that the place now proudly serves Duff Beer, the official beverage of The Simpsons. Thanks to a guy from Guadalajara who, as far as we're able to tell, simply stole the name and logo design, Duff Beer is a real, if difficult to find, beer in Mexico.

Seriously, though, the bar looks like Death's waiting room. We're not sure even the chance of sampling what Homer once called "the beer that makes the days fly by" is enough to get us in there.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I say go for it. As Homer himself said, "All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer." Two birds with one stone...

Burro Hall said...

And would Homer let the fact that a bar is completely empty stop him? Hell no!

Homero Simpson said...

¡Mmmmmmmm.... cerveza!