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Dan McFeeley
02-08-2012, 12:59 PM
This was posted on Facebook by Brimming Horn Meadery:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/dining/mead-enjoys-a-renaissance.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Good article, but I've been hearing on how mead has been having a Rennaissance for well over twenty years now. It's a good story line, I suppose, for a first time reader on mead, but writers need to start looking for something new.

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skunkboy
02-08-2012, 09:40 PM
Sort of like how Apple computers has been going out of business for 20 years? ;-)

Interesting article, and certainly ranges around.

wayneb
02-08-2012, 11:59 PM
Looks like a recycled version of the AP article that ran last year -- but just in time to peak interest before the next Mazer Cup! ;D

PitBull
02-09-2012, 07:55 AM
Good article, but I've been hearing on how mead has been having a Rennaissance for well over twenty years now. It's a good story line, I suppose, for a first time reader on mead, but writers need to start looking for something new.
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That "something new" is something which will make a big impact. The perfect event would be an episode of the Big Bang Theory where the group goes to a Renaissance Faire (or the Mazer Cup) and drinks a bit too much (actually WAY too much) and ends up doing their typical hilarious nerdy behavior stuff. Maybe Sheldon and his girl would loosen up enough to finally “do it”… but never speak of it again. Of course there would then be unspoken sexual tension between the two for the rest of the series. It plays right into their story line and would be a great promo for mead. Perhaps a guest appearance by Mr. Schramm (if he’d be willing) would help even more.

I know… BIG fantasy. Does anybody here have any connections?

mmclean
02-09-2012, 08:22 AM
That "something new" is something which will make a big impact. The perfect event would be an episode of the Big Bang Theory where the group goes to a Renaissance Faire (or the Mazer Cup) and drinks a bit too much (actually WAY too much) and ends up doing their typical hilarious nerdy behavior stuff. Maybe Sheldon and his girl would loosen up enough to finally do it but never speak of it again. Of course there would then be unspoken sexual tension between the two for the rest of the series. It plays right into their story line and would be a great promo for mead. Perhaps a guest appearance by Mr. Schramm (if hed be willing) would help even more.

I know BIG fantasy. Does anybody here have any connections?

Somebody has been watching way to much TV.

PitBull
02-09-2012, 09:31 AM
Somebody has been watching way to much TV.
Hardly. I average no more than one hour of prime time TV/day, WAY below the average, and little on the weekends (now that football season is over). I tend to watch programs that are unique and the Big Bang Theory is absolutely a novel sit-com.

Unfortunately, most (but not all) really unique shows have a short life on American TV. Shows like "V", "The Cape", and "American Dreams" were all too short-lived. It seems that cookie-cutter lawyer/police/reality/sit-coms are the norm.

Chevette Girl
02-14-2012, 02:20 PM
Well, at least the gamer geeks know about mead now :) (I don't play skyrim but one of my friends who likes my meads posted this (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/miracle-of-sound/5350-Nord-Mead-Skyrim) on my facebook page)

huesmann
02-19-2012, 11:22 AM
Holy crap, that's hilarious and awesome at the same time!

jaapjabari
02-20-2012, 06:34 AM
True it's really an amazing one!