Friday, April 25, 2008

the results are in

Man, I don't believe I've seen anything like this before, whadda poll! It was apparent this was gonna be a tight one, right from the first click, making it clear Coors Light was going to be a major force in this poll. Right on it's tail though, as some may have predicted, was the underdog, Old Milwaukee. These old dogs stayed neck and neck for the most part but nobody could have known what would happen next, it seemed that Miller Lite might have a chance! Now I know some of you are speculating this is only due to their relation with the acclaimed High Life. Now I'd be lying if I said I didn't agree; it's a delicious, prosporous Brew to be marvelled. As if it hadn't even happened the poll was back bewtween Coors and Milwaukee leaving our other contenders, Bud, Miller and a poor little Canadian to eat their proverbial dust.
It was clear there were only two competitors in this poll now and things were heating much so that I believe this is what won our title-holder the title of A Treat For The Roads Annual Light Beer of the Year Award.

Coors Light had Old Milwaukee sweating Silver Bullets with only the home stretch left to go...there was nothing that could stop Coors now....I present to you The A Treat For The Roads Annual Light Beer of the Year, COORS LIGHT!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Stoop Hits the Road(pops)

Due to unforseen bad weather conditions, The Jackson Stoop has been on hiatus.

Not to worry! The Stoop is hitting the road to sunny California and Nevada where the hunt for stoop inspirations continues. I will however be returning with American bbq sauce and the sun, so prepare yourself for an unforgettable Stoop extravaganza next weekend.

Word to burger,



Is a road pop still a road pop when it is legal to consume on the road, or does it make road popping less significant, less exciting, and dare I say redundant?
In my experience, breaking the law is always the right thing to do.  By breaking the law, one is almost automatically guaranteed satisfaction and thrilling times.  However, recently I have been presented with an issue.  It is not illegal to drink alcohol in public in Germany, or as in the above case Italy, and hence possibly less fun.  My new theory is that new forms of lawbreaking are necessary to achieve the same thrill that would be provided by simply taking a few brews to go.  I have accumulated the following examples of possible actions to enhance Euro-Road Poppin:



spray paint

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


So, we decided to go to Italy.  Booked the flight a few weeks ago.  Anyway, end up being late for check in by 5 minutes, so we had to wait 11 hours to the next flight, which happened to leave at 6:25 am, form Berlin.  In true road pops tradition, we didn't see this as misfortune, but opportunity to experience some tasty treats at the airport.  With an abundance of entertainment, feast, and refreshments, we turned the quiet old airport into a regular friday night "party".

Cheap sweet vino turns into a quiet riot.
Having a hell of a time.  
A few bottles of 2 Euro Chianti, half a dozen tallboys,  an abundance of pistachios and euro pringles, and a two hour nap on the airport floor I was really wishing that this window could be rolled down for a bit of fresh air...


I'd like to invite to the foreign affairs section of road pops a guest road popper. She'll be contributing to, either silently or violently, to the euro section of this editorial. Be RED-y for some wild adventures on the cobble stoned roads of the EU ...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Stoop #2 - Spam and Lumpia to Come.

Things I learned...

  1. Spam is the national food of the Philipines.

  2. 3 grills are better than one.

  3. Girls are great grillers.

  4. Coles might actually be funnier than me. ('might' being the operative word)

  5. Vodka does not evaporate. It is not required to consume entire bottle in one sitting.

  6. Some things do require extra salt.

  7. Lying down for a 'minute' after you eat is not a good idea.

  8. Kissing boys when they are sleeping (passed out) still counts.

  9. Late night walks through the ghetto are always a guaranteed good time.


Stayed Tuned....


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

cross-boarder pops

everybody knows that when offered shotgun (and by this i mean the front passenger seat of a car, not a can with a turbo hole in the side) on a day trip to the U.S.of.A that only an idiot would pass it up seeing as our neighbors laws allow for passengers to get hosed and gas stations stock some of the finest flavors at nearly every freeway exit. We were escorting  a friend to the Seattle airport so that she could fly to the land of bigger beers to see BEERS. I decided that even though we weren't all the way south, we were south enough and my flavor choice was Mexican. 
on the road essentials:

Tall boys, DUH!
"no way" "WAY!"
After a long day of Tecates, Burritos, Margaritas, Sourdough Jacks, Mac'n'cheese amongst a few other things that i am sure were awesome, i was ready on the drive back to home turf to wail my axe to the soothing sounds of Neil Young. 

The Stoop #1 - Rules of Engagement

Please adhere to the following rules for a guaranteed successful bbq at The Stoop:

  1. RSVP's are not required for stoop parties.

  2. Invited guests are encouraged to bring uninvited guests. (union workers and suburbanites included)

  3. All food must be consumed on The Stoop or in the event that space is limited the adjacent porch and sidewalk are accesible.

  4. While on the stoop, all guests are required to engage in humourous storytelling and appreciation of The Stoop.

  5. All guests are required to supply the ever so popular BEER for The Stoop bbq's. For those weight watchers, spirits and wine are allowed. Juice and pop are restricted to mixes. Coolers are PROHIBITED.

  6. The hostess of The Stoop most often will provide an abundance of food. If a guest is offered, refusals are frowned upon. Outside food is encouraged.

  7. Last and most importantly, everyone will eat and drink harmoniously together on The Stoop. The following feuds are uninvited: carnivores vs. vegetarians, strathcona vs. kitsilano, guinea vs. irish and of course the classic: TORONTO vs. VANCOUVER.

Please note at any point during your visit you will be required, with drink in hand, to gather with all guests on The Stoop for a photograph to record the evening.

Thank you and see you on The Stoop,


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Do Beer

Good thing I could stop beer at any time, right? I mean, I know my limits man.


Its safe to say that I will be plenty envious of ideal r-pop moments like this one for this coming summer. Tough to beat... One ups please...?


Wecome to The Stoop, the Jackson Junction, Barbie-Q's Beer Bonanza....

whatever you want to call it, however you want to cook it, it's the place to roll on by this summer.

BBQ season is officially open!

Monday, April 14, 2008


stolen from someone, seen on gizmodo

Ice Cold Drinks In 20 Seconds! - The best video clips are here


id like to welcome myself to this goddamn blog. crunchator aka ken takimura is up in this shit.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

the key... is keeping it going.

So after the stoop i carried on with the group to a licensed establishment that frankly i cared not to have any adult cocktails in and clearly opted for coca colas instead. It wasn't long before i grew tired of this indoor setting and decided to jump back on my steed and return to the ranch. HOWEVER, whilst on the dusty road home i received a tip off that a bonfire was going down at the beach and decided to sniff it out. The tip proved to be fruitful and what i found was:
2 comRADZ
3 hour LOGZ
and a thermos full (well not fully full) of hot (well not so hot anymore) SAKI
I think in some circles this is called a "night cap"
good night.

stoops, you sit on them.

There really is no better place on a warm Saturday evening to kick the feet out than on a neighborhood stoop. I was riding my two wheeled steed (with not a beer to my name) through this quiet residential and happened upon the closing segment of a BBQ. Not only was i offered a burger (i refused??) but also no sooner had i posted up on the step of my choice, was i handed an ice cold Kokanee. Here are some stats for the mathmatically inclined:
filipinos: 3
italians: 1
irish: 1
kokanees: 2
40oz OE: 1
vodka/soda/fresh strawberries: 4 (for the chicks obviosly)
vodka shooters: 10
sleemans: 1

note: these numbers only reflect the time i spent on location

Friday, April 11, 2008

thanks for the invite!

Happy to be(er) here. You'll hear from me soon.



road - /roʊd/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[rohd]
–noun 1. a long, narrow stretch with a smoothed or paved surface, made for traveling by motor vehicle, carriage, etc., between two or more points; street or highway.

pop - /pɒp/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[pop]
-noun 1. a drink or portion of an alcoholic beverage, as a drink of whiskey or a glass of beer: We had a couple of pops on the way home.