Leigh met up with Richard Vobes of Vobes.com, as he was working near Bury St Edmunds, on Monday night. Great issues were had with the Bar having rubbish Greene King IPA (especially when the bar is about 700yrds from the Greene King Brewery). The Vobes had to settle for a Guinness Surger – a strange, and weird tasting excuse for a Guinness.
In March 2006, Guinness introduced the “surger” in Britain. The surger is a plate-like electrical device meant for the home. It sends ultrasonic waves through a Guinness-filled pint glass to recreate the beer’s “surge and settle” effect. The device works in conjunction with special cans of surger-ready Guinness. Guinness tried out a primitive version of this system in 1977 in New York. The idea was abandoned until 2003, when it began testing the surger in Japanese bars, most of which are too small to accommodate traditional keg-and-tap systems. Since then, the surger has been introduced to bars in Paris. Surgers are also in use in Australia,Singapore and Greece. The surger for the US market was announced on 14 November 2007; plans were to make the unit available to bars only.
On Tuesday, Leigh met up with Ginger Martin from his Cambridge University days. It was interesting to compare both conversations, especially as he discussed his plans for Canvas with both.
Big thank you to Ben [@splinter701] for writing there lovely notes
Leigh begins the show on a fine note by stripping. The fuel of the show, coffee, has been delivered with much fanfare. In the middle of ranting about amazon putting advertisments inside their packages, splinter701 calls in and vastly improves the quality. A discussion of student cheating ensues. The aussies, geniuses that they are, have created clothes out of wine. A child care worker is suing a water park for a silly reason. Mcdonalds burgers could be dangerous. Leigh tells a story of his climb, fall and eventual triumph.
Leigh decided to play a ‘joke’ on MCS Matt. Sir Darryl is concerned. Leigh finally joins the show and makes a tit of himself. Chat about twitter, King Obama, Tax, Love spuds, and suits. Feedback about the 48hr marathon. Leigh and MCS Matt even gets rather geeky by bitching about Doctor Who. Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars. And finally the Scouting Magazine has arrived for this month [Peter Harrison CBE]! What a mix!