Well, my bottle cap loving friends, I believe we have a new entry into the Super Cool Bottle Cap Hall Of Fame. Tiger Beer.
A few nights ago, Michael and I went to catch a movie in the West Village. Beforehand, we went to a Thai noodle bar for dinner, and decided to split a beer. I chose a beer I had never heard of, Tiger Beer, and asked if the waitress would also bring us the bottle cap. She smiled, and said, "Of course!" I love a waitress that doesn't look at me like I have two heads when I ask for these things. Along with our delicious beer came an awesome bottle cap:
This has all of the qualifications for a HOF entry: 1) there is an animal on it; 2) it is in color with a bright, strong design; and 3) even though it doesn't carry the name of the beverage, the cap itself makes it sort of hard to forget.
Post-dinner, we proceeded to our movie, which also included a post-screening Q&A with the director. Unfortunately the Q&A proved once again that it's better if some people didn't ask questions, or at least put a little more thought into formulating their questions. The movie was about Chile, the Pinochet dictatorship, astronomy, memory, and the Atacama Desert. One of the questions, which wasn't even really a question was "There are geysers in the Atacama desert. Why didn't you show those? And why didn't you show the Andes?" Clearly this person was misinformed about that this movie was about. It was not a travelogue about the desert; it was about the aforementioned topics. Another question was "Where is memory?" Now, that's a difficult question for anyone to answer, let alone the director of a movie about a specific sort of historical memory. Anyway, the movie itself was pretty good, and brought back memories of my trip to South America (see the blog post about international beers!)