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World Cup day 9, 1/2 ⚽️
– Cameroon 🇨🇲 3, Serbia 🇷🇸 3: sometimes the lowest-profile, least-famous teams put on the best show; a good game with a fitting result
– South Korea 🇰🇷 2, Ghana 🇬🇭 3: another exciting goalfest from non-marquee teams sees the Black Stars stay alive

World Cup day 8, 2/2 ⚽️
– Canada 🇨🇦 1, Croatia 🇭🇷 4: Canadians start strong, but once the Picnic Tablecloths start clicking, forget it. a shame Canada’s out
– Spain 🇪🇸 1, Germany 🇩🇪 1: an exciting, high-tension draw. Spaniards were menacing but Germany scrounged a point

World Cup day 8, 1/2 ⚽️
– Japan 🇯🇵 0, Costa Rica 🇨🇷 1: I loved this: after a 7-0 loss in first game, Los Ticos withstand the Japanese onslaught & steal one late
– Belgium 🇧🇪 0, Morocco 🇲🇦 2: another upset sees the Belgians looking flat (again); paying for it this time

Emmylou, by First Aid Kit, played live for its namesake 🎵

Saturday’s beer: Goose Island Beer Co.’s Bourbon County Coffee Stout (2022)
⭐️⭐️⭐️
picked up along with two other variants on release day yesterday. a little sharp but tasty af 🍺

World Cup day 7, 2/2 ⚽️
– France 🇫🇷 2, Denmark 🇩🇰 1: Eriksen’s Danes give the French a scare but Mbappe takes care of le business
– Argentina 🇦🇷 2, Mexico 🇲🇽 0: Messi helps his team to an essential win over El Tri (& caps a day with no 0-0 draws! hey, no draws at all!)

World Cup day 7, 1/2 ⚽️
– Tunisia 🇹🇳 0, Australia 🇦🇺 1: Socceroos get one early & withstand the onslaught to keep their WC hopes alive
– Poland 🇵🇱 2, Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 0: Lewandowski & Szczęsny keep the lid on the underdogs from a country that should never host

World Cup day 6, 2/2 ⚽️
– Netherlands 🇳🇱 1, Ecuador 🇪🇨 1: another unimpressive Dutch game; Ecuador looking scary. best part: this result knocked out Qatar
– England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 0, USA 🇺🇸 0: Yanks held their own against a tough team, if not looking their best today, either

World Cup day 6, 1/2 ⚽️
– Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 0, Iran 🇮🇷 2: Welsh overmatched even before their keeper got a straight red; Iranians score 2 after 98’
– Qatar 🇶🇦 1, Senegal 🇸🇳 3: Qatar get their first-ever (last ever?) WC goal but the home “fans” still all left early again

World Cup day 5, 2/2 ⚽️
– Portugal 🇵🇹 3, Ghana 🇬🇭 2: it was looking like another scoreless draw until Ronaldo’s PK opened the floodgates
– Brazil 🇧🇷 2, Serbia 🇷🇸 0: Serbians held firm until Richarlison gets a Thanksgiving brace, the second as sweet as pecan pie

World Cup day 5, 1/2 ⚽️
– Switzerland 🇨🇭 1, Cameroon 🇨🇲 0: subdued game, Africans always taking a touch too many, then Shaqiri’s team break the deadlock early in the 2nd half
– Uruguay 🇺🇾 0, South Korea 🇰🇷 0: the South Americans looked threatening… but weren’t, in the end

World Cup day 4, cont. ⚽️
– Spain 🇪🇸 7, Costa Rica 🇨🇷 0: as with France, this is how sharks should dispatch minnows
– Belgium 🇧🇪 1, Canada 🇨🇦 0: result doesn’t match which team played exciting, attacking ball & which looked flat (plus Canada should’ve had another PK)

World Cup day 4 ⚽️
– Morocco 🇲🇦 0, Croatia 🇭🇷 0: watching Morocco deadlock with Modrić‘s team not as worth getting up early for as the ARG upset
– Germany 🇩🇪 1, Japan 🇯🇵 2: speaking of upsets! Germans fail to score from open play, & the Japanese punish them for it

World Cup day 3, cont. ⚽️
– Mexico 🇲🇽 0, Poland 🇵🇱 0: another goalless draw, with a soft PK saved by Ochoa (ball don’t lie)
– France 🇫🇷 4, Australia 🇦🇺 1: this is how a dominant team dominates

World Cup day 3 ⚽️
– Argentina 🇦🇷 1, Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 2 (!): 500 offside calls saved the Saudis, then a couple stolen goals made them giant-slayers
– Denmark 🇩🇰 0, Tunisia 🇹🇳 0: a red & white grudge match

World Cup day 2 ⚽️
– England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 6, Iran 🇮🇷 2: underdog Iranians steal 2 but English dominate
– Senegal 🇸🇳 0, Netherlands 🇳🇱 2: Senegalese hold Dutch at bay until late
– USA 🇺🇸 1, Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 1: Yanks get a narrow lead but not enough to get past Bale

World Cup day 1 ⚽️
– Qatar 🇶🇦 0, Ecuador 🇪🇨 2: the hosts wilted under the pressure of the opener, and reportedly many of their “fans” gave up & left at halftime. I hope they wash out, goalless

Saturday’s beer: Jester King Brewery’s Pattinson Porter
⭐️ __ __

should’ve known better than to think a Jester King wouldn’t be funky 🫤 🍺

new post: Fuq Qatar, in which I rage briefly under a childish headline about the monsters hosting the pinnacle of the beautiful game ⚽️

Warpaint, performing Disco//Very live on KEXP 🎵

Nina Persson, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 🎵

Saturday’s beer: Save the World Brewing’s Sanguis 🍺
⭐️⭐️⭐️

Metric, again, with Doomscroller, again, from a livestream last week. I paid to watch this, and haven’t closed my browser window yet to keep my replay-ability beyond the 24 hours… but here’s the opening song from YouTube thanks to some pirate 🎵

The Cardigans – I Need Some Fine Wine, and You, You Need to be Nicer 🎵

baby you’re foul in clear conditions
but you’re handsome in the fog

Alstadt Brewery’s Oktoberfest
⭐️⭐️⭐️
one more Märzen, why not 🍺

The Guardian: How Texas’s gun laws allow Mexican cartels to arm themselves to the teeth

We know that most, if not all, of these high-caliber weapons are coming from the United States and a significant amount are likely coming from Texas.

great job, Greg.

tifo at today’s Austin FC playoff game (we won, eventually!): Verde Hasta La Muerte (green to the death) ⚽️

Saturday’s beer: Goose Island Beer Co.’s Bourbon County Brand Fourteen Stout (2021)
⭐️⭐️⭐️
the eve of Austin FC’s first ever playoff game is a special occasion, right? this beer is as good as it is dark 🍺

‘Could I understand the people who rushed into the Capitol?’: George Saunders on how stories teach empathy

What our mind is learning when it reads a good story is that its current state, whatever it is, is temporary. That state is like a weather system that’s just rolled in.

The Onion Magazine cover: "She Pioneered Computing Science: Honoring Ada Lovelace, The Woman Whose Incredible Work Will Lead To The Collapse Of Civilization"

Courtney Barnett, Elevator Operator, live in Austin, 2015

I come up here for perception and clarity
I like to imagine I’m playing SimCity
All the people look like ants from up here
And the wind’s the only traffic you can hear

🎵

Real Ale Brewing’s Oktoberfest
⭐️⭐️⭐️
🍺

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