BOSTON—Twenty-four-year-old Boston native and soon-to-be college grad, Richard Head, while sitting atop his cherry SUV and watching fireworks in the distance, learned a little bit more about American history and culture last night—and, man, would his dad have been proud.
“The last thing I thought I was going to get that night was a history lesson, if you know what I mean,” Richard revealed to us. “But leave it to Joe…he’s full of sh– like that. Anyways, there we were, sipping our favorite brewski and I says to Joe, ‘Eh Joe, who was Sam Adams anyways?’
And then Joe–he says to me, ‘You mean the dead beer guy?’ And I says, ‘No, I mean your mom. Of course the dead beer guy.”
And then Joe turns to me all serious like and says, ‘Don’t you know anything? He was one of those original American dads that found some Indian kids who were trapped in a well and saved them and then they all had the first Thanksgiving and that’s why they call them Founding Fathers.’”
“Wow,” I says. “I didn’t know that. No wonder he’s on such a good beer.”
“Exactly,” he says.
And after discussing many more things touching on history, culture, and other famous dead beer guys, a peaceful but surreal calm descended on the two friends that Independence night.
With the fading afterglow of the last firework (and their talk) still burning in his mind, Rich then turned to his friend and asked:
“Wanna get sh–faced?”