Pat trip dispenser

Guinness Dispenser

They've replaced one of the printers at work with what appears to be a machine for dispensing Guinness. I haven't been able to figure out how it works yet, but I'll keep you posted.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. You can't use the name Pat to identify Guinness drinkers any more. It's not politically correct 'cos it's a racial stereotype! (whatever that means)

  2. I now people my Englishman-Scotsman-Irishman jokes with characters called Bentley, MacGregor and Flaherty. Any racial stereotyping is in the listener's own mind.

  3. Bentley, MacGregor and Flaherty went to the Athens Olympics, but found the flights and accommodation were so expensive they couldn't afford tickets to the events. They wandered around the almost-finished stadia in some frustration until Bentley had an idea. 'Watch this, chaps' he said, and picked up a length of scaffolding from the nearby building site, went up to the Competitors Gate and announced 'Bentley, England, Pole Vault' and was waved through by the Security Guard. MacGregor thinks this is a great idea and graps a manhole cover from the building work, runs to the gate and says 'MacGregor, Scotland, Discus', and is also waved through. Flaherty in due course picks up a roll of barbed wire and presents himself at the gate. 'Flaherty, Ireland, Fencing'.

    I post this just to show that you have to be careful, it's still possible to introduce racial stereotypes with this plan.

  4. Just for the record, the title of this piece was chosen to fit my mysterious theme for the weekprimarily because of the word dispenser. The fact that it also happens to contain the word Pata name forever associated with the Irish and, therefore, Guinnesswas just a lucky co-incidence.

    Jen's parents were both Irish. Her late father was named Patrick and her mother is named Patricia. Needless to say, they both like(d) their Guinness. It's nice to have certain stereotypes confirmed.

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