Monday, May 31, 2010

Need Something to Do Monday?

Posted By on Mon, May 31, 2010 at 9:46 AM

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There's something gloriously slummy about anything served in a bucket. It's gluttonous and animalistic, like being a racehorse at a buffet. The bucket makes all the stress of office politics or the increasing likelihood that we will have to start gassing up our cars by dipping a ladle into the Gulf of Mexico, just disappear. Ahhh.

Author and frequent NPR contributor David Sedaris wrote of his younger brother's bucket-based philosophy in the book Me Talk Pretty One Day. In the book, Sedaris's father becomes depressed and the younger Sedaris sits down with him in the family driveway, offering his signature "fuck-it bucket," a bucket filled with candy and wisdom for the ages. "When shit brings you down, just say 'fuck it,' and eat yourself some motherfucking candy."

Wise words that local eatery Donnie Mac's Trailer Park Cuisine has obviously taken to heart. On Mondays, they're now offering the Ghetto Bucket (two PBRs, two Oly's and two Rainier's) for $4 as part of their Pabst Bingo Night. If ever there was a bucket to make one say, 'fuck it,' that certainly sounds like the one.

But wait, there's more!

Besides the bucket-based offerings, you can turn off the old noodle you use for pub trivia, and play bingo for fabulous prizes they picked up at second-hand stores. By Jove, what gloriousness. And if you polish off your bucket and don't want a second, PBRs are only a $1. By Grapthar's Hammer, what savings!

Of course, you could always stay home and fill up your own bucket. But do you really want to be that guy or gal? Do the right thing and drink from a bucket in public.

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