Commenter of the Day: Devil Edition

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If you're familiar with Belgian beer, you're familiar with the Trappist breweries. There are 171 Trappist monasteries in the world, but only seven of them produce beer (6 are in Belgium and the seventh (Koningshoeven) in clutch-less Holland). If you approach beer casually you are probably familiar with the most famous Trappist beer, Chimay. And if you are a liver-damaged geek like me, you know all about Brouwerij Westvleteren and their yellow capped 12. As Belgium has over 1,300 breweries, you know full well that someone else is going to try and compete with the monks. The first to do so was Moortgat Brewery. In keeping with the twisted Flemish sense of humor they named their product "Duvel," literally translated as Devil. Take that, Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance! This is also why you see scads of Belgian beers named things like "Lucifer" and "Beelzebub" and "Satan." What in the hell (get it?) does this have to do with cars? Take a jump.

As Dr. Hardigree mentioned, I was busy earlier today hooning around in a $100,000+ torque monster. So, he quite capably covered QOTD duties for yours truly by asking you all what you would drive if you were the Pope. An inspired Question if I don't say so my own self. Lots and lots (and lots) of good answers, but one in particular tickled our funny bone the mostest. The notorious no_slushbox said:

BMW 6-series bored and stroked to 6.6 liters, with an appropriately updated rear badge.


See, it's funny cause adults are scared of numbers. Or maybe we're really Belgian...

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While you're in Belgium, try some of the fruit beer (cherry taste, strawberry taste, rasberry etc....). The locals will be impressed if you can say you like it, with a straight face. Anyway, I loved it, and the bartenders poured it for me all night, on the house.