[Homestead] In Memoriam
Jerry W. Shepperd
shepperd at austincc.edu
Sat Sep 1 12:34:19 EDT 2007
Raise a glass, bottle, can, or paper cup in salute....
Thanks, Gene, for the info.
At 07:42 AM 9/1/2007, you wrote:
>Please observe with me a very brief moment of silence upon opening
>the first brew today. Then resume as usual. Mike would approve.
>Beer Critic Michael Jackson Dies
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>Aug 31, 10:00 AM (ET)
>By THOMAS WAGNER
>LONDON (AP) - Michael Jackson, a leading world beer critic who
>praised the brews of Belgium and acknowledged he would never be as
>famous as "that Michael Jackson," has died. He was 65.
>Jackson, known as "the beer hunter," died Thursday of a heart attack
>at his home in west London. His body was found by his house cleaner,
>Paddy Gunningham, his long-term partner, said Friday.
>She said he had kept writing and traveling, despite suffering from
>Parkinson's disease, and that he planned to write a book about the
>"He was simply the best beer writer we've ever known," said Tim
>Hampson, chairman of the British Guild of Beer Writers. "He told
>wonderful stories about beer, breweries and far away places. He told
>the story of beer through people, and he was humorous and erudite at
>the same time," Hampson told The Associated Press.
>Jackson especially loved Belgian brews. His books "The Great Beers of
>Belgium" and "World Guide to Beer" introduced them to many export
>markets, including the United States.
>By identifying beers by their flavors and styles, and by pairing them
>with particular foods and dishes, Jackson helped give birth to a
>renaissance of interest in beer and breweries worldwide that began in
>the 1970s, including the North American microbrewery movement.
>His TV documentary series, "The Beer Hunter" - which popularized his
>nickname - was filmed around the world and shown in 15 countries.
>He worked as a beer critic for more than 30 years, writing in
>newspapers and gastronomic magazines, holding seminars and giving
>speeches, appearing on U.S. talk shows and writing books about beer
>and whiskeys published in 18 languages.
>Jackson knew he would never be as famous as Michael Jackson the rock
>star, and that was reflected on the beer critic's Web site. "Hello,
>my name is Michael Jackson. No, not that Michael Jackson, but I am on
>a world tour. My tour is in pursuit of exceptional beer. That's why
>they call me the Beer Hunter," it says.
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Jerry W. Shepperd, Ph. D.
Professor and Chair, Behavioral Sciences Department
Austin Community College
1212 Rio Grande Street
Austin, Texas 78701
"Let your first ethical decision of each day be to show up on time."
-- Barbara Jordan
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