Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving With Arlo

many radio stations have a long standing tradition of playing alice's restaurant on thanksgiving day. it's a story song by arlo guthrie that is nearly 20 minutes long. most of it is a spoken word monologue, but the first line sung by guthrie is you can get anything you want at alice's restaurant. what would you get? coffee? pie? quiche? leave a comment so everybody knows, and happy thanksgiving!  

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Doctor Who @ 50

today, google is celebrating 50 years of doctor who with a maze game where you throw switches, avoid daleks, and travel in the TARDIS. hey, all you need now is a cup of coffee and a treat from homer's! do you like reading the blog? leave a comment here or on our facebook page!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Barista Conversations

a coffeehouse is a place that spawns many conversations on all topics. some of them are serious, most are not. a couple of days ago i was talking to my co-worker, jerry ponzer, about a movie i had watched on youtube. michael j. fox and crispin glover have prominent roles in this movie, and it wasn't back to the future. in fact, this TV movie came out before back to the future. was it:
a) seasons in the sun
b) high school USA
c) teen wolf
double punches if you know the answer today! the answer to monday's trivia? a beach boy.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hot Tea Dream

if coffee isn't your drink of choice, homer's also serves hot tea. thanks to observando for providing today's dreamy image.

Friday, November 15, 2013

I Write The Blog

the other day a customer asked who wrote the homer's blog, and i answered: i write the blog that makes the whole world sing, i write the blog of love and special things, i write the blog that makes the young girls cry, i write the blog, i write the blog. those words are a parody of the lyrics for i write the songs, a 1976 hit for barry manilow. that #1 song was actually written by:
a) a beatle
b) a beach boy
c) a beastie boy
double punches if you know the answer! the answer to wednesday's trivia: jackie chan

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Language in Itself

one of these celebs said "coffee is a language in itself." who was it? jackie chan? doris day? hugh jackman? if you know the answer you will get double punches toward a free drink today! monday's trivia answer: armistice day

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day

the first commemoration of the day that would become veteran's day happened 94 years ago, when the first world war ended & president woodrow wilson proclaimed November 11 as:
a) Armistice Day
b) President's Day
c) National Pride Day
it would be known as such until eisenhower changed it to veteran's day in 1954. do you know the answer? double punches if you do! the answer to thursday's trivia: rock 'em sock 'em robots

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Scan The Homer's Code

did you come up empty handed the last time you scanned front flip @ homer's? well now you can scan a code to get to this blog! on this blog you can get double punches just for knowing things about coffee, homer's, and basic pop culture! the new homer's blog code is located right next to the front flip code by the tip jar. big thanks to jerry ponzer for putting it together! ok, here's a question... what game is featured in the pic above?
a) punch out
b) fight to the death
c) rock 'em sock 'em robots
the answer to tuesday's trivia: true

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

True Or False, Mate?

is the following statement true or false? australians drink more coffee than tea. also consider this: incarcerated criminals were brought to australia from great britain (known for their tea consumption) in the late 18th and 19th centuries because all of the jails in great britain were too full. ok, if you answer correctly, you'll get double punches toward a free drink today! the answer to last week's trivia? bob marley, van halen, and james taylor.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Musical Coffee Countries

we get our coffee beans from e.f. hobbs in lenexa, and they purchase beans from many countries around the world. in the song sample below, three coffee growing countries are represented. can you identify all of the recording artists? ok, if you can at least name one we'll give you double punches toward a free drink! oh and the answer to last week's trivia was a) 1971.