Sunday, September 28, 2014

Summer Yule Duck

man, signs of christmas just keep coming earlier and earlier. a couple of weeks ago two women and a toddler came in for cubanos (i know, it sounds like the start of a joke, right?). they left this christmas duck behind, and it's not even halloween yet!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Minnesota Coffee Break

morning show hosts on a minnesota radio station asked listeners this question today: "what movies do you think are horrible, but that produced a great movie soundtrack?" it's something called the 9:30 coffee break, and it always provides an unusual music selection that listeners put together. here are a few songs that made today's list:
song: kiss movie: under the cherry moon
song: tempted movie: reality bites
song: meet me on the equinox movie: twilight
do you know any good songs from bad movies? tell a barista and get double punches toward a free drink today!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

You Don't Love Me Anymore

many recording artists have songs about couples falling out of love, and some of them manage to tug at our heart strings... but only one performer can take a serious subject like that and hurl it over a comedy cliff when he combines lost love with coffee, a poisonous cobra, and an elevator shaft. double punches if you can correctly identify the artist (one of the guys pictured above) or the song! the answer to last thursday's trivia: breaking us in two

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Today In Rock History

today in 1983, night and day by joe jackson entered the album charts. it was jackson's highest rated studio album, peaking at number 4. two hits came from that album, one of them was steppin' out, do you know what the other one was? double punches today for everyone who knows the name of that other hit (or at least how it goes)! the answer to tuesday's trivia: fayetteville.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Crossing

while camping out in arkansas last week, my wife and i visited a coffeehouse in russellville. the crossing could be the offspring of homer's coffeehouse: it's christian based, hosts live local music, and they give back a portion of their profits to local charities and organizations. we went there 3 times in four days. the gable bradley band (above) drove over an hour to play friday night. double punches if you can guess what arkansas town they came from! the answer to last friday's trivia: true

Friday, September 12, 2014

National Chocolate Milkshake Day

today is national chocolate milkshake day, so come to homer's, order a chocolate shake, and show your national pride! TRUE OR FALSE: the term milkshake was first used in 1885 to describe an alcoholic beverage that was a "sturdy, healthful, eggnog type of drink." double punches for everyone who knows the truth or falsehood of this statement today! the answer to tuesday's trivia: theodore roosevelt.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

National Teddy Bear Day

hey! it's time to share a cup of coffee with your favorite stuffed animal. why? because today is national teddy bear day (not to be confused with the november teddy bear day celebrated in vermont). TRIVIA: who was the US president that the 'teddy' bear is named after? theodore roosevelt? george washington? william howard taft? double punches if you know the correct answer today! the answer to last friday's trivia: multiplicity.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Happy Birthday Michael Keaton!

michael keaton is 63 today! TRIVIA: what movie has this scene where michael keaton reads a paper, makes coffee, and pours it down his shirt all at the same time? batman? mr. mom? multiplicity? double punches if you know the right answer today! the answer to wednesday's trivia: tom hanks

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hanx Writer

someone is ALWAYS reading or writing when they come inside homer's, whether on their laptop or smart phone. it's very unusual for someone to order a drink and then just stare into space. it would be even more unusual to hear the clickety clack of a manual typewriter, but now there is a new app called the hanx writer that might bring that sound back. TRIVIA: who is the celebrity that turned a typewriter obsession into an ipod app? whoopie goldberg? tom hanks? lady gaga? double punches if you know the answer today! the answer to thursday's trivia: 23.