Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli

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  1. The Duke

    The Duke said, over 5 years ago

    marktrail just try to open Fat Tire, Mighty Arrow or any one of a number of microbrews without one!

  2. axe-grinder

    axe-grinder said, over 5 years ago

    I hadn’t heard that one. Now I have been educated: http://www.just-for-openers.org/Church-Key.html

  3. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 5 years ago

    Yes grampa, I know what a church key is

  4. prasrinivara

    prasrinivara GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    I never knew the suggested tool for opening oblong frozen-fruit (such as Fraser Vale strawberries/raspberries) was termed as “church key”!

  5. NotFromIceland

    NotFromIceland said, over 5 years ago

    Jim S. is himself of the era that knew and used “church keys.” He surely must also be aware that they have not been in general use for nearly four decades. Apparently he could not let that knowledge get in the way of a good line.

  6. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    JFri - Fat Tire is bottled locally by New Belgium Brewery, about 20 miles from me. All of their beers are really good, and I hardly drink. A friend used to work there and I got to sample just about everything they bottle.

  7. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 5 years ago

    I never knew those things were called church keys.

  8. stringmusicianer

    stringmusicianer said, over 5 years ago

    Church keys? I’ve never heard them called anything else.

    About anything imported requires one. I guess Ramona Lisa just has expensive taste in beer.

  9. harebell

    harebell said, over 5 years ago

    Being very closely related to a micro-micro-brewer, I can attest that the term is still in use among those who absorb this product. Maybe RamonaLisa bottles her own.

  10. John Rieth

    John Rieth said, over 5 years ago

    I keep one within reach because “You never know!”

  11. Handsaw

    Handsaw said, over 5 years ago

    How many of you remember that the “other” end was used to open metal cans?

  12. nelson-muntz

    nelson-muntz said, over 5 years ago

    I use one for my Samuel Adams

  13. axe-grinder

    axe-grinder said, over 5 years ago

    I remember the type of opener Jim has drawn mostly for punching the two triangular holes in big cans of Hi-C Juice Drinks.

  14. Paul1963

    Paul1963 said, over 5 years ago

    Most of my beer-snob friends have either that type of opener or the loop-headed kind ready to hand. We’re a Killian’s-Guinness-Pete’s crowd and we tend to assume that any non-threaded cap requires an opener.

    I do remember the giant Hi-C and Hawaiian Punch cans from my childhood, and using the pointy end of the opener on them.

  15. axe-grinder

    axe-grinder said, over 5 years ago

    They’re good for removing old grout and caulk.

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