The stories of the La Jolla Girard Street house are infamous, the true life “Animal House,” that put together true life outrageous parties.
David Olson, formal owner of the the Red Mountain Inn, probably said it best, “I recall the first time I was invited to Macpherson’s Girard Street house, and it sort of like the Yankee’s calling you up from the minors, now you’re playing with the big boys & girls! His house was a place that could do anything and not worry about it as Rakestraw always did something that would be so outrageous that no one would remember what you did.”
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Back when Jack MacPherson was tending bar at the West End, some dorky beer salesperson stopped in promoting a new type of Ale.
Normally these people would get their asses reamed and run out. As far as Jack was concern, there were only a handful of beers worth drinking. However, this one sparked his attention for the obvious.
“Silverback Ale,” the salesperson pitched, plopping a six-pack on the bar.
Hummm … Albert, Silverback Gorilla, or Ale – sounds like an appropriated beverage that would fit perfect for Mac Meda. And of all things, brewed by the Wynkoop Brewing Company … in Colorado, United States since 1858 … another humm … is that not the same state that Coors is brewed, another Mac Meda beach favorite?
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Dave Osborn comment on the Brown Derby post was correct. Jack Macpherson was one of the first people to start collecting beer cans. Frankly I believe he idolized his favorite organization, the Brewery Collectibles Club of America (BCCA).
With the early 1935 introduction of the first U.S. beer can by the Krueger Brewing Co., that was generally available to the public, there were a number of persons who had fun collecting the “new” beer cans with often colorful labels printed on the metal container rather than having an attached paper label.
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Mac Meda editors note: This is a strange interview – in fact we got a few emails and calls on it … now really, how could 10,000 people show up at the West End?
November 30, 2006 – This a Mac Meda radio interview by Luke Burbank, titled: Jack MacPherson, the Ultimate Beer Buddy - a Southern Californian surfer who became famous for organizing “beer orgies,” recently died of liver and kidney failure. MacPherson had been the inspiration for [that still a dork], Tom Wolfe’s novel, The Pump House Gang.
MIKE PESCA, host:
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The City of San Diego Town Council adjourned it meeting on December 5, 2006 to honor the memory of Jack MacPherson.
Council members at the time who signed the document were Donna Frye, Scott Peters, Jim Madeffer, Brian Maienschein, Kevin Faulconer, Toni Atkins, Tony Young, Ben Hueson.
We remember that little spat of how Maienschein and his council pals “deliberately concealed” from the public that the city was violating state law by overcharging residents for sewer costs to subsidize large commercial users. The probe also found him negligent for his role in approving grossly misleading bond documents in 2002 and 2003 .
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Now, ole Mac Meda was a powerful man,
Who could smash down a house with the palm of his hand;
He formed a company of destroying fools,
Big Sledgehammers were his favorite tools.
They started out breaking just a house here and there,
Smash out the windows and let in some air;
Knock out the walls and give a few heaves,
And there would be nothing left beneath the eaves.
They broke a filling station, used a truck as a lever,
What Mac Meda broke, stayed broken forever;
They broke a jetliner on the way to a job,
No plane built could carry a Mac Meda’s mob.
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