December 19, 2011

Booze Nooze.

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Great news on the Booze Front. Bulleit releases Bulleit Rye Whiskey.

As you know, I have been a huge fan of Bulleit Bourbon for some time now. What distinguishes Bulleit Bourbon from the rest is that it contains a more rye grain than any other bourbon. As you also may know, I recently tried some straight rye whiskey and liked it a lot.

So while walking through the aisles of the Mondo Liquor Store (during a trip “up north”), I was happy as a clam to see that Bulleit now offers Bulleit Rye Whiskey. I immediately scarfed up a bottle, anxious to give it a test run.

I am happy to say that, knowing how good Bulleit Bourbon is, the rye whiskey exceeded my high expectations. The stuff is really good. Smooth and downright delicious. I drank it neat, but, like the bourbon, it should hold up well under ice.

If you are interested in a more refined review of Bulleit Rye Whiskey, check out these two excellent reviews.

There is one more thing that makes Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit Rye Whiskey special, and that is that Tom Bulleit, who began producing Bulleit bourbon in 1987 based upon an old family recipe, is a Vietnam Veteran and a member of the American Legion. He joined the Navy and became a corpsman serving in 1968 with the Marine Corps, First Division, in the area north of Da Nang.

Hell, if you ask me, that’s reason enough to buy his booze.

It really is great stuff. Try it: you’ll like it.

December 17, 2011

Nancy’s Christmas List and Santa’s Reply.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 1:34 pm

PRS Operatives have managed to obtain copies of the correspondence between Nancy Pelosi and that Jolly old Elf.

Nancy’s Letter to Santa

Dear Santa:

Hi! Nancy here! You know who I am, because I am a very important person. In fact, for a time I was two heartbeats away from the presidency, but then those rat bastard Rethuglicans took the House of Representatives, and that skunk John Boehner stole my gabel. That made it a tough year for me, but I still do very important things, like make speeches and stuff where I say important and interesting things. While doing all these important things I still manage to look super hot.

So, seeing as how I’ve been a really good girl, I know you will bring me everything on my list. Here it is:

A mirror that will tell me every day that I am the fairest in the land

Some tie dye thongs

A coke dealer who makes house calls on time and who offers quantity discounts

A complete collection of Moby Grape CDs. They were soooo groovy.

At least a half a kilo of Maui Wowie.

Something that would keep Chuck Schumer from constantly grabbing my ass.

A plague on every stinking Rethuglican in the congress and the evil, racist bastards who vote for them.

I can’t wait for Christmas morning to get all my gifts!

You pal,

Santa’s Response

Dear Nancy:

I wanted to let you know that I received your letter up here in the North Pole. In your letter you asked for many things for Christmas. As you know, I keep track of who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. I hate to tell you this, but you didn’t score any “nice” points this year, and you came close to breaking the record for “naughty” points (the record is currently held by the bad boy in the White House).

I’ll be blunt. Are you shitting me? Do you think that Santa doesn’t know about all that weed, blow, Cristal and that “Hide the Salami” stuff? Let me tell you something, Missy. Santa don’t play that shit and he doesn’t do plagues.

Tie dye thongs? Sweet Jesus, woman. My elves howled with laughter at that one – then puked.

A magic mirror? Ha! You don’t need a magic mirror. Just ask Chris Matthews. He’ll tell you that you’re the fairest in the land whenever you like, and he’ll kiss your ass to boot.

Moby Grape? Gimme a freakin’ break!

Something to keep Chuck Schumer from grabbing your ass? I suggest that you show it to him. That oughta do it.

Bad girls normally get coal in their stocking, but it is difficult to find coal these days, thanks again to that annoying kid in the White House. Besides, you are so thoroughly loathsome, coal would be too good for you. Because Santa doesn’t like to leave someone with an empty stocking, on Christmas morning, in your stocking you will find a pound of steaming reindeer shit.

Very truly yours,

December 15, 2011

Bill Whittle: On Republicans.

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December 14, 2011

Jon Corzine and The One — BFF

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Check this out. Amazing.

Thanks to Saby, for the link.

December 12, 2011

Big Ass TV.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:16 pm

I finally got around to buying the big ass TV for the House by the Parkway. It had to wait until we got the big ass piece of furniture to hold it. The TV has a bunch of bells and whistles, which I figure it will take me about a year to figure out.

This is the TV.

Here’s how it looks in place: (Note – I snapped the photo just when a car commercial came on)

Now, when I watch the Hitler History Channel, the Austrian-born corporal will be damned near life sized. Achtung!

December 11, 2011

The Anatomy of a Political Cartoon.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:55 pm

My buddy John Cox (of Cox and Forkum fame), artist and political cartoonist discusses his satirical artwork in the context of the “Occupy” movement. It’s a mini-masterclass on political cartooning. Go here (including the comments) for the backstory.

Be sure to check out John’s artwork at his main page.

December 10, 2011

Liquid Candy With a Kick.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 4:39 pm

The three jars pictured above admittedly look like stuff that belongs in an artist’s studio, but, in fact, they are concoctions whipped up by daughter, TJ. As she explained, one starts with lots of vodka (that’s my girl) and adds a quantity of hard candy of one’s choice. It takes several days/weeks and a fair amount of periodic shaking for the candy to dissolve into the vodka, but dissolve it does.

The one on the left is made with candy corn (yeah, the Halloween stuff), the middle jar was made with lemon candy and the red one was made with “Red Hots” candy.

OK, so how do they taste?

I tried the red one first, and guess what? It tastes like “Red Hots.” Lots of “burney” cinnamon flavor goosed up by the vodka. A while back, I tasted cinnamon vodka, and I found it to taste like Lavoris mouthwash. This didn’t. I liked it.

Next was the lemon one. Tastes a good deal like Limoncello. I tasted it directly from the jar into a shot glass. Next time (perhaps after I’m finished with this post), I think I will try it over ice (clear ice, of course) and maybe a splash of seltzer.

I had real doubts about the candy corn one, mainly because just thinking of eating candy corn makes my teeth hurt. I was pleasantly surprised, as it didn’t have a strong candy corn taste, but rather tasted more like butterscotch. I think I shall try that next time over ice (clear ice, of course) as well, without the splash of seltzer.

In sum, I couldn’t drink a lot of any of them in one sitting, lest I go into sugar shock, but each of them will make a fine after-dinner libation. If you find yourself around the House by the Parkway, I’ll give you a taste, provided there is any left.

Linked by Doug Ross. Thanks!

December 9, 2011

Actually, I Have Been to Spain — Once.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:10 pm

I started writing something, and I found myself nodding off. Probably the result of a very nice dinner out with copious amounts of Bardolino and Malbec.

So, rather than sitting here, making typos and nodding off, I thought I would pass along a video of Elvis kicking ass and taking names. Quite simply, he sings the shit out of this song.

Via Coalition of the Swilling

December 7, 2011

Infamy …

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 5:04 pm

Each year I ask myself how many people today under 20, or under 30 for that matter, know the significance of December 7, 1941, and each year I become more depressed thinking about the answer to that question.

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