Lagavulin 16, a Significant Drop in Quality

At first I thought my taste buds were changing, that for whatever reason my palate was no longer sensitive to the aromas and flavours of smoke and peat. I’ve recently acquired an unexpected and entirely pleasant appreciation for non-peaty, sherry influenced Highland and Speyside single malts, so temporarily losing a preference for peat in my scotches seemed reasonable. The earthy Islay scotches were my first love and have been my

Waiting for Fax Machines to Die

I ordered a piece of professional sound equipment online from a company in New York today. A few minutes after I placed the order, one of their sales reps sent me an email with a PDF form for me to fill out and sign and fax back to them. They also wanted a copy of the back and front of my credit card. It’s something the company has to do

2011 Oscar Winners

I don’t remember the last time I watched the Oscar telecast. It might have been the year Titanic won. I dunno. But I watched a portion of the 2011 telecast online last night from an ABC feed. I’d never seen the Red Carpet foolishness before. Wow. I knew Hollywood was shallow, but that was obscene. Actresses answering questions about what kind of dress they had on. Who cares about that?

Forget About It

I forgot it was Valentine’s Day. Did you? I’m for getting rid of all “days.” Christmas Day is the big one. Good luck trying to kill that day. But Valentine’s Day? Does anyone take it seriously, or are people still getting in trouble for not buying their significant other flowers and a heart-shaped box of chocolates?