6 Dec
The Beatles' White Album + Jay-Z’s Black Album, reboosted

The only bummer about 2004’s mashup masterpiece The Grey Album was the audio quality. Taking sliced up music from The Beatles’ peerless White Album and layering acapellas from Jay-Z’s legendary farewell (yeah right) LP The Black Album, Danger Mouse unknowingly crafted perhaps the best known oeuvre in the mashup genre. While Danger Mouse was at the time only […]


One of our favorite large scotch distilleries, The Balvenie, is celebrating the dedication of half a century of work of David Stewart, now the longest tenured malt master in Scotland, with an expression aptly titled The Balvenie Fifty. Known farflung as the ‘Modest Man of Whisky’, Stewart first began interning at the Speyside distillery back […]


31 Oct
The final book in trilogy of complete world knowledge

God I love John Hodgman. Ever since first seeing him on The Daily Show I recognized his genius, and so did apparently Jon Stewart, as from that first appearance he’s grown to become the show’s re-occurring “Resident Expert”. Since then of course he played the role of the hapless “PC” in those brilliant Mac ads, […]


1 Feb
Finished in rum casks for a slightly sweeter expression

I would really like to get my hands on The Balvenie’s latest release, a 14 year old whisky called Caribbean Cask. The single malt scotch is titled as such because after being aged in traditional whisky barrels for 14 years, it was transferred to rum barrels to finish. The Speyside distillery crafts some of the […]


17 Dec
Beauty under the harshest conditions

The Holy Grail of parkas, the B7 Parka, is an incredibly elegant and of course difficult to find leather and wool jacket. Originally supplied to crews bound for extremely low climates, this B7 Parka by Stewart is nearly impossible to get your hands on. “As I understand it there should be a couple of companies […]


14 Sep
Min-Woo Hyung's vampire graphic novel comes to life

The just released trailer for one of next year’s first hopeful blockbusters, Priest. Based on Min-Woo Hyung’s graphic novel, it’s tough to tell what you’re gonna get with this one. Will it be just another questionable Supernatural Graphic Novel hackfest (Constantine, Legion, I Am Legend, etc), or will it be a surprise quality sleeper? Some […]


24 Jun
The Invention of Lying, Twilight New Moon, Couples Retreat and Sherlock Holmes in short blast format

While flying to Italy for another top secret mission (to be disclosed in the very near future) I was forced to suffer through Lufthansa’s in-flight entertianment, which actually isn’t all that bad. In a sado-masochistic way, I kind of enjoy the chance to see movies I would never see in the real world. Or rather, […]


8 Jun
Only 150 bottles of Balvenie's finest scotch to date for $3,500

I love my Balvenie. It is truly one of my favorite single malt scotches. It may not be the most expensive or exclusive, but it’s from my favorite region (Speyside), falls handsomely in my price range (about $45/bottle for 12-Year) and tickles my tastebuds in anticipated fancy at the mere thought of a tumbler full. […]

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