Don’t knock boredom. Sometimes it leads to amazing things, such as the mash up of football analysis and rampant quoting of The Princess Bride. As the COO of a company which has named its conference rooms after characters from this classic movie, I wholeheartedly endorse this video. [Buzzfeed]
Super psyched about this. Thanks to Ryan Farrell for pushing me to fix the Posterous disaster (to which I’ll have to dedicate a post in the near future) and for helping me get this thing back online. If anyone else lost all of their content because Posterous went belly up and stopped responding, check out this handy article to help you migrate to WordPress. Like most things in life, it was much easier than I expected and it was really laziness and fear of failure that kept me from addressing it.
Now, to tackle the broken cabinet in my kitchen… tomorrow.
This is the truest thing I've seen in a while. Poor Yahoo, they probably really thought that they nailed social media when they came up with this idea, didn't they?
Please go to TheOatmeal
to see the rest of his amazing Internet observations for Spring of 2012, all of which are pretty much dead-on. [TheOatmeal
I love whisky but John Hansell, pictured above, of the fantastic Whisky Advocate Blog (formerly WhatDoesJohnKnow.com) loooves whisky. Every year, the folks over at Whisky Advocate (formerly Malt Advocate) give out awards to the whiskies that they believe were truly exceptional. Here’s a quick link to last year’s winners and below are this year’s winners along with links to the articles where you can learn more about them about them:
- Artisan Whisky of the Year: Low Gap Whiskey, 42.7%, $40
- American Whiskey of the Year: Elijah Craig Barrel No. 3735 20 year old bourbon, 45%, $150
- Canadian Whisky of the Year: Wiser’s Very Old/18 Year Old, 40%, $65
- Irish Whiskey of the Year: Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength, 57.7%, $65
- Japanese Whisky of the Year: Chichibu The First, 61.8%, £90
- New World Whisky of the Year: Amrut Two Continents (2nd Edition), 50%, $100
- Blended Malt Whisky of the Year: Compass Box Great King Street, 43%, $45
- Speyside Single Malt of the Year: Macallan Royal Wedding Limited Edition, 46.8%, £150
- Highland Single Malt of the Year: Aberfeldy 14 year old Single Cask, 58.1%, £115
- Islay Single Malt of the Year: Bruichladdich 10 year old, 46%, $57
- Lowland/Campbelltown Single Malt of the Year: Springbank 18 year old (2nd Edition), 46%, $150
- Distillery of the Year: Midleton/Irish Distillers
If you like whisky, I highly recommend checking out this blog. It’s impossible for most of us to taste all the whiskies that come out each year, so it’s great to have a guy like Mr. Hansell doing the “dirty” work for us. He makes the world of whisky accessible, informative and fun and he tries to keep in mind the budget of regular folks while he’s doing it. As you can see from the prices, many of these whiskies are very competitively priced**.
Of the winners, I’ve only had the Redbreast Irish whiskey, which is great, although I’ve had other expressions from most of these distilleries. Now, I just have to figure out which one to try first. I’m leaning toward the Compass Box or the Bruichladdich, although I’m sure that all of these are amazing in their own way!
**Keep in mind that a $90 whisky is equivalent to a $25-$30 bottle of wine when you think about the amount of servings per bottle. A $25-$30 bottle of wine isn’t cheap but it’s a fair purchase to justify once in a while. Same with whisky, only you get to multiply the price by three or four.
When Nicolas Cage saw the breadth of his acting, he wept for there no more scenery left to chew.
Thanks to my buddy John Apostolides for sending this my way. And, of course, happy Friday, everyone! [Vulture.com
Happy Valentine's Day! Today's Google Doodle
features a short film in which a boy wins a girl's heart by Googling different gift ideas. Of course, like any male in a cartoon, he gets it completely wrong until he finally gives up and inadvertently wins her heart by buying something that she already owned (a jump rope). It was cute but nobody cared about the cartoon until an image of two men in tuxedos popped up; you can see them bottom center in the image above. Does this mean that Google supports gay marriage!?
Well, yeah. Google has come out publicly on this issue in the past, vocalizing their opposition towards California's Prop 8
and participating willingly in the "It Gets Better
" campaign. With the Republican primary in full swing, the recent Ninth Circuit Court ruling against Prop 8 and the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in the military's rear view mirror, gay marriage has been back in the news and remains controversial in some areas of the country. Some might feel as though a company with Google's clout shouldn't be weighing in on such polarizing topics but, personally, I applaud Google for including imagery of same sex couples alongside imagery of an interracial couple and a more "traditional" couple. It's a pleasant reminder that in a year where Google is being criticized for it's "evil" privacy policies
and "evil" business practices
, that it's still a company made up of actual human beings. In this case, those human beings took a little time out of their Valentine's Day to support equal marriage rights for same sex couples, albeit ever so subtly.
On the other hand, I cannot condone Google's support of intergenus and interplanetary jump roping. Everyone knows that trying to get a dog and a cat to jump rope together is a recipe for disaster and don't even get me started about the potential fallout of letting the aliens learn all of our Earthling jump rope secrets! Before we know it, we'll be taking home bronze in the Space Olympics
! For a company that so bravely defends equality in marriage, you'd think Google would be a little smarter than that!
Check out Esquire for more!
Even though I've previously poo-poo'd the idea of getting myself an iPad
, apps like this have definitely made me come around. I was completely, wrong, okay?! Recently, I've been holding out for the iPad 3, which I'm hoping is coming this Spring (birthday in May, people!), however, after seeing this, I don't know if I can wait.
Kids today are just so damn lucky; not only do they get cool apps like this but apparently they have lizards just running loose in the house! I had to keep mine in a terrarium!
Thanks to my buddy John Paro for sending this link