The Scream: A Piece of Art History Sell as an Historic Auction
May03

The Scream: A Piece of Art History Sell as an Historic Auction

Edvard Munch’s The Scream Let me start off by saying, I love the scream.  Somehow, through pastels on board, Edvard Munch was able to capture a feeling and a moment in time that everyone who sees the work can empathize with.  Everyone at some point in time has been this screaming figure.  I guess that’s why this piece is one of the most recognizable works of all time, second to the Mona Lisa.  And, someone just bought it. ...

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Nike VR_S & Adams Speedline Fast 12 Drivers: Which Club Makes Me Less Bad at Golf
May02

Nike VR_S & Adams Speedline Fast 12 Drivers: Which Club Makes Me Less Bad at Golf

First, a disclaimer: I am not fantastic at golf.  As a matter of fact, I am an expert and decapitating worms and cutting grass with golf balls..  This, I believe, makes me uniquely qualified to judge the performance of a golf club, particularly the Nike VR_S and the Adams Golf Speedline Fast 12 drivers.  If one or both of the club can make me hit straight and long consistently, it is certainly a quality piece of golf engineering.  I...

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A Great Cheese Shop in Summit, New Jersey…Who Knew?
Apr26

A Great Cheese Shop in Summit, New Jersey…Who Knew?

Summit Cheese Shop, Summit, NJ A few days ago, I was meandering around the NJ Transit train station in downtown Summit, NJ when I ran across the Summit Cheese Shop.  Always happy to find a cheesemonger, I stopped in.  Man, am I glad I did.   This place is great.  As soon as you walk in the door, you’re greeted by to aromas of all the amazing cheeses.  Looking through the various cases, this shop has a great selection of common...

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The Perfect Martini Recipe

Following the review on Double Cross Vodka, I thought it would be fitting to share the recipe for the single greatest martini I have ever had. 3 Parts Gin (I suggest Tanqueray 10) 1 Part Vodka (I suggest Double Cross) Splash of Your Favorite Dry Vermouth  Mix with ice and strain over olives into any glass except a martini glass.  I hate martini glasses; they’re just an excuse to spill.I tend to prefer the Goya anchovy stuffed...

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Double Cross Vodka
Apr25

Double Cross Vodka

I know Double Cross Vodka has been around since 2008, so I’m a bit behind the curve on the topic.  But, I was recently finally able to try the vodka side-by-side with the big players in the premium vodka game.  Here goes my musings on the experience. I could start by saying that the “competition’s goose is cooked” or something equally cheesy, but, I won’t.  This is a serious vodka and deserves a serious...

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Review of Revolucion Tequila Reposado
Apr22

Review of Revolucion Tequila Reposado

Revolucion Tequila Reposado I like tequila.  Good tequila.  I have for some time.  I’m not, however, a fan of the whole shots with lime and salt licking thing.  That’s one reason I like this tequila.  You don’t need to drink it in shot form with enough chasers to drown a horse.  Jose Cuervo, I’m looking in your direction. Revolucion Tequila is a relative newcomer to the world of premium tequilas.  Juan Carlos...

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Richard Hammond Goes Ham-Wild in a Tank…How Do I Get His Job???
Apr21

Richard Hammond Goes Ham-Wild in a Tank…How Do I Get His Job???

Richard Hammond of BBC’s Top Gear fame has crossed the pond.  And, if his new show on BBC America, Richard Hammond’s Crash Course, is any indication, he made the crossing on a USMC hovercraft. As if being the host on the world’s most popular car show and getting to drive the greatest cars in the world or drag race a Bugatti Veyron against a Euro Fighter Jet isn’t enough, he has to come to the US and play with...

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