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December 23, 2013

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Danube on iPad

"why not just drink the vodka straight from the bottle?"

Wouldn't be prudent. Actually, the presence of even a little Vermouth provides flavor and cuts the edge off the vodka. Incidentally, I think the opposite of dry in this context is sweet, although I've never heard anyone ask for a sweet Martini.

Dave (in MA)

Tickle Me Cleo

blah, blah blah.

"rich, that is embarrassing enough that maybe (with good fortune!) that'll be the last of him here for the evening."

Assuming feathers have anything to do with it.

As it is, you can feather your clit and get the same effect.

Danube on iPad

Also, room-temperature vodka is decidedly unappetizing except perhaps on the Bowery.

narciso,

That's about the size of it, when Abu Mazen, thinks you've gone too far, there's a credibility problem,

blah, blah blah.

"Tickle Me Cleo.."

Have you consulted a specialist on your problem?

If nature and your special animal magnetism isn't enough, PHARMA has a patent for a price.

Captain Hate

Fed Ex Field 1
Romo 0

narciso,

As it turns out it's not a full day extension, it's only till 3 AM tomorrow EST.

rich@gmu

henry-

>>>perhaps celebrate your excellent grades by drinking one at a good bar... As inspiration for future mixology.<<<

this sounds like a good idea.

DrJ-

Only if we are lucky.

rich@gmu

6 hours and 43 minutes...on a website that does and does not work.

winning.

narciso,


what is about NYC Democrats, that they corner the market on sleeze;

Yes, Filner was a close runner up.

JIB

A very dry martini is recognize as a touch of vermoth.

A dry martini is recognized as 2/3rd gin and 1/3rd vermouth

A wet martinia is recognized as 1/2 gin and 1/2 vermouth

A dirty martinis is recongnized as Gin, a touch of vermouth and a splash of olive juice.

There is no such thing in the world as a Vodka martini.

This is from John at Aub Zam Zam

1633 Haight Street (Haight-Ashbury)

Who lectured me to the point I needed another one:)

narciso,

Maybe they could get Charlie Sheen as their demotivator;

rich@gmu

someone would set me straight...

what is one called with lemon?

henry

JiB, my grandfather drank vodka martins, dry. He had three stars, I have bupkis. I cannot win that argument, though I prefer very dry w/gin. : )

narciso,

That foolish study, what else come out from UK universities, saying James Bond would be in poor health,

JIB

Hey,

Chris Berman has a toupee:) and doesn't mind showing it in a diffent color on national TV. My hero!

Henry, I have always condidered Vodka a martini element until I walked into the Aub Zam Zam and was beaten down like a lame mule by the bartender:)

narciso,

In addition, these so called new Catastrophic policies are only available for those thirty and under, I call it the Carousel plan, as far anyone knows,

Danube on iPad

"There is no such thing in the world as a Vodka martini."

Matter of opinion - and nomenclature. Judge Bork shared your opinion, but he also said it ceased to be a Martini if you put any vegetable in it.

narciso,

This is like Y2K for real, no one knows what will happen with this thing, when it actually comes on line,

blah, blah blah.

Gaping assholes, to the Wo/Man.

Like anything's changed,

narciso,

So what do you call it then, a vermouth and gin cocktail?

JIB

Rich,

DoT just answer your question. If you add a lemon peel to the martini its good. Lemons are fruits not veggies.

I lknew Bork was worth more than what the hell he went through.

rich@gmu

>>>Electricity Price Index at All-Time High in USA... <<<

Promise kept!!!

rich@gmu

was looking at different variations...now to find a decent bar with some good looking bartenders.

Dave (in MA)

Well you'd think the Lush^H^H^Hion of the Senate would have appreciated him more, but I guess Mary Jo's killer preferred the brown spirits.

Danube on iPad

"The Dry Martini," by Joseph Dobrian:

"So, you've got a martini glass. About half-an-hour before you propose to drink a martini, take this glass and rinse it in cold tap water, shake off the excess, and put the glass into your freezer. Then go take a shower, play solitaire, or memorize all six verses to Mack the Knife.

"In a cocktail shaker, place three ounces of gin and four or five drops of vermouth. Yes, four or five drops. That shows you which camp I'm in, vermouth-wise. But do put in those few drops. A martini is not cold gin.

"Now, take four or five ice cubes, one after the other. Holding each cube in the palm of your hand, bash it a good one with the back of a heavy tablespoon, to crack it into chunks. Drop the ice chunks into the cocktail shaker. (If your ice tray makes those itt-bitty cubes, you need not smash them. Just use about one-third of the trayful per martini.)

"Put the lid on the shaker and shake the damn thing good and hard, with serious back-and-forth action. Shake it so that if it were cream, it would turn to butter. Do this for a good 15 or 20 seconds."

blah, blah blah.

Olives are fruit.

End lesson to Jethro's 5th grade edumacation.

DrJ

It's about time:

His code breaking prowess helped the Allies outfox the Nazis, his theories laid the foundation for the computer age, and his work on artificial intelligence still informs the debate over whether machines can think.

But Alan Turing was gay, and 1950s Britain punished the mathematician's sexuality with a criminal conviction, intrusive surveillance and hormone treatment meant to extinguish his sex drive.

Now, nearly half a century after the war hero's suicide, Queen Elizabeth II has finally granted Turing a pardon.

blah, blah blah.

Yeah. It's a chemical reaction....changing the character of the concoction.....duh !

narciso,

Why a place, JiB;


http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/aub-zam-zam-san-francisco?select=sMHjmDImp0WQHq42wS9hYw#v-bRNR0KBshzgdYMGI8l1Q

Dave (in MA)
Gaping assholes
On some subjects we'll just defer to your expertise.
JIB

Dot,

So many Martini recipes, even those in San Francisco, where the folks waiting for the ferry to Martinez = Martini may have invented the drink.

Who cares. It is with gin and vermouth. Always has been. Ask the guys who gave us Martini and Rossi Vermouth. Which by the way, if you go to some places in Europe and ask for a martini is what you get - Vermouth!

If you have some historical citation that Vodka is an ingredient of the classic Martini then cite it.

rich@gmu

hey dana are you teaching next semester?

blah, blah blah.

And you guys wonder why you lost the Civil War. You can't win a war without cotton and arrogance. In fact, you can't win a war with cotton and arrogance.

Dave (in MA)

He's not teaching in the CS department.

JIB

Has the tsunami of radiation reached SoCal already and infected the aleready dead brain cells of their feather passers?

rich@gmu

no but he is a real man of genius. do the sophomores let emeritus faculty hold the feather?

JIB

narciso,

My favorite bar when I lived there. The regulars would make the Tea Party turn red and its San Francisco. Never understood it. I am like Pauline Kael. Never met a person there who was a left wing nut job.

clarice

Cannot keep up--but how nice to see Specter and Publius back. Now where the heck is Soyleny?

DrJ

Never met a person there who was a left wing nut job.

Clearly you never wandered down to the Castro district.

narciso,

Well it's Rachel D'Oro who usually got three thing s wrong, but as with Steyer's Farallon Capital, it seems they are focused on de development,


http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/23/3834704/rio-tinto-considers-alaska-mine.html

Jane on Ipad

Looks like Steorts got fired.

narciso,


He wouldn't take the hint;

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/367003/civility-and-freedom-michael-walsh#comments

Beasts of England

Survived my dirty Santa party. After a few more Scotches, I may reveal the most 'popular' gift. Oh, my...

Dave (in MA)

Narc, our feather-passing failed ctrl-Ver even makes a cameo in the 3rd cited paragraph.

Captain Hate

The "best in the business" weighs in:

Skip BaylessVerified account ‏@RealSkipBayless

Wouldn't it be something if Cowboys signed Tebow, Orton struggled or got banged up and Tebow came in and … deja Denver?

Sandy Mondaze

am looking forward to Lone Survivor too, narc. Did you see the recent 60' interview with Marcus L ?

narciso,

That would be too logical, I don't where I got the silly notion that pro sports was about performance, I guess it was when I wasn't paying much attention,

narciso,

It appears a powerful film, as his previous outing the Kingdom would suggest;


http://www.militarymoviesandnews.com/operation-redwing/ahmadshah/

JIB

Drj,

I was commenting on the bar not the district. Been to Castro many a time as well as my old haunts in Fillmore. Don't know many places I didn't make and enjoy, especially the food. Lived in the city for 6 years across Lafayette Park from Danielle Steele.

Ignatz

Anyone else watching the Beef 'O' Brady's St Petersberg Bowl? Didn't think so.
What's a Beef 'O' Brady?

DrJ

JiB,

You may be amused to learn that the delightful and charming MrsJ lived in Haight Ashbury back when it was Haight Ashbury.

The food still is good in the City, but damn is it expensive.

Truth be told, I prefer the East Bay.

Rob Crawford
What's a Beef 'O' Brady?

A complaint from a member of a family created with a widow and a widower with large families marry?

JIB

Iggy,

Beef O'Brady has been over for 4 hours. Where the hell of who been?

East Carolina ate up Ohio, big time.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

My conservative Chicago connection sent me this link to DiploMad. A good post...& this one point is pretty interesting - http://thediplomad.blogspot.com/2013/12/friday-rant-progressive-quack-up.html

"Louisiana Phil also contested the standard version of race relations in the South, noting that he, I repeat, he had not seen any lynchings or violence, but he had seen poor whites and poor blacks working together. This drove the libs mad, as you can tell from the attacks on him. His mistake was not making up an imaginary friend or victim which is what liberals would do, e.g., Obama and Booker. Honesty is the conservatives' strength and what drives progs bonkers."

JIB

How would you like to go through life like Jim Harbaugh with a permannet cynical disbelieving look on your face all the time?

centralcal

Jane - where did you see that Steorts "got fired?"

Beasts of England

I believe a Beef O'Brady is a restaurant. Based on the name, I'm not ever gonna be hungry enough to dine there.

narciso,

They traffic in untruth so often, they can't recognize integrity when they see it;


http://www.forbes.com/sites/cherylsnappconner/2013/12/22/how-phil-robertsons-pr-team-let-him-down/

Danube on iPad

Bork had in mind the generic "vegetable," as in "animal, mineral or vegetable." He assumed no one woudl contemplate putting anything animal or vegetable in the thing.

The drink may well have been invented in a gin mill in Martinez, CA, though the story (like all others concerning its origin) is apocryphal.

In any event, it was being poured before the Martini & Rossi company was founded.

JIB

Holy Moly. Atlanta 10-3 over the Niners in SF.

Time for bed. Slaap Lekker. Tots Morgen.

ESPN is really nothing more than a stupd mouthpiece of sports hokum.

Ignatz

--Iggy,

Beef O'Brady has been over for 4 hours. Where the hell of who been?
East Carolina ate up Ohio, big time.--

You see JiB there's these things called "time zones" cause the earth is real big and stuff which is why I occasionally ask for spoiler sensitivity.
Thankfully my only interest in the game is East Carolina's cool logo. Been trying to get one of their caps in the right size but it's not easy.

Danube on iPad

We are ruled - not governed, ruled - by abject morons:

"House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday defended Obamacare amid fellow Democrats’ concerns, saying that while the politics may be tricky right now, eventually having voted for the health care law will be a boon.

“'We’ll ride this out,' the California Democrat said on a conference call with reporters.

"Some Democrats, particularly in the Senate, are worried about facing voters having backed the health law, which has seen a rocky rollout and is costing millions of Americans their health plans — even as it is aided millions of others to sign up or get on their parents’ plans.

“'It’s worth the trouble, it’s going to be a glorious thing,' Mrs. Pelosi said."

Ignatz

--In any event, it was being poured before the Martini & Rossi company was founded.--

Maybe, but I bet the Martinez gin mill never had Porsche 917s this cool;

Jane on Ipad

Central cal,

It started with a Facebook link from Mark with a bunch of loose references, which led to a blog post by a woman who referenced Jack implying Steorts got his due. I haven't found any confirmation yet. I'm on IPad so I can't post a link even if I found one.

narciso,

Well they kill off more of their blue dogs, and make their caucus, more selective, you think she or Hoyer will lose their seats,

matt

You mother f'ing, f'ing f. Ronald and Nancy Reagan were in the forefront of support for the victims of AIDS and AIDS research funding.

After that f'ing POS SF Mayor Feinstein let the genie out of the bottle in San Francisco by allowing the gay bathhouses to remain open, allowing for free transmission of the disease and an exponential increase in the demographics of the disease to include homosexuals, IV drug users, and innocent hemophiliacs it was Reagan and his wife who used their Hollywood connections and moral suasion to make HIV the primary recipient of medical research funding.

Breast cancer research, lung cancer research and almost all infectious diseases took a back seat to HIV/AIDS research and the incredibly expensive treatments for a disease which was entirely preventable through safe sex and needle exchange. A lot of people died so that the gays could live.

I have empathy for the victims but not for the revisionists. GWB did more than Clinton and Obama combined and is doing so even today to mitigate the disease in Africa. F you and the palsied horse you rode in on.

narciso,

This was the link, that suggested that,

Jane on Ipad

CC, go to the 2nd link on Steyn on line to a post written by Laura Rosin Cohen. Then tell me what you think.

Frau Lebkuchen

Rich - I love your sharing your life here. For what it's worth, I also recommend sticking it out now for further education. (There should be quotation marks around education, doncha think?)
Just for you The Nutracker by Kodi the Cat.
LUN

Frau Lebkuchen

(Nutcracker, duh!)

And while I'm at it, this is for Doktor Jot, Katzenfreund: Cat Für Elise
LUN

centralcal

Thanks Jane and Narciso. Okay, I read the piece, but I think she is just guessing (maybe even accurately).

I notice that each of the posts at NRO addressing Steyn vs. Steorts, or free vs. restricted speech has a gazillion comments. I do think NRO has a problem it will need to address, but will they? Maybe Ms. Cohen is a seer?

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

Like you, cc, I read the Cohen article as a prediction, not a done deal. More's the pity.

Ignatz

Excellent point, matt.

narciso,

the publisher has more clout then a mere editor, the preponderance of forces, seem to be against Steorts, who will likely go Frum if not fully Friedersdorf,

narciso,

How did this happen,

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/delhi-gets-ready-for-chief-minister-arvind-kejriwal-as-aap-prepares-to-form-govt/1211082/

Btw, Niners ahead 25/17.

jimmyk

Maybe I'm a softie, but I don't necessarily want to see Steorts fired. Maybe he needs to find a different home, though.

On Fox News there was a 'crawl' tonight saying that Twitter was blocking tweets that linked to a pro-Phil Robertson website. Did anyone hear about this? It seems outrageous, even if it's within Twitter's rights to do it.

matt

Ig, those Porsches are some of my favorites. The old IMSA and Can Am series and Le Mans, the Daytona 24 and 12's have always been nectar. Back in the 70's we had Watkins, Lime Rock, and Riverside as part of our regular circuit. Baja was also big back when McQueen and Mears and Garner were involved.McQueen would ride dirt bikes with a friend's dad.

Funny as hell I ran into a guy at a Christmas party in Torrance yesterday and it turns out his brother is one of the top pinstripers. I know this is Greek to most here.Upon further discussion we found that we were both sneaking into the Winternationals in the mid 60's. Had the same favorites. Prudhomme, Sox & Martin, Roland Leong. It was match racing and knights in shining armor.

Later we did some very high end machining for Indy cars. Took in $50K Cosworth blocks and did another $20-30K in precision machining. We'd have 2-3 million in blocks on the racks at times. We also did struts and other components. From '82-'86 we had at least 2 of the three front row cars at Indy using our work. Won three times.

Will never forget being in Gasoline Alley drinking 3 or 4 beers with John Ward, AlUnser, Mario Andretti, Rick Mears, the Whittington brothers, and Rahal after the '86 race. Al Jr. was just a kid at the time and very sweet.

If anyone on JOM is into the car culture I will be happy to be a tour guide. Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration is one of my patron saints.

rich@gmu

Frau-

thanks. probably tmi with what I'm doing.

loved the cat videos too.

Beasts of England

I don't think I'm the only one into the car culture here, matt - lead away!

rich@gmu

>>>Survived my dirty Santa party. After a few more Scotches, I may reveal the most 'popular' gift. Oh, my...

Posted by: Beasts of England | December 23, 2013 at 09:18 PM<<<


what else is there to say?

Stephanie

Looking at that poll showing Obamacare cratering with women, I think one big factor is alot of women, when they were eligible for medicaid/state kid care type stuff refused to sign up and were assumed by democrats to be 'uninsured' when in fact they made a conscious decision to forgo the 'welfare' insurance and relied on cash visits to doctors/doc in a boxes for their kid's minor illnesses and to the emergency room for their bigger stuff. These women thought that Ocare meant that they were going to get 'real insurance' like most of the people they know and they were disappointed to find out they are no better off and if they out themselves they will be automatically forced into what they have been avoiding for years. They aren't happy.

Jane on Ipad

The publisher has been very quiet lately.

I heard that too Jimmy. Makes me wonder who made the call.

Beasts of England

Well, rich - one more Scotch!

narciso,

They ought to put an Octopus logo, and be done with it;

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2013/12/23/de-blasio-taps-goldman-sachs-executive-for-deputy-mayor-post/?mod=New_York_newsreel_1

yes, i'd prefer that he learn from the experience,
however that hasn't been the usual pattern of behavior,

Beasts of England

Great 917 pics, Ig!

Stephanie

Big into car culture and that post was NOT greek to me. One of our best friends just sold his company "Pro Shocks" this past summer (the guys he sold to are asses, but that's a different story) and we frequently go over to drink and grill out (most Friday nights) and some retired racer (Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace etc) will have stopped in.

Love the car shows and always hit "Old Town" on Saturday nights in Orlando to catch the cars when we are in town down there.

rich@gmu

pours scotch. cheers.

daddy

Hi Publius!

Just got to your "Gripe Sheet" post:)

"Can't reproduce on the ground" is the one I see often that drives me crazy.

Beasts of England

I'm sure those guys, e.g., Martin, don't lack for entertaining stories, do they Steph!

Danube on iPad

As far as is known, the first person with AIDS - i.e. "patient zero" - was a gay Canadian airline attendant named Gaetan Dugas. When he discovered his affliction, he set about deliberately trying to infect as many unsuspecting gays as possible in bath house throughout North America. On completion of the sex act, he would show his "partner" the lesions of his Caposi's Sarcoma and say "it's the gay cancer - maybe you'll get it now."

At that point the odds of a heterosexual American male who was not of Haitian extraction contracting the disease were lower than his odds of contracting breast cancer. So there began the campaign against "ignorance" (remember C. Everett Koop?), ignorance being defined as suggesting any connection between male buggery and AIDS.

A near-forgotten example of political correctness costing countless lives.

Frau Lebkuchen

Beasts = I cannot compete with you big fellas, but I love my restored Texas brown '54 VW with semaphore turn indicators. It looks like a giant June bug.

Account Deleted

I'm sure you're correct about that factor driving many women away, Stephanie. I'm not as sure it will turn out to be the biggest factor. The second and third BOzo lies still haven't kicked in. Checks have to be written and women lose their doctors before the total damage will become apparent.

jimmyk

Apparently Twitter backed off. Taranto just tested it and was able to tweet the link:

James Taranto ‏@jamestaranto 3m

Testing. http://istandwithphil.com

Beasts of England

'54 VW? I had no idea, but semaphore sounds like an appropriate technology for that vintage. ;)

Frau Lebkuchen

Rick, my gifted doctor retired early because of ACA and now my second doctor has left the building.

DoT - in what year did the LATimes stop listing all new AIDS cases and causes? It used to be a regular item in the paper.

OT - I see that Arianna is not able to make any profit with her Stassinopoulos Post. Has she lost her touch in getting free articles from idjits?

Ignatz

Interesting, matt.
An old geezer that lived next to my family's ranch restored old Indians and a few Harleys and did all the work himself. Had a beautiful collection of about thirty bikes hidden away in a nondescript brick garage. Sold seevral bikes to McQueen and rode with him on occasion.

I also grew up with Johnny Unser and his brother Jerry. They were the nephews of Al and Bobby; the sons of the oldest brother, Jerry, who was killed at Indianapolis. Johnny eventually started in a couple of 500s but I think he's mainly a hunter these days.
Jerry junior as I recall was cross eyed which was a bit of hindrance in the racing world I would think, unless you were running one of those figure 8 tracks....or maybe especially then. :)

We'll have to do Monterey some day.

narciso,

Leaning more to knave over fool


http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/12/the-new-dodd-frank-regulations-modern-liberalism-in-a-nutshell.php

Captain Hate

A near-forgotten example of political correctness costing countless lives.

NPR was pushing the "AIDS is an increasingly hetero disease" garbage for quite a while until even their dimmest listeners knew it was a complete hoax. State operated radio; what could go wrong?

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