Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday Brandy: 4 Parts Clarified Satan

It ocurred to me recently that I am an unsophisticated imbiber.   I literally cut my teeth on red wine, and it dawned on me that is all I know anything about.

Okay, I know a little Tequila, a little Vodka, and some general things about beer.  But Brandies are a form a wine (I learned recently on the internet) and I remembered liking them.

So I Googled and Yahooed and otherwise looked around at Brandies.  I won't bore you with the details, as you could do this so easily yourself.

However, I came up with some amusing stuff about brandy, the most amusing commentary coming from the writer Ambrose Bierce. 

"What is brandy," Bierce asked himself.

Here's that man's definitition.  It's funny, if a little bit Puritannical. 

Brandy, n. A cordial composed on one part thunder-and-lightning, one part remorse, two parts bloody murder, one part death-hell-and-the-grave and four parts clarified Satan." ~ Ambrose Bierce

Alright, maybe it's not so ha-ha but at least I'm not taking myself so seriously these tragi/comedic days in our history.  If you want to know more about brandy, here is one of the sites I recently visited.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Actor George Clooney Kicks His Tesla to the Curb as Musk Defends the Brand - Yahoo Voices -

Actor George Clooney Kicks His Tesla to the Curb as Musk Defends the Brand - Yahoo Voices -

The Huffington Post quotes Clooney in its colorful headline: "'Why Am I Always Stuck On The Side Of The ****ing Road?" The Daily Caller was a bit more gentle in telling of Clooney's enthusiastic early support for the car.

"I was one of the first cats with a Tesla. I think I was, like, number five on the list."

You've gotta' love Clooney for his "first cats" locution. He and comic Dennis Miller are the only surviving celebrities who can get away with a 60s hipster "cats" self-characterization without being ridiculed.

Clooney auctioned off his car for charity. It was a good buy.  He didn't drive it much.  When you have a choice between a 12 cyl Ferrari and a battery powered metal stamped shell, you go with the gusto.

Don't call Clooney an anti-technology Luddite. In his own words, he was "number five on the list" for getting an electric Tesla Roadster.