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On Whiskey

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The Whiskey Reviewer is a thing?!?

The Whiskey Reviewer is a thing.

Whiskey is my favorite hard alcohol (a fitting choice since historically it’s the writer’s drink) but I’m only just beginning to explore its world. This Atlantic article on The Golden Age of Japanese Whiskey – apparently it’s the top in the world right now – is fascinating.

“Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink.”
― Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

J.R.R. Tolkein Smiling in His Library

tolkein in his library

Caffeinated Links: Literary Dating Profiles, Needle Free Vaccines, Radio Play

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Ever-awesome Buzzfeed has a genuinely hilarious post on if famous literary icons had dating profiles. Toni Morrison, Emily Dickinson, J.K. Rowling and more. RT 

The Shiznit redid all the year’s top movie posters with increased accuracy. 12 Years a Slave is now White Guilt: The Movie. RT

This seems very much needed -a needle-free vaccine patch that’s safer and way cheaper, as explained by a TED video RT

Radio stations are apparently phasing out new music altogether in a bid to stay alive, and it’s impacting artists –

“Veteran radio promoter Richard Palmese said he tells programmers they should spin a new song at least 150 times during peak listening hours—basically rush hours—before they draw any conclusions about whether fans like it or not, since many songs take time to grow on people.

But that can be a hard sell. When Mr. Palmese first asked Top-40 stations to play The Lumineers’ acoustic-guitar-driven single “Ho Hey” in 2012, for example, many responded incredulously, making jokes along the lines of: “What are you giving me, a Peter, Paul and Mary record?” RT 

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