Category Archives: Home of the Bizarre Rant

Food & Wine Thursdays: I Miss Low-Alcohol Beer

There was a time not that long ago when a bottle of Chimay Brewery’s Grande Reserve Blue Label’s 9% alcohol by volume was caused titillation for beer drinkers. But that was a time when your typical IPA was 6% ABV … Continue reading

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But What About Second Climax?

If movies get much longer, we are seriously going to need to go back to those old days of intermissions. The Hobbit did not quite clock in at 200 minutes like The Return of the King did, but at 170 minutes … Continue reading

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Not About Wine: No, Let’s Not Have A Conversation

I took a wine work junket with a colleague up to Paso Robles a few days ago and on our drive we decided that on certain important issues of our day it was important for people holding progressive views, those … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Whither, Robert M. Parker Jr.?

A couple days ago it was announced that influential wine critic and noted hairstyle icon Robert M. Parker, Jr. was stepping down as the Editor-in-Chief of The Wine Advocate, though he will still continue as the CEO of the publication and will … Continue reading

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On Cobra Commander

Back when Christmas was really about the amount and quality of loot a child managed to receive through a combination of good works, begging, and the occasional confidence job, there was one lost toy that never floats far from my … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: In Praise of Fresh & Easy

I was disappointed and more than a little distressed to learn that the supermarket chain Fresh & Easy might be on its last legs. Since moving to Downtown Los Angeles, I’ve been doing virtually all my shopping at their locations … Continue reading

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What a difference a port makes…

It’s probably safe to say the Skyrim craze is over. It was released over a year ago, and for at least a few months afterwards was pretty hot shit. Supposedly it still remains one of the most played games on … Continue reading

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