Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Saturday, April 06, 2019


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The Last Drop Distillers
Every drop of booze The Last Drop Distillers sells is a limited edition—literally. The London company is known for buying and bottling parcels of rare spirits, often traveling the world to procure them from distilleries that have closed and even rejecting spirits that just aren’t exquisite enough.
“Our business model is unique,” says joint managing director Beanie Espey. “We only sell fine, rare, very old spirits. We don’t sell anything at a budget—everything we do is limited and exclusive.” She admits this is “both a privilege and a pressure,” since the pipeline for sourcing rare spirits can be uncertain. If a release is unsuccessful, there’s nothing to prop it up with,” she says.
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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Earlier this month was St. Patrick's Day- a day full of Irish tradition

By SJ Otto

Earlier this month was St. Patrick's Day. While the tradition is that this is a Catholic holiday honouring a saint, many of us use this day to honour the culture and history of Ireland.

Black 47 Livin in America


Black 47 "Funky Céilí"

The Starry Plow.
And don't forget to drink an Irish Car Bomb.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sunday, February 03, 2019

It’s another Super Bowl Party again

By SJ Otto
It’s Super Bowl (LIII, 2019) Sunday. This day is like an unofficial holiday. People get together and throw Super Bowl Parties. This is a lot like Black Friday. It is a chance for companies to sell a lot of food and liquor. It is also a prim time to advertize. The advertizing is so pervasive that many news outlets post their favorite Super Bowl commercials, either before the event airs or after.

Sure, you might end up rolling into work on Monday feeling like an under-inflated Patriots' pigskin, but life is too short to not go hard on Super Bowl Sunday!

Here are a few Queen City hotspots that will not only help you get the most bang for your game-day buck, but will also treat you to that big-screen, crowd-goes-wild experience we're all looking for.

NOTE: There are obviously LOTS of great bars in and around the city. This list is merely focused on the spots that are going out of their way (drink prices and all) to bring you that perfect game-day experience. As if not having to clean up after your messy friends isn't enough.

7 Bar Specials To Kick Off Your Super Bowl Sunday

Knockback Nat's (Downtown)
These guys have the best wings in the world, hands down. And anyone who suggests otherwise is either lying or works for another place that sells them. ( Just one writer's humble opinion.) Do yourself a solid and make these the centerpiece of your game-day spread. Nat's will also offer $3 High Life on tap, $6 25-oz. tall boys (with a free Knockback Nat's koozie), $1 Jell-O shots, and $5 Bloody Marys & mimosas.

Rhinehaus (OTR)

OTR's original sports bar has you covered with a range of specials: $3 Pyramid Snow Cap, $3 Sam Adams Cold Snap, and two special Super Bowl shots offered specifically for the Patriots vs. Seahawks matchup. Oh, they're also offering free pizza deliveries arriving at kickoff and halftime. Whether you're rooting for either team or neither, try a $3 Marshawn Lynch Skittles shot or Tom Brady Musk shot to get your game face on. Ingredients TBD.

Longneck's Sports Grill (Wilder and Hebron)

Planning to party in Kentucky? Both Longnecks locations are worth a look. Super Bowl drink specials include 16 oz. Bud Light Buckets of 5 for $10. They'll also be offering giveaways that could net you a leather Bud Light cooler chair and a bunch of other great prizes. To find out what else you can win, we guess you'll have to show up!

Lachey's (OTR)

Though this will be Lachey's first Super Bowl celebration, you can bet the new guys on the block are ready to get their host on. With 24 TVs (including a 90-inch screen) positioned throughout the bar, everyone in your group will be able to keep their eyes on the game and their cocktails at the same time.

Yard House (Downtown, The Banks)

And then there are the treats. No Super Bowl Party is the same without them.

The Super Bowl is today, so there's not much time. If you need to find the perfect food to bring to the party, or to serve up at your own party, you're in luck. Some of the tastiest Super Bowl dishes you can make below from Chowhound are below, and we're happy to share them with you.
Chipotle-Chorizo Jalapeno Poppers, Smoky-Sweet BBQ, Beef Short Ribs, Easy Spicy Turkey Chili, Devils on Horseback, Pepperoni Pizza Dip and Bacon Candy. 

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It's finally Super Bowl Sunday, and for fans across the world, that means tuning in to CBS or our free live Super Bowl stream to watch the Patriots and Rams go head to head to see who will be crowned champions. But while they go toe to toe, some people will be waiting in anticipation for the halftime show. And still others will be watching Super Bowl LIII for the commercials.

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There is also the controversy over the half time show. Many entertainers have planned on boycotting the Super Bowl over the treatment of Colin Kaepernick over his apparent ban from the league for being the initial leader of the kneeling movement. Kaepernick’s apparent ban from the league was for being the initial leader of the kneeling movement.
Adam Levine and his group the Maroon 5 have decided to ignore the boycott and cross over to sell themselves out for the money and glory of the Super Bow. –The traitorous traitors!

What would a Super Bowl half time be without a game between beer bottles?

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Another year—another birthday

By SJ Otto
On January 15, of 2019, I reach the age of 64. If I live one more year, I can collect Medicare. I may retire this year. I had a simple birthday. I met with Roger, Mary and my wife Cam at the Texas Roadhouse. We all agreed we would like that restaurant.
There is nothing particularly great about this year. We are one year away from the next decade. Next year we will be in the 2020s. Maybe some great mysticism will come across us next year.  
I got a bottle of wine from Roger and Mary 
  and Cam gave me a quarter from 1877[1]
I guess it was as good as a birthday gets. I just love celebrating during the freezing cold, this time of year.


[1] This is a style and pattern of coins of that period that I really admire. The artwork is wonderful. I just couldn’t pass it up and Cam got it for me.

Thursday, December 06, 2018