Archive for December, 2010

Willeford on Greed

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

“I give you a beer, and now you want an egg in it, for Christ’s sake.” – Charles Willeford, Sideswipe

A Lump of Coal for These Christmas Spirits

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

At the worryingly named Eatocracy (phonetically closer to autocracy than democracy; I suspect they intend the latter whilst I prefer the former), it is suggested that guests may be adequately provided for with a slapdash, mix ‘n’ match drinks philosophy — although to call it a “philosophy” does it too much credit. In fact, the [...]

The Poetry of Gin

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

A man of my acquaintance mailed George Bilgere’s very fine poem, “The Return of Odysseus,” to another man (also of my acquaintance), with its excellent description of how a household hero’s wrath is salved: I slammed the door. I threw down my book bag in this particular way I have perfected over the years that lets my [...]

These Christmas Cookies Are Not for Tots

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Via the electronic mail, from a relative in the McCulloch clan, a recipe for “Jose Cuervo Christmas Cookies.” While I cannot personally recommend tequila for yuletide consumption, this does recall to mind injuries sustained whilst baking macaroons in the company of 16-year-old Lagavulin. Jose Cuervo Christmas Cookies   1 cup of water 1 tsp baking soda [...]