Posts made in June, 2016


I could change my lifestyle, …but it’s my lifestyle! – Name withheld for privacy By my count, 17 years ago, I was introduced to red wine. Correction: 17 years ago, I was introduced to “good” red wine. The next obvious question would be varietal, vintage, or region…I only know it was expensive, and it was incredible. I remember the wonderful meal at Jeff Ruby’s South Beach Grill in Cincinnati (Covington, KY) like it was...

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“It’s such a fine line between stupid, and clever.” David St. Hubbins – This is Spinal Tap   Rob Reiner’s 1984 Mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap, is replete with classic quotations. From “This one goes to 11!” to “Hello Cleveland!” the movie does a wonderful job mocking a time period and the world of music entertainment. Along with Rock of Ages and Rock Star, the movie plays to the adolescent dreams of everyone…especially males....

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Master philosophers throughout the world have tried to define the meaning of life’s struggles. From Empiricism to Idealism and Stoicism to Existentialism, these philosophers have bored college students to sleep with longwinded, big-worded nonsense. A brief review of each school of thought taught me one thing: None of these people have ever tried to smoke the perfect brisket. The quest for perfect brisket embodies each and every...

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As an entertainer (of sorts), I really enjoy interfacing with guests / hosts / partygoers. The conversations vary, but they are all based on certain themes: Meat, Smoke, Fire, and Gear. These happen to be my four favorite topics…no wonder I enjoy the discussions. Obviously, some of these conversations are funny, some are informative, and some are very silly (depending on beer consumption). Over time, I plan to share some of these...

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