Monthly Archives: July 2012

Fact: Sardinian Wine is John Kerry Pretentious – Argiolas Costamolino

There are four kinds of ways to wear a cap for the non-Irishman. 1) Horse related but more on the training side: not pretentious. 2) Driving a Porsche: pretentious. 3) Loitering in New York with a faux retro soft drink … Continue reading

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Tacos, Meta-Humor, and a Questionable Quest for Authenticity

There is just not much about a taco that is funny. Sure there are some vague vaginal references, but that type of humor isn’t really my milieu. I’m more of a dick joke guy. Ba-dum-dum. That might come across as … Continue reading

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P.O.E.T.S. Day: Dylan Th… Oh Dear Lord… Dylan Thomas

With sudden trepidation we take the Scottish P.O.E.T.S. Day tradition (Piss Off Early, Tomorrow’s Saturday). For the glory of an early weekend, we highlight a poet, preferably disreputable, degenerate, and debauched to serve as patron and toastee as we celebrate … Continue reading

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SEC Media Days: And I Whiffed It

It would require a heady company of riffraff to make The North Jefferson News feel itself above the fray, but that’s apparently the case today. Every year the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover hosts the SEC Media days so that real … Continue reading

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When Your Neighbor’s Garden Explodes, Everyone Wins… Or At Least I Do. Get Your Own.

Obviously salsa. But there is just so much. What else to do? Honestly, I just like looking at it as it is. This is more of a Facebook post, isn’t it?

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Notes From A Trip To Idaho: Basque Country!

We were admittedly closer to Barstow than usual, but not near enough and the desert was not an issue. There were no drugs to kick in and our car, a rented 2012 Toyota Sequoia, was more whale than shark. That … Continue reading

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Strippers, Steak Sandwiches, and The Remarkable Power of a Pizza Bag

I am not a fan of strip clubs. That’s where quitters dwell. Hapless tongue tied miscreants with not a whit of wit about them infected with the need for company but lacking the confidence to cast themselves out and risk … Continue reading

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So, Like, Whatever Happened to That Cookbook Thing You Did?

The Cookbook of the Month Program ™? Why it is still very much alive. I can understand the confusion since I not only didn’t do a post announcing the chosen book for the month of June, I also didn’t do … Continue reading

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Some Things of Interest: Scottish Science Edition

We give credit to the Scots as being great and glorious for the invention of P.O.E.T.S. Day, but we had no idea. In a week of sciencey breakthroughs the Scots have shown themselves more better greater and gloriouser than ever … Continue reading

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P.O.E.T.S. Day: Edgar Allan Poe

From the great, glorious, and at times hard to understand Scots, we take the P.O.E.T.S. Day tradition (Piss Off Early. Tomorrow’s Saturday). Maintaining your reputation post-mortem, lesson the first: Take steps in life to assure that a man you have … Continue reading

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