Category Archives: Etiquette

The Birmingham Zoo Hates Modern Conveniences.

Imagine if you will, in Rod Serling’s voice, that you are in a line, a line for admittance to a zoo, a zoo in a suburban setting. You are told by the ticket checker that you may keep your drink, … Continue reading

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Sunday Sauce: Spaghetti con Pomadoro e Ricotta and The Week That Was.

For the record, I just made that headline look Italian. I have no idea if that is a correct translation or not, but “Spaghetti con Pomadoro e Ricotta” looks like something that would be in one of my cookbooks. That means … Continue reading

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They Are Who We Thought They Were…

But we didn’t let them off the hook. This is a follow up to yesterdays post in which I posited, or at least lent credence to the positing of another, that the Tennessee Volunteers were less than respectable members of … Continue reading

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There is Nothing Wrong With Our Republic.

The chief executive merely decided to usurp powers he, and a notable other, once ascribed to the the legislative branch whilst in the shadow of a place called Caesars Palace. Said some idiot in 2011: “With respect to the notion … Continue reading

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Do I Smell A Boycott Coming?

Coors Light may claim prescience considering yesterday’s loss to Ole Miss, but they had no idea what would happen when they printed these posters. So I ask you Coors Light Director of Advertising, SEC, Pissing Off Bama Fans Division, why … Continue reading

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U.S. vs. Portugal: Two Days Later

It’s been almost forty-eight hours since Varela put that conquistador’s cross in the back of the net and I’m beginning to come to terms with it. We more or less took the best player in the game and, for ninty-four … Continue reading

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Black Friday Idiocy and Questions You Should Ask Your Accountant

Itzaida Díaz. Hands down. Best accountant in the free world, manages money like a champ and understands that time and money are the same thing. Case in point: No one better understands the economic benefit of time well spent. Others … Continue reading

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Some Remarkable Crap That Comes Out of My Mouth

At a recent wine tasting of some pretty brilliantly cheap wines (elicio rose and elicio white being the stars despite the e.e. cummings labels – stay away from the elicio red) I found myself asking to “revisit” several of the … Continue reading

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Some Things of Interest

In preperation for Monday’s second Game of the Century of this season, I invite you to read an entry from the archives of Track ‘Em Tigers, an Auburn blog, which shows that, in at least one instance, Auburn fans are … Continue reading

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Wine tasting etiquette #34: How to congratulate a wine maker.

This can be prickly. When confronted with multiple winemakers at a portfolio show or other large public tasting, how do you let the best winemaker know that he or she is clearly better than the rest? I recommend pouring the … Continue reading

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