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Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail: I Wish You Love

In bartending, as in life, the fundamental things apply. And time goes by. Thank you for watching.

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Moonraker, Mountain Dew, Moonshine, or White Lightning?

This article first appeared in the Coloradoan newspaper. If it shed any light on the subject at all — and it doesn’t remotely — I might be tempted to elaborate on the actual term “moonshine,” and where it originated: i.e. rural England (circa 1780), when country smugglers hid illicit barrels of French brandy in shallow…

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A Green Fairy Named Absinthe

This article first appeared in the Coloradoan newspaper, which took a tomahawk to it and ruined it. You won’t like absinthe if you don’t like black licorice. Absinthe — mint-green star in a constellation of multicolored bottles, over-proofed, over-hyped, overrated, mythologized, mystified and then demystified — won’t, all reports to the contrary notwithstanding, make you…

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The Book of Dog: One of Us?

If Dog had a name, what would it be? Brought to you by the College of Subversive Knowledge. Subscribe!

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Wodka!

This article first appeared, in slightly altered form, in the Coloradoan newspaper. The Polish call it vodka. The Russians call it vodka. The word itself comes from the slavic voda — meaning “little water” — and, like water, vodka is colorless, odorless, and often enjoyed ice-cold. Distilled from fermented potatoes, or fermented grains (like rye…

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Political Cow: Episode 3

Here’s another method by which you can demonstrate that health care isn’t a right: Brought to you by the College of Subversive Knowledge.

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Political Cow (Episode 2): Demonstrating in 60 Seconds that Health Care is NOT a Right

At last, Episode 2 of Political Cow, in which cow discusses one of the many ways one can quickly and easily show that health care is not a right: Brought to you by the College of Subversive Knowledge. Subscribe!

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Horsehead History: Episode 2

She wasn’t always green, and her full name is “Liberty Enlightening the World” — and that’s only the beginning:

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Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail: Mojitos, Daiquiris, Rum Sours, and More!

This video was made for a recent article, which was rather deplorably edited, and which I therefore reprint below as it was originally written. Getting Numb With Rum Rum, like the hangovers it can create, is a side-effect, a by-product: a by-product of the juice that comes from sugarcane. And that, really, is one of…

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How To Make Yourself Instantly More Beautiful (Big Man PigMan: Episode 1)

How to make yourself more beautiful — no matter how beautiful you already are? Brought to you by the College of Subversive Knowledge.

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Why Do We Kiss? (Book of Dog: Episode 4)

The science of kissing is called philematology. Osculation means kiss on the cheek. Basium is a kiss on the lips. Savolium is a a deep kiss. And that’s only the beginning. Brought to you by the College of Subversive Knowledge.

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Barack Obama: Inside the Mind of a Genius

Admit it: you find it curiously comforting to see that neither time nor age nor experience has taught Obama anything: he remains as politically-economically brilliant as he always was. But perhaps over the last seven or so years you’ve not been able to hear him over the noise of his propaganda machine. Well, just yesterday,…

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What Is Government? (Political Cow: Episode 1)

From the College of Subversive Knowledge (SUBSCRIBE): Using two cows as a metaphor for illustrating how various political systems function is a practice that’s been around since at least the 1930’s. Here are a few of the better examples: SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. COMMUNISM:…

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7 Mind-Blowing Facts About Horse History You Never Knew: Horsehead History

This is the latest from the College of Subversive Knowledge, which if you haven’t yet subscribed to, welcome!

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What is Music, What is Dance? Book of Dog (Episode 3)

A sonorous body that comes from periodic vibrations, Hermann von Helmholtz defined music as. And what about dance? Dance is the muted maiden of music. It’s the physical expression of how the music makes you feel. And Dog is a lonely boy. Thank you for watching. And don’t forget to subscribe: College of Subversive Knowledge.

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