Old Gods Do It Better…

So as I woke up on this holiday Monday, to the punishment of the bright-light of the blazing summer sun, head-pounding from partaking a bit too much of the drink during last-nights festivities, and at times like this I wonder why I do this to myself. The answer is probably not what you’d expect. It’s…

Cigars for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Ok so this is a challenge post. For the first time in my life I smoked three cigars in a single day so you don’t have to…And I certainly wouldn’t recommend it, unless you got some years under your belt, or at least a full bottle of whiskey(Wisers FTW). So almost a week ago my…

Tasting Notes: Nickelbrook Head-Stock.

As we are faced with unseasonably warm temperatures in the North for this far too brief time I felt that a beer post was in order, being the venerated May 2-4, an obscure backwoods Canadian tradition of drinking beer in honour of Queen Victoria, for the freeing of our people from bondage. It is in…

Adventures in Illicit Cigars: Romeo #2

It is a great and glorious future that we live in.  A few weeks ago I made a purchase of fine Cuban cigars via a gray-market international distributor who shall remain nameless. It arrived today and it’s exactly everything I’d hoped it would be. Being a first time clandestine internet cigar buyer I felt I…

Tasting Notes: Quintero Breva

So I recently traveled back to Cuba on a mission to refill my humidor. It was sorely bare, having only a single Cohiba Esplendido(reviewed here) and a couple of Guantanamera Decimos(not even worthy of review)  left over from a box of 10 that my father-in-law grabbed me from Cuba back in December…A sad state of affairs…

Gourmet Style: Ultimate Umame Meatloaf

So as much as I have been into other things lately, it strikes me that I haven’t done a recipe post in what seems like forever. Part of that; of course; is that no matter the lengths that I go to, the best I can hope for is a “mmmmm!” from my toddler and an…

Crypto: Adventures in I.C.O.’s

So, like just about everyone in the cryptospace 2017 was a good year for me. It probably could have been for you too if only you had read my other crypto-related posts. In case you are wondering back in June I said Ethereum was poised to make a run from the $350ish(CAD) into the thousands,…

LARP Yourself, For real-world XP…

So I am sure by now you should all be aware of my proclivities towards ‘geek’ status, and I am not ashamed to admit that even as a child in the 80’s I played some Dungeons and Dragons(with pencils and paper and dice). And despite the title, this post has really very little to do…

What’s Really Going On: Stefan Molyneux

So maybe you are familiar with social-media pop-philosopher Stefan Molyneux, the sheer volume of views of his myriad episodes suggests that at least some of you are. Despite the criticisms I am about to impart, I would still wholly recommend that you do seek out his podcasts; there are a great many worthy topics and…

So You Wanna Drink Whisky…

So maybe you already enjoy a fine dram of the water of life; and it wouldn’t surprise me if you do, but perhaps you are just a little bit confused about the whole thing. Is it spelled ‘whisky’ or ‘whiskey’? Well both actually. What about Bourbon, Scotch or Rye is there a difference? Blended vs….

The Truth About Race, Cave-Sex…

How’s that for a title? click-bait or worthy subject? Hominin interbreeding and the evolution of human variation – the latest scholarly support for the evidence. So it goes like this, if you look to the fossil record you have to recognize that there were many species of Hominin who rose in competition with the out…

Adventures in Illicit Cigars: Cohiba Esplendidos

A few weeks back I attended my best friends wedding, through the fog of the end of the festivities I seem to hazily recall that we had reached a point where cigars were being passed out, though I was hardly in any shape to enjoy a fine cigar. Even besotted so, something had looked to…