Let's lead with the happy. My favorite Got Milk commercial.
Dogs and peanut butter. Call me a simple man, but that's enough to keep me watching this commercial repeatedly, twelve years later.
The Yankees traded for Ichiro Suzuki in one of the better WTF? transactions of recent memory. Upon hearing the news, I immediately Facebooked that I was now going to watch a whole lot of baseball for the rest of the season. The next day, Alex Rodriguez broke his hand and now I'm going to go back to not obsessively following baseball. 24 hours of intense fandom, over.
Mark Gillespie of Whiskycast wrote a good clear commentary on the Bruichladdich/Remy deal.
After reading it, yesterday, I came to a realization: The financial windfall for the distillery employees (who have been working their asses off for ten years for probably lower up-front pay) and their families is considerably more important to me as a human being, than a whisky brand losing its "independent" label.
Happy 10th birthday to Whiskyfun! Serge writes my favorite whisky reviews, so I hope this is the first decade of many.
Jordan at Chemistry of the Cocktail just published an excellent post on the rising prices of the non-chillfitered higher-ABV single malts.
The rising single malt prices are beginning to aggravate me. More to follow soon, as my full complaint is still in development status...