Friday, May 25, 2012

Cocktails and Dinosaurs: News and Libations for the Weekend of May 25, 2012

Semi-regular posts that when I fail to publish on a weekly basis Tara tells me, 'it's okay maybe next week'.

  • Rumor has it Prince William isn't too fond of the Queen's Corgis  ...because they bark all the time?  Corgis are herding dogs that are loyal, obedient, even-tempered, confident, love to dress up in costumes, live in the sewers whilst fighting crime and eating lots of pizza.  Sounds like the perfect dog to me, WILLIAM!

    I should mention that the Queen also has four Dorgis...  What's a Dorgi?  Any reasonable person would ask that question.  It's a Corgi/Dachshund mix.  And I know what you're thinking, that's silly because they both have short legs.  (This information was obtained from Wikipedia)
  • "First, I shall stop going to the vet.  Next, I shall take over the world.  Stupid Humans, BOW TO ME!!!" (Click here to see our new feline leader)
  • Have you ever wonder what it would be like to have an Ice Cream Dad?  It's a lot like having a human dad.
  • "Siri, do you think conditioning air is oppressive?"  (Zooey Asks Siri Twitter Feed)
  • Let's rewind for a second.  Wolf Parade went on an indefinite hiatus since May of last year.  Last week, Handsome Furs announced on their facebook page that they were no more.  (For those who don't know, Dan Boeckner is in both of these bands.)  So all hope is lost... right?  NO.  Because early this week news comes out about a new Dan Boeckner band called Divine Fits with Britt Daniel (Spoon) and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks).  If anyone wanted to see me dance for joy, that was the moment and you missed it.
  • Random Celebrity News:  Adrian Grenier is selling beer (and the ladies love it), Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are VEGAN (which means I like them more than you), and Jackie Chan isn't doing action movies anymore (it's time for more serious acting roles).
  • Have you been wondering where The Melvins were this week?  Me Too!!!  We're like twins!

  • So as of 2011, the name Tara ranked 877th in popularity with the Social Security Administration and strangely enough the name Taraji ranked 795th.  Now... how is it that the name Taraji became more popular than the name Tara?  As I was pondering this, a bit of news drew my attention.  This bit of news involves Tara Reid and 60 year old man... 
  • If you live anywhere by New York, you have felt the gloomy overcast rain rain rain rain weather we've been having and for everyone where ever you are, please play this song because it's perfect (especially on the mornings when you just want to lay in bed all day):
Cocktail of the Week:  Jack Rose
This cocktail consists of applejack brandy, grenadine, and lemon or lime juice (personally I prefer lime).  Jake Barnes drinks this cocktail in The Sun Also Rises and I'm always inclined to choose the drink of a fictional character.

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