So how was your Friday? I found myself at loose ends. Alan worked late, gym closed early, everybody else was booked. So this is what I did: I went home, poured myself a couple fingers of excellent rye whiskey in a Lalique crystal glass and dug into the DVR for a prizefight from a couple of weeks ago — not Mayweather-Berto, but the undercard, Martinez-Salido. Watched it. It was a fucking slugfest, went the distance, ended in a draw. I believe a bowl of popcorn was involved.
And that, friends, is how you spend a perfect Friday night. More or less. #old #winning
You gotta keep getting up in the morning. You never know the morning you’ll wake up a boxing fan. And liking rye whiskey.
The rest of the weekend progressed with this fabulous weather we’ve been having. There was a party, and some work. The latter involved a meeting in Grosse Pointe Park. I live in Grosse Pointe Woods. The meeting was three miles and change from my house. So I rode my bike. It was a beautiful day, and how many more will we even get?
You know what people in the Motor City say when you ride a bike, not for a workout, but as a means of transportation? OH MY GOD YOU RODE YOUR BIKE HERE? HOW FAR?!? A little over three miles, and they calm down.
“Oh, OK, I guess that’s not too far.”
The meeting ended, and I got up to leave. Both guys offered to let me put the bike into their trunks, and give me a ride home.
Well, I guess it is kind of a weirdo way to get around. Maybe I should move to Amsterdam.
So another week awaits. Clouds, maybe even some rain. Then more perfection. Should be fun.
A little light bloggage to start the week.
This piece on the way constant phone-checking, texting and other electronic communication is dividing and diminishing our ability to pay attention to one another touched a nerve with me. Every so often I think about how I used to handle having to look up facts, dates and other information, pre-internet. I’d mosey back to the newsroom library, call an actual librarian at the public library, or call someone I know would know. Kirk was my go-to source on anything baseball or sports-related, and I had others for different areas. Then, after we’d established the facts in need of verification, we’d catch up. That never happens anymore. Google knows all.
Don’t get me wrong; I love the Google, but I miss the human contact. And I noticed at the party last night, how people kept their phones near and would check them from time to time. I did it myself; it’s just what we do now. We all want to take a picture, maybe post it to a social network, and we all need to keep in touch with sitters or the office or whatever. They’re little balls and chains, they really are.
It was a beautiful night. I said to the host, “Look at that, would you,” indicating the moon rising in the east.
“An Instagram moon,” he said.
There you go.
I also have Shelley O, shutting it down at the state dinner last week. Tom and Lorenzo are very pleased. As am I.
OK, on to bed and the week ahead. Let’s do our best.
Dexter said on September 28, 2015 at 2:10 am
Things balance out…the Wolverines cracked the Top 25 football rankings, and the Lions lost again, on their way to a woeful and derisive season. MSU is the real deal this fall, #2 in the rankings. Who’s number one? Oh yeah…THEM. (ask Dorothy who goes to their games.)
My wife is still re-habbing that new knee in Columbus at daughter’s house, and she comes home next Sunday. The P.T. says she is progressing well.
As for me, I am off to Michigan tomorrow, little place called Britton, where Kapnick’s Orchards sells cider, donuts, and my favorite, Jonathan apples, and I am getting a whole bushel. I love those things. http://www.kapnickorchards.com/
Deborah said on September 28, 2015 at 4:55 am
Jonathan apples are my favorite too. I don’t know what I’d do with a whole bushel of them though.
I’ve been having bad insomnia the last couple of weeks and now I’ve got a cold. I’m tired.
alex said on September 28, 2015 at 5:49 am
I caught an Instagram moon this weekend, if only I could remember how to log into Instagram. Not the blood moon, though. It was too cloudy by Sunday night.
The camera on the iPhone 6s has defied my expectations. It beats the shit out of my real cameras, which can never capture the finer details of clouds in the sky or reflections and ripples on a body of water. Or a perfect moon.
I remember when I got my iPhone 4, someone else who had just gotten a smart phone asked me what I thought of mine. I said “It does everything. And none of it particularly well, including just the basic function of being a telephone.” He laughed knowingly.
I didn’t expect to be all that impressed this time around, but so far the camera’s awesome. Now if I can have an intelligible conversation through the phone and it doesn’t drop calls I’ll be a very happy camper. I remember how I didn’t like texting but now I understand why people do it. It’s because their phones sucked.
David C. said on September 28, 2015 at 6:17 am
I must be the last person to not carry a phone around all the time. I just don’t need it, so why have it with me all the time. In the future, people will probably have them implanted in their heads, either surgically or by the same process that causes a tree to grow around a bicycle that was leaned against it many years ago.
Things cleared here last night so I got to see the eclipse. As far as I’ve heard, nothing happened, so fuck you Pastor Hagee.
Wim said on September 28, 2015 at 6:34 am
Constant cloud and rain. No moon. Sigh. Kahoutek was a bust and now this.
Julie Robinson said on September 28, 2015 at 6:35 am
Barry & Shelley are simutaneously elegant and adorable, but Barry’s tux looks like he pulled it from an overcrowded closet at the last minute and forgot to get it pressed. Don’t they have people fOr that?
Dave said on September 28, 2015 at 6:45 am
I was disappointed that it was much too cloudy and the moon couldn’t be seen. Sigh.
We started texting because, when our youngest son was in college, he would respond to that much quicker than he would respond to a phone call.
I don’t know about your neighborhood but Verizon service in my part of north Fort Wayne has gotten much better in the last year. They’ve put up a new tower somewhere in the Perry Hill area.
I got to see Kahoutek, although it sure was a disappointment, and got to see Haley’s Comet, especially one vivid clear night when I was working.
Suzanne said on September 28, 2015 at 6:52 am
I admit to texting too much, but it’s so much simpler than calling when it’s some non-critical message. Can you walk tonight? I’m running late and will be there in 10 min. Is your headache better? None of these require a phone call to interrupt whatever the other person is doing, especially if that person is a talker who is hard to get off the phone.
Did not see moon. Too cloudy.
alex said on September 28, 2015 at 7:13 am
Dave, I haven’t had the chance yet to see if Verizon’s coverage is better. I stayed with them in this transition to a new phone, hoping the phone would be better, because I think that was the problem. My old flip phone did fine. My iPhone 4 dropped calls. It had been explained to me that the early smart phones were somehow overexerted and therefore less reliable as phones, so here’s hoping that’s been improved as much as the camera.
Andrea said on September 28, 2015 at 7:39 am
My 10-year-old daughter and I sat wrapped in blankets at the end of a neighbor’s driveway to watch the eclipse and the reddening of the moon. It was lovely. We could not stay till the end, though, as it is a school night. We talked about how old she will be the next time and I asked her if she would remember this one, sitting there in the cool fall darkness with her mom. She will be 29.
basset said on September 28, 2015 at 7:49 am
Cloudy here, couldn’t see it. Kraftwerk show was as robotic as you’d expect, none of em even cracked a smile till they took their bows at the end. Some pretty adventurous outfits among the Janet Jackson fans we saw on the street afterward though, can’t call it wardrobe malfunction if they’re doing it on purpose.
alex said on September 28, 2015 at 8:16 am
Poor Janet. That’s probably the only thing she’ll be remembered for.
beb said on September 28, 2015 at 8:16 am
Three items in the news kind of has me down. First was a report on a re-evaluation of the raw data from the first Paxil study, which found that the drug wasn’t as safe or effective as touted. The manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (?) polished the data until they got the results they wanted. As a side-note, for purposes of this drug adolescence includes 25-year olds. Then I read where VW was blaming rogue technicians for the Pollution scamming software hack. And finally this morning I read where Quicken Loans is being sued by the NLRB for having an overly specific employee’s manual. The take-away from this is that A) you can’t trust corporations to self-regulate because they’ll just cheat all the more. Secondly, upper management will never take the blame for decisions they made. And finally corporations will always try to micro-manage their employees because Free Will is a bigger threat than any competition.
I haven’t been sleeping well the last week or two. It could be the changing weather or it could be that I’m reading too much news.
basset: a quick clarification, was Janet Jackson the opening act for Kraftwerk, oe were there two separate concepts that night? Because if they shared the same bill, that would be a weird pairing.
Snarkworth said on September 28, 2015 at 8:23 am
Andrea, not only will she remember, she’ll be telling your grandchild about it as they sit at the end of the driveway watching the moon.
brian stouder said on September 28, 2015 at 8:41 am
Well, aside from the Super Moon/eclipse – which was obscured by heavy clouds, the young folks and I did the (altogether marvelous) Zoo on Sunday, while I had the dvr capturing msnbc’s Global Citizen thing. Then, we were able to FF to all the good stuff, most especially at the end of the show, with Beyonce’ and Pearl Jam (and Eddie made some f’ing news, but we digress). And the young folks seemed to like Pearl Jam, even despite that they are ‘so old’…!
Jessica said on September 28, 2015 at 8:59 am
One of my earliest memories is being down in the basement with my dad and his ham radio equipment, listening to a series of beeps that he said were Sputnik.
Peter said on September 28, 2015 at 9:07 am
Some commenter at the Tribune summed up the VW fiasco the best: “German engineers manipulate gas exhaust to poison people? What were the odds?”
coozledad said on September 28, 2015 at 9:11 am
So Carly Fiorina is the CEO of a theater drapery company, too?
Better aim next time, God!
Jenine said on September 28, 2015 at 9:40 am
After reading comments on last post it sounds as though we really lucked out in the Kansas City area. Beautiful clear sky, and warm temps. Went up on the roof of the library parking garage to watch the moon get covered. Then drove out to the soybean field at the edge of town to see the reddish tint of the dark moon and all the stars. Lots of our neighbors had chairs out in the street watching when we got home. Now I’m a little sorry I didn’t go back out to see the bright moonlight reappear.
Bitter Scribe said on September 28, 2015 at 10:06 am
As a journalist, I don’t really miss the pre-Internet days at all.
The last time I had to go to the library for information was about 10 years ago. I was doing an article on spiking food prices, and my boss wanted a sidebar on a similar situation in the 1970s. I couldn’t find anything online, so I trundled to the library and spent hours poring over microfiche of back issues of newspapers and magazines. It took me all day to research a lousy little 150-word sidebar that I could have polished off in 20 minutes had the info been online.
brian stouder said on September 28, 2015 at 10:36 am
When the musical acts were on stage, every crowd-shot at the Central Park ‘Global Citizen’ event showed dozens of up-held phones.
When darkness fell, the glow of them looked like a glittering display, all across the throngs of people.
I suppose the 21st century equivalent of a 19th century pick-pocket would have a field-day, collecting data from some of these folks
nancy said on September 28, 2015 at 10:46 am
If I were a PhD student in some communications- or social science-related field, I’d do my dissertation on how quickly all these new means of communication fit themselves into our lives, and how instantly we all understand where they go in the pecking order. For instance: When I finish a story, I email it to my editor. But he is swamped with email, so I send him a text simultaneously, telling him to check his email for my story.
Alan used to call me, every single night when he left the office, to say, “I’m leaving the office.” I finally got him to text, because that’s a perfect example of something that doesn’t need to be in a phone call.
Don’t get me started on the text/Facebook message/Twitter direct message nuances. We’ll be here all day.
And I saw the eclipse perfectly, after fearing it would be obscured. It was clear at totality, anyway.
brian stouder said on September 28, 2015 at 10:57 am
Here’s an Only In Detroit* story, for ya –
guy sees a spider while pumping gas, uses lighter to get her – which was a brilliant failure
*Well, ‘suburban Detroit’, anyway…and maybe not “only”. Some lady hereabouts saw a spider on her arm as she was backing from her driveway – with her kiddo in the backseat – and she bailed out! The car was then hit by a bus!!! Over an itsy bitsy spider
nancy said on September 28, 2015 at 11:01 am
Arachnophobia is one that I will never truly understand. I’ve seen otherwise competent adults scream like toddlers over spiders. It must go right through to the limbic system.
Heather said on September 28, 2015 at 11:14 am
I don’t really get the “wow, you rode your bike here?” in Chicago all that much, but sometimes people tell me they don’t know how I have the courage to ride at all on city streets. I don’t really know how to respond to that. I don’t particularly think I have nerves of steel. I guess I’m just used to it. It’s definitely made me a better driver.
Rode to see the blood moon at the beach with some friends. The other highlight of my weekend was going to a performance of “Sila: The Breath of the World,” outside by the lake up at Northwestern University. It was the perfect setting for it: “The hourlong work, performed without a conductor, premiered at New York’s Lincoln Center last summer and is designed to gradually dissolve into the larger sonic landscape of its location. Each of the 80 musicians is a soloist with an individual “map” indicating the exact pitch and the approximate time to play.”
The audience is encouraged to walk around and experience how the sound changes from different locations. It was fascinating, and the perfect day for it too.
basset said on September 28, 2015 at 11:19 am
Two separate concerts, Beb, a block apart – Kraftwerk in the historic Ryman Auditorium, Janet Jackson in the hockey arena a block away. they let out about the same time, some commingling of fan bases on the street.
that would indeed have been a strange co-billing. probably the worst one I remember was Pure Prairie League opening for Santana at IU back in the 70s.
Icarus said on September 28, 2015 at 11:20 am
the in-laws that my wife wants us to move near live in Grosse Pointe Farms (I think, there’s like 4 of them?). I wish there were a faster way to get there than drive for 5+ hours from Chicago. I don’t like long road trips anymore.
nancy said on September 28, 2015 at 11:26 am
There are five Pointes, and the Farms is by far the Pointiest, if you get my drift. As far as Chicago, I can’t bring it any closer, but there is Amtrak.
Charlotte said on September 28, 2015 at 11:43 am
No eclipse here — but rain glorious rain! Things have been so dry it feels like the whole world is set to burst into flames — especially since we’re having unseasonably warm weather. But I have tomatoes! Half my biggest stockpot has been in the oven overnight at 250, reducing. (My sauce recipe — throw all the tomatoes in a pot with a couple of chopped onions and a handfull of carrots. When everything is soft, put it through the food mill, then reduce more, and can. I used to can whole tomatoes, but it’s too much of a pain.)
Judybusy said on September 28, 2015 at 12:01 pm
Our youngest niece has decided on going to Belgium and Paris for her graduation present, so I spent last evening researching places to stay. We are flying Iceland Air, and will stop in Reykjavik for two days. I’d get up every once in a while to look out a perfectly placed window to catch the eclipse progress. When it was total, I grabbed binoculars and went outside for a better look. Earlier, I took the dog out to see the moon rise, as I so enjoy the optical illusion that makes it look so big. My 5C iPhone was crap for pics, though. That’s OK; I have my memories.
In really good news, Shell ended exploratory drilling in the Arctic! The cost benefit ratio was apparently just too high. I expect it will be a reprieve until oil prices are higher for a long enough period.
This on Boehner, from his interview on Face the Nation: Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner called Republican hardliners ‘false prophets,’ saying they ‘whip people into a frenzy believing they can accomplish things that they know — they know! — are never going to happen.’ Boehner made the comments Sunday on CBS’ Face the Nation in his first one-on-one interview since announcing his resignation from Congress on Friday. Heritage Action for America chief Michael Needham said it was good Boehner was leaving because he has treated conservatives like ‘crazies.'” I am concerned about who will replace him, because it might be one of the even crazier members of that party.
Deborah said on September 28, 2015 at 12:01 pm
There was talk a while back about a high speed train between Chicago and Detroit that would have taken 2 hours to go from downtown to downtown. This would have saved business folks from having to take cabs to/from airports and all the hassle that is air travel now-a-days. Of course it didn’t get very far along because this is America not France or Japan where trains are fabulous. Chicago was going to be the hub with high speed trains going from there to Indianapolis, Minneapolis and I forget where all else.
Sherri said on September 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm
Clear skies here, though the eclipse was well along before the moon rose high enough in the sky to see it. The blood moon effect was a little washed out because it was still too light out. The best place to see it was in the Y of the two cul de sacs that I live on, so I got to meet several neighbors with younger kids who had moved in over the last couple of years.
Jeff Borden said on September 28, 2015 at 12:24 pm
The willful destruction of passenger rail service in the U.S. was a really stupid mistake. And if our right-wing friends had their way, Amtrak would be gone. Period. They wail about all the subsidies Amtrak receives, but never mention the gazillions in subsidies for air travel and highways. It’s folly to note how well rail works in Europe and other parts of the world because, well, ‘Merica! Fuck yeah!
Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on September 28, 2015 at 12:40 pm
Nancy, if you like fisticuffs, bring your Bulleit Rye here to Newark, park at the church, and we’ll walk five blocks south on a Saturday night and sit on a planter outside of Ohio’s first Subway here on Mt. Vernon Rd. Coming out of either the Triangle or the Party House, if you’re patient you can always count on at least one or two good brawls of an evening. The Yuenglings anesthetize the combatants enough that they can keep up a fair amount of punishment before someone either falls to the asphalt or staggers off behind the dumpsters (that’s kind of a “safe” zone where you can collapse un-molested).
Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on September 28, 2015 at 12:41 pm
(But you have to share the rye.)
Julie Robinson said on September 28, 2015 at 12:44 pm
There’s a group here in the Fort working on the train too. If I recall, part of our problem is the need for track upgrades. I sure hope it happens, but we’ll probably be gone before it does. If our daughter has to fly to O’Hare she takes a bus and two trains and we drive another 2 or so hours. Such a waste of time, fuel, and money!
MichaelG said on September 28, 2015 at 1:28 pm
I took the high speed train while I was in Spain a few weeks ago. It was fast, quiet, smooth and luxurious. Two hours and forty five minutes for a trip of 350 miles or so. That’s an average of almost 130 MPH which includes all the slow speed stuff through the big cities and a stop. They run these things all over Europe. It’s crazy that we don’t have high speed rail here. Then I look at the greedhead dolts running the high speed rail authority here in California and just shake my head. It’ll never happen.
Sue said on September 28, 2015 at 1:48 pm
Dexter and Deborah, Empire for me. Such lovely fragrant apples.
No rail in WI either. That one cost us millions even before the lawsuit.
Dave said on September 28, 2015 at 1:53 pm
You’re right, Julie, we’re never going to see it. No one is going to spring for the right-of-way acquisition, the freight railroads are doing too well to give it up willingly, thirty or forty years ago, the railroads were in a abandonment, cut back state of mind, but not today. All of the right-of-ways that have been abandoned have been built on or retaken by farmers, so rebuilding those are not viable options, either.
One of my friends and fellow employees used to have this discussion and he thought it might be possible and I’d always take the negative position. I said then and believe still, that our grandchildren may never see it.
Dexter said on September 28, 2015 at 2:11 pm
Sue, when the Jonathans are unavailable, time to grab a bag-o-Empires. 🙂
My trip to the orchard was postponed as I will try once again to get this playful squirrel out of my garage. I thought my garage was tight but this rodent found a way in, and he won’t leave…I opened the doors and tried to shoo him out but this fucker wants to compete. If this guy does not leave this time, the cat shall be unleashed upon him. I warned him I would do this…I have no alternative. 🙁
Julie Robinson said on September 28, 2015 at 2:13 pm
Ears of corn, Dexter. It’s ambrosia to them.
brian stouder said on September 28, 2015 at 2:38 pm
If we could build railroads (and canals!) two centuries ago, we can sure as hell do it again, now.
If I was running for President of the United States (or for congress) I’d surely run on (what used to be called) ‘Internal Improvements’ like high-speed rail, geared toward commuter needs
Charlotte said on September 28, 2015 at 3:01 pm
There’s a grassroots effort here in Montana to get passenger rail on the southern line again — you know, the part of the state where all the people live? Billings – Columbus – Livingston – Bozeman – Butte – Missoula -Spokane. Right now, Amtrack only runs along the northern route through Glacier — “my” Audrey got stuck taking the train back from Beloit a couple of winters ago, and her dad had to drive 6 hours north to Glasgow to go pick her up. (It was that or drive to Denver). But the freight shippers don’t want to give it up, so we’re pretty much hosed …
Dexter said on September 28, 2015 at 3:11 pm
I B Dam…Facebook is down. hey…who’s this suspicious character? He’s a Hoosier I hear…made it big in Noo Yawk City…now on the streets of The Big Apple, unshaven…. https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/9LuDp.6KfxKkmA3MANVW1w–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0x/http://media.zenfs.com/en-us/homerun/etonline.tv/0e97117dcda417f40b3f7ee812bf312f
Dave said on September 28, 2015 at 3:49 pm
Two centuries ago, NIMBY’s weren’t there to fuss, I don’t think, not like today. Dare I say that two centuries ago, there probably wasn’t a lot of red tape. That might not be entirely true, when you read stories of the pioneers who would move because they could see the smoke from their neighbor’s fire but I always wondered if that was more of a archetypal story.
brian stouder said on September 28, 2015 at 3:51 pm
Hell, Abe Lincoln was one of the Illinois legislators that bankrupted the state (just as Indiana went broke, too), over canals – and still went forward for railroads.
Ya gotta do what ya gotta do
coozledad said on September 28, 2015 at 3:59 pm
This guy just handed Winston Churchill his ass in the oratory department. We should always have such an intelligent President.
Dorothy said on September 28, 2015 at 4:20 pm
Dexter how about a trail of peanuts leading from the garage out to a tree? Keep watch from nearby and have the garage remote control in your hands. When he gets a good distance away, push the button!
Jerry said on September 28, 2015 at 4:43 pm
Judy busy @ 28 we are just back from a weekend in Belgium. It was a joint birthday present from two of our sons, who came with us. We had a wonderful time. Eurostar from London to Brussels and then a local train to Gent. Lovely city, lots of OLD buildings, restaurants, bars. Everyone seems to cycle although we walked everywhere. I’d recommend it. And Eurostar from Brussels to Paris, although I’d probably give Paris a miss, I think it’s overrated.
In any event enjoy the trip.
Jolene said on September 28, 2015 at 4:49 pm
The new host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, starts tonight. As you might guess, there are lots of think pieces in various corners of the Internet re how the show is likely to differ with him, rather than Jon Stewart, as host.
Am posting this one mainly because the video clip at the end has some amazing facts re how attitudes about race spill into all sorts of judgments. For instance, Republicans rate a picture of a dog more favorably when they think it’s a picture of Teddy Kennedy’s dog than when they think it’s a picture of Obama’s dog, which is especially impressive when you consider what they thought of Kennedy.
Peter said on September 28, 2015 at 5:02 pm
Judybusy, last summer I visited the relatives in Paris for the first time in a long time, and I have to tell you the most surprising experience was the Louvre. We just passed up the hot spots and went off to some medieval galleries – in several galleries we were the only people there, and the guards would chat us up because they were so bored. There’s also a couple of sandwich/light entree places that have outdoor seating on the upper balconies, and it was just wild eating lunch and seeing all of the people waiting to get in. My wife said it was like being a royal having a snack and eyeing the peasants on the plaza.
The other cool thing was that my cousin lives by the Lamarck-Caulaincourt stop, which is the one in Amelie. Although most of the stores have changed since the film (and a few were fakes anyway), it’s still cool to walk down that street.
Deborah said on September 28, 2015 at 6:51 pm
Judy Busy, you are the coolest aunt in the world. Wow, taking your nieces on fabulous trips. Lucky them, and lucky you because it’s probably just as fun for you.
Some good friends of mine have recently moved to Paris and I have been vicariously living there with them via Facebook. They are a gay married couple (both in France and in IL), one guy is French and they adopted two adorable kids when they lived in Chicago. I’ve probably mentioned this here before about them. What a great life. I can’t wait to visit them at their home outside of Paris someday.
Scout said on September 28, 2015 at 7:18 pm
Blood moon eclipse Arizona Highways style. I knew there would be awesome pics all over the internet today, so I left my cameras inside and just basked. We had perfect viewing weather.
Deborah said on September 28, 2015 at 7:38 pm
I forgot to mention earlier that I like Bulleit Rye but also Templeton Rye, which I understand you can’t get everywhere. I think it comes from Iowa. You can get it in IL but not MN, at least that was the case a few years back. A friend of ours came to Chicago and bought a bunch of it to take back to MN for a friend.
Deborah said on September 28, 2015 at 9:38 pm
They’re doing some prescribed burns in the foothills around Santa Fe, it’s not working for me with my cold/allergies or whatever this is. My eyes are itchy as can be, nose is running like crazy. Not fun at all.
Deborah said on September 28, 2015 at 11:02 pm
There is probably a way I can do this in the archives of nn.c but right now I have no idea how… can someone post the recipe for pork roasted with prunes. Many of you here have raved about it and I’m seriously craving something like that.
Dexter said on September 29, 2015 at 12:56 am
Thanks,Dorothy…I was fresh out of peanuts but I had a bag of shelled walnuts which did the trick alright…he’s gone.
I used to drink rye too, but my liquor store never stocked the $64 bottles; we drank Old Overholt, by gawd. “OLD OVERHOLT
WORK HARD. STAND FAST. DON’T WAIVER.
These are the three principles by which Abraham Overholt (1784-1870) lived and made his whiskey. He’s the father of American distilling and took uncompromising pride in his product — a legacy which continues today.
Old Overholt is the oldest of The Olds, a relic you can drink. This famous Straight Rye Whiskey has a distinctive ﬂavor and appeal that, after Prohibition, made it the most popular spirit in the country.
Agreeable means you get along. And Old Overholt does just that. It’s renowned for its outstanding mixability in classic cocktails like the Old Style Manhattan (look it up). The one and only Old Overholt is 80 Proof and aged 3 years.” ~ (from “The Olds” webpages)