Drinking’s a good sport but sometimes it’s good to get out, stretch the legs and enjoy a drink while doing something else.
Here are a few shiny things, some drinking related, some not, that caught our attention.
Underhill Lounge - In 2006, barman and son of an undertaker, Erik Ellestad began documenting his mission to faithfully re-create and photograph every cocktail in the Savoy Cocktail Book (1930). That’s 888 recipes… in alphabetical order… uphill, both ways. He averages around five cocktails a week—beginning with his first post, the Abbey— and he’s deep into the ’S’s now. Someone should make a movie about this.
Selected Works by Selected Jerks - pop culture super team Kelly Deal, Shane “weselec” Cyr and Scott “The Other Guy” McDowell setup an Internet party line and get looptid about music. Not in that “You SHOULD be listening to this” way but more in a slumber-parties-smell-like-candy-and-farts way. In other words, they remind you why you enjoy music. Fun, fingerbanging and jumpsuits. Right?
Shorpy, Geoplaced by Ryan Bateman - Ryan, who? Oh, you know, @secretsquirrel, Mr. Everythinginthesky, robot maker, software diddler and augmenter of reality. Well, he’s a South African that lives in Great Britain and made a sweet machine that places photos scanned from the American National Archive on a Google Map because “All in all, [he thinks] it’s pretty neat.” And I don’t even know what “refudiate” means.