Archive for January, 2014

Believe It or Don’t!

January 22, 2014

How cold is it?

The governor of Kentucky has more degrees than Kentucky did this morning.

Zero! Snow!! Ice!!! Folks, this not why I live here – I’m a three-season kind of a guy.

Costume Department…we have a problem.

The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrived at the Vatican today in 1506. Male fashion in Rome has never recovered its composure.

We have birthdays of interest;

–          Trombone master J. J. Johnson was born today in 1924.

–          The creator of Conan the Barbarian and Kull the Conqueror, Robert E. Howard was born today in 1906. If you have not read Mr. Howard’s action-packed prose, you have that to look forward to. I would start with the short story “The Grey God Passes” or “The Tower of the Elephant”. You can thank me later.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

Another birthday will be our libation inspiration for today.

Actor Linda Blair was born today in 1959. Ms. Blair’s harrowing performance as the possessed child in The Exorcist has cost me some sleep over the years. Let’s celebrate her birth anyway with an;

Exorcist Cocktail

1 ½ oz. Durango Tequila

¾ oz. Blue Curacao

¾ oz. Lime Juice

Shake all ingredients in a shaker half-filled with ice cubes.

Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.

Pass the pea soup.