Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Read This!

First, apologies. It's been a while since my last post. Life sometimes gets in the way - selfish, I know.

That being said, here's an article that's very, very, very interesting. It plays tangentially on the geek side because it deals with a character type that's very common in crime and action movies; and it's also a unique look at one of the biggest issues in neurobiology.

Go!

Read!

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/01/life-as-a-nonviolent-psychopath/282271/

Saturday, January 4, 2014

So I Got the Kvasir

So I have a bottle of the Kvasir I talked about here. Three blocks from my apartment!
But it's big, and it's got a bottle cap, not something you can reseal...so, all my NYC friends, let me know if you want to split a dram...

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Why I Love New York, Baby!

First of all, I can see the Central Park fireworks from my living-room. So that's excellent. But there's more:

Every now and then, I'm reminded that in addition to being a crowded, pushy, still-dangerous mass of 1% "takers" and violent assholes, NYC is also the official Center of the Frikkin' Universe©. Like today:

There's a brewery down in Delaware that is actually (this is so cool) recreating ancient booze with the help of an honest-to-goodness biochemical archeologist. Now I saw that one of those brews is Kvasir, which is a rough approximation of what the Vikings drank when they wanted to get hammered and declaim poetry (and which occupies a place in Norse mythology not unlike that of soma in Hindu scripture). So I thought "I could like that...but not if I have to order the stuff through the mail or spend an hour and a half on the train to get to Bay Ridge or Red Hook for it." So I look it up on the website's locater function...and it's being sold at the Duane Reade three blocks from my apartment.

Center of the Frikkin' Universe©, baby.