Big bourbon heist in Kentucky! 190 bottles of rare Pappy Van Winkle whisky go missing. A $10 000 reward is offered for its safe return:
Apparently, the stolen bottles could be worth several hundred thousand dollars on the black market. Several hundred thousand dollars! How good IS this bourbon?!
Just in time for the holidays. Presenting, Yahoo’s Weirdest Holiday Specials: http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/the-12-wtfs-of-christmas–the-weirdest-holiday-specials-we-ve-ever-seen-004407568.html
“Any discussion of weird Christmas specials begins and ends with this notorious misfire; George Lucas himself has said he’d like to track down every remaining copy and smash it with a sledgehammer. (And this is a man who still defends Jar Jar Binks!) It’s basically a bad acid trip that combines “Star Wars” with every terrible variety show you had to sit through in the ’70s because there was nothing else on.”
http://www.cracked.com/article_20556_5-animal-rights-campaigns-that-managed-to-screw-over-animals.html Ah, good old PETA: “#3. Animal Advocates Wanted to Euthanize All of Michael Vick’s Dogs (and Campaigned for Him to Get New Ones)…one year after stating that both of those animals could never possibly be rehabilitated, the Humane Society argued in favor of Vick being allowed to keep dogs again, despite his conviction banning him from ever owning another pet (they claim their support had absolutely nothing to do with the $50,000 grant that Vick’s Philadelphia Eagles gave them).”
This - Hong Kong Food Critic Says Local Michelin Guide Gets It Wrong, lead me to this: www.elizabethonfood.com/content/1047/2/Former_chief-inspector_slashes_Michelin.html. “In his book Van Cranenbroeck lifts the veil of mystery of Michelin. He writes that the Benelux guides with more than 3,000 hotels and restaurants are made by only 3 inspectors. They are so well-known that Michelin’s famous anonymity is a fairytale, Van Cranenbroeck says. [..] Inspectors have so little time that they visit most restaurants only once every 2 years. They have no time whatsoever for discovering new restaurants. According to Van Cranenbroeck falling sales of the red guides put inspectors under pressure to create news. “Add a star, take one away, create excitement”. Need a restaurant recommendation? Ditch the tire company book and ask a local or check out an online food forum.
Pepper writes: “What about Westerns?”
Answer: Given the choice, I’d go with this one…
JeffW writes: “And Joe, did you watch the Ravens – Viking game? Wow, a cliffhanger right to the end!”
Answer: I did. My Snow Monkeys got the first round bye in my league’s fantasy football playoffs so I was able to just sit back and enjoy the games this weekend. A crazy finish. I thought the game was over three different times.
2cats writes: “How are the furry kids these days? Are you still considering adopting another pup?”
Answer: They’re great – but, lately, greatly embarrassed by Akemi’s affinity for dressing them up in advance of the holidays.
dasndanger writes: “EVERYONE knows that the Hawaii 5-O theme is the best theme song of all time.”
Answer: Ah, but the list wasn’t The Top 10 Best T.V. Theme Songs of All Time. It was My Top 10 Favorite T.V. Themes!
glowyzoey writes: “…and Star Trek: Voyager because it’s sweepingly dramatic.”
Answer: Voyager would make my Top 20. As would SGA.
glowyzoey also writes: “Didn’t you do a post on this once before or is this deja vu all over again?”
Answer: Close, but not quite. I once did a post listing my favorite “natsukashii” t.v. themes (those t.v. themes that make me nostalgic for days gone by): March 22, 2012: Top 10 Natsukashii T.V. Themes!
RichS writes: “Ah, the Stargate theme, but can you still sing the lyrics ? “
Answer: As a matter of fact…Yes!
arctic goddess writes: “Aw Joe, how could you forget the Theme from MacGyver?”
Answer: Believe it or not, I’ve never watched a single episode. Don’t tell Rick!