Saturday, February 22, 2014

Rupert Murdoch's Bachelor Pad

82-year-old billionaire Rupert Murdoch's new $57 million New York pad after his 45-year-old wife had an affair with a world leader and a Silicon Valley executive?

Sydney Morning Herald - "Rupert Murdoch snaps up four-storey New York penthouse"
Vanity Fair - "Seduced and Abandoned"

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Bar Vocabulary

New York Times - "Behind Bars: The secret vocabulary of New York's finest drinking establishments"

A few examples,

Book Club
"A group of (almost exclusively) women who drink (almost exclusively) wine - excruciatingly slowly."

Family Meal or Time to Feed the Kids
"A staff-wide shot taken each night, usually Siembra Azul tequila, Buffalo Trace bourbon, Appleton rum or Rittenhouse rye."

"Best in Bar (looks-wise)"

Pouring Ribbons
"The perfect pour from TIN to glass."

The Cousins
"Affectionate term for other cocktail bars (after the British secret service's name for the C.I.A. in Le Carre's "Smiley" novels)."

The Ski Team
"Coked-up customers who show up after 2 a.m. and are difficult to chase out at 4 a.m. The Ski Team is generally reluctant to pay."

Blue Light
"The pre-dawn light seen on leaving the bar (en route to Bartenders' Breakfast)."

Thursday, February 13, 2014