Month: November, 2012

008: Friday Jam – Natural Anthem

Sometimes I get a little sad when I think about the fact that there will never be another Postal Service Album. Other times I realize that after this album being wrapped in a decade of nostalgia nothing could ever come close to it.

Have a great weekend, kids.

007: A Bacon PSA

Bacon 5/5

Have a seat, kids. We need to talk about something. And that something is bacon.

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006: The Tuesday Breakdown 11.28.12 Holiday Wishlist Edition Part 1

Look at that. It’s Tuesday again already. Take a little break from your daily drudge and gaze upon the things I am most desiring this December since it contains both Christmas and my birthday.

1. Cards Against Humanity [$25/Free]

Do you like Apples to Apples? Do you have what some people might politely call a dark sense of humor? Do you and your friends like to have something fun to do while sitting around drinking? If you answered Yes to any of these questions than Cards Against Humanity might be for you. I haven’t played it yet, but based solely on description I want it. Only made in small batches and becoming incredibly popular means it is often sold out, but the good news is you can print out a version at home for just the cost of ink and paper. Or if you have a corporate job where they don’t track your printing it’s free!

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005: Red Hook Longhammer, Your Everyday IPA

Red Hook Longhammer IPA: 4/5

Beer has become one of my passions over the last few years, and I love to share that passion with others. In that spirit I plan to bring regular Monday postings on the best and the worst of the things I try. But, before we dive into this first one I would like to make a few disclosures.

1. I am not a beer snob. I can just as much joy in guzzling half a dozen Miller High Lifes as I can in slowly sipping my way through 3 or 4 intricate craft beers.

2. I am not a beer nerd. I plan on starting to brew one day soon, but I have no intimate knowledge of the science and art of beer making.

3. I am not a beer connoisseur. My palette is not intricate and refined. Sure I can pick out things like a strong citrus or coffee flavor, and I can tell the difference between things that are bitter and sweet, but at the end of the day I usually can’t tell you a whole lot about the flavor profile of a beer.

Now that that’s all off my chest, let us begin.


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003: How Many Beards Proudly Presents: Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and what better on this day of prepping than a few links to help us prepare?

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002: The Tuesday Breakdown 11.20.12

A quick collection of a few things to distract you from the fact that it’s Tuesday.

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001: What Would Jiro Do?

Jiro Dreams of Sushi: 5/5

Let me preface all this by saying that the wife and I are huge documentary fans, and so finding a quality one is like uncovering an antique book in the $0.50 bin at the flea market and knowing you will be able to sell it one day when Antique Roadshow comes to town. So, do not take it lightly when I recommend a documentary. With that said,  I was tipped off to this film by a blog I read regularly The William Brown Project (credit for the entry title and possibly new life mantra as well). Beyond all that, I cannot recommend Jiro Dreams Of Sushi enough.

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000: An Origin Story

This was a story written once before, a long time ago.

Another world,

Another time,

In the age of wonder.

A thousand years ago,

This land was green,

Until the crystal cracked.

This was a story of collaboration. It was a story of youth, enthusiasm, and a desire to share what we thought was important, excellent, and delicious. And also to share what was wretched, broken, and rancid.

And in that spirit of sharing How Many Beards will persist.