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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Friday: Literary Moustache Contest at Town Center Books

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Whether fake or real. And whether you’ve only been growin’ for Movember or have a life-long habit, surely you can liken it to some literary figure from the past or present…

Come to the Literary Moustache Contest Friday Night @ 7 pm

Get info at the Town Center Books site. 21+ over. Directions here.

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Drink This: Botanica Gin by Falcon Spirits

I’ve been so engulfed in the flood of inventive, new craft beers hittin’ shelves that I haven’t checked out what’s been going on in liquor with hand-crafted spirits. This local gin is a bold reminder:  there’s plenty of creativity happening on the other side of the craft aisle…

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There’s so much going on in Botanica Spiritvs Gin. All in a good way. And all with no surprise… It’s hand-made from a guy who used to be a UC Berkeley Biochemist with a penchant for digging up old cocktail recipes and obscure bitters. He pushed boundaries while exploring different roles, like wine maker and bartender, before compiling all his learnings and settling as a Distiller.

You can taste both the craft and the science in Botanica Spirtvs, too (you just can’t taste the ‘n’.) Using predominantly Vapor infusion, his team at Falcon Spirits have managed to layer in complex herbs and fruits that play as well together on the nose as they mingle ‘n pay off on your palate. Pretty impressive.

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Yup, that’s real hand numbering. Not just “craft-y” design. Their Still can only produce 300 bottles in each batch so they’re able to assure quality and attention to detail.

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TRACK SOME DOWN
If you’re in the Bay Area you’ll find bottles of Botanica at Ledger’s Liquors in Berkeley or in SF at The Jug Shop and K&L Wine Merchants.

Or see what some of the finer mixologists are doing with Botanica at Slanted Door SF or À Côté in Oakland. Cheers!

Follow Falcon Spirits on Facebook »

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Late For Meeting: Sequel to the Amazing “Going to the Store” is Here

Late for Meeting” This mannequin walks like a Robot Chicken character on meth. Drives like one, too. It’s another freakin’ fabulous vid by David Lewandowski, the man behind the TRON: LEGACY opening credits and some sweet Flying Lotus music vids.

Be sure to re-watch the original, “Going to the Store“:

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Vid: Hand Lettering Demo with a Master

Check out Glen Weisgerber flow some Roundhand like a champ…


[via Kottke]

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GIF: Exploding Actresses

Warning: this is from one of the more addicting Tumblrs out there. Link at bottom…

And they’re not all actresses …  See the rest »

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New Music Vid: LA Takedown’s “Heatwave”

This new music video for the SoCal band LA Takedown is Michael Mann-ish in the most awesome of ways. Beyond the connection with the band name itself, the vid practically throws a pastel blazer on you and gives you a high five. Thankfully it takes its time pushing up the sleeves. Sit back and let it unfold.

Cheers to Director Matt Hewitt and crew.

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