Tuesday, September 28, 2021

A Brief Compendium of Vintage Cocktail Recipe Books

To Live Life Creatively

“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.”
– Alan Alda

They follow the Hitler line - no matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as truth.

Taxing Trump: Casual Dishonesty 

Dangerous minds

Sometimes, you just strike internet gold – ya know, those obscure little corners of the internet where you can fall blissfully down the rabbit hole. Today’s find is a free online library of unearthed and collected bartender books; rare volumes dating from the 1820s through the 1940s, faithfully digitised – every last page – by a little-known museum of wines and spirits located on the small island of Bendor in the south of France. I’ve gone through the archive and picked out my favourite covers, but also highly recommend you click the links under each artwork to flick through the pages of these wonderful books, packed with gorgeous illustrations and fascinating glimpses into the past… 

A Brief Compendium of Vintage Cocktail Recipe Books

Kidnapping, Assassination And A London Shoot-Out: Inside The CIA's Secret War Plans Against WikiLeaks

Bainbridge critique of the Rubio war against Woke Capitalism

Very good Vox coverage of Jason Crawford, progress, and progress studies

In talent search, are we too biased toward “naturals”?

Fresh Vitalik: “As I wrote above, “any system which claims to be non-finance, but does not actually make an effort to prevent collusion, will eventually acquire the characteristics of finance”.”

A complicated story about Jeff Sachs investigating the origins of Covid (WSJ).  In my view he remains underrated