Notes from a Whiskey Competition

Last week I served as a judge for an international whiskey competition, to which friends and colleagues expressed all manner of encouragement. “Lucky you!” said one. “Lucky bastard,” joked another.

Murder on the Substandard Express

Look, I’m not saying that this episodes ends with the revelation that JVL, Vic, and I joined forces to murder Jonah Goldberg on a fancy train for accumulating more reviews for his podcast in a few short weeks than we have in over a year. But I’m not NOT saying it either. You’ll just have to listen to the whole thing to find out. And if you want to save Jonah, you can do so by leaving a review of the Substandard here.

Why Is Taylor Swift Ducking the Issues?

Taylor Swift, a musician popular with “young people,” is not nearly political enough for the haggard stooges employed by a media-industrial complex thirsty for fresh #content: