December 28, 2010

Fake Label - December Installment

It seems that any shack near a vineyard in France is a Chateau.  I thought I'd whip up a little tongue-in-cheek parody here.  This is a fake label.  If'n there ever is a real label, it will most likely have pirate ships, islands, parrots, cannons and probably be rendered in glorious paintmash style.

December 21, 2010

Tron Legacy

Viewed the movie Tron Legacy yesterday.  It's a visually impressive movie, which was fun to see in an Imax theatre. The plot was actually kind of interesting philosophically.  I was slightly surprised by what is essentially post-modern philosophy as part of the resolution of the movie.

I just finished reading George Washington's Diaries (abridged) edited by Dorothy Twohig.  The book was interesting at times for some backstory on who George Washington was, but not very explicit or generally interesting.  It was fun to learn that he fell in a frozen river, while running away from indians.

I've been reading The Wines of California, the Pacific Northwest and New York by Roy Andries De Groot.  This is an interesting book, as it contains much information (about North American wines) gleaned from years and years of being a food expert for various magazines and publications.