Siren Songs of the Season

What is Google Wave?
Oh, I don't really know yet, but I've got a few invites to give away, so ya know...let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.(Rather, let me know...and I'll send you an invite.)


It's a Silent Night still at the Woods household in Florida as the holy truth remains undisclosed to police investigators and reporters alike. Because the state of Florida has such a lax policy when it comes to sharing police records the media, Tiger and his family have refused to so much as speak with anyone in regard to what happened the night of Thanksgiving that left him injured and his car beat up and his wife swinging a couple of golf clubs. From a reputation management perspective, his ability to remain silent is probably the best policy at this point. And word on the street is that his sponsors agree. For now, at least. Hopefully he won't be singing Don Gardner's classic holiday tune when he finally does open his mouth.

Since when do "Clothes that would be costly to make and unlikely ever to be worn," translate into haute couture? Well, for Christian LaCroix, it may have been about twenty years ago, but not today. The French design house announced that it will close up shop soon, due to poor sales amid a sagging economy. Are you sure it wasn't poor design fashion that led to no sales, old chap? It's difficult to find pity for a man who told Time magazine in 1987, couture should be "fun, foolish, almost unwearable," then proceeded to make his fashion just that. Unwearable and unwanted. Now it will be Nothing.




More on the finer things in life....one fine thing that will never go out of style nor will ever be placed on the back burner...is alcohol. The harder, the better. Alcohol always makes it way to the top of the list when it comes to recession proof industries and for good reason. We are all human, after all. Among inconsistency we will seek comfort in consistency. And nothing is as consistent or comforting as a stiff straight bourbon whiskey on a cold winter's night. (That was so deep.)

Mark Twain once said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.” And I think that is a pretty Effen smart thing to say. Because even though my call is that rum (pa-pa-pum) is the drink of the season, vodka is still my personal favorite.



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