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May 31, 2008

I'm From The Future, I Came Here In A Time Machine You Invented, And I Need Your Help To Get Back To The Year 1985

Pat Riley's Brylcreem. The Chief's scowl. Danny Ainge pouting. Coop's knee highs. Kareem's goggles. Rambis's Clark Kents. Walton lying on the sideline. Bird vs. Magic (all the way back to '79) Maxwell's choking taunt. Magic's no-looks to Worthy. The Sky Hook was unstoppable. The Garden's heat, its bumpy parquet. McHale's clothesline foul. The Fabulous Forum. Leprechauns. Chick-isms. Big Game James. DJ's freckles. Jack courtside. K.C. Jones ridin' that train. Randy Newman blaring. Boston and L.A. are in the Finals and it's almost the 80's again.

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May 17, 2008

Wine Haiku

For wine lovers and poetry fans, check out The Red Wine Haiku Review. A sampling:

Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Suchots 1996 (France)
Like the final chord
Of Mahler's 9th symphony
A fade to silence

That sounds good. Or bad. I can't tell.

MacMurray Central Coast Pinot Noir 2005 (California)
Nursing home pinot
Blue haired ladies, plastic cups
Half-eaten meat loaf

Sounds yucky.

Sassoregale Maremma Toscana 2003 (Italy)
Really rough out front
Nasty Robitussin notes
Better left unsung

Unless you feel a cold coming on, I guess.

Cordier Chateau Andron 2000 (France)
Reminds me of 'Cats'
The show, not the animal
Andrew Lloyd Weber

Cats? Ha Ha Ha. You have no chance to survive drink your wine.

Royal Zin Cuvee Royall Zinfandel 'NV' (California)
This wine is a slut
Only one thing on her mind
And she's good at it

I think we found a wine for Casca.

Frei Brothers Dry Creek Valley Reserve Merlot 2002 (California)
A deep chocolate bomb
Merlot gets a bad rap, but
What does the crowd know?

I am NOT drinking any fucking Merlot!

Tierra Del Fuego 2004 (Argentinia)
Fresh for a second
Then chlorine and iodine
Fought for prominence


Smoking Loon Syrah (California) 1999
Tasty Big Round Fruit
And a surprising finish:
A Nestle’s Crunch Bar!

Smoking Loon usually disappoints, but that might have been interesting.

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