Sunday, August 30, 2009


Gleefully reposted here for the sheer delight and pleasure of a close personal friend...

"Even with equal parts Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth, the bitterness of a Negroni firmly establishes the drink as a Campari-based cocktail. No one is undecided about a Negroni. This Italian big brother to the Americano and distant cousin to the martini is so bitter that its dissenters swear it should be stored in the medicine chest. Its fanatical adherents bask in its ruddy glow and tongue-tingling taste. Some contend that this classic cocktail dates back to Florence in the 1920s, when the flamboyant count—and noted tippler—Camillo Negroni asked for a splash of gin added to his Americano. Others say that the drink, mixed with vodka or gin, has been around as long as the Americano...."

Named a Negroni by the Campari company itself. Enjoy hon...

Narrative Quote: © 2009 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved

the Recipe...


  • 1 ounce gin

  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth

  • 1 ounce Campari

  • Slice of orange


  1. Pour gin, vermouth, and Campari into a chilled Old Fashioned glass over ice; garnish with a slice of orange.


Dry Negroni: Substitute dry vermouth for the sweet vermouth.

Recipe © Copyright Quirk Books


Friday, August 28, 2009

faked ... ?!

You can tell Apollo was faked because ... only two astronauts walked on the moon at a time, yet in photographs such as this one where both are visible, there is no sign of a camera. So who took the picture? what else is new...


'Moon rock' in Dutch museum is just petrified wood

AMSTERDAM -- The Dutch national museum says one of its prized possessions, a rock supposedly brought back from the moon by U.S. astronauts, is just a piece of petrified wood.

The museum acquired the rock after the death of a former prime minister, who received it in 1969 from the then-U.S. ambassador during a visit by the Apollo 11 astronauts.

An expert saw it on display in 2006 and told the museum it was unlikely NASA would have given away any moon rocks three months after Apollo returned to earth.

Geologists from Amsterdam's Free University said they could see at a glance the rock was not from the moon.

A museum spokeswoman said Thursday the geologists identified it as petrified wood worth no more than euro50 ($70). story here...
...and here. what else is new? dept...