Every year Jim Murray puts out a new edition of his “Whisky Bible”, and every year I end up having to explain to someone why Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible can’t be trusted.
Jim Murray is famous for two things: drinking whiskey, and writing about drinking whiskey. Every year he puts out a book talking about what whiskey he drank, and how he liked all of it. The first thing I need to state, and I want to be very clear, is that Murray is an expert on whiskey. He knows what he is talking about, and he certainly knows more about whiskey than I, or any of my readers do. So should you buy his book? Probably. Should you trust his list of the best whiskeys? Probably not. Continue reading “Why You Can’t Trust Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible” »
A little while back I went back and removed a bunch of the earliest posts to this blog. They won’t be missed. Unfortunately, one article I wouldn’t have removed got caught up along with them. This morning I got a message from a man asking me if I had a copy of it, because he couldn’t find it anymore on my site. I dug it up, and was about to send it to him but decided to post it back here instead.
Every man will find himself in a quandary from time to time. When in doubt and in need of guidance you need ask yourself just one question: What Would John Wayne Do?
When I was just a boy I was having a very serious discussion with my father about a choice he had made when I tried to show I understood by throwing out the cliché “you should never take the easy way out”.
His response was some of the best advice I have received. “No” he said, “you should always take the best way out”. Continue reading “WWJWD: What Would John Wayne Do?” »
We live in a time where the majority of people on dates met their date online, and when it comes to online dating Tinder is one of the go-to apps for just about everyone.
Despite the minimal options and input required to use Tinder, the majority of profiles I’ve looked at are making one, or many, mistakes. This article focuses entirely on the pre-message stage: before you can try to close, you need to first make a connection. When it comes to making that first connection there are only a few factors you need to consider. Continue reading “How to be Successful on Tinder: Fixing Your Profile” »
Now that you have your space and everything you need, it comes down to actually running the game.
The first two articles in the series talked about the kind of space you need to host a game, and the things you need to do it well. I can’t stress it enough: playing poker without a good table, quality cards, and real chips isn’t fun or functional. While it’s a bit of an investment to get all of this gear up front, it’s crucial to the success of your game.
The only thing more crucial, is actually knowing how to run a game of poker. The first decision you have to make is what kind of format you are playing. Continue reading “How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 3: What You Need to Know” »
Hosting a poker game requires you to own a bunch of supplies, some more important than the others.
In part one of this series we looked at the space you need, now we’re going to look at what you need to fill that space.
If you went through to buy everything on this list at once, your homegame is going to get very expensive in a hurry. Ideally you can spread the cost out among your friends, but regardless of how you do it there are some things you absolutely need if you want to run a homegame. Continue reading “How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 2: What You Need” »