That’s-a spicy meat-a ball!

Ok, so yeah, right off the bat, this is definitely not a post about anything Italian – just really like that line (think I heard it the first time around in The Mask) and it just gives me a grin, something desperately needed as yet another Monday rolled past and Tuesday keeps the hum-drum alive.

But! I elect simply to not get bogged down by the “blah” of it all and keep my attention otherwise occupied. Not that its not occupied between work, writing, editing for and all the regular life stuff we all have to deal with.

Today however I’m returning to familiar ground – cocktail blogging! A mega-mix of random stuff that covers a variety of intriguing, at times amusing and interesting flavours to give you the reader (and me admittedly). Personally I think randomness is a great thing and stuff like this early on in the week to get your mind out of the mundane gutter – well thats always a good thing!

First up something to amuse the gizmo-hound and technophile within you! I came across this purely by chance and it’s kind of stuck in my mind as a concept – it is a Bento Box. No, not the Japanese snack-pack tray with all the different foods neatly kept for you to eat! This does actually borrow from that concept and bring you a new-age portable computing experience. As you can see from this picture, this is really a wicked idea, all this in one compact laptop/notebook sized case – complete with its own solar-charger. I don’t know about you but its stuff like this that gets the futurist/child in me excited! If you want to see all the images and check out the rest about this, click HERE.

Next! Ok, moving on from the tech side of life, we come to something more amusing! I saw this a while back and kind of marked it as something to come back to because it hearkened back to my childhood and to a simpler time. Also I’ll admit it brought back memories of a time when children’s entertainment was better and less overflowing with mindless drivel!

Jonny Quest Opening Titles from Roger D. Evans on Vimeo.

Granted, everyone believes their generation was better and smarter and blah, blah, blah… but I ask you this: If like me you grew up with stuff like the cartoons we had in the 80s and 90s (even though so many were based around toy-lines), were the cartoons not more creative, imagination igniting and just flat out fun compared to the stuff you see kids (including likely your own) watching today? I mean this is the generation for which Spongebob Squarepants is the best of the lot. I think that says something.

Anyway! Now with all that out of the way, the final part of this post comes as it does for every cocktail post I make… and as always we end with something pleasing to look at because call it what you will, but for me few things are as relaxing and heartening as looking at something beautiful and marveling that such things exist on this world with me…

Folks, I give you Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman! Would you have any qualms putting yourself in her hands? I know I wouldn’t.

And so on that happy note I bid you all adieu until the next time!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Sibel Catana says:

    I certainly like this cocktail. 🙂 Oh my god, I feel like watching Dr. Quinn now. I used to love the show as a child and I’ve not seen any episode since!

    1. spider42 says:

      Heh, yeah I used to watch it way back when and only realised how great she looks much later on! 😀 shows great acting skills that she can go from Bond Girl to so maternal you dont see it and then crazy hot like in Wedding Crashers, no?

      Glad you liked it, drop in anytime and thanks for visiting! 🙂

  2. VagueRant says:

    Heh… Dr. Quinn. I didn’t know she was supposed to be hot way back then and I super-didn’t-know that she was the same actress playing opposite of Chevy Chase in Oh! Heavenly Dog. Recently watched a campy Sinbad movie where she plays a princess.

    But Cartoons! I miss them. Frankly I miss them so much that I own several different series from Duck Tales to Batman: Beyond. Totally agree with you that the more modern series are pure drivel, if not completely mind-numbing then they have to be comics related or along those lines. I guess adventures can’t happen to the average Joe kid anymore. Loved Johnny Quest – was always a big fan of Hanna-Barbera anyway.

    Thanks for posting and thanks for commenting.


    1. spider42 says:

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

      Yeah, I didn’t know the not-so-secret life of Ms. Seymour until a few years ago when I came across her in that old Sinbad movie in fact! 😀 She really was stunning and had that old school elegant hot-ness that I find very rare these days.
      Glad to meet a fellow classic cartoon fan too – I don’t know if you ever watched it but I would recommend the Justice League: Unlimited series, it was really well executed and consistently so. And stuff like Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Jack are the slightly more recent (old NOW, like me… :D) and excellent story-telling and engaging, feel like the old cartoons with fun, action, drama and great wit – both subtle and overt.

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