Had a couple of tasty Dutchess Ales

G.B. (formerly known as Ghost Beer) is a hazy, unfiltered pale ale that runs just under 5% ABV. Sometimes when they’re that light they taste thin. This one does not.

Vale is another pale ale at 5% ABV. I like this one even more than G. B., which I thought was delicious. Still a little hazy but none of the unfiltered debris at the bottom of the glass when you’re done.

I’m not sure when the Dutchess Ales hit our market but they’ve been plentiful and tasty.

Pencil Advent Calendar

The late, great CW Pencil Enterprise was a boutique pencil shop in NYC. Like so many small shops, they got whacked pretty badly in the pandemic. They tried to make changes to stay afloat, but closed this fall.

One of the last things they sold was their annual pencil advent calendar. This was the first year I was able to get one, as they historically sell out within minutes.

24 envelopes, each with a pencil (or maybe some pencil-related ephemera?). I’m excited.

Baby’s First Dub

I’ve been swinging and missing on these SNKRS drops for a few months., so I decided to go in on anything that I might wear of flip.

Now that I’ve got these on the way, I don’t know if they’re a keep or not.

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The Super Cops (1974)

I caught the last chunk of this movie last night while flipping channels. It’s got lots of standard-issue 70’s NYC cop movie stuff in it, but the standout to me is the music. Holy cow is it good.

Jerry Fielding, a victim of the Red Scare in the 50’s, did the score to this but is more famous for his work for The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs. I’m gonna pull this whole movie down as an audio file so I can dig into some audio clips and beats.