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adulthoodisokay:

Some of my coworker Joel’s tweets from Ferguson tonight. Follow him here.

drinkdistiller:

FIVE QUESTIONS // ADAM TURLA OF MURDER BY DEATH
While the band’s name may spark notions of death metal and violence, Murder By Death (named for the 1976 comedy of the same name by Neil Simon, starring Peter Sellers) falls more closely to a style combined of americana and gothic, black comedy and film references. Formed in college in the early 00’s, the band has grown and adapted over time, and took their previous success to kickstarter, where they were one of the most successful music projects ever on the platform. With deep roots in the midwest, and a long term appreciation for whiskey, we asked Adam (vocals, guitars) five questions -
1. As directly mentioned in many of the band’s songs, whiskey is occasionally a prevailing theme - Is there an intrinsic quality to whiskey that you find draws you to it? Or is it simply that you’re a fan?

I remember 1999, my freshman year at college, when an older, wiser friend said to me “You should drink whiskey.” I had tried everything, but hadn’t really given straight whiskey a shot. I knew right away that bourbon was the drink for me. It’s also regional, the band is from Bloomington, IN but I now live in Louisville, KY. I think there’s a pleasure in having pride in your local drink, and bourbon is certainly being celebrated lately.

2. You’ve managed to travel quite extensively as a band - has there been a favorite spot where you always know you’ll find what you like, venue, bar, or otherwise?

There are cities that I always love to go back to, Denver, San Francisco, Savannah- places where the shows are great and the food and drink are top notch. It’s funny tho, sometimes the places that you don’t expect much out of turn to have great refuges. For example, there’s a great tapas bar in Omaha. That’s the best part of touring in the last decade- a lot of cities have become much more entertaining. Des Moines, IA has two great venues, and it used to be rough for shows. Kansas City has become a really cool town in the last ten years. I am constantly surprised at the growth of shows and quality restaurants in the south and midwest.

3. On the same theme of travel - where would you say was the most interesting?

Belfast was pretty wild. When we went in 2004, it was a tense place with a delicate touch to try and keep arguments concerning religion at bay. We had to cover up our tattoos at a bar we went for dinner because they don’t want political tattoos to start fights there. I also love going to Alaska, and our week of shows in The Virgin Islands was amazing.

4. The MBD Whiskey Crew - your semi-unofficial fandom certainly likes to show you their love - what are some of the things fans have done to get the band’s attention?

We have been given a lot of homemade moonshine. That’s pretty serious. Also the kickstarter we did had people who bought a trip with us to Cedar Point. So that’s cool.

5. Your top five bottles?

Here’s just a few (in no order) I like a lot:Pappy Van WinkleWilletMichters RyeBulleit (great mainstream price point and easy to find)And of course, the traditional Louisville cheap but good drink, Old Forester

For more information on MBD, make sure to check out their site and follow them on twitter. And, for all things whiskey, head over to Distiller or download the app for iOS or Android, and as always, Cheers!

drinkdistiller:

FIVE QUESTIONS // ADAM TURLA OF MURDER BY DEATH

While the band’s name may spark notions of death metal and violence, Murder By Death (named for the 1976 comedy of the same name by Neil Simon, starring Peter Sellers) falls more closely to a style combined of americana and gothic, black comedy and film references. Formed in college in the early 00’s, the band has grown and adapted over time, and took their previous success to kickstarter, where they were one of the most successful music projects ever on the platform. With deep roots in the midwest, and a long term appreciation for whiskey, we asked Adam (vocals, guitars) five questions -

1. As directly mentioned in many of the band’s songs, whiskey is occasionally a prevailing theme - Is there an intrinsic quality to whiskey that you find draws you to it? Or is it simply that you’re a fan?

I remember 1999, my freshman year at college, when an older, wiser friend said to me “You should drink whiskey.” I had tried everything, but hadn’t really given straight whiskey a shot. I knew right away that bourbon was the drink for me. It’s also regional, the band is from Bloomington, IN but I now live in Louisville, KY. I think there’s a pleasure in having pride in your local drink, and bourbon is certainly being celebrated lately.

2. You’ve managed to travel quite extensively as a band - has there been a favorite spot where you always know you’ll find what you like, venue, bar, or otherwise?

There are cities that I always love to go back to, Denver, San Francisco, Savannah- places where the shows are great and the food and drink are top notch. It’s funny tho, sometimes the places that you don’t expect much out of turn to have great refuges. For example, there’s a great tapas bar in Omaha. That’s the best part of touring in the last decade- a lot of cities have become much more entertaining. Des Moines, IA has two great venues, and it used to be rough for shows. Kansas City has become a really cool town in the last ten years. I am constantly surprised at the growth of shows and quality restaurants in the south and midwest.

3. On the same theme of travel - where would you say was the most interesting?

Belfast was pretty wild. When we went in 2004, it was a tense place with a delicate touch to try and keep arguments concerning religion at bay. We had to cover up our tattoos at a bar we went for dinner because they don’t want political tattoos to start fights there. I also love going to Alaska, and our week of shows in The Virgin Islands was amazing.

4. The MBD Whiskey Crew - your semi-unofficial fandom certainly likes to show you their love - what are some of the things fans have done to get the band’s attention?

We have been given a lot of homemade moonshine. That’s pretty serious. Also the kickstarter we did had people who bought a trip with us to Cedar Point. So that’s cool.

5. Your top five bottles?

Here’s just a few (in no order) I like a lot:
Pappy Van Winkle
Willet
Michters Rye
Bulleit
(great mainstream price point and easy to find)
And of course, the traditional Louisville cheap but good drink, Old Forester

For more information on MBD, make sure to check out their site and follow them on twitter. And, for all things whiskey, head over to Distiller or download the app for iOS or Android, and as always, Cheers!

(Source: imnotwordy)

acadius:

Yup. This is happening. For realz.  Lemonade Gamefuel. I’ll have to wait and taste it before I pass judgement. #MtDew #gamefuel #gamer #gaming #cod #callofduty #advancedwarfare #callofdutyadvancedwarfare #geek #nerd #fps #ps4 #xboxone #videogames

so if you and your buddies are gaming it up, pounding lemonade gamerfuel…. would you call it a lemon party? 
…

acadius:

Yup. This is happening. For realz.
Lemonade Gamefuel. I’ll have to wait and taste it before I pass judgement. #MtDew #gamefuel #gamer #gaming #cod #callofduty #advancedwarfare #callofdutyadvancedwarfare #geek #nerd #fps #ps4 #xboxone #videogames

so if you and your buddies are gaming it up, pounding lemonade gamerfuel…. would you call it a lemon party? 

runningdrawing:

Took a #dickbreak to run a #Birkenstock for @vogue magazine. It’s still penis-related if you like to hump sandals. Then it’s a #Porkenstock. Article by my pal @felicityasargent! http://vogue.cm/1q7iBUK #runningdrawing #RunDraw #rundicks #vogue

the time from ‘viral thing’ to ‘paid marketing thing’ gets shorter and shorter.

runningdrawing:

Took a #dickbreak to run a #Birkenstock for @vogue magazine. It’s still penis-related if you like to hump sandals. Then it’s a #Porkenstock. Article by my pal @felicityasargent! http://vogue.cm/1q7iBUK #runningdrawing #RunDraw #rundicks #vogue

the time from ‘viral thing’ to ‘paid marketing thing’ gets shorter and shorter.

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micdotcom:

Your bottled water habit is sucking California dry

If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.

Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.

Turn on the tap instead Follow micdotcom

(Images via MotherJones)

just, please - keep this in mind if you ever drink aquafina or dasani - it’s fucking tap water. in a bottle. that you’re paying more money for. owned by coca cola & pepsi. 

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tastefullyoffensive:

Smart phones are making us antisocial. [x]

valid

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braiker:

god damn it this is heart breaking

braiker:

god damn it this is heart breaking

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sesamestreet:

We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile.

sesamestreet:

We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile.

nprfreshair:

RIP Robin Williams 1951 - 2014 

nprfreshair:

RIP Robin Williams 1951 - 2014 

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rottentomatoes:

Robin Williams (1951 – 2014)

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moviegifsthatrock:

Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]

moviegifsthatrock:

Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]

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thecountryfucker:

I ain’t no physikist,

but I know what matters… 

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