Hagan Blount

PlaceInvaders TableTalk Newsletter // May 10, 2019

Hagan Blount
PlaceInvaders TableTalk Newsletter // May 10, 2019

Cheers To A Different Kind of Buzz
Lots of people throughout history have lived lives without alcohol. Is it more now, or is it more that folks talk about their drinks-free lives now? More marketing and products directed at them, perhaps. We’re a 50/50 mix of drinkers/non-drinkers and we get along just fine. The something ceremonial in sharing a bottle of wine or a couple of beers is acceptably becoming replaced by enjoying a Polar Seltzer (Polar is for the woke, yo) and hitting a vape pen. This new sparkling rosé, infused with CBD and THC, but sans booze, sounds like a festive and interesting beverage to toast on a special occasion.


Mexico is going to legalize drugs and save a shit ton of Mexican lives
At the risk of sounding too much like an episode of Peep Show (check it out), When as far as strategic moves go, this one is right up there with the Battle of Normandy. In watching Narcos: Mexico (another good one), why none of these countries ever embraced their national crops (doesn’t really) leave us wondering (*cough* US intervention *cough*). Who are the good guys supposed to be again? We think it’s El Presidente, and we don’t think it should be a negotiation; it should be an ultimatum.

In Other Beverage News...Spritzing in Scandal
If you found yourself on the Internet this week, you probably caught word of the paper of record maligning the beloved Aperol Spritz. While many headline scanners who failed to click through may have reacted “How Dare You” we read the full story and were more like “Thank You and How Dare You™️” because it actually provides some very useful tips on how to upgrade your #spritzlife with interesting Amaros and dry, natural sparkling wine. At Wednesday’s fantastic dinner with our friends at Tastemade, we served what we called The Brooklyn Spritz, made with St. Agrestis Amaro (made in BK, obv), rosemary and orange. They even made one of those handy overhead cam videos of it for us, check it out! You’re Welcome and We’re Not Sorry.

The overthrow of America
When we let our congress knee-jerk their way into repealing our first and fourth amendment rights (Sanders, Nadler, Frank, Waters voted no), there was a little bit of discussion about it, but no widespread outrage. It’s easy to write a bill. It’s easy to get it passed. You might not think so with the way congress works, but compared to repealing any law, passing a law is easy. What’s the actual result of this unconstitutional action? Some of your ideas could be construed as terrorism. You could be labeled a terrorist. Maybe if you thought nationalizing our natural resources would be a smart idea, you could be a terrorist. If you thought a tax was unlawful or law was unjust, you might be labeled a terrorist. You say that what we’re talking about is just a slippery-slope fallacy? We’re the frog, our unchecked government is the pot of water slowly coming to a boil. Your rights are in jeopardy expectation of constitutional rights is a lie.

Talkin' about my friend Chris

Adam Sandler crushed it on SNL last weekend. It was the first time he’s hosted, and his Chris Farley tribute is not to be missed.