Well, this Monday was Columbus Day, which is always worth a couple of upticks in the Culture
War Skirmish Occupation and Counter-Insurgency. History increasingly is wielded as blunt club for partisans—of one tribe at least. VDH opines, with his usual level-headed lucidity, on: Columbus Day: Melodrama or Tragedy? Our friends at Imaginative Conservative pull out some Wagner: Columbus Overture. Take that SJW Philistines!
Our pals up at Northern Dawn had something this week: Mark Christensen’s Thanksgiving: A Common Inheritance. Of course, the Canucks have their Thanksgiving earlier because… shorter growing seasons up there-n-all that.
Overall a quiet week around the sphere. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t some good stuff.
Let’s see… what else was going on?
Fritz Pendleton’s increasingly regular, but blissfully brief, Sunday Thoughts are becoming a great way to kick off the TWiR Week. This week a plea for the aesthetic.
Atavisionary explains that the so-called “gun problem” is really a “vibrancy” problem.
Over at Imperial Energy, IE drops the next installment—a sizable one—of the STEEL-Cameralist Manifesto: Part 5C: The American Minotaur of War. And IE has a slow clap for Alf with Who/Whom? Merchants v. Priests.
Also at IE’s: an Interview With Reactionary Future Part 1. RF is less cantankerous in the interview format. This is definitely worth a read and an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.
This Week in Generative Anthropology, Adam dives deep into Alasdair MacIntyre and Centering. It’s long and complex, and defies simple summary, but very much worth your time This too was an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.
Speaking of “vibrancy problems”… and speaking of Alf… he introduces Dutch Jon Stewart-wannabe: Arjen Lubach, or: how to kiss the ass of Power. The pattern of blaming white (usually cis-het Christian) males for vibrancy dysfunction is now so predictable that it ought to be monetizable. Of course doing so is much more humorlessly ham-fisted in the far-flung provinces of The Empire. Also at Alf’s, a stab at some short speculative fiction: The Orb of Covfefe, part I: Dark Clouds over the Flying Golden Palace. Well, with Landry off teh interwebz, someone has to do it. Might as well be Alf. Pretty funny, actually. Late in the week… here’s Part II: The Pick-Up. The Committee were sufficiently entertained to bestow an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀. I certainly hope he doesn’t stop it here!
PA wonders whether Camille Paglia has been reading the Reactosphere®.
Thanks to Angry White Men (anti-fascist retards with “eyes” on the “Alt-Right”) for hosting two excellent videos of HHH over on the YouTube: here and here at the Libertarian Property & Freedom Society Conference in Turkey. I have no idea why the Antifa retards think these videos somehow damning. HHH is supremely reasonable, dispassionate, and well-informed.
Late in the week, Titus Cincinnatus, (whom I had the pleasure to meet IRL recently), Apostle to the Normiecons explains The West IS White Supremacist. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Let me begin by dispensing with the ridiculous civic nationalist notion that the West, while built by white Europeans and their descendants, could have been done by anyone. This is not at all the case. Whites – Europeans and their child stocks—are different people from others. The fundamental reality about human biodiversity as it relates to whites vis-à-vis everyone else is that they are generally higher IQ than most everyone except for the northeast Asians, and they are generally more aggressive and inventive than the northeast Asians. Whites combined these and other traits—intelligence, aggressiveness, individualism, inventiveness, speculativeness, and others—to develop a unique set of cultures (Western civilisation) which is really quite different from every other civilisation that this world has produced. Western civilisation, and by derivation the cultures of its various substituent clades and subclades, is the product of this broad genetic group of people whose inborn traits acted in synergy with their religion and culture and languages. It could only have been created by these unique combinations, and it cannot be maintained without any or all of the components of these same combinations.
Sounds about right. I suppose you could go even farther and say that America is Anglo Supremacist. Or to be quite precise East-Anglian Supremacist. Tho’ said supremacy has not gone unchallenged in American history.
[W]hen the professional PoCs talk about “fighting white supremacy,” what they really, actually, truly mean is “overturning Western civilisation,” since that civilisation was built by and for white Europeans and their kindred peoples who colonised major portions of the globe. Objectively speaking, Western civilisation is superior. Both in its underlying features and in its overt, empirical results, the West is more successful, more “fit” (in the biological sense of the term) and has brought the world a great deal of underappreciated good.
Very good stuff from Titus, an ☀☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Award☀☀ winner.
Anatoly Karlin brings us another translation of Russian national-conservative Egor Kholmogorov: socialism not dead. He is probably right, which just raises the question of what it takes to kill one of the worst ideas ever?
Karlin also examines our biorealistic future, arguing that the forces that have lowered the correlation between national average IQ and GDP per capita are diminishing, so we can expect the correlation to become much tighter in the near future. The full geopolitical ramifications of this fact are unlikely to be grasped for quite some time. Perhaps not before it is too late.
New (and rare) from Those Who Can See, Governments Are Us, in which is debunked David Brooks’ Nation of Immigrants Myth. A magisterial, almost book-length, tour of U. S. Immigration attitudes, politics, and policy throughout history. And an obvious ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.
By way of Isegoria… What’s killing us?—it’s always the boring stuff; more gems from Techniques of System Analysis; What would this look like if it were easy?; and Labour repression & the Indo-Japanese divergence
Finally, this Week in CWNY, surveying The Bitter Fruits of Diversity.
This Week in Jim Donald
First up from Jim is an update on Trump, with an observation that Trump is still not in power. Recall that Jim had predicted a Trump auto-coup in which Trump moves from merely ruling in name to ruling in fact. Suffice to say, this has not yet happened.
Trump is a deal maker. But now he is in a situation where deals are just not possible. He has to fight and possibly be utterly defeated, or fail to fight and quite certainly be utterly defeated, fail to fight and be a lame duck for his entire single term, and then ignominiously lose the election in a landslide.
On the Social Matter view, the biggest hurdle is that Trump doesn’t even have an army with which he could fight the Deep State. Perhaps if he had, oh… I don’t know… nine hundred (or eleven hundred) statesmen or something?
Next, Jim makes a point about the lack of good role models for romantic encounters in modern movies. It’s an important point, because our cultural products are crucial in establishing the framework in which we socially interact. Everybody knows this, which is why battles over who gets to control culture creation are so bitter.
When I look at old movies, the hero always does it right. When I w seeatch newer movies, the hero never does it right. It seems forced, artificial, and gratingly unnatural. Looks like robots carrying out a script to move the plot along. In real life, would never work, the hero would never score dealing with a woman in the way that men deal with women in modern movies.
And modern men just do not score approaching women in real life. In modern movies, action girl saves the lad in distress, and then for no apparent reason starts to like him. So it is like, “how do you meet a girl except you wait for action girl to rescue you?”
Suggestions for the modern man: lift, eat more meat, go to church, read James Bond novels, and just go ask the girl out. You know the one, the one who smiles just so. Go ask her out, like James Bond or Jim would.
And, coming in just before the deadline, Jim reminds us to never interrupt the enemy when he is making a mistake. The context here is the recent cascade against Harvey Weinstein. I don’t really know how to summarize it, so I’ll let Jim handle that.
The left, in its enthusiastic rush to ever greater holiness, has forgotten that its rules are only for the little people.
Sometimes the enemy of my enemy is my friend. But Harvey Weinstein is my enemy, even though he is being devoured by my enemies.
It is great that Harvey Weinstein is getting the shaft, but these women are not victims. They are whores.
One of the takeaways is that the feminist insanity has gotten so pervasive that even a powerful Jew like Weinstein is not immune. What chance do you think you have if they come after you?
This Week in Social Matter
Michael Perilloux’ The Golden Age podcast is the new week-kicker-offer here at Social Matter. (And will be until we can get a new regular Sunday Column. It’s open to the aspirational.) This week Perilloux and Hank Oslo apply their “West Coast” accents and considerable analytic skills to Episode 2: Gun Policy.
Thursday is AtT Day (for the foreseeable future… which is not super far). This week it’s Anthony DeMarco with another Solo Climb: Solo Climb 6—Catholicism And Thedishness. In which he floats an idea for Americanite Catholicism, which will be the subject of next Thursday’s full-panel (jam packed) AtT.
And for Friday, Myth of the 20th Century dips shamelessly close to current events in Episode 39: Mandalay Bay—Radical Boomerism.
In Saturday Poetry & Prose, a befuddling (to me) bit of verse from Phileas Frogg: An Extraordinary Life.
Finally, Michael Andreopoulos, who’s becoming a welcome and semi-regular fixture around here, has another chapter in his (apparently autobiographical) Book About Afghanistan: Chapter Two, Mountains. Remarkably poetic prose which earned an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀ from The Committee this week.
This Week in Kakistocracy
A lighter than usual week in Kakistocracy this week, as Porter starts out with Every Payment is a Down Payment.
Western societies have fallen into a sort of perfunctory parasitism with their colonizing client groups. Take Puerto Rico, for example—or better yet, for good. As of the latest year I could find without doing much looking, that territory paid $3.7 billion into mainland coffers, while suctioning out $21.1 billion. That’s enough of a one-sided fiscal relationship to make Puerto Rico Our Second Greatest Ally.
Things are tough in Puerto Rico though… ye undeh-stan
Of course, having over half your working age men horizontal on hooch, and the other half selling ads for Telemundo is certainly an insufficient excuse to not enjoy first world living standards. After all, these are Americans we’re talking about. Think of them as family—that despises you.
PR Independence when?
And he takes on a subject near to the hearts (and pens) of many in our corner of the internet in Purpose Beyond a Pill and the subject’s gravity is matched by Porter’s hyper-sardonic wit:
Between cars and guns the equivalent of a small city is vaporized each year. But do you know what approximates the butcher’s bill for both those combined? Drugs. Last year 64,000+ people died from drug overdoses in America. That’s probably not enough for National Review’s Kevin Williamson, though there’s always old photos of Dresden to comfort him in the night. Yet despite its insufficiency for some, the number of drug overdose deaths remain very significant.
For years this was mostly a mystery to me. Why would people kill themselves over an idiot buzz? To be honest, I never really had much appreciation for narcotics. That is until I snapped a few bones some years ago, and found myself in more anguish than Seth Rogan watching the birth of a gentile baby. My attending quack prescribed a high-caliber analgesic and, after initially refusing to take it, I finally relented under misery’s counsel. The result was phenomenal.
Since the victims are increasingly white these days, no one is noticing too much…
Unlike much dumber and more flamboyantly pathological inner city blacks, left-flank whites do harm primarily to themselves. And no cities burn for their folly. As a result of this restraint, they find themselves utterly bereft of institutional support. While every “minority” enjoys a catalogue of advocacy organizations and pandering politicians, these forgotten people attract only apathy when they can’t attract scorn. There is no affirmative action, or Appalachian lives matter. They have no outlets of righteous outrage or stepladders into the middle class. Rather, living in their tiny houses and trailers, they are said to be privileged. As such, absolutely no one champions their culture, their struggles, their history, or ambitions. Their livelihoods are dissolved by outsourcing and immigration, and their protests are dismissed as supremacy. To call such modest people supremacists for taking pride in the few things they have to call their own requires a special kind of evil. The kind Hollywood and Washington produce in abundance.
Simply superb work from Porter here! And an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Silver Circle Award☀.
This Week in Evolutionist X
It was somewhat quieter for Evolutionist X this week. She continues from last week’s Anthropology Friday with additional Thoughts on Quantrill, and (quite literally) “Bleeding” Kansas.
We moderns have this odd notion that “war” is an official thing which is officially declared by official governments (and what makes an official government? We could go in circles all day.) We believe that war has rules (or at least that it ought to): that it should be fought only by official soldiers on official battlefields, using officially approved weapons, and only targeting official targets. Anything not by the book, such as targeting women and children, using chemical weapons, hijacking airplanes and flying them into buildings, or fighting on behalf of a group that doesn’t issue uniforms and pay cheques, just confuses us.
But I guarantee you that Genghis Khan did not conquer one of the biggest empires in history by refusing to slaughter women and children.
Similarly, ISIS is nothing but a bunch of outlaws who’ve conquered some territory, but in their case, they have an ideology that justifies their actions and encourages other people to come join them, boosting their numbers.
In the Jimian Formulation: Once roving bandits settle down and become stationary bandits, they’re the government.
This was interesting: Mrs. X discusses Navigation and the Wealth of Nations.
And for Anthropology Friday, she continues with The James-Younger Gang—that’s Jesse James FYI.
This Week at Thermidor Mag
Over at our sister publication Thermidor, Europa Weekly kicks things off with The International Church of VoxGoonology.
Stephen Paul Foster explains Why The Left Hates Guns. Some reasons are obvious:
To begin with, guns are dangerous weapons, essential to the conduct of those human survival-occupations that were long in the exclusive domain of men—hunting, policing, war-making—activities that by their very nature involve violence and appeal to the most risk-seeking, masculine sorts of men.
The feminized, cult-Marx leftists who want little boys to be more like little girls and grow up to be latte-sipping pajama boys and metro-sexuals, instinctively recoil at just the thought of men with arms. They seem to think that violence is just an old fashion sort of thing that unliberated (non-gelded) men still enjoy and employ in order to affirm their atavistic masculinity, sustain their corrupt institutions, and threaten the “vulnerables” who populate the victim classes, e.g., young black males shot by racist white policemen.
Others are less so. Foster draws special attention to the cultural divide between gun-haters and gun-lovers.
The animosity of the left for guns is also about the special kind of snobbery they indulge that relates to the work they do and the way they live.
They tend to work in the realm of ideas and at activities intended to influence the thinking and actions of others. They teach in schools and universities, run media outlets and newspapers, manage and administer NGOs, market and sell products, process paper in government offices. Some of them are “grievance specialists” at universities and other organizations, professional busybodies and scolds who operate under the rubric of “diversity”, a code word that permits them to hector and bully whomever they please. These types don’t change the oil in their own cars, fix things they own when they break down, make or grow anything they use or consume. They pay “other people” to do things like this, and they mostly look down on them. These “other people” tend to like guns.
Next up, editor P.T. Carlo sits down with journalist Alessandra Bocchi to discuss the similarities and differences between far-right movements in the U.S. and Europe in Generation Identity.
N. T. Carlsbad this week provides a survey of medieval and early modern political theory in Sir Robert Filmer Refuted. While Filmer understood a great deal about the eternal nature of political constitutions, Carlsbad argues that his model has no room for political dynamics.
Filmer’s model is so static that it’s an open question of how things like ethnogenesis, unification, and secession even work, except solely through Providence. And Filmer’s lack of any standards for royal succession (there’s always a successor out there, end of story) actually makes it difficult to know when we’re dealing with legitimate Providence or with illegitimate usurpation.
Wunderkinder Carlsbad again impresses the Committee and snags an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.
Once again, current events inspire two authors. Nathan Duffy comments on Harvey’s Hollywood. Duffy is happy to see chip’s in Hollywood gilded veneer, but he doubts the current scandal will amount to much in the long run.
There’s the rub. For the full scale of the problem to be revealed would undermine their conception of Hollywood as a shining beacon of light to the world, on the frontlines of the fight to deliver the planet from imminent doom, save Tibet, and punch Nazis in the face. Not because there is one powerful lecher in their ranks, but because they are all part of the problem and must face the truth: the right-wingers had their number all along.
And Stephen Paul Foster reexamines the old “liberal lion” Ted Kennedy in From Kennedy to Weinstein. Kennedy’s depravity was truly outstanding, and Foster provides a disheartening chronicle of his villainies.
Chappaquiddick was for Edward Kennedy his defining moment both as a man and as a politician. The decades that followed were merely exposition and commentary on this shameful episode of moral immolation. As a man? A coward, a libertine, a liar, a fraud, complicit in manslaughter from one of his countless alcohol-fueled, philandering escapades. He abandoned a young woman in his submerged Oldsmobile he had driven off of a bridge, then fled the scene and sobered up. She could have been rescued, but the Senator was busy huddling with his handlers and the more important task of concocting a story to evade the law and to salvage his political career, letting his girlfriend of the moment slowly drowned. As a politician? He used the wealth and influence of his family and the power of his office to suborn the local authorities, buy off the Kopechne family and ultimately to evade responsibility for actions that would have sent any other man to prison.
Finally, apropos of some current events which I’d not much noticed, Walter Deveraux is comprehensive, precise, historically literate, magisterial, and… wrong in Every Knee Shall Bow: Against The Cult Of Sport In America. But on the strength of sheer scholarship alone this article deserves your attention and an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Silver Circle Award☀. We urge our readers to decide for themselves, lest a decision be made for them.
This Week Around The Orthosphere
Cane Caldo really liked Blade Runner 2049. Many, whose opinions I trust, are saying the same thing.
J. M. Smith invokes Shakespeare to warn young college girls, Lust has a “Headlong Fury”. Keeping with that theme, he writes on Weinstein and Indecent Proposals. Then, pontificating upon the parable from this Sunday’s Gospel, he considers What the Well-Dressed Wedding Guest is Wearing Nowadays.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the miracle at Fatima, the always amazing Ianto Watt writes this breathtakingly sprawling essay on the subject of Fatima, Russia & You Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV. According to Briggs, this is his greatest essay therein posted. Well worth your time to RWTW. Mr. Watt takes home an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀ for his efforts here.
According to the Cranky Professor, God Logically Implies A Block Universe Theory Of Time.
So the traditional Christian belief that God is timeless as held by Aquinas, Anselm and others, implies a block universe theory of time. You can be certain that a timeless God implies a block time theory whether you live in the matrix or not; it’s simple to know once you understand some basic concepts of time and immutability.
In Matt Briggs’s Insanity & Doom Update VII, white science man statue removal, neocons vs. realists, trans nudity on tv, government mandated Swedish weddings, satanic fashion shows at church, and a conservative case for sodomy.
James Kalb writes more about Identity politics and Church teaching:
It seems then that the Church views ties and some degree of loyalty based on common descent, history, culture, and language as a good and necessary thing. But what do we do with that today? Inherited loyalties don’t help us when we work for an insurance company, get our food from McDonalds or Whole Foods, surf the web, or send our kids to a school with children and staff from everywhere. More and more people think they just gum things up.
Then Mark Richardson posts A photo for James Kalb. The photo depicts a mother declaring she would be equally proud if her daughter grew up to be a doctor or a slut. Or both, I suppose.
Donal Graeme warns of Der Kommissar and the dreaded coming watermelon purge. Word of advice: delete any and all pictures of watermelons from your social media accounts.
And according to Dalrock, church-sponsored “man up” programs are basically Gotta ask the boss, Christian edition. No thanks.
This Week in Arts & Letters
At Imaginative Conservative, Russell Kirk’s 1969 essential essay: The University & Revolution: An Insane Conjunction. Next best thing to being there. Actually it’s better. Also A Perfect Moment: Listening to the Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto—the analysis and the piece itself. The violinist is also quite beautiful.
Also there, another blast from the past, Bradford’s A Fire Bell in the Night: The Southern Conservative View. It’s from 1973, but the erudition makes it sound like it’s from 1873. And Michael De Sapio explains The Moral Imagination of “Leave It to Beaver”, which also seems as distant as 1873. Finally, a primer on Hans Urs von Balthasar.
Over at Albion Awakening, John Fitzgerald takes note of the feast day of Saint Edward the Confessor.
Man of letters (and tech) Richard Carroll contemplates John Donne, “Holy Sonnets: Death, be not proud”. And he offers an analysis and review of Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus—the novel, not the movie(s).
And at City Journal, Yarbrough arranges a meeting between Trump and Tocqueville. Bob McManus espies the Cathedral in The Weinstein Silence: “Liberal entertainers laud themselves for ‘speaking truth to power’—so long as the targets are safe”. Sad story about “anti-gentrification activists” (unironic apparently): Destroying the Neighborhood to Save It. Heather Mac Donald eviscerates “implicit bias” studies here: Are We All Unconscious Racists? Dalrymple pours some well-deserved scorn on Hillary’s “Memoirs”.
This Week in the Outer Left
The left seems to have been in a bit of hibernation this week, but what was lacking in quantity was made up for in
quality mentioning neoreaction. Yes! That’s right, a leftist site deigned to take notice of us this week.
Corey Pein, writing for The Baffler, treats us to another breathless vision of neoreaction dangerously close to the levers of power with the Moldbug variations. As an aside, what is up with naming your article like it is a second-rate Robert Ludlum novel? In any case, reading this piece reminds me of the old joke about a Jew reading the Nazi party newspaper because it casts the Jews as being in charge of everything. If NRx were half as powerful as Pein paints it, the Western world would be many times better off. Just look at this:
The good news is that many millions of people remain determined that Yarvin and Thiel and Trump won’t succeed in remaking the world in accordance with their whims. But insofar as they’ve set out to permanently alter the direction of the political right, they have already won. The kids, as they say, are alt-right. Feudalism is the new conservatism. The ideological assumptions of the capitalist elite, the Christian right, and the living remnants of the old European aristocracy have reverted from postwar neoliberalism to the premodern ancien régime. Armed with all the influence, tastemaking prowess and cash that comes with a power base among an aggrieved and endlessly indulged Silicon Valley power elite, the high priests of digital innovation have built a bridge to the thirteenth century.
After the Restoration, Corey Pein will be well cared-for in a (restored!!!) Institution of Psychiatric Care. Incapable of meaningful communication, he’ll spend his days, between games of Bingo, sauntering up and down the halls muttering, “I tried to warn them… I tried to warn them…” Medicinal nicotine will provide occasional relief.
Also at The Baffler, known idiot Laurie Penny asks women to agree to a non-compete clause. If you decide to read this one, go through it slowly, and, after each paragraph, tell yourself “this is what feminists really believe”. I promise you will find the results illuminating… or at least hilarious.
So don’t compete with other women. Just don’t do it. If you must compete, compete with men first. It’s a risky strategy, because nobody likes a woman who competes directly with men rather than with other women for men’s approval—but it is also unexpected enough that you can get quite far before anyone catches on. Take the fight to the men instead. It’ll scare the shit out of them.
This is what feminists really believe. Cool story Laurie.
This Week… Elsewhere
Al Fin runs through some very depressing statistics here: Can Millennials Grow Up Before They Grow Old? Even as I don’t blame boomers, as much as I blame mal-incentives, neither do I blame millennials. Some, by heroic virtue, will persevere. And this Week in Dangerous Children: A Playful Foundation of Music, Movement, Pattern, and Language.
Zach Kraine is pretty good here: The fragmentation of a nation:
When you have millionaires and corporations promoting Karl Marx that should be a red flag. You have wealthy musicians and documentary filmmakers promoting revolutionary ideology. But they’ll keep the privileges of bourgeois life.
Victim-mongering is a great idea… until you run out of other people to blame.
Interesting thoughts from Giovanni Dannato: “Average Is Over” Is A Destructive Mindset. He gets a lot right. But unexplored is the question of just how much “average” has decayed.
Thrasymachus on Why the Left Shouldn’t Attack Confederate Monuments.
The historical policy of the US towards the South since the Civil War has been to leave it alone as much as possible, and this has avoided large scale social conflict. The smart thing to do would be to keep it this way, but for better or worse the people in charge have been getting dumber and more childish for some time now.
Over on his home blog, Nigel T. Carlsbad goes on a documentary deep dive into Communalists and constitutionalists. A must read for the Pol Theory specialists in our midst.
Nishiki Prestige makes another appearance this week with a combination story of a sociopath and guide on how to find a wife. If you’ve read your Jim, you’ll already know that the two are related.
You never get practice, so you won’t know how to speak to her. It’s not like in the animes. She isn’t coming over. People need to be coerced.
There Are Horny Singles Available In Your Area—but you are disinterested. They are too homely. They don’t listen to cloud rap or read Evola.
You are waiting for The One, but you’ll mess it up again.
From there, Nishiki goes into his time interacting with a sociopathic NEET and turns that sociopathy into an actionable plan for you, yes you, to get a wife. RTWT, several times, digest it, and most importantly, go do it.
Greg Cochran ponders Biopolitics—specifically what good might be done if people were permitted to believe their lying eyes.
That’s all we had time for this week. As always, many thanks to the TWiR Staff for their gracious help: Egon Maistre (whom I also got to meet IRL recently), David Grant, Hans der Fiedler, Eric Mayflower, and Aidan MacLear. If yer ever near NYC, just drop a note and we’ll get some artisanal drinks. Keep on reactin! Til next week: NBS… Over and out!!