Friday, November 16, 2012

Crimes and Punishments, Fast Computing and The Capital Punishment Cocktail

On this day in 1849, Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, whose works include The Brothers Karamazov, The Idiot and Crime and Punishment is sentenced to death for anti-government activities. Dostoevsky and two others arrested are subjected to a mock execution before their sentence is commuted by Tsar Nicholas I, and serve four years hard labor in Siberia.

“People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Historical Inebriant: Capital Punishment Cocktail


1/2 oz Jim Beam® bourbon whiskey
1/2 oz amaretto almond liqueur

While the recipe is for a shot, I might try a cocktail of equal proportions of the ingredients over ice, garnish with cherry.

On this day in 1971, – Intel releases the 4004, the world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor. The world of small, fast computing had arrived.

Without this invention, (and therefore without internet and personal computers) to read this blog, you'd have to come to my house and I would show you something that looked like this:

As always, have a great and safe weekend!

Stop by over the weekend for Drinking Soundtrack of the Week and put December 5th on your calendar for tuning in here.  Special day coming, big, huge.

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