Now for Hipsters: Baijiu Makes Its Way to New York
Carlos Tejada reports: So says one New Yorker who now quaffs baijiu, the most Chinese of tipples. The stern-smelling stuff has made its way onto the cocktail menus of tony watering holes in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The challenge, says at least one bartender, is making its distinct taste complement the cocktail rather than taking it over. The WSJ’s Charles Passy writes:
And in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens, the JakeWalk, a craft cocktail bar, recently added Shaolin Land, a complex drink that combines baijiu with other exotic spirits, including an Italian myrtle berry liqueur, as part of a fall menu revamp….(read more)
Source: China Real Time Report – WSJ
SEATTLE — Seattle police say they aren’t pursuing charges against a shirtless man with a hammer who managed to get himself stuck in a basketball hoop.
Officer Drew Fowler said Monday the man was not booked into jail but sent to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.
Shirtless man removed from Cal Anderson basketball hoop. He may be arrested for property destruction, or at least goal-tending. #MayDaySea
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) May 2, 2015
The man climbed onto the hoop at Cal Anderson Park during May Day demonstrations Friday, though Fowler says it’s not clear if his actions were related to the protests.
Video showed him hanging upside down from the rim, sometimes by just one foot, as he waved the hammer around. It took several officers to get him down, helped by a firefighter who climbed a ladder to cut the net.
No Respect: Trash-Talkin’ Chinese Media Delivers Epic POTUS Smackdown in Wake of Historic U.S. Midterm Ass-WhoopingPosted: November 6, 2014
A mouthpiece of the Chinese Government has described President Obama as ‘insipid’ and claims U.S. voters are sick of his ‘banality’.
The state-run Global Times has published an editorial deriding the leader a few days ahead of his visit to the growing economic and military powerhouse.
It stated: ‘Obama always utters “Yes, we can,” which led to the high expectations people had for him. But he has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters.
The criticism comes in the wake of a crushing defeat in the Midterm elections worse even than the most pessimistic forecasts of the Democrats‘ strategists, with the Republicans now in control of both the upper and lower Houses of Congress. Read the rest of this entry »