Evolution Has Inevitably Produced Utilikilt™️ Man

By Craig Packard As the eons have passed, and whatever manner of slimy lizard-like creature that crawled out of the primordial sea and, through myriad small, seemingly imperceptible changes that we are predisposed to see as “progress,” eventually gave rise to Homo sapiens sapiens—that is, us—evolution has finally reached its pinnacle: Utilikilt™️ Man. Behold the... Continue Reading →

Did You Say ELECTRIC Harley?

By Craig Packard Here at ISJ we like motors.  And things that go fast.  And noise.  And women who smell nice.  But I digress. Harley-Davidson has announced they will be offering their Livewire Electric Motorcycle in 2019. This is the company famous for its brawny bikes and the notorious "loud pipes."  And while we love... Continue Reading →

How to Bourbon

By Scott Packard Let's talk about whiskey.  That's whiskey with an "e," because we're gonna work up to whisky, commonly referred to as "Scotch," pal.  You're not quite ready for that--Islay versus Speyside, blended versus single malt, peaty smoke versus smooth toasted cereal.  We'll get to that soon enough.  No, best to start with something... Continue Reading →

Jazz For F**king

By Craig Packard Jazz.  The original American art form.  Some would say the only truly American art form.  To which I would add the Western film, but that's a discussion for another time. For some of us, jazz is like math.  Inscrutable and dense and beyond our capabilities.  We know it matters, but we can't... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Celebrity Mustaches

by Craig Packard Face it, you're going to want to do it at some point.  And sure, people will try and discourage you, but people doubting you just drives you on.  Listening to naysayers is for lesser men.  Go ahead, rock the 'stache, if you wanna.  Don't let your mom, your girlfriend, your boss, basic... Continue Reading →

Damn Fine IPA

By Craig Packard Some would say the best beer in America is Pliny the Elder, from Russian River Brewing in California, and they might be right, but damned if Georgetown Brewing Company's Lucille doesn't give it a run for its money.  On a visit to their brewery in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, WA, I... Continue Reading →

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