Drink of the Week: The Prosecutor

The Prosecutor. Cocktail names are a bit like rock band names. You can pretty much pick a noun and there’s a good chance there’s already been a drink named after it. So, as I was pondering the news of the day and trying to find an appropriately topical cocktail, it suddenly occurred to me that there had to be a cocktail somewhere in the world called the Prosecutor. And sure enough, there was, and its name was even generated by the woman who brings this unabashed pinko a great deal of my news.

A delicious variation on The Last Word, the Prosecutor was named by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who played no small part in introducing me to the cocktailian world during the waning days of her “Air America” radio show. The drink itself was, as per the absurdly prolific Frederic Yarm, concocted by Boston bartender Josey Packard.

What’s in a name? I haven’t a clue, but the Prosecutor is really quite delicious. Refreshing, well-balanced, super boozy and sweeter than you might expect, it’s not a bad way to welcome the summer this Memorial Day weekend.

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12 Tips to Help You Choose an E-Liquid

One of the best things about switching to vaping from smoking is the huge amount of e-liquid flavors that you can choose from. It’s likely that your e-cigarette or vaporizer kit already came with a number of e-juices included, however, many new vapers like to get out there and see what else is available when it comes to different tastes and flavors. But with so many different flavors, flavor combinations and other factors to consider when it comes to selecting the perfect e-liquid for you, it can quickly become a rather tricky decision to make.

Many people don’t want to risk purchasing an e-liquid that they are unfamiliar with, as they don’t want to spend money on something that might not be used. However, when it comes to picking out your first e-liquid, chances are that you won’t have tried many of them before. So, we’ve put together some top tips to help you select an e-liquid that you’ll love vaping with.

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Movie Review: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Geoffrey Rush, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Stephen Graham
Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” fails to get the 14-year-old series back on track. While it is an improvement over the previous sequel, “On Stranger Tides,” directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg succumb to many of the same problems found in that film. For starters, the character of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is no longer the charming antihero he once was – straddling the line between good and evil – but rather a drunken pirate who wanders aimlessly through set pieces.

Unlike Gore Verbinski’s massive sequels, the action sequences aren’t enough to cut it here. They’re surprisingly infrequent over the course of Sparrow’s search for the legendary Trident of Poseidon. Although screenwriter Jeff Nathanson attempts to return the franchise to the simplicity of the first movie, it lacks the same energy, and that’s a problem that begins and ends with Jack Sparrow, a character who had something driving him in the 2003 original. He used to have a personal motivation and real conflicts, but now he just drinks a lot, keeps making the same old jokes and finds his way out of sticky situations just as you’d expect him to. He’s lost his unpredictability.

This time he’s on the run from Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), a performance and visual effect that’s never quite convincing. In his younger years, Jack Sparrow helped turn the pirate killer and his crew into ghosts, and now that Salazar has escaped the Devil’s Triangle where he was imprisoned, he goes hunting for the man who not only damned him but is the only one who can save him. Nobody knows where Sparrow is, including Will Turner’s son Henry (Brenton Thwaites) and an astronomer accused of witchcraft named Carina (Kaya Scodelario). Sadly, Henry and Carina aren’t particularly lively additions to the cast, as they pale in comparison to the colorful supporting characters this series once featured, such as Captain Barbosa (Geoffrey Rush). Sparrow’s old foe is still present and has a strong payoff here, but it’s not enough to bring much heart and soul to the movie.

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What’s new with the online bookmakers

In places like the UK, gone are the days of trekking to bookie shops to place a bet on your favorite teams. Today, you can simply navigate to any of the latest betting sites or use your favorite betting app to place a bet from the comfort and safety of home, office or even while commuting. (Will we ever get this in the US?) Still, with so many possibilities to choose from, where can you begin? Here’s a list of some online bookmakers that Brits can enjoy:

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Tips on Decking Out Your Bachelor Pad for Summer Celebrations

If this is the year that you’ve been asked to have your friends over to your condo for the upcoming summer holidays, don’t wait until the last minute scrambling for festive and hip home decor. The main goal is to impress your guests, and even your date, but not go overboard. Here are just a few ways that you can add some classy looks and homey touches to your place before the guests arrive.

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