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Art in the Age Creates. Inspires. Gets Posts on Obsessive Consumption.

09/08/2008

The other shirt was printed by Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction based out of Philadelphia. The shirt was a win/win for me seeing that I like super long shirts and I like wearing Walter Benjamin book titles on myself.

I chose the Art In the Age...shirt was my daily purchase drawing as well. I simply couldn't pass up drawing something that is related to Walter Benjamin. Perhaps my first and only WB drawing.

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Quaker City Mercantile's (formerly Quaker City Mercantile) Steven Grasse gives input on Philly.com

09/04/2008

Selling Sarah

OK, Sarah Palin's not a can of soup, but when it comes to potage and politics, it's all about branding.

Last night, the Republicans officially launched Brand Sarah as their vice presidential candidate.

Their nomination came after a few frantic days of news - about her pregnant daughter, her son with Down syndrome, her record as governor and her past as the former Miss Wasilla once known as "Sarah Barracuda" for her aggressive play on the high school basketball court.

Now it's time to take a deep breath and start marketing. Four local advertising and public relations executives share their strategies on how to maximize her assets and overcome her liabilities.

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GetLoFi Hypes The Unusual Times' Theremin Contest

09/03/2008

Theremin Giveaway on The Unusual Times

The Unusual Times is giving away a Moog Etherwave Theremin Package. All that's required is an email address to sign up and you have until Sept 10th to register. The website seems to be predominantly sponsored by Hendrick's Gin, so you may get a newsletter or a visit from the bearded kid. Get Lucky!

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Drink Hacker Sailor Jerry Rum Review

09/02/2008

Review: Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

There's a dearth of spiced rums on the market, and a severe shortage of ones that are any good. (We're fans of Kilo Kai, but it remains terribly hard to find at retail.)

Sailor Jerry is the personal recipe of Jerry Collins, a 1920s Hawaiian tattoo artist and apparently quite the rum connoisseur. Distilled in the U.S. Virgin Islands and bottled at a hot 92 proof, Sailor Jerry welcomes you with a ukulele-playing hula girl and a nose full of caramel. The "spice" component of Sailor Jerry is less than you'll find in other spiced rums, but its more than made up for with that sugary, caramel flavor that makes what sounds like an overly alcoholic wine surprisingly smooth.

I tried it against Kilo Kai and it was night and day: Kilo's citrus notes (and low proof) made it easy to sip straight, but Jerry's caramel made it a fuller (and darker colored) spirit and perhaps a little better with Coke. Both are knockout rums, but quite different. Any rum fan - especially the spiced rum fan - should seek out a bottle. At prices like this, it practically drinks itself!

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Lucky Mag Highlights Revamped Midtown Village!

09/01/2008

Lucky on the Loose: Midtown Village

Shedding its formerly seedy vibe, this up-and-coming cluster of new and relocated stores is one of Center City's best retail hubs.

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Sailor Jerry Favored on Chow Bella by Jorge Cacho

08/29/2008

CB: What do you like to drink?

JC: I'm a big rum guy. My favorite drink is a splash of Sailor Jerry...he's an old tattoo artist and I love the tattoo world. It's spiced rum, kind of like Captain Morgan. And Corona. I remember I was a little kid, like seven or eight years old, and my uncle was the GM of [the Corona] factory. So I could walk into the factory and grab five or six beers for my cousins.

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