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MartiniPundit Adds an iPhone

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Well it’s been two years but this 24 year Apple owner has finally acquired an iPhone. I also make this post from it. Not surprisingly, it takes somewhat longer to type. As a result, I imagine this will be a very rare medium.

To cover some of this blog’s normal material, I will say that I have been overwhelmed by the chutzpah of this administration, and often at a loss for words. Would that it were not so.

Perhaps I can add a current Martini photo:

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May 7, 2009 at 1:46 am

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What She Said

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I had not planned to post on Michael Moore’s latest bit of propaganda, but I would like to call attention to Moxie’s spot-on wakeup call.

Except that I’ll have a Sapphire Martini.  Just one olive please.

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June 29, 2004 at 7:32 pm

From Dorothy Parker

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I like to have a Martini, 
two at the very most, 
after three I’m under the table, 
after four I’m under the host!

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June 26, 2004 at 12:03 pm

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The Perfect Martini

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It seems appropriate for me to post my own recipe for a perfect Martini given the name of this relatively new blog. To be sure, I did not invent this particular mixology, but I do stand by it. (A friend’s mother outside Philadelphia taught it to me a long time ago and that is all you need to know.)

Start with a shaker, a proper Martini glass, a premium gin (I prefer Bombay Sapphire or Beefeater), a dry Vermouth, olives – preferably without pimientos – and lots of ice. The gin must have been in the freezer for a long time beforehand and possibly the glasses as well. Put ice in the shaker and pour in Vermouth – the amount is not relevant but be generous. Cover, shake, and drain the Vermouth. By all means, keep the ice. Pour in an amount of gin suffficient for the desired number of drinks. Shake vigorously, and then strain into the Martini glass. Add one or more olives (I usually put in one to taste, but some people actually eat them from their drink). That’s it – enjoy a perfect, dry Martini!

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May 26, 2004 at 9:30 pm

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