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johnny dollar's vault

retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.

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Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
johnny dollar's vault resides in the basement of stately dollar maisonTM, amongst the wine cellar, tiki bar, and finicky electrical panel. from time to time i will unearth various artifacts from either there or from the random crevices of my mind.

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NOTE: this blog will NOT deal with any recent pop culture (i.e. since about 1990) or topical issues, so if you're looking for discussion about britney baracko jacko flacco, look elsewhere, lol

Thursday, June 18, 2009

r.i.p. jonny dollar

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

OLD hammerjacks

ok so mebbe you don't think of the dollar man as a heavy metallll dude, but i was, yo. witness:

ennyways, i was having a heavy metal reverie, about how i visited hammerjack's in the late 90's on the site of what is now the M&T bank stadium - camden yards was already there.

no point, really. exceptin' that i ended up in this town. metal is dead, and so is my hair.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

value the friends who mail you pre-castro rum

omg so like one of my internets friends who i have actually met IRL (jargon) recently acquired a bottle of bacardi rum whose vintage is certifiably pre-castro (i.e. before 1958)

if you have facebook access (you probably need to be his friend to read this, but anyways):

not only the rum, but he provided a recipe for a la flordia recipe for the daiquiri favored by ernest hemingway, plus some CDs of cuban(esque) musics...

gotta say, that rum had a very particular taste. it was a tasty beverage! for comparison we made the cruzano from beachbum berry's grog log, which had similar ingredients minus the lime juice and swapping vintage bacardi rum for barbados rum.

regardless, check it. would not have made this drink if i had not gotten the vintage rum mailed to me. i guess i'm just braggin'. it was pretty cool.

Friday, April 10, 2009

the new mai kai website

i'm not gonna spend alot of time talking your ear off about this new website for the greatest restaurant in the world.

just visit the site... i especially like the video page... then go visit the place itself! you'll be glad you did.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

happy birthday grandpaw

perhaps this is of limited interest, but my grandpaw m woulda been 99 today. at least this is an opportunity to show this mackin' pic of him taken by a street photographer on the streets of st. louis.
so now you know where i get alot of my jaunty factor from. lulz.
grandpaw (he preferred "paw" to "pa") was an exemplary husband, father, grandfather, provider for his family, and all around renaissance guy. i think he didn't get past highschool since he had to WORK, but he was one of the most cultured and intelligent people i have ever met.
plus, he was a linotype operator. when i get tired of plinking the keyboard, i often reflect that at least my CPU does not have a molten container of lead attached to it.
so, if there is internets in teh heav0n, happy birthday grandpaW!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

joe movie 2

Friday, January 30, 2009

giving a bump to the blogger zombies blog

what started as a lame joke over some beers has... wait for it... taken on a life of its own.
it's funny! it's collaborative! it wants to eat your brains!