Jack Bettridge archive

August 2008

A Cigar Encounter of a Third Kind

Posted: Aug 28, 2008 1:03pm ET

Most of my interaction involving cigars goes in one of two possible directions: I encounter people who either love and want to have a smoke or people who hate them and want me to put mine out. Recently, I was treated to a third possibility.

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I'm Mad, I Tell You, Mad

Posted: Aug 11, 2008 1:43pm ET

I'm stoked at the moment because half of my summertime-guilty-pleasure-television regimen has recently returned to broadcast: "Mad Men." "Mad Men" is the American Movie Classics series set in the early 1960s in a Madison Avenue advertising agency.

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A Tonic for What Ails You

Posted: Aug 5, 2008 5:21pm ET

Whenever I feel a touch of the malaria coming on or it just gets hot like it does this time of year, I always think of one thing—or two things actually: quinine tonic and gin (or vodka or rum, you get the picture).

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