These Days, Every State is Kentucky
There’s a happy ending to the story that started with the utter lunacy of Prohibition. That ill-advised experiment was repealed in 1933, but the squeeze it put on local whiskey markets lasted for decades. Right up until this decade, pretty much, when enough states—everywhere from New York to Wisconsin to Oregon— eased up on the liquor laws enough to spark a new whiskey-making renaissance. Which is good for you (more choices) and good for stalwarts like Jack, Johnnie, and Jim (more of a reason to up their game). All told, there are at least twice as many whiskey distilleries in the United States today as there were just three years ago. The result: more tasty hooch than you’ll ever have time to swill— not just bourbons, but ryes and American single malts. Bars that don’t even bother with clear spirits. Restaurants with whiskey lists instead of wine pairings. All you need’s a tumbler, and we can recommend one of those, too. But first, here’s the…
The map shows where this 220mph train would possibly go if it ever gets the green light.
Whether a high-speed rail system ever gets built in the United States is still up in the air, but if it is, artist and activist Alfred Twu has figured out exactly where those speedy rail lines should go.
Twu started working on this map in 2009, when President Obama’s plan to build high-speed railwas unveiled. “There were many such maps being made by various designers,” says Twu, but since then he’s updated the map with labels and put it on Facebook, and it struck a chord. It’s gone viral.
“With the huge response it’s generated, I created a petition to the White House to fund such a system,” he told Mashable. After just a week, that White House petition already has 27,528 signatures.
The Ice Hotel features 10 standard rooms and 15 prestige suites, including five igloos. Each room contains a bed that sits on top of a base made entirely of ice. The temperature in each room is only 41 degrees Fahrenheit/5 degrees Celsius. Thermal sleeping bags are provided in each room. The hotel’s restaurant is the Pommery Ice Restaurant, which features ice tables and ice benches covered with fur.
Which one of you Moguls wants to take this trip with me?
I swear it seems like Dubai gets every damn thing. Now these cats will have a chance to sleep with the fish and wake up to tell people about it. Dubai has plans to open the ”Water Discus, a futuristic hotel with one component located about 10 meters beneath the sea. The bottom component will contain 21 rooms. The hotel will be built by a Poland-based company named Deep Ocean Technology (DOT).The Independentreports that DOT has partnered with Swiss firm BIG InvestConsult AG to build the hotel. Emirates 24/7reports that construction of the unusual hotel will begin this year in Gdynia, Poland.”
You would think that the TSA would have measures in place just for situations like this. Can you imagine the come-up some of these agents have every day they go to work?
In a sting operation conducted by Brian Ross of ABC News, iPads and cash were left behind in airport security checkpoints.
In nine of the ten airports visited, passengers were asked to return to pick up their belongings, which were clearly labeled with their name and contact information.
However, after an iPad went missing in Orlando, the news organization tracked it back to the home of TSA officer Andy Ramirez, where reporters confronted the man and asked him if he had it. He repeatedly said he did not have it.
The reporters then set off iCloud’s audible alert, which began ringing inside Ramirez’s house. Only after taking off his TSA uniform did he return and acknowledge that he did in fact have it, but he continued to insist that he did not take it, initially blaming his wife for obtaining it.
“I’m so embarrassed,” Ramirez told reporters. “My wife says she got the iPad and brought it home,” he said.
When told he was filmed handling the iPad at airport security, and that it was tracked back to his home afterward, Ramirez stopped talking.
The TSA said Ramirez is no longer working for the agency. It noted that it has fired 11 officers for theft this year, and a total of 381 dating back to 2003.
Okay UML fam…let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. We didn’t launch this blog solely to focus on pop culture, music, and the shiny things in life. After all, any true Mogul has figured out, or will, that in order to master this lifetime, it will require a balanced being, strong in Mind, Body, and Spirit.Here at UML, this is more than cliche. If you take a moment to reference our title bar, you’ll quickly notice that UML seeks to establish itself as a Lifestyle Brand. For those of you who may need a little more insight as to what that means, here are a few tips on the Fine Art of Living:UML Style
Have a routine to your life that makes time and space for the important things; big, or small.
Be driven, but be patient.
Explore new things, and revisit old things that hold true value.
Be gentle with yourself, stress will come from everywhere, do you really need to serve as an amplifier for it.
Know what you believe, and make up your own mind about it. Your opinion is as valid as anybody else’s.
Be open to LOVE, in all its forms, and from wherever and whomever it comes. It can only make you better.
Take nothing for granted and be the first to show true appreciation for all positive things that come your way.
Do everything you can about what you can do something about. Don’t worry about the rest.
Have positive impact on the people and things you encounter everyday. It will allow you to see the power you have to do good things.
Be in tune to your true self, and know what you do not know, so that you may continue to learn, and grow.
As you move throughout your day, take minute to make UML a part of it. This isn’t just a blog….it’s a lifestyle.