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  • How to Make the Perfect Gin Martini

    How to Make the Perfect Gin Martini

    August 14th, 2014 | Bartending | journalpulp | 10 Comments

    The Perfect Gin Martini: This is Part 8 in our Putting-the-Cock-Back-in-Cocktail series: Don’t forget to watch the Carpet-Licker and the Cosmo. And Getting Numb with Rum.

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  • Top Six Movies That Are Better Than The Book

    Top Six Movies That Are Better Than The Book

    July 26th, 2014 | Movies | journalpulp | No Comments

    I’ve long argued that the old cliche is simply untrue that the book is always better than the movie — and if, heaven help you, you’re anything like me, you love seeing how literature translates onto the cinema screen. Here, then, is my top-six list of movies that are better than the book: Number 6: […]

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  • Best First Sentence Winner

    Best First Sentence Winner

    July 10th, 2014 | Best First Sentence Contest | journalpulp | 1 Comment

    It was another difficult decision over which I heartached for one week. Here, in no particular order, were the finalists: She sat down exhausted. — Shannon Murray After a lifetime of incubation, she now carried the fatal disease. — Scott The Ark lay in shadow, its golden angels covered in thousands of years of dust. […]

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  • 4th of July and the Nature of Independence

    4th of July and the Nature of Independence

    July 3rd, 2014 | Fourth of July | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Independence is autonomy. It’s the freedom to govern yourself and to rely upon your own independent judgment. Independence is freedom. But what, finally, is freedom? Freedom, in its most fundamental form, really has only one meaning: it is the omission of force. Freedom is the absence of compulsion. It simply means that you are left […]

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