Monthly Archives: February 2014

Yo-Ho-Ho, and a Bottle of Rum

While rum’s precursors date back thousands of years, the industry took its first faltering steps in 1394, when Christopher Columbus dropped off some sugar cane cuttings from the Canary Islands to the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican … Continue reading

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Scandal in Tinseltown, Part 2

Hollywood was still trying to get over the Fatty Arbuckle scandal when, in February 1922, somebody with an incredibly bad sense of timing shot and killed William Desmond Taylor, Chief Director for Lasky’s Famous Players. Actor-turned director Taylor was found … Continue reading

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