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Master and Commander from The Folio Society

Monday, October 15th, 2012

A few weeks ago, I tweeted my interest in reading the Aubrey–Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian. After watching Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World a number of times and hearing from my friends about the books, I decided it was time to give it a shot.

The Folio Society (@foliosociety) saw my tweet and generously sent an illustrated copy of the first book in the series. It came in a wax sealed package with a letter from the publisher. This book is a high quality piece with a beautifully embossed cover, heavy weight text pages, and a matching slide box to keep it safe and clean. It will easily endure hundreds of readings and will probably outlast me.

Opening the package from Folio Society containing my copy of Master and Commander

Thanks to my wife, Ann Torockio (@annrockio) for taking photos.

You can buy your own copy of the book here.

Best Beer Commercial Ever?

Monday, February 7th, 2011

This spot aired on Superbowl Sunday in 1998. It set a standard that no other television commercial has lived up to before or since.