the man in the above picture is a friend of mine for nearly thirty years and I just wanted to take time out to acknowledge the fact that he recently did me — and by association this blog — a solid that goes waaaay above and beyond the call of friendship duty. I will not mention his name nor tell you what he did because it would probably embarrass the living shit out of him for he is a modest soul, but let me tell you that he has my eternal gratitude.
Oh, and "Mystery Man?" Please let me know when you're in the NYC/CT area again. It's been far too many years and we need to catch up.
Also, to the Beer Police: this is the guy responsible for "Nuke." You also owe him thanks.