Ahhhh, the French Champagne…

Despite what our friend Mr. Welles slurred in the above outtake, there legally is no such thing (in most countries, anyway) as Californian Champagne. Only sparkling wines originating from the French region of Champagne, according to the 1891 Treaty of Madrid and subsequently verified by numerous agreements over the years under various designation of origin laws,…

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Govenlock, Saskatchewan (or: Why Rand McNally Needs to Update Its Maps More Often)

When I was eleven years old, we moved – all the way across the street (what can I say; we got a good deal on the house). One of the left-behind objects on the wall I inherited in my bedroom from the previous owner was a hard-laminate copy of Rand McNally’s ever-ubiquitous Cosmopolitan World Map…

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