Starting out this post, I originally wanted to use an image of the janitor from Good Times but then I found out that his name was Bookman, not Booker. So then I stumbled across some wrestler guy named Booker T. but the WWE website didn’t seem to like me taking their images. And no one knows what Booker T. and the MG’s looked like so that was no help. Ultimately, I just decided to turn to some of my homestate beverage, bourbon, and arguably the best of the lot, Booker’s True Barrel Bourbon. Originally just Booker Noe’s private stock that he gave to friends and family as presents, the bourbon is now the only uncut, unfiltered, straight-from-the-barrel sipping bourbon available today. Bottled at between 121 and 127 proof, it’ll burn your nose hairs just lifting a glass to your face. But my old man swears by the stuff.
Anyway, see how a quest to find a funny image for your post degenerates into booze?
So the real news is that the 2005 Booker Prize Longlist was announced with a bunch of big names. John Banville, Julian Barnes, JM Coetzee, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, and many more are featured. As another literary blogger said, “I’d hate to be a bookie taking bets on this one.” Check out the full list of authors here.
And if you need some help waking up this morning, check out the info on Booker’s, Basil Hayden’s, and some other good boutique bourbons here. Just remember… blog responsibly.