Technicolor Malt Liquor and All-Night Fieldwork

In its original formulation, Sparks was one of the first alcoholic beverages to contain caffeine. Its other original active ingredients included taurine, ginseng, and guarana, the backbone ingredients of traditional energy drinks. It also contained 6% alcohol. Packaged in a can that looked like a AAA battery, its labeling boldly and loudly stated all of […]

Sleeping With Truckers and Building Mutant Bikes

I once spent a day with a 29 year old man who made about $600K a year running all things web-related for a major clothing designer.  He lived on the Upper West Side and ate out nearly every night.  He kept a 20 year old bottle of Oban on the bar for his end-of-day cocktail. […]