New York Central passenger trains at LaSalle Street Station, Chicago.
Photo by John W. Barriger III. October 1933 (?).
Note the Chicago Board of Trade Building dimly visible in the background.
This is the only testament to the existance of a once-sprawling empire. The Ghurid Dynasty ruled from Afghanistan to northern India in the 1100s and 1200s, and was wiped out by the Mongols in 1222. All that remained were legends and this minaret, apparently alone in an empty valley.
I recoil from the consumption of whisky which is advertised as being “light.” The presumption implicit in this approach is that somehow a “light” whisky is better than a “heavy” whisky, but to my perverse thinking it suggests a cheap, ineffective, flavorless and underproof product that all right-minded whisky drinkers should reject.
I want my whisky strong, boozy, potent, full-bodied and of irreproachable proof, the sort that used to be consumed by heavily mustached men in cast-iron derby hats with good solid watch chains across prosperous stomachs. Whisky for Americans ought to be the sort that eats holes in the carpet if you spill it.