The cheapest rock movie ever made since Spinal Tap dwarfed Stonehenge. Made on the staggering budget of £50, which the lead artist won in a bet over whether or not an angry llama could be calmed with the use of soft rock.
** Warning some spoilers for Star Wars: The last Jedi ahead **
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (or more precisely my sofa) I sat as a child and watched the original Star Wars trilogy more times than I can remember. I absorbed the films and its expanded universe which at the time seemed unparalleled in its size and detail. I was a fan long before the 1997 re-release which introduced Star Wars to a new legion of fans, and paved the way for the much debated prequel trilogy, which certainly was a hit and miss affair, but also undeniably expanded on the lore and history of the saga.
Movember has now been and gone for another year and already many of you gentlemen have returned to sanctity of the shave.
To ease you back in, and also for your general information, I thought this the opportune time to give you a brief guide to this male pastime (no not that) shaving.
Since that boy of 15 looking in the mirror, face proudly covered in a mock Father Christmas beard of shaving foam and plastic disposable razor in hand, things have moved on. Or perhaps you could say they have moved backwards. Before I get to cryptic let me explain, there are many modern shaving implements out there for the discerning gentleman, from your multi-bladed razor to some sci-fi looking electric shavers. Having experimented with these I decided to devolve my shave.
Now we all know about Martini’s, or do we? The Martini started to become popular at the turn of the 20th century. Since its birth it has continued to evolve and spawn a variety bastard offspring, which I intend to discuss here.
Let us start with the true martini, which is a mixture of gin and vermouth. The ratio of each has changed greatly over the years. Noël Coward suggested that the ideal martini should be made by "filling a glass with gin then waving it in the general direction of Italy" and Winston Churchill was said to whisper the word 'vermouth' to a freshly poured glass of gin.
Here at the SilverFox we take our home bar very seriously. Some times it is essential to have a cold Martini, other times only a single malt will hit the spot. Then again there are times when you want to let your creativity fly. And if, like me, you have been caught short on occasion not having all the ingredients to re-create that amazing cocktail you had last night (these situations usually turn me to drink - which creates somewhat of a vicious circle) we thought we would compile a list of what you need to make most cocktails out there.