On the Dial
Brett: I saw The Lobster last night. It stars Colin Farrell and is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. It's set in a near dystopian future where single people are turned into animals if they don't find a partner in a certain amount of time. The concept is brilliant, but for me it dragged a little. The Lobster is darkly funny and disturbing. Think of a deadpan slightly futuristic, more disturbing Wes Anderson movie set in and around a hotel?
My go-to beer has been Rhinegeist Puma Pils. It's relatively easy to find in Columbus and proves to be extremely drinkable without being entirely tasteless. It's crisp and dry with a mild hop aroma. The can design is also on point.
I recently watched the AudioTree session for the band Yak from the UK. (See video below.) It's pretty fucking crazy. I want to hate the guy in the leather jacket, but damn he's so cool and he literally rips his guitar apart. The first few minutes are the best part.
Eric: We went camping last weekend at Mammoth Caves in Kentucky, which was a blast. The forest had some great hiking trails and the caves themselves were cool. You can only go into the caves on a guided tour, and the entrance is through a steel door in the middle of the forest, which reminded me of the TV show, Lost.
While in Kentucky, I picked up a pack of Rico Sauvin Double IPA from Against the Grain Brewery, which is based in Louisville. I dig their can design. I take a lot of inspiration from craft beer can design. (Which, while Brett digs those Rhinegeist cans, I think they look like fucking shaving cream.)
I read a new story by Joshua Mohr at CNET as part of their 'Technically Literate' series. It's called "Phil," and is about a "lauded novelist," a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop who ever since becoming sober has suffered with writer's block. He scribbles in a journal and avoids his sponsor. It's fiction with a great bite to it, and very, very funny. We're publishing Mohr's first book of non-fiction, his memoir, Sirens, which drops January 2017.