Second Place in Derby #39: Motion, with 891 votes!
It has been too long since I have seen you. I wish I could tell you
where we were, but the censors will not allow it. All I can say is that
we are safe for now. I still have the ring you sent me, I keep it
inside my uniform for now. I want to buy a chain and will the next time
we get paid. Tomorrow we are making our assault on the pants. I know
you have heard from some people how we should be tolerant about how
they do not match the shirt but I want you to know that I think it is
unforgivable. And anyway when we tried to appeal to the fashion police
it did not work, and that made us look weak as a people. We had no
other choice I feel. I am not scared, rather I am glad for the chance
to serve what I believe in, so that future generations know not to wear
white after Labor Day, even if it is supposedly just stonewashed.
Seriously, that is not an excuse, and even if it was, stonewashing is
out so it is just as bad. I hope you pray for me.
Your Love Always,
This shirt was designed by:
sundbe10, who really would look more military style if he had dots
between the letters of his name. Like Simulated Up-positioned Non
Direct Battle Egress or something like that. It makes it look more
Wear this shirt: to the VFW,
when you visit, to tell those old soldiers how proud you are of what
they did for us. Don't armchair quarterback if you can't even point out
the Hall of Fame on a map.
Don't wear this shirt: if you're in the Navy. Someone you work with will probably notice and then you'll have to deal with the teasing for weeks.
This shirt tells the world: "Just like in real life, economic decisions determine where we send the shirt army next."
We call this color: Where Do Generals Keep Olive Their Armies? In Their Sleevies!
3X - M: 12" x 15.64"
S - WS: 9" x 11.73"
Pantone Color(s): - Black C - White - 156 C - 140 C
(3) Iron Horse 2005 Cabernet Franc Alexander Valley
Description: (click show to see it)
Look out, world. Cabernet Franc has had enough of being pushed
around. It's sick and tired of watching more muscular wines like
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot get all the attention. "You're just not
strong enough to carry a whole bottle on your own," everybody says.
"You might hurt yourself. Now be a good little grape and run along. The
big-boy grapes have work to do." But who do they come running to when
they need a little extra smoothness and spice in their blends? Huh?
today. Cab Franc won't play second grape this time. It's splashing into
the spotlight as the primary varietal in this blend, and it's gonna
show you it's got more to offer than a few lines in somebody else's
show. From hand-picking the grapes at the point of optimum maturity to
cold-soaking the grapes for a week, Iron Horse has taken special care
to give Cabernet Franc the spectacular stage it deserves. The result is
an uncommonly smooth, unusually rich red that'll take on any cuisine.
Braised lamb shank, prime rib, grilled mushrooms, charbroiled eggplant,
Old World cheddar - whatever you got, the richer, the better.
Don't worry. You won't hurt it. You can't
hurt it. Not when this Iron Horse 2005 Cabernet Franc flexes such
robust, supple aromas (blackberry, cigar box, dark figs, toasted oak)
and flavors (cherry, spice, sweet ripe fruit, berry jam). Of course
it's tough. It came up on the mean slopes of the T-Bar-T Ranch, a
rugged little bench some 800 feet off the Alexander Valley floor. Those
are the kinds of conditions that produce intense, luscious grapes. But
it's got a soft, smooth side, too. It's still a Cabernet Franc at heart.
you're still not comfortable with the idea of a Cabernet Franc in
charge. Maybe you think they're fine as a minor ingredient in a Cab
blend, but you wouldn't want your sister to marry one. Well, we suggest
you update your attitudes, pronto. Iron Horse didn't make much of this
2005 Cabernet Franc, and their contract with T-Bar-T has ended, so they
won't be making any more. Squirm and struggle and vacillate too long,
and the Iron Horse might just gallop right past you.
Iron Horse 2005 Cabernet Franc
78% Cabernet Franc, 16% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
days of cold soaking. Cooler than typical fermentation. Last of the
fermentation was completed in French oak barrels allowing the frequent
stirring of tannin softening protein rich yeast.