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EDITOR'S NOTE Well, here we are again. Thanks to everyone who provided such positive feedback for bro magazine. In large part to our readers’ support, we were able to produce a second issue! If the response stays strong, we will proceed with publishing a Summer and Winter issue each year. So what’s on the minds of our fellow bro-thren right now? Hunting and football. Am I right? And as it is currently duck season around here, we’ve got duck recipes, duck stories and a little duck hunting history thrown in for good measure. And as for football, we tackle Super Bowl memories and the College Football Playoff story.
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Of course it wouldn’t be a bro magazine without beer, trucks, music and badass bro gear. It’s the holiday season after all! Treat yourself. Plus it’s almost a New Year, and you know we’re all about bettering ourselves, so check out the guide to choosing the right sparkling wine or champagne and the list of stylish getaways, and impress all the ladies with your newfound knowledge. Then take in what Duck Rabbit Brewery’s owner Paul Philippon is putting down about pairing beer with food, and you’ll practically be a connoisseur. (Don’t be scared to look that up, it’s a good thing).
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BEER+FOOD PAIRING DUCKS UNLIMITED FOOD SPORTS DUCK HUNTING HISTORY CARS MOVIES HEALTH SKI GEAR MUSIC HOLIDAY WISHLIST TRAVEL DRINK CALENDAR BRO MEETS GIRL
EDITOR Elizabeth Semple CONTRIBUTORS Mackenzie Tewksbury Fred Pollard Cash Haggerty Lewis C. Forest A. B. Swindell PHOTOGRAPHERS Juliette Cooke Mackenzie Tewksbury ADVERTISING MANAGER John Powell LAYOUT AND DESIGN Samuel Alvarado Lora Jernigan bro Magazine is a publication of The Daily Reflector and Adams Publishing Group Eastern North Carolina. Contents may not be reproduced without the consent of the publisher.
BEER + FOOD
BEER PAIRING HAS ROOM FOR EXPERIMENTATION By Mackenzie Tewksbury
f Paul Philippon has company over, you can probably find him cooking a simple ribeye over wood or charcoal, and he’ll pair it with a Duck-Rabbit porter. The traditional porter, or the seasonal Baltic Porter released every December, both contain dark, hoppy and roasty characteristics that will show off the ribeye. “It’s simple, there are no big flourishes there. But I think the flavors kind of shine and compliment each other,” Phillippon, brewmaster at The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, said. That is one of Philippon’s ideal pairings because it follows his triedand-true beer pairing formula: the flavors don’t overpower each other. “The flavors can stand up to each other,” he said.
But, much like the popular practice of wine pairing, he knows there is no one size fits all method when it comes to beer. You can match the flavors to compliment the food, or contrast them completely. As long as the strength of flavors matches. “Not everybody agrees and that’s part of the fun,” he said. “It’s still evolving and there is experimentation.” And while Philippon isn’t that picky when it comes to beer pairing, there are few things Philippon takes into consideration when he thinks about what beer to choose with a meal. “It’s about the strength of flavor, that’s part of it. And I think the sweetness of the beer — you want to think about how that’s going to go with the food,” he said. “You want to think about how spicy the food is; it’s not just about intensity of the flavor but what kind of intensity of the flavor. And then some of it, honestly, is just what you like.”
THE SEASONAL BALTIC PORTER, RELEASED EVERY DECEMBER, CONTAINS DARK, HOPPY AND ROASTY CHARACTERISTICS THAT PAIR WELL WITH RIBEYE.
Duck-Rabbit, otherwise known as the dark beer specialist, prides itself on carving out a niche in eastern North Carolina for dark, craft beer. With an inventory full of milk stouts, porters, brown ales and amber lagers, they are making their own mark on dark, English style beers. Their most popular beer, the milk stout, is a full-bodied beer brewed with lactose to give it sweetness, but also grains to give it some roasty flavor to back it up. Typically, due to the sweetness of the beer, it can easily be served with popular dessert dishes. But, Philippon sometimes likes to think outside the box and pairs it with more savory meals. “It does well cutting through fat,” he said. “Like bacon.” “Or, you can do the milk stout with an appetizer that’s got some sweetness.” He also said it’s easy to pair grilled fish with a lighter, more delicate beer like a pilsner or a lager, or a salad with assorted fruits with an amber lager. Philippon recognized that different people will pair beer with different foods than he would, but there is one thing about serving beer that is unforgiving. “There is no room in this world for a frosty glass.”
A FULL-BODIED BEER BREWED WITH LACTOSE TO GIVE IT SWEETNESS, THE MILK STOUT CAN CUT THROUGH FAT TO BE PAIRED WITH MORE SAVORY MEALS. THE SWEET YET ROASTED FLAVORS PAIR PARTICULARLY WELL WITH BACON.
IT’S EASY TO PAIR GRILLED FISH WITH A LIGHTER, MORE DELICATE BEER LIKE
A MÄRZEN LAGER.
The Minges Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is one of three chapters in Pitt County and one of the oldest DU chapters in the state. “There are not many counties in the state that have three chapters” states John Odell, one of the Minges Chapter’s co-chairs,“especially in a county our size.” Odell adds,“there has been some competition among the chapters in the past, but we’ve
really started working well together and supporting each other in the last three to four years.”
According to Odell, the main focus of their chapter has been on growing their youth memberships. In fact, the chapter recently
received an award for the most Greenwing
memberships in the state. The Greenwing
$220 million revenue How it’s spent:
83% Waterfowl & Wetlands Conservation & Education
program is open to anyone under the age of eighteen. “This is really just the first step in getting the kids interested at all in what we’re all about” says Odell. Ducks Unlimited membership dollars go toward waterfowl and wetlands photo c ourtesy of John Odell
conservation and education.
Fundraising & Development
3% Administration & Human Resources
Anyone interested in membership opportunities, or attending the annual banquet should contact Brandon Locklear at blocklear@ suddenlink.net or John Odell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Your Calendars!
Annual Banquet March, 2019
To date, NC has raised over 19 million for Ducks Unlimited with
over 27.6 million invested in NC.
Ray Minges Chapter Greenville NC
NC has preserved 392 acres at
Co-Chairs Brandon Locklear John Odell
2017 year end. Source: 2017 State of the State, ncducks.org
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Grill the duck breasts over
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medium-hot coals until bacon is crisp and the center of the breasts are just pink, about 8 minutes on each side. Serve directly from grill.
Bacon IS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR
MEAT CANDY According to nationaldaycalendar.com,
Bacon Day is observed annually on December 30th. That’s right, meat candy. You know what I’m talking about. Bacon, pork belly — more like get in my belly. Bacon makes everything taste better. EVERYTHING. So it’s no wonder that it has its own day. Grab a friend, go out and order a plate of bacon with a side of bacon and maybe some maple bacon for dessert, and celebrate this prized meat as only someone from eastern North Carolina can — cause we’re all about the hog. Don’t forget to use #BaconDay when posting on social media.
did you know? Yes, we are crazy about our bacon in America, but did you even know some of these items existed?*
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SPORTS We asked our readers
The Super Bowl. It captures the single largest TV audience every year. What’s the big deal? It’s the rivalries, the
athletes and all the games that have come before that
Most Memorable Super Bowl Game?
are the stories of legends. That’s what keeps us coming back year after year, the hopes that we might see the next magical game. So what is your most memorable Super Bowl and why? We asked a few of our local bros (and one chick) and here’s what they had to say:
When Joe Namath and the Miami Dolphins beat the Baltimore Colts. January 12, 1969 - I was 12 years old. I just remember all the hype, all the iconic images of Joe Namath all over the place. He was some flashy playboy-type predicting he was going to defeat Johnny Unitas, a football legend - it was unheard of! It is still regarded as one of the greatest upsets of all time.
The first one - Super Bowl I. I was 7 or 8 years old, and I was able to watch it with my father and my grandfather. I remember sitting there in front of the black and white television (with only 2 channels). Back then it was the NFL and the AFL and my dad hated the AFL. So we were cheering for the Green Bay Packers even though the Kansas City Chiefs were just a few miles away. I have seen the kickoff and the start of every single Super Bowl game. Makes me realize just how old I am.
I’d have to say 1972. I was 7 years old and had just decided The Washington Redskins were going to be “my team”. One of the things that made the game so memorable was that they were going up against the undefeated Miami Dolphins. That, and the fact that I made my first bet, I think it was five dollars! Miami’s kicker botched a field goal and tried to throw a pass, The Redskins intercepted and ran it back for a touchdown. My team won, and I won my first bet. It was pretty awesome.
Just last year - when the Patriots came back to beat Atlanta in over overtime. It was a wild ride. I mean it was 28 - 3 halfway through the third quarter and Tom Brady doing what Tom Brady does, scored 25 points to tie the game and send it into overtime. Definitely one of the most exciting games to watch, a lot of records broken that day.
Super Bowl LII when the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots! Not only was it an exciting back and forth game, I traveled to Philadelphia to watch the game with all the other diehard Eagles fans! What a memory!
What remarkable quarterback holds the record for most career touchdowns during their college career?
BONUS QUESTIONS: What school did he play for? How many TDs?
What NFL team still holds the record for the only undefeated team to win the Super Bowl? Team and year.
For bros, this time of year, it’s all about the football. Let’s test your pigskin knowledge. Think you know football? We’ll see about that.
Who is the winningest coach in college football history? BONUS QUESTION: How many wins?
What player leads the NFL with the most rushing yards in history?
BONUS QUESTION: How many yards? Who is number two and how many?
BONUS QUESTION: Who was their coach?
Who has the most passing yards in college football history?
Who did the NFL Network name the best quarterback/receiver duo of all time?
BONUS QUESTIONS: How many yards? Who is in
What NFL Championship Game is on record as the coldest game ever and is referred to as the Ice Bowl? Name the year and the teams that played. BONUS QUESTIONS: Who won? What was the score? Where was it played? What was the temperature?
Who is credited with having developed the now well-known “West Coast Offense”? BONUS QUESTIONS: : What year? With what team? Under what head coach?
What legendary coach is credited with developing the famous 46 Defense Formation?
BONUS QUESTIONS: Where did the name “46” come from?
Name all members of the early 1960’s infamous “Fearsome Foursome.” BONUS QUESTIONS: What team?
What NFL quarterback just recently surpassed Peyton Manning’s 71,940 career passing yards record?
BONUS QUESTIONS: How many yards was the careerbreaking TD? Who was the receiver?
Who is the only athlete to play in both a MLB World Series and a Super Bowl?
Who holds the record for most sacks in NFL history?
BONUS QUESTION: What teams?
Who was the first athlete to make all-star teams in two major North American sports?
BONUS QUESTIONS: How many? Name number two and sack total.
BONUS QUESTIONS: What sports? What teams?
Who is credited with causing quarterback great Joe Theisman’s career ending leg injury?
FIND THE ANSWERS ON PAGE 37
BONUS QUESTIONS: What year? What teams did each player play for at the time?
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL There’s just something about college football. We love all football, but the Saturday afternoon showdowns are special. There are the intense rivalries, the traditions, the superstitions, and the tailgates. It’s in our blood, it’s bragging rights, it’s a preview into our future Sunday and Monday nights. But a lot has changed over the last four years since the change from BCS to CFP. So what’s different? How does it work? Check out our side-by-side guide below for everything you need to know.
GOVERNANCE The BCS was managed by the commissioners of the 10 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences and the director of athletics at the University of Notre Dame. The conferences were American Athletic, Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, Pac-12, Southeastern and Sun Belt.
GOVERNANCE CFP Administration, LLC, manages the administrative operations of the College Football Playoff. Members of the company are the 10 FBS conferences and the University of Notre Dame. SELECTION PROCESS Each fall, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee meets in person to produce interim rankings before Selection Day. During each meeting, the selection committee ranks 25 teams. The selection committee ranks the teams based on the members’ evaluation of the teams’ performance on the field, using conference championships won, strength of schedule, head-tohead results, and comparison of results against common opponents to decide among teams that are comparable.
SELECTION PROCESS Automatic Qualification BCS STANDINGS The Harris Interactive College Football Poll, USA Today Coaches Poll and computer rankings each constituted one-third of the BCS Standings.
FOUR TEAMS — TWO GAMES The kickoff of the new year belongs to college football, with two semifinal games rotating annually among the Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, Peach Bowl, Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl.
TEN TEAMS — FIVE GAMES Fiesta Bowl Orange Bowl Rose Bowl Sugar Bowl
ONE CHAMPIONSHIP The two teams winning the playoff semifinals compete for the College Football Playoff National Championship. That game is in a different city each year, always on a Monday night.The site of the College Football Playoff National Championship is determined through a bid system.
BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP played at one of the bowl locations Source: bcsfootball.org
2018-2019 PLAYOFF SEMIFINALS DEC 29
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Now the big debate: 4 Teams or 8 Teams? Which side are you on? The agreement for the four-team playoff extends through the year 2026. We asked a couple of bros (and one chick) and this is what they said: I’d be for an expansion. I mean, there’s always going to be some unfairness, but the more teams you include and let the competition playout, versus having someone choose, the better. The only concern is how additional games add to the players’ schedule and is it fair to ask college kids to basically play as many games as the pros. ” –JASON
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I would definitely be up for 8 teams. Just looking at the numbers, it looks like the same folks coming to the table every year. Not a lot of variety, that’s boring. They need to open it up to give more teams the chance to compete and mix it up a little. ” –ELIZABETH
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Yeah, I think it should be 8 teams. There are too many good teams out there that don’t get a shot. If you’re going to have a playoff, have a playoff. Shorten the season by a game or two and have a playoff. ” –BOBBY
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THE HUNTING GUIDES OF
MATTAMUSKEET A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
By A. B. Swindell and Lewis C. Forrest
BY NOVEMBER OF EACH YEAR, thousands of wild swans, geese, and ducks arrive in Hyde County to spend the winter on Lake Mattamuskeet, North Carolina’s largest natural lake. Located in the middle of the Atlantic Flyway, Mattamuskeet is the winter home of one of the largest and most diverse populations of migratory waterfowl in the United States. From the late 1800s, hunting guides on Lake Mattamuskeet used live wild geese as decoys to lure the birds flying over within range of the hunters’ guns. The guides attached a cord to each live decoy’s leg––without injuring the bird––to anchor it near the blind. Guides also used artificial decoys, but they preferred live decoys because the tethered birds would “call in” the prey.
The federal government banned the use of live decoys across the nation in 1935. The craft of carving artificial decoys expanded, producing renowned Hyde County carvers like Percy Carawan, who also guided hunters on the lake for at least fifteen years. Live or artificial decoys positioned in front of a blind signaled the birds flying over that it was a good place to feed, so they would swoop in to join the decoy birds, only to meet a barrage of shotgun pellets. Lake Mattamuskeet was privately owned from 1911 through 1934. The owners were land developers who drained the lake three times––in 1916, 1920, and 1926––to reclaim its rich bed for agricultural and residential use.
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In addition to farming the lakebed, the owners operated the lake property as a private hunting preserve. Hunters came from as far away as Canada and Louisiana to shoot wild geese and ducks in the bed of the lake. During the fall of 1929, the guides working for the private owners of the lake reported that their hunting parties killed 1,867 Canada Geese and 615 ducks within the bed of Lake Mattamuskeet. At the end of 1934, the U.S. government bought the lake property and declared the lands and waters of Lake Mattamuskeet to be a waterfowl refuge. In January of 1935, the federal government began setting up the refuge, and the chief game warden in Hyde County predicted that even more hunting permits would be issued that fall than when the lake was privately owned.
HUNTERS CAME FROM AS FAR AWAY AS CANADA AND LOUISIANA TO SHOOT WILD GEESE AND DUCKS IN THE BED OF THE LAKE.
Mattamuskeet Refuge required waterfowl hunters to hunt from blinds with a guide approved by the game warden. The guides built their own blinds, spaced no less than 500 yards apart. There were 18 to 24 goose blinds on the refuge, depending on the year. Hunters paid a daily fee for the guide, and at the end of the day, each hunter usually tipped his guide handsomely. Hunters stayed on the refuge in Mattamuskeet Lodge, or nearby in motels, hotels, and private homes. Those who stayed with Hyde County families usually paid about $5 per day for their lodging and food. Former State Senator A. B. Swindell guided on the lake for three seasons from 1967 through 1969. He recalls that when he was just a youngster, North Carolina Governor Kerr Scott came to Hyde County to hunt at the lake and stayed at the home of his parents, State Representative and Mrs. Russell A. Swindell.
The host families always enjoyed listening to their guests from places such as New York, Massachusetts, and Maine tell of life where they lived that seemed so far away from rural Hyde County. Since many of the same hunters returned year after year, the children of the host families often grew up thinking those interesting “northerners” were their kinfolk. In most cases, there was no biological connection between the children and anyone in the hunting party. However, they shared a special kinship in loving Hyde County, Lake Mattamuskeet, and the pursuit of wild Canada Goose and ducks. Most of the guides for the refuge met their hunters on the mornings of their hunts at O’Neal’s Store at the intersection of US Highway 264 and Outfall Canal Road or at Mattamuskeet Lodge. Some seasons there were other check-in points around the lake. The hunters drew their blind by lottery, and
the selection method changed from time to time. After the hunters checked in and drew his blind, their guide assigned to that blind would take the hunters to the lake. Not every hunter was a good shot but most took their limit home, even if their guide helped them reach their quota. The limits for each hunter changed each year. From 1935 to 1972, industry leaders, politicians, financial tycoons, and ordinary working class citizens traveled to Mattamuskeet in hopes of bagging a wild Canada Goose. Mattamuskeet Lodge became famous as one of the best hunting lodges in the Atlantic Flyway, and sportswriters described Mattamuskeet as the “Canada Goose hunting capital of the world.” The old timers say that in those days, when the flock lifted off the lake, the sky turned black with geese, and it sounded like thunder. In the 1960s, the migrating patterns of Canada Geese in the Atlantic Flyway changed, leading to a significant decline in the winter migration at Mattamuskeet. In hopes of rebuilding the Canada Goose population at Mattamuskeet, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service outlawed shooting wild geese
on the refuge in 1972. It is still unlawful to shoot wild Canada Geese on Mattamuskeet Refuge, but the species has never returned in the numbers previously seen. Some of the Hyde County guides whose names are part of the history of Lake Mattamuskeet are John Harold Swindell Jr., Percy Carawan, Cleron Carawan, Donald Carawan, Edward “Bunk” Carawan, Bennett Emory, Arlan Swindell, and Roger Swindell. Over the years, more than 100 men in Hyde County supplemented their income and the local economy by guiding hunters. Not all of these men guided on the lake; some guided hunts in nearby fields. When the former guides get together, they share the experiences they had with various hunters. The stories often pertain to inexperienced hunters, who could not bring down a bird no matter how many times they fired their gun, or who brought a dog along that had no idea why he or she was there. Getting to the blinds often required the use of a small boat provided by the guide. There are stories of hunters falling overboard in the frigid water, or falling down in the water in front of the blind while trying to retrieve a downed bird.
The old timers say that
IN THOSE DAYS, WHEN THE FLOCK LIFTED OFF THE LAKE, THE SKY TURNED BLACK WITH GEESE,
AND IT SOUNDED LIKE THUNDER. 18
The hunting guides at Lake Mattamuskeet are part of the rich history of Hyde County and eastern North Carolina. Today, Mattamuskeet Refuge is open to hunting of Tundra Swans, resident Canada Geese, Snow Geese, ducks, coots, and white-tailed deer, in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission administers the hunts through their Permit Hunting Opportunities Program, in cooperation with the staff of Mattamuskeet Refuge. These hunts do not require the services of a guide.
Former State Senator A. B. Swindell recently moderated a free program called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lunch with the Guidesâ&#x20AC;? at the Swan Days Festival at Mattamuskeet School on December 8, 2018, where surviving guides told their stories. Dr. Lewis Forrest is the executive director of the Mattamuskeet Foundation and author of the book, Lake Mattamuskeet, New Holland, and Hyde County. He can be reached at 252-341-7882 or by email at mail@ mattamuskeet.org
BY ELIZABETH SEMPLE
TOMMY GOODWIN/ T. D. GOODWIN CONSTRUCTION LLC
Tommy Goodwin was 3 years old when he
“I used to have to stop five times when driving
remembers his dad giving him his first rifle. “I’ve
to Iowa with my other truck to fill up with gas”
still got it, too” Goodwin says “it was a .22”. Not
states Goodwin, “this last trip, I filled up once
to reveal his age, but let’s say he’s been a hunting
before leaving and only had to stop two times
enthusiast for quite a while. When asked what
on the road - they’ve got 450 miles in that tank.”
he likes to hunt, whitetail deer was quick to roll off the tongue, but just as quickly followed up
And since this is a Duck issue, I had to
by coyote, pheasant, duck, bear, “Oh yeah, I’ll
ask about duck hunting - what makes that
hunt anything” Goodwin says with a wide grin.
different? “For me it’s the camaraderie” says
Goodwin hasn’t always had a Ford, his previous
Goodwin “you’re hunting with three or four
truck was a Chevrolet. I asked what made this the
buddies, it’s a quick in-and-out, and you
ultimate hunting vehicle for him and his answers
get to enjoy the rest of the day with friends
were: the way it pulls, its stance, it’s in a league
before heading back out in the early-morning
of its own. “I’ve never been absolutely satisfied
cold. It’s not isolated like deer hunting
until I got this truck” says Goodwin. That being
” Goodwin states. About those freezing
said, he has added a lot to customize it to suit his
temperatures: “A lot of trucks won’t even
particular needs for all the hunting and travel he
start in those conditions” says Goodwin. The
does. Most importantly, Goodwin added the top-
Ford F250 hasn’t let him down yet and he’s
of-the-line Leer camper shell with a built-in Leer
already traveled thousands of miles in just a
Locker that stows neatly into the ceiling of the
short time. Goodwin says he will be traveling
shell, adding a great deal of secure, dry storage.
thousands more very soon back to Iowa, Illinois, Texas and
As fun as it has been to enhance, Tommy admits
beyond in the comfort
the F250 King Ranch comes with everything you
and performance of his
could ever need. Seat massagers are a feature that
favorite hunting partner.
is a blessing and a curse for a man who travels 1822 hours straight to follow his hunting passion. “I need something keeping me awake after driving that long” laughs Goodwin. Among his favorite features of the truck are the 360 degree cameras
I’ve never been
that allow you to see in front and behind as well as
an aerial view, which is particularly helpful when navigating a beast like his. Other praised features are the rear collision alert, “that’s saved me at least
they can sell that enough” he says.“That saves
until I got this truck.
you from having to pump the brakes, reset the
— TOMMY GOODWIN
3 times I know” says Goodwin, and the adaptive cruise “they do not sell that enough, I don’t think
cruise everytime”. And again, that’s a true bonus when driving 1200 miles west to chase monster whitetail deer. Another bonus? The gas tank.
OTHER FAVORITE FEATURES — MASSIVE TOW RATING — LOADS OF HIGH-TECH FEATURES — LOTS OF DRIVER ASSIST FEATURES — 360 DEGREE CAMERA — ADAPTIVE CRUISE
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LEAVE THE GUN, TAKE THE CANNOLI THIS IS YOUR WIFE, HUH? HEY BABY,
YOU MUST’VE BEEN SOMETHING BEFORE ELECTRICITY
WHAT WE’VE GOT HERE IS A FAILURE TO
IF I WOKE UP TOMORROW WITH MY HEAD SEWN
TO THE CARPET, I WOULDN’T BE MORE SURPRISED FAT, DRUNK AND STUPID IS NO WAY TO GO
THROUGH LIFE, SON
IF YOU BUILD IT, HE WILL COME
CHICKS DIG ME, BECAUSE I RARELY WEAR
I LOVE THE SMELL OF NAPALM IN THE
THESE GO TO ELEVEN
YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA, YOU KILLED MY
I GOTTA GET OUTTA HERE PRONTO. I GOT
A STAGE FIVE CLINGER
WHAT WE’RE DEALING WITH HERE IS A
COMPLETE LACK OF RESPECT FOR THE LAW!
7 THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THESE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS, MAN. I GET OLDER, THEY STAY THE SAME AGE
8 9 10 11
I AM WARNING YOU, IF YOU TOUCH MY DRUMS, I
WILL STAB YOU IN THE NECK WITH A KNIFE
SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND YOU’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT YOU’RE KILLIN’ ME SMALLS! THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!
FATHER, PREPARE TO DIE!
FRANKLY MY DEAR, I DON’T GIVE A DAMN
BRING ME FOUR FRIED CHICKENS AND A COKE
I’M YOUR HUCKLEBERRY
I’LL HAVE WHAT SHE’S HAVING
ROSE GOES IN THE FRONT BIG GUY
DO OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY
bros love movies. And movie quotes. So, in anticipation of the 2019 Oscars taking place on February 24th, we’ve put together a little taste of our favorite movie quotes. See if you can match them with the right movie. Think you’ve got what it takes? Yeah, I’m talkin’ to you!
C Empire The
Few DA Good Men
The A Sandlot
E Caddyshack I
F Bull Durham
G Tombstone K Christmas Vacation
O Godfather The
N Stripes M Apocalypse Now
S Wedding Crashers
League HA of Their Own Hand L Cool Luke
Blues P The Brothers
T Princess Bride
R Step Brothers Smokey
and W Dazed Confused
the Q and Bandit
With X Gone the Wind
Field of Dreams
Harry Y When Met Sally
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Eye protection is essential for anyone using a firearm. All firearms
caused by light reflecting off water and other flat surfaces, so outdoor
have a certain amount of recoil. This coupled with outdoor factors
vision is enhanced.
such as wind, sun and dust also can lead to eye and vision problems.
These factors are extremely important when duck hunting or fowl
Additionally, due to the proximity to the face, you should take every
hunting of any kind as it brings into consideration the complexities of
precaution to shield your eyes from the potential harm of mechanical
the sport. Glare from the water, a target that goes from a neutral back-
failures and old ammunition. Eye protection can be broken down into
ground at ground level to the blue horizon of the sky, and the chang-
two primary considerations; the frame and the lens.
ing intensity of the light on the eye muscles can be quite distracting. As you can see, there are many factors to consider and options to
Starting with the frame, contoured, non-prescription sports goggles
review. Be safe and best of luck this Duck Hunting season.
are acceptable if you don't require vision correction or if you wear contact lenses. These goggles have a slight wrap around the face and keep out wind and dust. If you need prescription lenses in order to see clearly, then you want to use the best shooting eyewear available. Eyewear designed for shooters has a few more features to make you more comfortable while using a firearm. First, the frame styles generally have a "sweat bar" that runs the width of the frame above the lenses to add stability to the frame for a secure fit. Second, the frames are made in a rounded shape, to avoid sharp corners that could jab your face. And third, some have special padding on the frame around the eyes. The padding cushions the frame against your face in case the gun recoils too far. This also helps to keep out wind and dust. In addition to the features mentioned above, the temples of shooting glasses often are designed with spring hinges that allow the frame to flex without breaking when recoil occurs. Temples also wrap around the ear in the "cable" style to help keep the frame in place, and the tips of the temples may feature rounded ends to enhance comfort.
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Now that we have covered the frames, let’s talk about lenses. Polycarbonate lenses with a scratch-resistant hard coat and built-in ultraviolet protection have been the lenses of choice for shooting glasses for many years. This lens material is highly impact-resistant to provide you with maximum "blow-back" and "bounce-back" protection. Prescription lenses can be made to order in whatever color you deem most appropriate. The lens tints also can be a factor in the performance of shooting glasses. Many shooters are comfortable in lenses that are yellow or
orange. However, there are several lens color options that can be
TOP GEAR FOR THIS SKI SEASON
Before you even think about gear, you must layer, layer layer. That’s the key to staying warm on any ski trip. The best base layers are Merino wool socks, pants and tops. Then you need a mid-layer such as a fleece, synthetic or down jacket and then add the perfect top layer or shell. Once you get that right, then it’s time to talk about gear, and according to Mike Fulp at Gordon’s Golf and Ski, these are some of the hottest items around:
Smith I/O Mag
• Magnetic lense
• Worn by more pros than any
• AirEvac ventilation
• 5x anti-fog technology
• Fits well with all goggles • No gaps
GLOVES Hestra Army Leather Heli Ski Alpine Pro
SKIS Icelantic Nomad 95 Wanderer
• Best Gloves on the Market
• Only skis made in the USA in Denver, Colorado
SNOWBOARDS Never Summer Peacemaker • Made in Denver Colorado • Ripsaw Rocker Camber
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BOOTS Salomon XPro 120 • Customizable heat molded shells and liners • Extremely comfortable
bro album collection
What's Going On
Kind of Blue
Born to Run
Al Green I'm Still in Love With You
U2 The Joshua Tree
Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers bro
In case you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t noticed, vinyl is making a serious comeback. You threw all of your albums away decades ago? Not a problem. Go to local record shops and used bookstores, get online and rebuild your collection with these must-haves. Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon
Are You Experienced
The White Album
Bob Dylan Highway 61
A Love Supreme
In the Wee Small Hours
Songs In the Key of Life
Bonnie Raitt Streetlights
Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd
The Genius of Ray Charles
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Willie Nelson Red Headed Stranger
Guns N Roses Appetite for Destruction
David Bowie Ziggy Stardust
Tis the season! And every bro is dreaming about what will be hanging in his stocking this year. No more boring socks and underwear, check out these ultimate wish list items every bro is going to want this holiday.
STANLEY CLASSIC FLASK Because it’s a classic, and you’re a classic.
LOGITECH HARMONY ELITE One control to rule them all.
SMART COFFEE TABLE • Two USB ports • LED lighting underneath • Refrigerated drawer • Built-in bluetooth speaker and more?
Take my money.
PRO-JECT DEBUT CARBON TURNTABLE Music just sounds better on one of these.
STEAKCHAMP THE ULTIMATE STEAK THERMOMETER No real bro eats steak well done, so make sure your rare is the rarest with this cool gadget.
NEST LEARNING THERMOSTAT It’s smart, sleek and it saves you money. What more could you want?
SOUS-VIDE PRECISION COOKER Everybody knows a man that knows his way around a kitchen is what’s truly sexy.
Step your game up with this bad boy.
MONOGRAMMED STEAK BRAND Because nothing is more manly than branding your own beef.
ZOMBIE SURVIVAL TOOL If you watch TV at all, you know everyone needs one of these.
CUSTOM BOBBLE HEAD Worth every penny.
BBQ GRILL LIGHT AND FAN
Grill like a boss and stay cool while doing it.
GREENVILLE COUNTRY CLUB • Best Golf Course • A round of golf, anyone?
THE PAINTED PEACOCK • Best Place to Take the Kids • Fun night out for the kids!
U.B.E. • Best Place for Pirate Gear • Because you can never have enough purple and gold.
DICKINSON AVENUE PUBLIC HOUSE • Best Overall Restaurant & Best Menu • Give the gift of great food and great times.
SALON CIRCA • Best Hair Salon • A day at the salon. Yes please.
STEPHANIE TEW MASSAGE, FACIALS & WAX • Best Massage Therapist • Massages. Are. The. Best. Gifts.
PINK’S NAIL SALON • Best Mani-Pedi • When she loves to get her nails did.
LET’S FACE IT.
BEAUTY BAR MEDI SPA
bros have a reputation of waiting
• Best Facial • The ultimate pampering with a real-deal facial.
until the last minute to do their holiday shopping.
BAILEY’S FINE JEWELRY • Best Gift Shop • When you need to find just the right gift.
There is a reason stores stay open late on Christmas Eve
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and women are severely
• Best Outdoor/Sporting Goods Store • Sporting goods = toys for adults and kids alike.
outnumbered. So if you happen to be one of those bros:
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here is a go-to list of some of
• Best Jewelry Store • Because jewelry.
the best local places voted by our readers in the annual Best
Of contest for you to find the
• Best New Car Dealership • Get one of those big-ass bows and surprise everyone!
perfect gifts: 32
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HOW TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR
Let me guess, you haven’t made plans for New Years Eve. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered. And with these impressive destinations, whether for New Years or any time of year, you can’t go wrong. THE BALLANTYNE HOTEL & LODGE – Charlotte, NC SALAMANDER RESORT AND SPA – Middleburg, VA THE FEARRINGTON HOUSE INN – Pittsboro, NC THE GREENBRIAR – White Sulfur Springs, WV THE INN ON BILTMORE ESTATE – Asheville, NC GRANDOVER RESORT & GOLF – Greensboro, NC THE OMNI GROVE PARK INN – Asheville, NC OLD EDWARDS INN & SPA – Highlands, NC THE UMSTEAD HOTEL AND SPA – Cary, NC PRIMLAND RESORT – Meadows of Dan, VA
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BREAK OUT THE
with Patti Tolmie, The Wine Shop at Jefferson’s
Nothing says holidays like a bit of the bubbly, but do you know what you’re drinking? Champagne? Sparkling wine? What’s the difference and should you care? While we like the stuff, let’s face it, it can be a bit overwhelming when trying to pick the perfect bottle for your next party or date night. Don’t worry, we will help you through it. Here’s what you need to know:
1. SO WHAT IS THE MOST BASIC THING bros NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PURCHASING BUBBLY? First, are you looking for true Champagne or sparkling wine? True Champagne is only made in the Champagne region of France. Everything else is sparkling wine. 2. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? On the most basic level, it’s really price. Champagne is going to be more expensive. There are a lot of other differences of course, but that’s the first people will notice when shopping. 3. SO WHAT KIND OF PRICE RANGES ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HERE? Our sparkling wines can range from $15 - $65 and we have Champagnes ranging from $38 - $270. 7. WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR COCKTAILS? I usually recommend a good Prosecco for cocktails, such as this Montelliana. $12.45/bottle.
4. HOW DOES ONE GO ABOUT CHOOSING A SPARKLING WINE OR BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE? Well I start out asking what types of wine you like to drink and then I can usually find a good fit, but if someone isn’t a wine drinker, I will typically recommend a Prosecco, which is Italian sparkling wine and tends to be a little fruitier, less dry. 5. WHAT IS A GOOD BOTTLE TO TAKE TO A PARTY? Always take a magnum (the equivalent to two bottles) when going to a party, it’s more festive and allows for everyone to enjoy a toast. This Juvé y Camps magnum is perfect for all, sparkling wine lovers or not. It is vintage and affordable - the perfect party go-to. $34.85/ bottle.
6. WHAT MAKES FOR A GOOD GIFT WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO IMPRESS? You can go with name recognition if you think that will score more points, something like Veuve Clicquot or Dom Perignon, but something new and unique is also fun, like these Bless Your Heart Rosé and Good Lord Blanc de Blancs Champagnes. There are only 400 bottles of each, all hand signed and numbered by the artist. Also they contain a secret dosage - dosage (a technique that winemakers can use to add some sweetness) is usually done with cognac or brandy, but rumor has it that part of this dosage has been done with the popular Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, making a truly unique gift. $159/bottle 8. WHAT IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE YOU SELL? That would be the Cristal Champagne. $270/bottle.
NINO’S HARVEST COCKTAIL Recipe courtesy of Eric Allienello
General Manager at Nino's Cucina Italiana
imple and easy, that’s the way we like our cocktails. It
doesn’t get any simpler or easier than this but the taste is sophisticated and complex. Just like you. TO RIM THE GLASS Wet the rim and dip in a mixture of equal parts cinnamon, extra fine sugar and nutmeg to coat. A small plate or saucer works best. FILL THE GLASS Two-thirds full with Prosecco Add equal amounts apple cider & cranberry juice to fill. GARNISH With fresh cranberries & thin apple slices.
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Super Bowl LIII 3
World Cancer Day
7 Valentine's Day
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Singles Awareness Day
National Margarita Day 21 22
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2 National Meatball Day
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Where are you from? Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Last binge-watched show on Netflix? Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite vacation spot? Bethany Beach Delaware
Sup Dogs, even though it’s not really a bar, but I can bring my dog!
Guys: Long hair/Short hair? Short
Hairy chest or smooth? Hairy
Favorite cocktail? Margarita
Beard or no? No
Ink or no ink?
Favorite professional sports team? Philadelphia Eagles
Death row meal?
Dealbreaker? Not liking dogs
Favorite band? Or type of music?
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What would people be surprised to know about you?
That I’m a full-time student at ECU working two jobs at Stretch Zone and Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen.
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