In Brief

vic fortezza
2 min readNov 25, 2023

A bottle of 1926 Macallan scotch whiskey sold for $2.1 million at a Sotheby auction. That would be approximately $131,000 per shot. After being aged in sherry casks for six decades, just 40 bottles were produced in 1986. Philistine that I am, I prefer Cherry Pepsi. Facts from an article by Timothy Nerozzi at, photo from Google Images:

Another new term: Gyatt — abbreviation for goddamn, used upon observing an attractive woman, usually online, pronounced gee-yatt. I’ll still use wow! Photo of Gina Lollobrigida from GI:

Shall we dance? Photo from the Ukraine, Felipe Dana/AP, the

Look away if you’re offended by sexual content. I received an amusing email: “Senior Sizzle News: Holiday Butt Plugs. Collect the whole set!” All together — ewwwww!

Al Goodwyn cartoon gleaned from Kudos, Sir:

Not much action today at the floating book shop. My thanks to my Constant Benefactress, who bought The Bourne Legacy by Eric Van Lustbader, continuing Robert Ludlum’s saga; and to Romania-born artist Andu, who took home Damian by Hermann Hesse.

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vic fortezza

I was born in Brooklyn in 1950 to Sicilian immigrants. I’ve had more than 50 short stories published world wide. I have 13 books in print.