recent from Ginny's Articles What I Did Right at WhiskyFest Chicago
Well I have survived. Thank to Pops and everyone else who were praying for me to make it back relatively unscathed and with a few stories to tell. After failing miserably at my first whiskey festival I learned a few things that I applied this year, and I think I can say that the weekend was a success. Here...
recent from Charlie's Articles His Smile Lives On
I feel my dad’s smile inside of me. My father passed away at 3:15 AM back in early May of 2009. I wasn’t there. I don’t know what his final moments were like and I never will. I worry because he had been in a lot of pain leading up to that point and I hope and force myself to believe he felt serenity and...
recent from Our Podcast History Episode #179 – Dark Star Jubilee
It’s the Charlie Tonic “Magic Mystery Trip” Year 3 as Charlie hits the open road with Ginny Tonic taking him to an undisclosed location within the US. As you can guess from the episode title, it was a long strange trip this year. Ride along for a “road show” episode as Ginny and Charlie share audio...
recent from Geekery Get To Know CompleteSet
This is going to be a different kind of article with a unique perspective. As I type this story, I find myself penning an article from two distinct directions. You see, I created ComicRelated.com, the website you are currently visiting but I’ve recently joined the company I’m writing about. Here at CR, I’ve...

Episode #179 – Dark Star Jubilee

It’s the Charlie Tonic “Magic Mystery Trip” Year 3 as Charlie hits the open road with Ginny Tonic taking him to an undisclosed location within the US. As you can guess from the episode title, it was a long strange trip this year. Ride along for a “road show” episode as Ginny and Charlie share audio from the trip, tell a ton of stories and have to finish the episode once...

His Smile Lives On

I feel my dad’s smile inside of me. My father passed away at 3:15 AM back in early May of 2009. I wasn’t there. I don’t know what his final moments were like and I never will. I worry because he had been in a lot of pain leading up to that point and I hope and force myself to believe he felt serenity and peace in those final hours. I pray it was simple and quiet. He knew he...

Episode #178 – Shark Jumping But Brunch Was Great

Will Ginny and Charlie ever jump the shark? That question and more will be answered this week but first they discuss a local library comic con, bourbon tasting, and a birthday trip to Rhinegeist. Then they take a trip to Rivertown Brewery to take a look at their new Sunday brunch line-up, including beer cocktails and food from Wake and Bake Food Truck. — Run Time: 47...

Episode #177 – Let’s Catch Up

This week Charlie and Ginny shoot for a short show as they have “plans” but it still comes in at three quarters of an hour. Covered along the way is a nice bit of storytelling, a dinner conversation suggestion for you, more music Charlie loves (but failed to listen to) and a bit of advice so you too can look like a mixologist. All this an more in a new installment...

Episode #176 – So Much To Discuss

This week Ginny and Charlie had plenty to talk about since they did something five nights in a row. Color Me Drunk, Avengers Age of Ultron, Free Comic Book Day, a blind IPA tasting, and happy hour in downtown Cincinnati. They discuss how to use twitter as a news source and then try a beer with a 9,000 year old recipe from Dogfish Head. All that and a new song from Ivy Levan....

Episode #175 – Strong Female Stuff

This week Charlie surveys both a bachelor party and a party full of Ginny’s coworkers. They complete an epic neighborhood pub run and still manage to make it into Myrtle’s Punch House for a quick drink. A discussion of “Strong Female Characters” followed by a strong yet feminine beer and song by a strong and sexy female artist, just to keep with the...

Solid Little Documentary

Interested in checking out a solid little documentary? Ginny and I will be talking about a couple we watched recently on the Charlie Tonic Hour, but I highly recommend Don Letts film Punk: Attitude. I’ve seen it four or five times and ran into it again recently.

What I Did Right at WhiskyFest Chicago

Well I have survived. Thank to Pops and everyone else who were praying for me to make it back relatively unscathed and with a few stories to tell. After failing miserably at my first whiskey festival I learned a few things that I applied this year, and I think I can say that the weekend was a success. Here are some of the top things that helped me make the most of my...