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Quinn + Tonik Vol. 33: Future Balls

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 33: Future Balls

This week's Q+T is brought to you courtesy of ge·om·e·try (jēˈämətrē/), noun.
    The branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relations of points, lines,
    surfaces, solids, and higher dimensional analogs.
A particular system of geometry.
plural noun: geometries
"non-Euclidean geometries"
The shape and relative arrangement of the parts of something.
"the geometry of spiders' webs.
As many of you know, DQ enjoys the odd game of pool. Often the sign of a mis-spent youth. But also a game which requires mastering Newtonian mechanics, and Euclidian geometry.
Which can both be pretty important when making you a suit that fits and functions. As well as when pondering where things are going in life.
Which led to this weeks pondering: transport, batteries, motors, and the future. Of everything.
We still think you'll be wearing suits. But Kansas, in the words of Cypher in "The Matrix," is going bye bye.
So, read from the bottom up, pour yourself a cocktail, and enjoy.

play: pool

Official Rules of 8 Ball: 8-Ball is played with a cue ball and fifteen object balls, numbered 1 through 15. Balls 1–7 are solid colors and commonly referred to as “low balls”, and balls 9–15 are striped and commonly referred to as “high balls.” One player must pocket balls of solid colors, while the other player must pocket the striped balls. The player who pockets their entire group and then legally pockets the 8-ball wins the game.



watch: the color of money

Iconic geometry, with a little filthy lucre as Paul Newman and Tom Cruise hustle their way around the green baize.
For a more cerebral afternoon watch, catch Stanford Professor, Tony Seba, waxing lyrical on the shape of things to come in transport, energy, and more...and sooner than you think.



read: ionocraft motors

As DQ was on one of his many, many, many plane flights he got to wondering why planes are still driven by internal combustion engines, or turbojets of some variety. All incredibly inefficient technology based in old and tired engineering.
The limiting factor to many things has always been the power to weight ratio issues of using electricity and batteries. But as Professor Seba's video above explains, this is changing rapidly. So don't be surprised if one day soon technology from the 1960's takes the world of flight by storm. 
As after all, Ionocraft electric motors are at least 50 times more efficient than jet engines.
Just ponder swooshing through the air on a plane whose engines are just gaping holes of ionized air, with power charged by solar wings and batteries.
And sitting back in that bespoke suit eating lobster and drinking Krug.




dq shirt club

As some of you may have heard, this does not exist. But if you happen to see a chap with a smoking skull gusset who are we to stop you winking in recognition as you offer to buy him a stiff drink?




cocktail: vieux carré

As definitively New Orleans as gumbo and crawfish, this crimson cocktail traces its roots to the Hotel Monteleone's legendary Carousel Bar. Created in the 1930s by bar man Walter Bergeron, the spirits-forward drink brightens rye and cognac with sweet vermouth, a splash of Benedictine and dashes of Peychaud's and Angostura bitters. As made by Joaquín Simó of Pouring Ribbons fame.
1 oz rye
1 oz cognac 
1 oz sweet vermouth
¼ oz Benedictine
2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass.
Fill with ice and stir briskly until cold, but don't stir excessively.
Strain over fresh ice (the bigger, the better) in a rocks glass.
Garnish with a lemon peel, expressed and inserted.

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