Today is my grandpa Ben's birthday. He is 85 years old and to me, still manages to be one of the most influential men in the world today. He turned me onto cigars, red wine, jazz, Borges, how to properly wear a fedora and ALWAYS vote for the underdog - Sigourney the razor clam. "She will never disappoint you" he said with a wink and a smile. And he's right, she hasn't.