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Posts tagged "drinking"
Aug 13, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
Kingsley Amis, Everyday Drinking
The link above is actually to a cheap collection of Amis’s three books on drinking, but the book I loved the best, originally with this excellent cover and illustrations (sadly lacking from my copy) was On Drink, a hilarious batch of observations, recipes, quotes, principles, and thoughts on the art of drinking.
My favorite quote is actually “General Principle #7,”
Never despise a drink because it is easy to make and/or uses commercial mixes. Unquestioning devotion to authenticity is, in any department of life, a mark of the naive—or worse.
Do not miss his instructions for beating a physical and metaphysical hangover, and Lucky Jim, which contains the best description of a hangover in literature.
See also: Maud Newton on the book.
Filed under: drinking
Jan 17, 2013
i was just saying this to the intern the other day.
Me if I had a fedora and biceps.
Oct 02, 2012
After the first glass of vodka
you can accept just about anything
of life even your own mysteriousness
you think it is nice that a box
of matches is purple and brown and is called
La Petite and comes from Sweden
for they are words that you know and that
is all you know words not their feelings
or what they mean and you write because
you know them not because you understand them
because you don’t you are stupid and lazy
and will never be great but you do
what you know because what else is there?
From The Collected Poems of Frank O’Hara
Feb 10, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
If all else fails, I drink half a bottle of rum and play a Handel oratorio on the gramophone. This generally produces an uncontrollable gush of copy. The next morning I get up early and edit the gush… I am a lousy copywriter, but I am a good editor.
Dec 22, 2011
Kramer advertises Hennigan’s scotch
“That is damn good Scotch. I could do a commercial for this stuff. That’s right, folks. I just had three shots of Hennigan’s, and I don’t smell. Imagine, you can walk around drunk all day. That’s Hennigan’s, the no-smell, no-tell Scotch. Say you got a big job interview and you’re a little nervous. Well, throw back a couple of shots of Hennigan’s, and you’ll be as loose as a goose and ready to roll in no time. And because it’s odorless, why, it’ll be our little secret. H, E, double-N, I…
Filing this under Christmas, because.
Dec 09, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
Aug 23, 2011
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