It's crossed my mind that because booze will be in short supply in Jakartass Towers this festive season thanks to the city government's recent edict, it might be an idea to look elsewhere.
With a few friends returning to the UK for the cold, I was reminded that absinthe makes the heart grow fonder
. Unfortunately, this link is to a virtual museum so you won't get any free samples if you visit. Stiil, if you fancy a 25ml snifter of Absinthe Premier Fils
, circa 1910, and you've got $105 to spare then tough titty. They've sold out.
And this is what you've missed, a quintessentially feminine absinthe
.For the first time ever, I'm proud to offer a bottle of one of the most famous of all the absinthe grande marques, decanted into 25ml tasting samples. Original bottles of Absinthe Premier Fils are far rarer than the equivalent from Pernod Fils and the absinthe itself is completely different - paler, with a wonderfully subtle olive green colour (still amazingly well preserved), with a warm perfumed quality and a hint of violets on the nose. The louche is beautiful, but softly translucent rather than milky in the manner of Pernod Fils.
I have just discovered that there are a few beers in Thailand
that I haven't tried, including this one.A premium product, packed in green bottles with unique label designs in English and Thai to give a distinctive quality presentation.
I nearly went to Phuket once, although that's another story. The reason was that ph
in English is the eff
sound as in phlegm, pharmodynamics
. (By the by, why isn't phonetist
~ a person who advocates the use of a system of phonetic spelling ~ spelt with an eff
Ok, I'll stick with some exotic beers to observe my traditional Christmas. All I need is some traditional music, perhaps played with rubber bands. Rudolph The Rubber Nosed Reindeer is my favourite track on this downloadable album.
But you might prefer Howdy Doody's Christmas Party , a couple of downloadable 78's from the fifties.
This should please Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis in the Good ol' US of A who, in July this year introduced a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected, and that references to Christmas should be supported.
"There has been an ongoing effort by retailers and many media outlets to slowly eradicate references to Christmas and the symbols and traditions that come along with it from public dialogue," said Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis. "Common sense has been hijacked by political correctness, and the Christmas Season has become a vague, generic 'holiday season' spanning from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, representing nothing and celebrating anything.
December 25th is the federally recognized day known as Christmas, but retail chains across the country have banned their employees from wishing people a Merry Christmas. As if it could not get more ridiculous, the Christmas tree has now become a holiday tree. This is political correctness run amok. No one should feel like they have done something wrong for wishing someone a Merry Christmas," added Davis.
She won't be too happy then with Avery Ant's One Minute Rant in which he argues that Satan and Santa are one and the same, After all, they both wear red.