January 16, 2009

Bottle Rocket

A few weeks back, the NYT started running a series featuring a variety of writers, all writing about booze. It's called The Proof Blog.

Now, at first, I thought, "hmmmmmm, how long can you keep this going without getting all melancholy or frat boy?", but I was wrong. There are some great pieces in here from all over the discussion, along with the predictable nannies in the comments section.

We have a perverse relationship with liquor as a culture, I think. It's been around since cavemen left some berries in the sun too long (or something like that; don't quote me), and I don't see it leaving any time soon. But one thing is for sure: everyone has a relationship with it. Even if you don't drink, there's only so many degrees of separation you can have with it - and the stories buried within those rings are often tapestries.

Anyway, I've linked today's entry, because the joke at the bottom is funny. If you're interested, you can travel around the the rest of the entries. Or not.


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