Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Truly Terrible Excuse For A Sonnet That I Wrote In A Fast-Moving Car Under The Influence Of Eggs Benedict – April 28th

I had an interview over lunch in Bath this break, with my senator’s chief of staff. Advertisements

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“Balnea, vina, Venus corrumpunt corpora nostra; sed vitam faciunt balnea, vina, Venus” – April 27th

I’m afraid I can’t completely agree with Logan on wine’s role as the progenitor of all pretentiousness – though I think I prefer to call it connoisseurship.  I mean, I agree with his assertion that wine very likely did begin … Continue reading

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I Do and I Don’t (4/27)

Wine was the foundation of pretentiousness (Does that mean Pabst Blue Ribbon is the newest pretentious thing, because hipsters drink it?). Only the truly rich could purchase and consume the drink, just so they could look down upon other people. … Continue reading

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I wanted that title Popov (4/27)

In class this week, as most of you should know, we have been discussing the book The history of the world in Six Glasses.  In one part of the book it discusses how in ancient civilizations wine was considered a … Continue reading

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Tastes are made, not born..(4/27)

Title: Quote, Mark Twain Much of what we do, scientists have discovered, is completely mind over matter. Maybe food is no different. There may be no difference between Coke and Pepsi, and everyone who takes the blind taste test very … Continue reading

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Subjectivity Vs. Objectivity (4/27)

So this week we spent a good half hour discussing the quality or “goodness” of wine and drinks and food in general, and whether similar foods are actually perceivably different or the differences we attribute to them are merely cultural … Continue reading

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Psuedo-sonnet (4/27)

Yes, I know this is late…. Anyways, I’ve been working on this sonnet for a while now, and it’s not going particularly well. Also, I gave up on the iambic-ness a while ago…. There is a point in night when … Continue reading

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