Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Coffee Time

"Coffee is for winners, go-getters, tea-ignorers, lunch-cancellers, early-risers, guilt-ridden strivers, money obsessives and spiritually empty lunatics. It is an enervating force. We should resist it and embrace tea, the ancient drink of poets, philosophers and meditators."

— Tom Hodgkinson, How to be Idle

Maybe so. Nothing's perfect.

But I wouldn't 'embrace' either one. That's a good way to get your unit parboiled. Which is worse, Hodgkinson, a lapful of scalding liquid, or using the word 'drink' twice in one sentence?


Blogger Pierre said...

This Hodgkinson fella sure sounds like one opinionated sod. I wouldn't trust him to be an expert on idlness NOR tea.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...


10:12 AM  
Blogger ChrisV82 said...

I like tea but his argument is boring.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Wanna hear the sad thing? That was about the liveliest quote I've seen in the book.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

Skip the coffee and the tea. I'm going for the cocaine in the can--that's what the REAL go-getters drink. Or absinthe, if you're a wastrel poet.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

So you're familiar with the guy? In the book, he talks about starting an absinthe-importing company.

4:14 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

Actually, no, I was being a smartass, sorry. Is he talking real absinthe or that Bohemian stuff without the wormwood? Cuz I'd buy the real stuff, and make like Tolouse-Latrec.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Oh, lol. But you were right on the money about him. He doesn't really say whether it's the real stuff, which makes me suspect it had about as much of it as coca cola has of coca.

Please never apologize for being a smartass here! If there's one community I'm trying to support it's the smartasses.

12:34 PM  

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