Subject: RE: Beer *this* Thursday
To: 'Bill Squier' <>
From: Lindgren, Jon <>
List: regional-nyc
Date: 01/05/2006 15:16:22
> But it was good scotch.

That it was.  In fact, that bottle inspired a quick poem - the 3rd in the
masterpiece "The Wasted Land":

"Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight drunk,
Forgot the bucket of ice, and the chaser beer
And the glass of water.
         A current of booze
Picked his bones in whispers. As he drank in cheer
He passed the stages of his age and youth
Entering the whirlpool.
       Gentile or Jew
O you who turn the bottle cap and look to drunkard,
Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and sober as you."

Seeing as I won't be showing up tonight, I must ask who is showing up next
Thurs.  You showing up next Thursday, wps?