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This is the NO DELI drink diary,

wherein I struggle to document all of my beverage adventures,
keep my ɪŋɡlɪʃ skɪllƶ intact, and unlearn basic HTML.

 

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Bottomless.

December 25, 2012
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Oh, Badri.

December 9, 2012
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The old black-pepper-in-the-coffee prank.

 

[Cherry-picked stills from one of the many short documentaries produced by the ingenious, insightful, prolific Eyewitness Studio, Tbilisi.]

 

Try Chambers’ Famous Soda Water (& Moxie) – Coney Island, circa 1904

November 5, 2012

 

Detail from one of several (!) varied disaster-motif spectacles at Olde Coney. Ah, refreshment.

This most recent continuation of that very same theme, the admission was free – but saw diminished attendance anyway. Hopefully it’ll be the last time they stage one of these rides.

 

Lance Hahn

October 21, 2012


 

http://www.lancehahn.org/

 

Basmala Vodka

October 10, 2012
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Dateline: ~six months ago. I recall a news report about a Kazakh vodka that invoked the name of ‘Allah’ on its label (written in Arabic – so it took a cadre of good citizens and their respective Imams some time to establish this terrible blasphemy with any certainty). Anyway, after literacy struck it didn’t take long for the drink to get pulled from store shelves. When neither the consumers nor (apparently!) the graphic designers knew what the little squiggles meant – everyone was happy. Then ouuut marched the schoolmarms. See? There’s a moral in this.

The original articles I read were short on photos. Eventually, RFE shot a pic, but I must admit I was disappointed. After all that hype, hysterics, and hand-wringing! I imagined it would look something more like that.

 

 

 

September 29, 2012
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I see your pork shortage and raise you one smug and sincere I-don’t-give-a.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to finally float this pic, though.

 

 

This day in history.

September 13, 2012

 

Cf.

 

Ρετσίνα «Λιόκρι»

August 15, 2012
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I must concur.

 

pig’s ear – Crimea – patriotism

July 23, 2012

« Pig’s ear »

Meaning:

Cockney rhyming slang for ‘beer‘.

Origin:

The Cockney rhyming slang ‘pig’s ear’ is one of the earliest examples of the form and appears in D. W. Barrett’s Life & Work among Navvies, 1880:

“Now, Jack, I’m goin’ to get a tiddley wink of pig’s ear.”

Franklin’s Dictionary of Rhyming Slang lists several alternatives for ‘beer’ – ‘Charlie Freer’, ‘far and near’, ‘never fear’, ‘oh my dear’, ‘red steer’, ‘Crimea‘, and ‘fusilier’ but ‘pig’s ear’ has always been the most popular.

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Café Grumpy, Chelsea, 10011

June 29, 2012
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No – it’s terrible easy to find.