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Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Pataphysician

Post Number: 479
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 10:52 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Er, yeah, I know. I meant, are the buildings still standing? All of those guys have been lying down for quite some time now.
Turdferguson (Turdferguson)
Mousquetaire
Username: Turdferguson

Post Number: 11
Registered: 1-2003


Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 10:47 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'm not sure about the others, but I know Man Ray's been dead for almost 30 years.
Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Pataphysician

Post Number: 475
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 7:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Wow. Thanks for checking that out, Petermarc. I've been compiling a map of artists' addresses around Paris, in preparation of going there later this year. Mostly Dadas and Surrealists. For instance, right in that same neighborhood:

Man Ray
31 rue Campagne Premiere

"The Bureau of Surrealist Research"
Hotel de Berulle, ground floor
15 rue de Grenelle

The Surrealist partyhouse: Yves Tanguy, Louis Aragon, etc
54 rue de Chateau

Marcel Duchamp 1923-1927
37 rue Froidevaux

Tristan Tzara, Man Ray, etc
Hotel des Ecoles

Robert Desnos, Miro, Andre Masson, etc
45 rue Blomet

I wonder how many of these are still standing and if it's possible to tour them?
Nolan (Nolan)
Paysan
Username: Nolan

Post Number: 36
Registered: 2-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 6:00 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Peter Marc,
I really hope you someday write a book with all
of your stories. Another very interesting post.
Please tell us another soon.
Markus Lion (Mclion)
le Duc
Username: Mclion

Post Number: 113
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 10:11 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Marc, it's always a great pleasure to read one of your storys... or to meet you in front of an old Alambic :-))

Markus
Quidam (Artemis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Artemis

Post Number: 599
Registered: 10-2000


Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 6:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Magnificent story.

Puts Hemingway to shame.

I'm serious.
pierre verte (Petermarc)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Petermarc

Post Number: 416
Registered: 9-2001
Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 5:35 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

well, i don’t know if it was just because he was so short, or just short on cash…
i was in the neighborhood today, so i stopped into the bookstore to ask the owner…
-do you know the story about alfred jarry and this address, and was this always a bookstore?
-yeah, it was always a bookstore and alfred jarry died here…well, not here in the bookstore, but in his apartment in the back…come here!
the owner pointed to the back door and motioned for me to follow him…i passed around the piles of ancient books, some old african statue, and old globe; it was a great dusty tiny space full of extremely rare and valuable books, shelved and spilled all over the place…i went through the back door and into a courtyard…there was a recently refinished wall of windows facing us across the courtyard.
-see the third floor?
there were two levels of normal windows and then the third floor, where the size of the windows were cut in half…then it went up another two floors with the sixth floor windows also half the size…
-jarry’s apartment was on the third floor.
-was that the maid’s room?
-no, in old hotels they had these rooms that were low, and they were rented out for cheaper…jarry didn’t have much money at the time.
-very cool.
-in ten years only about eight people have come in and asked about jarry; i had some belgians come by one time when there was a faucet out here and they filled a bottle with water…they said they wanted water that had run through jarry’s apartment! are there a lot of americans that know about jarry?
-well, the ones i know who know about absinthe, know about jarry.
-absinthe! do they have absinthe in the states?
-well, they can get it but it’s not legal there…it’s legal here in france though..
-really?! hey, ask my friend there about absinthe, he’s got a head that looks like he’s knows alcohol, he’s from spain, they have absinthe there, don’t they(…)?
i forgot his name, but he was an older man, funky teeth, looked like he’d been around.
-uh, absinthe? i don’t think so, it must go by another name in spain…
-absenta (i told him, feeling hopeful)
i was surprised when he showed a blank look…
-no, i haven’t seen any.
-where are you from? (i asked, knowing the answer)
-the south…
-ah, ok, they don’t really have any absinthe in the south, it’s mostly near the french border..
i knew that conversation wasn’t going anywhere. i thanked bruno for the tour, and told him i collected absinthe, things, articles, books, labels…
-here take my catalogue, bon soir madame! (a weathly older woman in a long mink coat stepped into the shop) - people collect absinthe spoons, do you know about that? (he asked the older woman )…
-oh, yes, i have a spoon at home.
-oh, (i said proudly) i have about 100!
-that’s too many,(she said matter-of-factly)they're all pretty much the same!
-well, no many are quite different….
she didn’t seem interested…
i promised i would bring the owner some absinthe to try…he seemed happy and said he had never tasted it before…i left with my catalogues.
if jarry were there he would have found it all quite dull and most likely pulled a gun on one of us, if not everybody.
Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Pataphysician

Post Number: 474
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 7:28 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Sepulchre Bruno"? Uncanny. 7 rue Cassette was Jarry's home, an apartment on "the second-and-a-half floor" (like "Being John Malkevich"), on account of his being so short.
pierre verte (Petermarc)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Petermarc

Post Number: 415
Registered: 9-2001
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 3:30 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

>The full quote is: "The master of us all, Alfred Jarry, sips an absinthe tinted with red ink, at 7 rue Cassette." What's that address?

how's this for irony? an old books store called:
Sepulchre Bruno !

i spent new years on rue cassette, didn't know jarry was watching...
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1693
Registered: 1-2001
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 8:15 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

*blush*
CHRIS LOVES SPECIAL "H"! HE'S A NUMBER ONE FAN!!!
Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Pataphysician

Post Number: 472
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 7:54 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Petermarc:

That quote is from a 1942 essay on Yves Tanguy, published in "Surrealism and Painting" (author: Andre Breton, ArtWorks publication, 2002) page 180.

The full quote is: "The master of us all, Alfred Jarry, sips an absinthe tinted with red ink, at 7 rue Cassette." What's that address?

- Pataphysician, Socialist, Johnny Cash Fan, Serpis Drinker
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1682
Registered: 1-2001
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 2:28 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

My Aunt Ruby had a spit cup.
Eeeh! She was like 90 years old
and still dippin' snuff. YIKES!

OOPS! SEE CASH THREAD
Sock Puppet free, since 1993... ok except for that one time simply to make a point
Althea (Rosietwobears)
Mousquetaire
Username: Rosietwobears

Post Number: 26
Registered: 10-2002


Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 11:30 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

luckily, the guys at the dutch ministry of education wear casual dress to work and on the odd occaision that my husband has to be pressed for a regional meeting, hes a big boy and knows where to find the iron.
id like to think i was too bohemian to iron, but in actuality im probably just too lazy. besides indian cotton is supposed to be wrinkly.

ill post my comments on johnny cash in the appropriate thread. ta!
Absinthe maketh the heart grow fonder
Lordhobgoblin (Lordhobgoblin)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Lordhobgoblin

Post Number: 684
Registered: 10-2000


Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 11:13 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

But does she keep a spit-cup on the ironing board?
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1681
Registered: 1-2001
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 10:38 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

You go girl! Hey do you like Johnny Cash?
I need a new socialist for my Serpis club.
Sock Puppet free, since 1993... ok except for that one time simply to make a point
Althea (Rosietwobears)
Mousquetaire
Username: Rosietwobears

Post Number: 25
Registered: 10-2002


Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 3:34 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

i like serpis, tho it took me half a liter to get past the red color... and i dont have a very wide tasting base.
Absinthe maketh the heart grow fonder
Karl (Raschied)
le Duc
Username: Raschied

Post Number: 257
Registered: 3-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 8:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ahhh, I miss the ol' girl. Haven't had Serpis for about 6 months. Once I'm gettin paid again, I'll have to get that order out...
Rock over London, Rock on Chicago.
Pontiac - We build Excitement.
pierre verte (Petermarc)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Petermarc

Post Number: 414
Registered: 9-2001
Posted on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 4:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

pata,
where did you find that quote?
Markus Lion (Mclion)
le Duc
Username: Mclion

Post Number: 108
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 2:44 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Come on - give it a try.. I'm waiting for your order :-))
Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Pataphysician

Post Number: 471
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 1:56 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"The master of us all, Alfred Jarry, sips an absinthe tinted with red ink." - Andre Breton
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1677
Registered: 1-2001
Posted on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 9:23 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

You won't be saying that, Markus
when I clean out your inventory.

*frickin' heretics*
Sock Puppet free, since 1993... ok except for that one time simply to make a point
Markus Lion (Mclion)
le Vicomte
Username: Mclion

Post Number: 105
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 2:56 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

lowest quality available...
but it works with Slerpis
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1674
Registered: 1-2001
Posted on Friday, February 21, 2003 - 10:29 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Excuse me?

Sock Puppet free, since 1993
Z (Zman7)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Zman7

Post Number: 203
Registered: 7-2001
Posted on Friday, February 21, 2003 - 10:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

The seller describes it as a "smart buy." I don't think you should be able to put "smart buy" and "Serpis" in the same sentence.... legally anyway.
Moonman's friend (Wolfgang)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Wolfgang

Post Number: 864
Registered: 7-2001
Posted on Friday, February 21, 2003 - 9:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yes those are Serpis spoons!

It would be better if it was made out of vermeil but hey...

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3209231980&category=118

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