Absurd article on eabsinthe.com

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By Tavis on Tuesday, December 19, 2000 - 06:02 pm: Edit

To get back on-topic - the guy who wrote the article, Dick Bradsell, is a top London cocktail 'mixologist'. While he doesn't know a great deal about absinthe, or didn't when that article came out in Class magazine, a shout from him is worth a lot when you aim to supply London's bars with absinthe. Martin at eabsinthe is well aware of the inaccuracies as I thought he might be, but the article had to be reprinted in it's entirety.

Maybe they should get some articles on there about absinthe fountains.

"c) Vintage Pernod absinthe tastes like modern Pernod pastis "

I overheard two office boys in a local supermarket, one of them swearing blind that modern Pernod was just 'absinf wiv da wood-sumfink taken aht'. I thought about correcting them, then thought better of it, they'd just think I was nuts.

By _blackjack_ on Tuesday, December 19, 2000 - 05:39 am: Edit

The weird bit is, despite all their erudite snooty bullshit, the people at NPR seemed to be marginaly dumber than the people at USAToday. It might have something to due with the fact that USAToday pays almost twice as much.

By Artemis on Tuesday, December 19, 2000 - 01:54 am: Edit

"I've had the pleasure of working for one of America's most respected and pompous news
organizations (NPR) and the America's Largest Newspaper(tm) (USAToday) and I can say with some confidence that the average IQ of the reporters at both places was less than impressive."

I can say the same with complete confidence, having never worked at either place, because I've heard NPR and I've read USA Today. By their fruit shall ye know them.

By Bob_chong on Tuesday, December 19, 2000 - 01:50 am: Edit

...aka Vox Boomers

By Don_walsh on Tuesday, December 19, 2000 - 07:41 am: Edit

I always thought NPR was the voice of the Socialist Workers Party...

By _blackjack_ on Tuesday, December 19, 2000 - 07:19 am: Edit

I've had the pleasure of working for one of America's most respected and pompous news organizations (NPR) and the America's Largest Newspaper(tm) (USAToday) and I can say with some confidence that the average IQ of the reporters at both places was less than impressive.

By Don_walsh on Tuesday, December 19, 2000 - 03:52 am: Edit

Some markets pay better than others, but you are right, most people who get paid by the word, get peanuts. My first sale, some 33 years ago, was all of 3/4 of a cent a word. $35 dollars.

By Midas on Tuesday, December 19, 2000 - 12:34 am: Edit

If I called any of my friends a "rich bitch", I'd end up with swelling to one side of my face.

By G__ on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 11:17 pm: Edit

Be sure to inquire if you will start out writing obits. That is the lackey task for neophytes.

By Grimbergen on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 11:14 pm: Edit

Damn you G. You ruined a good fantasy. Bastard.

Grim

By Grimbergen on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 11:13 pm: Edit

maybe we should institute an absinthe intelligence test. people have to pass this simple test before they are allowed to drink absinthe:

Figure out how to balance a spoon on a glass and pour water over a sugar cube.

Iím really smart, I pass every time!

Grim

By G__ on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 11:12 pm: Edit

"Journalism" and "fat checks" are incongruous. It ain't gonna happen.

Talk to just about anyone in the biz.

G

By Grimbergen on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 11:08 pm: Edit

How does one go about getting a job as a hack writer? wow what a job. get wasted, write some crap, recieve fat check. Journalism here I come!

Grim

By Anatomist1 on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 07:28 pm: Edit

Apparently, he thinks nothing of jumping into his time machine and visiting the future...

"In the year 2001 I found myself being taken out to dinner by an Aussie 'rich bitch' (a term of affection used in the Antipodes, I am assured) friend of mine..."

K.

By Tabreaux on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 04:59 pm: Edit

If the magazine was going to write an article, they could have at least consulted someone who knew something about the subject.

The same author wrote an article following this one, which seems almost a bit contradictory....

http://www.eabsinthe.com/barculture/mixologists/dickbradsellsept.htm

By _blackjack_ on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 04:13 pm: Edit

http://www.eabsinthe.com/barculture/mixologists/dickbradsell.htm

Yeah, I know it's my fault for reading the sight from the people who made Hill's cool, but in this article, the author insists:

a) (Hills!) absinthe is hallucenagenic

b) He can't understand how the French could have dripped water on sugar cubes using 19th century technology

c) Vintage Pernod absinthe tastes like modern Pernod pastis

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