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Jaded Prole
post Jul 5 2014, 10:27 AM
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Today's paper article on Absinthe, better than the usual.


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post Jul 5 2014, 11:45 AM
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I remember Evan from last October in Pontarlier, nice fellow and the article is well written, just wish he learned that absinthe does not flow from a fountain wink.gif
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post Jul 5 2014, 09:16 PM
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I'm not going to read it. Anybody who can't get that right can fuck off.


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post Jul 5 2014, 09:18 PM
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Thanks for posting this! A good article indeed.


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post Jul 5 2014, 09:25 PM
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NY Times stuff almost never comes up for me anyway. They want me to jump through hoops to read their articles. It's not going to happen.


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post Jul 6 2014, 05:10 AM
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Too many werdz. Not enough of them about beer.


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post Jul 6 2014, 10:33 AM
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Good read. I somehow missed the part where he said anything about pouring Absinthe from a fountain… I'm not sure it exists, but it wasn't so good a read that I'm going to pick it apart to verify this.


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post Jul 6 2014, 12:13 PM
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it is the line directly below the first picture
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post Jul 6 2014, 02:29 PM
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Cutlines are usually not written by the author of the story.


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post Jul 6 2014, 03:13 PM
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But was that him or the regular idiots at the Times? Nothing is perfect but I like how he treated the lady with respect and captured the feeling.




Lotta werdz but I like werdz betterrer than slurping carbonated mash.


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post Jul 6 2014, 06:35 PM
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Writers of an article typically don't write the captions for photos, but they ought to given the courtesy of a review before publication. I once wrote an article about archery and provided a photo I had taken of an archer drawing a bow with stabilizers on it. They look like batons (the kind majorettes twirl) sticking straight out from the front face of the bow. When I saw the article in print, some idiot at the publisher's office had created a caption for the photo to the effect that the archer was "practicing with a dummy arrow" (a stabilizer). Indeed, a dummy was involved, but not at the archery club. I was highly pissed off because my name was on the story; readers who knew the difference, or even those who didn't but might intuit that no purpose whatsoever could possibly be served by a "dummy arrow", would think I was the ignoramus, not the anonymous fool who shat upon my work. So, as you were, Evan. No need for fucking off in this case. But the NY Times still sucks; this has been confirmed.


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post Jul 6 2014, 10:02 PM
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Well, I was quite surprised by this article, and Artemis, I'd love for you to read it. I had no idea this was being written, nor that I was in the article. Were it not for a FB post by a friend, I would have missed it completely. I thought it odd, that after being quoted, and part of a story, that nobody from the Times let me know about it,
but no harm done.

What I can say, is that the writer was really genuine and interested. He hung out with us for a couple days,
and came to the party and fondue dinner. He really enjoyed the company, and spirit of friendship. He was eager to learn, asked lots of questions, and was happy to have mythology dispelled. The walk to Guy's distillery from the St Pierre with Habu, Martin Z. and a bunch of others was a fun day, and for the writer, was clearly very memorable. My favorite part was when Guy invited me up to his personal museum, and the whole gang of seven or eight followed us in. Guy, turned, looked down the stairs, and whistled as if to say "Shit… what have I done?"
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post Jul 7 2014, 01:11 AM
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QUOTE(rob fritz @ Jul 6 2014, 08:13 AM) *

it is the line directly below the first picture

Ah yes, I see it now. And can now verify that it was, in fact, credited to someone other than the author.


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"here is what absinthe almost tastes like" -Kirk
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post Jul 7 2014, 05:52 AM
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That's a photo credit. Cutlines are usually decided by the desk editor, although they may be created by someone lower on the food chain. One never knows, they're not substantial enough to be credited. Photos get paid for and become part of the photog's portfolio. They expect and deserve credit. The photographer or the author can suggest cutlines for the images but because of house style and/or page layout concerns they are usually only taken as suggestions.

The real revelation of the article may be that Guy makes absinthe. Who knew? Well, to be fair, Kyle Bairnsfather gives credit to vintage Guy for having inspired him to try his hand at absinthe distillation. Now there's pedigree.

And for the record, Evan's built a reputation on writing about beer.


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post Jul 7 2014, 12:24 PM
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I believe he lives in Prague, and I recall him talking about beer as his thing. The fountain being filled with absinthe nonsense under the photo is certainly not from the writer, as he spent days drinking absinthe using fountains. That's clearly ignorance and lack of research on some underling at the last minute.

The only element that was missing from the article, was how absinthe brought all these people together. Bringing friends together, is something absinthe is pretty good at… a talisman of sorts, a symbol, or perhaps simply an excuse. For so many of us, that's the part that matters most.
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