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Pastis was mentioned in “The Queen's Gambit on Netflix” the other day. I tried it once, once upon a time, a long, long time ago, so long ago that nobody can remember how long ago it was. You know, when bars were open and our head barman was a Frenchman; it tastes like liquorice.
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You know what Tommy? I remember a time when people could smoke in a bar, then laws changed... no more smoking in them... now, we can't drink in them either.
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On Jan 11, 2021, imgic wrote:
We've neighbors who are huge absinthe fans. They have a 4 spigot fountain, the spoons for sugar, the specialty glasses, and a wide variety of brands.

I've tried it several times, yet I still cannot paint like Van Gogh...


Nice! I only break out the fountain when company is over. It's too much of a hassle just for myself. Usually, I just slowly drip/drizzle from a carafe.

As far as the painting goes, no worries...your art takes on a different medium.
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Well, it may be a hassle but presentation is what can make some things special. Speaking of smoking and ceremony, I once ordered a cigar at a little French restaurant Callas and the ceremony that the waiter performed lighting the cigar was something to behold; it involved him swinging it around head among other things. The French do not just have good food, drink and cigars but they also have style. It is like our magic; one needs both a great presentation and a great trick. So I think magicians ought to magic this sort of thing a habit. Smile
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And one more anise flavored liquer, Galliano. Tasty, though it doesn't pack the punch of absinthe, Ouzo or Arak.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galliano_(liqueur)
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I have considered Absinthe over the years, but I really already have enough vices.

I imagine it would be worth the experience, but what if I liked it? I don't think my wife would accept "But S200Magician TOLD ME TO TRY!"
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On Jan 13, 2021, Josh Riel wrote:
I don't think my wife would accept "But S200Magician TOLD ME TO TRY!"

You need to be ten times as forceful: S2000magician told you to.
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You know what Tommy? I remember a time when people could smoke in a bar, then laws changed... no more smoking in them... now, we can't drink in them either.

You know that outlawing brawls there can't be far behind.
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I prefer a strong peat Islay.... or a Goose Island bourban stout which I have enjoyed this evening. Wish I had purchased more of the Goose Island when I had the opportunity.
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