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Return of the Knave
Drink It Black
Saturday, 15 November 2003
Invalid port
It's refreshing when something is given a lowkey title (such as the drink that this entry is named for) Look around and everything from the dishwashing liquid to the fine crystal is marked somewhere as being brighter smarter better altogether.
The other thing that is great about Invalid Port is that it is (I think) officially named to rhyme with palid but, as a favoured drink for the down at heel, is usually rhymed with


bugger, not even the rhyming dictionary would come to my rescue for this one, choosing the easy option of salad.. the word I want here is roughly rhymed with 'cinder bid'. Or it's a synonym for a word rhyming with 'tipple'
Anyway you get my drift. Either usage connotes doing it rough; the very opposite of chablis, I should think.

While we're on the subject, no the title of this blog does not point in any way to my own drinking prowess, which is dwarfed by three quarters of the population of this fair nation. I'm not saying I'm a two pot screamer or a buttoned up wowser but I only drink socially for the most part. And since my social life is also somewhat parsimonious, this means I'm not a big support to the liquour industry.

A couple of more quick points about religion before we move on: I have personal experience of the Church of England, having boarded at one of their boy's hostels in high school and trudging off to church with all the other lads every Sunday. But my own background is with one of the multitude of prodestant churches called rather plainly, the Church of Christ. Now most of my family on my mother's side were all members of this church and I think it had a lot to do with the fact that there wasn't a lot of choice around the Mukinbudin District. I doubt you would have found a Lutheran or Assembly of God within coo-ee of the place.

My parents wore their religion lightly but we did say grace before meals and I used to go to Sunday School in Bonnie Rock once a fortnight. I believed in God when I was ten, I can remember. And investigating different faiths was something of a hobby for years, although I know they say you're meant to take it more seriously than that.
I'm even still officially a Jack Mormon, I guess, as I signed up with them when I was seventeen or so and living with my grandparents.

It took me some years of spiritual fartarsing round before I gravitated to witchiness and I wear that at least as lightly as my parents did Christendom.

Posted by berko_wills at 10:58 PM EADT
Updated: Friday, 14 November 2003 9:14 PM EADT
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Saturday, 15 November 2003 - 6:18 AM EADT

Name: Alle the Wise
Home Page: http://hallukshahnahnah.thehiss.net/home.html

(it's ella)

Here's the link to my religion. We just started; so there's not too much in our shopping cart yet.

But we do have a fine line of greeting cards coming soon.

http://hallukshahnahnah.thehiss.net/home.html

Thank you for posting!

My hair looks MUCH better today. I think it's all due to your post.

But alas, I am sick, I think. Wah. So no NaNo for me. I am VERY close to 30K though!

Smooches - e

Saturday, 15 November 2003 - 11:31 PM EADT

Name: Tnarg the Ept

Bwaa-haaahaha. Fabulous stuff, Alle the Wise. I rush to all those religious satires; it's just such juicy material. A favourite is Phineas of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers who founds a cult that combines something from EVERY religion, calls it Fundalogianism, and becomes the richest man in the world (I think it was written pre-Microsoft)

I'm glad to see you drop in lots of 'we're not serious' disclaimers as there was this writer who put out a book on the gullibility of cultists. He started his own, purely to further his point, and called it Bracchali, a vegetable worship cult, he made up lots of really silly reference points and SWEARS he still got serious enquiries.
The shopping cart is a very nice touch :)
So is the different names joke.

Can I use your recommendation for promotional purposes: "Drink It Black: relieves bad hair days", "Drink It Black: sick though you are, your hair will fare better", "Drink It Black: a break from a healthy word count"

e-kisses and cybercuddles
- g

(PS Should a potential acolyte read these words be advised that the miraculous effects described above were delivered in the plain text version - I only added hyperlinks this evening)

Sunday, 16 November 2003 - 4:50 AM EADT

Name: Alle the Wise

Of course you can use the miracle you performed on my hair as a selling point!

The woman that cut it sure doesn't deserve it!!!

LOL - you made me laugh.

- e

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