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Topic created by Old Nick
on Tue, 5 Aug 2008 at 11:13

Old Nick said on Tue, 5 Aug 2008 at 11:13...

What's that? It's a figure from the Belle Epoque cafes that used to help newcomers to properly prepare an absinthe. A nice job I think :-) I believe that they were rewarded with a glass of absinthe for their expert help!

"In the morning, at lunchtime, the habitués invaded the bistrot. The professors of absinthe were already at their station, yes, the teachers of absinthe, for it is a science, or rather an art to drink absinthe properly, and certainly to drink it in quantity. They put themselves on the trail of the novice drinkers, teaching them to raise their elbow high and frequently, to water their absinthe artistically, and when, after the tenth little glass, the pupil rolled under the table, the master went on to another, always drinking, always holding forth, always steady and unshakeable at his post." Henri Balesta, Paris, 1860

dan8 said on Sat, 9 Aug 2008 at 00:12...

now that's a job i'd love lol

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