J'en vois de toutes les couleurs, et vous?

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A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu: voyelles,
Je dirai quelque jour vos naissances latentes:
A, noir corset velu des mouches éclatantes
Qui bombinent autour des puanteurs cruelles,

Golfes d'ombre; E, candeurs des vapeurs et des tentes,
Lances des glaciers fiers, rois blancs, frissons d'ombelles;
I, pourpres, sang craché, rire des lèvres belles
Dans la colère ou les ivresses pénitentes;

U, cycles, vibrements divins des mers virides,
Paix des pâtis semés d'animaux, paix des rides
Que l'alchimie imprime aux grands fronts studieux;

O, suprême Clairon plein des strideurs étranges,
Silences traversés des [Mondes et des Anges]:
—O l'Oméga, rayon violet de [Ses] Yeux!

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Synesthesia causes me to have conniption fits2
Brown liquor 1
Green Liquor 1
Blue Liquor 1
White liquor 0
Orange liquor 0
Yellow Liquor 0
Red Liquor 0
Other 0


Michael White, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 14:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

I can't make out what you're driving at, M. White, in the majority of that alphabetical melange, but the poll seems straightforward enough. I see you neglected to add an option for all of the above. Pity.

However, seeing as ouzo, grappa and arak may be considered as 'white' under certain circumstances (ouzo, when adulterated with water turns milky, for example), I have voted for Synesthesia causes me to have conniption fits.

It is my constant policy to tell the truth, even when I am not placed under compulsion, as this tends to sow confusion among my enemies and friends alike. However, since the majority of my friends are hopelessly confused at all times, this is no objection.

Aimless, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 22:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

It's from 'Rambo XI, Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Softer', Aimless.

Michael White, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 22:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

In my experience, absinthe makes the tongue grow numb. This is utterly frustrating, as it makes ordering a second bottle all but impossible without resort to clumsy miming, made all the more clumsy by the handicap of being face down on the floor.

The only answer I've found to this intolerable dilemma is to have one's valet drinking nothing stronger than boilermakers, so as to be fresh and relaible when one needs assistance in reordering, and in manipulating the sugar cube. And lifting the glass. And swallowing.

Aimless, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 22:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

I ioan, dnrtsl ylu knwo whayt youad,mfgrui talkigjnhh abotuy butn it neverte aseeeesms tohave amsy afeeectttttttttttt onme

Michael White, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 22:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

(Sorry about the second comma. I know it's superfluous.)

Michael White, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 22:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

I find a plenitude of commas to be the mark of a fecund mind, an inexhaustable breast capable of exuding a surplusage of milky sustenance for nourishing one's thought and a sense of intellectual satisfaction. Don't, you?

Aimless, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 22:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

absdsolootyitue, lely,

Michael White, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 22:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

(In my family, we weren't allowed to use words like 'fecund' until we'd moved out of the house.)

Michael White, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 22:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

How niggardly of them!

Aimless, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 22:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

They were rather suspicious of Shi'ites, too, though to my knowledge they'd never met a one.

Michael White, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 22:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

I suppose they didn't let you drink anything but rose' wine, and not more than a bottle or two, either! You have my condolences.

Aimless, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 22:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

I would have haled them before the assizes, if I'd been allowed.

Aimless, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 22:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Saturday, 28 June 2008 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

But, we've scarcely had time to think!

Aimless, Sunday, 29 June 2008 19:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

or drink, for that matter

I may have to close my eyes and point by way of selection, under this sort of pressure.

Matt, Sunday, 29 June 2008 20:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Sunday, 29 June 2008 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

It was always the favourite, surely.

Matt, Tuesday, 1 July 2008 13:06 (ten years ago) Permalink


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