Friday, July 07, 2006


Perrier or San Pellegrino?


Blogger SC said...

It so happens I'm drinking a Perrier now, and I wish it was San Pellegrino. There's something too biting about Perrier.

3:46 PM  
Blogger MMW said...

Well, not to let the pussy out of the sack, but I prefer S.Pellegrino.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

Darlings, I love you both, but I must point out that this is a good example of precious FBC. I'm as guilty as anybody (that's not true) of periodic lapses into the use of adjectives or other non-scientific ornamentation. Once I even asked whether people had a preferred brand of salt. (btw, thanks for all the great advice guys, not!, you were no help, and frankly, you're all old enough to have opinions on salt, so shape up.)

Anyways, if people think it would be fun, do we want to hold a schism? It could be fun, big teary reconciliation. Data v. self congratulation.

Consider: data less embarassing, self congratulation less boring.

cf. photos from Sixth Street Dinner Club. In general, these worthy exercises veer towards the indulgent, but remain quite fun and usually journalistic accounts of foods eaten. But a photo of the fact that DC and v. are boning each other is not food. We know that they are in love. It's not news. A photo of them is not a photo of a plate of food. On the other hand, consider: one more cup of pudding for the Pod. More toast for this guy. Some ramen for SheHubbs. Exciting? No. Not for a second. But valuable, especially over time, and in its own way, beautiful. But so very boring.

Neither is right, which is why a schism might be fun.

In conclusion, San Pellegrino is OBVIOUSLY better, and I can't guess why this question was asked except to solicit abuse towards Perrier, but I think a schism might be fun.

Schism? A little schiiiiiism, anybody?

Full disclosure: I'm embarassingly guilty of indulgence in narrative food listings and prose excesses.

1:14 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

My theory is that I hope we don't have a schism and that its likely conclusion would be that a balance between art and science is ideal. Also, photos should be of food, because the only thing sexier than DC is (1) Yang and (2) food. Also, I think my only real point is that we should treat this as something worth reading by the world, and avoid the (seldom) in-jokey and familial references that very occasionally pop up, and instead produce food reportage that a stranger might enjoy as well as we do.

Spoiler alert: I have like four open tabs of other things that I want to write on the Internet right now but I am not because I'm trying to not write things on the Internet while drunk as much.

1:25 AM  
Blogger SC said...

Guys - let's just have fun with it. The monster will grow as it grows.

11:05 AM  
Blogger MMW said...

And let's not forget to answer the survey question!!!

1:53 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

I'm sorry for my lengthy fit of pique, but Perrier is so inferior that it literally baffles scientists. Scientists find themselves covered in baffles when considering the issue.

3:14 PM  
Blogger MMW said...

Wow. I actually thought you were mad at my attempt (pretty poor) at elegant variation.

11:48 PM  

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