|The late Mr. Carson|
-– Johnny Carson
Interested in more of this sort of silliness, perfect for cocktail parties, bar bets and the like? Me, too.
One of the fascinating aspects of writing about adult beverages is coming across bits of rhyme, free verse and just plain doggerel devoted to one’s favorite tipple.
For several years now, I have maintained a blog called “Toasts & Crumbs,” replete with bits of language fun from around the world. And, no matter how old some of them are, they keep striking responsive chords with readers. Some are just plain fun. Like the humorist Dave Barry’s comment:
“Without question the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.”
Some are more of a philosophical bent, like this quote from the Bible’s Ecclesiastes 9:7: “Eat thy bread with joy and drink thy wine with a merry heart.”
Join me there and, if you come across anything you think would make a good addition to the blog, just send it along.