Thursday, June 16, 2005


"What's wrong?" asks The Professor.
"You just made my drink with Irish whiskey instead of straight rye." He takes a sip, and says, "It's darned good, though. And remember, mistakes are the portals of discovery."
"It's a quote from James Joyce -- didn't you learn anything on that literary pub crawl?"
"I had no pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination," The Professor quotes Joyce back to Doc.
"And the drink you're sipping is now officially called the James Joyce Cocktail."

The James Joyce Cocktail
1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1 ounce triple sec
1 ounce fresh lime juice
Shake all the ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Happy Bloomsday, 101 years since Leopold Bloom's odyssey through Dublin. There's a guy publishing Ulysses one page a day at which has also got an RSS feed to bring you a page a day automatically. He started on the centenary last year and is due to run until the last page is served up on June 14, 2006.

Page 366 is up today. The last line is, "frailty, thy name is SCEPTRE", which has prompted me to notice that SCEPTRE is an anagram of SPECTRE which we noted last week is an anagram of RESPECT. Where will it all end?

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