Monday, June 09, 2008

And the Chaliceblog poetry thing continues

Robin's a guy with strong will,
But his poetry skills sure are nil,
To save an elegy so sweet,
this Chick's hitting "Delete"
Bad meter is such a buzzkill!

Seriously, Robin put the following limerick in the comments of the elegy thread. I don't usually delete posts, but it kinda messes up the vibe we have going, so I'm putting it here and getting rid of the one in the comments over there.

Thoughfully-written additions to that thread are still welcome.

Robin's limerick:

There once was a U*U named CC

Who had a penchant for whiskey

When having a bad day

She could pack a few bottles away

including Kentucky bourbon oh so PC. . . ;-)

1:50 PM, June 09, 2008


Robin Edgar said...

You managed to kill the link to the oh so PC website of Woodford Reserve Bourbon CC. You really can't get too much more PC than demanding that visitors have to be of the legal drinking age of their respective states or countries in order to be able to view the website of a distillery or brewery etc. Come to think of it maybe I will suggest a new national marketing campaign slogan for Woodford Reserve Bourbon. . .

This bourbon's for U*Us. ;-)

Chalicechick said...

I don't think political correctness has anything to do with it.

Given that whether or not a product was marketed to a certain demographic comes up in legal cases a fair amount, it seems pretty smart to me for them to be able to say that any illegally young drinker who read their website lied about his/her age to get in.

who had questions that at least touched on the intended marketing of a product on two different exams last semester.

PG said...

If it's "PC," it's a PCness that every beer and spirits brand website that I've ever visited has adopted. Which inclines me to think that it's likely The Law, not a social more.

Chalicechick said...

I just randomly checked a few websites for a few liquors and PG is right, all of them asked for age verification.


Bill Baar said...

Did you notice if there was a
glow of light
with that pat?

Chalicechick said...


Thank you. I always appreciate it when people remind me why I should never move to the West Coast.


Robin Edgar said...

Who says that PCness cannot influence The Law? Does anyone want to argue that The Law cannot be interpreted or enforced in manners that are Politically Correct?

Chalicechick said...

Right, but if you've now decided that anybody who follows a law that happens to be PC is "being politically correct," then that pretty much renders the phrase "being politically correct" meaningless.

Who regards domestic violence as, among other things, politically incorrect, and laws against it as politically correct, yet doesn't consider herself as being politically correct merely because she doesn't beat up theCSO.


ogre said...

Not fair, CC. Sure the woo-woo runs close on the surface in some places and SF is one of them. But that kind of remark would get pained looks from even the woo-woo folk in San Diego.

You tar a whole coast over one silly individual? Fine. I'll raise you Newt Gingrich.

I'll take silly woo-woo, in that case.

Chalicechick said...

Ogre, sweets, it's not that Bill Barr, a midwesterner, said it.

It's that his link was to the columnist that said it in the San Francisco Chronicle. We have hippies on the East coast, we just don't generally give them newspaper columns.

And I've never claimed to be fair to hippies on the Chaliceblog.

And besides, though Jana-who-creates might not appreciate me shifting the blame back to her home state, Newtie is from Georgia.


ogre said...

CC, I don't have time or inclination to look for East Coast hippie columnists -- but as far as I can recall, Savannah is on the East Coast. Or do you refer to the East Coast meaning only those parts above the Mason-Dixon line?

If so, I'll point out that there have been efforts for over a century for Northern and Southern California to divest themselves of their weird twin (weird being in the eye of the beholder)...

Chalicechick said...

OK, ok, I didn't intend to be mean. My impression is certainly that hippies are much more celebrated on the West Coast, and I honestly can't imagine that column appearing in the Washington Post or the Wall Street Journal or the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Hippie culture isn't my thing, so I suspect I would be less happy in a place where it is celebrated.

You are correct that Georgia is technically on the east coast. I generally differentiate the east coast from the south in my head, but you are right that it is physically located on the coast. (It didn't help me that I have driven through Georgia approximately one billion times by going West from the Carolinas.)

But yeah, on this point you are way right and I was way wrong.


PG said...

CC probably was thinking of the "East Coast" in the Andrew Sullivan sense. I don't think Sully meant that Georgians would betray the U.S.

The middle part of the country -- the great red zone that voted for Bush -- is clearly ready for war. The decadent Left in its enclaves on the coasts is not dead -- and may well mount what amounts to a fifth column.

East Coasters have their own weirdos to give columns in major media outlets.