Thursday, June 21, 2012

The values of drinking

The third place tavern combines drinking with conversation such that each improves the other.  The talking/drinking synergism is basic to the pub ... The art of drinking is not acquired with the purchase of Old Mr. Boston's guide to mixing drinks.  It is learned in the company of those who combine moderate intake with scintillating conversation, for just as conversation is enhanced by the temperate use of alcohol, the artful and witty game of conversation moderates consumption of liquor.

Ray Oldenburg
The Great Good Place

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