Men and boys put to the sword…
Name: Backyard Brewhouse Hellbound
Venue: Four Candles, Oxford
Review/notes: Asked what the solution to a computer problem was, my response was to “smack it with a sledge hammer until it capitulates.” My words hit me with nostalgia.
The word, “capitulate,” evokes Proustian
memories (is that toast I smell?
) of one of Jackie’s classics professors who ended every lecture about military history with these words: “Whereupon the [insert vanquished here] capitulated, the men were put to the sword and the women and children sold into slavery.” For years, I described every professional success thus. Now, it’s more likely to be, “hit me again, barkeeper.” Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]
Monthly consolidations/compilations: January