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"The Confusion"
by Neal Stephenson



Thursday, 28 September, 2006

Can't put one over on Mom. She noted that I managed to reduce the total corks needed by 505 over the past ten days or so. Fortunately, I can assure you that while I may have had a glass of wine from five of the contributing bottles, the other 500 corks were from a cork supply house. I had purchased some little bottles that didn't have any stoppers in them and found a place on line that sold them. Since I was going to pay a relatively high shipping charge on them, I looked around the site and, lo and behold, they offered used wine corks for sale. So I bought some.

The only problem with them is that most of them are very similar, from their DIY wine bottling customers, I presume. But that's okay since 350 similar corks spread out over 9,500 is still just a drop in the, errr . . . bottle.

And before anyone asks, no, I did not drink ANY of the 797 bottles that went into tonight's reduction! They are all compliments of Professor Steph, who drank SOME of those bottles. Cornell offers the world's largest Wine Tasting Course and as Steph notes,

"Should have another box fairly quickly now that the wines class is back in session. (718 drunken students every Wednesday. Great.)"


And here's what I have to say about the latest Terrell Owens media circus event:

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[October 8th. Philadelphia. 4:15 p.m.]


[Only 5,807 more needed for our Wine Cellar Wall.]

Quote du jour:

"What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?"

W.C. Fields (1880-1946)

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