The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chaad's in the Times

Linda saw this article, quoting Chaad (our wine-soaked ... that is, wine-obsessed friend) about a $410 corkscrew. As most of you know, I'm opposed on engineering and religious grounds to other methods of uncorking a bottle, and it's nice to see that those with more money than they know what to do with are perceived to be enough of a market for this kind of thing.

For substantially less, you can have this (if you can find one; Kershaw discontinued them,) which is my personal favorite, a gift, years ago, from friends. It doesn't get the volume usage that a sommelier would give a wine key, but it works like a charm and like the expensive one is also a one-handed open for the foil cutter.

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