August 15, 2005
In light of the ongoing onslaught of malt-based novelty beverages, the following seemed somewhat appropriate, taken from an introduction to the life of Max Ernst as told by Max Ernst (as quoted in Hans Richter's Dada: Art and Anti-art, page 156):
Cologne lies at the very edge of a wine-producing region. Beer country lies to the North, wine country to the South. Are we the product of what we drink? If so, it may not be without significance that Max has always preferred wine. When he was two years old, he secretly drank the dregs of several wine-glasses and then, taking his father by the hand, pointed to the trees in the garden and said, "Look, Pa, they're going round". When, in later life, he reflected on the Thirty Years' War, it occurred to him that this was a war between beer-drinkers and wine-drinkers. Perhaps he was right.
A different angle entirely: It tastes like candy...
"The Personal Is Political"
Posted by Dan at 07:50 PM
Amazon: Dada: Art and Anti-Art—Hans Richter
Artcyclopedia: Max Ernst
KITHfan.org: Season Three Sketches—Girl Drink Drunk
Modern Kicks: say it ain't so
Wikipedia: Kölsch (beer)
Wikipedia: Max Ernst
Wikipedia: Thirty Years' War