Friday, September 19, 2008

Coffee Musings

Single orgin. The art of the thing. When does one shift from being a consumer to being a conasuierre?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

In 1760, Oliver Goldsmith says, "Painting is now become the sole object of fashionable care; the title of connoisseur in that art is at present the safest passport into every fashionable Society; a well timed shrug, an admiring attitude and one or two exotic tones of exclamation are sufficient qualifications for men of low circumstances to curry favour."

hmmmm, according to Goldy, all those pretentious wannabes that can properly pronounce their beverage and make the proper expression afterward at Starbucks are connoisseurs.

Go figure.

Anonymous said...

or did I misread that quote?

silly little consumer am I.....