Dr. Dataport’s Cure For Political Stressby Art Jacobson on Mar. 10, 2011, under Politics
In despair about the state of the state? Still angry at the weasels who foreclosed on you? Here is what the Dr. reports has always worked for him.
Oh give me Martinis medicinal, cold
I want them astringent and forthright and bold,
At the end of the day, when I’m truly done in
I welcome a glass that is filled to the brim
With a whiff of vermouth and four ounces of gin.
And take to your heart this immutable truth:
Martinis are made out of gin and vermouth.
They aren’t just concoctions of stuff you have handy.
They’re really not made with with sweet cordials or brandy,
They’re not colored blue or be-clouded with brine,
Though best when straight up, ‘on the rocks’ is just fine.
A final reminder, I’ll not let is pass,
What makes a Martini is not just the glass!