BEFORE THE COFFEE GETS COLD

BEFORE THE COFFEE GETS COLD

Before the coffee gets cold is the first of Toshikazu Kawaguchi川口俊和 trilogy best sellers, we had already talked about it here

While reading it, I also found a nice description about the now famous siphon coffee

The author describes a depression coffee pot, however I don’t really like the word “depression” combined with the coffee pot, which instead represents a small happy moment.

In any case, the ritual is told like this:

Nagare poured hot water into a lower cruet, then brought it to a boil to allow it to rise through the siphon into the upper cruet, where he poured ground coffee, which was then filtered back into the lower cruet.

Coffee plays a very important role in the stories told in Before the coffee gets cold, stories touching deep inside.

If you had the chance to say something that you should have told or would have wanted to say, in a moment that has already fled away, however, what would it be?

I know, it’s getting very personal here, because these thoughts are generally dedicated to the affections.

Feel free to share whatever you want.

In the meantime, I would also propose a fantasy variant, somewhat keep calm style …

Such as pointing out to Michael Stipe that R.E.M.’s decision “to stop being a band” caused a loss for the music.

Or, still about Japan, asking Sofia Coppola if she foresaw how much Lost in Translation fans would not let the whispering “come between” them and the curiosity of discovering Bill Murray’s words in Scarlett Johansson‘s ear.

Or just thank Meryl Streep now and always for showing the world that true Beauty has no canons, and that producing King Kong should have presupposed knowledge of the important underlying message about who the real monsters are.

All this only ever before the coffee gets cold

I must acknowledge the undoubtedly brilliant idea of the author, who among other things made an unusual choice for the context: in the book itself he tells us that

coffee arrived in Japan in the Edo period, towards the end of the 17th century. At first it did not satisfy Japanese taste buds, and it was certainly not considered a pleasant drink, but then again it was not surprising since it tasted like black, bitter water

Fortunately, things have since changed 🙂

What about you, did you love coffee right away or did you experience an evolution?

NO UNESCO HERITAGE

NO UNESCO HERITAGE

No UNESCO heritage for espresso: the application was rejected. Passed. Not allowed. What is the most correct wording?

It is certainly more kind to say that the candidacy The Italian Espresso Coffee between culture, ritual, sociality and literature in the emblematic communities from Venice to Naples was not admitted by the committee by the Council Director of the Italian National Commission for Unesco, who preferred the Opera.

Of course we all agree that the art of opera is worth it.

But the coffee just “wasn’t there?” Pity.

However, it remains a heritage for us.

At this point our thoughts turn to the sensational rejections.

The first that comes to mind is the famous Meryl Streep audition for King Kong.

Here she tells us directly, but above all divinely I would say

Or we can quote Fazi Editore and the interview with Elido FaziGore Vidal pointed out Dan Brown to me. His book got there six months before it was released in America. We read it absent-mindedly and didn’t do anything about it.

In other words, we can say that “reading absent-mindedly” harms.

Whenever I think of underestimates I am reminded of Shirey MacLaine and the recurring sentence in The Last Word movie “The Kinks are the most underrated band ever.”

In fact, many were surprised by the choice of David Gilmour who in a 2003 BBC interview indicated Waterloo Sunset as the first of the songs he would choose a desert island.

Do you want to tell me some anecdotes too?

Or maybe you also have a personal experience, of rejection or even better of revenge?

Indeed, more than revenge, I’d like to talk about rebirth

Being born is not enough. It is to be reborn that we are born. Everyday. Pablo Neruda

What do you say?

MORNINGS ARE FOR COFFEE AND CONTEMPLATION

MORNINGS ARE FOR COFFEE AND CONTEMPLATION

Of course I couldn’t help but go crazy for this scene

 

David Harbor has a long filmography even if before Stranger Things probably many had that famous feeling of “I’ve seen him in which movie?”

Undoubtedly Hopper is a character!
And undoubtedly the step from Hopper to Alexei Shostakov aka Red Guardian is a bit of a caricature compared to the features that made Hop so loved.

Regarding Black Widow, I would especially mention the cover of Smells like teen spirit

 

And speaking of covers: David Harbor proposed American Pie in one of the opening scenes to give more emotionally engaging depth to his character.
Good job.

But most of all, I really enjoyed this visit to his Manhattan home

 

Books and books among which he was keen to show two copies of Don Quixote.

And then guitars, plants, and the memory of “Shakespeare in the park” in New York with Meryl as Juliet and Kevin Kline as Romeo I can’t believe I’ve been missing so far!

You knew it?
See here what I found! To me it’s like One-eyed Willy’s treasure!

To be explored ASAP !!!

CONCLUSIONI INIZIALI – INCEPTIVE CONCLUSIONS

CONCLUSIONI INIZIALI – INCEPTIVE CONCLUSIONS

Inceptive conclusions is a free book downloadable here on the blog Il Perdilibri which I had already thanked for the Bisarca contest

This book was born as a challenge conceived and conducted by Gianni, author of the blog and by Ysingrinus of Discussioni Concentriche: a thousand comments to a WordPress post born by chance but continued with clear and precise intent.

A sort of experiment, with the aim of getting to the bottom, which gave birth to a roller coaster of connected or disconnected phrases, impromptu or weighted, which could be food for thought as much as assists for comic jokes.

Each comment is reported with date and time and this choice is also a winner, since I, faced with some particular days, found myself rethinking what I was doing at that moment, while they were playing this squash with words.

But the absolutely fantastic thing is that every comment could be the beginning of a story.

So I could not help but think of Meryl and of Out of Africa that I love

even if in reality the effect more than Karen Blixen is deliberately bizarre, so I considered more another interaction of ideas …

improvisation is such that it seems unlikely, but it works!

And in absolute serendipity the authors conquer their glove: a precise metaphor of the challenge, which in my opinion they have won.

In the final conclusions, reference is made to a prize for a certain type of readers and therefore as far as I am concerned I consider myself rewarded, and I thank them.

But next time, you two creative ideas, keep me in mind: I could be the Orietta Berti of the trio.
Any reference to current summer hits is not accidental at all.
Seriously: congratulations.

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