Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

07 Nov 2003, 18:16 p.m.

He Was Checking On A Dead Chicken

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Sick, bleah. Hence, drinking herbal tea. Tea companies, like Doctor Bronner of castile soap fame, propagandize the captive audience. Celestial Seasonings has inspirational sayings on the box and the tea tag. Stash has them on the individual tea packets.

"With constant drinking, fresh and fair." -- Roger DeBussy-Rabutin (1618-1693)

Some are more non-sequitur irritating than others.

The Triple Ginseng packet is too busy extolling ginseng to spare space for Blake or Bacon. Bacon died of a cold, so maybe I shouldn't be thinking of him right now.