[MA-SOC] Bartender (was Recommend a plum wine?)
ralphyoung at optonline.net
Wed Dec 20 20:13:56 EST 2006
Segueing into a related topic, has anyone watched the new anime "Bartender"?
Its another prodigy-talent infotainment style anime, doing for mixology what
"Yakitate!! Japan" does for bread baking and "Hikaru no Go" does for Go.
The thing that makes Bartender stand out is that where most of the
infotainment animes I've seen have been at least partially comedic and aimed
at child amateurs starting out in a hobby, Bartender seems to be sincerely
aimed at a mature audience and, while the amazing bartending talents of the
protagonist are presented in an equally exaggerated way, the tone they seem
to be trying for is not over-the-top and loopy but semi-mystical and
Which is just downright weird. While I have respect for mixology (and one
of my friends is a three-time World Champion mixologist and prepares drink
menus for vodka companies and hotel chains), the idea of presenting the art
of bartending as something sublime and mystical just is a little too much
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From: "Ann Wagner" <mshenna at gmail.com>
To: "Metro Anime New York City--social list" <ma-nyc-soc at lists.baka.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: [MA-SOC] Recommend a plum wine?
> The pickled ume (the salted pink/red ones) are delicious -- good at
> breakfast, even (will wake you up fast). The ones that have been floating
> around in a liquor bottle for a year or so, not so much; they taste
> like rubbing alcohol & the texture is just strange.
> On 12/20/06, Ofer Hirsch Gill <oferhirsch.gill at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I like ume plums. Heck, I even buy onigiri (rice triangles wrapped in
>> seaweed) stuffed with ume plum, that's how much I like it. Although I do
>> admit that it's an acquired taste, kinda like those dry red wines...
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