Jon Collins

Taken directly from Sam Malone’s Black Book, 6th Edition (bought in Cheers Bar in Boston 04 May 2006):

Fill Glass with ice
2 oz Whiskey
Fill with sour mix
Shake
Dash of Soda Water
Garnish with Cherry and Orange

For the sour mix, in blender:

1 Egg White
1 cup of Water
1 cup of Lemon Juice
3 tbsp Sugar

Blend until sugar is liquefied.

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Stupid little biscuit
Stupid little biscuit
I wanna eat it
But dunno if I can risk it
They wrapped it up in plastic
Sealed it in a packet
Left it on the counter
And now I’m gonna grab it
I’m set on the target
Now I’m walking past it
Soon as they’re distracted
Hand goes out and palm it
Biting through the plastic
Peeling off the packet
Two bites and I eat it
Stupid little biscuit

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… was how the Oxford Dictionary of Computing defined a systems administrator. Or at least it did in the second-hand copy of the first edition, which I owned in my university days, 35 years ago (ouch).

While I loved the self-effacing humour, it was 20 years later that I discovered…

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Jon Collins

Jon Collins

Writer, baker, candlestick maker. Translating for geeks since 1987