Make you Fink on Friday, er Saturday

Question…

Do we really need this crap?

For the wine geek who has everything: the cork presenter

The Alessi cork presenter

Designed by graphic arts superstar Milton Glaser, Alessi’s new cork presenter is polished stainless steel and will set you back just $30.

Not for a casual meal at home, though.

This may be more appropriate for those engaged in a formal entertaining style. The Alessi cork presenter was, in fact, designed for Eleven Madison Park, the highly lauded New York City restaurant helmed by Daniel Humm who won Outstanding Chef at this year’s James Beard Awards. Outstanding service is one reason the restaurant did so well — in addition to Humm’s meticulously elegant American cooking.

Source: The LATimes

Opinion:

The Alessi cork presenter!

A variation on the theme

What a load of utter crap!

We don’t need crap like this in the world.

I have eaten in plenty of posh restaurants around the world. The cork has always been presented on a washable cloth napkin, perfectly satisfactory.

Now some over-paid twerp has designed another cork presenter.

Raw materials, mining, manufacturing, electricity, packaging, advertising, transport…

All so the 1% can have a friggin’ stainless steel cork presenter!

I get so riled.

Here we are struggling to save the planet, and it is really a case of “save the planet from us!”

We are squeezing it dry, trying to wring the last drop of blood from a dying dirt ball.

All the pomp and ceremony is not needed. The 1% don’t need a cork presenter.

Things like cork presenters are just one more nail in the coffin for the rest of us.

As useless as tits on a bull!

Humanity has to change. The sooner the day of reckoning comes, the better for everybody.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Alex Jones on July 21, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Mindless junk for mindless people. The world and people would be richer,happier and productive buying only what they needed.

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  2. Posted by JeanGui on July 25, 2012 at 7:26 am

    I agree with your point but the “save the planet from us” is bothering me… The planet is not in trouble… It’s seen way worse for the last 4 billion years and will still be here for a few billion years… I’m really not scared for the planet… I’m scared for us. So let’s stop the “save the planet” and let’s “save the humans from ourselves”…

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    • >Jean, I fully agree. George Carlin did a wonderful skit on exactly that, colourful language, but the message was there. We are both the problem and the victims, the planet “is doin’ just fine.”

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, appreciated.

      AV

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