Pfizer & Pepsi to Merge

This will no doubt put Coca Cola out of business in the near future…!

The Pfizer Corporation announced today that Viagra will soon be available in liquid form and this new product will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer.

It will now be possible for a man to literally pour himself a stiff one.
Obviously we can no longer call this a soft drink, and it gives new meaning to the names of cocktails, highballs and just a good old-fashioned stiff drink. Pepsi will market the new concoction by the name of: MOUNT & DO.

Thought for the day…There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer’s research. This means that by 2025, there
should be a large elderly population with perky boobs, huge erections and
absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.

Facts vs Feelings

Dear Reader,

It seems, some people have difficulties distinguishing between facts and feelings. Hint, feelings are as relevant and reliable as horoscopes and fortune cookies.

To help, here is an entertaining piece by John Oliver – a Brit – using American politics.

That should make it easier for self-absorbed Brits to swallow the medicine:

Stay amused,

Engine Room

Crazy weeks

Dear Reader,

The last few weeks have been … crazy. Along with quite a lot of bad news globally, I have been busy like crazy. Thus, it was much appreciated, when I stumbled upon a collection of tweets, that made me grin, smile, or chuckle.

Passing along a few of them, I hope to brighten your weekend a bit:












and finally, fitting for the internet:




Have a great weekend,

Engine Room

aperitif before brunch

Dear Reader,

I apologize for yet another pointless propaganda post earlier on diablog. Let’s leave it to John Oliver to answer Philippa. Not that it helps, as Philippa is proof, Brexit supporters are immune to reason, facts, and common sense. At least this video is entertaining and thus worth your time:

Moving on, as this post is about pastis.

The anis based aperitif has lost some of its popularity. I blame the two market leaders for it, Pernod and Ricard. Both are coming from the same company by now, both are poor examples of this beverage.

Here is an alternative, which I am certain you will enjoy:


Henri Bardouin is the nicest and smoothest pastis, I have found so far. The anis is balanced very well with a lot of other herbs and spices. It is a refreshing drink, perfect fore Sunday brunch.

Like the other drinks I recommend, Henri Bardouin passes the sample at room temperature test. It is even better with some cold water added.


Engine Room