The Beat is fighting the biggest battle of The Beat‘s life and we need all the support from our loyal fans we can get. We are trying very, very hard not to play CIV IV. We held the game in our hands not that long ago, but, with the greatest display of self-control we have ever mustered, we put it back on the shelf. Of course, there are alternative means of…acquiring software, but we’re resisting that, too. But someday we’re not going to be able to control ourselves, and it’s going to be all over…no more Beat blog, no more nerd news you can use, or at least only a skeletal site tended with the attention usually shown by fathers in Harry Chapin songs.
MEANWHILE, we are fighting another fight on another front, equally difficult. You see, about a month ago we gave up drinking Vietnamese instant coffee for the simple reason that we suspected the ingredients were more complex than the “coffee, milk, sugar” the label indicated. Emulsifiers. Phosphates. Diglycerides. Cocaine. Who knows? That stuff is addictive. Every morning since then we’ve thought about going to Chinatown and getting another supply, but we can’t give in, we mustn’t.
Just the other day, we were tidying and found one last packet. We were trying to save it for a rainy day but that lasted about 8 hours. Seriously this stuff is addictive. Did we mention that? Honest, you can see people pretending to snort it here. We don’t know what to do. CIV IV for Vietnamese coffee. We’ve got to have one of them.