A gloggy Christmas to all

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Another family brews up an appalling mixture of port, brandy, Burgundy, almonds and raisins, called glogg, and then, I presume, proceeds to get quietly gloggy. A deeply religious bachelor, whose name is unfortunately not given, ‘once set his Christmas table with all sorts of mechanical toys. As the guests entered the dining room, the wound-up dolls, acrobats, animals, merry-go-rounds began performing their mechanical tricks’ The effect on the guests, already reeling with glogg, must have been a curious one. Somehow, I have the feeling that everybody started turning handsprings, tearing down the smilax, and beating the tar out of him, something he richly deserved.

https://archive.org/stream/bestofsjperelma00pere/bestofsjperelma00pere_djvu.txt

The Best of S.J. Perelman

No, the picture isn’t Gert, it’s Jean Rhys.

And there’s that dog again. Spooky, don’t you think?

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9 thoughts on “A gloggy Christmas to all

  1. It’s really a pity my reply to this blog is nothing so witty as this take on ‘glogg’. (No mistake, this piss take, I did like the dog: don’t compound my headache and go the whole hog with more quotes and out-takes! I’d need yet more slog — to find rhymes for blogging for gawd’s sake, and glogg.)

    Here endeth the lesson; the lesser the better.

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