“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”

DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)





30 June 2017


Weird weather, including the second-hottest summer on record, has brought the Yeppoon spring pineapple crop on early in northern Queensland. 

Farmers are picking record crops from smaller fruit from smaller plants which are a couple of  months short of normal maturity: they're not usually fully-sized nor ripe until well into September. 

The fruit is brilliant - there's just too much of it: after the strange weather, farmers are taking twice the normal crop. 

So DRINKSTER recommends a method of helping these poor farmers dispose of a record tonnage of pineapples. It goes like this: 

1 select pineapple 
2 remove crown neatly 
3 scoop out flesh without breaching husk 
4 put pulp in bowl mixed with one bottle of tequila 
5 freeze until mushy/crunchy 
6 fill husk with this - you have enough for two+ fills 
7 replace crown for garnish; pass around
8 consume with spoon and/or straw 
9 when empty, repeat 
10 watch kids: they love this shit 
Keep a close watch on your pulse!

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