Decline and Fall Open Thread (Starbucks subvariant)
Belatedly cross posted from Balloon Juice
With the news that the new “Trenta”* size Starbucks will offer exceeds the average volume of the human stomach, I (a) gain the opportunity to say I’m not dead yet to this (very spiffy, suddenly) community…
…and more important, have an excuse to post a couple of really juicy bits of art appropriate to the news.
First, for all of you who may wish to revisit what might have been chemically aided visions of your youth, this:
(Next pic after the jump)
*I believe “Trenta” is Seattitalian for “Anti-Personnel Drink.”
And then, I suppose no kinder to anyone with a dread of flashbacks, there’s this:
Bottoms up all.
Images: Hieronymous Bosch, “Gluttony,” from The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things, c. 1480
Hieronymous Cock engraving after Pieter Breugel the Elder, The Seven Deadly Sins or the Seven Vices – Gluttony, 1558