That Girl is Poison

Katy St. Clair illuminates another dubious connection: Socrates and the Hemlock Tavern

"It's Socrates, not da Vinci," Greg reiterated later at the bar. "My grandfather painted it." Well, that settles that, the reasoning being that his grandfather is older than we are and therefore closer in age to his contemporary, Socrates. It follows that he would know what the philosopher looked like, and reasoning, as we have concluded, is more important than facts.

We parted on that lazy night with one nugget of wisdom, handed down from sages of old: "Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good." (All right, so that was Søren Kierkegaard and not some Greek dude. Who cares? It sounded cool.)

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