Friday, April 24, 2009

The Score

People love systems, especially when it comes to ratings. They want what you know to be reduced to a tasty morsel, a bite-sized analysis, and who am I to say they're wrong? I'd like to disagree, but I get the instant shorthand meaning when someone rates a film or restaurant using stars. So why not spirits and wines?

I'll be adapting a version of the Wired product review system I find very useful - products will be scored 1 to 10, with one denoting pure awfulness and 10 absolute sublimity. Or:
1. Ow! That hurts! Take it away.
2. Feet.
3. Won't kill ya, but won't cure ya, either.
4. "Dear, I have something your brother will like."
5. I've had worse.
6. Fine example.
7. Mmm, mmm, good.
8. Now you're talking!
9. O.M.G.
10. None for you. I'm serious - get away from that bottle. Now.

Comments, as always, welcomed.

1 comment:

  1. This is great! Now I know that your hand-me-downs are a rating of 4.