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Roger Ebert, Lush

"In my drinking days, some of us would gather around noon on Saturdays at Oxford's Pub for what we called Drunch. We would commence with shots of creme de menthe and pint glasses of real Coke, in the hope that a combination of alcohol, sugar and caffeine would restore us ... In doing this, I would often quote 'We laugh, that we may not cry,' although just now I have discovered that no one originally said that. I always thought it was Shakespeare. It was me." —Roger Ebert, from his brand-new review of 1987's Withnail and I that was posted today [Roger Ebert/Chicago Sun-Times]

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