Chartreuse Is Back

I wrote a short aside about this, but decided to write a more substantive post.

What’s Chartreuse?

Chartreuse is a French liqueur composed of distilled alcohol flavored with 130 herbal extracts. The liqueur is named after the Grande Chartreuse monastery where it is produced, which in turn is named after the Chartreuse Mountains, the region in France where the monastery is located.

No, it’s not that

Chartreuse is a color that was named because of its resemblance to the green color of one of the French liqueurs called green chartreuse. The web color chartreuse is the color precisely halfway between green and yellow, so it is 50% green and 50% yellow. A Crayola crayon named Chartreuse was created in 1972, but it was the incorrect color, a red-orange shade. It was renamed Atomic Tangerine in 1990. The complementary (opposite) color of chartreuse is violet. Chartreuse is the most visible color to the human eye.

And no, it isn’t that either.

When I think of Chartreuse, I think of turntablism but with words not vinyls. Listen to Kid Koala and you’ll understand what I mean.

I discovered Chartreuse last summer.The year was 2006 and it wasn’t my best year. It was actually one of the worst years in my life. His posts were great. Intuitive, polished and insightful. But the best thing about Chartreuse, is that I met a bunch of really interesting people through the comments. The comments tell a story, a story that is hard to find.

I met Jessica Doyle. She is going to be shitting her pants when she discovers that PC is back.

I met Candace Quates from New Orleans. The poet Robert Bruce from KnifeGunPen. Noah Brier from Renegade Marketing. And others.

If you don’t remember, a meltdown happened on PC’s blog last year. He left it and began something new that didn’t work out.

Rumors were floating around in the beginning of this year on what exactly had happened. Honestly, I didn’t really get involved and didn’t really comment on the situation, it’s none of my business. Some of them sounded like total fiction. What I do keep in mind is that I enjoyed reading PC’s posts and thought that they were a great read each day.

I think that what’s important is that PC is back and posting everyday. One of the great things about blogs is that they open your mind to new ideas, things that you would have never thought of by yourself, tucked away on your computer.

Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

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