My son Matthew went food-shopping with Fiona this morning (they’re off school for the Easter holiday) and he bought me a pear cider, on the assumption that it would be made from 100% pears. But when we checked the bottle, it turned out to be 3.5% alcohol by volume, so it must be at most 96.5% pears.
In completely related news, I am informed by Stewart Lee’s management that his DVDs are in fact region-free, not region-2-only as stated on their Amazon pages. So I bought a copy of If You Prefer a Milder Comedian, Please Ask For One for an American friend. He’ll let me know whether it works. (One of many reasons for buying this is to compensate for the copy that I pirated: buying a DVD for a friend has to be better than donating to a donkey sanctuary.)
Lee’s management says that “For legal reasons Amazon will not change the wording”. What on earth could be Amazon’s “legal reasons” for insisting on a lie? I’ll let you know if they clarify.
The “region 2” DVD of If You Prefer A Milder Comedian did work in the USA, confirming Lee’s management’s assertion that it was in fact region-free. Hurrah for the DVD makers! And boo to Amazon for lying!