@Kevin Finnerty Oh, I meant "...add a shot or so of cognac. Drink. Repeat..." because otherwise you'd just keep adding cognac and never drink it. This is why I'm not a computer programmer.
I do something like this in airport lounges before long flights. I call it a "cranky baby." Get steamed milk from the coffee machine, add a shot or so of cognac. Repeat until the they call your flight.
Sounds like a set up for a shaky-cam horror movie.
@armagnacforbreakfast Not actually true about job prospects after grad school in the sciences anymore. See: https://www.facebook.com/OccupyJournalClub