In War and PeaceHe poured himself a drink, and sat down by one of the screens that provided a glimpse of the outside world. An ever-shifting, arbitrary arrangement of stars and planets, drifting around like bums in a park; going nowhere in particular, but somehow eventually ending up in the same place as the day before. They were much prettier than the bums in the park though. At least at a distance. When viewed up close, however, most of them were just as gritty, smelly and unwelcoming as the bums, with the exception of a handful of happy ones.In War and Peace by theOvercoat
The cognac was a fairly cheap brand that Swenson had bought because the label looked sophisticated. It made him feel sophisticated when he poured himself a glass, but since the glass was a white plastic cup the feeling of sophistication only lasted until the bottle was back in the cabinet. Then he felt like a regular John Doe again, wearing his regular clothing, sitting in his regular corner, drinking his regular alcohol while being irregularly shaven.