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2013-03-09 12:21:50 PM  
filmfanatic.org

drunk
 
2013-03-09 12:25:50 PM  
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
i feel you pain, brothers
 
2013-03-09 01:40:13 PM  
I'm pretty sure the 18th and 19th centuries were drunker. Everybody drank rum or whiskey almost daily. The House of Representatives had a bar on the floor. I'm gonna say the 20th wasn't drunk enough.
 
2013-03-09 02:08:28 PM  
 
2013-03-09 03:47:55 PM  

olddeegee: I'm pretty sure the 18th and 19th centuries were drunker. Everybody drank rum or whiskey almost daily. The House of Representatives had a bar on the floor. I'm gonna say the 20th wasn't drunk enough.


Serious question (for anyone)... how strong was the standard everyday liquor back then?
 
2013-03-09 03:52:13 PM  

gopher321: Popularity of types of alcoholic drinks over the centuries.


Woah, it's like a time capsule back to when the Internet was really shiatty...
 
2013-03-09 03:54:22 PM  
#16: Andre the Giant's entire life.
 
2013-03-09 03:55:55 PM  

downstairs: olddeegee: I'm pretty sure the 18th and 19th centuries were drunker. Everybody drank rum or whiskey almost daily. The House of Representatives had a bar on the floor. I'm gonna say the 20th wasn't drunk enough.

Serious question (for anyone)... how strong was the standard everyday liquor back then?



The Rise and Fall of Alcohol Consumption in Early America

 
2013-03-09 04:03:45 PM  
There is not a single mention of The Great Midnight Tequila Run of 1988 or the SoJu Synod of 1990!  Nothing on the Night of 100 Beers!

This list is useless!
 
2013-03-09 04:09:40 PM  

olddeegee: downstairs: olddeegee: I'm pretty sure the 18th and 19th centuries were drunker. Everybody drank rum or whiskey almost daily. The House of Representatives had a bar on the floor. I'm gonna say the 20th wasn't drunk enough.

Serious question (for anyone)... how strong was the standard everyday liquor back then?


The Rise and Fall of Alcohol Consumption in Early America


Thanks for that.  My favorite part of that article:

"in a state of intoxication, all men are indeed created equal. "
 
2013-03-09 04:16:08 PM  

olddeegee: The Rise and Fall of Alcohol Consumption in Early America


www.wkfl1170am.com
Gawwwwd bless Ahhhh Murrrr Ehhhh Kahhhh!

/this may be the most obscure reference I've made in a long history of Fark.
//Not that it will be all that obscure
 
2013-03-09 04:47:16 PM  
3. 1920: Two female police officers escort a man home by sidecar. When his friends find out the next day, they laugh.
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

Them's some ugly/manly womens. They ain't got no alibi.
 
2013-03-09 04:54:32 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

/a favorite movie
 
2013-03-09 06:01:19 PM  
Came for Ray Milland. L.D. Ablo did not disappoint.
 
2013-03-09 06:05:26 PM  
CSB

I was reading a book from the 40's a few years ago, some trash mystery/noir novel, and there was a passage that stuck in my mind.  The protagonist was describing his daily alcohol intake and it ran into the 10-12 drinks, from waking up with a bloody mary, martinis at lunch, several drinks at dinner and after, including a nightcap before bed.  At the end of this description he concludes with 'so not much more than anyone else.'  I was stunned.  I think people used to drink a lot more than we do now.

/CSB
 
2013-03-09 06:09:18 PM  
s15.postimage.org

BRILLIANT!!
 
2013-03-09 06:26:41 PM  

downstairs: olddeegee: I'm pretty sure the 18th and 19th centuries were drunker. Everybody drank rum or whiskey almost daily. The House of Representatives had a bar on the floor. I'm gonna say the 20th wasn't drunk enough.

Serious question (for anyone)... how strong was the standard everyday liquor back then?


Depends on what it was and who batched it.
Restrictions were not that tight yet.
 
2013-03-09 06:31:19 PM  
This soon to be Featured Partner
 
2013-03-09 06:31:19 PM  
I didn't know we could comment on buzzfeed links. I've been tricked into a few sponsored links and they by and large suck. We should at least get to complain.
 
2013-03-09 06:31:40 PM  
"Go home 20th century, you were drunk"

if you look up the stats for prior centuries, you'll see we were a LOT drunker before THAT
 
2013-03-09 06:39:41 PM  
sloshedagain: Serious question (for anyone)... how strong was the standard everyday liquor back then?

Depends on what it was and who batched it.
Restrictions were not that tight yet.

George Washington shined' a fine rye whisky-
 
2013-03-09 06:39:47 PM  
Can any of you farkers identify the year/make/model of the car in the swimming pool?
Thanks in advance!
 
2013-03-09 06:40:33 PM  

BigDamn: I didn't know we could comment on buzzfeed links. I've been tricked into a few sponsored links and they by and large suck. We should at least get to complain.


Seeing as neither of us pay the tax, we've really no right to complain. Maker's Mark won't pour itself on the servers.
 
2013-03-09 06:43:15 PM  
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
So this isn't a new thing....

McCain...this isn't a new thing either then
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2013-03-09 06:44:44 PM  

threadjackistan: BigDamn: I didn't know we could comment on buzzfeed links. I've been tricked into a few sponsored links and they by and large suck. We should at least get to complain.

Seeing as neither of us pay the tax, we've really no right to complain. Maker's Mark won't pour itself on the servers.


y'see, I'm all disagreey with this sentiment.

It's the right of the free man to complain heartily at his lot. Not complaining is for slaves. Are you a farking slave? Hmmm?
 
2013-03-09 06:52:41 PM  

torquestripe: Can any of you farkers identify the year/make/model of the car in the swimming pool?
Thanks in advance!


A Buick Roadmaster. From the late 40's.

Look at the front fender for the portholes.
 
2013-03-09 07:03:47 PM  
"his friends find out the next day, they laugh"Engrish motherphuquer?? Do you speak it??!!??
 
2013-03-09 07:08:03 PM  

sloshed_again: torquestripe: Can any of you farkers identify the year/make/model of the car in the swimming pool?
Thanks in advance!

A Buick Roadmaster. From the late 40's.

Look at the front fender for the portholes.


!949 Buick Sedanette. I didn't notice the portholes until your post.
Thanks.
 
2013-03-09 07:10:30 PM  

olddeegee: I'm pretty sure the 18th and 19th centuries were drunker. Everybody drank rum or whiskey almost daily. The House of Representatives had a bar on the floor. I'm gonna say the 20th wasn't drunk enough.


Considering the sorry state of public sanitation back then, whiskey was safer to drink back then than water.
 
2013-03-09 07:15:30 PM  

L.D. Ablo: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 452x344]

/a favorite movie


That's just begging for a 'shop in the style of a rugby playing jock.
 
2013-03-09 07:34:34 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: L.D. Ablo: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 452x344]

/a favorite movie

That's just begging for a 'shop in the style of a rugby playing jock.


Ha!  Now I can't not see that when I see that pic.  Awesome.
 
2013-03-09 07:39:21 PM  

wax_on: CSB

I was reading a book from the 40's a few years ago, some trash mystery/noir novel, and there was a passage that stuck in my mind.  The protagonist was describing his daily alcohol intake and it ran into the 10-12 drinks, from waking up with a bloody mary, martinis at lunch, several drinks at dinner and after, including a nightcap before bed.  At the end of this description he concludes with 'so not much more than anyone else.'  I was stunned.  I think people used to drink a lot more than we do now.

/CSB


They did. We are such prudes these days.

Thanks to idiots who can't hold their drink & had to drink/drive/kill.
 
2013-03-09 07:47:29 PM  

Old enough to know better: olddeegee: I'm pretty sure the 18th and 19th centuries were drunker. Everybody drank rum or whiskey almost daily. The House of Representatives had a bar on the floor. I'm gonna say the 20th wasn't drunk enough.

Considering the sorry state of public sanitation back then, whiskey was safer to drink back then than water.


beer, whiskey, etc, but not neccesarly the reason. more of a social status thing.. only poor people drank water, because whiskey was so damn cheap... why bother?

and no, there were no regulations in place, the stuff was either as strong, or as weak as the producer desired it to be. Whiskey at the time was really more of a way to maximize the profit and yield of a crop. Be it barley, rye, wheat, or corn. Growing the stuff wasn't the problem, it was getting it to market.

booze don't go bad.
 
2013-03-09 07:48:46 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: [filmfanatic.org image 640x480]

drunk


stoned! that's from Reefer Madness!

or was that the joke?
 
2013-03-09 08:17:27 PM  

Old enough to know better: olddeegee: I'm pretty sure the 18th and 19th centuries were drunker. Everybody drank rum or whiskey almost daily. The House of Representatives had a bar on the floor. I'm gonna say the 20th wasn't drunk enough.

Considering the sorry state of public sanitation back then, whiskey was safer to drink back then than water.


The local story of Benson Bubblers is that they were installed because Simon Benson was sick of his employees getting drunk because it was hard to find a clean glass of water.
 
2013-03-09 08:47:27 PM  

L.D. Ablo: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 452x344]

/a favorite movie


Excellent. Watched that movie on AMC or something with my dear old Grandpa. When he robs the liquor store, "I'm taking that quart of rye. I'm gonna get it one way or the other," or whatever he says, I asked Grandpa what rye whiskey was all about.

I said, "what do you drink rye whiskey with?"

My Grandpa said, "Ice."


So years later I tried rye whiskey, and I'm drinking Jim Beam rye RIGHT NOW!!  Good times.
 
2013-03-09 08:51:26 PM  

KawaiiNot: They did. We are such prudes these days.

Thanks to idiots who can't hold their drink & had to drink/drive/kill.


Yep - nothing to do with the lack of community, ever increasing urban and suburban areas, increasing population density, and so forth.
 
2013-03-09 08:58:36 PM  
My Grandpa made some of PEI's finest molasses based liquor. I've been told that if the cops were chasing you, the smart thing was to leave the booze next to the railroad tracks because it's federal land and they couldn't confiscate it without a federal warrant. Unfortunately, PEI hasn't had a railroad for about 30 years.
 
2013-03-09 09:31:47 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: and no, there were no regulations in place, the stuff was either as strong, or as weak as the producer desired it to be. Whiskey at the time was really more of a way to maximize the profit and yield of a crop. Be it barley, rye, wheat, or corn. Growing the stuff wasn't the problem, it was getting it to market.


Yeah when they opened the Eire Canal and finally after two failed attempts pushed rail over into the Ohio valley, the world changed. A river of American wheat poured onto the world market depressing prices. Britain when from buying grain from Eastern Europe to buying American wheat within a year. The drop in grain prices led to bankruptcy's and instability in Eastern Europe and another huge wave of destitute farmers headed to America.
 
2013-03-09 09:32:31 PM  
This week in unnecessary censorship...

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-09 09:52:19 PM  
#8 looks like Biden...
 
2013-03-09 10:00:03 PM  
Oh dear. Soon, we'll see this article as a sponsored link for a month or so.

/Buzzfeed, with sweat and dead man's balls.
 
2013-03-10 12:32:20 AM  
At least the so-called Lost Generation of the 1920s had the decency to stay drunk.  We boomers couldn't even do that.
 
2013-03-10 01:26:00 AM  
What a completely f*cking worthless link.
 
2013-03-10 01:44:10 PM  
www.drunkard.com
 
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