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(Anorak (UK))   Ever wonder how drunk the framers were the night they signed the Constitution? Fifty-four bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, eight of whiskey, 22 of porter, eight of hard cider, 12 of beer, and seven bowls of alcoholic punch, that's how drunk   (anorak.co.uk) divider line 53
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2014-02-25 12:09:39 PM  
Challenge accepted.
 
2014-02-25 12:29:35 PM  
Fortunately, upon more sober reflection, they carefully edited out the SHOW US YOUR TITS clause they'd added the night before.
 
2014-02-25 12:53:57 PM  
And those that did not represent the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations?
What did they drink?
 
2014-02-25 12:55:25 PM  
They would've made a fine bunch of FARKers.
 
2014-02-25 01:05:40 PM  
If I just publicly committed high treason on the most powerful nation on the earth I'd what to get all tore up too.
 
2014-02-25 01:17:23 PM  

Sybarite: Fortunately, upon more sober reflection, they carefully edited out the SHOW US YOUR TITS clause they'd added the night before.


Original wording of the Second Amendment:

"A well regulated sorority being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to show their bare tits shall not be infringed."
 
2014-02-25 01:25:06 PM  
Until the temperance movement began in the mid 19th century, Americans boozed at a rate that dwarfs what we do now.  Alexis de Tocqueville mentions several times what lushes Americans are in his book.  And he was French!
 
2014-02-25 01:44:19 PM  

Donnchadha: "A well regulated sorority being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to show their bare tits shall not be infringed."


The Founding Fathers were wise indeed.
 
2014-02-25 01:47:51 PM  
they had plenty to celebrate about.  God bless 'em.
 
2014-02-25 01:56:40 PM  
I was just reading the Constitution was written by God
 
2014-02-25 02:02:28 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: If I just publicly committed high treason on the most powerful nation on the earth I'd what to get all tore up too.


Guess who doesn't know the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence?
 
2014-02-25 02:18:07 PM  
thefinereport.com

Approves
 
2014-02-25 02:22:46 PM  
That was what they drank before they signed the Constitution.

It took them two days to get over the hang over before they could sign it.  Considering how much more alcohol they drank back then, having a hangover that lastedt a couple days is quite an achievement.
 
2014-02-25 02:26:38 PM  
In my undergraduate lectures, I point out that as of 1830, Americans drank on average about three modern beers' worth of alcohol every single day (according to our best estimates). Now, to put that number in perspective, modern Americans drink the equivalent of one. To put the number even more into perspective those numbers were calculated with children included. In 1830, the US had a "pre-modern" population structure, meaning there were a LOT of children as a proportion of the population.  In other words, adults, on average drank a whole hell of a lot more than the equivalent of three beers a day. Basically, Americans went through life pretty well sloshed. In 1787, the numbers probably wouldn't have been much different.
 
2014-02-25 02:28:54 PM  
Did they sing the songs that remind them of the good times?
 
2014-02-25 02:31:47 PM  
So basically a prototype for today's fark parties?
 
2014-02-25 02:31:48 PM  

lilbjorn: [thefinereport.com image 481x305]

Approves


The man who photoshopped that should be given a medal.

i1.cpcache.com
 
2014-02-25 02:37:36 PM  

phaseolus: Did they sing the songs that remind them of the good times?


They sang songs that reminded them of  the better times.
 
2014-02-25 02:46:20 PM  
This was an AWESOME series. I wish they'd rerun it more often.

http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/how-booze-built-america
 
2014-02-25 02:48:23 PM  
and Jesus created every drop of it from water.
 
2014-02-25 03:11:58 PM  

BMulligan: The Stealth Hippopotamus: If I just publicly committed high treason on the most powerful nation on the earth I'd what to get all tore up too.

Guess who doesn't know the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence?


Yeah pick me. Flubbed that one
 
2014-02-25 03:16:10 PM  
So if Justices Scalia and Thomas really want to fully understand the Original Intent of the Constitution, doesn't this suggest that they should down a bottle of Makers Mark before writing their opinions?
 
2014-02-25 03:24:09 PM  
No, because in those days "wine" just meant "grape juice".
 
2014-02-25 03:25:15 PM  

BMulligan: The Stealth Hippopotamus: If I just publicly committed high treason on the most powerful nation on the earth I'd what to get all tore up too.

Guess who doesn't know the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence?


Every single right wing troll/Republican?
 
2014-02-25 03:27:49 PM  
it would explain the bravado of this signature.

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-25 03:36:18 PM  
Sounds like a Fark pre-party.
 
2014-02-25 03:38:10 PM  
That explains the 2nd Amendment...
 
2014-02-25 03:39:53 PM  

Raoul Eaton: So if Justices Scalia and Thomas really want to fully understand the Original Intent of the Constitution, doesn't this suggest that they should down a bottle of Makers Mark before writing their opinions?


No, it means they should down three. Each.
 
2014-02-25 03:48:00 PM  
As a I drink kick this I'm gettin. Even shutt up. Titos, drinkin wo stinkin.
Ud mom iz a znelly pi pirate hookrt
 
2014-02-25 03:49:14 PM  

xanadian: They would've made a fine bunch of FARKers.


Especially Franklin, Boobiesmaster General of the US...
 
2014-02-25 03:50:17 PM  

eiger: In my undergraduate lectures, I point out that as of 1830, Americans drank on average about three modern beers' worth of alcohol every single day (according to our best estimates). Now, to put that number in perspective, modern Americans drink the equivalent of one. To put the number even more into perspective those numbers were calculated with children included. In 1830, the US had a "pre-modern" population structure, meaning there were a LOT of children as a proportion of the population.  In other words, adults, on average drank a whole hell of a lot more than the equivalent of three beers a day. Basically, Americans went through life pretty well sloshed. In 1787, the numbers probably wouldn't have been much different.


Didn't kids drink alcohol too? Wouldn't that have been safer than drinking the water? Or am I thinking too far back in history?
 
2014-02-25 03:54:21 PM  

Gaseous Anomaly: xanadian: They would've made a fine bunch of FARKers.

Especially Franklin, Boobiesmaster General of the US...


That's why he's on the $100 bill.
 
2014-02-25 03:57:26 PM  
not to mention all the weed, most of the founding fathers were big stoners.
 
2014-02-25 04:07:24 PM  

muck1969: it would explain the bravado of this signature.

[img.fark.net image 370x275]


John Hancock? It's Herbie Hancock.
 
2014-02-25 04:11:11 PM  

muck1969: it would explain the bravado of this signature.


Look at that John Hancock. Pretty flamboyant signature for an insurance man.

/Love that Stan Freberg
//Life, liberty, and the purfuit of happinefs?
 
2014-02-25 04:13:12 PM  

xanadian: Gaseous Anomaly: xanadian: They would've made a fine bunch of FARKers.

Especially Franklin, Boobiesmaster General of the US...

That's why he's on the $100 bill.


President Franklin... didn't he shoot President Hamilton in a duel once?
 
2014-02-25 04:27:05 PM  

Gaseous Anomaly: eiger: In my undergraduate lectures, I point out that as of 1830, Americans drank on average about three modern beers' worth of alcohol every single day (according to our best estimates). Now, to put that number in perspective, modern Americans drink the equivalent of one. To put the number even more into perspective those numbers were calculated with children included. In 1830, the US had a "pre-modern" population structure, meaning there were a LOT of children as a proportion of the population.  In other words, adults, on average drank a whole hell of a lot more than the equivalent of three beers a day. Basically, Americans went through life pretty well sloshed. In 1787, the numbers probably wouldn't have been much different.

Didn't kids drink alcohol too? Wouldn't that have been safer than drinking the water? Or am I thinking too far back in history?


Kids usually drank cider or "small beer" which were fairly low alcohol. John Adams wrote Abigail a letter telling her how much he missed hers. Not to imply that the founders weren't quite well lubricated.
 
2014-02-25 04:28:33 PM  
We just created the greatest democracy on earth, you low- life commoner!

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-25 04:33:21 PM  

Donnchadha: Sybarite: Fortunately, upon more sober reflection, they carefully edited out the SHOW US YOUR TITS clause they'd added the night before.

Original wording of the Second Amendment:

"A well regulated sorority being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to show their bare tits shall not be infringed."



Given the language of the time, I believe it would have been a little different. 'Free to bare thy bosoms' and all.
 
2014-02-25 05:31:49 PM  
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union just deleted EVERYTHING IN THE POLITICS QUEUE.  WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE ITS FRIDAY OR APPARENTLY SATURDAY IN MY OWN TIMEZONE GET OUT AND ENJOY LIFE.
 
2014-02-25 05:34:05 PM  

heebout...flrrrrb: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union just deleted EVERYTHING IN THE POLITICS QUEUE.  WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE ITS FRIDAY OR APPARENTLY SATURDAY IN MY OWN TIMEZONE GET OUT AND ENJOY LIFE.


Heh LOL
 
2014-02-25 05:46:23 PM  

ginandbacon: Gaseous Anomaly: eiger: In my undergraduate lectures, I point out that as of 1830, Americans drank on average about three modern beers' worth of alcohol every single day (according to our best estimates). Now, to put that number in perspective, modern Americans drink the equivalent of one. To put the number even more into perspective those numbers were calculated with children included. In 1830, the US had a "pre-modern" population structure, meaning there were a LOT of children as a proportion of the population.  In other words, adults, on average drank a whole hell of a lot more than the equivalent of three beers a day. Basically, Americans went through life pretty well sloshed. In 1787, the numbers probably wouldn't have been much different.

Didn't kids drink alcohol too? Wouldn't that have been safer than drinking the water? Or am I thinking too far back in history?

Kids usually drank cider or "small beer" which were fairly low alcohol. John Adams wrote Abigail a letter telling her how much he missed hers. Not to imply that the founders weren't quite well lubricated.


"Dear esteemed colleague Mr. Adams,

All of us assembled today would like to sign on in agreement that we too miss and long to enjoy again the lovely Abigail's small ... beers.

Yours sincerely,
The entire colonies"
 
2014-02-25 05:53:19 PM  

whither_apophis: ginandbacon: Gaseous Anomaly: eiger: In my undergraduate lectures, I point out that as of 1830, Americans drank on average about three modern beers' worth of alcohol every single day (according to our best estimates). Now, to put that number in perspective, modern Americans drink the equivalent of one. To put the number even more into perspective those numbers were calculated with children included. In 1830, the US had a "pre-modern" population structure, meaning there were a LOT of children as a proportion of the population.  In other words, adults, on average drank a whole hell of a lot more than the equivalent of three beers a day. Basically, Americans went through life pretty well sloshed. In 1787, the numbers probably wouldn't have been much different.

Didn't kids drink alcohol too? Wouldn't that have been safer than drinking the water? Or am I thinking too far back in history?

Kids usually drank cider or "small beer" which were fairly low alcohol. John Adams wrote Abigail a letter telling her how much he missed hers. Not to imply that the founders weren't quite well lubricated.

"Dear esteemed colleague Mr. Adams,

All of us assembled today would like to sign on in agreement that we too miss and long to enjoy again the lovely Abigail's small ... beers.

Yours sincerely,
The entire colonies"


Hahahahahaha!
 
2014-02-25 06:05:09 PM  

Best Princess Celestia: Donnchadha: Sybarite: Fortunately, upon more sober reflection, they carefully edited out the SHOW US YOUR TITS clause they'd added the night before.

Original wording of the Second Amendment:

"A well regulated sorority being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to show their bare tits shall not be infringed."


Given the language of the time, I believe it would have been a little different. 'Free to bare thy bosoms' and all.


Not necessarily. "Tit" is a very old word. In Old English, "titt" means nipple or breast. "Tit" was a common word in Scandanavian languages, referring originally to a small animal (e.g., those birds which are still called bushtits or titmouses) but as early as the 16th century came to refer to a girl or woman, often used in a deprecatory way synonymous with "hussy" or "minx." Curiously, though - and in this sense you're correct - the plural form was essentially unknown from its passage out of common use in the transition from Old English to Middle English, arising again only in 1928 or thereabouts.
 
2014-02-25 06:09:35 PM  

BMulligan: Best Princess Celestia: Donnchadha: Sybarite: Fortunately, upon more sober reflection, they carefully edited out the SHOW US YOUR TITS clause they'd added the night before.

Original wording of the Second Amendment:

"A well regulated sorority being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to show their bare tits shall not be infringed."


Given the language of the time, I believe it would have been a little different. 'Free to bare thy bosoms' and all.

Not necessarily. "Tit" is a very old word. In Old English, "titt" means nipple or breast. "Tit" was a common word in Scandanavian languages, referring originally to a small animal (e.g., those birds which are still called bushtits or titmouses) but as early as the 16th century came to refer to a girl or woman, often used in a deprecatory way synonymous with "hussy" or "minx." Curiously, though - and in this sense you're correct - the plural form was essentially unknown from its passage out of common use in the transition from Old English to Middle English, arising again only in 1928 or thereabouts.


I just got the weirdest girl boner.

www.sacred-texts.com
 
2014-02-25 06:21:28 PM  

ginandbacon: BMulligan: Best Princess Celestia: Donnchadha: Sybarite: Fortunately, upon more sober reflection, they carefully edited out the SHOW US YOUR TITS clause they'd added the night before.

Original wording of the Second Amendment:

"A well regulated sorority being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to show their bare tits shall not be infringed."


Given the language of the time, I believe it would have been a little different. 'Free to bare thy bosoms' and all.

Not necessarily. "Tit" is a very old word. In Old English, "titt" means nipple or breast. "Tit" was a common word in Scandanavian languages, referring originally to a small animal (e.g., those birds which are still called bushtits or titmouses) but as early as the 16th century came to refer to a girl or woman, often used in a deprecatory way synonymous with "hussy" or "minx." Curiously, though - and in this sense you're correct - the plural form was essentially unknown from its passage out of common use in the transition from Old English to Middle English, arising again only in 1928 or thereabouts.

I just got the weirdest girl boner.


Then my work here is done.
 
2014-02-25 06:27:31 PM  

BMulligan: ginandbacon: BMulligan: Best Princess Celestia: Donnchadha: Sybarite: Fortunately, upon more sober reflection, they carefully edited out the SHOW US YOUR TITS clause they'd added the night before.

Original wording of the Second Amendment:

"A well regulated sorority being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to show their bare tits shall not be infringed."


Given the language of the time, I believe it would have been a little different. 'Free to bare thy bosoms' and all.

Not necessarily. "Tit" is a very old word. In Old English, "titt" means nipple or breast. "Tit" was a common word in Scandanavian languages, referring originally to a small animal (e.g., those birds which are still called bushtits or titmouses) but as early as the 16th century came to refer to a girl or woman, often used in a deprecatory way synonymous with "hussy" or "minx." Curiously, though - and in this sense you're correct - the plural form was essentially unknown from its passage out of common use in the transition from Old English to Middle English, arising again only in 1928 or thereabouts.

I just got the weirdest girl boner.

Then my work here is done.


You get a gold star for exceptional internetting.
 
2014-02-25 06:56:31 PM  

ginandbacon: BMulligan: ginandbacon: BMulligan: Best Princess Celestia: Donnchadha: Sybarite: Fortunately, upon more sober reflection, they carefully edited out the SHOW US YOUR TITS clause they'd added the night before.

Original wording of the Second Amendment:

"A well regulated sorority being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to show their bare tits shall not be infringed."


Given the language of the time, I believe it would have been a little different. 'Free to bare thy bosoms' and all.

Not necessarily. "Tit" is a very old word. In Old English, "titt" means nipple or breast. "Tit" was a common word in Scandanavian languages, referring originally to a small animal (e.g., those birds which are still called bushtits or titmouses) but as early as the 16th century came to refer to a girl or woman, often used in a deprecatory way synonymous with "hussy" or "minx." Curiously, though - and in this sense you're correct - the plural form was essentially unknown from its passage out of common use in the transition from Old English to Middle English, arising again only in 1928 or thereabouts.

I just got the weirdest girl boner.

Then my work here is done.

You get a gold star for exceptional internetting.


Thank you. I only hope you understand that my goal was not merely to titillate.
 
2014-02-25 07:04:35 PM  

BMulligan: I only hope you understand that my goal was not merely to titillate.


I die here.
 
2014-02-25 07:13:18 PM  

ginandbacon: BMulligan: I only hope you understand that my goal was not merely to titillate.

I die here.


Yes, but just a little.
 
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