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(Vox)   Illinois and Wisconsin have more bars than grocery stores. Most Americans tweet more about beer than church. All of this from the five maps of American drunkeness   (vox.com ) divider line
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2014-05-07 02:00:27 PM  
Definition of a WI town is a bar and a church.
 
2014-05-07 02:07:22 PM  
How many times do most of us have a beer?  A few times per week.  How many times do most people, even bible-thumpers, go to church?  Once, maybe up to three times per week.

Now that being said, those that do tweet/post about going to church tend to do it A LOT and they don't have "being drunk" as an excuse.
 
2014-05-07 02:19:22 PM  

LadySusan: Definition of a WI town is a bar and a church.


Sometimes there are two bars.
 
2014-05-07 02:20:22 PM  
Oops, almost forgot:

http://youtu.be/7WlwumGkSec
 
2014-05-07 02:51:50 PM  

R.A.Danny: LadySusan: Definition of a WI town is a bar and a church.

Sometimes there are two bars.


I stand corrected. I was only a visitor for a few years. The drinking age was 18 and was clearly not enforced. They talk trash about binge drinking now but I have no regrets. Those who cleaned up my vomit might have a different interpretation, but fark 'em. It was fun!
 
2014-05-07 03:03:23 PM  

LadySusan: R.A.Danny: LadySusan: Definition of a WI town is a bar and a church.

Sometimes there are two bars.

I stand corrected. I was only a visitor for a few years. The drinking age was 18 and was clearly not enforced. They talk trash about binge drinking now but I have no regrets. Those who cleaned up my vomit might have a different interpretation, but fark 'em. It was fun!


The drinking age is still odd. You can drink with your parents from the time of your birth (although it is up to the bar to say if they will serve you) until you are 18. Once you have reached the age of majority however, you must wait until you are 21 to drink legally.
No one checks anyway.
 
2014-05-07 03:19:56 PM  
I am shocked bars survive in Iowa.

They love their OWI income.
 
2014-05-07 03:20:25 PM  
Seems like most states would have more bars than grocery stores.
 
2014-05-07 03:21:51 PM  
The town I live in has one grocery store, five bars, a beer distributor, a state store and is only one mile long. I figured that was typical.
 
2014-05-07 03:23:40 PM  
In Deerfield, WI, as of 5 years ago, there were 2 gas stations that sold beer, a grocery store with a full alcohol section, a restaurant that was 49% bar, 2 bars on Main Street, and 2 others within the town limits, but were 5+ miles into the country. Population - 1200.
 
2014-05-07 03:24:40 PM  

roc6783: In Deerfield, WI, as of 5 years ago, there were 2 gas stations that sold beer, a grocery store with a full alcohol section, a restaurant that was 49% bar, 2 bars on Main Street, and 2 others within the town limits, but were 5+ miles into the country. Population - 1200.


We call that dry :)
 
2014-05-07 03:26:47 PM  
What would you tweet about church? Shiat hasn't changed in 2,000 years.

They keep promising a sequel, I hear they even have a script written, but nobody is attached to direct yet.
 
2014-05-07 03:27:53 PM  

BigLuca: What would you tweet about church? Shiat hasn't changed in 2,000 years.


Follow TheTweetofGod
 
2014-05-07 03:29:04 PM  

BigLuca: What would you tweet about church? Shiat hasn't changed in 2,000 years.

They keep promising a sequel, I hear they even have a script written, but nobody is attached to direct yet.


No idea, I just talk too much in threads about drinking in Wi, even though I live in the Chicago area.
 
2014-05-07 03:29:11 PM  
Naplate, Illinois had about 15 bars, 30 years ago population about 400. Its a factory town just outside of LOF. Not sure now.
 
2014-05-07 03:33:02 PM  

Solty Dog: BigLuca: What would you tweet about church? Shiat hasn't changed in 2,000 years.

Follow TheTweetofGod


I just read a few of those, they are pretty good.  And they confirm what I always suspected when I looked at myself naked - God has a sense of humor.
 
2014-05-07 03:34:06 PM  
Not a fan of light beer in any state.
 
2014-05-07 03:34:24 PM  

bigdog1960: Naplate, Illinois had about 15 bars, 30 years ago population about 400. Its a factory town just outside of LOF. Not sure now.


shiat I checked yellow pages it's 30 pop. 523. Think I'm related to half of them.
 
2014-05-07 03:35:24 PM  

R.A.Danny: LadySusan: Definition of a WI town is a bar and a church.

Sometimes there are two bars.


Sometimes the grocery store / gas station / bait shop doubles as a bar.

I partook in wine tasted a few years ago at Trigs in Rhinelander.  Apparently it was an impromptu thing.  The 5 of us that were randomly shopping that day went through a few bottles.
 
2014-05-07 03:36:20 PM  
The small town I work in South of Boston has 5 liquor stores and 0 supermarket.
 
2014-05-07 03:36:32 PM  
Hey, the data seems to show a Dirac delta function near Lexington, Kentucky. Huh. I wonder why.
 
2014-05-07 03:36:40 PM  
If you lived in Illinois, you'd drink too.
 
2014-05-07 03:38:13 PM  

R.A.Danny: BigLuca: What would you tweet about church? Shiat hasn't changed in 2,000 years.

They keep promising a sequel, I hear they even have a script written, but nobody is attached to direct yet.

No idea, I just talk too much in threads about drinking in Wi, even though I live in the Chicago area.


REPRESENT!

*brofist*
 
2014-05-07 03:38:19 PM  

Petey4335: Trigs in Rhinelander


That is exactly as far South I ever want to go when I retire. Hodags are people too.
 
2014-05-07 03:38:52 PM  
When I was a kid my dad seriously considered buying a Coast to Coast hardware store.  Most of the small towns in Wisconsin we visited or even drove through there was a 1 to 1 ratio between bars and churches...
 
2014-05-07 03:39:03 PM  
As of today, we have around 50 bars, 6 grocery stores (with large liquor/beer departments) and just under 50,000 people. You mean this isn't normal?
 
2014-05-07 03:41:33 PM  

LadySusan: Definition of a WI town is a bar and a church.


I was in southern Illinois for a wedding a few years back as an usher. The church was directly across the street from the bar. So, naturally, once everyone was seated, us ushers went across the street and had a beer before the ceremony was over. In the trolley ride around the outskirts of town before the reception, we saw multiple people blatantly drinking shiatty beer while driving. Good times.
 
2014-05-07 03:42:59 PM  

Car_Ramrod: The church was directly across the street from the bar.


How the feck else are you gonna have a proper funeral?
 
2014-05-07 03:47:40 PM  
Of course that are more bars than grocery stores.  I'm surprised most states aren't like this.  Hell, within a square block where I live there are a total of five bars.

 

redheadstepchild: As of today, we have around 50 bars, 6 grocery stores (with large liquor/beer departments) and just under 50,000 people. You mean this isn't normal?


Sounds like Wausau.
 
2014-05-07 03:48:40 PM  
img.fark.net
You gots to be kidding me.  There may be a few...VERY few...wine hipsters in uptown New Orleans.  But around here we drink beer when we're not drinking JD.  Pearl River County, in the upper right corner of the brown zone, recently went from dry to wet. We're experimenting, but even we know better than to waste our money on wine.
 
2014-05-07 03:49:07 PM  

R.A.Danny: Car_Ramrod: The church was directly across the street from the bar.

How the feck else are you gonna have a proper funeral?


Why not both?

s0.geograph.org.uk
 
2014-05-07 03:49:20 PM  
...and about 25 or so churches.

I used to drive thru a (very) small town in Wi where the catholic church had a bar on each side. I always pictured the service ending and the people flowing out of the church and into the 2 bars.
 
2014-05-07 03:50:28 PM  

R.A.Danny: Petey4335: Trigs in Rhinelander

That is exactly as far South I ever want to go when I retire. Hodags are people too.


My inheritance is just a little west.  Parents have joined the townies bar hopping on snowmobiles every winter.  I plan on doing the same.

That said-all hail the chocolate Hodag:
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-07 03:50:44 PM  

roc6783: In Deerfield, WI, as of 5 years ago, there were 2 gas stations that sold beer, a grocery store with a full alcohol section, a restaurant that was 49% bar, 2 bars on Main Street, and 2 others within the town limits, but were 5+ miles into the country. Population - 1200.


Shiat, don't all gas stations sell beer??
 
2014-05-07 03:52:22 PM  

LadySusan: Definition of a WI town is a bar and a church.


The joke in my family is the first 6 buildings a town in WI gets are:

1. a bar
2. a church
3. a gas station
4. another bar
5. another bar
6. another bar
 
2014-05-07 03:55:15 PM  
Once again proud to be from Massachusetts, the only state that is entirely "Much more beer" [than Church], when it comes to our tweets.
 
2014-05-07 03:56:07 PM  
Twitter is the tool of Satan and should not be used to discuss the house of our Lord.
 
2014-05-07 03:56:34 PM  

MBooda: [img.fark.net image 139x130]
You gots to be kidding me.  There may be a few...VERY few...wine hipsters in uptown New Orleans.  But around here we drink beer when we're not drinking JD.  Pearl River County, in the upper right corner of the brown zone, recently went from dry to wet. We're experimenting, but even we know better than to waste our money on wine.


You may be forgetting all of the wonderful high end restaurants. Trust me, they drink wine there. Lots of it.
 
2014-05-07 03:57:09 PM  
There are at least 50 churches in this smallish town and probably at least that many bars (I certainly don't know them all).  There are 4 grocery stores I can think of and a Wal-Mart.
 
2014-05-07 03:57:23 PM  

monoski: R.A.Danny: Car_Ramrod: The church was directly across the street from the bar.

How the feck else are you gonna have a proper funeral?

Why not both?


The First Baptist Bar & Grill?

/the only church in the bible belt that smells like a whiskey still
 
2014-05-07 03:58:11 PM  

Petey4335: R.A.Danny: Petey4335: Trigs in Rhinelander

That is exactly as far South I ever want to go when I retire. Hodags are people too.

My inheritance is just a little west.  Parents have joined the townies bar hopping on snowmobiles every winter.  I plan on doing the same.

That said-all hail the chocolate Hodag:
[img.fark.net image 640x480]


Ha ha ha ha ha!!!
 
2014-05-07 03:58:51 PM  

Petey4335: R.A.Danny: Petey4335: Trigs in Rhinelander

That is exactly as far South I ever want to go when I retire. Hodags are people too.

My inheritance is just a little west.  Parents have joined the townies bar hopping on snowmobiles every winter.  I plan on doing the same.

That said-all hail the chocolate Hodag:
[img.fark.net image 640x480]


I need one of these
 
2014-05-07 03:59:11 PM  

Petey4335: R.A.Danny: Petey4335: Trigs in Rhinelander

That is exactly as far South I ever want to go when I retire. Hodags are people too.

My inheritance is just a little west.  Parents have joined the townies bar hopping on snowmobiles every winter.  I plan on doing the same.

That said-all hail the chocolate Hodag:
[img.fark.net image 640x480]


Looks a lot tastier than an actual Hodag.

i1181.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-07 04:03:01 PM  
I never thought there would be a Hodag thread.
 
2014-05-07 04:06:36 PM  
Wait a minute...there are places in the US that have more grocery stores than bars?!

That's just...weird.
 
2014-05-07 04:07:02 PM  

R.A.Danny: MBooda: [img.fark.net image 139x130]
You gots to be kidding me.  There may be a few...VERY few...wine hipsters in uptown New Orleans.  But around here we drink beer when we're not drinking JD.  Pearl River County, in the upper right corner of the brown zone, recently went from dry to wet. We're experimenting, but even we know better than to waste our money on wine.

You may be forgetting all of the wonderful high end restaurants. Trust me, they drink wine there. Lots of it.


Mmmmaybe. But if I'm going to Commander's Palace, Galatoire's or Arnaud's, I'm drinking a Sazerac, or maybe a French 75, not a wine.  Unless it's New Year's; then I'll knock back some champagne.
 
2014-05-07 04:18:20 PM  
I've drank with guys from Wisconsin. Their beer consumption is incredible.

I've also drank with guys from Montana. They put down whiskey like I've never seen.
 
2014-05-07 04:20:38 PM  
Where I grew up in Wisconsin, we had 2 bars and a liquor store within one block of my house.
 
2014-05-07 04:29:11 PM  

MBooda: [img.fark.net image 139x130]
You gots to be kidding me.  There may be a few...VERY few...wine hipsters in uptown New Orleans.  But around here we drink beer when we're not drinking JD.  Pearl River County, in the upper right corner of the brown zone, recently went from dry to wet. We're experimenting, but even we know better than to waste our money on wine.


My guess is that people aren't tagging their tweets when they're shiatfaced on booze. That's just a map of tweets, so hipsters will be wildly overrepresented.
 
2014-05-07 04:31:45 PM  
Hah.  Love the little "Pittsburgh patch" in western PA in the bar/grocery store map
 
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