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2014-08-17 03:53:27 PM  
Assuming the beer wasn't as strong as modern beer, maybe 1-2% ABV if that, and you space it out over an entire day, three liters isn't that obscene.

Someone with even a little alcohol tolerance would probably barely feel the effects.
 
2014-08-17 04:49:05 PM  
Richard stashed away the alcohol like a camel.

/in his hump
 
2014-08-17 04:51:48 PM  
Don't they mean the "Wars of the Roses" or "Battle of Bosworth Field?"
 
2014-08-17 04:52:29 PM  
Like a lot of men who drink more than five pints every day, Richard went missing for quite a while and was eventually found in a car park.

Wonderful.
 
2014-08-17 04:53:06 PM  
Good on him for drinking something safer than medieval water. Prolonged 'is life it did.
 
2014-08-17 04:56:30 PM  

Sgygus: Richard stashed away the alcohol like a camel.

/in his hump


+1 Internets to you!
 
2014-08-17 04:57:13 PM  
Richard III (1995) is one of my favorite movies.

Top 5.
 
2014-08-17 04:58:02 PM  
The original Metro headline was better. HOTY if it was a Fark headline.
 
2014-08-17 04:59:26 PM  

Here lie the remains of King Richard The Three
Who was quite unbothered by his infamy
It was evident he imbibed heartily!

 
2014-08-17 04:59:43 PM  
just don't overreact if he tries to borrow your horse
 
2014-08-17 05:00:52 PM  
 
2014-08-17 05:03:10 PM  
Looks like he was a little cross-eyed, too. Poor bastard. "What did you do with the Prices, Richard!"
 
2014-08-17 05:04:29 PM  
i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-17 05:05:59 PM  
3 liters of beer and wine?

Dude! That's a smidge more than six pints I could put that back over the course of an entire day and suffer no ill effects. As for alcohol content, those with money could command stuff as strong as anything we can get today. However, he drank no more than anyone else of his status in his period. Brits can be remarkably stupid when they look at historical daily life. They might (MIGHT) get the dates better than do yanks, but they are even worse than we are about extending modern-day sensibilities into the past.
 
2014-08-17 05:08:36 PM  
What kind of car was he driving?
 
2014-08-17 05:11:10 PM  
That's 8.5 beers, big whoop.  Spanned out over the course of an entire day and it's even less impressive as far as time/ounces is concerned.
 
2014-08-17 05:14:19 PM  

Sgygus: Richard stashed away the alcohol like a camel.

/in his hump


Are you suggesting he couldn't stand tall and admit he had a drinking problem?
 
2014-08-17 05:16:11 PM  
A hogshead! A hogshead! My kingdom for a [burp] hogshead!
 
2014-08-17 05:19:51 PM  
ts3.mm.bing.net

A challenger appears!

/and nobody will ever believe him
 
2014-08-17 05:21:50 PM  
Ring Kichard the Thrid?

A shroe! A shroe! My dingkom for a shroe!

/oscbure?
 
2014-08-17 05:34:40 PM  
So, it's safe to assume that everyone in the middle ages was three sheets to the wind 24/7. That explains a lot.
 
mhd
2014-08-17 05:35:09 PM  

zerkalo: Good on him for drinking something safer than medieval water.


Yeah, people drank beer because water was dirty and in full armor you need a crane to get on horseback...
 
2014-08-17 05:37:22 PM  

Sgygus: Richard stashed away the alcohol like a camel.

/in his hump


*slow clap*
 
2014-08-17 05:38:34 PM  

mhd: and in full armor you need a crane to get on horseback...


I thought he ate the crane.
 
2014-08-17 05:40:36 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: The original Metro headline was better. HOTY if it was a Fark headline.


I have no bones to pick (ha ha) with Subby's work here, but yeah, that was a perfect example of a Fark-ready headline.
 
2014-08-17 05:41:42 PM  
All praise be to the god of WINE AND TITS!
 
2014-08-17 05:45:13 PM  

Sid_6.7: Assuming the beer wasn't as strong as modern beer, maybe 1-2% ABV if that, and you space it out over an entire day, three liters isn't that obscene.

Someone with even a little alcohol tolerance would probably barely feel the effects.


Midieval beer was definitely stronger than 1-2%. OG was typically around 1070 on average.
 
2014-08-17 05:45:57 PM  
Richard Lewis shamefully absent from this thread.
 
2014-08-17 05:46:16 PM  

Soulcatcher: So, it's safe to assume that everyone in the middle ages was three sheets to the wind 24/7. That explains a lot.


Actually, it does. Coffee and tea did a lot for the population when they came along.
 
2014-08-17 05:48:18 PM  
Pfft! Farking amateur!
 
2014-08-17 05:51:55 PM  
It would all depend on what kind of drunk he was. If he was a mean drunk, you'd be better off running to Scotland while singing something really insulting involving a drunk Scot and a herd of sheep in French.

He gets pissed, says "Won't *someone* take care of that asshat for me?" to the guards while winking heavily, and the next thing you know you're locked up in the Tower of London with two kids, and it's all "Whoops, did we asphyxiate you? Our bad" from there.

Total buzzkill.
 
2014-08-17 05:52:02 PM  
 
2014-08-17 05:53:58 PM  

mhd: zerkalo: Good on him for drinking something safer than medieval water.

Yeah, people drank beer because water was dirty and in full armor you need a crane to get on horseback...


You know the crane is entirely a myth from the Victorian era?

/Just one of many bits of history they royally screwed up
 
2014-08-17 05:58:04 PM  

"Scientists have revealed that King Richard III regularly drank around three litres of beer and wine a day, and liked to snack on the occasional swan."


"I tell you, yeah I tell you everyting, everyting. He licked...he licka lika man!"


media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com

 
2014-08-17 06:01:05 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Was he small and brown?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RwyPDPlFA8


Somewhat more obscure for Fark *doffs hat*
 
2014-08-17 06:01:58 PM  

skinink: "Scientists have revealed that King Richard III regularly drank around three litres of beer and wine a day, and liked to snack on the occasional swan."
"I tell you, yeah I tell you everyting, everyting. He licked...he licka lika man!"
[media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 720x540]


Who doesn't like to snack on the occasional swan? People may look at you weird but that's what swans are here for right? Guys?
 
2014-08-17 06:10:59 PM  

jaytkay: Richard III (1995) is one of my favorite movies.

Top 5.


I thought the first Richard was the best, it was a little more grungy, but the story couldn't have been better. Richard III was watchable and Richard IV and V was an outright insult to the Richard fans.
 
2014-08-17 06:13:17 PM  

57Academics: Sgygus: Richard stashed away the alcohol like a camel.

/in his hump

*slow clap*


I can appreciate a good hump
 
2014-08-17 06:33:14 PM  
3 litres of beer is under 6 pints, and if those were 4% or lower they're barely alcohol. 3,000 milliliters of wine is good going. I drink, daily, between those two markers. It's an English thing; I drink to get drunk and drink to get over last night's drunk. Having a few (many) beers with mates is good, having too many is better. We work too farking hard and the 'entertainment' we have is so pathetic, drinking copious amounts of methanol is a natural distraction. It's also probably a catholic thing, plus a saxon thing, plus really, really, nice. And beer.
 
2014-08-17 06:40:12 PM  
I rather party with the great Henry VIII. Richard III will do.
 
2014-08-17 07:21:10 PM  

Gobobo: 3 litres of beer is under 6 pints, and if those were 4% or lower they're barely alcohol. 3,000 milliliters of wine is good going. I drink, daily, between those two markers. It's an English thing; I drink to get drunk and drink to get over last night's drunk. Having a few (many) beers with mates is good, having too many is better. We work too farking hard and the 'entertainment' we have is so pathetic, drinking copious amounts of methanol is a natural distraction. It's also probably a catholic thing, plus a saxon thing, plus really, really, nice. And beer.


Methanol? You aren't going to last long doing that heh.
 
2014-08-17 07:28:13 PM  
With scoliosis like that, he probably was into any kind of pain relief he could find. Imagine living with permanently-cramped back, neck and shoulder muscles.
 
2014-08-17 08:54:30 PM  
That can't be King Richard III.. he doesn't look anything like Sean Connery OR Ian McKellen.
 
2014-08-17 09:11:35 PM  

Oneofthesedays: Richard Lewis shamefully absent from this thread.


Did he ever play Richard III?  I know he played Prince John in Robin Hood: Men in Tights as a stone neurotic, but I don't recall him playing Richard III.
 
2014-08-17 09:14:49 PM  
And like a lot of British alcoholics, he got into a lot of fights.

Edward IV would have been a better party bro, though ("sporting with nymphs; I'm jelly!" --Act I, Scene I).
 
2014-08-17 09:23:36 PM  

GrailOfThunder: That can't be King Richard III.. he doesn't look anything like Sean Connery OR Ian McKellen.


He's a dead ringer for Al Pacino though.
 
2014-08-17 09:27:56 PM  

Prey4reign: Oneofthesedays: Richard Lewis shamefully absent from this thread.

Did he ever play Richard III?  I know he played Prince John in Robin Hood: Men in Tights as a stone neurotic, but I don't recall him playing Richard III.


You're correct. Brain-fart.
 
2014-08-17 09:30:16 PM  

Oneofthesedays: Prey4reign: Oneofthesedays: Richard Lewis shamefully absent from this thread.

Did he ever play Richard III?  I know he played Prince John in Robin Hood: Men in Tights as a stone neurotic, but I don't recall him playing Richard III.

You're correct. Brain-fart.


Don't worry about it guys.  According to the linked article, Richard Lewis and Richard III apparently had something else in common.
 
2014-08-17 11:05:51 PM  

ol' gormsby: With scoliosis like that, he probably was into any kind of pain relief he could find. Imagine living with permanently-cramped back, neck and shoulder muscles.


metrouk2.files.wordpress.com

Yeah, if I had a spine like that, I'd want to be plastered all the time, too.  That just looks painful.
 
2014-08-17 11:27:42 PM  

Mouser: ol' gormsby: With scoliosis like that, he probably was into any kind of pain relief he could find. Imagine living with permanently-cramped back, neck and shoulder muscles.

[metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 650x432]

Yeah, if I had a spine like that, I'd want to be plastered all the time, too.  That just looks painful.


It must have been hard to eat too with your jaw all that far from the rest of your head.
 
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