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(The New York Times)   Concealable flasks are making a comeback. Welcome to the roaring '20s   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2020-12-02 3:28:45 PM  
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2020-12-02 3:33:12 PM  
Are you saying my brown paper bag isn't good enough? Well fark you, Grey Lady!
 
2020-12-02 4:01:41 PM  
Are there non-concealable flasks?
 
2020-12-02 4:15:16 PM  

Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?


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2020-12-02 4:38:44 PM  
Do these count?

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Because they've never gone away, really.

/not my photo
 
2020-12-02 5:23:49 PM  

Destructor: Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?

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Hmmmmm. Point taken.
 
2020-12-02 5:48:00 PM  
Who is anyone concealing from right now anyway? Their kids?

Actually, probably. Hell, at this point, the kids are probably drinking just to deal with their parents.
 
2020-12-02 5:48:02 PM  

Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?


No.  Anything is concealable if it fits in your ass.
 
2020-12-02 5:49:17 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?

No.  Anything is concealable if it fits in your ass.


I believe the term is prison wallet
 
2020-12-02 5:49:24 PM  
Why not just use a Big Gulp cup like the rest of us?  Dump in the full pint and fill it up with Coke or whatever
 
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2020-12-02 5:49:42 PM  

Destructor: Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?

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anything is concealable if you're brave enough.
 
2020-12-02 5:52:59 PM  

Destructor: Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?

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Challenge accepted!

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2020-12-02 5:53:34 PM  
As a no-longer-drinking-person, I still believe a plastic half-pint is the best flask. Plus when you get blackout drunk and lose it, there are fewer regrets.
 
2020-12-02 5:54:32 PM  

Juc: Destructor: Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?

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anything is concealable if you're brave enough.


Bob Falfa: Hmmmmm. Point taken.


I love bringing comments together. :-)
 
2020-12-02 5:54:44 PM  
I've had one for years.
When did they go out of style?
 
2020-12-02 5:55:46 PM  
If you're a proper alcoholic you have bottles stashed in many places for any contingency. Car, bathroom, garage, overcoat, etc

/I don't condone this behavior
//Alcoholism is bad, mmmkay
///If you're carrying a flask take a good look at yourself in the mirror
 
2020-12-02 5:56:52 PM  
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2020-12-02 5:59:14 PM  
JFC who cares about the concealment? That should not even be a Thing right now.

Nobody is supposed to be outside their homes for socializing. There is still a pandemic.
 
2020-12-02 5:59:48 PM  
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2020-12-02 6:01:15 PM  
Had no idea flasks ever went away.
Then again, I rarely use the ones I have. But they have had their moments.
 
2020-12-02 6:01:29 PM  
When I was at Ohio State, at football games, we'd use wine botas filled the liquor of our choice. Fit nicely via sling under one's arm, under a sweatshirt or jacket. Of course, this was waaaay before 9/11. Now you get finger farked going into the stadium and would probably serve hard time if they caught you with booze.

/ If I was rich enough, I could afford tickets and try to find out
 
2020-12-02 6:02:00 PM  
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/was not aware they went away
//mine rarely leaves the house
///nice to have something at my desk for those all-night WFH sessions
 
2020-12-02 6:02:10 PM  
At $15 a cocktail, we should all carry flasks
 
2020-12-02 6:02:39 PM  
How to Hide your drinking 101
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2020-12-02 6:03:17 PM  

Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?


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2020-12-02 6:06:57 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: JFC who cares about the concealment? That should not even be a Thing right now.

Nobody is supposed to be outside their homes for socializing. There is still a pandemic.


You can outside your home and drink alone....

...Hey, it's classier than a paper bag.
 
2020-12-02 6:07:12 PM  

blackhalo: As a no-longer-drinking-person, I still believe a plastic half-pint is the best flask. Plus when you get blackout drunk and lose it, there are fewer regrets.


They fit so well into the side pockets of cargo pants.
 
2020-12-02 6:15:51 PM  

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I have one of those for going to shows (used it at an AEW card).

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/was not aware they went away
//mine rarely leaves the house
///nice to have something at my desk for those all-night WFH sessions


I have that exact one for roller derby tourneys when I am not on the clock.

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Destructor: Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?

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Lastly, we used that exact plan to sneak a farkload of booze into a pool party where they were doing bag checks to keep out booze you didn't by from the bars they had set up there. What's a farkload? Two mini fridges full of beer, about 15 full size liquor bottles & assorted smaller ones (and weed too).

/amazingly, I don't think I have had a drink in over 10 months
//drinking alone sucks
///damn you, 2020!!!
 
2020-12-02 6:16:16 PM  
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Saw one of these at my local liquor store last year.  I wondered about the looks you'd get from people thinking you were drinking sunscreen.
 
2020-12-02 6:16:33 PM  
Does having a flask automatically = having a drinking problem?

/asking for a friend of mine's liver
 
2020-12-02 6:18:13 PM  
I've been a groomsman 7 times, so I have 7 flasks.
 
2020-12-02 6:19:23 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Destructor: Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?

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That's... Kinda hot.
 
2020-12-02 6:30:31 PM  
So the venerable New York Times in now doing native advertising?  I guess that was the obvious next step after click-bait Khardashian stories.
 
2020-12-02 6:32:29 PM  

Nick Nostril: When I was at Ohio State, at football games, we'd use wine botas filled the liquor of our choice. Fit nicely via sling under one's arm, under a sweatshirt or jacket. Of course, this was waaaay before 9/11. Now you get finger farked going into the stadium and would probably serve hard time if they caught you with booze.

/ If I was rich enough, I could afford tickets and try to find out


Try a pair of barnoculars. Hollow binoculars. Make sure to fill it up completely so theres no air in it so it doesn't gurgle...
 
2020-12-02 6:32:55 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: I've been a groomsman 7 times, so I have 7 flasks.


I gave out personalized pocket knives at my wedding. I want my groomsman to stab a f*cker if sh*t goes down
 
2020-12-02 6:35:58 PM  

blackhalo: As a no-longer-drinking-person, I still believe a plastic half-pint is the best flask. Plus when you get blackout drunk and lose it, there are fewer regrets.


Nobody get passed out drunk off a pint
 
2020-12-02 6:37:04 PM  

chitownmike: blackhalo: As a no-longer-drinking-person, I still believe a plastic half-pint is the best flask. Plus when you get blackout drunk and lose it, there are fewer regrets.

Nobody get passed out drunk off a pint


The pint is just for maintenance when out and about
 
2020-12-02 6:39:38 PM  
Flasks shouldnt be a comeback for Farkers
 
2020-12-02 6:40:06 PM  
Yeah, they haven't gone out of style, it's just another generation discovering them.

We use these for lightweight travel.  Love them:

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2020-12-02 6:41:50 PM  
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2020-12-02 6:48:32 PM  

skiinstructor: Nick Nostril: When I was at Ohio State, at football games, we'd use wine botas filled the liquor of our choice. Fit nicely via sling under one's arm, under a sweatshirt or jacket. Of course, this was waaaay before 9/11. Now you get finger farked going into the stadium and would probably serve hard time if they caught you with booze.

/ If I was rich enough, I could afford tickets and try to find out

Try a pair of barnoculars. Hollow binoculars. Make sure to fill it up completely so theres no air in it so it doesn't gurgle...


So you don't drink out of it? That's farking pointless
 
2020-12-02 6:53:06 PM  

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Saw one of these at my local liquor store last year.  I wondered about the looks you'd get from people thinking you were drinking sunscreen.


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2020-12-02 7:11:53 PM  

JesseL: Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Destructor: Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?

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That's... Kinda hot.


"Help me find my keys, and we can drive outta here!"
 
2020-12-02 7:20:15 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: JFC who cares about the concealment? That should not even be a Thing right now.

Nobody is supposed to be outside their homes for socializing. There is still a pandemic.


This. The article is B.S., flasks are for concealing booze in public. Like a funeral or baseball game, not chilling at home.

Also, they never went out of style.
 
2020-12-02 7:26:43 PM  

blodyholy: Also, they never went out of style.


+500% increase in sales, as I recall from the article.

blodyholy: flasks are for concealing booze in public


Yes. Yes they are.

It's interesting what conclusions we can draw here.
 
2020-12-02 7:27:11 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: I've been a groomsman 7 times, so I have 7 flasks.


All I ever wanted was a flask and I got a collection of money clips and beer mugs
 
2020-12-02 7:30:06 PM  
I wish I enjoyed drinking enough to need a concealable flask.
 
2020-12-02 7:31:53 PM  

Destructor: blodyholy: Also, they never went out of style.

+500% increase in sales, as I recall from the article.

blodyholy: flasks are for concealing booze in public

Yes. Yes they are.

It's interesting what conclusions we can draw here.


I only got a wee bit in before I closed the tab...missed the 500%+ stat.

I guess one could surmise parents are hiding their drinking from their kids, one spouse from another, or, why not - kids from their parents.
 
2020-12-02 7:32:29 PM  
My impression is that flasks are for teenagers, people who just were teenagers, and alcoholics. The only time I've seen them used is getting drunk at an anime convention.
 
2020-12-02 7:40:30 PM  

blodyholy: I only got a wee bit in before I closed the tab...missed the 500%+ stat.


I don't want to mislead you. Well, I don't want to mislead you on this. There are plenty of other things I'd like to mislead you on. Like how hawt I am. But here's the excerpt from the article:

"Flask sales are up 505 percent year over year!" said Anthony Barzilay Freund, the editorial director at 1stdibs.com, with frank astonishment, when I asked. "Of course, we don't tend to sell many flasks to begin with," he said. "But since the pandemic began we've sold 36 flasks, which is up 385 percent from last year." So far, the biggest sale was a pair of English porcelain "moon" flasks made by Minton in around 1880 (listed at $38,250).
 
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