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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 7:42:10 PM  
Mine is just a collector's item. Not that I collect flasks, or drink enough to warrant the use of one.
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2020-12-02 7:50:14 PM  
Concealable flasks never went away.
 
2020-12-02 7:51:23 PM  
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I have a flask similar to this but I don't use the hatch for cigarettes...
 
2020-12-02 7:51:56 PM  
GISed "space bag"

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/Not disappointed.
 
2020-12-02 7:52:17 PM  
I suppose I will never get to attend another college football game where the flasks get passed around during the game. Thanks Covid!
 
2020-12-02 7:53:57 PM  

JK8Fan: Concealable flasks never went away.


How could we tell?
 
2020-12-02 7:56:59 PM  
How the hell do you conceal this?

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/I know. Just recall that famous Lincoln quote.
//God bless you President Lincoln.
///You were the best of us. Also, three slashies are required.
 
2020-12-02 7:59:20 PM  
Once again, I am a trendsetter. I have been using flasks for years, of course I live in Utah, so it's probably just survival instinct.
 
2020-12-02 8:00:09 PM  

Destructor: There are plenty of other things I'd like to mislead you on.


GawdDamnit. I'm tired of smarting/funnying my own posts. I tell you, I get no respect. Probably because I deserve none. Well, the system works.

Well, okay. Fine. I'm keeping Heavy Breathing cat in reserve... For now.

Also, I'm planning on buying a flask... purely for investment purposes, you understand.
 
2020-12-02 8:02:06 PM  
I've been carrying around a flask of single malt that has a compartment to store two Cohibas for some time now. A gentleman is always prepared.
 
2020-12-02 8:02:18 PM  

Beerguy: Once again, I am a trendsetter. I have been using flasks for years, of course I live in Utah, so it's probably just survival instinct.


Well, you know, it's always the hero who is about to die that pulls a flask out of nowhere, takes a huge swig, and then says something profound. Long pause. Guy who he recited his monologue salutes him, and then our hero drives off into saving the day through personal sacrifice.

That's why you need a flask.

To be that guy.
 
2020-12-02 8:04:06 PM  
I tuck a flask into my tackle box for every trip.

For medicinal purposes.

In case I hook my finger and need to disinfect my esophagus.
 
2020-12-02 8:05:26 PM  

JK8Fan: I suppose I will never get to attend another college football game where the flasks get passed around during the game. Thanks Covid!


You shared a flask with strangers before COVID?
 
2020-12-02 8:07:38 PM  

Destructor: To be that guy.


...That smart/funny didn't happen by itself. Yeah. I did that. Suck it up buttercup...
 
2020-12-02 8:08:24 PM  
/I formally refuse to take your breath test, Fark.
 
2020-12-02 8:08:31 PM  
The use of a flask is justified when you're going to places that gouge mercilessly on the price of booze due to lack of competition. Sports stadiums and amusement parks are good examples.
 
2020-12-02 8:09:21 PM  
chitownmike:

Flasks are back ups and refillable, if your main drinking vessel is a flask you're doing alcoholism wrong.
 
2020-12-02 8:53:58 PM  
Coming Soon- The MaskFlask.
 
2020-12-02 9:00:30 PM  

wantingout: Coming Soon- The MaskFlask.


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2020-12-02 9:40:39 PM  

blodyholy: 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.


I hide it from my kids. Glass of beer with dinner, but shots are for the empty kitchen. One thing to have a beer, another to be going bottoms-up Jimmy Page in front of them.
Doesn't make me mean, we all have our rubber crutches.
/I suck
 
2020-12-02 9:58:22 PM  

Dybbuk Schmybbuk: /I suck


We all suck.
 
2020-12-02 10:02:35 PM  
I actually keep a little bottle with me as a medical aide for my epilepsy. If I feel a seizure coming on I can down it and head home for the rest of the day without worrying about dropping during the trip. The security director was like "it's not standard but it's better than calling 911 when you go down"

I literally have an "it's for medical purposes" letter from management.
 
2020-12-02 10:06:48 PM  

TheReject: I actually keep a little bottle with me as a medical aide for my epilepsy. If I feel a seizure coming on I can down it and head home for the rest of the day without worrying about dropping during the trip. The security director was like "it's not standard but it's better than calling 911 when you go down"

I literally have an "it's for medical purposes" letter from management.


That is simultaneously so cool and so terrible.

It's beautiful in a terrible and tragic way. There is no button to push for that.

But I wish there were.
 
2020-12-02 10:07:14 PM  

TheReject: I actually keep a little bottle with me as a medical aide for my epilepsy. If I feel a seizure coming on I can down it and head home for the rest of the day without worrying about dropping during the trip. The security director was like "it's not standard but it's better than calling 911 when you go down"

I literally have an "it's for medical purposes" letter from management.


Hmmpf. I wish *I* had epilepsy.
 
2020-12-02 10:08:49 PM  

Destructor: Dybbuk Schmybbuk: /I suck

We all suck.


Fark *is* my personal exotica site!
 
2020-12-02 10:08:55 PM  
I have an engraved metal flask that my first boyfriend gave me. The problem is that he deeply engraved my full name on it, and I can't think of an effective way to destroy it.

/he also gave it to me full of rum when I was 17. At that age, all I knew was that it was filled with a nasty-smelling fluid.
//he was 16 when that happened.
///my dad despised him (understandably) for the whole incident.
 
2020-12-02 10:14:10 PM  
Wait...flasks went out of style?
 
2020-12-02 10:14:38 PM  
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Bored at my past job so I etched a flask on break
 
2020-12-02 10:16:16 PM  
I've always had one for Lagavulin, and one for Jim Beam Double Oak.
 
2020-12-02 11:09:10 PM  

Sloppy Wreck: Destructor: Dybbuk Schmybbuk: /I suck

We all suck.

Fark *is* my personal exotica site!


did he mean dicks?
 
2020-12-03 12:15:34 AM  
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I did a double take the first time I saw someone taking a shot out of one of these. 


/had a classic leather bound flask for over 10 years
//use it maybe twice a year
 
2020-12-03 4:45:35 AM  

Snaptastic: I have an engraved metal flask that my first boyfriend gave me. The problem is that he deeply engraved my full name on it, and I can't think of an effective way to destroy it.

/he also gave it to me full of rum when I was 17. At that age, all I knew was that it was filled with a nasty-smelling fluid.
//he was 16 when that happened.
///my dad despised him (understandably) for the whole incident.


High heat, and a moderate sized hammer.  Can get both from lowes/home depot for under 30.  (Check torch temps.)

If you are less angry, and more handy - you *could* make a small at home forge/smelter.  Make a little hockey puck out of it...
 
2020-12-03 5:58:28 AM  

pastramithemosterotic: JK8Fan: I suppose I will never get to attend another college football game where the flasks get passed around during the game. Thanks Covid!

You shared a flask with strangers before COVID?


There were many flasks. It's college football in the south
 
2020-12-03 5:59:17 AM  

Crewmannumber6: JK8Fan: Concealable flasks never went away.

How could we tell?


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2020-12-03 2:27:35 PM  

makerofbadjokes: Snaptastic: I have an engraved metal flask that my first boyfriend gave me. The problem is that he deeply engraved my full name on it, and I can't think of an effective way to destroy it.

/he also gave it to me full of rum when I was 17. At that age, all I knew was that it was filled with a nasty-smelling fluid.
//he was 16 when that happened.
///my dad despised him (understandably) for the whole incident.

High heat, and a moderate sized hammer.  Can get both from lowes/home depot for under 30.  (Check torch temps.)

If you are less angry, and more handy - you *could* make a small at home forge/smelter.  Make a little hockey puck out of it...


There is an idea. I may give that a try if I muster up the energy.

(It isn't a hate thing, it is more irritation that it is my full name and enough identifying info etched into it. I can see myself discarding it, only to have it find me again...and darn if I am going to throw this into the ocean, only to have it come back up when I am 100 years old! X-D)
 
2020-12-03 6:24:54 PM  
Snaptastic:

Won't you Think of the human interest news reporter who's story you're denying them?
 
2020-12-03 11:37:20 PM  

AuralArgument: Snaptastic:

Won't you Think of the human interest news reporter who's story you're denying them?


I am thinking of that person a lot! Imagine this person finds a rusty metal flask engraved with a love note at what must have been great expense, imagines that it must have been a great romance, and spends months tracking down the man and the woman.  Finally, an old woman is located, and this person travels to meet her and return what was clearly a lost, treasured possession...

"That fark tried to talk me into dropping out of college to marry him, then accused me of cheating on him because how dare I decide that I more to live for than his stupid a$$!! I spent years thinking of how to dispose of that flask with all that information written on it, and you brought it back!"

/Admittedly dramatic, but it is how I imagine it would go. X-D
 
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