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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 5:59:48 PM  
12 votes:
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2020-12-02 4:01:41 PM  
11 votes:
Are there non-concealable flasks?
 
2020-12-02 5:53:34 PM  
10 votes:
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 5:49:24 PM  
9 votes:
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
 
2020-12-02 6:37:04 PM  
8 votes:

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 6:07:12 PM  
7 votes:

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 6:02:10 PM  
7 votes:
At $15 a cocktail, we should all carry flasks
 
2020-12-02 6:01:15 PM  
7 votes:
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 5:52:59 PM  
7 votes:

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

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2020-12-02 7:20:15 PM  
6 votes:

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 5:59:14 PM  
6 votes:
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 5:48:00 PM  
6 votes:
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 4:38:44 PM  
6 votes:
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Because they've never gone away, really.

/not my photo
 
2020-12-02 10:14:38 PM  
5 votes:
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Bored at my past job so I etched a flask on break
 
2020-12-02 8:08:31 PM  
5 votes:
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 9:58:22 PM  
4 votes:

Dybbuk Schmybbuk: /I suck


We all suck.
 
2020-12-02 6:19:23 PM  
4 votes:

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

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That's... Kinda hot.
 
2020-12-02 5:49:17 PM  
4 votes:

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 10:06:48 PM  
3 votes:

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 10:02:35 PM  
3 votes:
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 8:04:06 PM  
3 votes:
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 7:51:23 PM  
3 votes:
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I have a flask similar to this but I don't use the hatch for cigarettes...
 
2020-12-02 7:30:06 PM  
3 votes:
I wish I enjoyed drinking enough to need a concealable flask.
 
2020-12-02 6:40:06 PM  
3 votes:
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 5:54:44 PM  
3 votes:
I've had one for years.
When did they go out of style?
 
2020-12-02 5:48:02 PM  
3 votes:

Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?


No.  Anything is concealable if it fits in your ass.
 
2020-12-02 3:28:45 PM  
3 votes:
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2020-12-02 8:02:18 PM  
2 votes:

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 8:02:06 PM  
2 votes:
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 7:59:20 PM  
2 votes:
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 6:39:38 PM  
2 votes:
Flasks shouldnt be a comeback for Farkers
 
2020-12-02 6:32:29 PM  
2 votes:

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 6:03:17 PM  
2 votes:

Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?


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2020-12-02 6:01:29 PM  
2 votes:
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 5:55:46 PM  
2 votes:
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
 
2020-12-03 5:58:28 AM  
1 vote:

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 4:45:35 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:15:34 AM  
1 vote:
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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
 
2020-12-02 10:08:49 PM  
1 vote:

Destructor: Dybbuk Schmybbuk: /I suck

We all suck.


Fark *is* my personal exotica site!
 
2020-12-02 9:00:30 PM  
1 vote:

wantingout: Coming Soon- The MaskFlask.


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2020-12-02 8:53:58 PM  
1 vote:
Coming Soon- The MaskFlask.
 
2020-12-02 8:09:21 PM  
1 vote:
chitownmike:

Flasks are back ups and refillable, if your main drinking vessel is a flask you're doing alcoholism wrong.
 
2020-12-02 7:53:57 PM  
1 vote:

JK8Fan: Concealable flasks never went away.


How could we tell?
 
2020-12-02 7:50:14 PM  
1 vote:
Concealable flasks never went away.
 
2020-12-02 7:40:30 PM  
1 vote:

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).
 
2020-12-02 7:31:53 PM  
1 vote:

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 6:35:58 PM  
1 vote:

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 6:18:13 PM  
1 vote:
I've been a groomsman 7 times, so I have 7 flasks.
 
2020-12-02 6:16:33 PM  
1 vote:
Does having a flask automatically = having a drinking problem?

/asking for a friend of mine's liver
 
2020-12-02 6:16:16 PM  
1 vote:
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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 6:06:57 PM  
1 vote:

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 6:02:39 PM  
1 vote:
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2020-12-02 5:49:42 PM  
1 vote:

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

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anything is concealable if you're brave enough.
 
2020-12-02 3:33:12 PM  
1 vote:
Are you saying my brown paper bag isn't good enough? Well fark you, Grey Lady!
 
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