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2020-12-02 4:15:16 PM  
38 votes:

Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?


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2020-12-02 5:52:59 PM  
21 votes:

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

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Challenge accepted!

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2020-12-02 7:51:56 PM  
14 votes:
GISed "space bag"

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/Not disappointed.
 
2020-12-02 6:16:16 PM  
13 votes:
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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 6:53:06 PM  
11 votes:

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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 6:03:17 PM  
11 votes:

Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?


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2020-12-02 9:00:30 PM  
10 votes:

wantingout: Coming Soon- The MaskFlask.


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2020-12-02 6:18:13 PM  
10 votes:
I've been a groomsman 7 times, so I have 7 flasks.
 
2020-12-02 6:02:39 PM  
10 votes:
How to Hide your drinking 101
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2020-12-02 5:59:48 PM  
10 votes:
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2020-12-02 5:49:17 PM  
10 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 6:41:50 PM  
9 votes:
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2020-12-02 5:56:52 PM  
8 votes:
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2020-12-02 3:33:12 PM  
8 votes:
Are you saying my brown paper bag isn't good enough? Well fark you, Grey Lady!
 
2020-12-02 7:51:23 PM  
7 votes:
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I have a flask similar to this but I don't use the hatch for cigarettes...
 
2020-12-02 10:14:38 PM  
6 votes:
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Bored at my past job so I etched a flask on break
 
2020-12-02 8:04:06 PM  
6 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 5:48:02 PM  
6 votes:

Bob Falfa: Are there non-concealable flasks?


No.  Anything is concealable if it fits in your ass.
 
2020-12-02 5:48:00 PM  
5 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 10:07:14 PM  
4 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.


Hmmpf. I wish *I* had epilepsy.
 
2020-12-02 8:53:58 PM  
4 votes:
Coming Soon- The MaskFlask.
 
2020-12-02 6:16:33 PM  
4 votes:
Does having a flask automatically = having a drinking problem?

/asking for a friend of mine's liver
 
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2020-12-02 5:49:42 PM  
4 votes:

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

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anything is concealable if you're brave enough.
 
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
 
2020-12-02 8:09:21 PM  
3 votes:
chitownmike:

Flasks are back ups and refillable, if your main drinking vessel is a flask you're doing alcoholism wrong.
 
2020-12-02 8:05:26 PM  
3 votes:

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 8:02:06 PM  
3 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 6:32:55 PM  
3 votes:

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 5:54:32 PM  
3 votes:

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 3:28:45 PM  
3 votes:
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2020-12-02 10:08:55 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:08:49 PM  
2 votes:

Destructor: Dybbuk Schmybbuk: /I suck

We all suck.


Fark *is* my personal exotica site!
 
2020-12-02 9:40:39 PM  
2 votes:

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 8:08:24 PM  
2 votes:
/I formally refuse to take your breath test, Fark.
 
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 7:53:57 PM  
2 votes:

JK8Fan: Concealable flasks never went away.


How could we tell?
 
2020-12-02 7:40:30 PM  
2 votes:

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 7:26:43 PM  
2 votes:

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 6:02:10 PM  
2 votes:
At $15 a cocktail, we should all carry flasks
 
2020-12-02 6:02:00 PM  
2 votes:
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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
 
2020-12-03 2:27:35 PM  
1 vote:

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)
 
2020-12-02 8:00:09 PM  
1 vote:

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 7:56:59 PM  
1 vote:
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 7:52:17 PM  
1 vote:
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 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 6:19:23 PM  
1 vote:

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

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That's... Kinda hot.
 
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