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(NBC News)   Scotland tackles its alcohol problem by outlawing cheap booze. It's is a move that's enough to drive a Scotsman to drink   ( nbcnews.com) divider line
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2018-02-08 04:42:22 PM  
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Here's the proof
 
2018-02-08 04:50:35 PM  
Famed Scottish poet Ewan McTeagle had a poem about this:

'To Ma Own beloved Lassie. A poem on her 17th Birthday. Lend us a couple of bob till Thursday. I'm absolutely skint. But I'm expecting a postal order and I can pay you back as soon as it comes. Love Ewan.'
 
2018-02-08 05:13:28 PM  
Outlaw cheap booze, and watch the thefts increase.
 
2018-02-08 05:44:43 PM  
They'll remove illegal stock by pouring it out into their own mouths.
 
2018-02-08 05:45:34 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Famed Scottish poet Ewan McTeagle had a poem about this:


Don't forget his epic "What's Twenty Quid to the Bloody Midland Bank?"
 
2018-02-08 06:41:26 PM  
Hold it... they sell Bud Light in Scotland?
 
2018-02-08 06:54:11 PM  
If you really wanted to tackle the drinking problem, you'd start selling LSD again.
 
2018-02-08 06:55:14 PM  
Scottish homebrewers and moonshiners call up reserves to double production...
 
2018-02-08 06:55:19 PM  

Anastacya: Outlaw cheap booze, and watch the thefts increase.


That ain't gonna do shiat, as the booze that gets stolen is rarely the good stuff.  People that drink good liquor can afford it.

I was at the grocery store two days ago looking for a bottle of Blantons.  That's usually in the liquor lockup but there was none.  There were three different kinds of fruit flavored vodak in there, though, none selling for more than $20 a fifth.  That in addition to the two rows of shiatty flavored vodak out on the shelves.  Apparently that particular flavor of shiatty vodak was really popular and got stolen a lot.

I was thrilled when Washington State did away with state monopoly on liquor sales.   Market forces are a good thing, generally, when it comes to things like my booze cabinet.  But this reminds me that the market generally has really shiatty taste in everything, and I'd be fine with regulating some Got Damn refinement into the pack of drinking heathens known as "the general populace."

/ I said vodak three times.
// Does not really like vodak
/// Three!
 
2018-02-08 06:56:13 PM  
So there's going to be an uptick in home brewing?
 
2018-02-08 06:56:18 PM  
Never mind all of that. Did anyone else see the picture right underneath of a man washing his elephant?

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elly phanty phanty cute
 
2018-02-08 06:58:42 PM  
sugar + yeast
 
2018-02-08 07:00:02 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Never mind all of that. Did anyone else see the picture right underneath of a man washing his elephant?

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elly phanty phanty cute


Doesn't that guy know how to wash an elephant?  They're supposed to go in the dishwasher with the sex toys.
 
2018-02-08 07:00:36 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Never mind all of that. Did anyone else see the picture right underneath of a man washing his elephant?

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elly phanty phanty cute


You can't like own an elephant, man.
 
2018-02-08 07:02:29 PM  

Gordon Bennett: a man washing his elephant


phrasing!

actually, it looks like he's about to cut a garment pattern out of the dead beast's ear.
 
2018-02-08 07:03:03 PM  
The lack of cheap alcohol will only lead them to an existential crisis...from what I hear, there's an entire fallacy named after it.
 
2018-02-08 07:11:09 PM  

guestguy: The lack of cheap alcohol will only lead them to an existential crisis...from what I hear, there's an entire fallacy named after it.


Naaah, it will only lead to more home made production.

/ once in the high school chemistry class, we discovered that, at least theoretically, you should be able to make ethanol form polyethylene bags
// really, the possibilities are endless
/// using potatoes is easier though
 
2018-02-08 07:17:06 PM  
Why did they ask a Middle Eastern Muslim girl about the drinking habit of Scotts?

/So many things in this article are ripe for comment.
 
2018-02-08 07:17:41 PM  
DAMN SCOTS RUINED SCOTLAND!
 
2018-02-08 07:18:08 PM  

awruk!: guestguy: The lack of cheap alcohol will only lead them to an existential crisis...from what I hear, there's an entire fallacy named after it.

Naaah, it will only lead to more home made production.

/ once in the high school chemistry class, we discovered that, at least theoretically, you should be able to make ethanol form polyethylene bags
// really, the possibilities are endless
/// using potatoes is easier though


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/Scotland, Ireland...close enough
 
2018-02-08 07:19:50 PM  
a giant 101-ounce bottle of Frosty Jack cider (7.5 percent alcohol content) currently sells for $5.65 but will soon cost at least $16.20

That seems excessive.
 
2018-02-08 07:20:41 PM  
Was looking at some single malts tonight at the local Alchopharmacy. Jeebus, I hope they don't consider that cheap booze.  They didn't even have the $100/bottle stuff locked up.
 
2018-02-08 07:21:55 PM  

doglover: You can't like own an elephant, man.


I can, but that's because I'm not a penniless hippie!
 
2018-02-08 07:24:57 PM  

Fano: DAMN SCOTS RUINED SCOTLAND!


You just made an enemy for life!
 
2018-02-08 07:27:01 PM  

hogans: doglover: You can't like own an elephant, man.

I can, but that's because I'm not a penniless hippie!


Can't believe that took 21 minures
 
2018-02-08 07:27:50 PM  
It's on my list to drink some Buckie next time I'm in Scotland.

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2018-02-08 07:28:42 PM  
Best to stick with a Healthy Breakfast Tonic
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2018-02-08 07:29:06 PM  
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2018-02-08 07:32:48 PM  
I was walking into a liquor store and a dude walks out with a handle of Tito's vodka.  I said, "That's tasty." He looked American as could be, but this thick Scottish accent says, "Aye, it's goot stuff. Ah wish a cood make et en me basement."
 
2018-02-08 07:35:30 PM  
I wanna try Irn-Bru and vodka.
 
2018-02-08 07:35:59 PM  
"As glasses are being raised on Rose Street, former soldier Tam Begbie is already at work."

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"Oy!..."
 
2018-02-08 07:36:55 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Hold it... they sell Bud Light in Scotland?


Of course they do. It's a beer brewed by a European company. Why wouldn't they sell it in Europe?
 
2018-02-08 07:40:15 PM  
Notice how prohibition always attacks the cheap booze of the poor, never the wine of the upper middles and the champagne of the rich?

Al Bundy is right.

All this moralizing bushwa is designed to make the live of the working man and the proletariat harder.

If you are an alcoholic, you need to care enough about good booze to drink the very best.
 
2018-02-08 07:44:22 PM  

Anastacya: Outlaw cheap booze, and watch the thefts increase.


And watch a black market form. Welcome to organized crime. And you thought drunks were violent.
 
2018-02-08 07:53:31 PM  
I have 12 cases of wine in bottles, and 10 in carboys that says "prohibition works"!
 
2018-02-08 07:54:28 PM  
Homedistiller.com has all the info youll ever need.
 
2018-02-08 07:56:05 PM  

Thingster: I have 12 cases of wine in bottles, and 10 in carboys that says "prohibition works"!


I have a bottle of aquavit and half a bottle of Rumple Minze that says "I need to make a beer run tomorrow".
 
2018-02-08 07:56:26 PM  
Buckfast gets you farked fast.
 
2018-02-08 07:58:00 PM  

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Here's the proof


Except five quid for three small bottles of beer is not cheap. $7 for half a six-pack is pretty bad.
 
2018-02-08 07:59:38 PM  

rebelyell2006: Thingster: I have 12 cases of wine in bottles, and 10 in carboys that says "prohibition works"!

I have a bottle of aquavit and half a bottle of Rumple Minze that says "I need to make a beer run tomorrow".


I also have 15 gallons of beer aging in bottles, but if another prohibition came around wine is the answer. Fruit, sugar, yeast.

Buying sugar and fruit at grocery store prices, you can still hit $1/bottle.
 
2018-02-08 07:59:57 PM  

mrlewish: Anastacya: Outlaw cheap booze, and watch the thefts increase.

And watch a black market form. Welcome to organized crime. And you thought drunks were violent.


It's gonna financially hurt families of the desperate, too. It's just mean instead of helpful to addiction.
 
2018-02-08 08:00:58 PM  

Thingster: rebelyell2006: Thingster: I have 12 cases of wine in bottles, and 10 in carboys that says "prohibition works"!

I have a bottle of aquavit and half a bottle of Rumple Minze that says "I need to make a beer run tomorrow".

I also have 15 gallons of beer aging in bottles, but if another prohibition came around wine is the answer. Fruit, sugar, yeast.

Buying sugar and fruit at grocery store prices, you can still hit $1/bottle.


Oh god, I wish I had that. All I have at the moment is a bottle of aquavit and half a bottle of Rumple Minze.
 
2018-02-08 08:08:20 PM  
"Hey! McCloud! Get off my ewe!
 
2018-02-08 08:45:04 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: Why did they ask a Middle Eastern Muslim girl about the drinking habit of Scotts?

/So many things in this article are ripe for comment.


She's Scottish.
 
2018-02-08 08:58:06 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Hold it... they sell Bud Light in Scotland?


We owe them an apology. Or a containership full of cheap booze parked just offshore.
 
2018-02-08 09:02:35 PM  

olrasputin: awruk!: guestguy: The lack of cheap alcohol will only lead them to an existential crisis...from what I hear, there's an entire fallacy named after it.

Naaah, it will only lead to more home made production.

/ once in the high school chemistry class, we discovered that, at least theoretically, you should be able to make ethanol form polyethylene bags
// really, the possibilities are endless
/// using potatoes is easier though

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/Scotland, Ireland...close enough


Oh, works for Scots too:

Tatties an herrin, tatties an herrin,
Your natural food it is tatties an herrin
 
2018-02-08 09:13:49 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Hold it... they sell Bud Light in Scotland?


Most Scottish cuisine is based on a dare
 
2018-02-08 09:16:21 PM  

wildcardjack: If you really wanted to tackle the drinking problem, you'd start selling LSD again.


Wait now, Scotland used to sell LSD? What? Is that where leprechauns come from? The hallucinations of Scottish freakers?

/is it me
//I can't tell
///the slashies are undulating in the slight breeze
 
2018-02-08 09:23:08 PM  
So now would be a good time to start your own moonshine operation in Scotland?
 
2018-02-08 09:32:37 PM  

drsewell: So now would be a good time to start your own moonshine operation in Scotland?


If they run 220, like England.

Stilling over an open flame is a good way to start a fire, over a 220 hot pad is muy bueno.
 
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