Bottoms Up

We are drinking more lately, it seems. (I’ve been doing my part, but certainly can’t take all the credit.)

It’s not hard to understand why, with the shape things are in (I will spare you an enumeration of all the things that are wrong with the US and the world just now; it’s late, and the liquor stores might be closed.) But the storm is rising, and the foundations of civilization are crumbling. Our predicament is obviously hopeless, and booze is the only answer.

Booth Tarkington reminded us:

There are two things that will be believed of any man whatsoever, and one of them is that he has taken to drink.

W.C Fields grasped the nettle as well:

Everybody should believe in something — I believe I’ll have another drink.

Data here.

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2 Comments

  1. JK says

    Despite what all that data suggests – once the temps reach the 100s in Arkansas (while after the sun sets I’ll have a beer) – I’d suggest to the waka readers to buy stock in Gatorade.

    But do take caution to sell Gatorade stock mid-September and purchase brewing companies.

    Posted August 2, 2010 at 7:02 am | Permalink
  2. Mike Z says

    Malcolm,

    What if the answer _really_ _is_ _in_ _the_ _bottle_?

    Somewhat related; have you tried Bulldog gin yet? In a proper martini, of course… ? Oh wait… you need proper olives.. you need these: http://www.lindsayolives.com/our-products/perfect-pairings/mellow-onion-queen.html

    – M

    Posted August 12, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Permalink