March is a Month To Ponder

Now is the time to think. You have gone through the holidays, the New Year’s Resolutions, now gone, the torpor of February, and now is March. The in between month. Not really spring, unless you live in the hell that is SoCal. Not summer. Not winter. Not holidays. March is purgatory, or a place to […]

Love is in the air.

“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” ― Frank Sinatra

Happy New Year!

My cynicism knows no bounds. “After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” ― Oscar Wilde

If By Whiskey

You may keep your William Jennings Bryant “Cross of Gold” and your Jack Kennedy “Ask Not”, for my money, the greatest political speech ever was a short oration first delivered in 1952 by Noah “Soggy” Sweat, candidate for the Mississippi legislature. It is known to us today by the title “If By Whiskey”: My friends, […]

Where there is a will, there is a way.

A Turk with the name of Haroun Ate whisky by means of a spoon. To one who asked why, This Turk made reply: “To drink is forbidden, you loon.”

Cider Season

There was an old maid of Oneida, Who screamed at the sight of a spider; She would faint at a lamb And run wild from a ram, But fearlessly tackle hard cider.  

Healing Beer

A man to whom illness was chronic, When told that he needed a tonic, Said “Oh! Doctor dear, Won’t you please make it beer?” “No,no,” said the Doc, “that’s Teutonic.”

Easy but not cheap

That is how a girl that I used to see in the distant past used to characterize herself.  And I bring that up (other than to dredge up pleasant -well, some of them-memories) because we have recently gotten some free stuff.  FREE STUFF!  WOOT!  If you have followed us from the beginning (and we know […]

The Liquor Locusts

The Liquor Locusts

"The harsh, useful things of the world, from pulling teeth to digging potatoes, are best done by men who are as starkly sober as so many convicts in the death-house, but the lovely and useless things, the charming and exhilarating things, are best done by men with, as the phrase is, a few sheets in the wind." ~H.L. Mencken

The Dangers of Thirst

"Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing." ~Jerome K. Jerome

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The Jug of Empire!

The Jug of Empire!

"How solemn and beautiful is the thought that the earliest pioneer of civilization, the van-leader of civilization, is never the steamboat, never the railroad, never the newspaper, never the Sabbath-school, never the missionary -- but always whiskey!" ~Mark Twain