Cinco de Mayo Toast

Arriba, abajo, al centro, para adentro! (up, down, center, inside -somewhat uncouth so enjoy!)

And Happier St. Patrick’s Day!

May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of St. Patrick behold you. And in the gentle spirit of the Irish people, we would like to recommend to you a great way to get your Irish up on such […]

Here’s to Carry Nation

In looking around at booze stuff, I came across the following toast.  It is late, I should have found this a couple of weeks ago to go with my friend, Mr. BV’s post about Carry Nation.  Better late than never, though.  Here is a Prohibition Era toast: Here’s to Carry Nation, Of antidrink renown, Who, […]

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