It’s Friday night – the perfect occasion to check in on what we’re imbibing, and what it’s doing to us.
Apparently a couple of drinks at work fuels creativity: http://www.economist.com/node/21560265 And I just thought I kept a bottle of Wild Turkey in my desk as a nod to the memory of Hunter Thompson.
In other beverage news, Mountain Dew is very good for your teeth. Whoops, that doesn’t sound quite right. Here, read this: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=6863173
Funny thing is, Wiki says Mountain Dew used to be slang for moonshine. And Wiki also says, and I quote, “Shine remains a traditional drink for Atlantic Canadians.”
Well of course it does. My pappy who spent his formative years digging for gold on Isle Haute used to say shine could cure all kinds of ailments. It might blind you, sure, but your other health problems would vanish. Mind you, his claim to having a medical degree from The University of Rockall Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockall) always seemed a bit sketchy. I tend not to trust his advice, except on issues related to seagull dung and driftwood.
I’m a bit of a wine drinker myself. I’ve posted pictures of my collection here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/10/most-expensive-wine_n_1084988.html
I’ve always said, “You haven’t tasted a Cabernet Franc until you’ve had to sell someone else’s kidney to pay for it!”
Worried the kids might be raiding the liquor cabinet? Oh, you have no idea: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/24/local/la-me-hand-sanitizer-20120424
And check out this recreational drinker. The most famous internal organs on the Internet: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/drunk-tourist-falls-asleep-baggage-conveyor-belt-discovered-x-ray-monitor-rome-airport-article-1.1133716
I’ll leave you with this. Granted, it might have a bit too much chlorine to be thirst-quenching: http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/08/travel/scary-swimming-pool/index.html?hpt=hp_c2