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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:57 pm

t's 250 years since the death of William Hogarth. His famous work Gin Lane still informs the way people think about the drink.

It's arguably the most potent anti-drug poster ever conceived. A woman, her clothes in disarray, her head thrown back in intoxicated oblivion, allows her baby to slip from her grasp, surely to its death in a stairwell below.

She's the centrepiece in an eye-wateringly grim urban melee - full of death, misery, starvation and fighting.

The year was 1751. The drug in question was gin. And the engraving was a conscious effort by William Hogarth, along with his friend novelist Henry Fielding, to force the government to do something about a drink that was threatening to tear apart the social fabric of England.

The craze had started with changes in the laws at the end of 17th Century aimed at curbing consumption of French brandy by liberalising the distilling industry.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28486017

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Post by Irn Bru on Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:32 pm

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:50 pm

And the govt of the day reveled in it....

they even allowed people to be paid in drink, and allowed the millowners to pay them in vouchers that could ONLY be spent in the "company shop"

finally the "corn laws" were brought in whereby folks had to be paid in "coin of the realm" at least weekly

it took another conservative to remove that right and force everyone to be paid via a bank. withn its associated extra costs and problems....

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Post by Cass on Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:33 am

gin during Victorian times was cheaper than food at some points...it filled you up and kept you warm and then killed you young with the additions mentioned in OP.

^Victor - agree with mill owners but look at port sunlight (I think or something similar) whereby there were loads of clubs, activities, reading rooms etc...but no puns and no drink in the company shop so it was another extreme - but this one was considered "good" cause it kept them away from the demon drink.

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:52 am

from 1788 to 1813 Australia's official currency was Rum.. different times
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Post by gerber on Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:26 am

Well a very good morning to all you happy chaps and chappettes.

I will be much more careful on my purchasing of the wonderful pick me up.

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Post by Lone Wolf on Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:08 pm

Cool 

IF those Juniper berries (of 'Life of Brian' fame..) were meant for drinking, they would come with handles and straws already attached...

IF you good peeps want a real 'pick me up' forget the Gin, Vodka (potatoes) or Brandy (distilled wine) ~ you can't go past a "double Bundy and Coke in a Schooner glass" :


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Post by gerber on Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:57 pm

Lone Wolf wrote:Cool 

IF those Juniper berries (of 'Life of Brian' fame..) were meant for drinking, they would come with handles and straws already attached...

IF you good peeps want a real 'pick me up' forget the Gin, Vodka (potatoes) or Brandy (distilled wine) ~ you can't go past a "double Bundy and Coke in a Schooner glass" :



My juniper bush grows in a cut glass bucket, the berries are gently squeezed through a covering of fish net tights and Waitrose ( Coles in down under ) supply a direct pipe of tonic as hydration.  Only woozes drink through straws.

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:12 pm

Bee wrote:IF you good peeps want a real 'pick me up' forget the Gin, Vodka (potatoes) or Brandy (distilled wine) ~ you can't go past a "double Bundy and Coke in a Schooner glass."

Erm...that's a Cuba Libre. http://cocktails.about.com/od/atozcocktailrecipes/r/cuba_lbr_cktl.htm Known to us plebeians as Rum and Coke.

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Post by Lone Wolf on Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:05 pm

Cool 

AND what that polar bear is holding there would be 2 oz. brown rum in a 15 oz. glass...

Ice optional..
And the head (froth) should only be around 1/2", +/- 1/8".    drunken

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Post by Cass on Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:40 am

Lone Wolf wrote:Cool 

AND what that polar bear is holding there would be 2 oz. brown rum in a 15 oz. glass...

Ice optional..
And the head (froth) should only be around 1/2", +/- 1/8".    drunken

icky....rum.....bad memories......

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Re: When gin was full of sulphuric acid and turpentine

Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:02 am

I make sure to keep myself in bourbon, Irish whisky, tequila and Cognac ...

But the Cognac always runs out first. I got my bottle of Courvoisier right here!


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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:04 am

But full of sulphuric acid and turpentine? Respeck!


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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:31 am

Ben_Reilly wrote:But full of sulphuric acid and turpentine? Respeck!


In parts of Huyton that's a cocktail
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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:34 am

Nems wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:But full of sulphuric acid and turpentine? Respeck!


In parts of Huyton that's a cocktail
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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:08 pm

Every one get drunk all the time..
like i said those were different days  Cool  Cool  Cool 


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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:19 pm

Ohh I thought of an aussie saying that I wonder if other nations get..

"going Praying" or "Praying at ..."
means going drinking

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:44 pm

veya_victaous wrote:Ohh I thought of an aussie saying that I wonder if other nations get..

"going Praying" or "Praying at ..."
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Don't really have that one, but something kind of similar was a fad for bars to be named things like "The Library" or "The Office." Ah, drunks-lying-to-their-wives humor ...  Rolling Eyes 

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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:39 am

Ben_Reilly wrote:
veya_victaous wrote:Ohh I thought of an aussie saying that I wonder if other nations get..

"going Praying" or "Praying at ..."
means going drinking

Don't really have that one, but something kind of similar was a fad for bars to be named things like "The Library" or "The Office." Ah, drunks-lying-to-their-wives humor ...  Rolling Eyes 

not really lie to wives more ....
Drinking is religiously habitual and they spend every Sunday at 1 am there  Embarassed Embarassed drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken 

Plus Many 'Churches' are now pubs as most of the congregations have closed or dramatically shrunk and can no longer afford them as they a large nice Sandstone buildings, most actual church services are held in industrial lots and simply converted warehouses. Drinking Really has Replaced religion here...I'm not sure if it is a 'good' thing  scratch   ::stpat:: ::stpat:: ::stpat:: ::stpat:: ::stpat:: ::stpat:: 

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:45 am

veya_victaous wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:

Don't really have that one, but something kind of similar was a fad for bars to be named things like "The Library" or "The Office." Ah, drunks-lying-to-their-wives humor ...  Rolling Eyes 

not really lie to wives more ....
Drinking is religiously habitual and they spend every Sunday at 1 am there   Embarassed Embarassed drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken 

Plus Many 'Churches' are now pubs as most of the congregations have closed or dramatically shrunk and can no longer afford them as they a large nice Sandstone buildings, most actual church services are held in industrial lots and simply converted warehouses. Drinking Really has Replaced religion here...I'm not sure if it is a 'good' thing  scratch   ::stpat:: ::stpat:: ::stpat:: ::stpat:: ::stpat:: ::stpat:: 

well its most unlikely to cause any further reduction in the collective IQ of 'stralia

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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:59 am

victorisnotamused wrote:
veya_victaous wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:

Don't really have that one, but something kind of similar was a fad for bars to be named things like "The Library" or "The Office." Ah, drunks-lying-to-their-wives humor ...  Rolling Eyes 

not really lie to wives more ....
Drinking is religiously habitual and they spend every Sunday at 1 am there   Embarassed Embarassed drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken 

Plus Many 'Churches' are now pubs as most of the congregations have closed or dramatically shrunk and can no longer afford them as they a large nice Sandstone buildings, most actual church services are held in industrial lots and simply converted warehouses. Drinking Really has Replaced religion here...I'm not sure if it is a 'good' thing  scratch   ::stpat:: ::stpat:: ::stpat:: ::stpat:: ::stpat:: ::stpat:: 

well its most unlikely to cause any further reduction in the collective IQ of 'stralia

Well not Amongst the Anglo's Anyway  Wink Wink Wink Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz 



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Post by Irn Bru on Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:23 am

This thread is quite intoxicating and I'm getting a little bit tipsy just reading about all this booze.

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Post by gerber on Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:23 am

good morning

A great wake up and smell the coffee thread though  Smile

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Post by Irn Bru on Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:34 am

gerber wrote:good morning

A great wake up and smell the coffee thread though  Smile


I hate the smell of coffee and the taste is horrible.

The number of meetings that I have been at where they only provided coffee and no tea must run into hundreds and me asking rather meekly 'can I have tea please?' lol


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Post by gerber on Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:43 am

Irn Bru wrote:
gerber wrote:good morning

A great wake up and smell the coffee thread though  Smile


I hate the smell of coffee and the taste is horrible.

The number of meetings that I have been at where they only provided coffee and no tea must run into hundreds and me asking rather meekly 'can I have tea please?' lol



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Post by Original Quill on Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:14 pm

I understand, Irn. Most hotels and offices will have tea. Can't vouch for the quality, tho.

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Post by eddie on Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:22 pm

Jeez. The things I learn on here!! I never knew any of that.  Shocked 

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Post by Irn Bru on Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:25 am

Original Quill wrote:I understand, Irn.  Most hotels and offices will have tea.  Can't vouch for the quality, tho.

True enough Quill and the quality is usually very poor. It's just not the same as drinking your tea out of your own mug at home.

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:18 pm

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Original Quill wrote:I understand, Irn.  Most hotels and offices will have tea.  Can't vouch for the quality, tho.

True enough Quill and the quality is usually very poor. It's just not the same as drinking your tea out of your own mug at home.

There's only one 't' in Scotland.

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