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Tue, Dec. 5th, 2006, 02:46 pm
drink up Johnny

the 13 year old drought known as Prohibition ends!  December 5, 1933, the 18th Amendment was repealed and Americans could again legally drink for the first time since 1919.  not only did Prohibition mark a troubling legal era in the US, it altered the way people drank, and sent the bartending world in several unexpected directions as talented mixologists headed to Europe or the Carribean.  drinkers  had no choice but to become less picky about what they drank.  

celebrate "Repeal Day" by drinking whatever you like, if for no other reason than "just because you can."  19 years of bathtub gin people, do what you can to stick it up Wilson's ghost!  seriously, i'm not Irish, so St. Patty's day is out.  i plan to implement this into my drinking holiday calendar.  you with me?


- Prohibition (US consitiutional amendment 18) was ratified in 1919 under Woodrow Wilson.
- Prohibition was repealed by the 21st amendment in 1933 under F.D. Roosevelt on December 5, 1933.






  


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as first read in: Jeffrey Morgenthaler's blog

Wed, Dec. 6th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
bluemamie

Awesome post, Marnie! I love the pictures. Lips that touch liquor shall not touch ours. HAHA.

Wed, Dec. 6th, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
mindrtist

thanx!

"help keep him pure", OMG IT'S LIKE THAT AD WAS MADE LAST WEEK! ew :/
and, yeah, those women sure look hott, wonder if that ad worked :o

at least i can be happy about govt for one day. new Sec.Def admitted that nothing is working and that it's not smart to ask the high ranking Army dudes for a strategy cuz they're the ones that gave the last one(s). hahahaha.

also, did you see George Sr. cry when speaking at an event of Jeb's last night? let's hope he stays emotional and begs his son G to stop being a fuckwad :D

Wed, Dec. 6th, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)
georgiamagnolia

wow, that is a piece of history that so few have learned from. Restricting choices only makes for a lot of unhappy voters.

(and wouldn't it take rather a LOT of liquor for ANYones lips to touch theirs anyway??? just sayin')

Wed, Dec. 6th, 2006 07:01 am (UTC)
mindrtist: reefer madness

you can just say it from the rooftops, they's ugly.

i'll quote excerpts from "White Lines" by the fabulous GrandMaster Flash, save for the last line, let's pretend he's talking about weed.

A street kid gets arrested, gonna do some time
He got out three years from now just to commit more crime
A businessman is caught with 24 kilos
He’s out on bail and out of jail
And that’s the way it goes
Raah!

Athletes rejected, governors corrected
Gangsters, thugs and smugglers are thoroughly respected
The money gets divided
The women get excited
Now I’m broke and it’s no joke
It’s hard as hell to fight it, don’t buy it!


Wed, Dec. 6th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
(Anonymous)

Great Montage

Wed, Dec. 6th, 2006 07:07 am (UTC)
mindrtist

hmm, Hemet huh? my Grandma lived near there. who are you?
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Wed, Dec. 6th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
mindrtist

you didn't capitalize "Lord". that is a problem.

Tue, Dec. 19th, 2006 10:08 am (UTC)
wolfline

Prohibition lasted long enough for the oil companies to replace alcohol with gasoline as the primary fuel source for automobiles. Their lobby wielded a stronger punch at that time than did the liquor lobbies. It never was about drinking.

Wed, Dec. 20th, 2006 11:43 am (UTC)
mindrtist

i did not know that. same shit different year.

reefer madness!~