Saturday, April 3, 2010

Important History


20 comments:

mikey said...

Damn, Sub, you've got a helluva cool den. We should hang out...

M. Bouffant said...

That reminds me.

Do the bars in your lovely city still have separate "Gentlemen" & "Ladies w/ Escorts" entrances & (I assume) separate interior spaces?

Unsure about the inside, of course, because I am not that old, & never could get past the Gentleman's door.

(Probably was still in a stroller in the late '60s.)

Substance McGravitas said...

Some of the signs still exist. I'm not sure what the deal was either.

ckc (not kc) said...

...the "Gentlemen" weren't really gentlemen (and had to be kept separate from the "Ladies", who weren't really ladies either, even though they were accompanied by "escorts" - there's nothing like a good escort service). All a giant fiction, underlain by "booze is evil" (thought profitable).

M. Bouffant said...

Washington State got rid of many of its blue laws too. Booze On Sunday!! And as long as unescorted ladies can get a drink then I'm happy.

That Empress Hotel sure looked larger to me when we went there for tea in the '60s. (Humour, damnit!)

Smut Clyde said...

Do you serve a "Hell With Buggery"?

M. Bouffant said...

I'm not sure what the deal was either.

The clap.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

A restaurant in a shopping center near collage served the "Fuji Volcano", which was a huge bowl with a flaming shot in it for multiple people.

That was important history.
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Nothing says "tropics" like a vodka and Clamato.

N__B said...

Despite my whiskey hangover from last night, you guys are getting me nostalgic for Depth Charges. (A mixed Boilermaker - you gently drop the shot glass into the pint glass and chug when the shot hits the bottom and shoots the whiskey upwards.)

Substance McGravitas said...

That sounds WONDERFUL.

ckc (not kc) said...

...tell them about the tomato juice and sawdust (aah, ambience!!)

Substance McGravitas said...

There's still ambiance if you're looking for shoplifted cheese...

N__B said...

That sounds WONDERFUL.

Don't knock it until you've puked your guts out after trying it.

mikey said...

Well, the upside is that there is absolutely no compelling reason to use either good beer or good bourbon for this type of kinetic cocktail.

I've never understood this approach. If it's a legitimate sort of drink, it's an acquired taste at best, a foul concoction somehow more disgusting than the sum of it's individual parts.

If, on the other hand, it is a legitimate drinking methodology, intended to maximize the rate of alcohol consumption over time, the beer serves no good purpose other than to provide the stomach with some additional liquid to violently expel....

N__B said...

I've never understood this approach.

It's a way to impress chicks with your manliness. And when it inevitably does not work, you're already too drunk and sick to care.

Substance McGravitas said...

Manliness is all about making your penis not work properly.

mikey said...

To be quite honest, I've found chicks are more impressed if you carry massive amounts of weapons and claim to know Mohamar Khadaffi personally...

Substance McGravitas said...

Works for him.

fish said...

Bond, James Bond. I will have a Singapore Sling, shaken, not stirred.

Stop laughing at me. No really.