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3.29.2010

English Drunkards


Angry, bewildered and shame-faced these Edwardian drunks stare into the lens of the police camera.

They were 'habitual drunkards' whose offences included being caught while in charge of a horse, carriage and even a steam engine.

Issued a century ago, the drunks were given the equivalent of modern-day Asbos in that they were banned from being served in pubs because of their past behaviour.

Information was compiled by the Watch Committee of the City of Birmingham, which was set up by the police to enforce the Licensing Act of 1902.

The act was passed in an attempt to deal with public drunks, giving police the power to apprehend those found drunk in any public place and unable to take care of themselves.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1260872/Ancestry-Edwardian-Englands-drunkards.html#ixzz0jcyQTZOo

8.19.2009

Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails



Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) is dedicated to the Gin Fizz, the Widow's Kiss, and the Singapore Sling – the drinks our mothers and grandmothers drank, the drinks we strive to save from extinction as a small measure of remembering those great women and their great cocktail parties.

8.07.2009

Turtle v. Pigeon



Thanks Thomas!

7.31.2009

7.14.2009

Stephen

5.23.2009

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So Oded called me demanding that we start posting on this site again. Come on guys I know you can do it! We're better than keyboard cat.

3.18.2009