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This Is What George Washington Drank At His Constitution Signing Do

THIS is what George Washington drank at his leaving do:

…we still have available the list of beverages served at a 1787 farewell party in Philadelphia for George Washington just days before the framers signed off on the Constitution. According to the bill preserved from the evening, the 55 attendees drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, eight of whiskey, 22 of porter, eight of hard cider, 12 of beer, and seven bowls of alcoholic punch.

That’s more than two bottles of fruit of the vine, plus a number of shots and a lot of punch and beer, for every delegate. That seems humanly impossible to modern Americans. But, you see, across the country during the Colonial era, the average American consumed many times as much beverage alcohol as contemporary Americans do. Getting drunk—but not losing control—was simply socially accepted.

Chin-chin. Never trust a tea-totaller…



Posted: 25th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Politicians | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Sacks Katie Price

sam-foxTHE year is now divided into TV shows: And November means I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, staring Katie Price in the sack and out of a bikini.

While the BBC’s care home-focused non-dancing dance show Strictly Come Dancing – does anyone allowed to operate the remote control watch it? – ITV follows the X Factor with another hit.

The show features the following celebrities, who would once have been called “personalities” and before that “VIPs”:

George Hamilton – Does the Hollywood legends know the sun cannot reach the jungle floor? Big risk that his tan might suffer. Expects a deep mahogany giving way to light maple as the show progresses.

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Posted: 12th, November 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (14) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0