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I don’t make the rules

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On September 28, 2007
According to several of my students, today marks “Drink as Much Beer as Possible Day.” Among the various alcohol-themed holidays, the legitimacy of this one appears to hover somewhere below that of “Repeal Day.” Nevertheless, I see no reason to dismiss the minor secular feasts for lack of pedigree, especially if they coincide with the […]

Booze Train

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On August 3, 2007

I suspect a lot of folks who never considered taking the train before found themselves momentarily curious to hear that Amtrak was offering $100 in free booze for passengers on certain long-distance r

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Today is the 33rd anniversary of one of the most staggering promotional failures in American sports history. On 4 June 1974, fans who showed up to watch the Cleveland Indians host the Texas Rangers were treated to a remarkably ill-conceived event known as “Ten Cent Beer Night.” Throughout the game, vendors dispensed tens of thousands […]

14 May 1932

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On May 14, 2007

Good times: In New York City, Mayor Jimmy Walker demonstrated his support for the cause by organizing a day-long Beer Parade on May 14, 1932. An estimated 100,000 people turned out to cheer for the le

Liquid Bread

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On May 10, 2007

Daniel Davies really likes Budweiser. I’m not prepared to refute or defend Davies’ post — it’s actually quite interesting, even if his defense of Bud is actually a refutation o

I have come to learn that on 19 February 1881, Kansas enacted a statute declaring that “No person shall manufacture or assist in the manufacture of intoxicating liquors in this state, except for medical, scientific, and mechanical purposes.” Defying good sense and decency, on December 5, 1887 the US Supreme Court upheld the validity of […]
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