When I was in my thirties and forties I was a good beer drinker. With several co-workers we would go out to a nearby bar and drank beer to our hearts content. While drinking, we fixed all our company’s current problems and those that might arise in the next one hundred years.
The next morning the katzenjammer was terrible and you needed at least six more beers to get the headache and the trembling hands under control. Then we solved more of the company’s problems. I’ll have to admit we had a good time.
My favorite beer was Cerveza Panama. Skol!
After my problems with high blood pressure started, I had to stay away from booze. That’s O.K., I had my chance and took a good advantage.
For those who are still enjoying the drinking game, below are several drinking quotes from famous people in different disciplines of work. Enjoy.
These aren’t in any particular order, but it’s easy to see with four entries in the list that W.C. Fields is by far the best boozer that ever lived.
1. “Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” –Frank Sinatra
2. “Back in my rummy days, I would tremble and shake for hours upon arising. It was the only exercise I got.” –W. C. Fields
3. “Here’s to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.” –Homer Simpson
4. “You’re not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.” –Dean Martin
5. “There can’t be good living where there is not good drinking.”–Benjamin Franklin
6. “I don’t care how liberated this world becomes – a man will always be judged by the amount of alcohol he can consume – and a woman will be impressed, whether she likes it or not.” –Doug Coughlin (Cocktail)
7. “I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast.” –W. C. Fields
8. “My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.” –Winston Churchill
9. “Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel shamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, “It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.” –Jack Handy
10. “Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.” –W. C. Fields
11. “It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.”–W. C. Fields
12. “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. They wake up in the morning and that’s the best they are going to feel all day.” –Frank Sinatra
13. “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline… it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” –Frank Zappa
14. “The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” –Humphrey Bogart
15. “It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or the fourteenth.” –George Burns