Written on July 14, 2021 in Culture
In Britain you never have to explain why you drink. You do have to explain why you don’t drink. Because it is not normal. The norm is to drink. There must be something in the British psyche which is making people to want to be inebriated for large parts of their lives.
Written on October 20, 2019 in Quotes
Beer, of course, is actually a depressant. But poor people will never stop hoping otherwise. — Kurt Vonnegut
Written on October 20, 2018 in Culture
San Antonio was a depressing affair. A tacky enclave of the worst of Britain. Full of people dumping the worst of their homeland on a paradise mistaking idiocy for hedonism. This is the best description I ever heard of the young British on holidays. On a Vice documentary about Ibiza. And more:
“People drink so much because it’s our culture,” adds Lawrence. “The sun comes out and you go to a beer garden. It’s what we do. Everything is just an excuse to drink. Life is hard for everybody, so it’s nice to have an escape.” […] It’s easy to be judgmental about Peters’
Written on January 4, 2016 in Culture
A picture of a raucous street in Manchester during New Year’s Eve celebrations has gone viral after social media users turned it into a series of hilarious memes. The original photograph – posted by Roland Hughes on Twitter – looks like a tableaux of drunkenness, with police grappling with a young man
Written on June 29, 2014 in Culture
I was not very much surprised when I read this:
Written on November 5, 2013 in Quotes
I was looking for some action But all I found was cigarettes and alcohol You could wait for a lifetime To spend your days in the sunshine… Oasis Is there a more succinct way to epitomize student culture in the UK?
Written on April 15, 2013 in Quotes
Good ale, the true and proper drink of Englishmen. He is not deserving of the name of Englishman who speaketh against ale, that is good ale. George Borrow, Lavengro, 1851