So. Was Dec. 16th 1933 "National Hangover Day"?

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    Hat tip to Big Gov.
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    As me and my perpetually poor college roommate used to say (way back when)... "If we had some rum, we could make rum and Coke's, if we had Coke".

    Anywho, have a drink USMB! :wine::cheers2::beer:
     
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    Wow. I would have guessed this thread would have attracted at least one comment from a fellow history buff. (or at least a fellow drunk)

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    Chaak anonda-one up four da partee of progresssss..... hic!

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    Don't confuse people with history, it will only stress them out. Reality must be hidden behind the modern doors of ideological preference. LOL A large influence for our family as children was our mother's tales of the great depression. Whenever we complained over our stale bread dunked in coffee, she told us how lucky we were. Makes me laugh today as I have gone far up the food chain, but still recall a world many today think is the person's fault. No child picks their parents last I checked. But our mom taught us values and dad worked his backside off even though he never made much. I remember him telling me once how rich we'd be if he could make ten thousand one year. Darn when I started working I only made five. They also were Catholic in a time when catholics actually had lots of little mouths to feed. Good stuff below, I save links etc. Best history I have read recently was Manchester's 'The Glory and the Dream,' a narrative that make the times from 1932 to 72 real.

    "We've got to start to make this world over." Thomas Edison 1912 The Progressive Era

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    With all the drinking that went on despite prohibition, this was probably met with little more than a shrug.
     

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