Friday, June 22, 2007

lag a'mhuilin, meaning: hollow by the mill

lagavulin or 'the strange horse of suinabhal'

(if you like a peaty scotch)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

rio bravo

with the shakes

dean martin trying not to drink in howard hawks'
rio bravo, 1958

she wore a yellow ribbon

victor mclaglen sneaking a bit of whiskey in john ford's she wore a yellow ribbon, 1949

Friday, June 15, 2007

how gargantua came by his name and how he swilled down the wine

that excellent man grangousier was drinking and making merry with the others, when he heard a horrible tumult. it was his son emerging into the light of the world, bellowing, "drink, drink, drink!".
at once grangousier exclaimed: "que grand tu as le gousier" or "what a great gullet you have!" hearing this, the company declared that the child should indeed be named "grand tu as": gargantua or greatgullet.........
next, to quiet the babe, they made him drink till his throat almost burst. then, carrying him to the front, they babtized him, as is the custom among all good christians..........
he cried very little but he beshitted himself at all times. for he was wondrously phlegmatic of bum, as much by natural complexion as from an accidental predisposition, due to exaggerated quaffing of the juices of septembral mash. yet he never touched a drop without good reason; for whenever he happened to be out of sorts, vexed, angry or melancholy, if he stamped, wept or shouted, they brought him a drink. this invariably restored his native good humor and at once made him as quiet and happy as before.

from jacques le clerq's translation of françois rabelais's gargantua and pantagruel published 1532-1564 / 1936 (translation), modern library.

françois rabelais

Thursday, June 7, 2007

whiskey in the john

paul newman in stuart rosenberg's film pocket money 1972. drinking whiskey in a shower/bathroom in a cheap hotel in tucson.

pouring whiskey on his legs, note the protected t. paper

Sunday, June 3, 2007

product of italy

nice cheap italian table wine.......

Friday, June 1, 2007

wine & westerns

anthony mann, the tin star 1957