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03-19-2010, 05:27 PM
Boozing Through Bad Times

Asking a bar to “bail out” your tab doesn’t work. Trust me.

Consider building your own still. All you need to do is read a couple books, get the parts, find a welder you can trust, mix up some mash and, uh — that ain’t gonna happen.

If your career choices mean you are utterly unaffected by the current economic crisis, feel free to revel in schadenfreude. You’re not a lowlife barfly, you’re a recession-resistant barfly.

Don’t think tipping less will solve your financial problems. It will, however, solve your “Wow, that’s a proper goddamn pour” problems.

Instead of spreading your money around, spend all your dough at one bar. Regulars get benefits.

If your home is about to get repossessed, make sure you throw one last kick-out-the-jams party before you go. And by jams I mean windows.

Utilize the barter system. Perhaps your bartender is willing to trade liquor for insincere compliments.

Another handy article from those fine folks over at Modern Drunkard. (More at the link.)

Modern Drunkard (http://www.moderndrunkardmagazine.com/issues/55/55-boozing-bad-times.html)

03-19-2010, 05:51 PM

Words to live by.

03-19-2010, 05:54 PM

03-19-2010, 06:17 PM
Where's Wretch? He's the expert. :D

03-19-2010, 08:07 PM
Where's Wretch? He's the expert. :D

We'll have to limp along without him. ;)

Bubba Dawg
03-19-2010, 08:20 PM
Homemade distilled spirits. Nice.

03-19-2010, 08:24 PM
Homemade distilled spirits. Nice.

I wish I had my grandfathers recipe . . . he made a living selling the stuff . . . .