Archive | November 2010

Public drunkenness

I’m seeing folks I know post their Halloween pictures online. It seems that it is admirable among some circles to have photographic evidence of how drunk one gets and how stupid one acted.

As normal, I went quote-fishing and came up with this doozey from Thomas Adams:

A drunkard is the annoyance of modesty; the trouble of civility; the spoil of wealth; the distraction of reason. He is the brewer’s agent; the tavern and ale house benefactor; the beggar’s companion; the constable’s trouble; his wife’s woe; his children’s sorrow; his neighbor’s scoff; his own shame. In short he is a tub of swill, a spirit of unrest, a thing below a beast, and a monster of a man.

Yep, that about says it all.