Friday, August 29, 2008

Drinking songs

If there's any booze left in the city of Denver after the World Science Fiction Convention and the Democratic National Convention got through with it, that's about to end.

A quick aside: I need a research assistant. Someone I can turn to (virtually or for real) and say, for instance, "How much did a shot of cheap whiskey cost in 1959?"

Because looking these things up for myself usually means I end up at sites like this: Modern Drunkard Magazine's World's Best Drinking Songs.

I was going to save that link for a later post, but I thought it was important to inform you of this weekend's National Drunkard Convention, running today through Sunday in Denver.

From the website:
What to Expect: The tribe uniting. The elite inebriates finding each other. The best and the booziest. Ever go to a bar and wish there were some real goddamn boozers on board?

So what's your favorite drinking song (mine is "Streams of Whiskey" by The Pogues)? And how do I avoid massive distraction when doing online research?

And what was the price of a shot of cheap whiskey in 1959? Help!

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$.75 is all I could find. Here is a quote:
"I first noticed the effect of this in bars: in Washington State at the time, a beer was usually 35 cents and a whiskey drink 75; in Alaska, both were about a dollar. "

Here is the site:

Good luck, that is all I could find!

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 8/30/2008 9:16 PM

Thanks so much, genralrandi! That sounds about what I had guessed--but I'll make it less for a shot of the ultra-cheap stuff in a Memphis dive. ;-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 9/01/2008 12:00 PM

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