Health Benefits of Drinking in the Afternoon (source: 午後に飲むことの健康上の利点)

What Are the Health Benefits of Drinking in the Afternoon?


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Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
I went out with my mother in the summer. Here it’s sunny almost 24/7 that time. She also doesn’t like to stand and wait for a cab. So we walked. In high heels. When I started to complain about pain in feet she told me to walk barefoot on the side road. I learned from the best.
This reminds me of a story that involves drinking and walking barefoot on the side of a road. I knew a guy in the early 1990s who was in a band and a pretty heavy drinker. In the late 1980s, they were an "alternative" band, but David Geffen signed them and convinced them to go in the direction of Bon Jovi glam rock.

This was right before the Seattle scene broke and what they initially wanted to do was the new trend. He was depressed, got drunk one night and got a DUI. He was raised Catholic and decided to walk home barefoot from jail as penance. It was many, many miles on hard concrete sidewalks and the side of asphalt roads. He said his feet were a bloody mess when he got home.
 

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
This reminds me of a story that involves drinking and walking barefoot on the side of a road. I knew a guy in the early 1990s who was in a band and a pretty heavy drinker. In the late 1980s, they were an "alternative" band, but David Geffen signed them and convinced them to go in the direction of Bon Jovi glam rock.

This was right before the Seattle scene broke and what they initially wanted to do was the new trend. He was depressed, got drunk one night and got a DUI. He was raised Catholic and decided to walk home barefoot from jail as penance. It was many, many miles on hard concrete sidewalks and the side of asphalt roads. He said his feet were a bloody mess when he got home.
I have an online friend that has the word record in walking on broken glass.

Horrible your friend went over to glam rock as very few do it well! I don’t like Bon Jovi. But Motley Crue is nice sometimes.
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
This reminds me of a story that involves drinking and walking barefoot on the side of a road. I knew a guy in the early 1990s who was in a band and a pretty heavy drinker. In the late 1980s, they were an "alternative" band, but David Geffen signed them and convinced them to go in the direction of Bon Jovi glam rock.

This was right before the Seattle scene broke and what they initially wanted to do was the new trend. He was depressed, got drunk one night and got a DUI. He was raised Catholic and decided to walk home barefoot from jail as penance. It was many, many miles on hard concrete sidewalks and the side of asphalt roads. He said his feet were a bloody mess when he got home.
Might I infer it is Kurt and/or to a much lesser extent, Dave that you are referring to?
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Might I infer it is Kurt and/or to a much lesser extent, Dave that you are referring to?
They never made it big. I just looked them up, and before regressing towards Bob Jersey, or whatever that band is called, they were part of the L.A. psychedelic revival scene. Their debut album with Geffen sold 100,000+, and they had a successful tour. One single got decent radio play, and the song's video had a limited run on MTV. Their second album bombed, despite David Geffen pushing the band, and they broke up.
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Hi, all!
Any suggestion for today’s afternoon drink?
Don’t wanna lose any benefits.
Thank you.
If you or @SoBad are near a liquor store with a selection of forty-ouncers, you might try:

The Streetsweeper
1 part vodka
3 parts malt liquor
3 parts lemonade

By now, we've learned our lesson. Acidic, citrusy drinks are the correct mixer for malt liquor, and none prove it quite so beautifully as this. Give one to your friend and don't tell them what's in it. Then, after a few, help them up from the floor and explain that they've been drinking a 40 cocktail. Watch everything come into sharp relief for them. Or not. You know, because they'll be trashed.


The Wigsplitter
1 part vodka
1 part tequila
3 parts malt liquor


As expert mixologist Toby Maloney explained to us, "Vodka is...a flavor enhancer. It has no flavor in and of itself." So here it enhances malt liquor and tequila. The other nickname a friend coined for this drink is "My Apocalypse," with the "my" referring to whoever is drinking it. But if you're going to go out anyway, this is a fine way to do it. Come 2012, everybody will be sipping on this.



Breakfast the next morning:

The Blood Up
1 part vodka
3 parts tomato juice
3 parts malt liquor

Are we implying that there's a certain amount of courage necessary to make this bodega Bloody Mary? Yes.
Maybe it has something to do with the acid, but as was the case with the orange juice, the tomato juice significantly reels in the flavor of the 40. Of all the drinks here, this one probably looks the nicest, with its almost sickly deep red shading.

https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2011/06/forty-oz-10-cocktails-using-malt-liquor/10

 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
If you or @SoBad are near a liquor store with a selection of forty-ouncers, you might try:

The Streetsweeper
1 part vodka
3 parts malt liquor
3 parts lemonade

By now, we've learned our lesson. Acidic, citrusy drinks are the correct mixer for malt liquor, and none prove it quite so beautifully as this. Give one to your friend and don't tell them what's in it. Then, after a few, help them up from the floor and explain that they've been drinking a 40 cocktail. Watch everything come into sharp relief for them. Or not. You know, because they'll be trashed.


The Wigsplitter
1 part vodka
1 part tequila
3 parts malt liquor


As expert mixologist Toby Maloney explained to us, "Vodka is...a flavor enhancer. It has no flavor in and of itself." So here it enhances malt liquor and tequila. The other nickname a friend coined for this drink is "My Apocalypse," with the "my" referring to whoever is drinking it. But if you're going to go out anyway, this is a fine way to do it. Come 2012, everybody will be sipping on this.



Breakfast the next morning:

The Blood Up
1 part vodka
3 parts tomato juice
3 parts malt liquor

Are we implying that there's a certain amount of courage necessary to make this bodega Bloody Mary? Yes.
Maybe it has something to do with the acid, but as was the case with the orange juice, the tomato juice significantly reels in the flavor of the 40. Of all the drinks here, this one probably looks the nicest, with its almost sickly deep red shading.

https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2011/06/forty-oz-10-cocktails-using-malt-liquor/10

Being a recently retired pensioner, I’m trying to stretch my BangBucks as much as I can. It drives me crazy to pay more per ounce for the heavily taxed 80 proof portion of my mixed drink than the HFCS-laced Bloody Mary mixer but I must find relief from the boredom of the cheaper Vodka/ginger/lemonade 44-ounce tall boys I make. This malt liquor combo may indeed be worth a trial!
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Guys, I don't know what to drink. Something not sweet or sour that hides the vodka.
I told you days ago...make a poor man’s White Russian! It’s all the same ingredients as a Lebowski WR except substitute a nice coffee for the overpriced and overhyped Kahlua liqueur. Vary the ratios on the desired effect...wanna wake up, add more Joe; got a caffeine buzz, add more vodka and 1/2&1/2; sub whole milk in if you’re really broke and don’t wanna shop at an all-night Ralph’s in your bathrobe.

Got it???
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
This malt liquor combo may indeed be worth a trial!


You taste like the fourth of July
Malt liquor on your breath, my, my
I love you but I don't know why?



He had a cigarette with his number on it
He gave it over to me, "Do you want it?"
I knew it was wrong but I palmed it
I saved it, I waited, I called it
The liquor on your lips, the liquor on your lips
The liquor on your lips makes you dangerous
I knew it was wrong, I'm beyond it
I tried to be strong but I lost it.

You taste like the Fourth of July
Malt liquor on your breath, my, my...

 

SoBad

G.O.A.T.
I told you days ago...make a poor man’s White Russian! It’s all the same ingredients as a Lebowski WR except substitute a nice coffee for the overpriced and overhyped Kahlua liqueur. Vary the ratios on the desired effect...wanna wake up, add more Joe; got a caffeine buzz, add more vodka and 1/2&1/2; sub whole milk in if you’re really broke and don’t wanna shop at an all-night Ralph’s in your bathrobe.

Got it???
I need a house boy who can take care of all that. For now I am having a screwdriver.
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
I don't have tonic water or club soda. I do have some Essentuki-17 though haha....
Did you find that in a Russian market? It's carbonated, right?

Do you have a supply of cloudberries to combine with your vodka?


Do you have amanita muscaria and reindeer in your backyard garden? If so, let them eat the mushrooms and the have them urinate into a highball glass. Add ice, vodka, and the Essentuki-17 carbonated water. If an Altai shaman lives near you, invite him over to guide you through the night.

 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Did you find that in a Russian market? It's carbonated, right?

Do you have a supply of cloudberries to combine with your vodka?


Do you have amanita muscaria and reindeer in your backyard garden? If so, let them eat the mushrooms and the have them urinate into a highball glass. Add ice, vodka, and the Essentuki-17 carbonated water. If an Altai shaman lives near you, invite him over to guide you through the night.

Iff ownleigh The Lizard King had ewe bye hiz sighed inn Paris!
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I don't want anything sugary. I want the best!
Ahh! Ewe whiff ewer sugar fixatshun! Iff ewer that consirned, geaux whiff zero-calorie CD ginger ail!

At this pointe ewe are beecummung hi manetenence anne knead a brake frum mye know kost consulltashuns. Aye whish ewe gud lucque inn ewer inndevorz deespyte ewer unwilliengjness two except sujjeshuns frum expeeriesensed soles.

Vieya con deos!
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
IS SOBAD OK?

Is he still drunk and in need of help?

@SoBad's apartment three weeks ago:


@SoBad's apartment today:




And I feel like a beetle on its back
And there's no way for me to get up
Love'll get you like a case of anthrax
And that's something I don't want to catch

 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
IS SOBAD OK?

Is he still drunk and in need of help?

@SoBad's apartment three weeks ago:


@SoBad's apartment today:




And I feel like a beetle on its back
And there's no way for me to get up
Love'll get you like a case of anthrax
And that's something I don't want to catch

Stososov, with his successful performances this week in Basel, is causing an adverse reaction from our barely functional correspondent most recently bivouacked in North Carolina.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
It’s a pleasure to return to this thread from time to time.
There are people here who really know their business.
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Alcoholic drinks that Russian literature characters preferred


1. Punch – Pyotr Grinyov in Alexander Pushkin's The Captain's Daughter
An older officer, Zurin, needed money and decided to secure the cash by playing and winning a game of billiards with young Pyotr Grinyov, who was starting his military service. Pyotr said that he didn't know how to play billiards, but Zurin promised to teach him, stating that every officer must know how to play billiards and drink. "Zurin ordered rum punch and persuaded me to give it a try, saying once more that I had to get used to service, and what sort of service would it be without punch!"

In the end, Pyotr lost a lot of money "Every sip from my glass made me bolder" – and woke up with a terrible headache.

2. Anything liquid– Landed gentryinNikolai Gogol's Dead Souls
Bored landowners in Russia where fond of drinking, especially when they had guests, and never took 'No' for an answer when a visitor refused an offer for a drink. One day, Chichikov was traveling around the countryside buying up dead serfs listed on paper as alive, and walked into the following scene.

"Nozdrev drew heavily upon the wine. Even before the soup had been served, he poured out for each guest a bumper of port and another of 'haut' sauterne (Never in provincial towns is ordinary, vulgar sauterne even procurable.) Next, he called for a bottle of madeira 'as fine a tipple as ever a field-marshal drank;' but the madeira only burnt the mouth since the dealers, familiar with the taste of our landed gentry (who love 'good' madeira), invariably doctor the stuff with copious dashes of rum and Imperial vodka in the hope that Russian stomachs will thus be enabled to carry off the lot. After this bottle, Nozdrev called for another and 'a very special' brand, which he declared to consist of a blend of burgundy and champagne."

3. Madeira– Ilya Oblomov in Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov
The main character spends most of his time in a reclining position and is not averse to a drink to help him sleep. His servant told the coachman and the lackeys: "Would you believe it? He drank – all by himself – a bottle and a half of madeira, two shtofs of kvass, and now he is fast asleep." Furthermore, it would appear that was not the only time when Oblomov drank alone.

4. Champagne, brandy and purespirit– Guests at Satan's ball in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita
For an aperitif at this infernal gathering of zombie guests, there was a pool of champagne: "Champagne bubbled in three ornamental pools, the first of which was a translucent violet in color, the second ruby, and the third crystal." Ladies dove into the pool and emerged completely drunk.

Later, Behemoth the Cat, with a bit of magic, turned the champagne in the pool into brandy, into which only the most courageous (including the cat) dared to dive.

Tired after the ball, Behemoth, Margarita and Satan himself drank grain alcohol. That scene from the novel has become a source of memes:

"'Is that vodka?' Margarita asked meekly.

The cat jumped up from its chair in indignation.

"'Excuse me, your majesty,' he squeaked, 'do you think I'd give vodka to a lady? That's grain alcohol!'"

5. Vodka and beer – People in a homeless shelter inMaxim Gorky's play The Lower Depths
A bottle of vodka, three bottles of beer and a large slice of black bread appear before Satine, the Baron and Nastya at the beginning of Act Four, and the characters do not stop drinking until the very end of the play. "Fill his glass, Satine! … Ah brothers, what does a man need after all? There, for instance, I’ve had a drink—and I’m happy!"

6. Everythingandanything– Mitya at a party in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov
The chapter in which the eldest brother, Mitya, drinks a lot and has fun with 'the girls' is aptly called Delirium. It would seem that at the party, which is described as "almost an orgy, a feast to which all were welcome," all kinds of drinks were served: "Only the girls were very eager for the champagne. The men preferred rum, brandy, and, above all, hot punch."

The samovar with punch was kept warm throughout the night and everybody could help themselves. Unfortunately, that drinking bout did not bring anything good, and after the party Mitya was accused of having murdered his father.

7. Gin and pineapple juice– HumbertHumbertinVladimirNabokov'sLolita
"The afternoon ripened into evening. I had a drink. And then another. Gin and pineapple juice, my favorite mixture, always double my energy." After that Humbert goes to pick up Lolita from a summer camp and sees nymphets everywhere.
https://www.rbth.com/arts/329035-russian-literature-alcohol
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Aeroflot says drunk pilot 'no big deal'

Passengers who accused the Russian captain of an Aeroflot flight of being drunk were told by the airline that intoxication was 'no big deal'.
By Adrian Blomfield, Moscow Correspondent

The extraordinary claim followed a mutiny by over 100 passengers at Moscow airport. They demanded that the flight crew of a New York-bound Boeing 767 be replaced after the pilot had appeared on the aircraft's tannoy apparently slurring and stumbling over his words.

Captain Alexander Cheplevsky, who had allegedly celebrated his birthday the previous day according to one Russian newspaper, seemed barely coherent and repeated the words "duration of the flight" three times, passengers were quoted as saying.

But when they raised their concerns with the cabin crew, they were told to "stop making trouble" or get off the aircraft, which was preparing for take off from Moscow's Sheremetevo airport on Dec 28.

As anxiety mounted and passengers refused to take their seats, Aeroflot representatives boarded the aircraft with a message of reassurance.
"It's not such a big deal if the pilot is drunk," one representative said, according to the English-language Moscow Times, which had a reporter on board.

"Really, all he has to do is press a button and the plane flies itself. The worst that could happen is he'll trip over something in the cockpit."
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/4448262/Aeroflot-says-drunk-pilot-no-big-deal.html


That's the spirit! State approves 192-proof Spirytus, allowing New Yorkers to get quite the buzz

William Crowley of the State Liquor Authority said the four new labels - including Spirytus Rektyfikowany and Baks Spirytus - were approved in the past few months after a review by the SLA found that they were not "false, misleading or deceptive to consumers."

"We have laws against our licensees selling to people who are intoxicated, but there's no law that even speaks to the alcohol content of a label we could approve," Crowley said.

Eli Eber of Eber's Liquor and Wine in Brooklyn said he sells eight to 12 bottles a week of the harsh stuff. A 750-milliliter bottle (between 25 and 26 ounces) goes for $22.

"The pilots in Siberia used to drink it," he said. "Some people say they like to take it with orange juice; that way, they don't feel the sting."
https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/spirit-state-approves-192-proof-spirytus-allowing-new-yorkers-buzz-article-1.183215


 

Azure

Legend
Alcoholic drinks that Russian literature characters preferred


1. Punch – Pyotr Grinyov in Alexander Pushkin's The Captain's Daughter
An older officer, Zurin, needed money and decided to secure the cash by playing and winning a game of billiards with young Pyotr Grinyov, who was starting his military service. Pyotr said that he didn't know how to play billiards, but Zurin promised to teach him, stating that every officer must know how to play billiards and drink. "Zurin ordered rum punch and persuaded me to give it a try, saying once more that I had to get used to service, and what sort of service would it be without punch!"

In the end, Pyotr lost a lot of money "Every sip from my glass made me bolder" – and woke up with a terrible headache.

2. Anything liquid– Landed gentryinNikolai Gogol's Dead Souls
Bored landowners in Russia where fond of drinking, especially when they had guests, and never took 'No' for an answer when a visitor refused an offer for a drink. One day, Chichikov was traveling around the countryside buying up dead serfs listed on paper as alive, and walked into the following scene.

"Nozdrev drew heavily upon the wine. Even before the soup had been served, he poured out for each guest a bumper of port and another of 'haut' sauterne (Never in provincial towns is ordinary, vulgar sauterne even procurable.) Next, he called for a bottle of madeira 'as fine a tipple as ever a field-marshal drank;' but the madeira only burnt the mouth since the dealers, familiar with the taste of our landed gentry (who love 'good' madeira), invariably doctor the stuff with copious dashes of rum and Imperial vodka in the hope that Russian stomachs will thus be enabled to carry off the lot. After this bottle, Nozdrev called for another and 'a very special' brand, which he declared to consist of a blend of burgundy and champagne."

3. Madeira– Ilya Oblomov in Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov
The main character spends most of his time in a reclining position and is not averse to a drink to help him sleep. His servant told the coachman and the lackeys: "Would you believe it? He drank – all by himself – a bottle and a half of madeira, two shtofs of kvass, and now he is fast asleep." Furthermore, it would appear that was not the only time when Oblomov drank alone.

4. Champagne, brandy and purespirit– Guests at Satan's ball in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita
For an aperitif at this infernal gathering of zombie guests, there was a pool of champagne: "Champagne bubbled in three ornamental pools, the first of which was a translucent violet in color, the second ruby, and the third crystal." Ladies dove into the pool and emerged completely drunk.

Later, Behemoth the Cat, with a bit of magic, turned the champagne in the pool into brandy, into which only the most courageous (including the cat) dared to dive.

Tired after the ball, Behemoth, Margarita and Satan himself drank grain alcohol. That scene from the novel has become a source of memes:

"'Is that vodka?' Margarita asked meekly.

The cat jumped up from its chair in indignation.

"'Excuse me, your majesty,' he squeaked, 'do you think I'd give vodka to a lady? That's grain alcohol!'"

5. Vodka and beer – People in a homeless shelter inMaxim Gorky's play The Lower Depths
A bottle of vodka, three bottles of beer and a large slice of black bread appear before Satine, the Baron and Nastya at the beginning of Act Four, and the characters do not stop drinking until the very end of the play. "Fill his glass, Satine! … Ah brothers, what does a man need after all? There, for instance, I’ve had a drink—and I’m happy!"

6. Everythingandanything– Mitya at a party in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov
The chapter in which the eldest brother, Mitya, drinks a lot and has fun with 'the girls' is aptly called Delirium. It would seem that at the party, which is described as "almost an orgy, a feast to which all were welcome," all kinds of drinks were served: "Only the girls were very eager for the champagne. The men preferred rum, brandy, and, above all, hot punch."

The samovar with punch was kept warm throughout the night and everybody could help themselves. Unfortunately, that drinking bout did not bring anything good, and after the party Mitya was accused of having murdered his father.

7. Gin and pineapple juice– HumbertHumbertinVladimirNabokov'sLolita
"The afternoon ripened into evening. I had a drink. And then another. Gin and pineapple juice, my favorite mixture, always double my energy." After that Humbert goes to pick up Lolita from a summer camp and sees nymphets everywhere.
https://www.rbth.com/arts/329035-russian-literature-alcohol
What a wonderful post Mike (y) Enjoyed recollecting some of these characters!
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
Suzanne Lenglen


Rather than the bottles of energy drink or water that today’s stars keep at court side, Lenglen was partial to sipping from a flask of brandy at change overs.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/05/24/suzanne-lenglen-the-original-tennis-diva-of-the-1920s-who-brough/
Wow. How hasn’t that ocurred to me before?
Why should we only drink after tennis matches are finished, and not drink during changeovers? I will be proposing this in my tennis club.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
By the way, where‘s @SoBad ?
He should not leave his token thread unsupervised for so long.
He has fallen and can’t get up. This may or may not have occurred in his cell under the supervision of henchmen employed in the service of the Short, Fat & Bad Haircut BFF of Little Handed Cheetos Guy.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
He has fallen and can’t get up. This may or may not have occurred in his cell under the supervision of henchmen employed in the service of the Short, Fat & Bad Haircut BFF of Little Handed Cheetos Guy.
I would have given you a like if I had understooth your post in its entirety.
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
He has fallen and can’t get up. This may or may not have occurred in his cell under the supervision of henchmen employed in the service of the Short, Fat & Bad Haircut BFF of Little Handed Cheetos Guy.


North Korea's Pyongyang Soju, Reviewed by the Bon Appetit Foodist
Then you'll have to try this funky clear liquor from Kim Jong-Un's capital, Pyongyang
BY ANDREW KNOWLTON

If you've never run into it before, it's a clear, mostly tasteless spirit that clocks in anywhere between 16 and 40 percent alcohol, though most bottles hover around the 20 percent mark. Some sojus actually taste like something, depending on the brand, but most of them just taste like watered-down vodka. Which is basically what they are: soju was originally made out of rice, but now it's made out of pretty much whatever's around, whether that's potatoes, wheat, barley, sweet potatoes, or even tapioca.

And calling it Korea's national drink is not an overstatement. It's estimatedthat the average South Korean adult puts away 81 bottles of the stuff per year. And like the Chinese baijiu, which I drank way too much of when I went to Chengdu with Danny Bowien, you're supposed to drink it with a meal. Even though it doesn't taste like much, I'm firmly of a "When in Rome" mentality when it comes to booze: you drink sherry in Jerez, baijiu in China, soju in Korea (or Koreatown), and if you're actually in Rome, you drink wine.

This particular bottle of Pyongyang Soju ended up on my desk thanks to the efforts of Matt Gross, the editor of BonAppetit.com, who brought it back from a North Korean restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, in Vietnam. Apparently, North Korea operates restaurants all over Asia, and Matt says they're popular with South Koreans who "want a rare taste of what's on the other side of the DMZ and can only get it in, say, Cambodia." He got a funny look when he asked to buy a couple bottles of soju to take home, but they ended up giving him two for about $15.
https://www.bonappetit.com/columns/a-bottle-in-front-of-me/article/north-korea-s-pyongyang-soju-reviewed-by-the-bon-appetit-foodist
 
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