xoxoxoBruce Saturday Aug 2 12:53 PM
August 2, 2008: Beer Street & Gin Lane
Elspode Saturday Aug 2 03:03 PM
Gin was invented to make tonic water more palatable, thus encouraging people to thwart malaria.
DanaC Saturday Aug 2 03:04 PM
*smiles* I love Hogarth.
morethanpretty Saturday Aug 2 03:43 PM
He was probably drunk on gin when the English beer lobbyists bribed him to draw that.
Sundae Saturday Aug 2 04:27 PM
Hogarth is someone I always reference when middle England start their going to hell in a handbasket rants.
DanaC Saturday Aug 2 05:10 PM
That whole Gin Act thing got quite nasty. Led to the Gordon Riots.
newtimer Sunday Aug 3 01:42 AM
Apparently even the buildings are unstable when people are drinking gin!
Slight Sunday Aug 3 03:55 AM
DanaC Sunday Aug 3 06:22 AM
No, they're bulls (John Bull).
Sundae Sunday Aug 3 06:39 AM
Not papal bulls?
DanaC Sunday Aug 3 06:47 AM
Uhuh, papal bulls would be shit, they'd be useless at the first sign of rain.
DanaC Sunday Aug 3 06:50 AM
Sundae Sunday Aug 3 07:04 AM
DanaC Sunday Aug 3 07:36 AM
For use on Ebay? That makes sense.
BeltNah Sunday Aug 3 06:54 PM
My last name is Hogarth, I've been told that we are related to William somewhere along the line. Not sure how true that is though.
Gravdigr Monday Aug 4 09:39 PM
This is the oldest IOTD I've ever seen...
Scriveyn Wednesday Aug 6 02:56 AM
Do I spy Queen Mum somewhere?
Shawnee123 Wednesday Aug 6 09:46 AM
This is what I've been trying to tell people all along: with beer you can still balance that basket of dead fish on your head while your husband looks lovingly over your shoulder.
TheMercenary Wednesday Aug 6 11:34 AM
I have thought about these paintings on and off since they are posted. Anywhere I can see a larger better shot of the paintings?
glatt Wednesday Aug 6 11:38 AM
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Aug 6 12:01 PM
Slight posted Hi-Res links in post #8.
TheMercenary Wednesday Aug 6 03:34 PM