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1933 – First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt informed newspaper reporters that beer would be served at the White House. This followed the March 22 legislation that legalized “3.2” beer.

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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Humpy Hap Day from Hum…er…Happy Larryville, GN!

When I was a yout’, 18-year-olds could purchase 3.2 beer as well as wine in OH. Unfortunately, the most prevalent low-alcohol beer was Stroh’s, which compared unfavorably with any number of disgusting non-beer liquids. 😉

For my 18th birfday, a friend raided his family’s “beer stash” and gave me two cans of Coors, which was not sold east of the Mississippi at that time and, thus, had quite a cachet. Even my unsophisticated teenage palate could tell it was, in the words of one of Mom’s great aunts, pishwasser.

Cheers for the kind words re teh office floor…which is about to receive its first coat of urethane. Followed by a visit to Teh Evul Walmart™ and a second round of urethane.

BBL.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

I liked Stroh’s beer. Their cheaper brand was Schaeffer and it went for like $1.99/six pack back in the 70’s. For awhile, they had a brewery in the San Fernando Valley somewhere around Devonshire and Tampa. Looking them up now, apparently they still make the stuff but were sold to Pabst.

I’ll have to look around it.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

I was introduced to Stroh’s when I was in college (Indiana). While it was a favorite of those from the midwest, my friends from outside the region and I held the same view as Fatwa. When you opened a can of Stroh’s, instead of a whoosh you’d hear clack! You could pour a can from a height of three feet and not get a head.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

You guys. Beer snobs.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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You could pour a can from a height of three feet and not get a head.

There’s an off-color rejoinder there somewhere 😉

Sven --

Don’t know that I’m a “beer snob” so much as that, if something tastes vile, I’m not inclined to drink it.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Good luck with the coating, Fatwa. Try not to breathe too deeply!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Cheers, Sven!

When SiL and I went to get staining supplies, I had to give my DOB to purchase the conditioner…whereupon we started making huffing references, much to teh amusement of the Lowe’s cashier.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Got another Adobe class starting-guess it’s time to pick up new skills….

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Good luck with the class!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

You never know when you’ll have to use adobe!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Them North Koreans seem pretty intent on destroying San Francisco-I say go ahead. If you have to hit some city on the west coast, we can spare that one.

I hope Obama has a sternly-worded letter already written to send off to them. That’ll settle them down.