It’s Not Our Fault, Really

Sure, it may seem rather curious that this issue arises immediately after last weekend where for the first time in 25 some odd years all of us siblings got together. Myself, Treehugging Sister, Crusader and Mountainman all gathered together along with our better halves and the younger offspring in Northern Alabama to enjoy the lovely weather and see how much we could eat and how much alcohol we could consume. It turned out to be a surprising amount on both counts. But really, you can’t blame this on us

ATHENS, Ala. – Voters have a chance on Tuesday to return this northern Alabama city to the days of Prohibition.

I don’t think.
Hell, we did our best to make it a dry county; these folks should be thanking us.

20 Responses to “It’s Not Our Fault, Really”

  1. Tainted Bill says:

    Christ, what did you four people do? Burn the place down?

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    We were more like a Locust Plague, consuming all in our path.
    You would think that would have appealed to to those folks.

  3. Ocean City NJ is a resort island just south of Atlantic City. It is a dry towm. There are two bridges leading to the mainland. At the end of those two bridges are liquor stores the size of the NASA hanger for the Space Shuttle.

  4. Tainted Bill says:

    We have this kind of idiocy in New Jersey? I can stomach the traffic and corrupt politicians, but dry towns are beyond the pale.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    You’ve never been to Ocean Grove, Bill? It’s a dry town right next to Asbury Park/Neptune

  6. John says:

    Did you bring THS any Dunkin’?
    And she’s the only female of you lot? That explains a great deal.

  7. Tainted Bill says:

    Until a trip to Point Pleasant in July, I’d never actually been down to the Jersey shore, so this is all news to me.
    Though, after a quick review of the history of Ocean Grove on Wikipedia, I’m not surprised it’s dry.

  8. Baby bro Crusader, being the true Christian among us, arrived with family and a BIG HONKIN’ DUNKIN’ DONUT box laden with, among other earthly treasures, SIX CHOCOLATE CREAM FILLED.
    As Bingley’s greasy little paw slid under the lid, I managed to snag myself one and it WAS as Heavenly as I remember.
    Photographic evidence exists of said encounter.

  9. John says:

    “And piss off, John.”
    Why, did you keep begging for a little sister, like my daughter?
    It’s hard to explain probability to a five year old. 50 / 50 odds to her means “definitely a sister”.

  10. Crusader says:

    The things I do for family…

  11. (You’ll notice, little man, that I left out the part where you brought the EMPTY Dunkin’ box in first…)

  12. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Too bad Sis is back in The Land Where Dunkin’ Donuts Does Not Exist™.
    Folks, don’t forget, mail those empty DD boxes and bags to THS, so she can recyle them with her own homemade confections! Be kind to THS, be kind to Mother Gaia™!

  13. (You’re a funny guy, Jeff.)

  14. Kate P says:

    Yeah, it was recently explained to me that OCNJ was dry as part of its “family friendly” appeal. I get some of the reasons but it’s still kind of odd to me.
    THS, you have great taste in donuts! That’s all my nephew wanted after he made his First Communion in May–although he asked for Boston Cream. (I think that has to do with his having spent the first half of his life in New England.)

  15. Lisa says:

    Who is this Mountainman? You mean there’s MORE of you?!

  16. The_Real_JeffS says:

    (Just thinking of the Earth, Sis. The Goreacle™ will bless you, especially if you throw a couple fat pills in His general direction.)

  17. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yes Lisa, as Yoda would say, “There is another…”

  18. Dave E. says:

    Aha! I did feel another disturbance in The Force.

  19. Nightfly says:

    If memory serves, across the northward inlet from Ocean Grove, in Asbury Park, there is a five-story building with giant letters across the top, facing Ocean Grove: L I Q U O R.
    It pays to advertise.

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