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47of74 posted a topic in Wide World of SnarkLe facepalm Maybe it has something to do with that crazy orange fornicate infesting the White House now.....
Alright, I know we have to have some fans of Drunk History, so let's hear your favorite episodes and what you like about them. First of all, I have to say that I'm usually not into guys who are on the shorter side, but I love me some Derek Waters and find him pretty damned defrauding. My Favorite episodes: "Lincoln the Lawyer" in the "Chicago" episode. "Am I involved in this case, or what?" "This guy is a lanky gawky ape legged man. This guy is awkward. This guy is like an ape awkward guy. THIS GUY!!!!! has ape awk...awk ape....awxword....awkward...THIS GUY has ape awkward arms!" Mary Dyer in "Boston." "She freaked their dicks off." "The joy and the treasures of the blessings and the refreshments." Bonus with Winona Ryder as Mary Dyer and Michael Cera as one of the a-hole Puritan leaders. Robert Smalls in "Charleston." I think this is my favorite so far. The commentator (Mark ?? on the floor) saying, "So, at the end of the American Civil War civlwallsak;dasldkgaosighoihoasldkjlsihgie [completely unintelligible] and he had just enough money...." [ETA: And the look on Derek's face as the guy is just blathering on and you can't understand a word of what he's saying is flippin' hilarious.]
So the CDC apparently came out and advised that any woman of childbearing age not currently on birth control shouldn't drink. ever. not because you are pregnant but because becoming pregnant is not outside the realm of possibility. I saw this and immediately thought this sounded like something our fundie friends would say. bc not only is a pregnant woman's body merely a vessel for the child she's carrying, but all women's bodies are potential vessels and are thus rightly at all times subject to the scrutiny and control of others. what??? http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/02/02/cdc-urges-young-women-avoid-all-alcohol-unless-theyre-using-contraception/79701890/
This complete and utter denial on the part of so many Fundamentalists of the alcoholic content of wine as mentioned in the bible just fascinates me. A frequent argument put forth by 'fundies' is that the wine mentioned in the bible was actually unfermented grape juice. Example: Anna correcting Josh in front of the children with "grape juice". Most of us here realize this is complete bovine scatology. I was bored this afternoon so started poking around, and found some interesting references on the subject. (not breaking links as I don't think they'll care) http://dispensationalist.blogspot.com/2 ... bible.html The following wiki article lists many of the words used for 'wine' in the bible, and their definitions and meanings culturally. I know these lists are not complete. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_in_the_Bible Greek Transliteration Strong's no. Meaning Biblical appearances οίνος oinos 3631 the common word translated "wine" in the New Testament and Septuagint. New Testament and Septuagint (corresponding to masoretic tirosh, chemer, shekar, sobhe, shemarim, and 'asis) γλευκος gleukos 1098 "sweet wine" (sometimes rendered "new wine"), which may have been intoxicating. New Testament and Septuagint σίκερα sikera 4608 a Hebrew loanword from shekar meaning "strong drink." New Testament and Septuagint όξος oxos 3690 vinegar, sour wine; could be made from grape wine or other fermented beverages; when mixed with water, it was a common, cheap drink of the poor and of the Roman army New Testament and Septuagint μέθυσμα methusma - an intoxicating drink Septuagint only (corresponding to masoretic tirosh on a single occasion, and to shekar on all others) Hebrew The Hebrew Bible was largely written in Biblical Hebrew, with portions in Biblical Aramaic, and a has an important Ancient Greek translation called the Septuagint. The modern Hebrew Bible, which generally follows the masoretic text, uses several words to represent alcoholic beverages: Hebrew Transliteration Strong's no. Meaning Septuagint equivalent(s) יין  yayin 3196 the common word translated "wine" gleukos (see below), katoinousthai ("to be drunken"), oinopotes ("drunkard"), oinos (see below), sumposion ("drinking party") תירוש  tirosh 8492 properly "must"; sometimes rendered as "wine," "new wine," or "sweet wine." It can represent juice at any stage in the fermentation process, and in some places it "represents rather wine made from the first drippings of the juice before the winepress was trodden. As such it would be particularly potent." It can certainly be alcoholic, as in Ho 4:11 methusma (see below), oinos (all other references; see below) שכר  shekar 7941 "strong drink"; "denotes any inebriating drink with about 7–10 percent alcoholic content, not hard liquor, because there is no evidence of distilled liquor in ancient times.... It was made from either fruit and/or barley beer"; the term can include wine, but generally it is used in combination with it ("wine and strong drink") to encompass all varieties of intoxicants methê ("strong drink, drunkenness"), methusma (see below), oinos (see below), sikera (see below) חמר  chemer, corresponding to the Aramaic chamar 2561, 2562 "wine"; the word "conveys the idea of 'foaming,' as in the process of fermentation, or when poured out. It is derived from the root hamar, meaning 'to boil up'" methê ("strong drink, drunkenness"), oinos (see below) עסיס  'asis 6071 "sweet wine" or "new wine", the vintage of the current year with intoxicating power glukasmos ("sweetness, sweet wine"), methê ("strong drink, "drunkenness"), nama, oinos neos ("new wine") חמץ  chomets 2558 vinegar, which was made from wine or other fermented beverage and used as a condiment or, when mixed with water, a slightly intoxicating drink omphax ("unripe or sour grape"), oxos (see below) שמר  shemar, (pl: shemarim) 8105 lees or dregs of wine; "wine that has been kept on the lees, and therefore old wine" ("if [the wine] were designed to be kept for some time a certain amount of lees was added to give it body") oinos (see below), trugias ("full of lees") סבא  sobhe 5435 drink, liquor, wine oinos (see below) ממסך  mamsak and mesekh 4469, 4538 "mixed drink," "mixed wine," "drink-offering;" the word is "properly a mixture of wine and water with spices that increase its stimulating properties." kerasma ("mixture") מזג  mezeg 4197 "mixture", "mixed wine" krama ("mixture, especially mixed wine")
This story is causing a fuss in the British media this morning. Briefly, a Muslim cashier refused to serve a customer who wanted to buy a bottle of champagne in Marks & Spencer, because she would not touch alcohol due to her religion. I'm not sure how I feel about this - I mean, if you work in a food shop at Christmas you are probably going to be asked to sell a lot of alcohol. Then again, perhaps she should have been assigned work in a different part of the store. Thoughts? www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25488259