Category Archives: Drinking

In Vino Madidus

Staying with Latin. Sitting at home with a bottle of wine. Non veritas Solo madidus In vino madidus A paraphrase of Caesar’s classic ‘veni, vedi, vinci’ or ‘I came, I saw, I conquered.’ Adepto madidus means I came I drank I fell over. We’ve all been Classical Latin at some time. For a related article […]

Steve McQueen Wanted Dead Or Alive

Steve McQueen achieved national recognition for his role as Josh Randall in the TV western WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE. The King of Cool parlayed his anti-hero persona in this series to win a lead in THE GREAT ESCAPE, which catapulted his name into the bright lights of Hollywood. His portrayal of a rebel sold well […]

Rock Bottom

“Failure is always easier to maintain than success.” And hard drinking in a dress says rock bottom to me. Unless you like dresses, then it’s fine.

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD FARANGS

In 2008 the Coen Brother’s NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN won the Best Film Oscar this year. Three minutes of the creepy lead actor’s haircut was enough for me. I chucked the DVD into the swamp behind my house and haven’t heard from it since, but at the Pattaya court I ran into an aging […]

A Long Twenty Minutes

Last night I was at the 169, drinking gin-tonics. After my first I shouted to Dakota for a refill. The lanky Arizonan was serving a two-deep crowd, but took the time to come over and say, “You have to learn to wait your turn. You’re on a five-minute ban for service.” “Five minutes?” “Make it […]