The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

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Bob Dylan Passes By.
Bob Dylan Passes By.
Apparently this shot was taken when Bob walked past the...
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Let’s Start The New Year Off Right With Gal Gadot
Let’s Start The New Year Off Right With Gal Gadot
So it is rare that movies emulate real life, but...
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Greatest Year in Music 1
Greatest Year in Music 1
So it's time to work this one out. The greatest...
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Elvis has left the building
Elvis has left the building
To me there is only one Elvis. And he is...
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Eleven Inches
Eleven Inches
In answer to the question posted by The Consul about...
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Pissed as a bard
Pissed as a bard
Now that Max has both trashed the germans and thrashed...
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A Great Beer From Sarah Palin's State!
A Great Beer From Sarah Palin's State!
Well as I mentioned here I have been slowly wading...
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Beer Identification
Beer Identification
Now, Kentucky is the beer specialist. If you want someone...
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20 + 10 + 20 = 50
20 + 10 + 20 = 50
So I'm coming up to 50. The first 20 years...
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Season 2 Sarah Much Hotter!
Season 2 Sarah Much Hotter!
So I put The Consul through the whole first season...
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Cheeky
Cheeky
Nice to see the boys and some quality cheek action...
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What would Pepys do?
What would Pepys do?
Well, it's nearly two years and the diary's still standing...
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Auld Spot Syne

‘Tis the season to stuff yourself like a pig and so I would like to both celebrate and recommend my favourite meal of 2017. Beer and sausages are made for each other and what better way to welcome in the new year at your preferred boozer than with some award-winning …

Perfection

So as pointed out here I was lucky to have both of my kids home for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  My son was hoping to reproduce our Thanksgiving shenanigans but I was just pleased to see him.  Of course my daughter, god bless her, brought her own shot glasses and the …

Christmas 2017

I think it is safe to say that although this may not have been a great year for the country or the world, for me and my family it was pretty much perfect. With the exception of the over indulgence under the Christmas Tree, I could not ask for more. …

Christmas Carol

Midnight mass is the perfect way to spend Christmas Eve and see in the birth of the baby cheeses and sing a carol or two. Just remember  to pre-load on some Wychwood Bah Humbug (Max might want to get insideher) as you drive to the church so that, as Uncle …

Sno’ Flakes for Christmas

Well, I guess you ought to put coca cola on your flakes to sweeten them at Christmas, seeing as coke invented the red and white santa claus uniform, but most folks seem to want sugar. However, breakfast at Christmas ought to be something special, so let’s restart the campaign for …

Pogues Я Christmas

So they have made Whiskey (don’t forget the ‘e’) from the spirit of the pogues (see what I did there). About time too I hear you say. What about some Damned beer, or some Kate Bush w(h)ine? ‘I am going where streams of whisky are flowing’, as it says on …

Old dog new beer tricks

This is of course the time of year to get full of beer. Or should that be Fuller’s Beer? To combat the decline in traditional ale, Fuller’s have revamped some old favourites. So, for you ESB lovers out there (you know who you are) it’s time to get some Rebirth. …

Missing Posts

So one of the downsides with YouTube is that from time to time videos just disappear and leave a blank screen.  This happened recently with this video: So I quickly rushed out to find a replacement, and I think this will work Jimmy:   Nice one Kate.  

Top Ten Punk Driving Songs

There is nothing like getting on the open road with the sunroof open and speeding to some really heart pounding songs.  So to follow on from Love and Life Changing Punk Songs I present my favorite driving songs. Create your own playlist and get out on the road right now and …

So Does Sarah

And just in case there are any worries that I’m taking Rachel as my girl, we know she is still The Consul’s, and Sarah Shahi is still my main girl.  Very hard not to put Sarah on a pedestal.  Beautiful, funny, sexy and talented.  And don’t forget her new show, Reverie, …

Rachel Still Has It

Given that I’ve been in a nostalgic mood tonight I thought we’d see how Rachel is fairing.  This photo is from last year, and I think I can safely say that Rachel is looking is beautiful as ever.  I might be getting older, but not so much with the rutting …

Popularity

I thought I’d check in with Google to see how we’re doing since firing up the site again earlier this year.  Firstly this is no 2013 – in those days  we were really cranking,  but we have a few visitors that are not in Texas or England so clearly some …

Top Ten Punk Life Changing Songs

So continuing my thread that I began here I wanted to highlight some punk songs that really changed my world.  You have to remember back in 1977 I was 14 years old and very impressionable.  I didn’t have an older brother or a cool dad or The Consul to steer and …

The public can

Well, we’ve had three years of beer tax cuts in this country but sales of ale go down alongside the number of pubs. 23 public houses closing a week; so, it’s good to celebrate the opening of a new one now and then. Get down to your boozer, take a …

No More Heroes

When I was a teenager and before I got into the greatest live band of all time, The Clash (of course), I was really into those bad boys of punk, The Stranglers.  A lot of bands at the time really cared about their image and what people thought about them, but …

Control

The worst word when you become an adult is: “Control”.  When you are a kid you can lose control all the time and the consequences are minor, but as you become an adult, particularly if you are a parent or have a high profile profession, you really don’t have the …

Hungry for your love

Max has shared his favourite punk and new wave love songs; a pretty good selection, though ‘love’ here is clearly a subject rather than an emotion, including bromance, split-up, rejection etc as well as amour fou. Well, that was punk. A gentler, kinder (gruffer, grumpier) example is the greatest singer …

Happy Thanksgiving

So today is Thanksgiving in the USA and nothing says Thanksgiving like doing shots of Patron Tequila with your wife and 22 year old boy 🙂  In fact I have not had any Tequila since my dreaded trip to Cancun in July, 1992 – that was 25 years ago.  But when my …

Captain Marvel

So after the exciting Kong movie with Brie Larson I’ve watched a few of Brie’s movies and you can imagine my excitement when I saw that she will be playing Captain Marvel. If there is one thing I know all Drinking Men like it is their women wearing super hero …

She’s Out Of My League

Continuing my viewing of easy to watch movies without anything too deep to distract you (just like Baywatch back in September) I recently really enjoyed watching the Romantic Comedy: She’s Out of My League. I found it to be a 104 minutes of stress free viewing with the very beautiful Alice …

Top Ten Punk Love Songs

So before The Consul takes over all musical lists on this blog I thought I’d start my own little list of the Top Ten Punk songs.  Here we go with some of my favorite Punk Love Songs:

Twin Liquors Right on The Money

I’ve now picked-up three monthly consignments of beer from Twin Liquors and the latest one slipped right into Helga with no issues.  I even purchased six bottles of Champagne whilst I was there so everyone is winning.  It is so nice to finally have found a company that actually wants my …