POTD – Throwing out time

Waring Street 12:52am

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  • Nunoftheabove

    “Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water”

    ~ W.C. Fields

  • pippakin

    “I believe in the single standard for men and women”

    Mae West

  • pmac

    “Beer is the cause and solution to all life’s problems”

    Homer Simpson

  • Greenflag

    Some in the gutter and some looking at the stars .

    Sad gobshite 🙁 Is he trying to lick up the spilt beer ?
    Is he British or Irish or does it much matter 🙁 ?

  • My guess is Culchie

  • I utterly despise the licencing laws in the north of Ireland.

    Our representatives, mainly the religious ones, have kept a tight grip on the drinking industry. They only issue so many licences meaning there is less supply than there is demand. This is especially true with regards to off-licences.

    In GB your local shop will sell cans of lager, but in south Belfast you’ve go to go to the hugely expensive drink or trek 2 miles to Tesco.

    And then when you get in the bar you’ve got 2-3 hours max before it shuts at 1am forcing you to drink too much too fast and end up like this poor lad in the picture.

    I utterly hate it. Where does some man in Stormount get the right to decide the drinking habits of the people. It is an attack on liberty.

  • Cynic2

    Daniel

    I don’t think a restriction on supply has led to his problems and unless I am mistaken he is lying outside the Merchant Hotel so I doubt he’s been buying cheap lager in Tesco

    And he cant be a Culchie. It doesn’t look as though he has wet himself as well. So probably a Townie

  • fordprefect

    That girl’s in for a wild night of passion when he comes round!

  • requiem777

    “I utterly despise the licencing laws in the north of Ireland.

    Our representatives, mainly the religious ones, have kept a tight grip on the drinking industry. They only issue so many licences meaning there is less supply than there is demand. This is especially true with regards to off-licences.

    In GB your local shop will sell cans of lager, but in south Belfast you’ve go to go to the hugely expensive drink or trek 2 miles to Tesco.

    And then when you get in the bar you’ve got 2-3 hours max before it shuts at 1am forcing you to drink too much too fast and end up like this poor lad in the picture.

    I utterly hate it. Where does some man in Stormount get the right to decide the drinking habits of the people. It is an attack on liberty.”

    This reminds me of a conversation I had about the “Get Home Safe” campaign the police run. Apparantly when it first started about 10 years ago or so, the police went round all the carry out discos and told them they would no longer be allowed to stay open past closing time. Previously a blind eye was turned to them staying open till around 4 or 5 in the morning as the police figured it kept people off the streets.

    Of course once people were being turfed out the door at 1 trouble got even worse as you had another group of people wandering the streets at kicking out time all trying to get a limited amount of taxis home.

  • Daniel,

    You’re lucky. When I lived in Belfast the bars closed at 10:00 pm and weren’t open on Sundays. Neither were the park swings of course.

  • Nunoftheabove

    JoeCanuck

    Quite right . Younger viewers would do well to remember that when Sunday opening became allowed (it’s not that long ago…) boozers in some unionist-oriented towns didn’t feel comfortable opening until some considerable time later (and/or were not ‘allowed’ to whether they wanted to or not). There was a period therefore during which the Sunday drinking marked you out as a big old Sabbath-insulting taig subversive. Still, it did a very great deal for the popularity of the sunday evening ‘mass’ and the multitudes were gladdened 😉

  • Scáth Shéamais

    Is that girl mugging the unconscious man?

  • Comrade Stalin

    And then when you get in the bar you’ve got 2-3 hours max

    So you’re showing up for your night out at 10PM ? Strange.

    before it shuts at 1am forcing you to drink too much too fast and end up like this poor lad in the picture.

    You’re “forced” to drink too much too fast ?

    Me, I tend to show up at about 7 and get pleasantly rat-arsed just at the right time to get a taxi before the mad rush starts.

    That said, if it were me I’d issue a 24/7/365 license to anyone who proved themselves capable of operating a bar and keeping things orderly. They do it in Las Vegas and it works just fine.

  • Nunoftheabove

    Comrade Stalin

    …you mean you DON’T drink a litre bottle of supermarket vodka indoors before you go out on the town ? Tut, tut and thrice onto you i say tut sir. Program, get with.

    I incline more towards a simple pot of strong tea and a – though I say it for myself – competently constructed 14 skin bifter before shuffling out in my slippers and pyjamas in pursuit of a dark rum and half a Smithwicks before retiring avec l’au pair around 3am ordinarily. Young folk these days though, sure ye couldn’t be up to them.

  • Comrade Stalin

    You do have a sense of class, I’ll give you that. But vodka’s fucking horrible stuff, Grey Goose or not.

  • Daniel is just going out at the time that me and my pals would be staggering home. What a weird and wonderful world.

  • fordprefect

    Moochin,
    should you not have captioned the pic with “throwing up time?”

  • wee buns

    In case of apocalypse or complete global financial collapse… it would act as a ‘buffer’. So goes mister w. buns’ reasoning for a dozen bottles of uisce beatha stashed inside the oven of the old cooker. In Donegal one wouldn’t dream of going out before 10 and naturally one also objects strenuously to being locked into premises only to be released to birdsong.
    That boy in the picture is lucky to have white killer heel girl to care about him, otherwise he would’ve lain there until that guy dropped his fag end into his ear. A sorry state.

  • “sorry state”

    Condition or country?

  • Brian

    yes, Daniel, I’m sure if the bar was open for a few more hours he would have paced himself better and never approached the fall down drunk stage.

  • USA

    Where did she get those shoes?

  • I see that the MTV awards may have to be moved because of the liquor licensing laws. Seems odd that there is no provision for special licences for specific cases.

  • Comrade Stalin

    It occurred to me she might be in the process of stealing his watch.