November 10, 2008

Andrew Sullivan is nostalgic for...

... rampant alcoholism.

16 comments:

Palladian said...

I'm not surprised. Everything he's written for the last few years can only have emerged from the thick fog of an alcoholic stupor. At least, I hope that was the case. I'd hate to think someone wrote that shit sober.

dmfoiemjsof said...

I wish people would drink more at work. Seems like hardly anyone can drink nowdays. Has anyone watched Mad Men?

ElcubanitoKC said...

Palladian, indeed, my dear. And for some reason, that reminds me of this.

Ann Althouse said...

I've never seen drinking during the working hours... or even drinking after work before going home.

PJ said...

Easy Solution. Move back home to the land of the alcoholics. I won't miss you.

MadisonMan said...

I've never seen drinking during the working hours.

Nor have I. And I eat lunch sometimes at Pubs on Regent Street, where at other times of the day drinking is all-consuming. But at lunch? Nothing.

m00se said...

Good lord, I'd be a raging alky if I was him too.

Imagine living with that sense of self importance and flaming rage that we all don't see his innate greatness.

Forgive me, lord...

Trooper York said...

Drinking at lunch is a thing of the past. The nanny state has forced it out of our culture. When I first started out everyone went to the Blarney Stone for a corn beef sandwich and a pint at lunch time. Now you would be arrested because tight assed protestant prudes have taken over this fucking country.

mccullough said...

Tom Wolfe effectively parodied these Brit journalists addicted to the sauce pretty effectively in Bonfire of the Vanities, which was otherwise a somewhat lame book.

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Palladian said...

"Now you would be arrested because tight assed protestant prudes have taken over this fucking country."

What? Tight-assed protestant prudes founded this fucking country, dude.

Brooklyn Redneck said...

You have never seen drinking during business hours? I don't get the after work part. You have never met anyone who had a drink after work before going home. In NYC that is very normal. In Biglaw, people drink a lot at firm events (inside and outside the office) with clients and at conferences. lots of people grab drinks and then go back to the office.

Trooper York said...

"What? Tight-assed protestant prudes founded this fucking country, dude."

So what. It was the fucking Irish that had to do all the work. Who invented machine politics and crooked policing and ethnic politics and the happy hour at Thank God it ain't freakin Europe: the freakin' drunken mics.

I do understand that you have a soft spot for tight-assed people so to speak. To each their own dude.

Donna B. said...

I used to for two geophysicists who informed that there were three things the office could never run out of - Heineken, candy, and a variety of soft drinks.

There was bourbon and scotch around too, but they weren't considered office supplies, so not part of my job to re-stock.

Best place I ever worked.

kynefski said...

I would like to offer defense of Andrew Sullivan, a long form writer of exceptional talent (any essay compilation of the 2008 presidential campaigns would have to include Goodbye To All That), as well as a prolific weblogger.

Yes, he can be an ass, as can we all, and I've come to conclude that he has a misogyny issue to deal with, but he cannot be dismissed with the facility displayed in these comments.

I project that history will favorably judge his "obsession" with the current administration's comfort with torture.

Diamondhead said...

I don't think history will judge him at all.