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Antique New Year postcard of drunken man.Well, another New Year’s Day has come and gone.  This blog post is for those of you who partook too much and ended up with something extra on January 2nd.




1881 Victorian  Hangover Cure (as suggested by an M.D. )

  • 5 grams Sulphate of Iron
  • 10 grams Magnesia
  • 11 drops Peppermint water
  • 1 drop Spirit of Nutmeg (huh?)

Take this entire tonic and spirit stimulant twice daily.

OK, if  this is a Victorian “tonic”, where’s the alcohol?  It is a fact that many patent medicines (or tonics) during this period contained alcohol.  Also, magnesia is a tasteless powder, used as a mild laxative and antacid.  Geez, a drunk already had to deal with a splitting headache.  Now this doctor proposed adding the runs?  When I read that, I started laughing so hard my daughter came running asking what was wrong.  This cure is just too ridiculous to take serious.

By the way, the above cure doesn’t work.  Dah.  The only sure hangover cure is not to drink in the first place.

(info from Judy Baker, author of “Other Little Known Information”)

Many beautiful New Year postcards of year dates, clocks, etc can be found in my postcard store.

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Drunken New Year Postcard

1908 German New Year Postcard, Morning After Funny Feeling

Wow, my daughter’s 21.  I officially feel old.  How come?  My daughter’s the one who turned 21.  Anyway, she has decided she wants me to take her bowling.  The bowling alley has a bar, so she’ll be able to legally order a drink. I’m the designated driver.  Her drinking should make for an interesting time bowling.  I’ll have to bring my camera.

This still didn’t seem like a fitting tribute to her entrance into adulthood, so I searched on-line for ways to celebrate birthdays.  OK, so I have no imagination.  I run two on-line postcard stores and work a full-time job.  Give me a break.  What I found had me laughing my head off.

There’s a blog about toilet birthdays.  Really.  This blog actually celebrates the birthdays of various toilets (complete with pictures)!  Geez, the things one finds on the internet these days, lol.  The first three paragraphs of the tip page are hilarious.  If curious, click this.  I’ll have to have my daughter read it when she comes home from partying with her first hangover (like the man in the above antique New Year postcard).  I wonder if she’ll be able to follow the directions at the beginning of the tip page.  Again, I’ll have to have my camera ready.  By the way, my toilet’s birthday is 07/22/04.

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