How’s it goin’ eh? Drunk History is a funny show that makes historical figures look wasted, but here’s the deal: they were.
It's a funny show that makes historical figures look wasted but here’s the deal: they were.
Nerds leave it out of the history books but when you get into the nitty gritty of history, all you see is totally wasted hosers totally blacked out.
I was reading recently about this thing in old New York called “Second Night.” Apparently, before electricity, people would crash when it got dark and then wake up in the middle of the night ready to rock. They’d go to their neighbors house in their fuggin’ PJs and just shoot the sh** by candlelight. Then they’d go back to bed around 4AM and have their second nap.
I think they were wasted. I know when I really slam the whiskey, I wake up in the middle of the night with what the Irish call, “The horrors.” It’s like a bad acid trip and some doctor once told me it’s because my liver ran out of water and it’s trying to wake me up to get get hydrated so he can keep cleaning the blood. These people weren’t going to be early because it was dark. They were passing out drunk. Our ancestors didn’t get up because they enjoyed “segmented sleep.” They were grabbing some more whiskey to quell the horrors.
That’s how bad it was a couple hundred years ago. You needed to be toasted to not want to kill yourself.
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