Dear followers, you can now read about famous drinkers in our brand new page: Drunks that made world history. There you will find the stories of persons who never hesitated to have a drink, but nevertheless left a glorious trace with their achievements. You will read about different kinds of people who had something in common – they all accomplished great things and knew how to spend their free time.
Whiskey, vodka, absinthe, beer, gin, wine, vermouth – some of these heroes had a favorite drink and some of them just drank whatever was nearby. But their boozing remained as prominent as their actions and sometimes was even the inspiration for their great deeds. We would like to give you a hint as to what people will fill in the list and remind you of previous posts on this topic:
-Brave warriors who found courage for their epic battles in liquid form (like Dutch crazy head Jan van Speijk or Bulgarian hero and poet Hristo Botev)
-Wise politicians who never let boozing cut into their sound judgments and decisions (like Russian tsar Peter the Great or the father of the Turkish nation Kemal Ataturk or the never sober British Prime-Minister Winston Churchill)
-Rock stars whose lifestyles are dedicated to just one word: crazy (like Irish singer Shane McGowan or member of the Club 27 Jim Morrison of the Doors)
-Athletic sportsmen who showed the spirit of competitiveness on the table (like these football players or Finnish F1 pilot Kimi Raikkonen or the thirsty cyclists)
-Brilliant artists who have crafted some of the finest pieces of painting or literature, always having their full glass next to the brush or the typewriter (like Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh or American writer Ernest Hemingway)
Or, some other people with great deal of expertise in their field of work and solid devotion to the strong drinks. Cheers for their success!
4 thoughts on “Our new page: Drunks that made world history”
I liked this…not so much the picture you used with it, as someone who loves Christ, it’s offensive. But, I get where you are going with it.
Well as a Christian I don’t believe this is offensive. It’s just a little joke. This setting is so familiar to everyone that it was the best pic to use! But thanks a lot for your attention! 😀
Christopher Hitchens, too – he devotes several pages in his memoir to drinking advice! As he says, it makes a better slave than a master.
Hmmm I think we should look into that for sure! Thanks for the tip! Funny how many writers are drinkers! 🙂