It was (allegedly) a glorious day on April 7, 1933 in the United States when the Cullen-Harrison Act went into effect, which removed the federal prohibition on the sale of beer that had been enacted by the 18th Amendment in 1919. After 14 (allegedly) dry years, Americans could finally spend money they didn’t have to drown the sorrows of the Great Depression in a cold one or six. Granted, the only thing that was legalized was the sale of beer with an alcohol content of 3.2% or less… but I guess it’s still a better buzz than you can get off tap water. April 7th is celebrated as National Beer Day in the US, though that fake holiday still has a long was to go to reach the popularity of National Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21st…
And now it’s time to sober up as The Nest presents its answers to Melanie’s Share Your World questions for this week!
Are you more productive at night or in the morning? Do you think it’s possible to change and get used to another schedule?
Well, I have to be more productive at night since that’s when I work. Even when I’m not at work I can be reasonably productive at night, if you consider I’m typing this up right now in the 2 AM hour. With four nights on and three off now, I’m pretty used to being awake and asleep at different times on a weekly basis, so yeah, changing schedules is no prob……
Oh sorry, I must’ve fallen asleep there! Better grab another Pepsi….
What’s the biggest vehicle you’ve driven?
Nothing bigger than the assorted vans/SUV’s my parents had back in the day. I absolutely HATE trying to maneuver large vehicles, which is why I prefer my small cars. I can’t imagine trying to drive a semi truck or even a bus, but given the way companies that employ those drivers advertise, anyone can do it!
What songs would be played on a loop in hell?
Half of the Mecca Radio overnight soundtrack, for one…..
Here’s a starting list of songs I can’t stand… though that countdown was more about songs that were well liked that I hated. If we’re talking just outright annoying fucking songs, there’s Justin Bieber’s entire catalogue, most Christmas music, and anything you can hear (and feel) coming from the speakers of the car next to you at a red light.
And if you want super annoying, there’s this that we had to listen to just about every night 15 years ago….
That’s the kind of music that makes even the infamous Soviet group Alyans tolerable… so no doubt, Satan keeps that queued up all the time.
What does it mean to be a person?
It means you’ll never be cool like critters are….
How were your spirits over the past week?
Apparently beer is not a “spirit,” so no tie in with this week’s TDIH fact. I’ll celebrate my way insetad….
I hear you for long vehicles… a moving ended with a crash and the worst was, a big tray sandwiches landed at the front window, so I had to wait hungry for the police… crap…
Happy National End of Prohibition Day. I shall celebrate accordingly….
Just make sure it’s 3.2% alcohol or less! Eliot Ness’ great-great grandson still lurks somewhere…
My husband celebrates that every single evening. (burp) That peanut butter and jelly song is absolutely hideous. If that was supposed to motivate workers at Mecca when they played it, I’m sure the only thing you all became motivated to do was wear earplugs!
That was allegedly “requested” by fellow associates during the old overnight show they did. That song and Nickelback’s “Rockstar” were virtual locks to be played every single night in 2007….
Like I said……..earplugs!! 🙂
That picture of the squirrel sleeping is absolutely the cutest!
That’s a great photo of the truck. Says “Whitehouse Movers” on the back. Is that an indication of eptitude? 😉
I’m sure it’s just a coincidence!
That peanut butter song should be the thing prohibited.
oh my word! That song is so annoying, and I’ve never heard it before. I could only listen to a few seconds of it. haha 🙂
It’s awful! I’m glad the speakers at work weren’t as loud then as they are now…
I have yet to find any kid music that I can stand to listen to. I go into orbit whenever I hear Raffi.
I don’t even think that’s kids music, I think it’s Satan music…
Awwwww sweepy squirrel.
Thank you Bill for Sharing Your World. Very clever answers as per what everyone reading this has come to expect. Great job! My deceased hubby drove those big trucks (obviously before he was deceased) and he said the standards on who they’d hire to drive one of those things had slipped so badly it made the long term pros nervous as hell to even be near a newbie on the road. Some of them can’t read nor speak English if you want some real depressing information. And Utah had sported 3.2% beer until just recently, well the legal stuff was. I’ve been reading up on Ogden, Utah in the old days, full of miners, criminals, bootleggers and all sorts of shady individuals – it was so bad there back then that even Al Capone said he wouldn’t dare visit it. I bet those bad boys had some HOOCH (we’re talking Everclear with a kick).. moonshine was lucrative. Then the Utah State persons in charge of ATF made that 3.2% stuff mandatory, the stills were destroyed and Ogden cleaned up so the tourists could come and visit the Temple there and not be molested. Those same tourist dollars are no doubt what made those ATF sorts decide to rescind that old law. Money talks, you know what walks. Sorry for the ramble. Have a great week and the squirrel? Won’t even get a mild buzz from that crap. I never drank any beer, it tastes awful to me, but hubby did and he used to say that any ‘beer’ with “Lite” after the name was just pricey piss water.
Just the smell of beer makes me ill. I used to go along with my Dad and pick up aluminum cans along the highway when I was a kid. I was the only ten year old that knew every brand of beer sold in the area (and whether it was made in an aluminum or steel can), but I also developed a lifelong disgust for the nastiness of beer! Between that and having no peers to put pressure on me, it’s no wonder I became a teetotaler…
My little Fiesta is the biggest vehicle I’d want to manoeuvre. It’s covered with sensors and a camera and I still don’t like “going backwards”.
I preferred my old camera-less Neon. The new one has a backup camera, and I don’t want to see the old ladies I run over while exiting a parking space…