Sunday, February 4, 2018

Bad Hangovers

Several bloggers have been putting up posts about alcohol and hangovers. Since the muse is AWOL, so shall I.

Circa 1960’s, US Army enlisted, wanting to get drunk fast, came up with a concoction called “Motherfuckers”.

A tall glass is filled 2/3rds with a fortified wine like MD2020. The top 1/3rd is filled with Everclear or other straight alcohol. To imbibe, the wine is sucked  through the alcohol. The drinker, in a hoarse chocking voice, goes, “Oh motherfucker”. 

Several soldiers could get wasted on just one bottle of each ingredient. Economical, it was, with each contributing a few dollars.

The next day hangover is epic. Being young, dumb, and full of testosterone, it is a badge of honor.

First Sergeants were not fans of the drink.

Probably the only reason the Russians never came across the Fulda Gap was they couldn’t gather enough sober troops at one time, IMO.


Ami said...

I went through that 'let's drink' phase, but I have no taste for it at all now. Haven't had a drink in probably 30 years. People think it must be a morality thing, but it's not. I just don't care for it. Weird but true.

My favorite back then was something fruity. Annie Green Springs Tickle Pink was good... and I had to cut it with 7-up. Because even then I didn't like the taste.

I know I'm weird.

Old NFO said...

Ouch, yeah, we had 'Purple Jesus'... And those hangovers DID suck rocks.

LL said...


Well Seasoned Fool said...

Stopped getting drunk when I left the service.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Young and dumb.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Probably too tame for Seals.

Coffeypot said...

We had Hunch Punch... several of us would buy a fifth of what ever they lied, pour it all in a tin bowl and dip our glasses in it for a refreshing, guaranteed puke provoking evening. How did we survive our youth?

Coffeypot said...

Oh, it was called Hunch Punch because it was guaranteed to make you hunch over and drain your insides. And no one present would dare not drink it. It was a must or you got kicked out.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Supposedly you sailors went dry when you left shore. Many Army enlisted went weeks without being totally sober.