Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the 21st Amendment, the one that put an end to Prohibition. Even an ascetic like me was willing to celebrate this with a few (ok, more than a few) drinks last night. However, I think this excerpt from an actual conversation at the bar demonstrates that I learned all the wrong things in my first three years of college:
Court: “Here, try this, it’s a Long Island iced tea.”
Me: “Oh, no thanks, I don’t like tea.”
After being informed that there is no actual tea in a Long Island iced tea I decided I liked it. Other new experiences last night included tej, an Ethiopian honey wine, and tequila shots with my buddy Wyatt to honor my impending departure from the internship program. I think I’ll be repeating the tej before the tequila.
Celebrating the end of Prohibition was fun, but there’s reason to beware of neoprohibitionists sneaking in stifling regulations. New from Cato, see “Backdoor to Prohibition: The New War on Social Drinking” by Radley Balko.