The Great Beer Flood

Everyone has heard of the Boston Molasses Flood, right? That was horrific and weird, but it was outdone by the London Beer Flood: houses were demolished by the torrent, seven were dead by drowning, and one dead by alcohol poisoning. I am truly impressed by the opportunism and low standards of that one individual … if you witnessed a river of beer flowing down the street, would you scoop up enough of it to kill yourself with excess? I guess I’m finicky enough that I wouldn’t stoop to cup a single handful to drink.

Unless it were a really good beer, that is.

(Does this story have some connection to the recent release of the Simpson’s Movie? It ought to.)


  1. #1 MAJeff
    July 30, 2007

    Homer, frantically paging through the Bible, “This book doesn’t have any answers.”

    Fun movie. Not great, but very fun.

  2. #2 Torbj÷rn Larsson, OM
    July 30, 2007

    turned it into a Coors plant

    – Does it taste bad?
    – Of Coor’s.

    – What is the frakking difference between american beer and love boats?
    – They are both frakking close to water.

    – Why did the chicken cross the road?
    – Well, it wasn’t to get american beer.

    [PS. American micro breweries produce something that are among the best beers in the world. The macro breweries makes something that is … not even beer.]

  3. #3 MAJeff
    July 30, 2007

    I’m not sure if there is such a thing as a beer good enough to make me want to drink it after it had flowed through the slums of early 19th century London.

    “Needs more dog.”

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