The Merry Drinker by Frans Hals.

Wikipedia provides articles on everything from the UGA literary societies to Truthiness. But, this article on “Drinking Culture” stands out.

Generally, people drink for one or more of six reasons — to quench thirst, to get drunk, to enjoy a social occasion (social drinking), to enjoy the taste of an alcoholic beverage, to participate in a religious or traditional ceremony or custom, or because they are alcoholics.

[via Most Days]

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