Obviously it’s the 4th July and that means it’s American Independence day and, for millions of people, that’s a damn fine reason to drink some wine today.
But what if you want to be different? Like just for the sheer hell of it? Or what if you simply want to show some support for science and reason rather than for Mr Tangerine Man Trump? What if – whilst everyone around you stands there covered in the Stars and Stripes singing God Bless America you feel like – for instance – draping yourself in a Greek flag, practicing random sign language and dancing to this.
Oh and remember to drink some wine too. And maybe eat Moussaka.
Well, if you fancied doing all this then it’s your lucky day because today is only the official fucking saint day for Andrew of Crete who wrote that jazzy musical interlude. (He’s wearing that snazzy outfit in the picture.) He interests us because – until he was 7 years old – he was a mute and then, after drinking wine at Holy Communion, he could miraculously speak. Top man! Yet more proof that wine makes everything better. Here’s hoping he suddenly also had drunken opinions about everything from that point on too. (I believe – both drunk and sober – that all religious stuff is fairy tales but can be useful to provide random reasons to get drunk.)
A quote: “A man will be eloquent if you give him good wine.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.