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For a country of habitual boozers where alcohol sales have leapt recently, Brits won't be surprised to hear that Australian immunologist and Nobel laureate Professor Peter Doherty was sitting at his computer yesterday when he felt the urge for a stiff drink. The instinct isn't foreign to many people as there remains no end in …

  1. jake Silver badge

    Hopefully all y'all ...

    ... are using your sudden copious free time productively. Learning to homebrew is a nice, fun, wholesome project. And fun for the whole family!

    Seriously ... make real gingerbeer and/or rootbeer with your kids. Once they make it for themselves, they'll never drink those narsty, store-bought sugar solutions erroneously called a "softdrinks" again.

  2. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge

    55 gallon drum of single-malt Scotch


    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Drums away.

      I have a number of 55 gallon drums that held pharmaceutical grade anhydrous ethanol.

      Sadly empty before I got them.

      They do work good to brew cider in though.

      You would want to search "200L cask of single-malt Scotch" to get the GOOD stuff.

      1. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge

        Re: Drums away.

        Well, great . . . now I really want a cask of Scotch!

        1. Michael

          Re: Drums away.

          Usually only the newer distilleries will sell you a new fill cask. I could suggest Arran?

          Older casks are a bit pricey...

    2. Youngone Silver badge


      I live in a country where it is legal to distill your own spirits, and even though my still only makes a couple of litres at a time I have trouble keeping up with it.


    3. TeeCee Gold badge

      You want something really difficult to get and hideously expensive?

      Ask for hand-sanitiser cut with orange juice.

      1. phuzz Silver badge

        Isn't that basically Hooch?

  3. IceC0ld

    Even Vulture Central, has stubbornly made its beloved Wednesday Club an online-only event – usually devolving into a blurry mess of party games like Left 4 Dead

    I would also heartily recommend Nazi Zombie Trilogy to that list, you can even play with same characters as in L4D / L4D2

    and I too, could be a PhD although in MY esteemed instance it would mean Pishhead :o)

  4. Corwin_X

    I have a great love of Aussies and Kiwis. I think they have a better perspective on life than most of the western nations. A perspective I share.

    1. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge
      Paris Hilton

      It's better to face life drunk?

      1. Corwin_X

        It works for me! Who wants to be sober right now?

      2. teebie

        What started as a great insightful comment was ultimately ruined by the addition of a question mark

  5. eldakka

    For a country of habitual boozers

    I resemble that remark!

  6. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    Thing is, it wasn't even a question.

    It lacked a question mark... and yet it was answered!

    Truly we live in an age of wonder.

    1. Beeblebrox

      Re: Thing is, it wasn't even a question.

      "It lacked a question mark"

      Apparently Twitter, like Google, does not mandate question marks.

      Sounds like Twitter is missing a trick by not showing relevant ads.

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