Friday, September 28, 2012

Good King Wenceslas, William the Bastard, Law of the Free Womb, Not a good day for Pot in the UK and The Liquid Marijuana Cocktail

A brief word about today's post.  I caught a nasty head cold and am running a fever as I write this:

Proceed with Caution!


On this day in 935, Wenceslaus I, the duke of Bohemia, is assassinated. His brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia, is widely thought to have arranged it. Wenceslaus, a beloved in his land, was elevated to Sainthood and King after his death.

He is now honored by Saint Stephen's Day celebrated on December 26, and is probably most remembered in the west as the subject of the Christmas Carol, written in 1853 that remains popular to this day, Good King Wenceslas.  The following is NOT that carol.


On this day in 1066, William the Conqueror (aka William the Bastard - since he was the son of Robert I, Duke of Normandy by his mistress Herleva) invades England beginning the Norman Conquest.

Probably most remembered for the compilation of the Domesday Book, (a survey listing all the landholders in England originally done for tax reasons) and a walk on role in the last Austin Powers movie [Not].


On this day in 1871, the Brazilian Parliament passes the Law of the Free Womb, granting freedom to all new children born to slaves. While it did not immediately end slavery, it effectively condemned slavery to eventual extinction and became the first major step in the eradication of slavery in Brazil.


September 28th is not a good day for Cannabis in the UK.  I'm not even going to comment on this.

1928 – The U.K. Parliament passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.

1971 – The U.K. Parliament passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis.

The Historical Inebriant: The Liquid Marijuana Cocktail


1/2 oz Captain Morgan® Spiced Rum
1/2 oz Blue Curacao Liqueur
1/2 oz Malibu® Coconut Rum
1/2 oz Midori® Melon Liqueur
12 oz Pineapple Juice
1 Splash Sweet And Sour Mix

Put all measured ingredients in glass and fill the remainder with pineapple juice.
Shake vigorously. Garnish with the Union Jack

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