Friday, April 11, 2008
Dry, two olives please. Fish on the side.
My book report of the 1965 Esquire Party Book (Illustrated by Seymour Chwast) for 35th grade English class, by Whiskeymarie VonPartypants:
Everyone in 1965 was drunk and they ate a lot of mayonnaise.
If, for some reason, you're interested in learning more than my comprehensive report provided about "throwin' a par-tay old-skool style", read on...
The party experts from 1965 land suggest packing beer for a breakfast picnic, as "it will separate the men from the boys all right."
Pictured as thus:
And they recommend taking your martinis to go, it seems. Mind the bumps, Speed Racer!
And even the 1965 family pets knew how to fix a mean cocktail, though they seem none too pleased about it.
Funny. I figured bulldogs as Scotch drinkers.
Esquire also wants you to be well prepared (pg. 92): "PLENTY OF CIGARETTES: Figure 3 per guest per hour, scattered about in small, sturdy containers in many places."
And, if you find you have time after your 4 pre-dinner soirée martinis, they recommend getting the dead fish for dinner drunk as well.
Happy Friday, my little codfishes marinated in tequila and served in an ashtray.