Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. David W Cordle

    David W Cordle GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This may appear funny but a true alcoholic usually does not display any of the classic Showtime characteristics. I know for I still stay hidden from view.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    British Medical Journal? I hope it was written as a spoof.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED



    The medical journal read all the Fleming James Bond novels and counted his alcohol intake. He drank a lot of Martinis. A serious Martini drinker would scream if his Martini were shaken, because that bruises the gin.


    In most drinks, the bartender measures out the liquor and pours it into a large glass. The customer can ask for water, soda, ice, juice, etc. to top up the glass, but the alcohol is precisely measured.


    A Martini glass is served filled to the brim. Sizes vary, but the usual is about 4.6 ounces. A Gleason Martini had the bartender pour a capful of vermouth into the glass, then pour it out. The gin was poured over commercial ice, 0º, then immediately poured into the glass, so about 4 ounces of pure gin (after subtracting for the olive). When asked if he wanted a twist of lemon, Gleason said, ‘If I wanted a lemonade, I’d have asked for one.’ Best guess, he didn’t want any space for gin wasted with lemon peel.


    By shaking the Martini, a lot of the ice melts, and the glass is half full of melted ice, not gin, so the number of Bond’s alcohol units was really about half what the BMJ calculated.

  4. chipscount

    chipscount said, over 1 year ago

    they do know hes a fictional character, right?

  5. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    @chipscount

    they do know hes a fictional character, right?
    .
    And while the banter is pleasant (even more so to see it ’mongst some of the more vehement locals), I agree… and wonder what prompted Holbert to ink it. His whim of iron?

  6. ghp95134

    ghp95134 said, over 1 year ago

    I’m shaken and stirred!

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Just alternative fuel for Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang.

  8. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, over 1 year ago

    @David W Cordle

    My motto is I only drink when I’m with someone, or when I’m alone.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    The way he drinks……

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @Northern Redman

    W.C. Fields right, another is I cook with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Hmmm, reminds me of another fictional dude who has the ruddy cheeks characteristic of alcoholics…

  12. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, over 1 year ago

    @jack75287

    Yes. And from Paul Hornung – When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.

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