Brooklyn Gutter Wine

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I don’t know what’s more disturbing; that federal agents dumped barrels of wine into the gutter, or that neighborhood kids are frantically trying to salvage it. I’ve never been a believer in the five-second rule. Once an item makes contact with filth, it is instantly defiled. And no amount of assuring me that “alcohol kills the germs” would convince me. But that’s 1926 for you.

In the next image, federal agents are actively pouring whiskey down a sewer, per the 18th Amendment, passed 99 years ago, come Wednesday. Such a waste.

The Century by Jennings and Brewster

6 thoughts on “Brooklyn Gutter Wine”

  1. Saddest photos I’ve ever seen. But…”boiled as an owl?”

    Update: enter the phrase “boiled as an owl” in Google images…turns out this is not that rare an expression. There are all sorts of boiled owl images and references and, yes, safe for work.

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