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Thread: Ken Burns: Prohibition
10-02-2011, 02:37 PM #1
Ken Burns: Prohibition
this one looks pretty cool.
starts tonight on PBS.
also, he's my next door neighbor, which is kinda neat.
crab in my shoe mouth
10-02-2011, 05:57 PM #2
It will feature famous Cincinnatian George Remus, probably the biggest bootlegger of all time. Dude made $600 [U]MILLION[U] in one year, owned the distilleries, the pharmacies that they sold to, and the trucks they moved the booze on (that he stole from).
Even bribed a member of the Harding Administration to avoid prosecution.
Then... he shot his wife in the park after she shacked up with the FBI agent tailing him and had him sent to jail for some time.
Fascinating dude. Can't wait to see it.I still call it The Jake.
10-02-2011, 06:03 PM #3
Thanks man, lazed out on the sofa with a big glass of cab and tuned in.
Love Mark Twain"You damn colonials and your herds of tax write off dressage ponies". PNWBrit
10-02-2011, 07:20 PM #4
Wait, so we have the Anti Saloon League to thank for the federal income tax?
FUCK YOU PEOPLE!
First my booze, then my paycheck?!?I still call it The Jake.
10-02-2011, 11:37 PM #5
10-03-2011, 08:42 AM #6
Ken Burns hits another Home Run and Peter Coyote's voice is just awesome as the Narrator.
It's amazing how Puritan thinking could have done so much damage to pockets of society. Prohibit something people enjoy and it becomes a bigger problem.
Great lesson was learned right ? So why is marijuana still PROHIBITED ! Oh yeah its a "gateway drug"
BTW it not just my opinion it's a fact, that The Civil War by Ken Burns is the best Doc Series ever created. EVER !!!!COLORADO ULLR .. MAKE IT HAPPEN !
10-03-2011, 09:05 AM #7"You damn colonials and your herds of tax write off dressage ponies". PNWBrit
10-03-2011, 10:16 AM #8
A Nation of Drunkards, indeed
each man consumed an average of ~88 bottles of booze per year
.....those were the days (nobody can remember)
That hatchet bitch with the Women's Temperance movement was the devil !
10-03-2011, 10:37 AM #9
Just amazingly good.
Burns format is so simple, yet so beautifully done. A national treasure.
10-03-2011, 05:56 PM #10Registered User
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10-04-2011, 04:30 PM #11
Watched part 2 twice ! Great story telling ! lCOLORADO ULLR .. MAKE IT HAPPEN !
10-04-2011, 04:44 PM #12
no doubt! last night was excellent.
BmillsSkier, George Remus was quite a character.crab in my shoe mouth
10-05-2011, 10:44 AM #13
Pretty good timing with he new season of Boardwalk Empire just starting.
The whole Remus story quite amazing.
10-05-2011, 10:56 AM #14
Found it hilarious that even though it was illegal to drink cocktails in the US during prohibition, we were the worlds largest importer of cocktail shakers.Decent people shouldn't live here...they'd be happier somewhere else.
10-05-2011, 11:56 AM #15
Stumbled upon this while battling a fucking terrible cold this week. Brilliant stuff. All the backstories and politics that went into Prohibition was fascinating. The whole deal about linking Nazis and beer together was crazy. The mob bosses meeting in Atlantic City to divide up the country via the Fed Reserve grid was genius and quite interesting. Good stuff.
10-05-2011, 12:04 PM #16
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10-05-2011, 12:56 PM #18"You damn colonials and your herds of tax write off dressage ponies". PNWBrit
10-12-2011, 08:11 PM #19
Very cool to see how native nutjub cum gajillionaire George Remus was portrayed. Just as crazy and interesting as I pictured it.
Fascinating documentary. What an amazing country we live in in that we're still only so many generations removed from history like this.I still call it The Jake.