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  • Among those who contributed recipes were journalist Heywood Broun, actor Roland Young and impresario Florenz Ziegfeld; among those who declined was the usually ombibulous H.L. Mencken, who in a rare moment of moderation said he'd rather make the argument for wine and beer.

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  • You also have to consider the dramatis personae in the Sinclair-Mencken exchange: the former was so dry he was Saharan, while the latter, who liked to call himself “ombibulous,” was the single most effusive publicist for booze the Republic has ever seen.



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  • "Mencken was also a staunch wet, meaning he was against Prohibition from start to finish. He coined a term ombibulous to describe his prejudice in favor of alcohol and against the affront to liberty that Probibition imposed on the Republic. 'I'm ombibulous. I drink every known alcoholic drink and enjoy them all.'"

    - Gibbons Burke, 'Henry Louis Mencken (1880 - 1956)'.

    September 29, 2008

  • Drinking everything. (Luciferous Logolepsy)

    May 16, 2008