I don’t know why she bothers.

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  1. M27Holts says:

    Running out of beer is a crime against humanity! JESUS you may have to drink Fosters or similar…we are talking armageddon here peeps….

  2. Jesus F Iscariot says:

    I worked with a team who bought lottery tickets as a group. Several would pray that god would subvert the laws of probability and hand them the win. I pointed out that if it worked it would be unfair to the other hopefuls who accepted the laws of chance. Anyway Jezuz didn’t deliver a miracle and they never won. This never shook their belief or their attempts to distort the gamble. It never undermined their enthusiasm for the magic of prayer. I assume that if they had won they’d be lighting candles of thanks to their deity. Or butchering a fatted calf—or maybe me for being wrong about God’s love.

  3. Culandun says:

    I well understand this. My local inn can’t get Belhaven 90/- any more!

  4. henry ford says:

    as the son of a sometime publican……..wonderful…. simply wonderful….

  5. Vaughan McCue says: A pub with no beer.

  6. Son of Glenner says:

    Thanks, Author, for another wonderfully satirical strip. (From an enthusiastic drinker of beer, whisky, wine, coffee, tee, etc!)

    Thank God for people like Author!

  7. Kamimark says:

    Why does Jesus not just turn water into wine? Or would it just instantly turn into his blood?

  8. Shaughn says:

    I thought Jesus changed water into wine. Any UK law prohibiting him from changing water into good beer? Deeds, not words; thats better than praying.

  9. tfkreference says:

    Shaughn – my thought was that carbonation is beyond him. Like chariots of iron.

  10. J Ascher says:

    Maybe the barmaid was prepping for 31 Jan when easy access to European markets ends.

  11. Michael says:

    Vaugn McCue, that’s the saddest song I’ve ever heard.

  12. So the barmaid is now the publican? Tell her congratulations from me!

  13. Necessary Evil says:


  14. Not being a beer drinker myself, a pub wit no beer wouldn’t bother me at all. A bar with no Bell’s on the other hand, is an abomination in the eyes of the lord. Sadly, I’ve sat at a few of them.

  15. Josh says:

    Where do they get their money, anyway?

  16. M27Holts says:

    I too like a nice single malt…I also like smooth Irish whiskey. I have a two litre bottle of Jamesons black label. I will open it and sample it when my grandson is 18…I have 15 years to wait…

  17. Son of Glenner says:

    M27: Jameson’s is a very nice Irish malt whiskey, but Bell’s is a blend (ie malt whisky plus grain whisky), not a single malt. BTW Bushmills is another fine whiskey, from Northern Ireland, the distillery is near the Giant’s Causeway.
    DH: If you can’t find Bell’s, you may be able to get The Famous Grouse instead (IMNVHO, the Grouse is s superior blend to the Bell’s!).

  18. Len says:

    As long as they have tequila, I’ll be happy 🙂

  19. Troubleshooter says:

    Hume said to reject the greater miracle. These two dips couldn’t reject anything which even remotely resembled a miracle to them if their lives depended on it!

  20. postdoggerel says:

    I like Bell’s too. Steve Bell, that is, cartoonist for the Guardian.

  21. M27Holts says:

    Haha…last day of dry January, can have a few scoops tomorrow….Cheers, Skol etc….

  22. Laripu says:

    Time for a little Housman, from “A Shropshire Lad”:

    And malt does more than Milton can
    To justify God’s ways to man.
    Ale, man, ale’s the stuff to drink
    For fellows whom it hurts to think:
    Look into the pewter pot
    To see the world as the world’s not.

  23. postdoggerel says:

    “If anyone thinks that I amn’t divine
    He’ll get no free drinks when I’m making the wine
    But have to drink water and wish it were plain
    That I make when the wine becomes water again.”

    James Joyce, Ulysses

  24. Richard Wilmot says:

    If & when a Muslim has an orgasm, do they shout out “Allah”?


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