Friday, February 17, 2012

Let the Good Times Roll

At The Telegraph, Nigel Tisdall is getting ready for Mardi Gras. An excerpt:

It seems to have been like this for ever. In 1920, when Prohibition arrived and agents were despatched nationwide to assess the severity of the problem, New Orleans was found to have 5,000 bars. While it took an inspector 14 minutes to be offered an illegal drink in New York, here it was just 37 seconds – generously proposed by his taxi-driver.

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