11 thoughts on “Dodgy Voddy

    1. Rob_G

      I remember that there was a bottle handed around at a bonfire here one year and a few people became very ill or even died due to ethanol poisoning.

      Stay safe, folks.

  1. Ireland Unlocked

    Wondering why this got trivialised with the ‘hic’ phrase and the Withnail & I link. Around one person per week dies from alcohol poisoning in Ireland – 3 people per day die from alcohol related causes.

    It someone was going around endangering lives by any other means, I don’t think it would get the comedy treatment here.

    Most of us now understand that when you trivialise racism, it helps promote & normalise racism, when you trivialise sexism, that helps promote & normalise sexism. So why do we still trivialise alcohol harm? I just don’t get it.

    1. Shayna

      Interestingly, Richard E. Grant is allergic to alcohol. Bruce Robinson (the director of Withnail & I) demanded that Grant be drunk during his read through/audition. I’m not sure if that has anything to do with this. Cheap anything – Caveat Emptor!

      1. scottser

        The scene of him being arrested ‘i assure you officer, I’ve only had a few ales’ was filmed after they made grant drink a few pints.

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