WEAPONS OF MASS CON­SUMP­TION

Maxim - - FOUR MORE BEERS! -

GE­ORGE WASH­ING­TON

Dur­ing mid­day ben­ders, the Father of Our Coun­try reg­u­larly downed four glasses of Madeira wine, a sweet and lethal va­ri­ety that con­tained 20 per­cent al­co­hol.

HER­BERT HOOVER

In the first years of Pro­hi­bi­tion, when he was a lowly sec­re­tary of com­merce, Hoover made per­fectly le­gal pit stops at the Bel­gian em­bassy at 6 p.m. daily for gin and ver­mouth, stirred.

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

The re­viled PO­TUS found so­lace in a White House game room he out­fit­ted with chess­boards and a bil­liards ta­ble. He pounded port and banked shots ev­ery night to es­cape his hellish pres­i­dency.

HARRY S. TRU­MAN

Tru­man knocked back a shot of Old Grand-dad ev­ery morn­ing to “get the en­gine go­ing.” He slowed down his a.m. in­take as an 80- year-old re­tiree af­ter tak­ing a nasty spill onto the bath­room tiles in 1964.

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