[LMB] Details in Science Fiction

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 17:10:48 GMT 2020


"Drinking alcohol in a war zone?"

Some day I have GOT to familiarize you with Bill Mauldin's "Up Front"
cartoons!

Willie and Joe RAN on grappa!

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 8:14 AM Markus Baur via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

>
> Am 24.11.2020 um 14:44 schrieb Matthew George:
> > On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 2:39 PM Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> It occurs to me to wonder---what makes you sure that the people in
> Piper's
> >> stories were smoking* tobacco?*
> > As idiotic as using tobacco is, using it in space or in artificial
> > atmospheres even more, using an intoxicant in space is doubly so.  It'd
> be
> > like drinking alcohol in a war zone.
>
> afaik that is done quite regularily
>
> although reportedly the fench army no longer includes small wine bottles
> in its MRE's, the Royal Navy ships are still wet ..
>
> servus
>
> markus
>
>
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