Declan's presentation at Ignite Dublin 8

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Declan's presentation on Ancient Booze at Ignite Dublin 8 8th December 2011

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Declan's presentation at Ignite Dublin 8

  1. 1. He was a wise man who invented beer.- Plato
  2. 2. Laussel Venus – Dordogne Valley, France about20,000 years BPHorn of Plenty & Fertility Goddess depiction or simplya carving of a drunk, promiscuous woman
  3. 3. Without question, the greatest inventionin the history of mankind is beer. Oh, Igrant you that the wheel was also a fineinvention, but the wheel does not gonearly as well with pizza.- Dave Barry
  4. 4. The Great bar in the Sky –Methanol clouds in space
  5. 5. Give my stomach to Milwaukeeif they run out of beer...- John Prine
  6. 6. Dudley’s Drunken Monkey Hypothesis
  7. 7. "I would kill everyone in this room fora drop of sweet beer."- Homer Simpson
  8. 8. Beer is proof that God loves us andwants us to be happy.-Benjamin Franklin Or he may have said…Behold the rain which descends fromheaven upon our vineyards, there itenters the roots of the vines, to bechanged into wine, a constant proofthat God loves us, and loves to see ushappy.
  9. 9. “Beer in the morning, beer in theafternoonand beer at night. A little wine thrown infor good measure.Out on the Tiles with Pyramid Workers,Melbourne Herald-Sun, 7th June 1993
  10. 10. The entire of civilisation is a careful constructionfor the production and distribution of beer- Unknown
  11. 11. "An intelligent man is sometimes forcedto be drunk to spend time with fools."For Whom the Bell Tolls - ErnestHemingway
  12. 12. The Epic of Gilgamesh
  13. 13. The Hymn to Ninkasi
  14. 14. "Quaintest thoughts, queerest fancies, come to lifeand fade away. What care I how the day advances,I am drinking ale today."- Edgar Allan Poe
  15. 15. And our own Bronze Age Ale… Images of Venus of Laussel CC http://www.donsmaps.com More at our blog: Rat drinking CC adria.richards on Flickr Banksy’s Hunter Gatherers CC robotson on Flickr Methanol Cloud - Jodrell Bank Observatory Website: www.mooregroup.ieOther images, Moore Group or sources unknown or unattributed Blog: www.mooregroup.ie/blog

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