This could really spoil Malcolm’s day

Jubilee. Sixty glorious years. Hoo — bloody — ray.

Malcolm would seek refuge in a pub. Trouble is, they’re all bedecked with patriotic bunting. It really depresses a good (small-r) republican.

Surely things can’t get worse?

Well, according to the magazine section of this weekend’s New York Times, they certainly could:

Eddie Condon, who pioneered integrated jazz bands from the 1920s, had a cure-all recipe for hang-overs. It began (and never needed to go any further):

Take the juice of two bottles of Scotch …

You know what to do when temptation comes calling, don’t you, Malcolm?

Give in.

OK. You convinced him. Here’s comes the first bit of blessed uplift:

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