I’ve a few good reasons for drinking
And one just entered my head
If a man can’t drink when he’s living
How the hell can he drink when he’s dead?

– seen on a t-shirt for McSwiggin’s Pub, “where there are no strangers, only friends yet to meet”

Also …

Life, alas, is very dear
Up with the glass, down with the beer!

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