Tuesday, May 10, 2005

FAGS AND LAGER DAY

May 10th

A traditional pagan festival, Fags and Lager Day originated in the Old English territories of Mercia and Wessex. Local communities spend the entire day smoking cigarettes and drinking a yellowish mead, known as "lager". After nightfall the menfolk indulge in wrestling (often with the aid of smashed pint glasses), whilst the women cheer them on.

FAGS AND LAGER hits the shops today. I've just been down Ottakars in Worcester (my favourite local shop) to sign stock, and leave a load of beermats on the counter for YOU to pick up. Later on (3pm UK time), try to catch my interview on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester (the link leads you ultimately to a web link). Hey, here is a great picture of Ottakars in Worcester (last year) (note the display to the bottom right):



Other things to do on Fags and Lager Day... check out Ray Banks' hypertext extract.... Buy the book... Read an article by me (about Fags and Lager) on the Serpent's Tail site... Have a look at the local news... Buy the book... etc...

Later on, you might find me here:



Have a great Fags and Lager Day!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Fags and Lager Day!

I want to bring this celebration across the pond so it can join our other important holidays, like festivus. I'll be celebrating tonight, by myself if necessary.

Contrats Charlie. Fags and Lager is a great book. I can't wait for the next one when Royson Blake attempts to leave Mangel.

Pat Lambe

Russel said...

Finally, a holiday worth celebrating! Although I think every day is F&L day in Dundee.

I shall crack open some tins with which to celebrate (Like I need an excuse).

Anonymous said...

Happy Fags and Lager Day!

I don't smoke so will drink twice as much to make up for it. Actually, I don't like lager either. I'm just going to amend your celebratory day slightly if that's OK Charlie.

Happy Chocolate and Tequila Day!

Donna

Jenny D said...

Congratulations, what an excellent idea for a holiday...

Charlie Williams said...

Cheers all. Feel free to amend it to your preferred beverage and smoke. (Only women though. Men must stick to fags and lager.)

Aldo said...

Charlie,
My book is the post. I will raise a cold brewski tonight in your honor and I look forward to reading the next installment. Have to find a way to get it released out here in Los Angeles sooner.

Charlie Williams said...

Aldo, thanks a million for ordering the book, and I hope you like it. Hey, maybe we'll get the books published properly over there in the US one day soon (by a US publisher. Who knows?) Then you can take me on that book tour.

Sarah said...

Damn I missed this - OTOH, I did finish read the book yesterday, and enjoyed it immensely, so does that count as celebration?

Charlie Williams said...

Reading the book and enjoying it immensely is fine by me!

(cheers Sarah. Good luck with your search for digs)