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"Drinking out of season"

Last year, roommate Patchen started showing film noirs on a semi-regular basis. He calls it Sin Sundays. Being a bad roommate, I haven't been to many of them, but I caught a great one the other night.

It's called Ace in the Hole, and it's about ... on second thought, if you like Kirk Douglas, newspapermen and film noirs, rent it.

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For more about it, click here.

There are a few great lines in the film, but one stuck out. It comes early on, when Kirk Douglas is trying to convince a newspaper publisher to hire him.

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Douglas says he's been fired from several other papers, and the publisher asks why ...

"Drinking out of season," Douglas says.

I love it!

We paused the movie and one of the guys looked up the phrase on Google. He didn't find much though. I think it means having a glass of winter lager in the summertime, or something to that effect.

Either way, I love the line, and want to see how many ways I can incorporate it -- or mutations of it -- into my daily routine. Suggestions are always appreciated.

(Handout photo)

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