God and the Devil Get Drunk
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The setting: 4am. McSorley’s Old Ale House, a historic Irish pub in the east Village, New York City. Bartenders and porters have finished cleaning up and have gone home.
One lone spotlight shines down on the antique cash register. It casts a dim glow out from the register to about six feet, just covering the bar.
Above the huge mirror that stares back at the patrons, in front of which rises a battalion of bottles which are reflected in it, is a sign with one of McSorley’s mottos carved into a wooden plaque:
“Be Good or Be Gone”