ALCOHOL LUBRICATED FAMILY FEAST
"The Merry Family" (see details A | B) (see related A | B), 1668 Jan Havickszoon Steen (c.1626-1679) Rijks Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alcohol is a social lubricant. In excess, it poisons starting with the brain. In embryos, fetuses, and after birth, alcohol destroys neurons - it is a teratogen.