Archive for the ‘Booze’ Category

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Things I Did Last Night

May 12, 2008

Sorry for the hiatus people. I’ve been spending hours and hours researching (read: drinking and partying) for my newest online offering.

Basically, its little more than an ongoing chronicle of my nightly drunken debauchery  – and though I’m not completely happy with the blog’s title, I suppose it’ll have to do…at least for the moment…

So, check it out when you get the chance – if you’re at all interested in The Things I Did Last Night

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The Evolution of Malt Liquor Commercials

March 26, 2008

You almost forgot about these, didn’t you?

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That’s a’ight…I probably would’ve too, if it hadn’t been for the Homies Label release of the St. Ides Radio commercials on vinyl – or the 40 oz. Cozys I picked up for my crew for X-Mas.

And since I’m entirely too preoccupied to assemble anything in list form – I instead have to thank Cotton & Sand for their brilliant compilation:

A Look At Malt Liquor Commercials Through The Years

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Karaoke Rage

March 13, 2008

Frankly, I’m surprised this type of thing doesn’t happen more often:

A gunman in Thailand shot-dead eight neighbours, including his brother-in-law, after tiring of their karaoke versions of popular songs, including John Denver’s Country Roads.

Weenus Chumkamnerd, 52, put his gun to the head of a respected female doctor and seven of her guests as they partied at her home in Songkhla Province, South Thailand.

“When I began shooting nobody pleaded for his life because they were all drunk,” he said after his arrest.

A neighbour said that the karaoke group normally sang Thai pop and southern Thai ballads, but one particular western tune could be heard often – John Denver’s ‘Country Roads’.

Country Roads is a hugely popular song in south east Asia andthe neighbour said the revellers had been singing it over and over again.

He said he was so furious with their awful singing that he did not notice he had murdered his own brother-in-law.

“I warned these people about their noisy karaoke parties. I said if they carried on I would go down and shoot them. I had told them if I couldn’t talk sense into them I would come back and finish them off,” he added.

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(Drinking) Holiday Memories

March 5, 2008

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, I can’t help but think of prior adventures with the Ultimate Jello Shot – which I first attempted (with excellent results) on St. Patrick’s Day a few years back.

Ahh, yes – good times, good food, the strongest damn Jello shots possible, socially accepted public drunkenness – really, does it get any better?

I think not.

Anyway, whenever I hear or think of Jello, I can’t help but think of Bill Cosby – and when I think of Bill Cosby, I (naturally) think of this image:

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Happy Humpday!

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Hops Shortage Spiking Up Beer Prices

February 26, 2008
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Severe weather ruined hops production in Europe, causing many farmers to plant corn instead for ethanol production. It all means hops are now going for $35 to $40 a pound instead of the $3 to $5 this time last year.  Barley rates are also up 25 to 40 percent. 

The production costs are just now trickling to consumers.  Whole Foods has posted a sign saying beer customers can expect “dramatic price” increases, about one to two dollars on every six pack. 

You can read the rest here.

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Boozing with Broadway Joe

February 1, 2008

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I can’t think of a more fitting tribute to drinking and football than Modern Drunkard’s Salute to Joe Namath: An Excellent Drunk and a Fine Athlete.

I’ll let the both the article (above) and Joe (below) speak for themselves:

“I only drink in two situations: when I’m with others and when I’m by myself.”

“I like my Jack Daniels red and my women blond.”

“I don’t know whether I prefer Astroturf to grass. I never smoked Astroturf.”

When we won the league championship, all the married guys on the club had to thank their wives for putting up with all the stress and strain all season. I had to thank all the single broads in New York.”

Added bonus: Click here for excellent sideline footage of a drunken Joe Namath hitting on ESPN’s  Suzy Kolber a few years ago

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It’s Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Birthday!

January 30, 2008

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There are the obvious reasons why contemporary historians would argue FDR as the greatest president in the history of the United States: he put the kibosh on the Great Depression with his New Deal program. His “arsenal of democracy” prevailed over Nazi Germany. He restructured the federal government to where it protected the little guy instead of Big Business. Yet Roosevelt had accomplished an even greater feat.  He made the most sensible, heroic, and utterly compassionate executive decision ever by anyone who resided at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

He repealed Prohibition.

Before you go out tonight to celebrate this brilliant legacy, make sure you read up a bit on the man – I would suggest a quick trip over to Modern Drunkard Magazine – specifically to this fine article:

FDR: Portrait of a Drinking President