Posts Tagged ‘alcohol’

Why men drank in 1919.

January 25, 2009

From a Montana history book, this picture was apparently taken during the Temperance movement in 1919.  This picture was responsible for 1000s of men becoming alcoholics.
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Sent in by Vitamin-E.

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Beersicles-who wouldn’t want one on a hot summer day?

July 16, 2008

Reason Magazine

The Triumphant Return of the Hopsicle

Radley Balko | July 15, 2008, 9:39am

Last summer, I posted on the travails of Rustico, a great little restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia trying to get the okay from state alcohol regulators to put frozen beer on a stick on its menu. Virginia had an old law on the books stating that alcohol must be either served in its original container or immediately after pouring. After a year of negotiation, the “hopsicle” returned to Rustico earlier this month. There’s also now a bill pending in the state legislature cementing the legal status of the frozen treat.

I had one last night. It was the cherry-flavored pop you see above, made from a Belgian kriek. Very, very tasty.

Also taking effect this month in Virginia: a bill legalizing sangria. That drink was also banned in the commonwealth, due to a post-Prohibition law banning any drink that mixes spirits, wine, or beer. The law technically outlawed martinis and boilermakers, too.

Soccer referee not blind…just drunk.

July 10, 2008

it is pretty boring to watch, can you blame him for drinking? At first glance, he appears to have possibly had a stroke, but watch his reaction to the crowd as he’s just about off the field. It was reported in a German paper that the referee had tried to use an old back injury to explain his behavior. They gave him an alcohol test and it came back pretty much off the charts.

Smoking marijuana should reduce air rage, increase demand for Doritos

June 26, 2008

From Wired.com

Air travel is a total hassle, man, and marijuana advocates in Denver say everyone would find the normally excruciating process a lot more pleasant if they could enjoy a few bong hits before boarding. It might even help solve a few of the problems that airlines have been experiencing lately. The way they see it, if people can knock a few back before a flight, they should be able to spark one up. They’re calling on airports nationwide to install marijuana lounges.

“All we’re saying is, in light of the fact drunk and disorderly incidents on airplanes are becoming more common, it really makes sense to allow adults the choice to use marijuana,” says Mason Tvert, executive director of Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation, the organization calling for the lounges. “There’s no rational reason our government would allow people to use alcohol and not use marijuana.”

Well, except for the fact the feds classify marijuana a Schedule 1 drug, putting it alongside heroin, mescaline meth and acid on its list of Drugs That Definitely Are Evil.

Tvert says many travelers consider flying stressful, so they’ll have a drink – or two, or three, or… – before boarding. That can lead to problems, such as the case last week where a JetBlue passenger allegedly lit up a cigarette and socked a flight attendant. She blamed the crew for serving her three vodkas. U.S Attorney Troy Eid told the Rocky Mountain News the feds are seeing a record number of passengers – often drunk – misbehaving on airplanes. “I think sometimes people think this is a joke,” he says. “They think it’s funny. And they’re going to find out otherwise as we do more and more of these cases.”

SAFER says giving people the option of smoking a joint before their flights would relax them without making them unruly. But don’t expect the feds or the airports to go along with the idea. Chuck Cannon, a spokesman for Denver International Airport, told the Denver Post he doesn’t foresee marijuana smoking in the airport. “Marijuana is illegal isn’t it?,” he says. “All the bars and restaurants are concessions and they sell what they sell. I do not know that we are going to tell them what they can sell. Alcohol is legal and tobacco is legal and marijuana is not.”

Tvert said he doesn’t have a problem with alcohol being sold in airports — although some people do, and say it should be banned — but says people should have another option. “It is irrational and potentially dangerous policy to continue allowing passengers to get drunk before and during flights while prohibiting them from simply making the safer choice to use marijuana prior to boarding,” Tvert says.

Man gets stuck inside porta-potty……and not just in the door, but in the waste receptacle.

June 15, 2008

A man gets drunk and goes into a portable toilet and takes his clothes off. And then it gets weird…..

(AP) Rescue crews had to cut apart a portable toilet to rescue a man who got stuck naked inside the potty.

Authorities say 31-year-old Shannon Hunter, of Lebanon, Pa., used his cell phone to call 911 on Sunday from inside a portable toilet.

Police say Hunter had been drinking and had taken off his clothes. Somehow, he immersed himself in the holding tank.

Deputy fire commissioner Chris Miller told WPMT-TV, “I’ve been on the job in one form or fashion for 21 years, and this is the first port-a-potty rescue I’ve ever had.”

Police charged Hunter with public drunkenness and creating a health code violation, but they have no idea why he was in the toilet with his clothes off. They say he didn’t suffer any serious injuries.

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Top 5 worst ways to get drunk

June 11, 2008

They’re all nasty, and one you can even brew in your toilet. Mmmmmmmm……dirty martini……

So, please click on the link. See, my car ran out of gas and I just need a few dollars so I can take my mama to the doctor, buy my kid diapers, and fill my children’s prescriptions………(sucka)

Sign of the times

June 10, 2008

A funny user submission.

Now that’s some good science: Keeping beer fresher

June 7, 2008

ScienceDaily (Jun. 7, 2008) — Scientists in Venezuela are reporting an advance in the centuries-old effort to preserve the fresh taste that beer drinkers value more than any other characteristic of that popular beverage.

Their study identifies key substances involved in giving beer an aged or “oxidized” flavor.

In the new study, Adriana Bravo and colleagues point out that past efforts to keep beer fresh have focused on protecting beer from contact with the air throughout the brewing process. That focus, however, has resulted in only a relatively small improvement in flavor stability.

The research identified a group of poorly understood substances called alpha-carbonyls as important culprits in the decline in fresh flavor that occurs as beer ages. It also showed that levels of some of these substances could be reduced by adding ingredients that block their formation, thus making beer taste fresher longer.

Original article
Knock one back while reading the original article here.

How to lose your job as a high school basketball coach

June 1, 2008

A Mason High School assistant basketball coach is the focus of police and school investigations after photos surfaced this week that appear to show him participating in a “beer pong” drinking game, allegedly held at his home with party guests who may have been under 21.

In the age of digital cameras, cell phones with cameras, etc., it’s sort of humorous that people “allegedly” place themselves in these situations. More details here.