Posts Tagged ‘Booze’

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.

When you’re too drunk to go to work, don’t post that fact on Facebook.

October 27, 2008

Learn from the example of Kyle Doyle, a 21 yr. old young man who just doesn’t understand how to cut out of work. Kyle decided to have a few too many drinks one night recently and got trashed. He subsequently informed his employer that he would be staying home from work for medical reasons. The scene was playing out like it does all over the world until young Kyle made a stupid, stupid error. He posted the following line as his Facebook status:

‘not going to work, f*** it i’m still trashed SICKIE WOO.’

I’m not sure what “SICKIE WOO” means, but I’m guessing Kyle was praying to his deity of choice for relief from the drink. Please read below to see when it gets fun and Kyle learns the value of discretion. The following is the exchange with his HR rep when Kyle tried to have his leave processed.

The full exchange:

HR: Please provide a medical certificate stating a valid reason for your sick leave on Thursday 21st2008.

Kyle: “1 day leave absences do not require a medical certificate as stated in my contract, provided I have stated that I am on leave for medical reasons.”

HR: Usually that is the case, as per your contract. However please note that leave during these occasions is only granted for genuine medical reasons. You line manager has determined that your leave was not due to medical reasons and as such we cannot grant leave on this occasion.

Kyle: My leave was due to medical reasons, so you cannot deny leave based on a line manager’s discretion, with no proof, please process leave as requested.

HR:I believe the proof that you are after is below (a screen grab of the Facebook page is attached to the email).

The company announced it was launching an investigation.

Via The Daily Mail

UK pop singer Lily Allen+free champagne+GQ awards show=win for the rest of us

September 5, 2008

Miss Allen, who apparently is some sort of star somewhere, had more than her fair share of champagne while co-hosting the GQ Awards with Elton John.  Fun stuff.

Pennsylvania man has huge beer collection…and his wife approves.

September 1, 2008

“It’s a sickness is what it is,” Ron Leese joked. “I don’t go fishing. I don’t go hunting. I hunt this stuff. It’s the thrill of the hunt.”

Leese’s collection includes :

5000+ beer cans

85 chalk statues

400+ beer trays

400+ brewery menus

5,000 + coasters

200+ rope-handled beer bags

Read more on Ron Leese and his collection here.

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.

Obligatory summer story: Man charged with DUI while on riding lawnmower

June 25, 2008

NORTH POLE, Alaska – Alaska State Troopers used lights and sirens to apprehend a North Pole man suspected of driving under the influence after he allegedly led them on a slow-speed chase that covered several lawns.
Sunday’s pursuit lasted about 200 feet and reached speeds of up to 5 mph before a trooper got out of a cruiser and told the man to stop.

Troopers received a call early Sunday complaining of an intoxicated man driving a mower. They said Wyatt Lewis’s blood-alcohol content was 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Driving a lawnmower while drunk qualifies for a DUI charge. Lewis was also charged with failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer.

No phone number was listed for Lewis in North Pole and a message left with the Fairbanks Correctional Center on Tuesday was not immediately returned.

Source

“My wife said if I didn’t get her another beer she was going to stab me in the face.” Best DUI on a lawnmower EVER.

Childbirth wonder drug can “cure” shyness

June 23, 2008

Scientists seem to disregard the time-tested drugs that already exist for curing shyness. Curiously, while not used in childbirth like the drug in this article, it often leads to childbirth.

It can turn anything from job interviews to the most routine of family gatherings into a sweat-inducing ordeal.

But a ‘love drug’ produced naturally by the body during sex and childbirth could offer hope to the millions of people blighted by shyness, scientists have said.

Investigators believe oxytocin – a natural hormone that assists childbirth and helps mothers bond with newborn babies – could become a wonder drug for overcoming shyness.

Feel more confident today!

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)