Archive for the ‘Alcohol’ Category

New Spill-Proof Martini Glass Hits The Bar Scene

2010, Mar 15th

Dallas, Texas – Whether shaken or stirred, dry or dirty, one issue always floats to the top when you order a martini: It’s not exactly the easiest drink to keep in its glass.

Renee Williams saw a problem and came up with a solution.

“I was at a girls night out and we were mingling and just having fun and I kept hearing requests for napkins and paper towels and the reason was because they were spills,” she explains. “It really just popped into my head and I was like ok, I know what I can do.”

Renee created her own martini glass.

She calls it “Sipatiniz”.

It’s designed with a lip to keep the liquid inside and a hole for a little straw.

“It just cuts down on that basic slosh when you’re mingling around and talking with your hands and the things we do,” Renee explains.

They’re now available in more than 100 retail stores across the country.

* If you don’t want to spill your martini, USE A DIFFERENT GLASS! Not sure why people have to use a martini glass for martinis. It’s only a look, imho.

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Philadelphia Cable Glitch Switches Religious Program To Racy Ad

2009, May 20th

Girls Gone Wild GirlPhiladelphia – A Philadelphia cable network’s early morning broadcast of a Good Friday service at the Vatican abruptly changed to something wildly different – a 30-second “Girls Gone Wild” ad.

Comcast spokesman Jeff Alexander says the 2 a.m. Friday programming glitch was due to a required test of the Emergency Alert System. He says such tests are usually done in the overnight hours.

The test automatically tunes viewers to a preselected channel that would provide information in the event of an emergency. But during tests, the channel airs regular programming, which in this case included a paid advertisement for the racy videos.

Alexander says the problem affected the network’s entire local area, but only one person called to complain.

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50 Drinking Games Guaranteed To Get You Hammered

2009, May 20th

Beer MugsWhat’s more fun than hanging out with your friends, getting plastered, and making an ass of yourself?

Playing drinking games, hanging out with your friends, getting plastered, and making an ass of yourself. I’m sure in your years of wisdom and experience, you’ve come across a few drinking games. Here are some of your favorites and most likely some you’ve never seen.

(Article is way to long to post, so just visit the site to read this informative article.) ;)

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Oompa-Loompa, Spiderman And The Teletubby Tinky Winky Held After Brawl

2009, May 20th

TeletubbiesViolence flared at the Welcome Family Holiday Park in coastal resort of Dawlish, Devon, on Sunday during a fancy dress themed evening.

Up to 20 inebriated holidaymakers in costumes clashed at around 1am in the camp’s clubhouse.

Police were called to the scene after two members of staff were assaulted.

The man dressed as an Oompa-Loompa character from the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is thought to be a 47-year-old father.

He and two others were kept in police cells overnight after being questioned on suspicion of violent disorder.

A staff member at the holiday park told The Sun newspaper: “It was rather comical in some ways because of the fancy dress costumes people were wearing.

“You don’t expect to see Teletubby Tinky Winky and Spiderman in the middle of things like this.”

He added: “It was a case of too much booze being knocked back and then something happened which kicked things off.”

There were no serious injuries.

A Devon and Cornwall police spokesman said alleged culprits were identified “by what they were wearing”.

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Alcohol Flavored Popcorn

2009, Feb 17th

Popcorn MachineKansas City, MO — First there was caramel corn, then cheese. Now, a Kansas City student has come up with a new snack that might appeal to some partygoers.

He calls it alcohol flavored popcorn. Cary Silverman has always been a salesman and two years ago came up with the idea.

The idea came when he saw college students trying to sneak alcohol into a movie theatre to drink with their popcorn.

He tried multiple ways to inject alcohol into popcorn kernels but not with much success.

So he partnered with a company that helped him develop a non-alcoholic flavoring.

It is called pub corn.

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Beer Truck Driver Gets DUI

2009, Feb 17th

Beer MugsWheat Ridge, CO — Did you hear the one about the beer truck driver busted for DUI? No, it’s not a joke. Police in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, report arresting Bobby Dodge for suspicion of drunken driving.

Police say he rolled his big rig when taking an exit ramp too fast on eastbound I-70. He was hauling a truck-full of beer in his 45,000 pound trailer. Authorities had to unload it all to get trailer righted again.

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College Class Takes Field Trip To Vegas Brothel

2008, Apr 12th

chickenranch Pahrump, Nev. — Nicki Amouri hands her camera to a friend, throws her arm over another and smiles wide as she leans in for a shot with the monument her class came to visit.

It’s a typical field trip memento — except that Amouri is in a brothel. The monument is a fluffy, queen-sized bed in a Western-themed party room reserved for VIPs and big spenders.

Amouri was one of a dozen Randolph College students who toured the Chicken Ranch, a legal bordello in the desert 60 miles outside Las Vegas. Thursday’s class trip, which included seminars from the working girls, capped a course on American consumption and “the ideas that consume us.”

“I think it’s fascinating, this is fun for me,” said Amouri, a junior at the private liberal arts school in Lynchburg, Va., that until last year admitted only women. “Not many people get to do this.”

Academic and media inquiries are daily occurrences at many of Nevada’s 27 legal brothels. Some shy away from the scrutiny, others, like the Chicken Ranch, welcome the publicity.

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Georgia Brewheisters Steal 2,600 Cases Of Beer

2008, Mar 29th
ALBANY, Ga. — Sounds like some south Georgia crooks have been stocking up for a big holiday bash.

Thieves took tractor-trailers loaded with beer and swiped the suds twice within the past week, authorities said.

Dougherty County authorities are investigating a report of a missing 53-foot-long trailer that was loaded with more than 2,300 cases of beer. Police said the beer disappeared sometime between Dec. 21 and Thursday.

Also on Dec.21, more than 300 cases of beer were stolen from another tractor-trailer, which had a tracking device. The trailer as driven about three miles before it was emptied, according to police.

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Girl’s Party Leaves Dog In Coma

2008, Mar 29th

A BRITISH teenager has made Corey Worthington look like an amateur after her internet advertised party got so out of hand her dog was comatose and her house completely trashed.15-year-old Gemma Anscomb told her parents she was having a few friends around for a video night. But instead she had advertised a party on social networking site Bebo and invited everyone she knew.

When Robert and Julia Anscomb arrived home the next day they found their dog Bailey unconscious. He had overdosed on ecstasy tablets. Their dining room floor was covered in four inches of beer, their lap-tops, iPods and jewellery had been stolen and they found handcauffs and underwear in their eight-year-old daughter’s bedroom.

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Sixty Pint Beer Binge Leads To Four-Week Hangover

2007, Oct 4th

Beer MugsParis – It may be the longest hangover in the history of binge beer drinking. When a 37-year old man walked into a hospital emergency room in Glasgow, Scotland last October complaining of “wavy” vision and a non-stop headache that had lasted four weeks, doctors were at first stumped, the British journal The Lancet reported Friday.The unnamed patient “had no history of head injury or loss of consciousness; his past medical record was unremarkable, and he was taking no medications,” Zia Carrim and two other physicians from Southern General Hospital said in a case report.

Body temperature and blood pressure were both normal, and a neurological exam scanned negative. But when an eye specialist was called in, the fog began to clear, at least for the doctors.

The patient, said the ophthalmologist, had swollen optical discs, greatly enlarged blind spots and what eye doctors call “flame haemorrhages,” or bleeding nerve fibres.

“We sought a more detailed history” from the patient, noted Zia drly.

That is when the man revealed he had consumed some 60 pints — roughly 35 litres — of beer over a four day period, following a domestic crisis.

Severe dehydration caused the alcohol, the doctors guessed, had led to a rare condition called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). A scan of the brain’s blood vessels confirmed the diagnosis.

CVST — which can cause seizures, impaired consciousness, loss of vision and neurological damage — strikes three or four people per million, mainly children, every year in Britain. The cause is generally unknown.

It took more than six months of long-term blood-thinning treatment to restore the man’s normal vision — and to get rid of the headache, the doctors reported.

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Images About Fun With Beer

2007, Jul 16th

Whather you enjoy beer as much as I do, or are just a plain ol alcoholic. You all gotta love the fun you can have with it. Here are various signs, wallpapers, and icons about beer.

Kokanee Beer Kokanee Brewery

Courtesy of BoozeTime

Last Call! An Anthology of Drinking Quotes

2007, Jun 1st

* “Beer is not a good cocktail-party drink, especially in a home where you don’t know where the bathroom is.” — Billy Carter

* “Something has been said for sobriety but very little.” — John Berryman

* “Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication: . . . ” — Lord Byron

* “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” — William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

* “One can drink too much, but one never drinks enough.” — Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

* “Frankly, I was horrified by life, at what a man had to do simply in order to eat, sleep, and keep himself clothed. So I stayed in bed and drank. When you drank the world was still out there, but for the moment it didn’t have you by the throat.” — Charles Bukowski

* “Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.” — Mark Twain

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If Operating Systems Were Beers

2007, Jun 1st

DOS Beer
Requires you to use your own can opener, and requires you to read the directions carefully before opening the can. Originally only came in an 8-oz. can, but now comes in a 16-oz. can. However, the can is divided into 8 compartments of 2 oz. each, which have to be accessed separately. Soon to be discontinued, although a lot of people are going to keep drinking it after it’s no longer available.

Mac Beer
At first, came only a 16-oz. can, but now comes in a 32-oz. can. Considered by many to be a “light” beer. All the cans look identical. When you take one from the fridge, it opens itself. The ingredients list is not on the can. If you call to ask about the ingredients, you are told that “you don’t need to know.” A notice on the side reminds you to drag your empties to the trashcan.

Windows 3.1 Beer
Once considered the world’s most popular beer. Comes in a 16-oz. can that looks a lot like Mac Beers. Requires that you already own a DOS Beer. Claims that it allows you to drink several DOS Beers simultaneously, but in reality you can only drink a few of them, very slowly, especially slowly if you are drinking the Windows Beer at the same time. Sometimes, for apparently no reason, a can of Windows Beer will explode when you open it.

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The World’s First Organic Tequila

2007, Jun 1st

4 Copas Tequila was honored at an event this week celebrating it’s endorsement as the first Certified Organic tequila in history. Local and international dignitaries, industry experts and press were on hand at the La Quemada distillery where 4 Copas is made, in Jalisco, Mexico. Named the Tequila of the Year 2006 by Wine & Spirits Magazine, and consecutive gold medals at the World Spirits Competition, the organic Elixir is breaking into new markets throughout the USA.

“While enjoying a healthy following in Hollywood circles, it is our goal to communicate our commitment of purity and unsurpassed taste to the rest of the United States in the second and third quarters of 2007”, says Chris Melendez, President/CEO of 4 Copas USA. “The distillery really is a special place. Over the years, we have recruited the industry’s top professionals, whose passion for what they do, easily translates into what is inside the bottle. The fact that we do it organically makes it even nicer, and better for the consumer. One taste and you will know”.

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Sales Of Sex Toys In British Nightclubs “Going Down Well”

2007, Jun 1st

London – The introduction of sex toys into nightclubs across the UK is going down well [those Brits and their puns] according to the UK’s largest nightclub operator, Luminar Leisure.

Luminar, owners of the Oceana and Liquid nightclubs, has agreed to a deal with leading pleasure retailer Ann Summers to introduce a range of products into six late-night venues.

The range has been selected from Ann Summers best selling products and is available from branded vending machines that have been tactically positioned within venues to make them accessible to all clubbers. [I would assume near the alcohol, the bathrooms, and possibly the back alley.]

The trial – which is already proving popular with women and hen and stag parties – is due to be ramped up with the installation of machines into an additional six clubs this month.

Products available to clubbers include naughty sweets, forfeit cards, lube, garters and their best selling Rampant Rabbit.

“The products are being purchased mainly by women but are also proving popular with party groups… The July smoking ban will have an obvious impact on revenue generated from cigarettes but these new machines are not only adding to the fun club experience but sales have also been very encouraging.” said Luminar. [Brilliant. Replace one oral fixation with another.]

Ann Summers Chief Executive Jacqueline Gold said: “Now that you can buy our world famous products in Luminar venues it guarantees clubbers the perfect end to a great night. From a woman’s perspective, unlike anything else you might take home with you, this one is guaranteed to perform, will look as good the morning after, and won’t lie about calling you!”

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Trouble Brews In Germany As Boom In Biofuel Jacks Up Price Of Beer

2007, Jun 1st

Aying, Germany – Like most Germans, brewer Helmut Erdmann is all for the fight against global warming. Unless, that is, it drives up the price of his beer.

And that is exactly what is happening to Erdmann and other German brewers as farmers abandon barley – the raw material for the national beverage – to plant other, subsidized crops for sale as environmentally friendly biofuels.

“Beer prices are a very emotional issue in Germany – people expect it to be as inexpensive as other basic staples like eggs, bread and milk,” said Erdmann, director of the family-owned Ayinger brewery in Aying, an idyllic village nestled between Bavaria’s rolling hills and dark forests with the towering Alps on the far horizon.

“With the current spike in barley prices, we won’t be able to avoid a price increase of our beer any longer,” Erdmann said, stopping to sample his freshly brewed, golden product right from the steel fermentation kettle.

In the last two years, the price of barley has doubled to about US$270 per tonne as farmers plant more crops such as rapeseed and corn that can be turned into ethanol or biodiesel, a fuel made from vegetable oil.

As a result, the price for the key ingredient in beer – barley malt, or barley that has been allowed to germinate – has soared by more than 40 per cent, to around 385 euros or $520 per tonne, from around 270 euros a tonne two years ago, according to the Bavarian Brewers’ Association.

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Taxman Takes On Striptease In Norway

2007, Jun 1st

Oslo – Tickets to striptease shows in Norway, until now exempt from value-added tax (VAT) because they were considered to be an art, will be subjected to a 25 percent levy, the government said Tuesday.

In the 2007 revised budget bill, Finance Minister Kristin Halvorsen proposed changing the law to make striptease shows a commercial activity liable to VAT.

The move is seen as a way of circumventing two court decisions in 2005 and 2006 which ruled that striptease was an art.

In both cases, the judges found in favour of the owner of the Diamond Go Go Bar in Oslo, who argued that striptease was an art like opera or ballet and therefore refused to add VAT to ticket prices.

“Striptease will refer clearly to traditional shows in strip clubs as well as performances of a similar nature, such as the Chippendales,” the group of male dancers, the finance ministry said in a statement.

“The term ‘striptease’ will not refer to plays or other similar artistic expressions which contain nude scenes as part of the storyline,” the ministry added.

The Funniest TV Commercial I Have Seen To Date

2007, May 10th

Just happens to be a Mastercard commercial. Not sure if it’s their actual commercial or someone just using their brand from the commercials, but either way this is one funny video clip.

Would you have the nerve? I’m sure alot of us wish more fathers had such a sense of humour when we were younger. ;-)

Thief Betrays Himself To Get Free Beer

2007, Apr 30th

Homer DrunkBerlin – A German phone thief led police right to his front door when they called the stolen mobile to say he had won some free beer and he willingly gave his address.

“An officer called and said, ‘You’ve won a crate of beer’,” said a spokesman for police in the eastern town of Neustrelitz Friday.

“Then he asked where he lived so he could drop the beer off, and the guy told him. I think the man was drunk.”

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Beer ‘Stripped’ Off The Shelves

2007, Apr 26th

A Belgian lager with a risque marketing strategy has been stripped from sale.

Bottles of Rubbel Sexy Lager featured a picture of a woman with a removable swimsuit on the label.

Drinkers could scratch her clothes off to leave her naked, reports Sky News.

Alcohol industry regulator the Portman Group has ruled the name of the drink and the scantily-clad model could lead drinkers to associate the product with sexual success.

The group had received a complaint from trading standards officers in Buckinghamshire.

The lager is produced by Brouwerij Huyghe and had been imported to the UK by Beer Paradise Ltd. It has now been withdrawn from sale.

David Poley, the boss of the Portman Group, told The Publican newspaper: “Some people might think this is harmless fun but there is a serious issue involved.

“The industry has set itself strict marketing rules and this drink has fallen short of those high standards.”

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