You may drink a lot — and often — but you will never be a true lover of the sauce if you let a hangover slow you down.
Researchers from the University of Missouri and Brown University (that’s Ivy League!) found that, when alcoholics logged their drinking over 21 days, they found no difference in drinking patterns between days with and without hangovers. So, while this doesn’t definitively prove the use of “hair of the dog” treatments, it definitely proves that proves boozers don’t let a little discomfort, nausea, diarrhea or being cut off from the bar deter them from their sport.
Therefore: if you want to soar with the barflies, then you don’t have time to be sick.
Obviously, we at SG enjoy the drink. Whether it’s mineral spirits, liquor, moonshine, beer or pure gasoline, we’ll drink it. BUT! We have our limits. We’re orderly boozers and have never been untoward a bartender or waitstaff member. Negativity won’t get you your alcohol.
As it turns out, beer costs less than water in some Irish supermarkets, way less. In some locations, a bottle of beer costs only 50 Euro cents, while a bottle of water costs 1.50. Let’s keep in mind that beer is made from water, and has other fun stuff, like alcohol added into it.
We can only assume that water costs so much because whiskey comes out of the faucets at home.
It used to be a crime in Indiana to be drunk and annoying, but thankfully, the unjust law has been struck down.
The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that the part of the state’s intoxication law that deals with being drunk in public and annoying to those around you is too vague. Our hero is a man named Rodregus Morgan, who appealed his public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges. Apparently he was sleeping in a bus shelter, and when a cop woke him up, he became annoying in some way.
Aside from Indianapolis, which is a city in the scene that it has a football team (does that mean Buffalo is a city?), the state doesn’t have much. It’s good to see they finally have something.
When it comes to drinking liquor, South Korea is kicking our ass. What’s worse is that Team USA barely cracks the top 10. We average 3.3 shots per week, regardless of liquor. Whoever is leaving the 0.7 shots in the glass each week is probably a lightweight. Out ranking us, from #9 to #1, are Brazil, Slovakia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, Russia, and South Korea.
Russians drink 6.3 shots per week, nearly twice what we do. But South Koreans make even the Russians look like wine-cooler-sipping high school girls, averaging 13.7 shots per week.
The study only counts those of legal age, so there’s no doubt the U.S. would do better if the American sub-21 crowd was let in to compete on the international stage. Those of us who can legally drink need to step it up.
The 2014 Winter Olympics are in full effect. Sure, you’ve probably heard more stories about the abysmal living conditions and accommodations rather than the actual events themselves, but that’s okay, as this is a story about neither. In fact, it’s actually a pretty great story if you’re in Sochi. MolsonsCoors has gifted the Olympic Village with a beer fridge! It’s full of free beer … if you’re Canadian.
Beer is a global, universal, multi-cultural item that transcends all languages, all borders, all water that may look like it’s hopefully lukewarm Mellow Yellow. To deny such a right to all people not of the Canadian heritage? Poor showing, Canada.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe may have won in the narrowest, most inauspicious (as evidenced by the number of noses held when casting ballots) gubernatorial election in recent state history. But, damn if he doesn’t have a plan to improve bipartisanship in the state government.
And that plan? The Reagan-O’Neill Strategem: hate each others guts until 5, then come over to the governor’s mansion for some top shelf booze.
“To the discount hooch and Bud Light normally on tap at the mansion, the governor has added top-shelf liquor and microbrews at his own expense,” so that’s an improvement over his predecessor in two ways.
Gov. McAuliffe has dubbed the charm offense “Sixty parties in 60 days!” — the length of Virginia’s legislative session. The governor could not, however, rule out extending the session to include a late night trip to IHOP on Day 61.
We’re going to walk you through this one step by step, because there’s a lot involved that may not be what you expect. First off, let’s go to Brussels, the capital of Belgium.
There’s a bar there, and apparently it’s an anarchist bar. How this differs from any other bar, we’re not sure. Perhaps you don’t have to cross yourself before do a shot. Who knows? In this bar is a wall covered in underwear. It’s called “the Museum of Underpants.” On this wall is a pair of underthings signed by Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur–or at least, it was on the wall.
It was reported this week that someone stole the mayors signed underwear. These are all facts.
Pope Francis released a statement Thursday, saying the Internet is a blessing from God, blah blah blah, and some nonsense about not overdoing it unless you want to lose connectivity with the people around you, etc., ad infinitum, amen.
But, he also
called for communications in the digital era to be like ‘a balm which relieves pain and a fine wine which gladdens hearts‘ and for the church’s message to not be one of bombarding others with Christian dogma.
[Emphasis ours. He wasn't slurring.]
Holy s**t! (Sorry.) We knew the Pope was Catholic, but we thought he only sipped wine because he thought it was blood!
We will drink that wine with you, your Holiness. And then we can smoke whatever’s in those thuribles.