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.
It’s Thursday, and if you haven’t had a beer yet, you probably have a job, because it’s not even noon. However, you’re probably planning on going out from a drink after work, because nothing helps you finish the week strong like a good hangover.
Researchers at the Medical Research Council in Scotland found that men who went to pubs to socialize and drink reported a better mental well-being. The study, which was called Drinking Attitudes in Midlife, or DrAM, (we didn’t make that up, Scottish scientists are just more fun) studied men 30 to 50, and found that the drunken, social atmosphere allowed the Scotsmen to open up about their feelings, and then likely drink them down with some soccer chant nonsense.
If it’s good enough for the Scots, it’s good enough for you, America. Grab a friend and go to the bar — before it’s too late.
It’s no secret that humanity’s greatest threat today is whales and dolphins. People have been eating them for thousands of years, and using them for fuel for a few centuries. We’ve come close to defeating them, but not close enough. What could be better than eating these mammals of the sea? Making them into beer.
The drink in your hand says a lot about you, provided it’s not beer. According to a new study, the type of liquor or wine you drink may not only tell about your political leanings, but how likely you are to vote.
National Media Planning and Placement released a chart of based on consumer data that connects how likely a drinker of a certain brand of wine or liquor is to vote, and how likely that drinker is to vote Democratic or Republican. Who’s ready for some fun observations about this fun, but mostly useless data?
Captain Morgan (spiced) is the drink of the moderate but unenthused, while Barardi drinkers are just as moderate, but more likely to stagger over to the polls.
People who are likely to vote seem to agree that wine is for them, but only freedom-hating left-wingers drink Smoking Loon, while conservatives sip Robert Mondavi as they reload their guns.
Conservative voters like whiskey, bourbon and scotch, while liberals like vodka and gin.
If you drink tequila, whether Democrat or Republican, your inability to stand makes it unlikely that you’re going to vote.
It’s cold and flu season, so it’s important that everyone does their best to stay as healthy as possible. Sure, there’s sleeping and eating right, but ask yourself, “Am I drinking enough booze?”
According to a recent study, there’s a decent chance you need to drink more alcohol to keep your immune system at its best. Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University gave booze or sugar water to 12 rhesus macaques. Some monkeys drank heavily, some moderately, and because some had sugar water, none at all, over the course of 14 months. (Quite a bender, even by our standards.) The scientists found that the moderate drinkers’ immune systems responded the best to vaccines. Which suggests the same thing could be true for humans.
So remember, top yourself off to stay in tip-top shape.
In Florida, one of the biggest fronts in our War on Animals, one tactical genius may have figured out how to defeat our enemies: use them as currency.
Police charged a Miami man with illegally capturing an alligator, after they say he tried to trade one for beer at a convenience store. The gator was about four feet long and still alive, so really, that should be worth a case or two. Unfortunately, the clerk, and the authorities he called, didn’t see it that way.
The next time you walk into a bar, be careful, there may be a church service going on.
Across the country, several churches are turning to suds to attract new congregants. Most of the ministries are Lutheran, which makes sense, because only heathens could come up with an idea like this. Other congregations stay in their churches and bring craft beer to the pews.
So if you’ve got a hangover on Sunday morning, maybe you should have the hair of the dog with Jesus.
Folks, for too long, the American people have been getting fleeced. They spend their hard-earned money, and expect to get what they pay for, only to be swindled. Michigan is looking to take a stand for those who belly up to the bar.