Many of you by now will have heard of Neknominate, and if not, trust me, you soon will, probably proceeded by a bow wave of growing social outrage and phrases such as ‘dangers of social media’ and ‘culture of binge drinking,’ all in close succession. For those who haven’t, Neknominate or Neck and Nominate is a drinking game generally credited with having been started by … Continue reading Neknominate – Must be a Slow News Day
Technology is an incredible thing. Every week there is another astonishing breakthrough in the fields of medicine, computing, aviation, the list goes on and on. Sadly though one field does not enjoy the same kind of investment; The science of a good night out. In the hope of starting some serious debate and perhaps even funding on this subject here is a list of things I … Continue reading Drinking Tech: Ultimate Inventions for a Good Night out.
The question I’m sure we’ve all asked ourselves is; can drinking give you super powers? Are there indeed individuals out there, hidden amongst us, imbued with abilities more miraculous than Donald Trump’s hair, just waiting for a few drinks, that extra cosmo, or the magic words “let’s have another,’ to unleash these powers on the unsuspecting world. Well, it’s possible. My friend Mike’s ability to … Continue reading Can Drinking Give you Super Powers? A Serious Scientific Study.
If, like me, you’ve been bombarded by lists of inspirational tit-bits advocating positive thinking or the horrors of dairy since midnight on the 31st you’re probably feeling pretty pumped right now, either that or you’ve culled every single Facebook friend who sent you a smiling picture of the Dalai Llama or a soft focus picture of someone doing yoga. If you really need inspiring why … Continue reading 10 Inspiring Things Alcohol has Taught Us
We live in a world that dances to a liquid soundtrack of alcohol, and it’s a beautiful if bitter sweet song ruined occasionally by a harshly discordant note that sounds a lot like someone falling head-first off a table, or projectile vomiting up the side of a completely defenceless building. Alcohol has the power to make life memorable, which is not always a good thing, … Continue reading Reasons to Drink Number Two: We Drink to Remember.
Alcohol is there when we need it, when we’re at our best; good friends, great food, amazing views. Unfortunately it’s also there when we’re not. There are many reasons to drink to forget, Steven Seagal movies being just one, but essentially it’s because a Martini is not just a drink, but a magical, glowing doorway to a warm and fuzzy world that calls to us in … Continue reading Reasons to Drink Number One: We Drink To Forget.
With your office Christmas party fast approaching we offer this simple etiquette guide to help you navigate this perilous social minefield. 1) Be ‘on brand.’ Lean towards the conservative in all things but especially in your choice of fancy dress. Should the theme be things that begin with the letter P then consider a Pirate, Penguin or even a member of the Partridge family, but … Continue reading The Office Christmas Party – An Etiquette Guide.
Alcohol does funny things to us. This is essentially why we drink it. Many of these effects are positive; happiness, contentment, the never before noticed possession of the wisdom of Buddha, even sudden Jäger fuelled bursts of self confidence. After a night of intensive Fernet Branca research I once hit on Shania Twain convinced I was in with a chance (I wasn’t), and I know … Continue reading It’s alive! The seven alco-monsters lurking inside you.
There are many hangovers on the market, ranging in strength and complexity from ‘just grab a couple of paracetamol’ to ‘might actually have given myself a disease’. But with all this choice, which one to choose? To find out we conducted the following controlled hangover trials; drink nothing but the singular type of alcohol in question, achieve a level of drunkenness where you would happily hump … Continue reading Drunk Experiments 1: Hangovers: We Road-Test Them.
The world was in shock today following the sudden death of global powerhouse brand Bacardi in what some are calling a senseless drive by shooting. Information remains sketchy at this time but it appears that the globe spanning, ubiquitous super rum was attacked shortly after leaving his office in downtown San Juan, Puerto Rico. Betty Midland-Redzinsky, a tourist from Tampa, Florida witnessed the event; “It … Continue reading Bacardi Killed in Senseless Drive By Shooting – World Mourns.