11th July 2008

Another Reason To Keep On Drinking

“Giving up alcohol can lead to depression” is the title of a recent article in the UK’s Telegraph.

New research has found that Moderate drinkers who give up alcohol are likely to suffer from mild depression.

Science has often provided proof that drinking offers some protection against heart disease, certain types of stroke and some forms of cancer… But apparently becoming stone cold sober can “reduce the brain’s ability to produce new neurons, cells which have a role in regulating stress levels,” says a University of North Carolina Study – The first known link between abstinence from alcohol drinking and depression.  It seems that at the root of it all, no matter how much we drink, we’re all alcoholics!!! To some extent.  

Maybe instead of rehab clinics where alcoholics are “cleansed” we should have “moderation” clinics where patients can be coached to drink in a more responsible manner?  That or alcoholics coming out of rehab should be immediately put on a healthy dose of anti-depressants (If they are not already). 

In either case this article just supports my case for my nightly dose…

So support your local tavern tonight and every night and keep the fridge stocked.  It’s good for your psyche!

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10th July 2008

From ‘Beer Pong’ To ‘Pong Toss’

It seems a “crisis” has been averted as “Beer Pong” has become ‘Pong Toss’ (See “Rated ‘T’ for Teen” Post). 

Sure it still has the same premise as Beer Pong however all references to alcohol have been removed from the game. That is the only way the game could reasonably be marketed to teens yet it is still receiving cold stares from critics who say that it is just a way for teens to practice for Beer Pong before they get to college.

Well let me tell all you people a thing or two about the game of Beer Pong… If you think a video game called “Pong Toss” can prepare you for the real thing you simply haven’t played the game.  There are too many factors to take into account when actually playing the game that you do not have to adjust for when playing a video game:
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10th July 2008

Contest Closed

Our first monthly contest has been reached its conclusion… We have received some real strange submissions.  Some quality, while others were just repulsive, but either way I thank you all for your submissions!

In one week we will announce the winner along with our commentary on the three best AND worst tasting submissions.  The winner will be notified by e-mail and will receive their choice of SizzUp Mug, Hat, or T-shirt.

Stay tuned for the next contest (Ideas Welcome).

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8th July 2008

Extra, Extra…

“Beer Turns Men into Women!”

Yesterday, scientists for Health Canada suggested that men should take a look at their beer consumption, considering the results of a recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in beer.

The theory is that drinking beer makes men turn into women. To test the finding, 100 men were fed 6 pints of beer each. It was then observed that 100% of the men gained weight, talked excessively without making sense, became overly emotional, couldn’t drive, failed to think rationally, argued over nothing, and refused to apologize when wrong.

No further testing is planned.

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8th July 2008

Last Call

… To take part in this month’s SizzUp Contest.  The goal, to create the strangest, best tasting cocktail.

I have received about 50 entries thus far by comment & via e-mail, two of which stick out… but its not over yet, so get your entry in today.  Contest ends in just two days (7/10)!!!

Maybe something like this will do the trick:

Dirty Mother

40mL vodka
30mL Tia Maria
1 cup cream
1 cup milk

Directions:
Pour the alcoholic drinks and ice cubes into a shaker. After that add cream and milk that you have previously mixed – one cup of milk on one cup of cream, of course, in a large bowl. Shake strongly for around ten seconds, and strain it through a strainer into a glass with ice in it. Decorate with a cherry and straw.

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(Courtesy of: Javno.com)

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8th July 2008

‘I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell’

… Is the title of the movie that will take the infamous best-selling memoir of Tucker Max to the big screen (This movie better be rated “R”).

Matt Czuchry, Jesse Bradford and Geoff Stults have all signed on for the project.  Czuchry will play Tucker Max, while Bradford and Stults will play Max’s best friends.

For those of you who do not know who Tucker Max is (If you are reading my website you really should) check out his website www.TuckerMax.com for some of his stories or better yet buy the book.

(Source: Hollywood Reporter)

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8th July 2008

Rated “T” For Teen

It seems that Connecticut’s attorney general isn’t happy that a video game called “Frat Party Games: Beer Pong” was rated suitable for children as young as 13.

“Beer Pong” is a downloadable game for the world’s newest cult gaming platform the Nintendo Wii.

This is one of the few “alcohol” related complaints I actually agree with, although I do feel ratings on video games are futile at best. I know that when I was a child video game ratings were never paid attention to by my parents. If they didn’t want me playing a game, as in Mortal Kombat (I think this was the only game they didn’t want me playing), they just wouldn’t let me have it. The rating had absolutely nothing to do for it.

The onus of responsibility when it comes to these things SHOULD lie with the parents rather than the video game developers, although I cannot fathom how a game entitled “Beer Pong” can be rated “T” for Teen when the drinking age is 21, seems like pure stupidity! Clearly whoever rated this game lacks some serious common sense.

Hopefully they re-rate and re-release this game though – I’d sure like to play!

(Source: Fox News)

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3rd July 2008

Special For the 4th

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I’m sure you all were waiting for me to suggest some quality patriotic (Red, White & Blue) cocktails for the 4th of July Weekend. Well, here you are:

Yankee Doodle

1 oz of blue-raspberry vodka
2 oz of sweet and sour mix
1 oz of tonic

Directions:
Mix the vodka, sweet and sour mix, and tonic. Serve on the rocks.
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3rd July 2008

4th of July Fun

If you are coming to or sticking around NYC for the 4th of July, head on out to the annual Nathan’s 4th of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Coney Island and Brighton Beaches
Neighborhood: Coney Island
1208 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
718-946-1350

If you were there last year you had the excitement of seeing Joey Chestnut defeat 6-time defending champ Kobayashi to bring the crown back to the US.  Lets see if he can defend his crown now against a 100% healthy Kobayashi (Said he had injured his jaw during training prior to last year’s event).

Hot Dog Comp

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2nd July 2008

Facebook Leads To Alcohol Ban

Party – Night Of Mayhem (Login to Facebook and Click to view)

Location: The Beach, Torbay
City/Town: Torbay, NL

… Is the name of an event posted on Facebook for a 4th of July Weekend  that is sure to be filled with drunken sexcapades, bad decisions, & all in all a great time. (Torbay is in England mind you, so the fact that they celebrate the 4th of July is beyond me, but that is not the topic of discussion).
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