22nd August 2008

18 & Over: Age Old Debate

If you haven’t heard yet, there is a new movement by the National Youth Rights Association (NYRA) to lower the drinking age to 18 years old.   It was highlighted on the front page of MSNBC last week, and completely supports a point made by a reader of this site earlier in the year: see here.  In their 10 years of existance the NYRA has accomplished little more than existing; that and constantly bitching about kid’s not being treated like adults (with the obvious exception of silly matters such as capital punishment, imprisonment, and financial responsibility).  So i would be shocked to see anything come from this movement, other than free publicity for NYRA.  What i do expect to see, however, is our readers weighing in on this topic while they drink to celebrate a new weekend!

If you are interested in learning more about the topic, i would recommend visiting http://www.chooseresponsibility.org/.

By Mark Stauffer

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22nd August 2008

Drinking Item Of The Week

My friends find the coolest stuff.  My buddy Justin sent me a link today to a product that should have been invented years ago! 

Going to a sporting event/concert, metal detectors getting in the way? Well check out this item:

The Disposable Flask

disposableflask.jpgItem Attributes:

• Size: 4″ x 6″ inches
• Holds approx 7.5 fl. oz. (Thats 5 whole shots!)
• Cold Liquids
• Inexpensive
• Durable
• Compact
• Light weight
• Screw cap lid
• Customizable (Stickers or Custom Printed artwork)
• Reuse several times before discarding

The flask is durable, compact, collapsible and lightweight. It stands freely when filled, empties completely flat and freezes safely.

Find it HERE

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22nd August 2008

Madonna’s ‘Crack Baby’

And no, I don’t mean “A baby born to a mother who used crack cocaine during pregnancy. Sometimes mentally deficient, physically deformed, and addicted.” (Source: Urban Dictionary), but rather the shot Madonna chose to drink on her surprise 50th birthday. 

Crack Baby

  • Ice
  • 1/2 carton Passion Fruit Juice
  • 375 ml of vodka
  • chopped strawberries
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • Directions: Put first 4 ingredients together in an electric blender, blend well. In a cocktail glass, pour half mixture from blender and half champagne Lightly stir.

    Note: Do NOT put Champagne in the blender, you will get quite the mess!

    Where she had it: London’s Volstead club

    Courtesy of the Cocktail Examiner.

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