30th October 2008

And The Winner Is…

He would like to remain anonymous… So I won’t reveal his name, but here is his story:

“This was a few years ago.  I had graduated, was unemployed, and spent many a weekend visiting my alumnus (Penn State).  Obviously this meant LOTS of drinking and debauchery.  This happened every weekend, but one PARTICULAR weekend sticks out…

I had come up on a Thursday for a long weekend… Well mainly because Thursday night was Long Island Ice Tea night ($2 teas) for 2 hours at this place called Cafe 210.  3 of these things and you were feeling pretty good… I had 5!  The special ended at 8 PM and I was already borderlined blackout.  From there we went to another bar, all of which is a blur, but according to the people I was with I was far from good shape. 

Now you see, I had this problem in college.  If I got separated from the group post blackout something bad always happened.  From hooking up with fat chicks to waking up in random stairwells.  This time however it was far worse…
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28th October 2008

Top Drinking Gifts

A few weeks ago, the popular men’s magazine Esquire released the top 24 drinking gifts.  Although it’s early, I’m sure that some of you have birthdays coming up, or if you’re crazy, maybe you do some of your Christmas shopping early.  Either way, any guy would love to get any of these gifts on the list.  My mom’s birthday is coming up, I’m going to get her the USB beverage chiller.  Although she doesn’t drink or use a computer, I think she’ll appreciate this genius idea cause hey, its cool.  Here’s our favorites from the list…

  

USB beverage chiller:  For those of you lucky enough to work from home, I can’t imagine a better invention.

4 Copas Tequila: The world’s finest organic tequila…need I say more?


Parker Beam 27 year old whiskey:  At $200 a bottle, you better really love the person you buy this for…or at least join them drinking it.

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27th October 2008

Cocktails From The Crypt

Halloween

Black Martini

Ingredients:

3 1/2 oz gin or vodka
1/2 oz blackberry brandy or black raspberry liqueur
lemon twist or black olive for garnish

Preparation:
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or serve on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or black olive.

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27th October 2008

Contributors Welcome

OK… So I have absolutely sucked this previous month in keeping you all updated with the “drinking news” around the globe.  But this period of sucking is for good reason. 

My partners and I are in the process of revamping the entire website.  The end result will be a totally reworked, user friendly website with recipe’s, fun updated applications and more!

That in mind, I still would like to keep the info flowing here on the blog, but clearly we just don’t have the time as of late to keep it up to date all ourselves.  So I propose to you the readers the opportunity to contribute yourselves.  All you have to do is e-mail us at SizzUp@sizzup.com with “Contributor” in the subject line, along with your desired username and we will sign you up.

What’s in it for you?  Some free SizzUp gear and the ability to Beta test our newest applications as they become available.

Register today and help us keep our fellow drinkers informed!

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20th October 2008

Pizza Man or Nostradamus Reincarnate

John Keiley is a simple small business owner out in Denver, CO.

He HATES the Red Sox and the Yankees.   

Painted on the storefront of Johnny’s New York Pizza & Pasta shop in the Denver suburb of Lakewood:

“Free pizza for the world if the Rays win the World Series.”

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15th October 2008

Newtown Brewfest

 

For those of you living in or around the Philly area, there’s a brewfest this weekend, October 18th.  Unfortunately tickets are sold out.  You may be asking, “Then why tell me about it jerk?”  Well the reason is because this brewfest is that cool. With 80 brewers showing up, you’re sure to leave stumbling.  They even have a Connoisseur Tasting in the beginning of the event limited to 300 people where you can converse with the brewers.  So although I feel bad about notifying you guys so late, there’s always next year and you can still try to pick up tickets on craiglist!  Mark this one on your calendar for next year, I promise you I’ll be there.

 

Check out the event information at http://www.newtownbrewfest.com.

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9th October 2008

Top Drinking Shirts

After our “Quotes To Live By,” post, the picture inspired me to go looking for more hilarious shirts. Here’s our top picks.

1) When you plan on spending lots of time upside down.

2) For those of you who prefer kosher liquor.

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7th October 2008

Don’t Drink and Shoot

Here’s something I have not YET managed to do while drunk… And am pretty sure I never will (I hate guns!):

“A drinking spree ended on a bloody note after a junior policeman accidentally shot self while showing off his service firearm, a radio report said Tuesday.”

The man suffered a gunshot wound in the left temple, after accidentally pulling the trigger of his service firearm during a drinking spree along P. Burgos St., Guadalupe Nuevo in Makati City (Philippines).

His drinking buddies and bystanders rushed him to the Makati Medical Center for treatment.

Now if this story was submitted to me for the contest it would surely win!  Think of it as something to “aspire” to (No, not seriously).

(Source: GMANews)

**Disclaimer** SizzUp does not support shooting one’s self.

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6th October 2008

Quotes To Live By

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I was home on the couch this weekend trying to ignore the throbbing pain in my head from the night before and watching the Simpsons.  It was the episode in which Homer says:

“All right, brain, I don’t like you and you don’t like me – so let’s just do this and I’ll get back to killing you with beer. ”

… Which got me thinking.  What other great drinking quotes must be out there?  And this is what I came up with:

Top 10 Drinking Quotes of All Time

1 – “All right, brain, I don’t like you and you don’t like me – so let’s just do this and I’ll get back to killing you with beer” – Homer Simpson

2 – “I drink to make other people interesting” –George Jean Nathan

3 – “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day” – Frank Sinatra

4 – “Reality is an illusion that occurs due to the lack of alcohol” – Unknown

5 – “Beer, the cause of and solution to, all life’s problems” – Homer Simpson
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1st October 2008

VP Edition

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Palen vs Biden… The woman who refers to herself as the “Hot Hockey Mom”, with just a few years of governement “experience” under her belt… In ALASKA…  Whose only international experience appears to be her proximity to Russia (Apparently you can “actually see Russian from land in Alaska”) vs Biden, a long time member of the Foreign Relations Committee and government experience dating back to 1973!

Does anyone question who is going to win this debate? Probably not.  But you can still enjoy it with these simple rules:

Revised Rules For the VP Debate

1 - Every time Gwen Ifill is confused by one of Palin’s responses drink for one second 

2 – Every time Palin/Biden/Ifill use the term “Hockey Mom” – drink for two seconds. 

3 – Every time Palin misinterprets a question, or fails to refute Biden’s response – drink for two seconds (This rule might get you a tad tipsy).

“Bonuses”

  • Palin cites her proximity to Russia – Finish your drink
  • Biden takes “cheap” shot/chuckles at Palin – Take a shot
  • If Biden points out that despite being less than 1/100th the size, Delaware has more people than Alaska – finish your drink.
  • Palin “wins” debate – Go on a 7 day drinking binge and move to Canada

If you have anything to add, please comment.

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