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East Side Sketches

East Side Sketches

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The dogs are barking at the sky And old John Antonia stumbles out of the bar. He’s had too much wine But he’s old and today he’s...

Dead Sober at 40,000 Feet!

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“It can hardly be a coincidence,” wrote Douglas Adams, “that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, ‘As pretty as an airport.’” Oh,...

Hooching Through the Holidays

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Ah, the holidays. Gregarious gatherings complete with cold turkey, warm champagne, inedible fruitcake and virgin egg nog. Relatives sporting reindeer sweaters and slurping Shirley Temples....
Apocalypse Ilsan

Apocalypse Ilsan

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Outside my home in Ilsan, South Korea is a pedestrian arcade we call "Meat Street." It has a real name, but like all streets...

Aggravated Alcoholic Amnesia: Blackout Strategies

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What happens when a person loses consciousness from consuming large doses of alcohol? What are the dos and don’ts of a black out? How do...

Punch Drunk: An Interview with David Wondrich

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MDM has a word with David Wondrich, one of the world's leading authorities on cocktail history and culture, not to mention the author of...

Episode 6: Bourbon and Beer With Brian M. Clark

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Your hosts: Frank Kelly Rich (Founder and Editor of MDM) and Nick Plumber (Poetry Editor and Travel Writer for MDM). Special guest: Noted libertarian misanthrope...

Best Bar Moves

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The Barstool Hunker This popular move (though there’s not much actual moving involved) is usually practiced in dives that cater to regulars. How it’s done: First...
Your Guide to Home Bars

Your Guide to Home Bars

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The Liquor Cabinet AKA The Booze Box or Liquor Pantry, these demure containers take up little space, are easily disguised and some are actually quite...

Drunkard of the Issue #61: Dear Booze

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If you fancy yourself a hard drinker and aren’t following notoriously unrepetent drunkard Colin Deal (@Dear_Booze) on Twitter, then you are needlessly depriving yourself...

The Bartender Strikes Back

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The rush of the night hits. I'm singing I Fought the Law while slinging a hula hoop around my waist and juggling five burning...
Six Circles of Hangover Hill

The Six Circles of Hangover Hell

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1st Circle: The Ducked Bullet No pain. No real feeling of illness. Your sleep was deep and all those carbo-loaded beers have gifted you...

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

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Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest— Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest— Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of...

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