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On a Bender in Mayberry

The Andy Griffith Show is widely considered one of the most innocent and endearing television shows of all times. Yet drunkenness and moonshining were major...

Drunkard of the Issue #62: JT Habersaat

Comic JT Habersaat confronts the status quo like a true punk rocker: with venom, intelligence, a skewed perspective and a stiff drink in his...

Drunken Treasure

There is enough 150-year-old whiskey resting underground where the old river queen sank to get 130,000 people pie-eyed. It's worth five million dollars, and...
Clash of the Tightest

Bout 7: Ruth Vs. Faulkner & Bout 8: Bogart Vs. Martin

This installment completes the culling of the original herd of 16 super hoochers into a hard-drinking eight. Last month we witnessed Charles Bukowski’s psychological destruction...

Episode 6: Bourbon and Beer With Brian M. Clark

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...

Bold Crow

Tom really needed a drink. Vodka, Scotch, gin, it really didn't matter, even a beer or a cheap Chablis. He hadn't had anything to drink...

Cocktails with the Cavemen

Has progress banished us from a prehistoric paradise? What the Lifestyle Gestapo ignore or are too dumb to realize is that intoxication has always been...

How to Ace an Intervention

It may have already happened to you. A friend or family member invites you over for a drink and suddenly you find yourself surrounded by...

Drunkard of the Issue July 05: Scott Wexton, The Voodoo Organist

The Devil makes quite a few appearances in your music. Does the Devil drink? If he existed, I’m sure he would. Probably whiskey mixed with...

June: 365 Reasons To Get Drunk

June 1 Latrobe Brewing Co. founded (1939). The “33” on Rolling Rock bottles is an homage to a copywriter's typo. Rolling Rock. 2 Vandals sack Rome...

The Qingdao Beer Festival Is Evil…

Qingdao (pronounced Ching-dao), is located in the northeast Chinese province of Shandong. The city of three million is famous for three things: sailing, meat...

Why We Drink

And why so much? Just where the hell do we get off getting loaded all the time? Do we really need a reason? In...

Rummy Royalty

Modern Drunkard: You are a hobo, sir! Soup Bone: That I am. MD: An actual hobo. SB: That’s right. MD: But no ordinary hobo. You are...

Ladies Thirst, Part 3

The 1920s: Prohibition was in full swing. Liquor (other than “medicinal” whiskey and sacramental wine) was illegal. Federal enforcers prowled the landscape, busting drinkers,...

The Lost Art of the Bender

The bender. The very name brings to mind drama and danger, tragedy and determination. That strange and forbidden part of town you always wanted to...

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