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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...

The House of Good Cheer

The perennial comic strip “Andy Capp” has recently been banished from the Washington Post as an evil influence, and small wonder. In Andy’s world there...
Tippling Through Tempation

Tippling Your Way Through Temptation

It’s Friday night and the bar is crawling with feminine felines of every sort: The slobbering, the smashed, the cackling, the delirious, the insane, the...

Fast Times in the Vomitory

Fast Times in the Vomitory My troubled body dangled from the eighth floor window, gagging, convulsing, puking, and it dawned on me that I ought...

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...
Attack of the Mezcal Worms

Attack of the Mezcal Worms

My first taste of mezcal came on the heels of trying to force down a potent homemade batch of what was essentially botulism mixed...

Episode 14: Locked Down and Loaded with Frank, Luke and Hosho McCreesh

Your hosts: Frank Kelly Rich (Founder & Editor of MDM) and Luke Schmaltz (Senior Writer for MDM). Special guest: Hosho McCreesh, Drunkard Poet. Get his...

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...
ode to the airport bar

Ode to the Airport Bar

My three workmates sneered at me as we rode the limo to the airport after our yearly conference. I had just informed them I...

Bout 6: Mark “Whiskeyboat” Twain vs. Oliver “One for the Road” Reed

Who is the greatest boozer of all time? We've posed that question before. In 2002 we resurrected 16 of history's hardest-pounding hoochers and squared them...

8 Hours in a Barroom

5:45 pm You’ll just stop in the bar for a quick one after work. 6:10 pm Just one more beer to relieve the stress. I...
Drink Your Way to Health!

Drink Your Way to Fitness!

Do your friends call you a fat drunken slob? Do you wake up in the afternoon and drink out of shame? Well stop drinking...

A Sot’s Fables: The Tortoise and the Hare

The Tortoise and the Hare (And the Dog That Never Bit Him) One day the Tortoise woke up and looked out his window and saw a...

What Extinct Tastes Like

I've never really been “into” Scotch. Scotch tends to make people make snooty noises, makes them swirl their drink and discuss the “bouquet of flavors,”...
teetering above it all

Teetering Above It All

Every dedicated drinker knows what they’re really doing it for. It’s not our health — it’s training. You know what I’m talking about. Some freaks...

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Drunkards of the Issue

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Clash of the Tightest

The Great Drunks

Historical Hooching