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10 Drinks with Gary Shteyngart

Modern Drunkard Magazine: Richard Owen said the relationship between a Russian and a bottle of vodka is almost mystical. Gary Shteyngart: Richard Owen? MDM: He was...

Aggravated Alcoholic Amnesia: Blackout Strategies

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...

A Kick Head in the Head

The Oasis Grill was the most god-awful depressing place he had ever been, and he’d been in a lot of god-awful depressing places. It...

Nixing the Twist: Swimming with Sharks

Jimmy goes swimming the the Shark. Excerpt from 16mm MDM 1998 feature film Nixing the Twist. Players Jimmy: Luke Schmaltz Happy: Karen Exley Director Frank Kelly Rich

Great Moments in the History Of Hooch

4,000,000 BC Proto-simians develop large brains (suitable for bar tab calculations), stereoscopic vision (a prerequisite for double-vision), and opposable thumbs (to hold a drinking...

The Perfect Martini (and How to Make It)

The creation of a perfect martini is no great mystery. Once the process to produce one is learned, a perfect martini can be made over...

Yes, Olga, There Is a Mr. Smirnoff

Smirnoff is the best-selling vodka in the world.  It was the brand that launched the vodka industry in Europe and, most especially, in America. For...

The Faded Glory of the Martini Lunch

Winston Churchill, bolstered by gin martinis, outlasted the Luftwaffe. James Bond typically enjoyed a martini while on the clock, right before pummeling an extra into...

The Drunkard’s Guide to Poker

To be a successful tournament poker player it helps not to care about money. If you need the money, if you might not drink...

Quarter Finals: Hemingway Vs. Parker & Fields Vs. Gleason

And then there were eight. The field has been cut in half, some of history’s finest boozers have fallen to the wayside like so many...

The Blackness

Rick. Rick, get up. Hunh? What time is it? It’s 6:30. You have to make your tee time. Are you crazy? I feel like there is...

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