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Drinking Along The Nile

We human types have been scribbling history for perhaps 5,000 years, but we’ve been making fermented beverages for at least twice that long. The...

Beer Fast

 At any moment on the Internet, there are people gleefully and analytically dissecting and discussing the viscosity and texture of their latest bowel movements....
Pocketful of Joy

Pocketful of Joy: The Hip Flask Manifesto

A hip flask is a container for liquor like a Molotov cocktail is a bottle for gasoline. If you've carried the former or hurled the...
Sluice Your Gob!

Sluice Your Gob

ADMIRAL OF THE NARROW SEAS. One who from drunkenness vomits into the lap of the person sitting opposite to him. BARREL FEVER. An overpowering thirst...
Martini Madness!

Martini Madness!

The following account may startle you. And it may save you from a horrifying fate. In the 1950s a sinister new menace swept America. Spawned...

For Jesus’ Sake, Smash! The Days and Nights of Carrie Nation

A majority of Americans today agree that our country’s 13-year “experiment” with Prohibition was a catastrophic failure. In truth, it failed like few human endeavors...

The Uninjured Binger

The path of the boozer on the move is beset on all sides by the scrutiny of dabbling sippers, the casual cruelty of protruding...
Adventures with Alcohol

Modern Drunkard Survival Guide

HOW TO SURVIVE AN A.A. MEETING 1.) Do not make eye contact. If you do, make sure your eyes do not flicker toward the flask...

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...

The Great Drunk: Lushing Large with Jackie Gleason, Part 2

In 1950 Jackie Gleason was going everywhere and nowhere at once. He was getting plenty of work on Broadway and in the nightclubs, even a...
Woody Woodbury

Woody Woodbury: High Holy Man of Hooch

In the early 60s Woody Woodbury reigned as the High Priest of Liquor Culture. His headquarters was a famous watering hole in Fort Liquordale (Fort...

Boozer’s Burden

“You should be very careful when drinking. It is very easy to become an alcoholic.” Variations on that theme seem to endlessly echo through a...

Dead Drunk in Detroit

In the second installment of MDM’s Great Drinking Cities tour, correspondent Nick Plumber throws down in the booziest bars and bowling alleys of Motown.  Sunday Denver...

Nectar of the Gods

When the white god Viracocha mysteriously appeared in South America, he taught the people he met all the “arts of civilization”: astronomy, geometry, agriculture...

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