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Drunkards of the Issue June 06: Sans Sobriety

This hardcore punk trio learned to drink in the garage. Then they learned to play music in the garage. Now they drink and play...

They Poured Sweet and Clear

My name is Pepe Le Moko. I live in the Casbah. Each morning from my balcony overlooking the marketplace I sing, “For Every Man...
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...
Clash of the Tightest

Clash Of The Tightest: Bout 3: Gleason Vs. Byron & Bout 4: Fields Vs....

Who is the greatest boozer of all time? We’re slowly finding out. After selecting sixteen of Western Civilization’s most notorious boozers, we’ve narrowed the field...
Drink Your Way to Health!

Drink Your Way to Health!

Work Out Secrets Revealed So far in this column I’ve taught you some excellent methods, utilizing alcohol, to better yourself physically. Yet I sense that...

Art Industry Needs Whiskey

From 1935 to 1943, FDR's Work Projects Administration (WPA) pressed hundreds of unemployed artists into service creating silk-screen posters designed to inform and encourage...

Plum Brandy

P.G. Wodehouse— ”Plum” to his friends—is arguably the 20th Century’s finest writer of English prose. He was certainly the funniest. Most famous for his creation...

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

Good Cop, MADD Cop: How to Avoid a DUI

Former Police Officer Tim Stone doesn’t look like the kind of cop you want to get pulled over by when you’ve been drinking deep...
Barhopping Guide

The Drunkard’s Guide to Barhopping

The difference between a proper evening of bar hopping and a night of being rooted in a single bar is the same difference between...
Buckfast

Pass the Buckie

Maligned, despised, and nearly banned in Scotland. Buckfast Tonic Wine had a rare moment of glory on May 14th, 2016­—the first World Buckfast Day. A...

For Whom the Booze Tolls

Ernest Hemingway had rolled into Key West a couple of weeks earlier. After touring the local dives, he settled in at a rough and...

Defending Dionysus

It’s a flat-out fact that alcohol, and those of us who like to imbibe it, are reviled by a healthy percentage of Americans. Since the...

Drunkard of the Issue #61: Dear Booze

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...

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...

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Adventures with Alcohol

All the Pretty Pictures

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Drunkards of the Issue

Inebriate Interviews

Clash of the Tightest

The Great Drunks

Historical Hooching