Modern Drunkard's Field Guide to Drinking with a Mask




Drink Your Way to Health!

Drink Your Way to Health!

Shaping Up Your Inner Child Your girlfriend says it, your parents say it, and everyone at the court-mandated A.A. meetings say it: “You need therapy...


“That was the best goddamned chicken pot pie I ever ate,” I bellowed, and the cups and plates rattled in the cabinet. My mother-in-law flinched...

No Beer, No Peace

Chicago, circa 1850, was a rough-and-tumble city crouching by the chilly, windy waters of Lake Michigan, a final outpost on the edges of the...
Liquor and the Law

Liquor and the Law

When people disagree with the actions of others — let’s say tippling in this case — they work to catch the ear of the...

Drinking Games

In the fall of 2001 outraged Cleveland Browns fans hurled beer bottles at NFL referees, and everyone was outraged. Tales came to light of Babe...
Clash of the Tightest

Quarterfinals: Burton Vs. Bukowski & Bogart Vs. Faulkner

Who's the greatest boozer of all time? We’re close to finding out. The first round of the semifinals was settled last month, with a young...

Episode 10: Gin and Rum with Jeff Mehrens

Your hosts: Frank Kelly Rich (Founder & Editor of MDM) and Nick Plumber (Poetry Editor and Travel Writer for MDM). Special guest:  Jeff Mehrens, President & Founder of...

Drunks In Space

It was recently revealed that American astronauts were sometimes drunk prior to and perhaps during their missions. Strangely, this revelation scandalized some and baffled...

Dead Sober at 40,000 Feet!

“It can hardly be a coincidence,” wrote Douglas Adams, “that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, ‘As pretty as an airport.’” Oh,...

Drunkard of the Issue Nov 02: Jake Laplant

Remember your first drink? Nope. How about the second? Uh . . . no. I can barely remember last night, don’t ask me about something that happened...

The Drunk Detective

"You're a fool!" she yelled with a bit of a slur, spilling a dash of her martini. "And you're drunk," I said with a certain...

Under the Influence: Charles Bukowski, High Laureate of Cheap Booze

At age 13, Charles Bukowski took his first drink. “It was magic,” he would later write. “Why hadn’t someone told me?” It was the beginning of...

Cads, Rakes and Bounders

Does a drink cadged from a stranger taste far superior to one earned by the sweat of your brow? Are you immune to the slightest...

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