On a Bender in Mayberry

The Andy Griffith Show is widely considered one of the most innocent and endearing television shows of all times. Yet drunkenness and moonshining were major...

Hooching with Hemingway, Part 1

Hemingway. The name’s very mention brings to mind not only bullfights, deep-sea fishing, and big-game hunting, but also barroom brawls, absinthe parties and wild booze...

Blacked Out and Blue

I’ve always thought of hangovers as alcohol’s vengeful (and quite punctual) older brother. If you picked on his sibling long enough you could expect big...

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 Devil’s Dandies

Most modern drunkards are undoubtedly aware of the Rat Pack, the group of entertainers who swore fealty to booze, broads and the pursuit of...

Dr. Souse Is in the House!

1. Did you ever think about drinks you could drink? There’s so many drinks if you only just think! Such wonderful drinks! Even drinks that are pink! Or...

The 86 Rules of Boozing

1. If you owe someone money, always pay them back in a bar. Preferably during happy hour. 2. Always toast before doing a shot. 3. Whoever...