Category:
Alcohol

Hangovers Due to Guilty Conscience

In 1973, Professor Robert Gunn advanced this theory.



Twenty years later, he was still pursuing the idea, as you can see in the scientific paper at the link.

To reappraise a prior study of hangover signs and psychosocial factors among a sample of current drinkers, we excluded a subgroup termed Sobers, who report "never" being "tipsy, high or drunk." The non-sober current drinkers then formed the sample for this report (N = 1104). About 23% of this group reported no hangover signs regardless of their intake level or gender, and the rest showed no sex differences for any of 8 hangover signs reported. Using multiple regression, including ethanol, age and weight, it was found that psychosocial variables contributed independently in predicting to hangover for both men and women in this order: (1) guilt about drinking; (2) neuroticism; (3) angry or (4) depressed when high/drunk and (5) negative life events. For men only, ethanol intake was also significant; for women only, being younger and reporting first being high/drunk at a relatively earlier age were also predictors of the Hangover Sign Index (HSI). These multiple predictors accounted for 5-10 times more of the hangover variance than alcohol use alone: for men, R = 0.43, R2 = 19%; and for women, R = 0.46, R2 = 21%. The findings suggest that hangover signs are a function of age, sex, ethanol level and psychosocial factors.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Feb 10, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Science, Experiments, Psychology, 1970s, 1990s, Pain, Self-inflicted and Otherwise, Alcohol

Follies of the Madmen #405



Ancient Romans drank vodka? Oh well, I suppose the ad is as authentic as the movie it references--which is actually one of my favorite comedies.

Ad source.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 07, 2019 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, History, Unexplained Historical Enigmas, Alcohol

Beaver-Flavored Booze



Eau de Musc proudly features an old-world flavoring technique that uses the oil extract from the castor gland of the North American beaver, which exudes a leathery, raspberry taste, and acts to fortify the whiskey flavors.


Get yours here!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 30, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Alcohol, Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

Follies of the Madmen #401



Not quite sure why a kangaroo would be deemed an apt symbol for a conservation-minded USA citizen. Weren't there any miserly Scotsmen available?

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 17, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Money, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1940s, Alcohol

Wallaby Fur Koozie



Get yours here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 27, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Animals, Australia, Alcohol

Follies of the Madmen #389



"Our whiskey tastes like carrots."

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 14, 2018 - Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, 1940s, Alcohol

Follies of the Madmen #383



Our swill is so vile that nothing is possibly beneath it.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 16, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, 1970s, Alcohol

Malt Duck

Introduced in 1972, this was a combination of beer and red grape juice. So, like a beer-wine, which sounds odd to me, but apparently it had quite a few fans. It stayed on the market through the 1980s, and in 2016 the Sprecher Brewing Company decided to bring back a new version of it altered to appeal to "contemporary taste preferences."





A review of its modern incarnation:

Posted By: Alex - Mon Aug 06, 2018 - Comments (7)
Category: Inebriation and Intoxicants, Alcohol

Follies of the Madmen #375



"You like your booze so much, why don't you marry her?"

"Thanks! I think I will!"

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 21, 2018 - Comments (6)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Wives, 1940s, Alcohol

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