Category:
Inebriation and Intoxicants

A Shot In The Butt

They call it butt chugging actually it is an alcohol enema. Without passing through the stomach the alcohol gets absorbed faster so the effects are felt sooner. The person's blood alcohol level increases faster also and that can be dangerous because they are unaware of how much they have 'consumed'. At a recent frat party in Tennessee a young man was hospitalized with a BAC of 0.448 from butt chugging. I'd rather drink my booze thank you.

Posted By: patty - Sat Sep 29, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Inebriation and Intoxicants

Follies of the Mad Men #189

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Ad campaign voted most likely to result in scatological jokes.

Also: see the "person" in the Persian Siamese cat "costume" in the top panel? Note how the shape of the cat head does not conform to the shapes of the human heads on display. The unnatural angle of the neck. And the cat is looking with its living "costume" eyes!

Plainly, this is a encoded warning against aliens among us!

Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 18, 2012 - Comments (15)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Costumes and Masks, Inebriation and Intoxicants, Excrement, 1950s, Alcohol

Duffy’s Pure Malt Whiskey

Back in the day, the only medicine a real man needed was pure malt whiskey running through his veins. From the Chicago Tribune, Jan 18, 1908.

Posted By: Alex - Sun Jun 24, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Inebriation and Intoxicants, Medicine

Cork Clothing

For the serious wine lover!









(via blogyourwine)

Posted By: Alex - Tue May 29, 2012 - Comments (7)
Category: Fashion, Inebriation and Intoxicants

Follies of the Mad Men #143


N.A.S.A. "Gifted" from three legged legs on Vimeo.



Has air travel ever looked so hideous as in this pro-airlines ad?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 08, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, Hygiene, Body Fluids, Inebriation and Intoxicants, PSA’s, Travel, Transportation, Advertising

Follies of the Mad Men #139

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[From Life magazine for October 18 1948.]

Leave it to rich people to shrink down their servants and stuff them like genies into bottles! Note cute name of bartender: "Hugh Bline" = Heublein.

Anyhow, who would want to drink out of a liquor bottle that had a little man in it performing his necessary sanitary functions?

Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 28, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Inebriation and Intoxicants, Magic and Illusions and Sleight of Hand, Body Fluids, 1940s

Weird Shorts – 4

Talk about a mammoth appetite, when most of the world’s large mammals went extinct roughly 10,000 years ago, the vast majority of the vanished species were herbivores. This of course meant that they were no longer around to eat the plants they otherwise would have, and - according to Christophers Doughty and Field from Oxford and Stanford Universities respectively – this freed up an extra 1.4 trillion kilos of food, roughly 2.5% of the net product of all Earth’s dry land. However, the researchers add, this excess had been ‘used up’ by burgeoning human numbers by around 1700 and today we consume six times as much as the Pleistocene critters ever did while simultaneously driving down land productivity by 10% (Nature)(PDF).

That’s not to say that our massive consumption doesn’t have it’s upside, As Vangelis Kapatos of Manhattan discovered when he attempted suicide by jumping from his ninth floor flat, only to survive when his fall was broken by a pile of uncollected garbage. Mr. Kapatos’ timing, from his perspective, couldn’t have been worse, the unusually large garbage pile was due to collections being suspended because of snow. They were due to resume the day after his impromptu dumpster dive (Today Online).

Mind you, we’re not the only animals prone to excess. After finding the bodies of dozens of starlings near the city of Constanta in Romania, locals were concerned that the cause might be bird flu, instead post-mortems of the birds have revealed that they in fact died of alcohol poisoning, having ‘drunk’ themselves to death on the discarded leftovers of the local winemaking industry. A least they died happy (BBC News).

Better than dying happy, though, is living happy, and the secret of that, says the UK’s Office for National Statistics, is having a job. But it’s not the pay but the job security that counts, say the government statisticians, which ironically are facing staff cuts themselves due to the economic downturn. Other key happiness factors, according to the preliminary report, are good personal health and a decent family life. What will we do without these people (Telegraph)?



More in extended >>

Posted By: Dumbfounded - Thu Jan 13, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Creatures, Armageddon and Apocalypses, Babies, Crime, Death, Human Marvels, Inebriation and Intoxicants, Religion, Sexuality, Weird Names, Body Fluids, Perfume and Cologne and Other Scents

And The Sewer Rats Rejoiced

Beer drinkers in Canada were calling it alcohol abuse when almost 8,500 gallons of beer and foam exploded out of a fermentation tank. Apparently a small crack had formed in the vat at the Okanagan Springs Brewery in Vernon, British Columbia. The pressurized metal silo was blown apart, causing structural damage and tearing an aluminum door off its hinges. Thousands of litres of beer foam poured across the parking lot and onto the road. Thankfully, no one was injured in the explosion, and rain has since washed most of the beer into the sewers.

Posted By: Nethie - Sun Jul 25, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Accidents, Inebriation and Intoxicants, More Things To Worry About, North America, Alcohol

Beware The Parrot

I was reading articles yesterday about drunken parrots falling out of the sky in Australia, when I stumbled across this video. It made me laugh til I cried. Let's hope the parrot was drunk.


Posted By: Nethie - Fri Jun 04, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Humor, Inebriation and Intoxicants, Nature, Documentaries, More Things To Worry About

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