Tag Archives: drinking

Today’s Gay Etiquette Question

From Steven Petrow’s Civil Behavior column in the New York Times comes this question: Dear Civil Behavior: I recently joined a gay Alcoholics Anonymous meeting after many years denying I had a drinking problem. Now I have a new problem: My birthday is coming up, and every year I throw myself a party to celebrate. This year is a “big” ...

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Britain Proposes Minimum Price On Booze To Curb Binge Drinking & Crime

The British government has proposed a minimum price on alcohol in order to curb binge drinking and alcohol-related crime. Via the BBC: The Home Office has launched a 10-week consultation on the plan, arguing it will help reduce the levels of ill-health and crime related to alcohol. It is also considering banning multi-buy promotions, such as two-for-the-price-of-one. The 45p proposal ...

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Savage Vs Brown: The Drunk Moderator

New York Times columnist Mark Oppenheimer says he was pretty much hammered during the debate between Dan Savage and Brian Brown. Terry Miller, Dan’s spouse, came out to offer me a drink. I eagerly accepted. From then on, I did not stop drinking. It started with Terry’s Mai Tai, as Mr. Miller named his fabulous rum drink, and continued with ...

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TODAY: SantaCon 2012

At this writing hundreds of hammered Santas are staggering through Manhattan in their annual pub crawl dubbed SantaCon. Bars, pubs, and nightclubs along the designated routes are making donations to Toys For Tots. Organizers warn: “Don ye now your gay apparel! Anyone caught attending Santacon without a FULL costume will be pelted with reindeer droppings and receive coal in their ...

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CHICAGO: City Scales Back Gay Pride Parade To Curb Public Drunkenness

Well, this is a new one. Chicago’s city leaders have ordered an earlier start and a reduction in the size of the city’s gay pride parade, saying the move is meant to reduce public drunkenness. Chicago is altering the route, size and starting time of its annual Gay Pride Parade to curb public drinking and accommodate crowds that topped 800,000 ...

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TONIGHT In NYC: Free JMG Pride Party & Marriage Celebration With Open Wine Bar & Legendary Drag Performer Jackie Beat!

If you’re in Manhattan tonight, please consider joining me and fellow JMG readers for a special Pride Party in the private lounge at the Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23 Street. Beginning at 10pm we’ll have an open wine and champagne bar courtesy of Barefoot Wines. Slurp! Come celebrate one of the greatest victories in LGBT history! AND the first 20 ...

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Booze Consumption By Country

From a just-published report by the World Health Organization. The Economist sums things up: The biggest boozers are mostly found in Europe and in the former Soviet states. Moldovans are the most bibulous, getting through 18.2 litres each, nearly 2 litres more than the Czechs in second place. Over 10 litres of a Moldovan’s annual intake is reckoned to be ...

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Drinking Tips For The Weekend

Photographed at some bar somewhere.

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NEW YORK: Liquor Authority Bans Malt Liquor Drink Used In Bronx Gay-Bashing

The New York Liquor Authority has moved to ban Four Loko, the caffeinated high-alcohol malt liquor drink that became known to many of us when it was used in a vicious gay-bashing in the Bronx, where gang members forced one victim to guzzle ten cans as they beat him. The State Liquor Authority successfully pressured the state’s biggest beverage distributors ...

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Wine Rack

For a mere $30, party-hearty gals can have the Wine Rack, a sports bra with a 750ml capacity and a sipping tube. Of course, your bust line will deflate as your buzz inflates. Soon to be seen at Phish concerts, no doubt.

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Vodka Eyeballing, SRSLY?

Stand aside beer pong, because according to the British tabloid Daily Mail, drinking vodka through your eyeballs is some kind of fad in the UK. Even as drunken student antics go, it was, by any stretch of the imagination, a disturbing scene. Surrounded by cheering rugby players, applauded by fellow members of the university netball team, 19-year-old Melissa Fontaine tipped ...

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Rachel Maddow Mixes It Up For You

In honor of yesterday’s date, Rachel Maddow devoted a segment to the proper making of a champagne cocktail and a Manhattan. Apparently the Great Bitters Shortage of ’09 is at last over.

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Ain’t No Party Like A Midwest Party Cuz A Midwest Party Don’t Stop

Red = more bars. Yellow = more grocery stores. Via Consumerist: Starting in Illinois, the beer belly expands up into Wisconsin and first spreads westward through Iowa/Minnesota and then engulfs Nebraska, and the Dakotas before petering out (like a pair of love handles) in Wyoming and Montana. The clustering was so apparent that we wanted to check how it compared ...

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State Of The Union Drinking Game

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Mmm, Clammy

It was launched almost two years ago, but it wasn’t until this weekend when I saw their six-story Jumbotron in Times Square that I learned about the existence of Budweiser Clamato. Their press materials claim that beer+clamato is a longtime Mexican tradition, hence the rollout began in Arizona, Texas, and California. The photo I used here was titled “ewgross” on ...

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And Let’s Hope It Was A Domestic

Wingnut talk radio listeners are peeved because President Obama was seen drinking a beer at an NBA game “while the economy tumbles.” One caller to WWL complained, “People are losing 5, 10, 20 thousand dollars a day in the stock market, and he’s sitting there drinking a beer!” She also said, “It’s insulting… there’s a lot of people suffering.” She ...

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How To Become A Millionaire

Step 1: Get shitfaced.Step 2: Fall on tracks.Step 3: Lose leg to train.Step 4: Sue NYC.Step 5: Collect $2.3M.

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On Drunkenfreude

Susan Cheever has a great essay up on the NY Times in which she observes that nobody in Gotham seems to get stumbling down drunk at parties anymore. The first two paragraphs: As dessert ended, the woman in the red dress got up and stumbled toward the bathroom. Her husband, whose head had been sinking toward the bûche de Noël, ...

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Movement To Lower Drinking Age

Saying that the current drinking age of 21 encourages binge drinking by underage students, a coalition of over 100 college presidents is calling for a lowering of the drinking age back to 18. College presidents from more than 100 schools across the country are calling on lawmakers to do something about binge drinking: Consider lowering the drinking age from 21 ...

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Chillaxin’

I’m off for three days of gay gay gay camping in the Poconos at Hillside Campground with Aaron, Chris, and the Thruple. It happens to be their “Hog Ranch” weekend, a prospect which would have thrilled me ten years ago, but today makes me rather apprehensive. Strange. As my back has been wrecked for several days, I’m planning on parking ...

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