Energy drinks. Vitamin drinks. Hydration drinks. These all have begun to fill the shelves at your grocery and local convenience store over the past few years. It is only to be expected that energy drinks such as Red Bull would be married with alcohol to help fuel those all-night dance sessio…

This summer the American movie culture has added a new drinking movie to the list. Beerfest is about a bunch of beer drinking dudes that vow to win the international drinking games held in the Munich underground during Oktoberfest. While the movie has the obligatory sophomoric humor, plenty …

Marketing studies have shown that by the time people reach my age (even though I don’t consider thirty-something particularly old) drinkers have settled in to a few favorite brands. That’s why most marketing of the “sin” products is targeted in youthful media outlets, to try and sway the you…

If you’ve ever broken open a pomegranate you might ask yourself, “Why would anyone want to eat that?” Granted, it’s not the most appealing fruit to American palettes that prefer large volumes of soft homogenous flesh in their fruit. The inside of a pomegranate contains hundreds of smaller fl…

On a hot summer’s day one usually thinks of beer to drink. While in America, an ice-cold beer is the summertime beverage of choice, in the rest of the world beer is properly served at a warmer temperature and is less refreshing to those seeking the coldest thing down their gullet. On the oth…

The Golden Age of Piracy occurred during a short 15 year span in the early 18th century. From this era we have the stereotype of pirates today worn by millions of children on Halloween. Characters such as “Calico” Jack, Anne Bonny and Blackbeard come from this time and the resurgence of inte…

If you could rank career types in order of their group’s ability to drink I believe journalists would be at the top. And if there is one subgroup of journalists that could drink the most it would be the members of the alternative journalism crowd. For years I have been part of this elite gro…

They are called MMORPs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing games) and the biggest one of all is World of Warcraft that claims over five million online players. Players range in age from seven (as in my own son who I let play on occasion when I'm not hogging the computer) to seniors. J…

This time of year often sees hordes of college students crossing the border en route to Mexican resorts in search of a little R&R. The annual rite of passage called "Spring Break" is responsible for not only many fresh scenes for the latest edition of Girls Gone Wild, but also for unwant…

The idea of eating or drinking something to increase sexual desire has been around since the dawn of man. And while there is no doubt that alcohol can be called a very powerful aphrodisiac, its magic comes through a lowering of inhibitions, not stimulation. Unfortunately, the old adage that …

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