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August 21, 2013
16:46 // 11 months ago
March 8, 2013
It remains one of the few places where drinking in the style of a cast member of “Mad Men” is not only accepted but expected.
Diplomat Calls for End to Drunkenness at U.N. - NYTimes.com (via rubenfeld)

We need someone to page through the UN’s Flickr page and create a Tumblr titled “Drunk Diplomats of the UN.” Now.

(via rubenfeld)

9:08 // 1 year ago
March 3, 2013
In recent months, Anheuser-Busch (or more specifically, AB InBev) has faced allegations that they’ve been watering down their beer, culminating in a lawsuit. Here’s their response, which ran in a number of newspapers nationwide. Clever. (via @curtyb)

In recent months, Anheuser-Busch (or more specifically, AB InBev) has faced allegations that they’ve been watering down their beer, culminating in a lawsuit. Here’s their response, which ran in a number of newspapers nationwide. Clever. (via @curtyb)

15:21 // 1 year ago
February 26, 2013
nbcnews:

Budweiser sued for watering down beer 
(Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP)
Beer lovers across the country have filed $5 million class-action lawsuits accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its Budweiser, Michelob and other brands.
Read the complete story.

This lawsuit could have been filed anytime in the last 50 years.
(Seriously, though, Bloomberg Businessweek had a killer cover story on this very topic not so long ago.)

nbcnews:

Budweiser sued for watering down beer 

(Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP)

Beer lovers across the country have filed $5 million class-action lawsuits accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its Budweiser, Michelob and other brands.

Read the complete story.

This lawsuit could have been filed anytime in the last 50 years.

(Seriously, though, Bloomberg Businessweek had a killer cover story on this very topic not so long ago.)

17:29 // 1 year ago
February 17, 2013
16:21 // 1 year ago
September 27, 2012
After deadly crash, Russia leaders plan drunk-driving crackdown
Days after a car crash that killed five teenagers, along with their instructor and her husband, Russian political figures are jumping on the incident as a call for tougher drunk-driving penalties. The suspect, 30-year-old Alexander Maximov, allegedly was intoxicated with the equivalent of two bottles of vodka in his bloodstream — and worse, shows no remorse for his actions. ”I know it may sound terrible, but these innocent teenagers could have paid with their lives to send a message to the society that we can’t go on like this,” said movie star and United Russia politician Yevgeny Gerasimov, who attended the funeral of the teenagers — each of whom had been born with birth defects and were abandoned by their parents. (photo by Sergei Loiko/Los Angeles Times) source

After deadly crash, Russia leaders plan drunk-driving crackdown

Days after a car crash that killed five teenagers, along with their instructor and her husband, Russian political figures are jumping on the incident as a call for tougher drunk-driving penalties. The suspect, 30-year-old Alexander Maximov, allegedly was intoxicated with the equivalent of two bottles of vodka in his bloodstream — and worse, shows no remorse for his actions. ”I know it may sound terrible, but these innocent teenagers could have paid with their lives to send a message to the society that we can’t go on like this,” said movie star and United Russia politician Yevgeny Gerasimov, who attended the funeral of the teenagers — each of whom had been born with birth defects and were abandoned by their parents. (photo by Sergei Loiko/Los Angeles Times) source

10:15 // 1 year ago
September 26, 2012

Yikes: Czech Republic dealing with tainted liquor scare

  • cause Earlier this month, reports started surfacing about a bootlegged variety of alcohol that was responsible for killing at least 26 people in the Czech Republic.
  • reaction The country, in a bold move, chose to ban the sale of hard liquor as it tried to nail down the source. Some distilleries shut down in response to the order.
  • result After a search, the country figured out what it was — cheap rum and vodka that had been mixed with the industrial chemical methanol. At least ten people have been arrested and 5,000 gallons of the tainted drink have been found. The country has partially lifted the ban, but at least 30 people are still in the hospital for methanol poisoning and police are still on the hunt for tainted bottles. source
22:32 // 1 year ago
June 29, 2012
A blockbuster deal with a touch of lime: Mega-beer company Anheuser-Busch InBev SA is buying the half of fellow mega-beer company Grupo Modelo it doesn’t own, for a cool $20.1 billion — all in cash. The buy groups such brands as Corona and Modela with Budweiser and Beck’s. Expect the celebration to include a lot of alcohol. (photo by TAZphotos on Flickr; edit for misspelling)

A blockbuster deal with a touch of lime: Mega-beer company Anheuser-Busch InBev SA is buying the half of fellow mega-beer company Grupo Modelo it doesn’t own, for a cool $20.1 billion — all in cash. The buy groups such brands as Corona and Modela with Budweiser and Beck’s. Expect the celebration to include a lot of alcohol. (photo by TAZphotos on Flickr; edit for misspelling)

10:25 // 2 years ago
February 25, 2012

New study links medical marijuana laws to lower suicide rates

  • 11% reduction in the suicide rate of men ages 20-29
  • 9% reduction in the suicide rate of men ages 30-39 source

» Who would have guessed that getting high reduces stress? While the study stopped short of conclusively saying that medical marijuana was the direct cause of the lower rates, the authors did note that, when used in moderation, cannabis acts as an anti-depressant. The authors also found that states with medical marijuana programs saw a reduction in alcohol consumption by young men, and note that alcohol is a known depressant. Read the full results of the study here.

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9:43 // 2 years ago
January 26, 2012
Our dinner breaks would be 2 1/2 hours long while they drove in new cars and boats and gazebos and stuff. So at NBC in Burbank we had a place called Los Arcos across the street, and they served great margaritas. So Vanna [White] and I would go across and have two or three and six and then come and do and the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet.
Pat Sajak • Revealing that he’s hosted episodes of “Wheel of Fortune” drunk before. Let’s face it … when the job is that easy, you probably would do it drunk, too. Also, this YouTube video exists.
11:08 // 2 years ago