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Meet Shelby Herring, Brutally Honest & Drunk Ole Miss Student

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I Wouldn't Have School Spirit Without A Couple Vodka Waters

Like Ole Miss student Shelby Herring, we never had much school spirit.

But unlike Shelby Herring, we never got our school spirit by day drinking and then drunkenly blathered on camera, thus becoming the Internet’s newest viral video star. In between answering important questions about what’s a “hotty totty” and her favorite quarterbacks, Miss Herring chugs champagne, drops her mike, and shares bits of gold like, “Ole Miss, we may have lower IQs, I have a higher IQ than most people, no, that’s a lie. We have fun and we don’t ever miss a party!” Um, okay.

She is strangely endearing, if not the model Ole Miss student. And hey, what is Shelby’s friend doing this whole time?! Girl, with your friends start drunkenly blathering on camera, that’s when you pull them away. [AdWeek, Twitter.com/ShelbyClaireH]

The Soapbox: Slate Tells Young Women To “Stop Getting Drunk,” Majorly Misses The Mark On Alcohol & Rape

The Soapbox: Slate Tells Young Women To "Stop Getting Drunk," Majorly Misses The Mark On Alcohol & Rape
Drunk Is A Feminist Issue
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Slate.com’s modus operandi is to troll the hell out of everyone. Today’s piece by Dear Prudence author Emily Yoffe, “College Women: Stop Getting Drunk,” is a classic example.

In her piece, Yoffe recounts a statistic from a 2009 study that 80 percent of campus sexual assaults involve alcohol.  She then gives what she thinks is sound personal safety advice for “young and naive women,” but it’s actually a slippery slope to victim blaming:

Perpetrators are the ones responsible for committing their crimes, and they should be brought to justice. But we are failing to let women know that when they render themselves defenseless, terrible things can be done to them. Young women are getting a distorted message that their right to match men drink for drink is a feminist issue. The real feminist message should be that when you lose the ability to be responsible for yourself, you drastically increase the chances that you will attract the kinds of people who, shall we say, don’t have your best interest at heart. That’s not blaming the victim; that’s trying to prevent more victims.

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Inadvisable/Ingenious Travel Tip Of The Day: Pack A Party In Your Carry-On

Remembering all the rules for packing liquids in your carry-on and navigating the airport security line is enough to make anyone want a stiff drink. Why not kill two birds with one stone Patrón by filling your 1-quart liquid bag with mini alcohol bottles? Apparently this travel hack will earn you nothing but high-fives from the TSA, but you might run into trouble if you actually try to pop your bottles on the plane — drinking your own booze on flights is illegal. Sad face. Still, if you want to mix yourself a drink in your hotel room without paying mini bar prices or digging through your checked bag, this is totally the way to go. [I Am A Travel Ninja]

Winos Don’t Know How Much Wine They Drink Because What Does It Matter? More Wine Please!

How do I put this in a way that won’t lead my coworkers and family to stage an intervention? I am a functioning wino, by which I mean I drink a lot of wine, but I’m always on time for work, rarely get wasted or have drunken outbursts, and smell just fine, thank you. How much wine do I drink? LOL I’m not telling you because I don’t necessarily know that I could quantify it. And I’m not alone! A new study out of Iowa of all places (not the Napa Valley or my apartment?) found that most wine drinkers have no idea how much they’re drinking — or how drunk they are — because they’re just, like, not paying attention I guess? The Des Moines Register reports:

The study, published in Substance Use and Misuse, found that participants poured 12 percent more wine into a wide glass than a narrow glass. They also poured 12 percent more wine into a glass they were holding, versus one placed on a table. Color contrast affected pours, too. Participants over-poured white wine into a clear glass by 10 percent. There was less over-pouring when the wine was red.

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One Woman’s Amazing Skin Transformation After Quitting Alcohol For 30 Days

Putting a pause on your alcohol consumption can work wonders for your physical health (and wallet), but what kind of effect can it have on your complexion? Apparently, an incredible one, at least in one woman’s case.

40-year-old Laura Hogarth from Scotland drank around 5 large glasses of wine per week — 15 units, which is one short of the recommended amount for women in accordance to her country’s national guidelines. So, monitored by Dr. Nick Lowe, professor of dermatology, she ceased drinking for one month to see the effects on her skin. The results were rather amazing, as you can see in the Daily Mail’s original piece. Read more at The Gloss…

Zac Efron Was In Rehab?!?

  • Zac Efron checked into rehab secretly for alcohol abuse and checked out five months ago, according to People and TMZ. Dropping that condom on the red carpet makes a lot more sense now. [TMZPeople]
  • New couple alert: Lindsay Lohan is dating Philadelphia Eagles player Matt Nordgren, 30, who also appeared on the Bravo’s reality show “Most Eligible Dallas.” [People]
  • Is this Cheyenne Jackson from “30 Rock” jerking off in an amateur porn video? Look at the tattoos! [Fleshbot — very NSFW]
  • Thanksgiving and gender equality in one story: the Butterball Turkey Talk Line is hiring it’s first-ever man to male answer your turkey-related questions this holiday season. For some reason, the talk line only hired exclusively women over the past 32 years. [KansasCity.com] Keep reading »

Research Suggests That More Intelligent People Drink More, And Begin Earlier In Life

Science is full of surprises, that much is true, but I can’t say that this would be one of them. The latest installment in an ongoing series of studies continues to offer increasing evidence suggesting that more intelligent children, who develop language and intellectual skills earlier than others, are more likely to drink and take drugs than their less intelligent peers. Keep reading »

Dina Lohan Arrested For — What Else? — Drunk Driving

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There’s been a Lohan arrested and it isn’t Lindsay or papa Michael! Sadly, the arrest is still all too predictable: party-hardy momager Dina Lohan got busted for a DWI  in Oyster Bay, Long Island, last night. The 50-year-old former Rockette was pulled over in her BMW for driving 77mph in a 55mph zone and turned out to be drunk. Over twice the legal limit! After complaining about being injured during the arrest, Dina took this bleary-looking mug shot and was eventually picked up at jail by someone — not Lindsay. who supposedly only found out about the arrest this morning. [TMZCBS Local] [Image via Getty]

Astrology 101: How To Spot Each Sign … When They’re Drunk

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Every sign has its vice ... what's yours? Read More »
Astrology Relationships

There are few situations when people are more quintessentially their sign than when they’ve had a few drinks. Inhibitions are gone, walls come down, restraint and shyness melt away, and suddenly we’re all just being us. And when you’re just being you, well, usually your sign becomes pretty obvious. So let’s talk about spotting each sign at a bar or cocktail party, shall we? Want to know which sign is taking a pantsless nap and which sign is professing their love to strangers? Read on to find out!

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The Soapbox: In (Reluctant) Defense of Dr. Phil

"Nice Guys" Who Rape
Intent isn't everything, but it does matter. Read More »
Drunk Is A Feminist Issue
Why women everywhere should be concerned about binge-drinking. Read More »
Too Drunk?
If you're a drunk woman who gets raped, will you be taken seriously? Read More »
The Soapbox: In (Reluctant) Defense of Dr. Phil

I never thought I’d write an article under that title but here goes.

Earlier this week, Dr. Phil asked over Twitter: “If a girl is drunk, is it alright to have sex with her?” The Twittersphere overwhelmingly answered “No,” calling Dr. Phil a “moron,” “asshole” and “rape apologist,” among other things. I don’t doubt the possibility that Dr. Phil (or whichever lackey mans his Twitter account) may have posed that question for lecherous or self-serving reasons. Yet as a feminist, this reaction left me honestly dismayed. Were we saying that a drunk girl can never consent to sex? That sex with someone who’s been drinking is always, necessarily, rape? Sure, Dr. Phil’s a total butthead, but I don’t think we want to make the argument that drunk sex necessarily means rape, do we?

And yet this is the exact argument being made by Carmen Rios, a former college sexual assault activist, who was so “shocked and appalled” that Dr. Phil (whose real name is Phil McGraw) had asked such a question that she started a Change.org petition encouraging supporters to call on McGraw to host a show educating his viewers on assault prevention. “Lesson 101 in my courses,” says Rios, “was that sexual contact without verbal, sober, conscious consent is rape.”

But, it’s not — not legally speaking, and not in practice. Keep reading »

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