Posts tagged "alcohol"

Who Actually Drinks GIRL Liquor, Alcohol “For Women Only”?

A reader snapped a pic of something freaky at the Zurich airport: GIRL, a lychee strawberry liquor “for women only.”  Let me tell you something: if you bring a big purple bottle of fruity liquor to a party, you’re not getting invited back. Unless that party is the first night of Pride Week or a…

Jessica Wakeman / December 24, 2011

The Soapbox: On Rape, Alcohol, Victim-Blaming & Feminist In-Fighting

If you write for a living — especially opinion writing, and especially as a feminist — you set yourself up for criticism. You really have no control over how others respond to your work, other than choosing not to write it. By attaching your name to your views, you put yourself in the position to…

Jessica Wakeman / December 21, 2011

Girl Talk: I Was Date Raped When I Was Drunk

I was a virgin until a month before my 21st birthday. I was on my second date with a guy named Craig, a 20-something blond surfer type who got my number after I made him a chai tea to go at the coffee shop in his neighborhood where I worked. I was lying on hi…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 20, 2011

Date Rape PSA By PA’s Liquor Control Board Accused Of Victim-Blaming

Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board is under fire for a new PSA campaign called Control Tonight, which critics say puts the onus on women for “not getting raped” while drunk and is blaming the victim. The ad in question depicts a woman’s bare legs on what looks like a tiled bathroom floor with her panties pulled…

Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2011

Behold, Whiskey For Pregnant Ladies

FYI to all pregnant ladies: you can now booze responsibly, sort of. Introducing ArKay, aka “halal whiskey.” ArKay’s website boasts, “this non-alcoholic drink can be considered a soft drink and is suitable for any party occasions.” Alas, whiskey experts have spoken and ArKay doesn’t hold a candle to the real deal. The Scotch Whiskey Association i…

Stefanie Blejec / November 22, 2011

The Vodka Tampon: It’s Not Just For Girls!

Lock up the Kotex, Mom and Dad! Teens are apparently inserting vodka-soaked tampons vaginally and rectally to get drunk. Granted, this could be another urban legend like so-called “rainbow parties.” But it also could be a legit way the kids are getting wasted these days: A super-sized tampon can hold about a shot of vodka, and…

Stefanie Blejec / November 10, 2011

Get Your Drinkify On!

Lushes and music lovers (that’s all of us, then?): go ahead and add Drinkify to your list of fail-safe time wasters (if you have one; I do). The website is brand new, having been created over the weekend at Music Hack Day in Boston, and ooh, it is cool and I could do it all…

Rachel Krause / November 10, 2011

Morning Quickies: Amy Winehouse Died From Alcohol, Coroner Says

Amy Winehouse died from over-consumption of alcohol, according to a coroner’s report released today. Amy’s blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit when she died on July 23, so she clearly was struggling with sobriety. The Winehouse family released a statement which reads: “It is some relief to finally find out what happened…

Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2011

9 Celebs We Had No Idea Were Addicts

Not every celeb must reach public infamy like Lindsay Lohan or Charlie Sheen to seek help for addiction. We knew him as the funny guy who did an amazing Bill Clinton impersonation on “Saturday Night Live,” but behind the scenes, things weren’t so funny for Darrell Hammond. According to his new memoir, God, If You’re Not Up

Ami Angelowicz / October 25, 2011

Kick-Ass Costume Idea: Wine In A Box

Halloween isn’t just about how many mini Butterfingers you can stuff in your face —  for some of us, it’s also about getting crunk. Why not carry the cheap booze around with you with a costume that incorporates alcohol into its design? Oh yes, we are talking about a wine in a box, the famed drink…

Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2011

5 Ways To Drink Bourbon

My first bourbon experience was at a dark bar in New Orleans, where I ordered “bourbon, on the rocks” because I thought it would make me sound cool. I took one sip and started retching, so the bartender put a sympathetic shot of cola in my glass. “Try it like this,” he said, and I…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 9, 2011

Ron Jeremy Is Selling Rum Now

Diddy has his Circoc and Bethenny Frankel has her Skinnygirl Margaritas. And now Ron Jeremy has his own rum, Ron de Jeremy. (Yeah, we’re not sure what the ‘de’ is about either. Maybe it just sounds classier?) The website Oh No They Didn’t! saw Ron promoting the stuff at a college bar late last night.

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 30, 2011

The Sober Pill Is On The Way

Scientists are hard at work on a pill that will limit the effects of alcohol on our brains, so that we can drink more without acting stupid. An experimental “sober pill” was given to a group of mice who, despite being sufficiently sauced, did not act like drunken a**holes. Uh, how do drunk mice normally…

Ami Angelowicz / September 30, 2011

Evening Quickies: Amy Winehouse’s Toxicology Report Released, No Illegal Drugs Found

No illegal drugs were found in Amy Winehouse’s system when she died on July 23, according to the toxicology report released today. Alcohol was found in Winehouse’s system but it’s unclear if that contributed to her death. [The Hollywood Reporter]
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Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2011

AC/DC Rocks The Wine Making Biz

Today is your very lucky day. Because you can go to your local wine store and ask, “Hey, do you have any bottles of AC/DC?” and they will not look at you like you are crazy. Yep, the rockers from down under have released their own line of vino. Which I find strange because, whe…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 21, 2011

Date Rape Drug Test May Soon Be Available

A test for date rape drugs may soon be available so women can learn in real-time if their drinks have been spiked. All a boozer has to do is dip the test into the drink and the test tells you whether it’s been roofied with either GHB or ketamine. The test works equally well o…

Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2011

Amy Winehouse: Did Alcohol Withdrawal Kill Her?

As Amy Winehouse’s album Back to Black climbs back onto the charts and whispers begin about a treasure trove of unreleased songs, Winehouse’s family has a hunch about what we might find in her toxicology report—that she died from alcohol withdrawal. They believe that laying off the alcohol cold turkey may be what caused Winehouse’…

Pink Beer: New Favorite Of Girly-Girl Drunks Everywhere?

Pink beer is the latest product to be feminized for the fairer sex. Molson Coors, a brewery, is pink-ifying a lager called Animée to be less “masculine” with “clear filtered, crisp rosé and zesty lemon flavors,” according to the UK’s Independent.

Pink beer … sounds like wine. It sounds like champagne, actually. And…

Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2011

Get Loaded For Less!

For those of us who are curbing our spending, but not our appetite for spirits, this handy guide to el cheapo alcoholic beverages will get us loaded for less. Bring on the two-buck-Chuck, bitches! [The Littlest Drunk]…

Ami Angelowicz / July 25, 2011

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt

Jonathan Rhys Meyers of “The Tudors” was reportedly hospitalized this week after trying to commit suicide by overdosing on pills, People and The Sun are reporting. The 33-year-old actor, who’s clocked in five stints in rehab for alcohol abuse over the years, was allegedly found slumped over on the ground by paramedics who responded to…

Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2011
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