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Texas Brewery Advertises Blonde Ale That “Goes Down Easy,” Offers Eyeroll-Inducing Defense Of How Funny It Is

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Sex jokes and beer go together like bros and cluelessness. Case in point: Deep Ellum Brewery’s  Blonde Ale, which is features a blonde Kewpie doll on the can with the slogan “Goes Down Easy.” The slogan and image is also featured on the side of a hot pink company van. It’s a sexual innuendo about blowjobs — get it?  Clearly that’s what the Texas craft brewery intended when they advertised their smoother alcoholic beverage, with little regard for women who find the suggestion they “go down easy” offensive. Keep reading »

Former Porn Star Jenna Jameson Bombs An Interview Like Whoa

Oh Sugar...
Jenna Jameson interview
Well, this is very uncomfie...

Former adult film star Jenna Jameson appeared on “Good Day New York” to promote her new, erotic novel Sugar and OH SUGAR, it was uncomfortable. She appeared to be under the influence of something — slurring her words and talking about how good she is at being monogamous (even while filming a gang bang?). It was so bad that producers cut her segment short because they were concerned about her mental state. Contrary to what Jameson says, everything does not appear to be going well. Let’s hope she gets the help she needs.[WOW]

Justin Bieber Investigated For Drinking Booze In Texas

  • Texas police are investigating claims that Justin Bieber was drinking booze inside a Houston nightclub.  Club officials say the Biebs was just drinking water, but pictures clearly show him holding a bottle of beer. Sigh. The drinking age in this country is so dumb. [TMZ]
  • Rihanna responded to her photoshoot getting her kicked out of a mosque in Abu Dhabi in the most Rihanna way possible: she posted some nude selfies on Instagram. [US Weekly]
  • Cee Lo plead “not guilty” to one charge of furnishing a controlled substance for possession of Ecstasy. He’ll face four years in prison if convicted. Yesterday, prosecutors backed down from pursuing a rape charge against the singer, who has been accused by a woman of slipping Ecstasy into her drink. [Huffington Post]
  • Melissa McCarthy actually picked out that controversial coat she wore on the cover of Elle, she confirmed. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

Life Dream Status: I Joined The Best Online Wine Club

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Life Dream Status: I Joined The Best Online Wine Club

As previously noted time and time again, I am a wine enthusiast. (Wino, if you’re nasty.) But I’ve recently taken my enthusiasm to a whole other level by becoming a member of Tasting Room by LOT18, an online wine club that tailors each boozy delivery to your specific palate.

Now, normally, I’m pretty low-maintenance about my wine. I’ve got four wine shops within spitting distance of my apartment, so picking up a bottle of red to go with dinner is never a hassle. As much as I love and appreciate wine, and am, in theory, always eager to try new varietals, I find myself sticking to the same handful of wines when I go to the store. The enticing thing to me about joining a wine club is the surprise. But the surprise factor is also what has kept me from joining wine clubs in the past — what if I hate the selection I’m sent? Given how expensive wine clubs tend to be — and their reputation for shilling mediocre vino — it’s never seemed worth the risk. Keep reading »

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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