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Wall Street Journal Columnist James Taranto Compares Campus Sexual Assault To Drunk Driving

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Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto is pretty much that douchey frat boy who you never invite to a party, but somehow ends up there anyway , and you wish he would just go somewhere far, far away so you never had to think about all the obnoxious things he’s said. Remember him? He called the military’s effort to eradicate sexual assault a “war on male sexuality.” He’s tweeted that he hoped the young women whose boyfriends died saving them during the Aurora, Colorado, shooting were “worthy of the sacrifice.”  So it should come as no surprise to you that he is blaming rape victims for drinking.  Keep reading »

Forget Birds, Flags & Mottos: What’s Your State Cocktail?

While the rest of us were struggling through The Great Gmail Outage Of 2014, Buzzfeed was doing the lord’s work and matching up every single state with a signature cocktail. Their results are mapped out above, but you can read about your state’s ideal libation in more detail here. What do you think of your state’s choice? I’m feeling a bit ashamed that I lived in Oregon for 27 years and never tried a Flaming Ring of Fire, although now that I’ve relocated to Tennessee, a Lynchburg Lemonade sounds miiiiighty fine. May I propose a toast to drinkable geography lessons? Cheers! [Buzzfeed]

Millennials Discover Fine Wine With Tasting Room, The Netflix Of Wine

The Millennial generation, which includes the youngest legal drinkers, is consuming more wine than previous generations, and they’re educating themselves about it too! Rather than bring a six-pack to the party, and guzzle beers with their college roommates, they’re enjoying fine wine and sharing their love and knowledge with friends. It’s certainly more refined, but is it as much fun? And how can a 21-year-old possibly learn to appreciate wine in the short time it has been made available to them? Keep reading »

Breaking News: Men Are Going To Bars And Talking About Feelings

Men Talk About Their Feelings At Bars

Apparently, we’ve totally misjudged what dudes do when they go to the bar. Watch sports? Sit in virtual silence with each other? Get shitcanned? Come home and vomit in the sink? Nope. Well, maybe sometimes. But in addition to that a new study done in Scotland found that men like to go the bar for more personal reasons. According to researchers men between the ages of  30  and 50 who regularly socialized at bars experienced positive boosts to their mental health. Not only did buying each other pints help middle-aged maintain their friendships, but researchers found that it also gave them a safe space to “open up and talk about their emotions.” Awwww shit. Busted, guys. Keep reading »

Social Media Has Its Own Drinking Game, And It’s Kind Of Scary

Don't Try This At Home!

Social media’s latest nightmare hashtag, #neknominating, is something of an interwebs drinking game. One could compare it to the boozy version of Rickrolling, except unlike an ’80s jam, Neknominating can get you killed.

Neknominating typically involves a group of bros filming themselves necking/chugging drinks via some outrageous stunt and encouraging others to do the same. When they post the footage on their social networks, they nominate a friend to join in the game and challenge them to top their antics. One Facebook user puts it pretty aptly in his description:

“Neck your drink. Nominate another. Don’t break the chain, don’t be a dick. The social drinking game for social media! #neknominate. Drink Responsible.”

A video clip of a dude drinking beer out of a toilet bowl is definitely vom-worthy, but not too far off from what you’d expect to see at your local frat house, right? As the clips go on, however, the stunts get worse and worse. Jumping off a bridge and lighting your clothes on fire isn’t quite so entertaining as it is cringeworthy. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Assorted Thoughts After Two Months Of Not Really Drinking

My Drinking Sabbatical
What prompted Amelia to go without booze the first time around. Read More »
Thankful For 12 Steps
Why Amelia is thankful for her weekly 12 step meetings. Read More »
I Quit Drinking
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What happens when our author quit her epic boozing. Read More »
Girl Talk: Assorted Thoughts After Two Months Of Not Really Drinking

Up until two months ago, I was drinking, on average, a bottle of wine a night. I don’t know if that makes me an alcoholic. I wasn’t going out and getting blotto at bars; I was coming home from work, pouring myself glass after glass while I did responsible adults things, like laundry, cooking dinner, watching “Scandal,” scowling at OK Cupid messages, and getting ahead on work tasks. I wasn’t sending inadvisable drunk texts, maybe because I wasn’t even drunk — my tolerance was that high. But I was doing it night after night, all the while thinking, I should probably take it down a notch. Drink less. I’ll start tomorrow. Keep reading »

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