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

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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

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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 »

Greasy Food Makes Hangovers Worse & Other Things You’ll Need To Know On New Year’s Day

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Put Down That Burger

There’s nothing I enjoy more when I’m drunk than stopping by McDonald’s on the way home — the only time I go to Mickey D’s, by the way — and getting myself some chicken nuggets. Something about the greasiness and chickenness and saltiness just hits the drunken spot!

But it turns out I’m doing drunk-snacks all wrong. Keep reading »

Frisky Drinks: 10 Thanksgiving Cocktails To Get You Through The Day

Thanksgiving is so much better when day drinking is involved. A few cocktails in, and suddenly you and your estranged brother are back in bonding mode, you’re brushing off your aunt’s annoying questions, and all your mom’s passive aggressive comments sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher gibberish. Awesome. Whether you choose a light champagne cocktail for your Thanksgiving pregame, or just throw all calorie-counting caution to the wind and opt for homemade eggnog or maple white Russians, we’ve got you covered. Click through for 10 delicious libations to get you through Thanksgiving!

Life Dream Status: A Champagne Vending Machine

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Ladies and gentlemen, behold the world’s first champagne vending machine, which has been unveiled at Selfridge’s department store in London. The shiny dream machine uses a golden robotic arm to gently dispense jewel-encrusted mini bottles of Moet & Chandon champagne for $30 a pop, and I want one of these in my house RIGHT NOW. I know what you’re thinking: But Winona, couldn’t you just fill your fridge with champagne and call it a champagne vending machine? Well… that’s an excellent point. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go buy 100 mini bottles of champagne, some jewels, and a hot glue gun. Cheers! [Daily Mail]

Brooklyn Bar Can’t Get Drunks To STFU, Ups The Drinking Age To 25 On Weekends

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Drunk people are annoying — so annoying, in fact, that a Brooklyn bar is raising their drinking age on weekends to keep the youngest annoying drunks away. Neighbors have been complaining about bar patrons from Phil’s Crummy Corner leaving empties in their planters and screaming in the streets until 4 a.m.  So now the joint will no longer admit drinkers younger than 25 after 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, a plan they referred to as becoming a “quiet family place” (instead of a combination sports bar/Latin American restaurant, which is what Yelp calls it). Phil’s Crummy Corner is even hiring a bouncer to keep those young’uns out, too. Noisy assholes will have to find someplace else to drink … just stay out of Queens, please. [DNAinfo New York] [Image of drunk people via Shutterstock]

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