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The Super Mario Drinking Game

Most drinking games involve some type of board game, a movie or TV show or another physical game in which you drink every time X happens (Trump says "great," someone lands on a green square, your dog farts, what have you). But how often do you turn video games into drinking games at your house? The folks over at iMore have turned Super Mario Party into a drinking game with some really easy rules to follow, so be sure to check it out!

Six Degrees of Tasty Bacon

There's a lot you can do with a rasher
  1. BLT: The Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich is a classic summer treat from my childhood. Back then, we made them with fresh, locally grown tomatoes, from ours or a neighbor's garden, fresh lettuce (not iceberg), real mayonaise, and freshly toasted bread. My mom was a fan of Pepperidge Farm (or "fahm") white bread, freshly toasted. Lately, I've been enjoying them with freshly toasted whole wheat bread, and I'm told by a trusted authority that the very best BLT is made with fresh toasted sourdough. I notice that a Google search for perfect BLT results in a lot of hits, mostly on white bread. I'm intrigued by the addition of avocado, but really, isn't that just going to dilute the crunchy, chewy bacony goodness?

Toddy

A Toddy, since around the seventeenth century is at its most basic, a hot beverage made with spirits (typically rum or whiskey), sweetening, and a flavoring ingredient. Today, as the phrase "hot toddy" suggests, we think of a toddy as something to be served warmed, most often in the winter months, often after skiing, or snowboarding. In earlier times a toddy could be served hot or cold, and the luxury of ice in an alcoholic beverage was something especially favored in hot climates.

Gin, Juniper and Dutch Courage

The word gin, in reference to the clear spiritous liquor famed in the form of Gin and Tonic,

and the classic martini, is derived ultimately from the French word genièvre, or the Dutch version of the French word, jenever. Both genièvre and jenever refer to the plant known in English as juniper. Juniper is fairly common throughout the world; in New England Juniperus communis is found in fields or abandoned pastures in the form of low-lying spreading evergreens that look vaguely like herbacious coral reefs with small blue-gray fragrant berries, and tiny seed cones. While the berries were traditionally used in the Middle Ages and Renaissance to flavor meats, sauces and stews, it is the seed cones which are still used in the second distillation to flavor gin.

Zirh Introduces a Booze-Soap Line

At the end of a long, hard night drinking out on the town, it’s likely that you will have at least some alcohol on your body, your top, your jeans,  your purse, your man-bag, your Iphone, your Ipad, or whatever else you might happen to have with you. If you aren’t going out, however, and would like to pretend that you’ve been out for a wild night on the town in order to impress your friends, you can now use Zirh’s booze-inspired scented soaps.

Will Pabst Blue Ribbon Be China's New Favorite Expensive Drink?

There is one extremely good reason not to be in China right now: Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, which is the cheap, American beer that is perfect for either poor college students or those who like to drink the equivalent of piss in a can, is not only expensive in China, it is being marketed as an exotic and specialty alcoholic beverage to the unsuspecting Chinese.

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