Small wonder one finds oneself drinking more and more at home, given governments’ general hostility toward the constituents of a proper boozer. The Colony Room will soon be shuttered. ‘I see it as my living room, and my only real goal is to send people away happier than when they came in. The drink helps. [...]
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Biologists report that the walrus, while possessing a highly developed sense of humor, suffers from an insufficiently evolved palate. DEWAR’S 18-YEAR-OLD FOUNDERS RESERVE, BLENDED All right, guys, keep in mind that Iâ€™m new to this. I taste… fruit. Berries, maybe â€” or grapes. Oh, and itâ€™s also sort of peppery, but then thereâ€™s this sweet [...]
The irascible Jack Shafer writes in praise of booze in the newsroom. It’s easy to reduce all of what is wrong with American journalism to the near industrywide ban on booze in the newsroom. So I will. Hear, hear!
Had a perfectly horrible Sidecar on Saturday evening at a local called Fat Cat and was forced to drink beer for the remainder of the evening. At least they had the Belgians. Is a Sidecar–1/4 lemon, 1/2 oz. Triple Sec, 1 oz. brandy–really so difficult? My Montana correspondent has forwarded some “Internet humour” making the [...]
The conservative television journalist Stephen Colbert reports on absinthe’s dangers and asks the youth of America to join him in a pledge of abstinence from absinthe. I am, of course, concerned by any call for temperance, but given the substandard absinthe that is being peddled these days, I suppose that abstaining from it can’t do [...]
Jason Wilson is a man after my own heart. I don’t normally care to dirty my hands in the kitchen, but perhaps it’s time for that to change. I had thought that drinking would be enow to while away my golden years, but likely I would enjoy making the drinks as well.
Something called “Orange Slice Jello Shots.” I mean, really.
Apparently this is how they celebrate a birthday in Australia. Call me a crank, but I was quite honestly unsurprised by the nature of the injury. Though the moment before it took place painted an image I’ll not soon forget.
When it came time to build a bar with which to better entertain their guests, these young fellows decided to hit the books.
Binge drinking is as old as the very concept of higher education, but in my day, the porters made us clean up after ourselves. Ian Herd, domestic bursar, said the incidents of vomit had occurred in the Michaelmas term, and confirmed the outside porters are vaccinated as a precaution.