Cancer Free, The Way to Be

Posted in Beer, Drinking with tags , , on January 17, 2008 by Steve

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More proof that beer is good for you. 

Researchers in Germany say that a cancer-fighting substance found in hops could be enhanced to brew a special anti-cancer beer.

I don’t think I’ve read a better story all year. I know the year is young, but the only news that could be better would be “Drinking on the job now acceptable.” I don’t see that happening this year, or anytime soon, so cancer fighting beer is the number one story.

Imagine a world full of beer with no cancer.

Amazing isn’t it?

So drink up, and stay cancer free.

-Steve

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Flaming Shot

Posted in Drinking, Drunk, Uncategorized with tags , , on January 10, 2008 by Steve

The flaming shot. It’s an amateur move for sure, but it looks cool. The problem is that a lot of people don’t know how to take this shot. They can make it, and light it on fire and that’s where their “smartness” ends.

Example 1

This dude is not smart. And the chick that says “Oh my gawd” is even worse.

Example 2

Not only does this guy burn himself and his friend’s pants, he sucks at taking a shot. He tries to pour it in his mouth. What an idiot.

If you do happen to have a flaming shot sitting in front of you and the thought crosses your mind to drink it.

BLOW IT OUT FIRST.

-Steve

Don’t Just Drink it

Posted in Drinking, Other Uses, Recipe with tags , on January 8, 2008 by Steve

We all love beer right? RIGHT!? Well not only is beer delicious and good for you, but it can be used for all sorts of things that aren’t drinking related. Here is the story.

Below I have chosen some of my favorites;

CLEAR UP BROWN SPOTS IN YOUR LAWN
According to Andrew Lopez, a professional gardener, the fermented sugars in beer stimulate plant growth and kill fungi. He recommends spraying either home brew or Rolling Rock (both are chemical-free) on those annoying brown spots in your lawn. (Either that, or just stop peeing there.) “The grass will absorb the sugar in the beer and draw energy from it,” Lopez explains.

KILL SLUGS
Gather a few empty salsa jars (or similar wide-mouth containers) and fill them a third of the way with cheap beer. Then bury them about 15 feet from your garden, girlfriend, or whatever you’re trying to protect. Make sure the rims are almost level with the soil surface. For some reason, slugs love beer. They’ll find the traps, drop in, and drown. Do this in the evening, let them party all night, and give them an honorable burial in the morning

BUILD YOUR NEXT HOME
Earthship, a house in New Mexico, has walls made of empty beer cans and concrete. Amy Duke, a spokeswoman, explains that instead of using forms for the cement, builders put down alternating layers of mortar and cans. You can do the same to create retaining walls for gardens and other landscaping. Earthship also contains a thermal-mass refrigerator that uses full cans of beer as insulation. The cans line the walls of the unit, helping keep the temperature constant while minimizing energy usage. A ceiling vent allows frigid desert air to flow in during the night. The beer absorbs this cold, but never freezes because of its alcohol content. When the hatch is closed during the day, the beer releases the coolness. The same thing happens when you open one and drink it.

ROAST CHICKEN
To make “Swampman Dan’s Drunken Chicken,” buy a few medium-size whole birds and a six-pack of beer. Drink half a can of beer, cut off the top third of the can, and add 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 2 Tbsp liquid crab boil, and 1 tsp creole seasoning.

Then shove the can into the chicken and place it in a secure, standing position on the grill. As the brew boils, it’ll intoxicate the bird with flavor. Takes about 1 hour.

TAME A WILD HAIR
A few drops of beer is sticky enough to subdue any sudden uprising on your eyebrow or scalp that you spot in a barroom mirror. Just wet your index finger and demurely slick it down. Think of it as Miller mousse.

These are just 5 of the 32 ideas they have for using beer. I’m sure there are more than that too. Do you do things with beer other than just drink it?

-Steve

A Drink a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Posted in Drinking, Uncategorized with tags on January 3, 2008 by Steve

Health benefits from alcohol? Damn right! According to scientists (not just random drunk people anymore), alcohol in moderation is actually good for you.

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They say that one alcoholic drink a day will help with all kinds of stuff.

  • Your heart
  • Your pancreas
  • Your Joints
  • Your over all health

Sometimes I like to combine 2 weeks worth of 1 beer a day into a 1 night event. Just to make sure I’m getting all the benefits of alcohol.

I will drink to that, and I hope you all will too.

-Steve

About Bloody Time

Posted in Drinking, Drunk, Hangover, Recipe with tags , on January 2, 2008 by Steve

After a night of hard drinking you will wake up either drunk or hung-over. Being drunk is not the problem, it’s the coming down from being drunk and being hung-over that is the problem. The solution; a Bloody Mary.

Bloody Mary

There are 3 types of morning drinkers. There is the person who drinks a Bloody Mary, a person who drinks a screwdriver, and the person who drinks what they would normally drink at night. There is nothing wrong with any of these choices. I have in my few years drinking been all three of them at different points. And as of right now, I am in Bloody Mary mode.

There are a hundred different ways to make a Bloody Mary. You can garnish them with just about anything you can think of. One bar I go to puts beef jerky into them. Another bar I go to just puts pickles and olives in them. It all depends on where you go. But making your own is the best.

Here is a recipe from drinksmix.com

Here’s the classic Bloody Mary recipe. Enjoy!

1 1/2 ounces (1 jigger) vodka
1/2 cup tomato juice
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Worcestershire sauce to taste
Tabasco to taste
1 celery stick for garnish
1 lemon wedge for garnish

Combine the vodka, the tomato juice, the lemon juice, the Worcestershire sauce, the Tabasco, 1 cup ice cubes, and salt and pepper to taste, shake the mixture well, and strain it into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish the Bloody Mary with the celery stick and the lemon wedge.

Serves 1.

So fellow drinkers, go out and have a few for me while I’m at work.

 What kind of morning drinker are you? How do you like your bloody?

-Steve

DWI of the Year

Posted in Drinking, DWI/DUI with tags , , on January 1, 2008 by Steve

Here at Don’t Eat the Worm we don’t condone drinking and driving. It is a dumb and reckless move that can cost not only you your life but an innocent person. (Not saying you’re guilty.)

BUT

Meagan Harper is now a god in DWI/DUI circles. She was busted in Oregon with a .55 BAC. The legal limit in Oregon is .08.

The SmokingGun.com has her mug shot and more details on the story.

So congratulations Meagan you’re DETW’s first DWI of the year winner!