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Pennsylvania Man Arrested For DUI Wearing “Drunk Lives Matter”

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Elwood R Gutshall III, 44, was wearing a green St. Patrick's Day T-shirt and charged with DUI after police said he made several traffic violations

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CHEERS! How Booze Is Becoming the New Popcorn at Movie Theaters 

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More theater chains are installing bars to pad profits as states relax liquor laws.

Pamela McClintock reports: The drinking song “99 Bottles of Beer” has nothing on Dan Aykroyd‘s Crystal Head Vodka — at least at AMC Theatres. By Aykroyd’s count, the cinema chain has sold 110,000 special Ghostbusters cocktails since last summer using the vodka, movie_drinks-h_2017_0part of a campaign by AMC to boost earnings by hundreds of millions of dollars with increased alcohol sales. “It’s been amazing,” says Aykroyd. “Overall, they’ve bought 7,200 bottles from us.”

[Read the full story here, at Hollywood Reporter]

Forget popcorn and Milk Duds. Booze is the next step in cinemas’ fight against flagging attendance. For decades, local and state laws prevented movie chains from offering alcoholic beverages in regular auditoriums. Only dine-in theaters could offer booze by securing a restaurant liquor license, while some high-end cinemas — including the Landmark and ArcLight in L.A. — offered beer and wine in designated 21-and-over auditoriums. During the past two years, 32 states have relaxed their laws, allowing theaters to serve alcohol in any auditorium.

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“It is the fastest-growing amenity in our industry,” says George Patterson, senior vp food and beverage at AMC. Read the rest of this entry »


Behold: World’s First Breathable Cocktail Bar

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“Visiting the bar will generate the same sort of awe and wonder we have all experienced when gazing up at the night’s sky. Imagine Disney meets De Sade in Barbarella’s castle by way of Medieval Times with flagons of ale.”

Lucy Shaw reports: Food and drink alchemists Bompas & Parr have launched the world’s first breathable cocktail bar in London’s Borough Market. Dubbed “Alcoholic Architecture”, the bar on Cathedral Street features a breathable cocktail cloud that guests can wander through and gulp up.

The immersive experience sees spirits and mixers turned into a cloud of alcohol with the help of humidifiers creating an environment of 140% humidity.

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“When atomised, what we normally think of as drink becomes an immersive, habitable environment – a diffuse form of architecture.”

Visitors are asked to don protective suits and breath in the cocktail vapour, with the alcohol entering the bloodstream through the lungs and eyeballs rather than the liver.

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“We’re going for maximal intensity of cocktail experience. With every breath you take, you notice a fresh botanical or flavour in the spirit that can be hard to discern in a regular drink.”

“The installation draws inspiration from Borough Market’s produce, medieval history and weather to create a sci-fi fantasy where meteorology and mixology collide,” said Sam Bompas, who believes the humidity enhances flavour perception.

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“The installation draws inspiration from Borough Market’s produce, history and weather to create a sci-fi fantasy where meteorology and mixology collide.”

“Visiting the bar will generate the same sort of awe and wonder we have all experienced when gazing up at the night’s sky. Imagine Disney meets De Sade in Barbarella’s castle by way of Medieval Times with flagons of ale,” he added. Read the rest of this entry »


Both Were Drunk. Jake Could Consent? How?

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[VIDEO] Kenyan Politician Nearly Lights Himself on Fire in Attempt to Combat Kenya’s Underground Alcohol Industry

What’s more dangerous: drinking illegal, highly alcoholic beverages possibly laced with methanol, or setting those drinks on fire in front of a crowd?

William Kabogo, governor of Kenya’s Kiambu County, figured that one out the hard way this week when he tried to make a point about just how badly he wants to eliminate Kenya’s underground alcohol industry by lighting a big pile of alcohol-filled bottles on fire….(read more)

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Rachel Lehnardt Update: Sex-In-Bathroom ‘Naked Twister’ Party Mom ‘Remorseful’

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EVANS, Ga. (WSBTV.com)— A Georgia mother accused of having sex with two teenagers during a party that involved alcohol, pot and naked Twister says she’s remorseful about what happened.
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Deputies say Rachel Lenhardt, 35, hosted the party and gave drugs and alcohol to her teenage daughter and her friends.

“She was arrested for furnishing alcohol and marijuana to at least two 16-year-olds. That was not just what the AA sponsor told us, but what was told to us was also corroborated by witnesses that were in the home.”

— Capt. Steve Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says Lenhardt’s Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor told authorities about the party.

An AA sponsor unrelated to the case said the organization focuses on telling the truth. He believes that’s why Lenhardt’s sponsor had no choice but to turn to police when Lenhardt allegedly shared details of the party with her.

“We believe in honesty,” he said. “Most likely the sponsor will guide the sponsee to go ahead and take care of the issue.”

The details laid out in a Columbia County incident report are disturbing. The AA sponsor claims Lenhardt opened up during a sobriety conversation about why she lost custody of her five children.

[Also see – Rachel Lehnardt Loses 5 Kids Over ‘Naked Twister’ Sex Party with Daughter’s Friends]

[More – Georgia Mom Accused of Hosting ‘Naked Twister Party’ for Teen Daughter, Friends]

Lenhardt’s attorney released a statement saying that Lenhardt acknowledges that she acted inappropriately and is remorseful. In the statement below, her attorney also says many of the allegations are exaggerated.

“Mrs. Lehnardt acknowledges that due to recent alcohol abuse she engaged in several acts of inappropriate conduct.  Although, many of the allegations are exaggerated, she is extremely remorseful for what she allowed to occur in her presence and is obtaining professional and pastoral counseling to ensure that this conduct is never repeated.  Mrs. Lehnardt intends to fully cooperate with the legal naked-twister-mom-smsystem to accept complete responsibility for her conduct and to fully atone for her actions.  However, at not time did Mrs. Lehnardt sponsor or facilitate a party for underage minors.  
 
Mrs. Lehnardt has recommitted herself to her faith and her family.  She is hopeful that her children, members of her faith and others will learn from her poor example as to just how easy it is for people to exercise such extremely poor judgment while intoxicated.
 
In regards to the connection this case has with Alcoholics Anonymous, Mrs. Lehnardt continues to participate in and strongly believes in the program.  She truly regrets any negative media coverage that this matter may have had on the organization.”

The report states Lenhardt told the sponsor that she allowed her 16-year-old daughter and friends to party at her Evans, Georgia home with drugs and alcohol. Read the rest of this entry »


Jon Hamm Breaks Silence on Rehab: ‘Life Throws a Lot at You Sometimes’

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The last 24 hours haven’t been easy for Jon Hamm.

As the cast of Mad Men promotes the final season of their hit show (set to premiere April 5), the star has been forced to take his private struggle with alcohol addiction public after news broke Tuesday he recently completed a 30-day treatment program.

“Life throws a lot at you sometimes, and you have to deal with it as much as you can,” Hamm told Australia’s TV Week on Wednesday. “I’ve been very fortunate that throughout the most recent 24-hour period, I’ve had a lot of family and friends support me.”

And though it’s easy to draw parallels between Hamm and his troubled character Don Draper, the actor, 44, demurred to make a concrete connection between his personal life and onscreen work.

“Obviously there can be a lot of discussion about how much of this is related to…

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California’s Neo-Prohibitionists: L.A. City Council to Vote on an Ordinance Banning Alcohol Advertising on City Property


How to Capture a Rogue Bull: Vodka

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GERMANY: Bull Captured After Getting Drunk On Two A Glass Two Glasses A Bottle Two Bottles of Vodka

Jon David Kahn reports:  It all went down in the area around Kallmunz near Regensburg. About six months ago, the bull escaped its owner and went rogue, reportedly hiding out in the Bavarian woods for most of that time.  According to Bavarian Rudfunk radio, the bull was causing concern in the area.

The desperate owner initially appealed to a local veterinary office for permission to shoot and kill the bull. He was denied. Over the course of six months, the owner then attempted to shoot the bull with tranquilizers. But the bull eluded him repeatedly.

The bull found his match in a local farmer whose yard he frequented. The farmer’s first attempts to apprehend the bull proved unsuccessful. He tried catch him with a rope while it was eating from a bucket but the suspicious bull wandered off as the farmer approached. The farmer was too concerned with the bull’s health to fire off a tranquilizer so he turned to a bottle of vodka in hopes of slowing him down.

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Halloween Books For Kids

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