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Dec 23, 2010

How To Cuddle Correctly

Even the most macho male can admit that cuddling in bed is pretty rad - unless your arm gets trapped underneath a pile of pillows, losing all blood circulation while your girl sleeps easy. I never thought somebody would have the brains or patience to solve this problem of all problems, but I was wrong: here is a list of superior snuggling tips.

Dec 23, 2010

Brew Review: Samuel Adams Winter Lager

When I'm holed up indoors during the winter months I find myself appreciating the taste of beer far more than any other season. Mark it up to cabin fever if you want, but my taste buds pucker up in cold weather. Samuel Adams Winter Lager, one of the brewing company's many great season-specific beers, doesn't disappoint in my constant need for a well-bodied, alcoholic beverage in cool weather.

Aug 21, 2010

Brew Review: Stella Artois

On the rare instance I make it to Happy Hour, my choice of beer is usually one that can take the edge off without being too expensive (and complex) or too cheap (and cheap-tasting). I'd say eight times out of ten, Stella Artois does the job. The pride of Belgium pours a light golden color with plenty of frothy head and bubbles; a grassy, citrus scent gives way to a smell of slightly skunked beer, which isn't very attractive to say the least. Still, its distinct stink is similar to almost every Euro Pale Lager I've encountered, so methinks its hereditary...

Audio Historians Discover First Tune Ever Recorded, Dating Back to 1860

One of the most legit news stories this month has been all but ignored by most media sources, or at...

Mar 30, 2008

Suge Knight Returns to the Limelight, Lowers Entertainment Standards Worldwide

And here we go again, with that whole “keeping it real” adage that gangsta rap motherf***ing swears by. Death Row’s...

Mar 24, 2008

Brew Review: Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale

Being a New Hampshirian (?) at heart, Smuttynose is a beer I have fond memories of, even though I don’t...

Mar 21, 2008

Mar 20, 2008

Steve-O Seeks Salvation, Damns Drugs

From jail to rehab and everything in between, I had the impression that Jackass star Steve-O was just your run-of-the-mill...

Mar 14, 2008

Brew Review: Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)

After trying many classy brews, it’s about time I reviewed an old standby of mine, Pabst Blue Ribbon. A pharmacy...

Mar 6, 2008

Brew Review: Modelo Especial

I cannot for the life of me understand why Modelo Especial gets a bad rap. Sure, the squat bottled brew...

Feb 28, 2008

Brew Review: Old Speckled Hen

A local bar in NYC I stumbled into recently had Old Speckled Hen, an English Pale Ale I’ve never even...

Feb 21, 2008

Brew Review: Killian’s Irish Red

Killian’s Irish Red is located straight in the heart of beer purgatory, where snobbish types and casual drinkers alike don’t...

Feb 18, 2008

STD E-Cards are Great…Unless You’re Receiving One, Which is Totally NOT COOL

Congratulations! You have an STD! (Nope. That’s not funny at all.) What better way to celebrate the most unfortunate of...

Feb 14, 2008

Brew Review: Brooklyn Lager

Being a frequent traveler to New York (don’t worry, Red Sox/Pats/Celtics fans – I’m still a dedicated fan) I find...

Feb 8, 2008

Brew Review: Tecate

What goes well with food? Beer, of course. But what goes well with spicy and salty food? Tecate, of course…?...

Jan 23, 2008

Brew Review: Heineken Lager

People hate anything that’s average, so why settle for anything less than the best? Well, for starters, when money is...