Of late, the nationwide news cycle has included some usual suspects (politics, weather, sports etc.), but there’s been one story in particular that has garnered a lot of well-deserved attention: the Flint Water Crisis. If you don’t know what’s going on, here’s the skinny:
Back in April of 2014, the city of Flint, located in Michigan about an hour outside of Detroit, changed its water source from the treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, to the noticeably less clean Flint River. The corrosive new water caused lead from old pipes to seep into the city’s water supply resulting in widespread lead poisoning in anywhere from 6,000 to 12,000 children. This is clearly a big bad deal.
We’re not the type of people who need a reason to drink. If we’re breathing that’s reason enough. But for those who need more, here you go:
1. Playboy: The magazine offered a sneak peek at their first non-nude edition this weekend. It was big news for those that haven’t heard about the diverse collection of websites the Internet offers. Close your eyes and imagine a future where you explain to your grandkids what Playboy was back in your day.
That’s right; today is the day of all days. It’s World Nutella Day – and what a wonderful world it is. If you aren’t a fan of the delectable (and addictive) hazelnut cocoa spread that is Nutella, you might as well quit reading here. To pay this coveted holiday some well-deserved respect, we’ve gathered the tastiest tipsy Nutella recipes for you to celebrate with.
Once again, Match.com has released their report on singles in America. Each year, they study thousands of singles of all ages to determine what gets people going these days. From political views to strange fetishes, this report covers all the bases. Conducted by Dr. Helen Fisher and Dr. Justin Garcia, the study uncovered some unusual insights about what will guarantee you a second date.
What’s better than snagging the latest trendy accessory? Well snagging the latest trendy booze accessory of course. We recently came across two emerging Kickstarters that are boasting some serious innovation, and looking for a little support from enthusiastic investors. Here’s the rundown on both products and what they have to offer, this way you’ll have a one up on all your friends when these products finally hit the shelves.
In four days, the world will once again witness the spectacle that is grown men slamming into each other while in battle for a leather ball. Yes, friends, we’re talking about Superbowl 50. Now, don’t get us wrong, we love football just as much as the next guy (most likely), however we can’t help but face the fact that the game is no longer the main focal point of this television spectacular. Take a poll of your friends, family, and coworkers, and you’ll find that a sizable portion of them watch the Superbowl for the commercials. And we don’t blame them. Over the years, this championship has garnered the astronomical amount of attention needed to make advertisers sell their souls in order to have their attention seeking commercial play for millions of people. So, because of this, we’ve concocted a very simple, yet very worthwhile drinking game to make your viewing experience the best it can be.
Did you know there is such a thing as a cashew fruit? Neither did we, but it has recently come to our attention that people are using the plant to produce a fragrant type of hand crafted alcohol: Feni. Apparently, the native people of Goa, India have been making liquor out of cashew fruit for the past 400 years, establishing the brandy-like booze as the country’s national alcoholic beverage. With that, founders (and local Chicagoans) BJ and Drew decided that it was time Feni arrived in the states, giving all of us the chance to taste the “Spirit of India.”
In honor of this pointless holiday, we’re taking a moment to reflect on one of the great movies Bill Murray has brought us. The infamous film he made in 1993, Groundhog Day, directed by Harold Ramis, follows Bill Murray’s character (who is aptly named Phil) as he lives the same day over and over again. According to Ramis, Murray lives through this torture for 10 whole years. Over this time, he obviously gets more and more frustrated, resulting in quite a lot of risk-taking. However, one of the more tame activities he partakes in is having a drink with his coworker/love interest. So, as we dwell in the fate that Punxsutawney Phil has bestowed upon us, we’ll be sipping on Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks with a Twist.
Ah, the grapefruit. What other piece of fruit offers a tasty twist of both tart and sweet flavors? Sure, you may consider the citrus to be warm weather fare, but seeing as February is National Grapefruit Month, we’re making a special exception. After all, it is flu season, and the extra vitamin C from this nutrient dense juice will only help your cause.