News Flash: "Shoe Bomb" Jokes Are Not Appropriate Airplane Banter

News Flash: "Shoe Bomb" Jokes Are Not Appropriate Airplane Banter

Ah yes, alcohol and planes mix together once again — resulting in three days of jail for one St. Louis man who thinks “shoe bombs” are funny.

It's Midnight Somewhere…

It's Midnight Somewhere…

It’s New Year’s Eve, and we have some drinking suggestions for you.

Terrifying Website Tells You How Many Calories You Drank Last Night

Terrifying Website Tells You How Many Calories You Drank Last Night

If you’d like to feel bad, we have a link for you. The BBC’s “Alcohol Experiment” shows you the amount of calories you consumed while drinking last night — or any night — and then translates them into (British) food.

United Airlines Pilot Is Too Drunk To Fly

United Airlines Pilot Is Too Drunk To Fly

This whole “drunks on a plane” thing is getting out of control. First it was the passengers, then the flight attendants… now it’s the pilots.

Safeway IDs Everyone In Your Party When You Buy Beer

Safeway IDs Everyone In Your Party When You Buy Beer

Daniel went to his local Safeway with his brother to buy some beer. Daniel had his ID, but his brother didn’t—but that’s okay, because Daniel was the one buying the beer. The cashier, however, felt otherwise, and wouldn’t complete the transaction without carding both of them. The store manager told him “the policy is, at the discretion of the clerk, to check the ID of every person present.”

This "Labor Day" Car Ad Was Very Well Thought Out Indeed

This "Labor Day" Car Ad Was Very Well Thought Out Indeed

Reader David asks:

POLL: Does The Current Drinking Age Limit Actually Encourage Binge Drinking?

POLL: Does The Current Drinking Age Limit Actually Encourage Binge Drinking?

A new campaign arguing that the 21-year-old drinking age is not working, and that it “has created a culture of dangerous binge drinking” on college campuses has been signed by an eclectic group of over 100 college presidents, including those of Duke, Dartmouth, The Ohio State University, and Johns Hopkins.

America's 15 Hardest Drinking Cities

America's 15 Hardest Drinking Cities

Ah, Consumer Behavior. Forbes took a look at the CDC’s 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey (BRFSS) and ranked 33 cities based on their resident’s answers to three survey questions:

25 Delicious Summer Wines For Under $25

25 Delicious Summer Wines For Under $25

You can’t have a good summer without good wine, but good wine doesn’t need to be expensive. Forbes compiled an excellent list of 25 delicious wines that won’t leave your wallet feeling light and woozy.

Woman Punches JetBlue Flight Attendant In The Face For Not Letting Her Smoke

Woman Punches JetBlue Flight Attendant In The Face For Not Letting Her Smoke

Once again we remind you not to drink too much at the airport before getting on your flight. We know airports are boring and sad and they make you want to kill the pain with copious amounts of gin. Don’t do it — or you could end up punching a JetBlue flight attendant in the face.

Drunk Passenger Gets Jail Time, Has To Reimburse American Airlines $7,757

Drunk Passenger Gets Jail Time, Has To Reimburse American Airlines $7,757

The first sign that Russell Petrie was too drunk to fly was probably when he boarded the plane and yelled “let’s party and have some drinks!”

Drinking And Shopping Probably Not A Good Mix

Drinking And Shopping Probably Not A Good Mix

We can’t imagine getting through the crowds today without doing a shot of something first, but both the Houston Chronicle and the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas say it’s probably not a good idea—you end up doing things like buying a massage chair from Sharper Image and not remembering anything about it when it shows up at your front door the next day.

Teens Prefer Liquor To Beer, Hate Wine

Teens Prefer Liquor To Beer, Hate Wine

The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report claims that teens prefer bourbon, rum, scotch, whiskey, and vodka to beer. Why should you care? Regulators and policy makers use the statistics to develop beverage-specific measures to combat underage drinking, “including increasing alcohol excise taxes and increasing restrictions on the distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages.” The CDC studied high schoolers in Nebraska, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Wyoming, and found the following:

Drunks On A Plane: Inebriated Concert Pianist Threatens To Murder Flight Attendant

Drunks On A Plane: Inebriated Concert Pianist Threatens To Murder Flight Attendant

David S. Howell must have thought he was so smooth: Sneaking a water bottle full of vodka onto a full United flight out of Chicago. Too bad he drank most of its contents in the first 30 minutes, then threatened to kill a male flight attendant.

Sultry-Voiced Talking Urinal Cakes Remind Men Not To Drink And Drive

Sultry-Voiced Talking Urinal Cakes Remind Men Not To Drink And Drive

“Big guy” ? Why, thanks for noticing, sultry-voiced urinal cake!

Target, Kohls Pull “Drinking Games”

“The board games, which have been sold for several years, contain no alcohol, and they may be bought by people of any age. It’s unclear whether such games have been linked to any deaths or serious injuries, but the controversy over them comes as anti-abuse groups are stepping up efforts to reduce binge drinking, particularly among teens and young adults.”

Drink Yourself Rich

Drink Yourself Rich

How to get ahead in business? Skip college. Skip the job fair. Head straight to the old man bar at the corner and start passing out the business cards.

Australian Scientists: Drink Diet Mixers To Really Get Loaded

Australian Scientists: Drink Diet Mixers To Really Get Loaded

Sipping on that fluorescent green drink with the umbrella coming out of it makes you more than just a total fruit; it also makes you drunker.