Sunday, January 06, 2008

First in a series: Modern Drunkard's 86 Rules of Boozing

I should have subscribed to Modern Drunkard magazine at least two years ago, but I still haven't done it. I shall rectify that soon. In the meantime, to make amends, I shall post selected excerpts from the magazine's "86 Rules of Boozing" — the ones that pertain to beer.

Rule No.8: "When the bartender is slammed, resist the powerful urge to order a slightly-dirty, very-dry, in-and-out, super-chilled half-and-half martini with a lemon twist. Limit orders to beer, straight shots and two-part cocktails."


Bill said...

My neighbor had a subscription to that a couple years ago. It's pretty entertaining.

He only received about half the issues, which I guess is what you'd expect from a magazine put out by a bunch of drunks.

Lee said...

One of the funniest things ever: Back when Jack Daniel's announced they were going to lower the alcohol content in Old No. 7 from 86 proof to 80, the Associated Press actually quoted the Modern Drunkard publisher as a source. Of course, he was pissed about it. The Jack Daniel's spokesman had a rather snippy response: "We don't think it's appropriate to have a magazine called Modern Drunkard dictate how we make our whiskey."