Invent a New Drink

Booze and its effects have been present in our lives since the dawn of humanity. As Wikipedia knows, “drinking is documented in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles, in the Qur’an, in art history, in Greek and Roman literature as old as Homer, and in Confucius’s Analects”. To keep this venerable tradition alive, I’d like to… Continue reading Invent a New Drink

Barbecue Laws

An interesting excerpt from the (excellent) book Willpower by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney: In nineteenth-century America […] there was a social convention called the “barbecue law,” which meant that all the men who gathered for a barbecue were expected to drink until they were soused. To refuse a drink entailed a serious insult… Continue reading Barbecue Laws