Cautionary Tales Video Clips

Which Alcohol Gives The Worst Hangover?

Comedian George Burns once quipped, “It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or the fourteenth.” If you’re planning a boozer of a weekend, you might be interested to find out which of your alcoholic drinks are likely to give you a moerse babbelas the following morning.

In this short, DNews talks about veisalgia, the congeners that flavour and colour your drinks, and whether you should drink liquor before beer.

[via Digg | Bucket Perspective by Kylie Woon]

Arty Awesomeness Video Clips

Phantom Cocktails

There’s no slow motion like phantom slow motion. You may recall the fun night that Tom Guilmette had with his Phantom Flex camera in a hotel room. This time, film maker Ty Migota uses a similar camera to capture various drinks and cocktails being destroyed. The majority of the shots were filmed at 5,000 frames per second, except for the martini shots, which were done at 8,900 fps. The clip is set to “Here’s a Little Something for Ya” by the Beastie Boys.

[via Laughing Squid]

Arty Eating and Drinking Featured Photoworthy

Booze is Beautiful Under the Microscope

American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.” While you may be aware that alcohol can bring out the beauty of a great many things, you may be surprised to know that there is an inner beauty to it. American firm Bevshots from Tallahassee, Florida creates wonderfully psychedelic artworks by placing a variety of alcoholic beverages under the microscope.

To create their images, a drop of the drink — be it a beer, a Bloody Mary, coffee liqueur, Zinfandel, or just straight whiskey — is placed on a slide in an airtight container and dried for up to four weeks. The residue is then viewed under a laboratory microscope and magnified up to a 1,000 times. The resulting micrographs show the crystallised carbohydrates that have turned to sugars and glucose. Each drink seems to have a wonderfully unique and colourful structure to it. Have a look at some of these alcoholic works of art after the jump.


Asher Roth: Loving the College Life

Asher Roth is a 23-year old white rapper from rural Pennsylvania whose debut album “Asleep in the Bread Aisle” charted to the #1 spot on iTunes top 10 albums within 24 hours since its release. Sold out in-stores across the US, major retailers underestimated the grass roots support that Roth has received from blogs, magazines, and the hip-hop community for his raps on suburbia and varsity life.

Asleep in the Bread Aisle has received mixed reviews – praised for its old-school influenced sound, but also criticized for its limited subject matter.

Smoking weed, having sex, and swearing is hardly riveting material, and when Asher can’t turn these topics into something clever, it becomes tiresome

His party-rap single “I Love College” about weed, beer, drunk women, and frat parties unsurprisingly scored 36,128,311 plays on MySpace and logged another 6 million views on YouTube. Check it out.

What did you think – was it refreshing, irritating, bland? Drop us a comment.

Animal Kingdom Cautionary Tales Weirdness

Raccoon Fends Off Pervert, Penis Takes Brunt of Attack

Whichever way you try it, bestiality is impractical. But that didn’t prevent a drunk Russian man from trying to get jiggy with a furry raccoon. The raccoon, Mildred (*not real name*) obviously had a headache or didn’t want to put out on the first date, and promptly spurned Alexander Kirilov’s advances by biting off his penis!

Plastic surgeons are trying to restore his mangled manhood.

“He’s been told they can get things working again but they can’t sew back on what the raccoon bit off,” said a pal.

“That’s gone forever so there isn’t going to be much for them to work with.”

Full article at The Sun.

Entertainment Movie Reviews

Blu-ray Review: Superbad

In Superbad, best friends Evan (Michael Cera) and Seth (Jonah Hill) are two weeks away from graduating high school, and are desperate to lose their virginity before going off to different colleges in the fall. They are, however, far from popular — Evan is a shy sweater-wearing geek and Seth is chubby potty-mouth who can turn any conversation into a lewd sexual innuendo.

Seth has finally scored them an invite to a house party but only if he can bring booze for the under-age crowd. The only problem is that both Evan and Seth aren’t old enough to buy alcohol legally, but their uber-geeky friend Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) says he can organize an ID. Optimism quickly fades as Fogell rocks up with the horrendously fake ID claiming he’s a 25-year-old Hawaiian organ donor whose name is simply, McLovin.

Is this the start of a slippery slope to disaster? Find out after the jump.