Beer aficionados are pouncing at the rare opportunity to buy one of the world’s most elusive and revered beers for the first – and perhaps only – time in the United States. It is called Westvleteren XII, and it is often hailed as the “world’s best beer” by reviewers and fans. Westvleteren XII is produced by Trappist monks in Belgium and sold at the abbey of Saint Sixtus in the [...]
Belly fat associated with increased risk of osteoporosis in men
This fat reduces how much growth hormone is secreted, which plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones
Men with excessive fat around their middles aren’t just putting their hearts under strain – they are also at risk of weaker bones.
A study from Harvard Medical School found men with beer bellies had a higher chance of developing osteoporosis, a disease usually associated with [...]
Beer For Breakfast: 16% of the Calories Consumed by U.S. Public Are From Alcohol
from Silver Vigilante:
According to Food Product Designs, 16% of all calories consumed by those in the US are from alcoholic beverages. Nearly one-third of men, 32.7%, and almost one in five women, 18%, take in some amount of calories from alcohol on each day. The men intake three times the amount (150 vs 50) of women. While men drink [...]
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Some of the reporters covering tonight’s presidential debate at Hofstra University in Long Island may be F.W.I.–filing while intoxicated. Anheuser-Busch is apparently a sponsor of tonight’s rhetorical battle and the beer company has set up a “hospitality tent” outside the media filing center where reporters are being treated to free food, brews and souvenir glasses.
The beers being served at the debate are apparently Anheuser-Busch’s “small batch” brews. [...]
WASHINGTON — Nix the flags and the podium. Cue the opulent 18-foot tower of gold-bottled French champagne.
When President Obama addresses an elite roster of hipsters and multimillionaires, including hosts Beyoncé and Jay-Z, in New York tonight, he will do so next to a custom-designed tower of $800-per-bottle champagne that dominates the main room at Jay-Z’s 40/40 nightclub.
The 350-bottle champagne tower — designed by Jeffrey Beers — is a monument to [...]
President Obama stopped by the Iowa State Fair yesterday and bought voters beer at the Bud Tent.
“Hey everyone who’s over 21, you gotta buy a beer!” Obama said, according to the pool report, as he stopped by the party tent where one person was holding a Romney sign
August 8, 2012
Movie popcorn has often been criticized for its high calorie count, but now the tasty treat may harm more than just your waistline.
A recent study has found that diacetyl, an ingredient in popcorn responsible for its buttery flavor and smell, may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, UPI.com reported.
The scientists said they focused on the substance, because it has already been associated with respiratory and other health issues in [...]
NAPLES, Fla. — After being arrested for DUI, an East Naples man was taken to the hospital, where deputies say he bit a nurse and attacked staff, threatening to eat their faces off and rape their wives.
Giovani Martinez, 21, of the 1700 block of 54th Terrace Southwest, was arrested Saturday by Collier deputies at Airport Pulling Road and U.S. 41.
According to an arrest report, deputies observed a small car traveling [...]
February 13, 2012
Samuel L. Jackson said he voted for President Obama because of his color: “I voted for Barack because he was black. ’Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them,” the actor says in an outspoken interview in the March issue of Ebony.
Jackson sounds off on his feelings for Obama to writer Kevin Powell, saying: “That’s American politics, pure and simple. [Obama’s] message didn’t mean [bleep] [...]
(TSG) An early morning game of drunken bumper cars–using Walmart handicap scooters–was broken up Saturday morning by Louisiana cops who arrested a 22-year-old man who copped to driving to the store while intoxicated.
Officers with the West Monroe Police Department arrived at the Walmart around 2:30 AM in response to a call about a disturbance. Store management told cops that a group of intoxicated suspects were “playing ‘bumper cars’ with the [...]
As you’ve all heard, one of our own was critically injured this week when police forcibly broke up an “Occupy Oakland” event. Scott Olsen did two tours in Iraq with the Marines, only to come home and have his skull fractured by a tear gas canister. While our prayers go out to Scott and the Olsen family, our task is to get organized.
With more and more veterans joining Occupy movements [...]
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — They’re pulling in fat paychecks, but now they’re also homeless.
In the town of Williston, N.D., America’s newest oil boomtown, more than 6,000 job seekers have come from every corner of the country looking for work. Yet, oil companies and other developers haven’t been able to build housing units fast enough.
In the past year, only about 2,000 new housing units have been built, leaving many workers out in [...]
September 25, 2011
So, a couple of guys walk into a Hooters in Colorado Springs, sit down and order some beers, and then start following one of the young, scantily-clad waitresses with their eyes. Sounds like a typical night at Hooters, right? Except the two guys were undercover cops who were, uh, “working.” In fact, they were there, according to reports, on a sting [...]
HUDSON, Florida (AP) — A man told Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies he had about 10 beers too many as he celebrated his birthday.
Fifty-eight-year-old James Taylor says he drank 48 beers on Thursday evening, prompting a stern lecture from a deputy for causing a disturbance at Hudson Beach.
Officials say Taylor, a transient, left the beach. But he came back, and officials say this time he caused such [...]
From vomit bags to Haribo candy, there is certainly no shortage of strange royal wedding memorabilia. But so far, it’s possible nothing has come out that will make the queen blush quite like what Scottish brewing company Brew Dog introduced today.
Known for its eccentric brews, Brew Dog has announced a creation made specifically for the royal wedding. It’s called “Royal Virility Performance,” and it’s [...]