Category Archives: Booze

Heard It Through the Grapevine: More Scientific Infrastructure Problems

Our usual plaint about the state of research infrastructure: One of the ridiculous things about many depictions of science in TV and movies is the notion that there’s this huge infrastructure: shiny labs (which are always neat and spacious), high-tech … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Booze, Funding, Plants

Comfort, Denied

Observed on River Street, Beacon Hill, Boston:

Posted in Booze, Boston

House GOP, You’re Drunk–And That’s Neither Hyperbole Nor A Joke

We noticed this from an interview with Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson (boldface mine): In a Tuesday interview, Rep. Alan Grayson charged that Republican House members have been literally intoxicated while casting votes on the continuing resolutions that set the stage … Continue reading

Posted in Booze, Conservatives, We're Really Fucked | 5 Comments

An Alternative Explanation for the Prediliction of the Comfortable (and Wealthy) to Binge Drink: It’s (Economic) Class, Stupid

A couple of weeks ago, the CDC released a report about binge drinking, where binge drinking is defined as having five or more drinks in one sitting. But, on The Atlantic’s website, a bar owner (for fuck’s sake, consider the … Continue reading

Posted in Booze, Economics | 4 Comments

I Suppose This Is Worth Substantiating, But Is Anyone Surprised?

This PLoS Medicine article came across the transom, with the following summary: These findings indicate that, in Finland, living alone is associated with an increased risk of alcohol-related mortality. Because of the study design, it is impossible to say whether … Continue reading

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