Your Weekly Internet Cocktail Hour
Has it really been another week already, lovelies? Well then, pour your day’s first mug of wine and let’s get down to it. As always, I have spent too much time on the Internet so you don’t have to! (We can all live in a co-dependent, Grey Gardens-esque shambles together when we’re old, I promise. Just you, me, and the Internet.)
Reasons to Drink (in case you do these things by occasion):
1. This Saturday, May 18th, is Armed Forces Day here in the US. Have a cold Minty Ginger Bourbon Cooler as a tribute to the hardworking men and women of all US military branches. Get drunk for America! There’s nothing more American than bourbon; you’re literally not allowed to make it anywhere else.
2. The latest incarnation of The Great Gatsby opened last weekend, and if you’d like to entirely miss the point of excess in the Jazz Age, consider it an excuse to invite friends over for a Boozy Book Club and serve a Gin Rickey. Dress vintage and vaguely recall the themes your high school English teacher taught you about Fitzgerald’s classic.
3. Graduation season is upon us! It is time for the bright young people of our nation to leave behind their most difficult binge drinking years for an uncertain and unsteady job market! Prepare them with mason jars wrapped with tassels and filled with Brazilian-style Key Limeade; spiking optional but probably necessary, especially if they have to start paying back student loans right away.
Around the Internet | Booze-related and otherwise
To read: How Social Media Created (And Destroyed) Tila Tequila. Fascinating and depressing. Possibly pair with actual tequila and several grains of salt.
To take: How Millennial Are You? Or are you Jazz Age at heart, old sport?
To put on your wall over the bar: The Cocktail Chart of Film & Literature. Includes Gatsby and more.
For perspective: The World as 100 People.
And last, but certainly not least, your weekly tip on How to Be a Man, From a Woman: Or in this case, a 10-year-old. He has better manners than most adult men I’ve met. Take heed, gentlemen. And ladies. We could all stand to be a little nicer to each other, really, because “we are all planet“. (That last link qualifies as the weirdest thing I found.)
Until next week. Bottoms up, wireless gateways on.
Photo Credit: NYPL Digital Gallery