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They still like to get embarrassingly drunk while playing humiliating drinking games and taking endless photos of themselves to prove their having a good time, so it looks like everything's the same as it always was.
I took a tour of some of America's finest chain restaurant bars so that I could not only drink a few affordable beers, but also learn more about how we no longer value the simple pleasures of cheap, greasy food and good service.
Brazilians love Bukowski. There are Portuguese translations of Women (Mulheres) and Post Office (Correio) at newspaper kiosks, Bukowski's ugly mug stenciled onto walls in Sao Paulo's Vila Madalena suburb, and tribute bars.
The ABC Board, which operates a statewide monopoly on liquor sales, is funded by a liquor tax and performs its own enforcement. Recently, enforcement has taken the form of a massive crackdown on their only competition: moonshiners.
One balmy Wednesday last December, Jon Taffer stood in the dining room of Scoreboard 2, a dive in Norwalk, California. "I want to start by telling you I don't give a shit about these cameras!" he said. "Saving bars is my life."
Taking a solo trip to the degenerative paradise that is Las Vegas is one of the most heartbreakingly bleak things a person could do. Naturally, I had to do it. And sure enough, it led me to the brink of madness.
For centuries New Zealand flightless birds and slow-moving reptiles lived without fear of native predators. This golden era ended when the British showed up on rat-infested ships. Now rats are the key player in the destruction of the country's forestry.
I've blogged about all the unpalatable shit people get up to on ski seasons for five years. And I'd say I've covered all the major bases: sex, ill-advised drug consumption, orgies, avalanches, immoral workplace behavior, rich delinquents, Russian prostitu…
Incest. Patricide. Cannibalism. Necrophilia. There are certain cross-cultural taboos that we don't necessarily question. And then there's the matter of human effluence. For thousands of years, Hindu practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine have sipped their ow…