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Drinking Games: King’s Cup

Looking for a good icebreaker game? Need a  good game to play with new people? Then King’s cup is your game.   No matter the variation of King’s Cup you’re playing, the basic premise is the same. GET DRUNK.  You will need:  a deck of cards; a “king’s” cup (although not necessary) plenty of beer or some […]


Drugs: Robo-Trippin’ (Dextromethorphan, or DXM)

Dextromethorphan (also, DXM or DM) is a dissociative hallucinogenic drug used as a cough suppressant (antitussive) in cold medicines. Examples include Mucinex DM, Robitussin, NyQuil, and Dimetapp. Recreational users of DXM ingest anywhere from ten to seventy-five times the recommended dosage of ten to sixty milligrams, seeking euphoria along with a dissociative trip. The act of getting high on DXM is […]


Drugs: Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide)

Nitrous oxide (affectionately, “laughing gas”) is a dissociative hallucinogenic drug used as an analgesic  in dentistry and surgery. Recreational users of this colorless gas are looking for its euphoric “trip”. Regardless of the purpose, users typically burst into giggling fits.   Nitrous oxide comes from heating ammonium nitrate, a white crystalline solid used in fertilizers, explosives and […]


Drinking Games: Fubar (Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition/Relief)

This game is best left to the hardcore.   What You Need: –         A shuffled deck of cards, –         A table where you will scatter the cards face-down, –         Three or more buddies, and –         Either: (a) one shot glass per player; or (b) at least one beer for everyone participating.   Rules: Ace, two or three: Drink the number drawn. Example: […]


Foreign Celebration: Man Down (Russia)

Looking to the Soviets for some drinking inspiration?   Try “Man Down”, a traditional Russian drinking blowout. This tradition arose out of the heavy drinking culture that has long permeated Russian society. In 1540, Tsar Ivan the Terrible raised government money by creating a state monopoly on vodka production, opening government-run vodka bars called kabaks. In 1716, Peter the […]


Foreign Celebration: ¡La Tomatina!

Ever wanted to take a food fight to the next level?     La Tomatina is a Spanish tomato-throwing festival that is held yearly on the last Wednesday of August in Buñol, Valencia, Spain. This rager started in 1945, when during an unrelated parade, onlookers threw tomatoes at local animals to discourage their eating watermelons. One person accidentally […]


Out of Control Party: Brawl in Perth, Australia

Western Australia. December 21, 2013. After midnight. Fifty people. One brawl. Police officer punched.  Australian cops ran into some problems getting local Perth kids to turn down. According to ABC news, “A policeman has been punched in the face and several other officers hit with glass bottles as they tried to disperse a crowd at an […]


How Does a Strobe Light Work?

Strobe light. Stroboscopic lamp. Or just, strobe. With Ken Kesey of the 1960’s Grateful Dead having employed strobe lights as inspiration for his music, small wonder that today’s music fans—in particular, the EDM crowd—still employ this lighting tool to add an extra dimension to their nights getting hyphy!   For starters, strobe lights came from […]