Porch drinking OK'd by Iowa Supreme Court


Good news, everybody! The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that we may be drunk on our own porches. The verdict hinged on whether such spaces are always public.

If the front stairs of a family home were always considered a public place, it would create “absurd results” and make it a “crime to sit there calmly on a breezy summer day and sip a mojito” or even grill with “bourbon-infused barbecue sauce,” the court concluded.

Everyone loves a supreme court justice who knows what's for lunch. via Read the rest

Whiskey production is not keeping up with whiskey demand

Whiskey is a "slow food". Whiskey consumption is a fast trend. And, herein, lies a problem. (I will fight all y'all for the last bottle of Buffalo Trace.) Read the rest

Father Jedi: the mashup you're looking for

Q4nobody on B3ta has come up with the maship I'm looking for: Father Ted meets Star Wars, AKA "Father Jedi."

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Vein-shaped wine carafes

An example of fantastic, whimsical bio-tableware from sculptor Etienne Meneau. Holds a full bottle.

If it looks difficult to pour from or clean, Meneau has an FAQ for that.

Via the good folks at The Annals of Improbable Research

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Easing of drunken driving laws proposed in Ireland

"A license to drive drunk? Some small-town politicians think it's just the tonic for rural Ireland." [Associated Press] Read the rest