Beware the “Shia LaBeouf”

by Screedler on October 23, 2014

Ok.  I am going to do this post as quickly as I can with absolutely no research.  There should be a way I could reason this post into a message about recovery.  Let’s just say I know from memory that Shia LaBeouf  has been in the news a couple of times over the last few years for odd behavior, most likely brought on by too much alcohol.  I think he sought out professional help of some sort, but I am not going to find out for sure right now.  I also think he might be doing ok, because he is co-starring next to Brad Pitt in a movie that sits in the poll position at the box office; number 1 this last weekend.  I’ll let you educate yourself on his journey of recovery or lack thereof.

You must watch this video to the end.  It may be the strangest I have ever posted.  It takes great effort to make something so… I do not even know how to describe it.  Is Shia LeBeouf just crazy, or crazy like a fox.  This will probably not answer that question, but it will make you think about it. Regardless, if the video makes the talk shows or entertainment news; mention of his issues with abuse will probably come up. I hope he is getting better, if indeed that was his problem. I root for Shia LeBeouf, and you should too. He’s probably just one of us.


Bromaggedon at Keene Pumpkin Festival

by Screedler on October 20, 2014

We have all seen riots related to sporting events, and they are usually fueled by a big win, or loss; and of course alcohol.  Take away the emotions of the win or loss and you would think it would nullify the added ingredient of alcohol; but you would be wrong.  All it really takes is alcohol.   Copious amounts alcohol can and did turn what would ordinarily be an innocent family oriented pumpkin festival into a town wide emergency; complete with overturned cars, burning dumpsters, police in large numbers wearing SWAT gear, tear gas, and bros fighting bros.  This all went down over the weekend.  Here it’s still daylight and the mayhem is just ramping up:

Then it got dark, and things got worst.  The more hours the partying went on, the more the alcohol flowed, and the more the normally mild-mannered campus of quaint Keene College started to look like a scene from The Purge 2, and the students, escapees from Arkham Asylum.

In the aftermath of the next day, hundreds of shamed Keene students helped clean up the carnage, while the campus authorities promise a thorough investigation and the possible expulsion of any students deemed unworthy of the school.  But; and it’s a mighty big but, will they address the real problem.

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Drunken Zombie Santa

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by Screedler on October 16, 2014

It’s not even close to Christmas, but that doesn’t keep drunk zombie Santa from making the rounds.  As expected this one involves college students and bars, many many bars.

An intoxicated stranger dressed as a zombie Santa Claus terrified two teenagers when he entered their St. Paul home over the weekend.

A 14-year-old boy fled from the Macalester-Groveland house to get help and his 16-year-old sister locked herself in a bathroom, said a neighbor, Margaret Marrinan, who is also a Ramsey County judge. “This guy ought to be examining his conscience … for what he did to those kids,” she said. The children were scared but are fine now, Tom Sullivan, their father, said Monday. “The police did a nice job of calming them down and explaining the individual meant no harm,” he said. “Fortunately, it had a happy ending, and no one will ever think of Santa the same way. If you’re going to have a break-in, this is the best kind — someone who means no harm and was looking for a place to sleep.”

Police cited a man who is a University of St. Thomas senior for trespassing. The university is about six blocks from the site of Saturday’s incident. A police report didn’t say where the man was coming from. A Zombie Pub Crawl started in Minneapolis at 4 p.m. that day. Saturday was also homecoming at St. Thomas, though there was no zombie theme, a university spokesman said. Officers were called to a home in the area of Sargent and Cretin avenues at 9:45 p.m. Saturday. They were told that a man had entered the residence wearing a Santa suit and looking like a zombie, said Sgt. Paul Paulos, a St. Paul police spokesman.

The man had vomited and didn’t know where he was when police woke him up, Paulos said. Police cited Brock Quinn Johnson of Roseville for trespassing and took him to the detoxification center, Paulos said. Johnson declined to comment Monday.

Read more about the Drunken Zombie Santa saga here:


The Master

October 12, 2014

When it comes to heavy metal songs about drug addiction.  This is the gold standard in my opinion.  No veiled references here; it never mentions the substance and that doesn’t matter, when your addicted they are all the same.  The song, as lead singer James Hetfield explained, “deals pretty much with drugs. How things get […]

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October 9, 2014

This was in my twitter feed earlier this week – had to share; however the story is at least a year old.  I was a drunk pig more than once in my day, not proud of it at all.  By anything and almost everyday I am reminded, and that is a good thing.  I do not […]

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Peak Ethanol Consumption

October 6, 2014

I thought this chart would look even more drastic if the top 10% drinkers intake was kept to one column, so I re-imagined it. The graph and comments come from  data journalist  Christopher Ingraham via  The Washington Post  The figures come from Philip J. Cook’s “Paying the Tab,” an economically-minded examination of the costs and benefits of […]

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Groot In A Bottle

October 3, 2014

TDA and I loved Guardians of the Galaxy when we saw it earlier this summer, so it’s neat to see Marvel using them to pay tribute to a few of their most classic comic book covers, and very cool that one of those covers is Iron Man’s ‘Demon in a Bottle’.  Marvel’s debuting these re-imagined […]

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TIL – Dead Flowers

September 30, 2014

I thought I was “in the know” about these things, but it never occurred to me that this song was about drugs.  I’ve heard it many a time, and just thought it the odd departure into country for the Stones; a song so country that I had to look up if it was an original – “Dead Flowers”.  I […]

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Gerard Depard-Don’t

September 27, 2014

When your brags about drinking prowess make world-wide news. You might have a problem. ABC News, NBC, CBS, FOX, Sydney Herald, Daily Mail, and etc… “I can’t drink like a normal person. I can absorb 12, 13, 14 bottles…per day,” the 65-year-old Depardieu told So Film while promoting his upcoming movie Welcome To New […]

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The Quadruple Lindy

September 23, 2014

It’s way more difficult than the Triple Lindy.  In an attempt to break the long standing record of having the most DUI’s in history held by “Mr. DUI” Jerry Zeller 0f 30+ DUI’s; a Cumberland Rhode Island man scored 4 DUI’s in a 30 hour time frame.  He got 3 of them in a 10 hour time […]

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OK, I Will Give You That One

September 21, 2014

There are few things in life I hate more than beer commercials. Sure, some of them can be funny and amusing; but the bottom line is that they are an ever-present reminder of a past I am not proud of.  Every sporting event, music event, tv show, and movie is most likely going to be accompanied […]

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Instant Karma

September 18, 2014

It never pays to drink and drive.  Even when your ride is made of fleece.

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Ye Olde Remedy

September 15, 2014

How to Sober Up, 1628 “That one shall not be drunke. Drink the iuyce of Yerrow fasting, and ye shall not be drunke, for no drinke; and if you were drunke it will make you sober: or else take the marrow of porke fasting, and ye shall not be drunke; and if you be drunke […]

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Not What You Think

September 13, 2014

A little guy finds some blue goo and goes out for a beer; which leads to the end of his world.  It’s a good thing. It’s Payback Time from Nexus on Vimeo.

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Who Was The Worst Drug Addict In The History Of The World?

September 11, 2014

And the award goes to… Well first let’s look at what this person was using on a daily basis. Keep in mind, daily …for years. Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Oxycodone, Morphine, Oxedrine Tartrate, Potassium Bromide, Prophenazone, Atropa belladonna, Atropine, Caffeine, Glyconorm, Mutaflor, Odium barbitone, Sulfonamide, and Testosterone. A few of these I had never heard of so […]

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