The Drunken Yarn

BPS Research Digest: "Beauty in the eyes of the beer holder" - people who think they're drunk, think they're hot


The beer-goggle effect is well-documented - the way that being drunk makes everyone look wonderfully attractive. A new study asks whether the goggles work backwards. Does being drunk affect how we judge our own appeal? Laurent Bègue and her team asked 19 patrons at a French bar to rate their own attractiveness and to puff into a breathalyser. The two measures correlated - the participants who were more drunk tended to rate themselves as more attractive. But maybe that was nothing to do with the effect of alcohol. Perhaps better-looking people like getting more drunk?

Unf! flargle uuunnnnggggg!

Above is a verbatim diction of what came out of my mouth when I saw this recipe for Stout and Sriracha Barbeque Sauce. I am having difficulty forming coherent sentences and controlling my salivary glands at the moment.

Talk amongst yourselves.

I’ll give you a topic.

Rhode Island is neither a road nor an island.


This tutorial shows how to make a pretty caddy out of paper and a six pack carrier, which I have an abundance of in my house. You think it’d be easy enough but Cat on a Limb shows you how to cover the tricky spots and make it look real purty.

So drink it down and mod podge it up!

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”
Abraham Lincoln


History, Chemistry, and Cold Beer

How a Mesopotamian mix-up led to 8,000 years of cold suds. Ancient civilizations in the Middle East made a bread out of malted barley. When that bread got mixed with water, met some airborne yeast and was left to sit in the dark, the bakers fell over when they tried to drink it.

That’s how the legend goes anyway. Beer and other fermented drinks have been behind our transition from hunter-gatherers to agriculture, many advances in early chemistry and even how we organized early American towns.

Since all graduate student paths lead to beer, it’s high time we scientists get to know our best friend’s origins.

(via Inside Science)


The pipeline once burst and created a 30m Beer-Fountain.


I get this question and “I don’t know how you can sit and knit all day, I’d be so bored.”

So, I’m getting back in to working out, and first I was like, “Oh no! I’m getting serious about this, logic tells me I need to cut down on the booze…”

And then I read this: “According to a study by researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen at Klinikum rechts der Isar, the compounds found in non-alcoholic beer (and alcoholic beer…) play a part in recovery and illness prevention in athletes.”

And I was like Fuck yea Mutha Fuckahhh

Eff You LOGIC! Bring on the BreckBrew Agave Wheat: Nectar of the ever loving gods!

You will bow!

This will be in my powder room until the end of days!