Man Lab: Ten Manliest Cocktails 2011

It’s time for Christmas parties around the world. One thing is consistent among all parties: Everyone but the DD and the wait staff is drunk. However, it’s not exactly in fashion to down beer after beer. Unfortunately, beer is the staple of male alcoholic beverage consumption.

So it’s back to our Man Lab to help you figure out what you should drink at your fancy Christmas functions. Following up on our list from last year, here is our updated list of the top ten manliest drinks that aren’t beer or wine. Continue reading


Man Lab: How to Survive Oktoberfest (Infographic)

If there’s one thing that we love here at the Man Lab, it’s a good brew. And there are few places better to get your drink on than at your local Oktoberfest. Now it’s very easy to roll up to Oktoberfest and drink lots of beer only to fall flat on your face in a pile of your own vomit. But our friends at Accredited Online Colleges have some tips to keep you going for a long time in the tents and a few more planning tips to get you through Oktoberfest. Continue reading

NFL Week 2 Drinking Game

If there’s one thing that goes perfectly with the #1 most watched sport in America, it’s alcohol. But one disappointing thing I found in Week 1 of the 2011 NFL season was a lack of drinking games that covered specific games. There were a couple of generic drinking games floating around the internet but nothing that covered the specifics of the games I was watching. So as an experiment, here is my take on an NFL drinking games with special rules for each game and each network. Continue reading

Man Lab: Why Do You Get Hangovers?

For once, the Man Lab is here to do some practical science stuff for you guys. Today, we take a look at the science of hangovers. At first glance, it seems as simple as drink too much and you get a pounding headache in the morning. But that first sip of alcohol starts you on a slippery slope that drags you toward a rough next morning.

So let’s take a look at why who you wake up to isn’t the only thing you regret after a night out. Continue reading

Man Lab: The Language of Beer [Infographic]

While we at the Man Lab are known to encourage you to buy a cocktail or two at the bar or club to impress women, we don’t want to say that you can’t drink beer. The problem is that people get into a rut when it comes to drinking beer. It’s very easy to grab a Bud or a Corona or (god help us) a Coors Light and pound that back all night. The thing is that there is so much more to beer that the standard popular North American lagers.

So for today’s Man Lab tips, we have a look at beer from the different types to what makes them special and how to describe your beer other with a phrase other than “ice-cold, easy drinking.” Continue reading

The Best of My Drunk Texts

It’s time for yet another entry into our best of the interweb series. (Well, the interweb outside of The Lowdown Blog.) This time, we look at It’s reminiscent of fellow best of the interweb sire Texts From Last Night. It’s got hilarious drunken texts that shouldn’t have been sent about escapades we all dream of getting involved in. And we’re all the better for reading them. Continue reading

Man Lab: Ten Cocktails to Order Women

At Christmas, I examined the ten manliest cocktails for you to order at a bar. However, making yourself look manly with your choice of beverage is only half the battle. There is also the time-honoured tradition of buying drinks for women. This is where most men get hung up. It’s very easy to intercept a waitress and say that her drink is on you or to buy her another round of the same drink. It takes a real man to go off the board and buy her a drink of your choice.

So we’ve tasked the Man Lab with figuring out which cocktails are the best to order for women. Continue reading

Man Lab Link-Off: Cooking

It’s time for another edition of all the links of for the modern man. Let’s kick off with Bar Refaeli. I’m assuming Leo DiCaprio is either blind or in the closet to dump Bar. It’s just impossible to think he had a logical reason.

Don’t ask me how this UBC study works but it essentially says that women love bad boys. Proud or shamed looking men are more attractive to women than happy men. Maybe that Twilight dude was onto something. (Health Zone)

After the jump, how to meet women, strange hangover cures and advice from movie dads. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Definitely Not Winning

I’m back from my weekend in the big city. I’ll have a Humanoids column before my return visit in a few weeks. For now, here’s Blake Lively.

We’re still waiting for something of substance to happen in the NFL CBA negotiations. However, Bill Simmons boils down the owners’ position to a simple analogy. (ESPN)

With Charlie Sheen getting fired from Two and a Half Men, you’d think he could be out of work for a while. However, HDnet’s Mark Cuban has already sent him a job offer. (With Leather)

And Sheen also has a job offer for you. You can be Charlie Sheen’s #winning intern this summer. Winning that job would be winning. (Internships)

After the jump, more Sheen winning/not winning, stages of being drunk, and Tom Brady dancing. Continue reading

The Humanoids: Auld Lang Syne

It’s been about two months since I last wrote a Humanoids column. What better time that the end of the year to drop another set of ridiculous opinions about the year that was and some more recent events. This year may just go down as one of the more depressing years on record. Bad news seemed to dominate the world in 2010. Of all the top news stories of the year, the only one that you could actually classify as good or even neutral is the rescue of the Chilean miners. But let’s take a look back at the year that was and toss in a random story for the fun of it. Continue reading