Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

Well, it’s almost mid-way through another very unproductive week. Not helped by the fact that I cannot sit at the computer for any amount of time as have to keep leg straight. Oh well…I’ll be back at work soon. Just need to use up some more sick-leave. On the plus side watched some classic programmes … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1935

In New York City, two recovering alcoholics, one a New York broker and the other an Ohio physician, found Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), a 12-step rehabilitation program that eventually helps countless people cope with alcoholism. Based on psychological techniques that have long been used in suppressing dangerous personality traits, members of the strictly anonymous organization control … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1882

On this day, the gunslinger Franklin “Buckskin” Leslie shoots the Billy “The Kid” Claiborne dead in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona. The town of Tombstone is best known today as the site of the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral. In the 1880s, however, Tombstone was home to many gunmen who never achieved the enduring … [Read the full story]

Amy watched YouTube of herself when she died

It’s been revealed that Amy Winehouse spent her final hours drinking vodka alone in her bedroom and watching YouTube videos of herself, a court was told yesterday. A second inquest confirmed the 27-year-old died of alcohol poisoning at her north London home on July 23, 2011. Miss Winehouse drank so much that she stopped breathing … [Read the full story]

Alice Cooper claims there are no rockers today

Alice Cooper has claimed that there are no modern rock’n’roll stars because today’s crop of musicians don’t have any “testosterone”. In a recent interview, the veteran rocker claimed that modern artists are too cerebral and don’t have the same raw intensity that he and his contemporaries had. “I lived in that era of Keith Moon, … [Read the full story]

Hangovers are awful…so why do we drink?

Unattractive, unpleasant with emptiness and a jackhammer all mixed into one. If it were a man, you certainly wouldn’t have anything more to do with him. And yet, waking up with a horrendous hangover happens time and time again, no matter how often you find yourself saying ‘never again’. So why do we do it!? … [Read the full story]

Paul Weller struggles with alcoholism

Paul Weller has discussed his battle with drink, stating: “I think I’m an alcoholic”. In a recent interview, the singer revealed he had given up drinking over a year ago because he feared that his hedonistic lifestyle was going to kill him. Weller, who releases his new album ‘Sonik Kicks’ on March 26, said: “I … [Read the full story]

Drinking too much water isn’t a good thing

We’ve all heard about how great water is for the body and how you should be drinking lots of it every day. However, even with water, too much isn’t always a good thing. Drinking more water than your body can handle can have some serious side effects that can lead to major health complications and … [Read the full story]

Please keep Australia, Australian

I was amazed at how in the past fifty years the pollies got away with losing control of ownership of the most important companies in the UK. I thought it was a gag and could not be real. But breaking news is that China has taken over the largest water company in the UK. The … [Read the full story]

Gallaghers legal battle is on…over fuck all

The legal fight between Noel Gallagher and brother Liam is back on. Liam filed a lawsuit earlier this summer after his brother said in a press conference that he had pulled out of a headline performance at V Festival in 2009 due to a hangover, and that the band’s split was in part down to … [Read the full story]

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