Progress marches on, and as people get more technologically savvy they will always come up with new ways to open a beer. Our current favorite is the Bevy, a case for your Apple iPod Shuffle that includes an ear bud wrapper and built-in bottle opener. Finally, your Shuffle has another use than just storing your Michael Bolton albums (we celebrate his entire catalog).
Don't ask us what a cell phone dangle is, but apparently you need one. The article we read talks about dangles like we should know what the hell they are - though we could figure out they're something you hang off your cell phone. The long and short is, if you're looking for a figurine of a drunken Japanese guy puking, you've come to the right place.
Our favorite has to be the one with the man bowing to the "porcelain god." But other options, such as the guy passed out with his bottle or the dude dancing with his shirt off, aren't bad either. And for more aggressive after-work party types, there's a rather stern fellow who looks like he's got a shiner on his head. The Web site is only in Japanese so we're not able to tell you much more about these curious items, although the price for one dangle appears to be 400 yen, or about $3.30.
File this under "yet another thing we totally need but we never knew it." We've covered the beer belt in the past, a contraption designed for keeping a six pack close at hand, but we've had our breath taken away by this belt that lets you keep liquor, mixers, and shot glasses within easy reach. Rest assured, if we get our hands on one to review, we're going to end up faster on the draw than the Waco Kid from Blazing Saddles.
What we'd really like to do is let the above video do the talking for how we feel about the Jellyfish Beer Bong. After all, it's in the spirit of our Thongs 'n Beer Bongs post, and as far as we're concerned a pretty lady drinking a beer bong is far better than anything we could put on the page. However, we really can't beg off like that, so see below to find out what we thought of this gizmo.
Today's the home opener for the Red Sox, which means hundreds of people will be taking the day off work to go to the game, and many more will be packing the area around Fenway looking to get drunk. Umm, we mean they'll be heading down there to watch baseball of course. More power to them - we'll be sitting in our office drinking beer out of our Sox beer bucket, no jostling necessary.
It looks like a combination of a Portuguese Man O' War and Mr. Ed's condom, but it's actually something you can drink beer out of. Well, we suppose you could drink beer out of either of those first two things, but here's something you'd actually want to drink beer out of. It's called the Jellyfish (appropriately enough) and it's an inflatable beer bong. Just pull it out of your pocket, blow it up, fill it with beer, and chug.
We have one on its way to us so expect a review soon - learn more and pick one up at BeerSudz.com.
Summer's coming, and it's time to start thinking about what you'll be wearing on your feet. Last summer our pick would've been the Reef Fanning bottle opener sandals, but it looks like the folks at Reef have outdone themselves yet again.
The Reef Dram sandals don't include a bottle opener, which could be considered a flaw until you realize what they do hold - polyurethane encapsulated flasks in each heel. They don't hold much (about 3oz each) but that's six ounces of booze you wouldn't have had otherwise, whether it's on the beach, at a party, or in the shower at the gym. The flip flops come in three colors (blue, brown, and black/white) and come with a church key that opens the flasks.
Last week, we told you about The Winerack, the bosom-friendly alcohol-smuggling device for the ladies, from the makers of The Beerbelly. We'd heard rumors of it, but we got confirmation through Thrillist that it was ready to go into production and it is truly the real deal.
Apparently, those lucky bastards over at Thrillist are getting their hands on a Winerack of their very own, and they're searching for women to be the very first model. The candidates have already been chosen, but you can check out the ladies in the running and cast your vote on who you see most deserving of this grand honor. We're not going to tell you who to vote for, but we think you can piece together who our favorite is by looking really hard at this story.
Vote early, and vote often, and soon you'll be able to see the most popular model sporting the Winerack. (Actually, you can't vote often - it's only once per IP address, but you know what we mean).
A while back we told you about this nifty little gizmo called the BeerBelly, which allows discreet drinkers to deceive disadvantageous discovery...or at least smuggle beers into the ballgame. Not everybody wants to look like they're about to give birth to a half case of beer however, so the boys at the lab went back to work...and they dubbed it the WineRack.
We think it's a great idea, but we're concerned it might backfire as you attempt to smuggle your booze.
The concept of the BongXedo is pretty straightforward - it's a beer bong system you wear like a tuxedo. We were fired up to test it out, so we took it to a party this weekend with visions of turning our friends into beer-soaked guinea pigs.
When we walked into the party, however, our friends got a load of where the beer comes out of the funnels (hint: it's in the nether region of the 'Xedo) and said "No way in hell I'm drinking out of that." Now these weren't our Intern lackeys, people we could browbeat and intimidate, they were our friends...
Read on to find out if we were able to convince these fine folks to drink out of our plastic johnson though the picture kind of gives it away, eh?