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  2. (STEVE KELLEY Copyright 2014 Creators Syndicate)
     

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  4. It’s not just Utah. Archaic booze laws around the country are stifling business and keeping you from trying some unique, tasty brews.

    Read more on this story here.

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  5. Alcoholics are being organized to clean Amsterdam’s streets.  The city’s paying them—in beer.

    And it’s not such a bad idea, actually!

     

  6. …From an actual Oakland A’s giveaway. More strange and weird MLB giveaways here.

     

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  8. Finally, a laptop pretty enough to entice women into using it! The ”Floral Kiss” laptop ”features a flip latch that can easily open the display — even by users with long fingernails.” It comes daintily adorned with gold and pearl designs, scrapbooking software and daily horoscopes. The whole thing is “insulting,” says Jenna Sauers at Jezebel — just like these 6 equally patronizing products designed for the ladies

     

  9. When it comes to being relatable, President Obama may have one distinct advantage over Mitt Romney: He drinks. 

    Drinking isn’t an option for Mitt Romney — a devout Mormon whose religion bars him from boozing.

    "The president has played up his regular-guy credentials by regularly turning to public consumption of cool ones,” says David Freedlander at The Daily Beast.

    Is beer Obama’s secret campaign weapon? 

    (Source: theweek.com)

     

  10. Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

    Need to drink less? The secret may be in your choice of glassware. Researchers from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom closely monitored the drinking habits of scores of imbibers, and found that people who drank beer from curvy glasses downed their brews almost twice as fast as revelers who took their beer in a straight glass.

    How the shape of a beer glass changes your drinking speed

    (Source: theweek.com)

     

  11. According to a recent survey, 2 in 3 Americans can’t name a single Supreme Court Justice. Twenty percent of the people who took the poll were able to name Chief Justice John Roberts. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    GOOD DAY FOR:

    Getting to know our national treasures
    Beer enthusiasts launch a petition on the White House website asking for the recipe for the official White House Honey Ale. [Death & Taxes]

    Prurient Anglophiles
    Photos leak online of a naked Prince Harry engaging in a not particularly regal game of strip billiards in Las Vegas. [HyperVocal]

    Geeks uniting
    A comedy site successfully raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy a New York property that was inventor Nikola Tesla’s last laboratory, with plans to turn it into a museum. [The Daily What]

    BAD DAY FOR:

    Getting a high-profile “Like”
    The “iGrill” app gets so much traffic after winning an endorsement from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that its servers crash for two hours. [Business Insider]

    Civics teachers
    A poll finds that two-thirds of Americans can’t name a single Supreme Court justice. [Newser]

    Arts & crafts
    An elderly woman unintentionally destroys a 19th century Spanish fresco when she decides to “restore” the painting herself. [GlobalPost]

    (Source: theweek.com)

     


  12. 7

    Percent decline in beer consumption since the recession began. 

     

  13. Say goodbye to warm beer: A Japanese brewing giant is topping off beer mugs with frozen beer foam, dispensed like soft-serve ice cream. The manufacturer says the frozen foam can keep a stein of beer cold for 30 minutes. Check it out