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Tasty Holiday Season Drink Cocktails

In: Charge It, Donovan, Random Reads
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Today marks the official start to the hectic holiday season. Love this time of year. Being the good little hospitable gay that you are, I’m sure you’re hosting some sort of party in December. Whether it’s an open house, an intimate orphan Christmas dinner or a New Year’s extravaganza, I have a few tasty drink recipes you should give a try. I have a cocktail recipe to suit the tastebuds of any guest you’ll be entertaining.

The EFFEN Toasted White Cranberry and Sauza Cider Hot Toddy are perfect to accompany a lovely holiday feast or fireside conversation. The EFFEN Salted Caramel Chai Sangria brings just the right amount of spice to a traditional sangria cocktail, perfect for cutting that winter chill.  Mix up a batch that serves 20 and keep your guests happy all night long!  The Orange Truffle Delight is also the perfect accompaniment to any party and a breeze to whip up for multiple people in a flash. Check them all out below.

EFFEN® Toasted White Cranberry

Pictured above

  • 1 1/2 parts EFFEN® Salted Caramel Vodka
  • 1 3/4 parts White Cranberry Juice
  • 1/4 part Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 part Simple Syrup
  • Garnish: Toasted Coconut Flakes

Instructions
In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with toasted coconut flakes.

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chris-farley-rob-ford-movie

I’m sure you’ve all read about disgraced Toronto Mayor Rob Ford by now. If you haven’t, the controversial political leader’s story is brought to life in a new biopic. The film details his battles with alcohol, drugs, and the city he was elected to run. So sit back and enjoy this rip-roaring comedy that critics are calling “Hilarious and entertaining!”

Playing Ford is none other than Chris Farley. Before you do a Google search, the late actor hasn’t risen from the dead. Instead, this hilarious faux trailer consists of spliced footage from Farley’s films including Tommy Boy, Black Sheep and more. No disrespect to Bobby Moynihan, but if Farley was still kicking around, he would’ve crushed playing Ford on SNL. Chris’ brother also agrees and tweeted a similar sentiment. Check out the clip below.

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channing-tatum-splits-parody

I’m sure by now you’ve seen Jean-Claude Van Damme’s video where he’s doing the splits between two trucks. The viral clip demonstrating the precision and directional stability of Volvo Dynamic Steering has amassed over 34 million views since debuting last week. With that kind of popularity, naturally spoofs were bound to follow.

Taking a break while filming 22 Jump Street, Channing Tatum filmed a parody of Van Damme’s signature splits. Instead of two massive trucks supporting his feet, he opts for two food carts being pushed by members of the movie’s crew. Obviously without the stability of Volvo’s technology, things go awry for Tatum. Without spoiling too much, last year’s People’s Sexiest Man Alive’s clip ends with him yelling a few expletives while holding his naughty bits. Check it out below.

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celebrity-selfies

Based on the photo above, I’m pretty sure you can figure out what word Oxford Dictionary declared as the word of the year. Not even with Miley Cyrus’ infamous MTV VMA performance, could ‘twerk‘ beat ‘selfie‘ for Oxford’s 2013 title.

(n.) a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. – Oxford’s official definition

The word ‘selfie’s’ origin dates back to a 2002 posting to an Australian Web forum, according to Reuters. Oxford’s editors found the use of the word increased by 17,000% since last year.

Do you think Oxford dictionary picked the rightful winner for 2013? If not, what word would define the year for you? Sound off below.

Blockbuster To Close Down Remaining Stores

In: Donovan, Movies, Random Reads

The end of an era is officially over. After declaring bankruptcy a couple years ago and a bit of restructuring, Blockbuster is closing down its last few remaining stores- roughly 300 locations. Their Blockbuster By Mail service will also end in mid-December.

“This is not an easy decision, yet consumer demand is clearly moving to digital distribution of video entertainment,” said DISH’s president and chief executive officer Joseph P. Clayton in a statement. “Despite our closing of the physical distribution elements of the business, we continue to see value in the Blockbuster brand, and we expect to leverage that brand as we continue to expand our digital offerings.”

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I completely forgot all about Drew Droege’s Chloe Sevigny spoofs. Thankfully, he dusted off that blond wig to give us another video. Welcome back gurl.

Being that it’s Halloween, naturally Chloe shares what she finds truly horrifying. Besides being fearful of fear, other random things that freak her out include Ann Murray, distant pen pals and much more. Find out what they all are in his/her “Horror” clip below.

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Last Minute Halloween Drink Recipes

In: Donovan, Random Reads

If the idea of giving out candy to numerous children or being inundated with firecrackers going off all night makes you want to drink, why not try out one of these tasty concoctions. Our friends over at EFFEN Vodka, Sauza Tequila and Crave Chocolate Liquer whipped up a few deliciously spooky cocktails for this haunting holiday. Check them out below and always remember to drink responsibly.

EFFEN® Pumpkin Patch Fizz

Created by David Nepove – National President, U.S. Bartender’s Guild
Ingredients

  • 2 parts EFFEN® Vodka
  • 1 part Lemon Juice
  • 1 part Cinnamon Syrup
  • 2 parts Club Soda

Method: Add all ingredients, except soda, to a cocktail shaker over ice and shake. Strain and pour into a tall glass with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with orange wheel in the glass.

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Just imagine if Tom Hanks had this useful piece of info in Captain Phillips.

Let me just preface this by saying this is legit and not an April Fool’s Day joke several months early. And in Britney’s defense, it’s all types of western music, but her hits, “Baby One More Time” and “Oops! I Did it Again,” seem to be the most effective. Just imagine how much faster Somali pirates would leave if they heard Spears’ actual “live vocals.” I kid ;)

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