Archive for the ‘Alcohol’ Category

Booze Ruse

22May18

  Scotland has just brought in a silly law. You can’t buy cheap booze north of the border anymore. It’s because of the new minimum pricing legislation. The cost of drinks now depends on how many units of alcohol they have. A two-litre bottle of cider that was £2.50 now costs at least £7.50. The […]


London Calling

13Mar18

In the latest episode of my show for America, part 2 of my chat with British satirist Tony Hendra. He lives in New York and talks about alcohol, his amazing life and work, which touches Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, George Carlin and beyond. He explains how he discovered John Belushi and Chevy Chase and […]


London Calling

26Aug17

In the latest episode of my show for America; Tom Cruise slips up in London, Big Ben loses his voice, a wedding crasher, drinking at airports, the Antarctic expedition that was a piece of cake and how the classic red British phone box is an endangered species. Listen to Episode 44 of London Calling here; […]


boozyJet

16Aug17

The British can’t handle their drink. They get drunk any chance they can and even brag about it. They drink the most, when they’re on holiday. The first chance they get is at the airport. When I catch a flight early in the morning, I’m amazed at how packed the bar is. About 270m passengers […]


Booze Views

05Jan16

Britain’s unhealthy attitude to alcohol is so messed up that not having a drink is considered an athletic achievement now. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that Cancer Research UK are encouraging people to stop drinking for a month but calling it a “Dryathlon” shows just how much of a problem booze is […]


I was the victim of a crime on the mean streets of Chicago a few years ago. I was reminded of this today when I came across a Youtube video of James Bay playing in Buddy Guy’s “Legends” club. James is from where we live in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and it turns out that he’s also […]


Here’s something else that you can blame on your genes. Scientists have identified a “drunk and disorderly” gene. According to a study from Finland, around 2% of the country’s population is cursed with the mutation that causes people to go wild after drinking. What we need now is for a similar study to be done […]