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Tales From The Bartender: Parents, Please Be Smart About Alcohol.

So a family comes and sits down in my section: a mom in her late 40s and her son and daughter between the ages of 13-15. I greeted them and noticed that the son was flipping through the drink menu. This is not an incredibly huge deal, as there are non-alcoholic drinks also located in this book, but the kid wasn’t… » 5/18/15 2:17am 5/18/15 2:17am

Hey Red - i don't know if you have heard about this BBC3 documentary with British broadcaster Reggie Yates in Russia. Here is an article about his interaction with nationalists. It has got to be one of the most disturbing pieces of TV I have seen in a long time. Genuinely scary stuff. There is an interview with a… » 4/22/15 4:33pm 4/22/15 4:33pm

You Don’t Need a Court Verdict to Voice an Opinion

Whenever accusations of inappropriate behavior arise, there is a subset of internet commenters who channel Jack McCoy and speak as though Law & Order is real life. This misogynistic trend has never been more true than when a woman or women accuse a high profile man of sexually inappropriate behavior. » 1/06/15 1:45am 1/06/15 1:45am

This Photo Is Bullshit On So Many Levels.

This is actually a photo of a man who died in 2011 (I'm told.) I'm sharing this so that if it pops up on Facebook (as it will) people will be able to say something. I'm sure it's horrifying for the family of this man to be associated with such a horrible story, and I know that I'm not directly helping but essentially,… » 9/04/14 4:08pm 9/04/14 4:08pm

TFTB: Our Hostesses Will Call The Cops On You.

When it comes to the bussers and hostesses, they're part of a lower restaurant caste system. They get shit on and abused and it's usually by the servers who have never been either. That's not to say that they don't screw up; they're human. However, the current staff is really good about correcting a mistake and… » 9/02/14 9:43pm 9/02/14 9:43pm