Apr 28 2010

Phở – The Best Hangover Cure?

Amongst many circles, the Vietnamese noodle soup Phở (pronounced Fuh), is heralded as the best hangover cure known to mankind.  What do we say here at Caveday?  Phở shizzle.

pho vietnamese soup

Phở is a magical soup made of beef, broth and rice noodles.  Seriously, its magic.  I’ll explain later.  It is served in a bowl with thin cuts of well done or rare steak.  For the more adventurous sort, tripe (stomach), tendons, liver, chicken hearts, or other risky business can be added.  The broth is made from a simmered concoction of which only a level 50 Vietnamese wizard may be privy to the secret. Continue reading


Apr 23 2010

Weird Hangover Cures

In search of the best hangover cure and the answer to all our prayers, Caveday has stumbled open some weird hangover cures along the way.  From herbal remedies to black magic, we’ve seen it all.  And frankly, we’re desperate enough to try them.

Umeboshi Pickled Plums

From the country that created tentacle cartoon porn and vending machines that sell panties, leave it to the Japanese to come up with a strange hangover cure.  Meet the umeboshi picked plum.  Hungover Japanese people will suck on these sour plums until they dissolve.  The idea is that the acid in the umeboshi will break down the alcohol faster.  Considering that most Japanese business negotiations happen over sake and whiskey, and Japanese are strong in business, this probably works.  I’m going to try it out.  Tomorrow morning.

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Mar 30 2010

Hangover Cures – Mythbusted (Part 3)

Round 3.  The war against bogus hangover cures concludes in this final battle.  Caveday.com takes on greasy food, exercise, throwing up, and staying positive.

The Hangover Burger
hangover burger

Greasy food

In every culture across the globe, greasy and fattening food have been a go-to hangover cure for thousands of years.  This method for hangover liberation is popular because your appetite is so bass ackwards, that you’ll only let the most delicious food possible enter your mouth.  Namely, crap.  Hit up your local burger shop, Mexican hole in the wall, diner, or pizza parlor and go nuts.  Some of the top picked hangover helpers include breakfast burritos, cheeseburgers, and anything from Denny’s.

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Mar 22 2010

Hangover Cures – Mythbusted (Part 2)

Thank you for tuning into part two of this saga for truth.  We’ve spent some considerable time in the lab, researching and busting more hangover cures.  In this episode, we visit anti-hangover pills, caffeine, and sex as potentials for hangover relief.  So next time you look for a hangover helper on Suicide Sunday, remember what you’ve learned from your pals at Caveday and be sure to visit our Hangover Facts page.

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Feb 15 2010

Hangover Cures – Mythbusted (Part 1)

hangover iv

We get a lot of questions on the topic: which hangover cures work and which ones don’t?  As we already know, the only real remedy is spending time in the darkness drinking water (see Caveday).  There is a lot of bullshit floating around on the internet and the topic of hangover cures is no exception.  We decided to put together a three part article, laying the smack down on bunk hangover cures.  Let us begin on this quest for truth…

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Dec 16 2009

December Drinking, Holiday Hangovers

Christmas is here and all of the drunken debauchery that comes with it.  Eggnog and brandy, Goldschlager, spiked punch and glogg – there are endless ways to get possessed by the holiday spirit, particularly when served on ice.

Ugly Sweater Party

It’s no secret that the consumption of alcohol escalates during the holiday season.

Fact (yes, Caveday has actual information): The $49 billion distilled spirits industry makes more than 25% of its profits from Thanksgiving to the New Year. (Distilled Spirits Council of the United States)

This is partly due to the anticipatory air that pervades the countdown to the New Year.  The neighborhood is lit with festive lights and malls are decked in a full-force holiday blitzkrieg.  Companies throw office parties.  Friends throw ugly sweater parties.  Old friends return to town and families glutton over glorious feasts.  On top of it all, there is NO WORK, unless you’re employed by a douche company, which you should quit anyways. Continue reading


Oct 20 2009

How to Not be a D-bag on Halloween

Hello, readers.  In preparation for the most intoxicating, debaucherous, and hangover-inducing holiday of the year, we thought we should write a Halloween costume guide.  Note: this is a little off topic as most of our articles cover hangovers or drinking itself.  Except for the costumes and the turnout, Halloween isn’t unlike any other day of the year.  Now, onto the guide…

Dudes

Be creative and funny.  This is one of the many rare chances we have to show our creative sides.  Be right-brained for once.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money. In fact, sometimes cheaper is better. Not to toot my own horn, but here’s what I put together last year after I found out that I couldn’t find a Dark Helmet costume for under $200.

Boner Ghost

boner ghost

We’re not going to go into examples of amusing costume ideas.  That would take all the fun away, wouldn’t it?  However, we will tell you what not to do.

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Oct 1 2009

Hungover at Work

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The story is always the same: a friend calls you up on a weekday, “Let’s go grab a beer and watch the game.”  Ten beers later and probably a few drunk-dials, you collapse into bed dreading the fate that you’ve sealed for yourself tomorrow at work.

You finally wake up to the alarm that you’ve snoozed 14 times.  Then panic sets in.  “Holy shit balls, I’m late for work!”   The first instinct is to call in sick.  It’s not a lie, you’re probably worse than sick.  Don’t feel discouraged about wasting a sick day on a hangover.  Everyone does it…

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Sep 17 2009

Blackout Investigation

It’s morning.  The good news: you’re in your own bed.  The bad news: you’re wearing the same outfit you wore last night, including the shoes.  Your bedroom is trashed.  It looks like a hurricane and the Tasmanian devil just had sex in your room.  But worst of all, you can’t remember a thing.

You mentally scramble trying to piece together the images of the previous night.  It’s hard because your head is throbbing.  Zeus himself would fear this hangover.  Slowly the images start to materialize.  You remember karaoke.  You remember body shots.  You remember vandalizing a tree.  Next to your pillow you find your phone.  “OMG, was I drunk dialing last night?”  Check the call log.  The last call was at 4:35 am.  Shit.    Fear and regret starts to set in.  “What the hell did I do last night?   Why do I feel like everyone hates me?   That’s because everyone does hate me!  Whose friggin keys are in my pocket?”  These questions and self-criticisms will often lead to Post Alcohol Blues (P.A.B.s) and are likely to increase hangover symptoms three fold, so beware. Continue reading


Aug 24 2009

Food for Drunks

What do you like to eat when you’re drunk? We’re talking about food you like to eat when you’re actually drunk, not the next day when you’re hungover. That’s an entirely different subject altogether. We at Caveday conducted an extensive online survey asking this question. We asked people on Facebook, so you know this survey is legit. Here’s what we found…

The formula is simple. Salt + Fat + Heat = Food. Violate any of the variables of this equation and it simply isn’t edible. When asked specifically what kind of food people eat while intoxicated, mostly everyone opted for Mexican and the rest chose Taco Bell.

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