Medina Maitreya, San Francisco – Ah, the holidays are upon us yet again; Time for jolly over-eating, jollier over-drinking, and usually a lot of over-spending. And if you’re like most people you can also expect family squabbles, possible DUI’s, and of course… hangovers.
Let’s start our discussion with the family dynamic. Psychologists say we all have expectations of family love during the holidays. We want the occasions to be “perfect” and usually go through a great deal of trouble trying to make it so. In fact, we count on the holidays to make up for the rest of the year. I mean, my family maintains its “harmony” by keeping a safe and comfortable distance from one another during the rest of the year… and somehow we’re all just fine with that.
Matt Elmore, San Diego – Namsate, my friends. Caveday’s resolve in quest for the best hangover cure knows no bounds. This month I had the pleasure of visiting India, home of one of the world’s most ancient cultures. What did I think of the Taj Mahal? The Ganges? Couldn’t tell ya. During the daytime, we were way too hungover to even consider venturing out into the mayhem. The operation was to see how the Indians get down. Mission accomplished. To put it lightly, we got bombed in Bombay on the daily.
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.
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.