No home rec room bar or space-age bachelorette pad is complete without a copy of Modern Drunkard magazine proudly displayed on its coffee table.
Ostensibly a Denver, Colorado-based bar rag, it doubles as the ultimate boozer's bible. Full of hilarious shots of alcoholically charged wisdom like Sordid Tales Of A Bartender In Heat, 40 Things Every Drunkard Should Do Before He Dies (#31: eat the worm) and Escape Strategies For The Married Drunk, it's illustrated with laughably lurid pulp fiction graphics. The subscription-only glossy mag - six issues for $28.80 - includes profiles of celebrity boozehounds as well as such intellectually stimulating articles as the one in the current, January 2005, issue about monkeys in Borneo who brew their own beer. And, like most everything, it's best enjoyed after a snoot-ful. Modern Drunkard is available online at www.drunkard. com or toll-free from 1-877-344-8876.