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Yeah yeah, the *season* of summer actually begins on June 20th, but everybody knows Memorial Day Weekend is the real kickoff to summertime. Well, at least, we know it. And we're celebrating. Here's everything you need to kick off the hot months in style.


13 Ways to Smuggle Your Booze

Three day weekends were made for booze, but there's a catch. Baseball games, parks, concerts, and bars: none of them allow you to bring in your own booze. More »

Use Facebook to Throw a Party Without Making Everyone Hate You

BBQ season is about to unleash its smokey, greasy, beer-y vibes all over you. Are you ready for a summer of meat and day drinking? Good-but first, here's how to get everyone together online without offending anyone.
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The Best Ice Cube Tray of All Time

It's pretty much summertime. It's hot out. You want a cold drink. You need ice to make your drink cold. Here lies the best tray for slinging cubes. More »


The Best BBQ Grill

You don't need an expensive, complex backyard grill to cook amazing food. You want a 22.5" Weber One-Touch Gold Charcoal Grill. It costs around $150 and will serve you well for years.More »


You Can Cram a Bottle Opener into Almost Anything

It's officially summer, brah. That means that, despite the fact that the economy's flagging, unrest consumes the Middle East, and a meteor could very well be headed for Earth, it's time to crack some brews. More »


3 Ways to Chill Your Beer FAST

It's game time. You're hosting, which makes you the quarterback of the party. Your friend blitzes you with a six-pack of warm beer. Don't let this blitz get in the way of getting blitzed. More »


The Drunken Boy Scout: The Stealthy and Refreshing Way to Get Tanked

Growing up, one of my best friends was a counselor at a Boy Scout camp every summer. Being high school aged, he and his fellow counselors were looking for non-obvious ways to get their buzz on. Their solution was genius in its simplicity, scout's honor. More »