Jon Palmer is a BDCWire correspondent, Boston.com part-timer, and former Homecoming King (Northampton Area Senior High School '08). His favorite band is The Supremes, and he doesn't feel like he has to justify that to you.
“The Walking Dead” returns from a long winter break this Sunday at 9 p.m. for the back half of its fourth season. For those looking to make the post-apocalyptic drama even more exciting (if that’s possible), we’ve created a drinking game which, if followed correctly, guarantees to pretty much turn you into a zombie for work Monday morning (or at least get you tanked by the time “Talking Dead” comes on).
NOTE: Spoilers abound for those not caught up on the first half of Season 4. Also, it should be mentioned that you shouldn’t do anything stupid after playing this game, like drink and drive. You will not come back as a zombie.
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The new year approaches and with 2014’s arrival, Yuengling returns to Massachusetts in March after a two-decade absence. Cue the cheers! I was born and raised in the Keystone State, so when I heard the news that America’s oldest brewery, Pottsville, Pa.’s own D.G. Yuengling & Co., would be making one of my favorite beers available down the street in my adoptive home, you bet I was pleased. And I’m not the only one — this Facebook group imploring the beer’s return to the region has more than 16,000 likes. But I guess some people, like BDCwire’s Perry Eaton, think it’s just a fad that can’t compete in an already crowded beer market (and others just think it outright sucks). So before we could properly sit down over a pint of Yuengling, Perry and I decided to hash it out. More
This month, a fake ESPN “30 for 30” documentary on Michael Jordan’s 1996 movie “Space Jam” set the Internet on fire. But there are tons of quirky, weird, and downright amazing sports stories (mostly true) that deserve to be delved into by the pros. The documentary series is full of awesome pieces of sports journalism, with Grantland.com founder Bill Simmons at the helm as executive producer, telling stories from the sporting world that are extremely compelling and in many cases, not widely known or discussed. Here are six that probably never will be made but definitely should. More
Odds are, the name of your first beer ended in something like “light” or “ice” and it tasted like the inside of the can. You can sit there sipping your Duvel or your Chimay Rouge, buddy, but are you really going to pretend you never snuck Schlitz and Old Milwaukee out of the fridge in your parents’ garage? We assembled five stubborn craft beer fans to do a blind tasting to rank seven common inexpensive beers. The results were surprising. More
Dr. Dog has a new album out called “B-Room” and it’s been met with generally favorable reviews. Thing is, the Philly group just put out a record last year called “Be The Void,” and this year’s musical offering sounds an awful lot like that one: the soulful wailin’, the ‘60s rock and pop tropes, the bouncy, good-time vibes, the Brian Wilson-esque harmonies. Hey, while we’re at it, you can find all that on 2010’s “Shame, Shame,” which, wait a minute, sounds a lot like 2008’s “Fate”… Alright, so this is a band that has largely made a career out of putting out more of the same. But while some circles claim this is the group’s weakness, they’re wrong. It’s their greatest strength. Before Dr. Dog plays House of Blues on Thursday, we take a closer listen. More
Pumpkin beer is a polarizing subject, this year perhaps more than ever. To some brew enthusiasts, saying you love beer while drinking a Shipyard Pumpkinhead is like saying you’re a diehard Red Sox supporter when wearing a pink hat. So here’s a 12-pack of brews to drink this season that have nothing to do with those damn gourds. More