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Worst Sports Excesses of the Decade

Pacman Jones' strip club behavior typifies the sad new culture

(Newser) - American sports culture descended into sheer decadence this decade, and no single incident sums it better than Pacman Jones' "making it rain" with cash in a Vegas strip club in 2007, writes Clay Travis for Fanhouse. The chaos that ensued after he tossed around the money—reportedly about $100,... More »

Economy's in for Grueling Hangover

Time to pay for the party

(Newser) - The federal government’s giant bailout plan sparked a stock market surge—but it’s unlikely the economic turbulence will end anytime soon, warns David Leonhardt in the New York Times. “It’s been a long period of excess” lasting over a decade, and now the dot-com, stock market... More »

Cup of Joe Getting Smaller

Chicago coffee maker nixes 20-ounce drinks, for flavor's sake

(Newser) - One purveyor of fine coffee is drawing a line in the sand: Come Aug. 1, Chicago brewer and distributor Intelligentsia will phase out its 20-ounce option—or venti, per Starbucks lingo, the Chicago Tribune reports. Brewing such a large cup dilutes the proportions necessary for maximum flavor, Intelligentsia's CEO says,... More »

Cheers! London Club Concocts $70K Drink

Recipe calls for cognac, champagne, and a diamond ring

(Newser) - Start with some expensive cognac and champagne, add brown sugar and bitters—don't forget the 11-carat white diamond ring for the bottom of the glass—and voila, you've got the world's most expensive drink. London's exclusive Movida nightclub launched the drink, called the Flawless, today, and a 28-year-old property developer... More »

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