Drink of the Week: The Band Wagon (TCM Fest Salute #3)

The Bandwagon.For fans of classic era film musicals, 1953’s “The Bandwagon” usually ranks somewhere just below “Singin’ in the Rain” in terms of sheer greatness. Devotees of director Vincente Minelli might even argue it’s somewhat better. At the same time, like it’s competition, the final film I saw at this year’s TCM Fest is not a movie that takes itself seriously. Indeed, the whole point of the film is that even just a little too much gravitas can have some pretty disastrous show business outcomes. It’s also a given by the conclusion that, when something isn’t working, it’s best to throw out your original idea and start something new.

Not unlike the behind-the-scenes story of an initially troubled Broadway musical, my road to creating a decent drink was beset by troubles. To start with, I was feeling a bit under the weather, so I decided to skip a few days drinking, leaving me only a couple of nights to work on this week’s drink.

My problem, once I finally got started, was that I was somewhat overly besotted with one of the lesser known numbers from the film, the adorably mock-Teutonic “I Love Luisa” and its intoxicating refrain, “More beer!” Indeed, I had so much luck with some previous drinks topped off with beer that I was sure my conception was sound. It wasn’t.

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Bachelor party locations around the world

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Apart from the ceremony itself, the most memorable part of your wedding is likely to be what comes before it. That’s right: the bachelor party. This is your opportunity to let your hair down and have a wild time with your best buddies. As the 16th-century German monk Martin Luther is quoted as saying: “He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.” Even this theologian realized that a bit of hedonism from time to time is a good thing, and hedonism is certainly what you expect from a bachelor party.

But where should you go? Take a look at these destinations and see what you think.

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Tips for Healing Mentally and Physically from an Injury

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If you’re a man who relies on your strength, endurance and mobility to make a living, getting injured can be more than just a blow to your physical well-being, but your mental state as well. In fact, it’s a nightmare. The more severe an injury is, the more work has to be done to get back to your old self. Depending on the extent of the injuries, this could also mean time off from work and limited activity. And, of course, no one wants that.

Ultimately, the best thing you can do is allow yourself enough time to really heal. Not just physically, but mentally as well. Many men try and mask the emotion of dealing with an injury and instead begin to rely on things like alcohol and prescribed medications to get past it.

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Where to Buy Anything for Less Than Full Price

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For centuries, bartering was an art form every man was taught. But when capitalism and corporations took over the economy, haggling wasn’t happening. Then came the internet.

Now businesses from all over the world are competing for your business by offering goods at discount prices. There are also platforms that actually encourage haggling and savvy auction skills to score deals. Buyers once again have the upper hand at the websites below.

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Real World: Indianapolis – Behind the scenes at the 100th Indy 500

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Eight strangers picked to live in two Airbnb houses: One, “The Cool House,” summered only by an Indianapolis drug lord. And the second, “The Misery House,” loaded with enough 95-year old women and crucifixes to make Kathy Bates blush. What happens when people stop being polite and start getting real? The Real World: Indianapolis.

Thanks to #InsideIndy access via Verizon, Bullz-Eye is on location at “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” so YOU don’t have to be. And if you were assigned the second Airbnb house, like our colleagues from Busted Coverage and Coed, a couch in The Cool House would look really good to you, really fast.

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