basketpong1Tired of beer pong? Want to try something different? Check this shit out.

Basket pong. We decided to accept the burden of drinking and having a good time with this new game. And it was all for you, the reader. We’d do anything for you.

So you set up this backboard and put cups in that 3-2-3 formation you can see in the picture. There’s another slot farther down the pole (which is not pictured) to hold the water cup. It also collapses into a portable suitcase. Then you throw balls into the cups according to the rules you just made up, at least until it starts devolving into a free-for-all-let’s-get-drunk-fest. read more »

PARTYWe’ve all been there. It’s Friday (or Thursday, or Saturday or Sunday) night, and the sun has retired beyond the horizon. Dinner is over, and you’re standing at the threshold of another weekend evening in Berkeley. Do you go out? Do you stay in? There are a lot of potential activities that could determine the trajectory of your night’s path. However, these potential activities all depend on how much residual energy you have from another taxing week at Cal. Lucky for you, we’ve made a handy dandy party scale that you should all pin on your walls and refer to every weekend until the end of time.

Level 1: Sleep (and/or refresh Facebook and Tumblr for a few hours)

Sometimes it happens. Maybe it was a long week, filled with midterms and expert bullshitting tactics. It’s not something we can control. It’s always a good thing to fall asleep at 10 p.m. and to slip into a small coma for 12+ hours. Even if that means passing out in your jeans.

Level 2: Get some take out and watch T.V.

For those nights when you’re not on the verge of death but you’re also not super stoked about leaving your house. You’re already in your pajamas and in bed. Time to have a fat party. Call in some Thai food, crack open a gallon of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and put on some restorative television (“30 Rock” is a great fit). read more »

AAThe prevalence of drinking on a college campus isn’t exactly breaking news. In fact, some go as far as to call this alcohol-consuming lifestyle part of the college culture. While many universities have accepted this, others such as the University of Wisconsin-Madison take the issue more seriously.

As of this semester, university officials are fining students for underage drinking, which the students will have to pay out of their pockets. The fine consists of a payment to the local police department ($263.50) and “substance-abuse counseling” which costs $78 for two group sessions or $200 for two personal sessions (because students might want extra attention for their alleged “substance-abuse problem”). We don’t know about y’all, but we sure as hell don’t have $400 just lying around in case of an emergency alcohol violation. read more »

ButterbeerHarry Potter-inspired alcoholic beverages — the greatest invention we’ve heard of all semester.

According to Cady Heron, Halloween is the one night in the year where a girl can dress up like a slut and no on can say anything about it. According to the Clog, Halloween is the one night in the year — especially since the movies are done with — where we’re allowed to wear our Hogwarts garb without people glaring at us strangely (hey, just cuz we’re in Slytherin doesn’t mean you have to hate). And according to colleges in America, Halloween is just another excuse to get absolutely wasted.

But are you tired of the Butterbeer and pumpkin juice staples of your high school days? If so, we here at the Clog are nerding out over this fantastic discovery: Harry Potter drinks. True, it’ll cost you a few more Galleons than you may have, but trust us, it’ll be worth it.

Here are a few standouts that all of-age Muggles should try: read more »

So you’re drinking age now and you think you can hang with the big boys in San Francisco. Not so fast, bucko. You’ve got to know where to go, and you’ve got to know what to avoid.

Eater SF debuted its continuously expanding map of douchiest bars in the city, so now you can thank your lucky stars you’ll be spared holier-than-thou hipsters and suits with hair gel up the wazoo.

Medjool and Matrix top (bottom?) the blacklist, but really there’s enough douche to go around a few more bars. Go on, stand up for your right to drink in a fine establishment.

Image Source: joeywan under Creative Commons
Eater Map: Your Guide to San Francisco’s Douchiest Bars [SF Eater]
Make a Poo That’ll Make You Proud

The Sacramento Bee reports that the administrations of UC Berkeley and Stanford University are “considering” backing an initiative that seeks to lower the legal drinking age to 18. If they decide to back the Amethyst Initiative, they will join over 100 other colleges that hope a revised age to lawfully get smashed, as it’s called in legal circles, will address widespread problems that exist with the current law. read more »

We can understand the importance of water when it’s hot like this in Berkeley. However, things get mighty ugly when water is used inappropriately. Don’t be another statistic. Drink (and use) responsively. Otherwise, you’ll end up in the PoLo.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007
7:11 a.m., Eastside by I-House Lot, Memorial Stadium: chalking.

Damn treehuggers. You’ve got nothing on Student Action.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007
3:00 p.m., Memorial Stadium: Report of drummers disturbing the peace for more than three hours.

What’s with you noisy brats, anyway? Can’t you take that drumming somewhere private, eh? It’s three in the afternoon and you’re ruining the right to take a delicious afternoon nap.

Thursday, May 3, 2007
1:30 p.m., Moffit Library: Eating/drinking in the stacks. One male student, 20, involved.

Oh, that’s hardcore. You know it’s a slow day when this gets mention in the police logs.

Saturday, May 5, 2007
11:25 p.m., I-House: Report of vandalism to window via water bottle.

How exactly does one accomplish that? We guess wet windows equal vandalized property.

Sunday, May 6, 2007
6:00 p.m. Unit 1-Christian: Officer speaks to one female student, 21, and one male student, 20, about disturbing the peace on campus and throwing water balloons.

It seems water is a contentious item on campus. Stop wasting our precious resources, ya heard?

PoLo is compiled from the UC Police Department’s online Daily Activity Bulletin.
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