Category Archives: Stuff & nonsense


While the Beachbum is not above shameless self-promotion, he’s generally too lazy to indulge in it. But now Tiki mugmaker and mixologist extraordinaire Cass Junkhauler McClure has given the Bum a shot in the arm, in the form of a tattoo on Cass’s arm (pictured above). Energized by this homage, we’ve managed to work up […]

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If you’re still wondering whether the Tiki Revival has legs, consider Black Mountain, North Carolina, where the last pop culture trend to penetrate city limits was bear-baiting. Passing through the area recently, the Beachbum entered the local Ingles supermarket in search of limes and ice.  There, just inside the door, he found a coin-operated novelty […]

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We saw a werewolf drinking a Pina Colada at Trader Vic’s.  And some zombies drinking Zombies, and a goblin nursing a Mai Tai (pictured above).  They were with a large party of pirates, steampunks, Jedis, Highlanders, Orcs, Sleestaks, and various anime characters whose costumes we couldn’t make head or tail of, except for their tails. […]

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If we had a nickel for every article that mentions us this summer … we’d have a quarter. In his “Tiki Time” article for this month’s Fine Cooking magazine, Camper English premieres the Beachbum’s new Barbary Swizzle recipe; not to be outdone, Jimi Gonzalez runs two Bum recipes in his “Mixing It Up” piece on […]

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The blogosphere is atwitter over our new book, Beachbum Berry Remixed.  (We can’t tell you if Twitter is atwitter, because beachbums do not tweet.) Over at Dr. Bamboo, Craig Mrusek writes:   “Remixed combines the info from Grog Log and Intoxica! and wraps it all up with a boatload of full-color photos and illustrations. You get […]

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