Category Archives: Stuff & nonsense

FORMULA BUM RACING

Although he regularly goes without shelter, the Bum has led a sheltered life. For example, he was completely ignorant of the strange world of sports marketing … until last week, when his pal Wayne Curtis alerted him to the debut of the Rum Bum, a race car owned by Luis Bacardi, the great-grandson of the […]

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GATOR WINS DERBY

In 1959, Fort Lauderdale’s Mai-Kai restaurant won a national cocktail competition with the Derby Daiquiri, which went on to become the official drink of the Gulfstream racetrack’s $100,000 Florida Derby. A special glass was created for the “$100,000 Drink,” with a golden stem in the shape of a jockey. The Mai-Kai once stocked hundreds of […]

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A PROFESSOR WITH NO CLASS

Normally when we get a swelled head, it’s from too many Zombies. But some recent articles are having the same effect on our noggin. In an interview at Saveur.com, we’re referred to as “Professor Tiki” and allowed to pontificate at length (perhaps because we were lucky enough to have Justine Sterling as our interviewer: “As […]

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BEWARE THE BUMBOT

The Bum has been 86’d from many a bar, but all that’s about to change. Because before you can get tossed out of a bar, you have to get into the bar. And now, thanks to tavern owners like Rufus Terrill, proprietor of O’Terrill’s Irish Pub in Atlanta, riff-raff like us can get the bum’s […]

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US

Pictured above: photographer Sven Kirsten and diorama artist Bosko Hrnjak shooting the cover of Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log, way back in April of 1998. We’d like to thank our liver for holding out long enough to celebrate the tenth anniversary of our first book. It’s hard to believe the Grog Log was published a decade […]

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