If you’re looking for a cheap way to stay warm this winter, check out Bum Wine’s gallery of high-proof fortified wines: It provides
essential information about Night Train, Thunderbird, Cisco, and other skid-row classics.
Cisco has a “sticky, sickingly [sic] sweet taste with a hint of antifreeze,” the site informs us, before addressing the theory that Wild Irish Rose is really a Republican “conspiracy . . . to kill the homeless.” One thing we’ve learned on Bum Wine is that the “MD” in MD 20/20 does not, in fact, stand for Mad Dog (or even the medical doctor you’ll require after drinking a bottle or two) — it’s short for Mogen David. “Don’t drink too much of any of these or you might find yourself at the local middleschool sniffing bicycle seats,” the authors conclude.
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