7 People Who Will Ruin Your Kentucky Derby Party

The Run for the Roses is a special quasi-holiday where college students get bombed on the Churchill Downs infield, millionaires rub elbows in suites above, and everyone else attends an afternoon-long party that ends with people yelling loudly at a television screen for two minutes. But like a real-life version of the video game "Paperboy," certain attendees at the soiree will block your path to...

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Our NFL Draft Drinking Game Will Melt Your Face

The NFL and ESPN have revamped the format for the broadcast of the NFL draft -- which can only mean one thing: We need a new drinking game. And so, to help everyone have a little more fun as ESPN airs the first round tonight during prime time, beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST (check local listings), Asylum has devised the incredibly important NFL Draft Night Drinking Game. Rest assured, ESPN draft...

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How 'Silly Little Game' of Fantasy Baseball Became a Multimillion-Dollar Industry

Fantasy baseball has been called a lot of things -- geeky, stupid, boring, silly, a waste of time. And all of these things might be true. But before it was even called fantasy baseball, the game made mainstream by the Internet was first called "Rotisserie League Baseball" in 1979 by the game's creator and his league's founding members. That now-legendary Rotisserie League is the subject of...

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Go Green for Earth Day With Athletes for Hope

He may be an unproven 27-year-old speedster with fewer than 400 at-bats to his name, but Cincinnati Reds outfielder Chris Dickerson is definitely an all-star when it comes to helping the environment. Dickerson will be riding his bike to and from the Great American Ball Park every day leading up to Earth Day on April 22. As a spokesman for Athletes for Hope (AFH), along with cyclist Lance...

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Evil Clown Stalking Service Is for Adults Only

Let us set the record straight: Dominic Deville, the proprietor of the bizarre Evil Clown stalking service in Lucerne, Switzerland, does not follow and scare kids. It's an adults-only service, as we were advised by the chaps at Asylum UK and as reported to the U.K.-based blog News:Lite. This revelation was thoroughly disappointing to us, because what's a good evil clown who doesn't scare...

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'Actionfest' -- the Film Festival With a Body Count

Actionfest, the first festival for action films, is by far the coolest event you will read about (and hopefully see) this week. The festival features 25 action films with stars from across the globe, as well as a free stunt show and a tribute to action legend Chuck Norris who will be on hand to accept a lifetime achievement award. Set to kick off on Thursday, April 15, in Asheville, N.C.,...

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Tips for Drinking Abroad From Zane Lamprey of 'Three Sheets'

Zane Lamprey is a professional drinker. Some of you may claim to share the title, but Lamprey actually gets paid for his efforts. Lamprey, a comedian by trade, describes himself as an accidental expert on alcohol. For the past few years, Lamprey has hosted a television show called "Three Sheets," which has taken him to 50 countries around the world to engage in foreign drinking customs....

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Win an Authentic Washington Nationals Teddy Roosevelt Bobblehead Doll

Poor Teddy Roosevelt can't buy a victory: With three 2010 National Presidents Races in the books, he remains winless. Just before opening day, Asylum chronicled the off-season training efforts of the Washington Nationals' lovable loser Teddy Roosevelt, who competes in the Presidents Race every home game against three other foam-headed stand-ins for dead presidents. Teddy has never won the race....

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Nationals' Lovable Loser Teddy Roosevelt Poised to Break Epic Winless Streak

Theodore Roosevelt is convinced that this year will finally be the year. We're talking, of course, about the frenzied footrace that a costumed reincarnation of our 26th president competes in during the fourth inning of every Washington Nationals home game. Each contest pits Teddy Ballgame against the foam-headed stand-ins for three other dead presidents -- George Washington, Abraham Lincoln...

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What's the Most Embarrassing Song on Your iPod?

The digital age leaves little room for deniability. Your iPod is your iPod, and so are the songs on it. Which is great, except for those moments when a friend picks up your device and scrolls through to reveal a few of your awful, embarrassing secrets. Or worse, if someone decides to plug your iPod into a set of speakers at a party. With that in mind, Asylum decided to poll its writers with...

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