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(BBC)   Scottish minister says it's okay to get drunk "once in a while"   ( divider line
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2005-01-31 07:07:05 PM  
Jesus. More people drink than not. Never understood why comments like this are so... SHOCKING!
2005-01-31 07:11:23 PM  
I woulda pegged the irish for this one
2005-01-31 07:19:22 PM  
Actually, he said "wunsh in a while (hic)"
2005-01-31 07:27:40 PM  
Deserves the hero tag. Those who take life way too seriously really need to lighten up and get drunk.
2005-01-31 07:31:05 PM  
Irish, Scottish, not much difference. We are celts. Which means we are drunks.

I'm Scots, English, Welsh, and Irish in about that order. Look at my photo. Can't you see it?
2005-01-31 08:50:55 PM  

I woulda pegged the irish for this one

An Irishman saying this wouldn't have made the news.
2005-01-31 09:36:34 PM  
"By all means get drunk once in a while..." - Jack McConnell,
First Minister &
[image from too old to be available]
2005-01-31 09:56:01 PM  
I just want to go on record as saying that I was originally going to use the "[image from too old to be available]" tag when I submmitted this, but changed my mind at the last minute.

2005-01-31 10:27:30 PM  
Isn't Noah's drinking problem well documented somewhere in the bible?

And if I remember correctly, the man of the house was upset when Jesus turned the water into wine, because it was good wine, and not the stuff that they usually put out after every gets drunk.
2005-01-31 11:08:39 PM  
Once in a while, once a day, what's the difference?
2005-01-31 11:35:50 PM  
You're either drunk with us or you're drunk against us.
2005-01-31 11:35:50 PM  
I'm counting down the seconds until my "while" is up.

Oh fark it.

/Sam Adams #6 and counting
2005-01-31 11:36:43 PM  
Ash a Scotsman, I sdhay shish is thhhe besht advishe anywho could eevery give ya.
2005-01-31 11:37:42 PM  
And if I remember correctly, the man of the house was upset when Jesus turned the water into wine

You remember wrong. He was all like, "This is some primo liquor, d00d. j00 r0x0r!"
2005-01-31 11:38:19 PM  
Picklehead: Irish, Scottish, not much difference. We are celts. Which means we are drunks.

Exactly. Im Scottish, Irish, and German, so, alcohol is in my blood. Plus I play bagpipes, not sure what that means, but I do.
2005-01-31 11:38:31 PM  
drunk right now....Ol' E!
2005-01-31 11:40:04 PM  
binnster would normally comment on subjects of this nature, but he's drunk as a skunk somewhere down Aberdeen high street, probably near the kebab shop.
2005-01-31 11:42:39 PM  
Nothing in excess, including moderation.
2005-01-31 11:42:41 PM  
Antarctic Fox

For a politician, Jack McConnell's not a bad bloke. If the Westminster parliment was more like the Scottish one I think things would be better.
2005-01-31 11:44:07 PM  
As long as 'a while' can mean every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, plus some other nights sometimes, then I'm ok, according to a Scottish minister. Phew. Crisis averted.
2005-01-31 11:44:46 PM  
Is that a metric 'while'?
2005-01-31 11:46:22 PM  
Oh, aye!
2005-01-31 11:46:25 PM  
You're not supposed to tell teenagers to get drunk.

You're supposed to keep them sober, so they can drive you home.

/and hold your hair back while you puke
2005-01-31 11:48:34 PM  
As Scottish Minister for Health and Physical Activity I would like to add that it's also OK to shag sheep "Once in a while"

Cheers Toyvo
2005-01-31 11:49:00 PM  
Aye, weel, peer miser mconnell mist come tae understand that he shid stert a war aginst at enemy them American skallywags

Whit a rare sight it is tae see a ministerial of the crown geeing us the go ahead. What a loon

It wis pourin wi rain awa aboot twa o clock at nicht an eh booze wis still flowing tae all
2005-01-31 11:55:48 PM  
Half Man Half Biscuit

Are you in Aberdeen too?

/lives 5 mins from the kebab shops on holburn/rose and chapel street
/lives beside a french school where french kids are taught by the scottish system
/lives beside the grammar schoool
/hates scotland
2005-02-01 12:00:16 AM  
I really do think this is a racial thing. Me, I'm mostly Irish with some Scot and Polish. Alcohol is practically the definition of happiness. My GF however is mostly chinese, and she is flabberghasted that someone would actually want to get drunk. She likes the 'buzz' of a sip or two, but a whole glass makes her turn red and feel ill.
2005-02-01 12:01:14 AM  
lets add another [image from too old to be available] tag to this thread.

2005-02-01 12:04:45 AM  

And if I remember correctly, the man of the house was upset when Jesus turned the water into wine

Actually Jesus said, "Watch me turn this water into funk!" Then everyone started doing disco.
2005-02-01 12:06:59 AM  
I agree with whoflungpoop. As much as I applaud this guy's inspiring stance on youth alcohol dependency, if authority figures say getting drunk is ok then you're depriving future generations of the pretension that they were the first, as well as fond memories to reminisce about when the deathly embrace of middle-age overcomes you.

If you really love love kids, tell them it's totally forbidden and they'll burn in hell forever if they defy you. They won't thank you, but they'll enjoy life a hell of alot more.

/former catholic
//hoists a guinness
2005-02-01 12:16:46 AM  
1 Timothy 5:23
23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities

My stomach has been bothering me for a while now.
2005-02-01 12:28:32 AM  
A Scottish preacher tumbled down the stairs at home with a bottle of 12 year old whisky in his coat. As he got to his feet in a bit of a daze, he felt something wet on his arm. "Dear Lord" he said "let it be blood!"
2005-02-01 12:33:51 AM  
2005-02-01 12:34:02 AM  
WHEW! Well... that's a relief.
2005-02-01 12:34:33 AM  
I see no problem drinking..hell you can drink everyday if you want to (I can't I get sick at the sight of liqiour after night of drinking) just do it in moderation people. Moderation is the key..know your limit and don't push yourself..When I was young I used to drink way to much and praying to the porcelin gods..not fun..After a couple times I know how much and in what space of time I can drink so I'm fine... My cousin unfortunally doesn't know when to stop and always gets farked up..Drinking is only a problem when you never learn how to control yourself
2005-02-01 12:37:55 AM  
I don't have a drinking problem either.

I drink, I fall down - no problem!

/getting tired and a bit punchy
2005-02-01 12:38:19 AM  
Hearing my bacardi 151 calling..yes I'm coming
2005-02-01 12:46:57 AM  

Nothing in excess, including moderation.

Is that a paradox?

2005-02-01 12:59:14 AM  
2005-02-01 12:38:19 AM Greenbeanx

Hearing my bacardi 151 calling..yes I'm coming

"Bacardi 151 Rum is a high proof (75.5% alc/volume), dark aromatic rum produced by Bacardi."

2005-02-01 01:21:09 AM  
fark drunk right now...did i mention fark it?
2005-02-01 01:22:10 AM  
I'm sure even MADD would admit that getting drunk once in a while is alright. As long as you don't drive.

Why is this shocking?
2005-02-01 01:23:11 AM  
fark the farkity farkers who dont farking drink.
2005-02-01 01:24:36 AM  
Heaven forbid that you try to educate by speaking the truth and common sense! Is that even allowed???
2005-02-01 01:25:30 AM  
Anyone else find it ironic that you can post picturses of boobies and bush but yet you cant say fark or what i mean?
2005-02-01 01:26:40 AM last post was an example of why you shouldnt drink and post.
2005-02-01 01:42:29 AM  
used to go to church with people that absolutey hated the very notion of drinking. they were great people, but the drinking thing was not at all tolerated. however, they sure did like their potlucks. hmmmm... is being a drunk worse than being a glutton? which does the Bigguy hate more?
2005-02-01 01:44:05 AM  
If it's not SCOTTISH - it's CRAP!!!!

/not scottish, but drinking P\Br
//not a very relevant comment
///doesn't care
2005-02-01 01:46:47 AM  
He's not a religious minister, he's the first minister of the scottish parliament. Kinda like a lame crippled president.
2005-02-01 02:06:00 AM  
God gave the Scots whisky to keep them from taking over the world.

BTW, Scotland is probably the only country where a man's right to drink is protected by law. According to law, you can get a drink on sunday only if you have traveled at least three miles.
2005-02-01 03:46:27 AM  
"The first minister should withdraw these remarks immediately."

How do you actually "withdraw" words that have been spoken?
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