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2007-12-25 04:37:53 AM
daychilde: Most important by far: Stay hydrated. If you alternate each serving of alcoholic beverages (a shot / a beer / a glass of wine) with a full glass of water, you'll pretty much do just fine.

This + make sure you eat properly. If you manage to get your stomach more full of drinks than food (which can happen easily, alcohol can supply you with a lot of energy that will disappear fairly suddenly), you might have a hard time getting food down later as well as have a drop in blood sugar when you start sobering up (one of the worst parts of a hangover).

Once you are recovering, make sure you drink something other than water (even tee with some sugar or honey seems to help) and eat something with plenty of energy. Unhealthy can be good - you've likely skipped a meal or two so calories and fat aren't a bad thing.

As much of a cliche as it is - something sweet + something salty and fatty is good advice. Something sweet will get your short-term blood sugar up and the salty and fatty is going to help you regain what you've lost by drinking a lot, and keep your long-term energy up as well as ensure you store some of that water you're drinking rather than instantly piss it out (a moderate amount of water retention due to salt is a good thing).

/I think I'll warm up some Finnish Christmas food.
//Which is probably among the best hangover-food there is.
///Even though I haven't had enough to drink to have a hangover...
 
2007-12-25 04:40:01 AM
Confabulat: No interest in exploring life at all? Just content to stay in the same mind you had at 16 for the remainder of your existence? No desire to see other ways of thinking?

Sounds like you are quite a dull human being. No thanks.


Yeah, obviously alcohol is going to help me see other ways of thinking. You're a real bright individual, I can tell. I've never heard anyone refer to drinking alcohol as exploring life. No, really. You're the first. And yes, I am content sober. Obviously I don't know what I'm missing, but from the looks of things, I'd say not much.
 
2007-12-25 04:41:49 AM
I'm not advocating drinking, by the way, but if you've never even tried alcohol, there's something seriously wrong with you.

You essentially fail at talking about a lot of life, because you have no experience or idea what many people go through all the time.

If you choose to be willingly ignorant and never sample alcohol, don't expect me to congratulate you. I think you're basically shallow, stupid, and ignorant.

If you drink and quit, that's another story altogether.
 
2007-12-25 04:42:54 AM
Lipo : That's where I learned that there are only three things to do in Alaska... hunt, fish, and drink, in nor particular order.

Yeah it sucks being on a frozen island. I think we have atleast 2 beer pong tournaments a week, play pool at the bars every other night and on the days I stay home I cuddle with a warm bottle of whiskey. Unless I want some good ole micro brew from the local brewery

/I know I know
// will go to AA when I get back to the lower 48
 
2007-12-25 04:44:48 AM
ignite ice: Yeah, obviously alcohol is going to help me see other ways of thinking

What do you think alcohol does?
 
2007-12-25 04:45:44 AM
This is a hangover thread. If you don't drink, you are useless to the discussion. Go away.

And... Booyaka: /Whataburger taquitos FTMFW!

This.
 
2007-12-25 04:45:47 AM
ignite ice

Why even read this thread if you have no intrest in alcohol?

/just wondering
// not being hostile
 
2007-12-25 04:46:21 AM
ignite ice: I've never heard anyone refer to drinking alcohol as exploring life.

Like I said, you choose to be ignorant about something the majority of humanity knows. You fail. You lose. We know something you don't. And apparently you like to know less than your fellow man.
 
2007-12-25 04:48:09 AM
Over the years I've found that a few judicious whiffs will whisk that hangover away. Or at least get you ready to suffer with dignity.
elvis-pelt.com
Gaaaaarrrrrrrr!
 
2007-12-25 04:51:32 AM
Confabulat ignite ice: I've never heard anyone refer to drinking alcohol as exploring life.

Like I said, you choose to be ignorant about something the majority of humanity knows. You fail. You lose. We know something you don't. And apparently you like to know less than your fellow man.


If he was recovering or had a bad experience then I would understand. Maybe had alcoholic parents or something, but still doesn't give him the right to judge the unknown. Also if he is trolling CONGRATS

/i just lost a dollar
/ too myself
 
2007-12-25 04:54:34 AM
Why is anyone sober up at this hour anyway?
 
2007-12-25 04:57:25 AM
Confabulat: Why is anyone sober up at this hour anyway?

Perhaps unable to sleep and it's Christmas so everything is closed?
 
2007-12-25 04:58:01 AM
Confabulat Why is anyone sober up at this hour anyway
I am at work till 12pm AST
anyone else have an excuse?
 
2007-12-25 05:02:00 AM
c.j.: ignite ice

Why even read this thread if you have no intrest in alcohol?

/just wondering
// not being hostile


It's 4AM and not much else to do?

Confabulat: Like I said, you choose to be ignorant about something the majority of humanity knows. You fail. You lose. We know something you don't. And apparently you like to know less than your fellow man.

You have an interesting way of viewing alcohol. I see it as something that will impair my mind, if just for a few hours. I'm not saying I will never drink. On the contrary, what I said is I never have. I also said I have friends that do, and drinking socially is something I'd be okay with, I just don't do it at the moment.

Nonetheless, even if I never do, I'm not at a disadvantage. You say I will have never experienced something that others have. Well, I'm not sure I'll ever be a millionaire either. I've never ridden a horse, gone skiing, snowboarding, skydiving -- the list is literally endless of things I've never and will never do. Why should I do any of them if I don't feel motivated to? If I don't have a desire to experience that? What's the point?
 
2007-12-25 05:04:03 AM
ignite ice: What's the point?

I dunno, living life? Same as all the other stuff you mentioned, and for the same reason a lot of people do a lot of that stuff.
 
2007-12-25 05:04:38 AM
Water. As much as you can possibly consume, and three aspirin. A few hours sleep. Won't make you 100%, but it will prevent the worst effects of a hangover. This advice is brought to you by 25 years of pro-level drinking.
 
2007-12-25 05:04:44 AM
ignite ice: You could just not drink...

/I know that's a stretch, since this is Fark
//Actually, that's a stretch anyway
///I seem to be in the minority when it comes to not drinking


what the hell is wrong with you!?
try bei8ng in a situation where you are not allowed to drink (being a muslim) and see how fast you go back
/was a muslim since birth
//until 16 year old-ness
///heavy drinking is fun as hell
////they dont card you at bars and clubs in Kuala Lampur, ever
 
2007-12-25 05:06:39 AM
ignite ice I've never ridden a horse, gone skiing, snowboarding, skydiving -- the list is literally endless of things I've never and will never do. Why should I do any of them if I don't feel motivated to? If I don't have a desire to experience that? What's the point?

Confabulat No interest in exploring life at all? Just content to stay in the same mind you had at 16 for the remainder of your existence? No desire to see other ways of thinking?

Sounds like you are quite a dull human being. No thanks.


/Sorry couldn't resist
// only joking
 
2007-12-25 05:08:36 AM
Lipo:

Brilliant!!

media.funlol.com

I can't speak to the cure, but I can offer some definitions of the levels of intensity:

http://www.slickpalm.com/2007/03/19/hangover-rating-system/
 
2007-12-25 05:10:07 AM
c.j.: Confabulat Why is anyone sober up at this hour anyway
I am at work till 12pm AST
anyone else have an excuse?


night shift on Christmas eve and Christmas....


/i know, excuses, excuses...
//mmmm....taquitos
 
2007-12-25 05:13:07 AM
oh and comparing never riding a horse or snowboarding to never having a few drinks after work or with friends on the weekends is pretty ridiculous.
 
2007-12-25 05:16:48 AM
Confabulat: ignite ice: What's the point?

I dunno, living life? Same as all the other stuff you mentioned, and for the same reason a lot of people do a lot of that stuff.


Yeah? Great for them. I'm happy for them. I really am. They're doing something they want to do. They're also doing something I don't want to do. Are you one of those people who uses phrases like, "You don't know until you try?" That's one of the dumbest phrases. There are a hell of a lot of things in life not worth trying. And while alcohol is not one of those things, it still falls into the category of things that no one has to try.

c.j.: If he was recovering or had a bad experience then I would understand. Maybe had alcoholic parents or something, but still doesn't give him the right to judge the unknown. Also if he is trolling CONGRATS

Hrm... no one in my immediately family regularly drinks. My parents and sister will socially drink. My mother's side had numerous cases of alcoholism, however. And many on my father's side drink more than regularly (North Dakota, Arkansas, Oklahoma).

I'm quite certain I would become addicted to alcohol, though. And as I initially said, I can think of better ways to spend money. You know, when you have friends that can barely pay their rent, complaining about not being able to afford this and that, but they can somehow afford alcohol, cigarettes, and a few lottery tickets every week, you start to wonder if it's really worth it to end up in their shoes.
 
2007-12-25 05:18:08 AM
All things in moderation, including moderation
 
2007-12-25 05:18:10 AM
has anyone tried the Chaser pills (new window) they advertise on tv?
 
2007-12-25 05:21:19 AM
I don't really get hangovers. I just feel cracked out and find the stories of everything I did the night before but can't remember hilariously funny.
/I can't seem to drink without transforming into my evil alter-ego Miss Hyde persona
//she's a big hit at parties
 
2007-12-25 05:21:55 AM
WockyWoooad: has anyone tried the Chaser pills (new window) they advertise on tv?

No but circle ks started selling hangover patches, they're b vitamins and asprins and junk on the underside of a patch. We did an unscientific experiment to test the credibility, I was the 'control' and got tanked with my buddy the 'variable.' Neither of us really woke up the next day hungover though. My pessimistic side says they're all bunk, but again, how would you go about testing it?
 
2007-12-25 05:28:52 AM
www.thirdwayblog.com

FTW
 
2007-12-25 05:33:25 AM
Miss Misery

Want to party with you! We should arrange a play date with our alter-egoes, but be warned mine is also hilarious and is a clepto.
Likes to steal stuff like traffic cones, yard decorations and other such useless things that I have to return the next morning when I find them in my drive way because he wouldn't let the D.D. throw them out.
 
2007-12-25 05:48:21 AM
It's been said a bunch of times in this thread, but water's the best. Unfortunately, the occasions I need it the most, I get home and pass out in bed right away.

/or water + food truck on the walk home
 
2007-12-25 05:49:43 AM
Alcohol is for loosers.
 
2007-12-25 05:55:15 AM
Commie Nazi Terrorist Alcohol is for loosers.

so... I guess your a drinker to then

/ZING!
// you mom goes to college
 
2007-12-25 05:55:23 AM
WockyWoooad: has anyone tried the Chaser pills (new window) they advertise on tv?

I have. They're crap. No better than Head ON! Apply directly to the forehead!

Just bullshiat placebo drugs. Don't waste your money.
 
2007-12-25 05:56:31 AM
ignite ice: You know, when you have friends that can barely pay their rent, complaining about not being able to afford this and that, but they can somehow afford alcohol, cigarettes, and a few lottery tickets every week, you start to wonder if it's really worth it to end up in their shoes.

You must be like 19 years old, right?
 
2007-12-25 05:58:51 AM
The best hangover remedy is Irn bru. No shiat, its amazing. Much better than Gatorade.

I rarely get hangovers, but woke up at friends house in Chicago last year with the mother of all hangovers. Could not go back to bed, had a meeting to go to and a plane to catch. No Irn bru handy. My friend gave me a vicoden tablet. 20 minutes later, no hangover.
 
2007-12-25 06:12:48 AM
Confabulat: ignite ice: You know, when you have friends that can barely pay their rent, complaining about not being able to afford this and that, but they can somehow afford alcohol, cigarettes, and a few lottery tickets every week, you start to wonder if it's really worth it to end up in their shoes.

You must be like 19 years old, right?


Laugh, I'm 22 ;-P

And the friends I was referring to range in age from 18 to 50 ;-)
 
2007-12-25 06:13:02 AM
Confabulat: ignite ice: You know, when you have friends that can barely pay their rent, complaining about not being able to afford this and that, but they can somehow afford alcohol, cigarettes, and a few lottery tickets every week, you start to wonder if it's really worth it to end up in their shoes.

You must be like 19 years old, right?


Judging by his musical taste I'd say he is my age (20), maybe a little older. Also judging by his musical taste, he should be smoking blunts, popping E, and tripping on LSD.
/Also..the Ataris? sissy boy
//I mean I liked them too when i was younger, but i have boobies ya know...
 
2007-12-25 06:15:41 AM
ignite ice: Confabulat: ignite ice: You know, when you have friends that can barely pay their rent, complaining about not being able to afford this and that, but they can somehow afford alcohol, cigarettes, and a few lottery tickets every week, you start to wonder if it's really worth it to end up in their shoes.

You must be like 19 years old, right?

Laugh, I'm 22 ;-P

And the friends I was referring to range in age from 18 to 50 ;-)


Heh, i was right, but slow...much too slow.
/I wish I were drunk..stupid going home for college for holidays
//at least there's cheetos
///no offense about the ataris, but srsly about the pot/e
 
2007-12-25 06:27:56 AM
before bed, two aspirin, a meal and two large glasses of water.

get as much sleep as possible.

when you get up,a long hot shower, steambath if possible. have sex.
big greasy breakfast. lots more water.
 
2007-12-25 06:29:53 AM
FTFA Have a cup of coffee as soon as you wake up; the caffeine reduces the size of the blood vessels that have been enlarged by the alcohol.

this would just make me severly throw up,
 
2007-12-25 06:30:10 AM
Bah, I never drink more than one beer, and that only when I'm at an actual party. I have a bottle of Rum sitting beside my computer that I got last Christmas, and it's still 1/3 full.

Then again, the reasoning behind that is a damaged liver...

/liver not damaged from beer
// unless you count that the other driver was drunk
 
2007-12-25 06:38:20 AM
My favorite remedy was a few bong hits followed by biscuits and gravy with a side of crisp bacon.

I haven't had a drink in 2 years. I got tired of the blackouts and the occasional DUI. I'm not an anti-drinking zealot, though. I love to be around drunks. I feel like General Sternwood in "The Big Sleep" He watches with an almost orgasmic pleasure as Bogart downs a brandy, then says, "I enjoyed your drink as much as you did, sir."

A man's got to know his limitations.
 
2007-12-25 06:53:19 AM
A few years ago a Professor (while skipping a lecture to teach us how to make homemade rum) informed us that a hangover is not necessarily a result of dehydration (although he said it was part of it) and more about the fermenting of alcohol in the liver to a form of formaldehyde. Any truth to this?
/Drinks gatorade and eats a piece of bread before I sleep.
 
2007-12-25 06:55:12 AM
Jamieboy: The best hangover remedy is Irn bru. No shiat, its amazing. Much better than Gatorade.

I rarely get hangovers, but woke up at friends house in Chicago last year with the mother of all hangovers. Could not go back to bed, had a meeting to go to and a plane to catch. No Irn bru handy. My friend gave me a vicoden tablet. 20 minutes later, no hangover.


Smelled like booze and vicoden? Are you Elizabeth Taylor?
 
2007-12-25 08:02:28 AM
That was an in-depth, well researched article.

/WTF
//happy holidays
 
2007-12-25 08:09:36 AM
I know this is Fark and everybody hates on McDonalds here, but I swear there is something magical in a Big Mac value meal the next day that works wonders on a hangover.
 
2007-12-25 08:13:54 AM
Speaking of Bloody Mary's:

3 oz Clamato
3 oz V8
tsp Horse Radish
big pinch Kosher Salt (tips hat to Mr. A Brown)
a good number of turns of Freshly ground pepper
Jigger and a half Vodak (any will really do as it is going into a mix)
Either - Kosher dill or Pickled Asparagus spear as garnish
Olive

Nova's Bloody Mary recipe - MC and HNY

/having one now!
 
2007-12-25 08:15:04 AM
A nice line of blow will take the edge off ANY hangover.

/old Ninja trick.
 
2007-12-25 08:22:31 AM
1. I've found that pounding water while you drink doesn't help, the alcohol has no problem moving that right out of you. That is, you just pee more.

2. Drink on a full stomach if you just like the act of imbibing and want to slow down getting drunk. But either way, you have to metabalize that alcohol and you will just pay the piper later, maybe when you are sleeping.

3. So I drink on an almost-empty stomach (not hungry).

4. I take a shot of this before I start drinking, and it really DOES WORK:

sherwoodlocksmithing.com

5. Pacing yourself is critical. This is the single hardest thing to do. Get a nice buzz on, but when you know you are "there" proceed to step 6.

6. Eat a big meal.

7. Take another shot of GLACIAL MILK (or some other high-end liquid nutrient complex.)

8. Sleep.

9. If you have a hangover, you did something wrong. There is no "curing" it. The only thing you can do is:

10. Drink plenty of water and eat as much as you can, fatty foods. Have an ibuprofen for a headache.

11. Get some exercise to get your blood flowing and metabalism flushing your poisoned cells out.

12. Either take a nap in the afternoon or have a few drinks in the evening. Note: the drinks won't get you drunk, make sure this isn't your goal or you will be repeating everything. It will just level you out to normal as withdrawl is satiated.
 
2007-12-25 08:23:51 AM
guardian_devil: A few years ago a Professor (while skipping a lecture to teach us how to make homemade rum) informed us that a hangover is not necessarily a result of dehydration (although he said it was part of it) and more about the fermenting of alcohol in the liver to a form of formaldehyde. Any truth to this?
/Drinks gatorade and eats a piece of bread before I sleep.


Metabalizing, maybe, but I sincerely hope your professor didn't say fermenting. Alcohol doesn't ferment. It is a by-product of fermentation by yeast.
 
2007-12-25 08:24:48 AM
step 0: never drink in the first 21 years of your life.
step 1: drink half a bottle of 110 proof rum in half an hour.
step 2: pass out shortly thereafter.
step 3: wake up at 3am, sober as fark, with zero hangover.
step 4: get angry.
 
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