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(WRCB)   College professor plans to study stress, alcoholism. Which may be the most ingenious way to get a research grant for writing a personal diary anyone in academia has ever come up with   (wrcbtv.com) divider line 11
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2012-04-30 08:33:13 AM
ah, alcoholism - the only "disease" that anyone can diagnose for themselves.
 
2012-04-30 08:37:58 AM
Because we need another asshat saying: You have one drink once a year after inventory. That makes you alcoholic!
 
2012-04-30 08:43:07 AM
DAY 1

-OH GOD, THESE STUDENTS. I swear, if these kids were any dumber, my TA would have to wheel them into the lecture hall one by one while they typed on their damned i-phones. I need a drink.

DAY 4

-One of my Applied Physics students just asked me to settle a bet - whether Isaac Newton was in the Beatles or Led Zeppelin. Note to self - buy another bottle of Old Overholt.

DAY 10

-The contnast imbibibingg fo aolchol sems to b eworkng. Kid akdsed me if thlawss f thremodnyamics wld b on th test. Didnt caare. Alslo, I thnk the Chrair of ENglsh Lit has beeen gving me th eye, nd she lookds rely good snce she loost 150 lbs nd gott plstiic surgry lassst week.
 
2012-04-30 08:49:12 AM
I'm years ahead of these guys in human trials, and could use a grant for further, um, studies.
 
2012-04-30 08:50:16 AM
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2012-04-30 09:17:19 AM
It is stressful until you get tenure. Then it is a 6-figure part-time job.
 
2012-04-30 09:27:25 AM
As a scientist, a diary keeper, and a wannabe alcoholic, this is relevant to my interests.
 
2012-04-30 10:31:13 AM
hey subby, did you accidentally a "be" or is that some subtle joke about alcoholic mods?
 
2012-04-30 11:33:54 AM

Happy Hours: ah, alcoholism - the only "disease" that anyone can diagnose for themselves.


Indeed, you have to "diagnose" it for yourself or you'll never quit drinking, and die from it. And even then some people die, fully aware that they are alcoholics. But you don't know anything about alcoholism, do you?
 
2012-04-30 09:20:14 PM
J. Frank Parnell:

I'm years ahead of these guys in human trials, and could use a grant for further, um, studies.

You too? Maybe we ought to form a club and have meetings.
 
2012-04-30 09:31:32 PM
cryinoutloud:

Happy Hours: ah, alcoholism - the only "disease" that anyone can diagnose for themselves.

Indeed, you have to "diagnose" it for yourself or you'll never quit drinking, and die from it. And even then some people die, fully aware that they are alcoholics. But you don't know anything about alcoholism, do you?


What bullshiat. Lots of "alcoholics" can de-emphasize drinking when they want/have to, and very few fit that "irresistibly compelled to drink self to death" stereotype. AA is a religious movement, not a psychological therapy. (Whereas $cientology is neither.) And most of the AA members I've known were forced into it by the courts, spouses and/or employers; they were a long way from "hitting bottom," if such a thing exists.

It might well be the case that some people choose to drink themselves to death, but it's still a choice -- not an "irresistible force" -- and blaming the booze is a cop-out. When someone plays Frogger in traffic do you blame the Interstate?
 
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