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2012-08-20 08:18:28 AM
Cheers!
 
2012-08-20 08:18:36 AM
Drunker too.
 
2012-08-20 08:19:36 AM
Well, duh.

DNRTFA
 
2012-08-20 08:20:19 AM
Remember that three-kegger at Vicki's that one time? No? Neither do I, WHOOOOOO!
 
2012-08-20 08:20:44 AM
OW, My balls.
 
2012-08-20 08:22:42 AM
Chances are these students get more action, have more social interactions, and sleep more. Shocking they'd be happier.
 
2012-08-20 08:24:16 AM
There's always a silver lining...
 
2012-08-20 08:24:56 AM
They are until test time rolls around and they flunk out.
 
2012-08-20 08:25:18 AM
Binge Drinkers are ALWAYS the happiest.

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2012-08-20 08:29:32 AM
But what if you're an angry drunk?
 
mhd
2012-08-20 08:29:43 AM
More than five drinks at a time, during a fortnight. In those studies, a "drink" is often 0.25l (8.5 oz) or beer or the equivalent. So if you're drinking three pints in an evening, you're already in the "let's streak across the quad!" group. They should've done this study with a few more levels of "binge-ness", and see if the happiness coefficient continues along with drunktardness.

/As a Bavarian, I probably had single beer vessels that took me straight into binge territory
 
2012-08-20 08:31:57 AM
This is clearly relevant only to American binge-drinking students.
 
2012-08-20 08:32:21 AM
As a student five beers is just the start of the day .....my day starts ....oh.........12ish.......
 
2012-08-20 08:32:51 AM
E=MC Hammered
 
2012-08-20 08:35:45 AM
Andre the Giant...now that is drinking....90+ beers an evening.

I have a pic somewhere.......
 
2012-08-20 08:35:59 AM
Binge drinking was defined as consuming more than four drinks on one occasion for women, and more than five for men, at least once during a two-week period.

www.bbc.co.uk

I think you meant to say "two hour" there, luv.
 
2012-08-20 08:41:25 AM
"Norm" George Wentz on Cheers is a legendary beer drinker........on the show he pretty much plays himself.
 
2012-08-20 08:45:55 AM
If you are at college and not excedding these standards for "binge drinking" you probably have no social life.
 
2012-08-20 08:46:49 AM
This isn't that ground breaking. Of course the kids who party are going to have more fun/be happier than the dorks who sit in their dorm and study all day.
 
2012-08-20 08:49:55 AM

mhd: More than five drinks at a time, during a fortnight. In those studies, a "drink" is often 0.25l (8.5 oz) or beer or the equivalent. So if you're drinking three pints in an evening, you're already in the "let's streak across the quad!" group. They should've done this study with a few more levels of "binge-ness", and see if the happiness coefficient continues along with drunktardness.

/As a Bavarian, I probably had single beer vessels that took me straight into binge territory


welcome to teetotalling USofA. It's to the point where I just lie whenever a doctor (or whomever) asks how much I drink.

Baryogenesis: But what if you're an angry drunk?


And this is my problem, right there. So I GOTS to watch how much I'm drankin'.
 
2012-08-20 08:50:23 AM
Binge drinking is linked to alcoholism later in life in some fraction of people who do it in college. And regular consumption of large quantities of alcohol really stresses your vital organs over time.

Life is a marathon, not a sprint, so keep that in mind when considering what's important in terms of social interactions and habits in college and beyond. If you want real happiness, live in moderation.
 
mhd
2012-08-20 08:57:39 AM

mekkab: welcome to teetotalling USofA. It's to the point where I just lie whenever a doctor (or whomever) asks how much I drink.


I got the unit measurements from a German study I recently read about. A quick googling results in the following measurements, used by international scientists: 0.12l wine, 0.36l beer, 0.04l spirits. In recent years, the definition seems to have changed to any amount of drinks that raises your BAC over 0.08, which seems more reasonable.
 
2012-08-20 09:03:21 AM
No wonder Splat is such a happy whale.
 
2012-08-20 09:04:26 AM
Animatronik Life is a marathon, not a sprint

That is why I smoke a pipe........slows me down......takes anywhere from ten to sixty minutes to smoke one properly.


Pipe smokers live longer than non smokers..........
 
2012-08-20 09:09:37 AM

SweetDickens: As a student five beers is just the start of the day .....my day starts ....oh.........12ish.......


As a self-employed adult, my day starts whenever the hell I want it to, and I also have beer for breakfast. I can't walk into the world 100% sober. I find that a two-beer breakfast keeps me from being annoyed. Keep in mind that you're not supposed to actually be drunk at breakfast - just enough to keep a grin on your face.

A notable breakfast beer: Abita Purple Haze. I normally don't go for beers brewed with fruit, but it tastes almost like a soda and just goes down so smooth while taking a shower. That's right. Showerbeer. Great morning brew that's easy on the stomach. Some people drink soda or sweet juices to get them going; I drink beer.

/well-oiled, astoundingly engineered, remorseless drinking machine
 
2012-08-20 09:12:52 AM
Last i checked the real goal for most people attending college was to get a farking education.

So when did "being happy" trump the importance of "getting an education"?

Seriously, who gives a fark about how "happy" you are while attending college? In fact I'd love for them to then compare the GPA's of the students. How well did the binge drinkers do in terms of that... or in terms of getting their degrees and earning potential compared to the people that didn't binge drink?

Seriously... shiat like this just pisses me off. Valuing something temporary and meaningless over something with real value and worth. Not saying that happiness isn't important... but fark it all... stop it with the bullshiat frat boy attitude and start taking the college opportunity seriously
 
2012-08-20 09:14:06 AM

dickfreckle: SweetDickens: As a student five beers is just the start of the day .....my day starts ....oh.........12ish.......

As a self-employed adult, my day starts whenever the hell I want it to, and I also have beer for breakfast. I can't walk into the world 100% sober. I find that a two-beer breakfast keeps me from being annoyed. Keep in mind that you're not supposed to actually be drunk at breakfast - just enough to keep a grin on your face.

A notable breakfast beer: Abita Purple Haze. I normally don't go for beers brewed with fruit, but it tastes almost like a soda and just goes down so smooth while taking a shower. That's right. Showerbeer. Great morning brew that's easy on the stomach. Some people drink soda or sweet juices to get them going; I drink beer.

/well-oiled, astoundingly engineered, remorseless drinking machine


you sound like an alcoholic
 
2012-08-20 09:16:19 AM

Bell-fan: Last i checked the real goal for most people attending college was to get a farking education.

So when did "being happy" trump the importance of "getting an education"?

Seriously, who gives a fark about how "happy" you are while attending college? In fact I'd love for them to then compare the GPA's of the students. How well did the binge drinkers do in terms of that... or in terms of getting their degrees and earning potential compared to the people that didn't binge drink?

Seriously... shiat like this just pisses me off. Valuing something temporary and meaningless over something with real value and worth. Not saying that happiness isn't important... but fark it all... stop it with the bullshiat frat boy attitude and start taking the college opportunity seriously


I'd actually expect it to be a bell curve, where people who went out on occasion to blow some steam performed better than miserable kids who stay/sleep in the library studying all day. Diminishing returns and all that. Besides, you're squandering a lot of valuable opportunities in college if youre living it like an ascetic monk.
 
2012-08-20 09:18:23 AM

Doom MD: dickfreckle: SweetDickens: As a student five beers is just the start of the day .....my day starts ....oh.........12ish.......

As a self-employed adult, my day starts whenever the hell I want it to, and I also have beer for breakfast. I can't walk into the world 100% sober. I find that a two-beer breakfast keeps me from being annoyed. Keep in mind that you're not supposed to actually be drunk at breakfast - just enough to keep a grin on your face.

A notable breakfast beer: Abita Purple Haze. I normally don't go for beers brewed with fruit, but it tastes almost like a soda and just goes down so smooth while taking a shower. That's right. Showerbeer. Great morning brew that's easy on the stomach. Some people drink soda or sweet juices to get them going; I drink beer.

/well-oiled, astoundingly engineered, remorseless drinking machine

you sound like an alcoholic


Your point being?
 
2012-08-20 09:21:02 AM

dickfreckle: Doom MD: dickfreckle: SweetDickens: As a student five beers is just the start of the day .....my day starts ....oh.........12ish.......

As a self-employed adult, my day starts whenever the hell I want it to, and I also have beer for breakfast. I can't walk into the world 100% sober. I find that a two-beer breakfast keeps me from being annoyed. Keep in mind that you're not supposed to actually be drunk at breakfast - just enough to keep a grin on your face.

A notable breakfast beer: Abita Purple Haze. I normally don't go for beers brewed with fruit, but it tastes almost like a soda and just goes down so smooth while taking a shower. That's right. Showerbeer. Great morning brew that's easy on the stomach. Some people drink soda or sweet juices to get them going; I drink beer.

/well-oiled, astoundingly engineered, remorseless drinking machine

you sound like an alcoholic

Your point being?


Just pointing out that the stuff you posted isn't really inspirational
 
2012-08-20 09:22:12 AM
Abita Purple Haze Sounds....refreshing..... Thanks dickfreckle


Bell-fan
In my 40+ folks in my doctoral program.....only l3 made it to the next level unscathed. Pretty sure my evening beers while studying helped me be one of the few that actually passed and did not go effin' crazy......School is hard enough without peeps like you pretending to help.
 
2012-08-20 09:25:58 AM
Let me guess, binge-drinking is defined as having more than 5 drinks in one evening.

*clicks article*

FTFA: "Binge drinking was defined as consuming more than four drinks on one occasion for women, and more than five for men, at least once during a two-week period."

Yeah, that's called "Friday and Saturday night" where I'm from.

What's really sad about these studies is that they trivialize people who truly are alcoholics and simply cannot control themselves. Most of us just like the taste of beer, wine, and vodka and the buzz that comes with it.

/5 drinks in one night is not a big deal if you don't drive
//they're called 6 packs for a reason
 
2012-08-20 09:29:19 AM

Animatronik: If you want real happiness, live in moderation.


Well that's a moderate amount of bullshiat. Moderation in moderation too--people cannot know what moderation means for themselves unless they occasionally push their own boundaries. A lifetime of steady-state neutrality sucks compared to a life full of euphoric peaks and occasional maudlin valleys.
 
2012-08-20 09:30:20 AM

Bell-fan: Last i checked the real goal for most people attending college was to get a farking education.

So when did "being happy" trump the importance of "getting an education"?

Seriously, who gives a fark about how "happy" you are while attending college? In fact I'd love for them to then compare the GPA's of the students. How well did the binge drinkers do in terms of that... or in terms of getting their degrees and earning potential compared to the people that didn't binge drink?

Seriously... shiat like this just pisses me off. Valuing something temporary and meaningless over something with real value and worth. Not saying that happiness isn't important... but fark it all... stop it with the bullshiat frat boy attitude and start taking the college opportunity seriously


I drank heavily throughout college and graduated magna cum laude. Interestingly enough, my goddamn under-grad GPA meant nothing when getting a job but the social skills and life responsibilities I learned during my four years there were far more important.

Academic success in college is only marginally more important than high school. Unless you go on to grad school.

But I'm a bit of a drunk, and found a pretty sweet job where we sometimes binge drink in the office. Still doing better than a lot of friends with MBAs.
 
2012-08-20 09:30:33 AM

beta_plus: //they're called 6 packs for a reason


Because they have six cans?

/so you can share?
 
2012-08-20 09:32:29 AM

Bell-fan: Last i checked the real goal for most people attending college was to get a farking education.

So when did "being happy" trump the importance of "getting an education"?

Seriously, who gives a fark about how "happy" you are while attending college? In fact I'd love for them to then compare the GPA's of the students. How well did the binge drinkers do in terms of that... or in terms of getting their degrees and earning potential compared to the people that didn't binge drink?

Seriously... shiat like this just pisses me off. Valuing something temporary and meaningless over something with real value and worth. Not saying that happiness isn't important... but fark it all... stop it with the bullshiat frat boy attitude and start taking the college opportunity seriously


Why does it have to be either/or? I went to a very good school, and most of my friends followed the work hard party hard philosophy. We drank like fishes whenever we had the chance, and every single one of us graduated in four years with at least decent marks (3.0 or better). Your gpa only matters for that first job, after that, it's all about what you can do.
 
2012-08-20 09:40:05 AM

Doom MD: dickfreckle: Doom MD: dickfreckle: SweetDickens: As a student five beers is just the start of the day .....my day starts ....oh.........12ish.......

As a self-employed adult, my day starts whenever the hell I want it to, and I also have beer for breakfast. I can't walk into the world 100% sober. I find that a two-beer breakfast keeps me from being annoyed. Keep in mind that you're not supposed to actually be drunk at breakfast - just enough to keep a grin on your face.

A notable breakfast beer: Abita Purple Haze. I normally don't go for beers brewed with fruit, but it tastes almost like a soda and just goes down so smooth while taking a shower. That's right. Showerbeer. Great morning brew that's easy on the stomach. Some people drink soda or sweet juices to get them going; I drink beer.

/well-oiled, astoundingly engineered, remorseless drinking machine

you sound like an alcoholic

Your point being?

Just pointing out that the stuff you posted isn't really inspirational


Pfft, Says you.
 
2012-08-20 09:41:22 AM
http://www.satirewire.com/news/march02/women.shtml

STUDY FINDS WOMEN WHO DRINK
WAY MORE FUN TO STUDY
Researchers Say Alcohol Affects Women's Blood Pressure, Researchers' Interest

Cambridge, Mass. (SatireWire.com) Update - According to a new study on female alcohol use and blood pressure, young women who consume two or three alcoholic drinks a week are much more fun to do research on than women who do not consume alcohol.
 
2012-08-20 09:45:01 AM
Also dumber. Alcohol destroys dendrites, reducing electrical activity in the brain of alcoholics. In short, it reduces your ability to think and function. Nothing wrong with drinking, but it should be done in moderation, and binge drinking isn't.
 
2012-08-20 09:50:15 AM

natmar_76: Also dumber. Alcohol destroys dendrites, reducing electrical activity in the brain of alcoholics. In short, it reduces your ability to think and function. Nothing wrong with drinking, but it should be done in moderation, and binge drinking isn't.


i834.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-20 09:56:12 AM
But the really, really happy students are the daily PCP-smokers.
 
2012-08-20 10:25:30 AM
Where do they sell binge? I'd like to try some.
 
2012-08-20 10:26:02 AM

natmar_76: Nothing wrong with drinking, but it should be done in moderation, and binge drinking isn't.


Real binge drinking, maybe not. This asinine definition of "binge drinking" meaning 5 drinks in one night once every two weeks, that's not even "moderation." I think you can get a chip for that.
 
2012-08-20 10:30:50 AM
"I am completely shocked by this" said absolutely no one.
 
2012-08-20 10:42:43 AM
I'm binge drinking right now, so I'm getting a hic
 
2012-08-20 10:46:54 AM
Another study showed that college students that had a lot of random sex were pretty gosh-darn happy, too.
 
2012-08-20 10:54:17 AM

Bell-fan: Last i checked the real goal for most people attending college was to get a farking education.

So when did "being happy" trump the importance of "getting an education"?

Seriously... blah, blah, blah... seriously


Sounds like you need a drink!
 
2012-08-20 10:57:30 AM
I don't recommend lots of drinking and farking for everyone, but it worked for me

/some people go to college for 7 years.
 
2012-08-20 11:14:05 AM
pute kisses like a man:

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Well...that kinda makes sense. Yeah.

/opens another beer
 
2012-08-20 11:32:22 AM
I should have farked more in college than drank. Well, I still did my share of farking after college, but I was really stupid to have a girlfriend in college that barely put out.

/quit the hooch years ago
/smoke em if ya got em!
 
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