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2012-09-29 12:28:12 AM
They don't drink these days. It's easier to get the good stuff.
 
2012-09-29 12:34:25 AM
I am a college dean. I hear a lot of crapola every single farking day about how college students' drinking more than ever is collapsing the Republic, and how we administrators need to destroy higher ed to make them drink less.

BULLfarkINGshiat.

They are fine, and maybe even need to drink more than we did 35 years ago. Leave them the fark alone.
 
2012-09-29 01:59:26 AM

bronyaur1: I am a college dean.


Well, that's not scary or unsettling at all, especially in light of all the "posts" you make.
 
2012-09-29 02:08:14 AM

bronyaur1: I am a college dean. I hear a lot of crapola every single farking day about how college students' drinking more than ever is collapsing the Republic, and how we administrators need to destroy higher ed to make them drink less.

BULLfarkINGshiat.

They are fine, and maybe even need to drink more than we did 35 years ago. Leave them the fark alone.


Hey dean, how's the mayor's daughter doing?

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2012-09-29 03:17:18 AM
Personally, I think we need get the students experience with liquor before their freshman year. Too many students go to the ER because of alcohol poisoning or taking open source drinks.

- Good things do not come in packs of 30.
- Giving someone a ten dollar bill and saying "Get me something good" is an oxymoron.
- If you can't account for every second of a drink at a party, don't drink it.
- No, your high school friends can't come to a college party (if someone unable to legally give consent really wanted to, they could drop statutory rape allegations on EVERYONE there)
- Don't drink and drive. Seriously. Any party worth half its salt will either mandate a sober driver or have sober people there to handle issues.
- Partying at private locations is a privilege, not a right - if the rules say show up between 10 and 12 wearing a Halloween costume and bring your own liquor, you do that.


Did the fraternity thing in my undergrad days, and I was the first line of security on the porch. I dealt with a LOT of crap, but it was my job to do it. The best parties are the kind where every one gets home safely, the house isn't completely trashed, and the local patrols take a "boys will be boys" position on things.
 
2012-09-29 03:48:15 AM
Is it already that time of year for the college binge drinking stories? Damn, this year is going by fast.
 
2012-09-29 04:04:09 AM
I thought they were pouring it up their asses? I don't know which hysteria to believe now.
 
2012-09-29 04:15:10 AM
Binge drinking is fine unless the person dies. Then it's really bad.
 
2012-09-29 04:25:50 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Binge drinking is fine unless the person dies. Then it's really bad.


When the medical experts and media define 'binge' as two or more drinks, it isn't really surprising some folks don't work out there's a real limit for your body...
 
2012-09-29 04:31:32 AM
A big enough deal that butt chugging is something that I want to work into a conversation?
 
2012-09-29 04:39:44 AM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Personally, I think we need get the students experience with liquor before their freshman year. Too many students go to the ER because of alcohol poisoning or taking open source drinks.

- Good things do not come in packs of 30.
- Giving someone a ten dollar bill and saying "Get me something good" is an oxymoron.
- If you can't account for every second of a drink at a party, don't drink it.
- No, your high school friends can't come to a college party (if someone unable to legally give consent really wanted to, they could drop statutory rape allegations on EVERYONE there)
- Don't drink and drive. Seriously. Any party worth half its salt will either mandate a sober driver or have sober people there to handle issues.
- Partying at private locations is a privilege, not a right - if the rules say show up between 10 and 12 wearing a Halloween costume and bring your own liquor, you do that.


Did the fraternity thing in my undergrad days, and I was the first line of security on the porch. I dealt with a LOT of crap, but it was my job to do it. The best parties are the kind where every one gets home safely, the house isn't completely trashed, and the local patrols take a "boys will be boys" position on things.


this is so overdue in america. introducing young people to alcohol early and responsibly like our friends across the pond do will remove the forbidden fruit stigmata. this will decrease the 'kids gone wild' phenomena some and there may be a few less horror stories as a result. why breweries, bottlers and distillers don't get behind promoting some sort of awareness campaign for parents and future customers i don't know. i'm confident ambulance volunteers, hospital ER staff and law enforcement would not complain if there were less bloody DWI messes and party time idiocy.
 
2012-09-29 04:42:16 AM
Binge drinking is a problem that crops up only periodically (weekends during the school year, and continuously on spring break). And it does get to be a problem (you have to go to the john, and some frosh is driving the porcelain truck... you wind up having to use (*ahem*) "alternate fixtures").

Remember, the key is to hit your buzz, then maintain. And have someone else drive.
 
2012-09-29 04:42:31 AM
Binge drinking is defined as "five or more drinks on one occasion"? If I spend five hours with friends, and consume one beer an hour, I've been binge drinking?
 
2012-09-29 04:53:31 AM
How big a deal does your publisher need it to be?
 
2012-09-29 04:57:49 AM

Nogale: Binge drinking is defined as "five or more drinks on one occasion"? If I spend five hours with friends, and consume one beer an hour, I've been binge drinking?


So, to cut down on your binge drinking (under this definition), make each hour an occasion.

Hour 1: Happy Birthday, Emile Zola!
Hour 2: A Tribute to Aglets! (those things on the end of your shoelaces... Phineas & Ferb did an episode about them)
Hour 3: Fantasy Sports Team Argument Group
Hour 4: Happy Hour!
Hour 5: Bugs Bunny vs. The Avengers... discuss.

The next two hours are the time period between "gee, guys, I gotta get home... have to be at work early" and you actually making it to your car/cab (there should be no drinking during this period, but barfing in the neighbors rosebushes is acceptable).
 
2012-09-29 05:10:07 AM
Binge drinking is fine until your roommate dies. Then it's great because you get a 4.0.

Seriously, though, nobody's going to miss these date rapists.
 
2012-09-29 05:27:10 AM
I am the Easter Bunny. I hear a lot of poppycock every single flipping day about how college students' drinking more than ever is collapsing the nation, and how we alleged long-eared egg deliverers need to hide our eggs better to make them drink less.

BULLhonkeySHihTzU

They are fine, and maybe even need to drink more than we did back in the lush green fields of CadburyDom. Leave them the fark alone.
 
2012-09-29 05:30:58 AM

James F. Campbell: bronyaur1: I am a college dean.

Well, that's not scary or unsettling at all, especially in light of all the "posts" you make.


Pfft..Someone is just asking to end up on double secret probation...

/Hows that GPA mister?
 
2012-09-29 05:31:47 AM
sounds like those reporters and their editors need to go have a drink...
 
2012-09-29 05:41:02 AM

bronyaur1: I am a college dean. I hear a lot of crapola every single farking day about how college students' drinking more than ever is collapsing the Republic, and how we administrators need to destroy higher ed to make them drink less.

BULLfarkINGshiat.

They are fine, and maybe even need to drink more than we did 35 years ago. Leave them the fark alone.


Ever read Brideshead Revisited? This sort of thing has been going on since time immemorial. It's probably more prominent today because more people are going to university.
 
2012-09-29 05:46:05 AM

bronyaur1: I am a college dean.


As a nobel prize winning astronaut / olympic champion, I heartily agree.
 
2012-09-29 05:51:25 AM
I am a robot. I receive a lot sensory input every solar cycle about how your human offspring's imbibing more than ever is collapsing your fleeting human social order, and how we positronic super-men need to destroy your educational institutions to make them drink less.

DOESnotCOMPUTE.

They are fine, and maybe even need to consume more beverages with deleterious effects.. Leave them the fark alone and we can conquer them more easily in the long run.
 
2012-09-29 05:54:35 AM

bronyaur1: I am a college dean. I hear a lot of crapola every single farking day about how college students' drinking more than ever is collapsing the Republic, and how we administrators need to destroy higher ed to make them drink less.

BULLfarkINGshiat.

They are fine, and maybe even need to drink more than we did 35 years ago. Leave them the fark alone.


You bitter, crusty old dean... We ought to roll you up in a carpet and throw you off a bridge!
 
2012-09-29 05:55:17 AM

NobleHam: bronyaur1: I am a college dean. I hear a lot of crapola every single farking day about how college students' drinking more than ever is collapsing the Republic, and how we administrators need to destroy higher ed to make them drink less.

BULLfarkINGshiat.

They are fine, and maybe even need to drink more than we did 35 years ago. Leave them the fark alone.

You bitter, crusty old dean... We ought to roll you up in a carpet and throw you off a bridge!


Curly, straight! Curly, straight! Curly, straight! Curly, straight!
 
2012-09-29 06:13:53 AM
I dunno, but I got a box of wine, and an enema tube that just screams "LETS DO SOMETHING STUPID" for any Farker that wants to get on the national news.
 
2012-09-29 06:37:40 AM
I wonder if actually lowering the drinking age would help?

If it was no longer a big deal to drink from 18-21 would college students still go out and feel the need to make the most of every opportunity and get sloppy drunk? Why not lower the drinking age, provide campus shuttles on weekends to local bars, and let these kids go out and drink like civilized human beings.
 
2012-09-29 06:52:19 AM

MayoSlather: I wonder if actually lowering the drinking age would help?

If it was no longer a big deal to drink from 18-21 would college students still go out and feel the need to make the most of every opportunity and get sloppy drunk? Why not lower the drinking age, provide campus shuttles on weekends to local bars, and let these kids go out and drink like civilized human beings.


Here in New Zealand the drinking age was lowered from 20 to 18 a decade ago. It hasn't made a difference. In the UK the drinking age is 18 and they've got Scotland.
 
2012-09-29 07:05:17 AM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Personally, I think we need get the students experience with liquor before their freshman year. Too many students go to the ER because of alcohol poisoning or taking open source drinks.


The real problem with open source drinks is the GNU license which spreads like a virus and makes it impossible to translate into closed applications, rendering them useless in the real world that exists outside Stallman's hipster nirvana.
 
2012-09-29 07:25:05 AM

thisispete: MayoSlather: I wonder if actually lowering the drinking age would help?

If it was no longer a big deal to drink from 18-21 would college students still go out and feel the need to make the most of every opportunity and get sloppy drunk? Why not lower the drinking age, provide campus shuttles on weekends to local bars, and let these kids go out and drink like civilized human beings.

Here in New Zealand the drinking age was lowered from 20 to 18 a decade ago. It hasn't made a difference. In the UK the drinking age is 18 and they've got Scotland.


Yeah, clearly some people have never been near a pub in the UK near closing time. Young Londoners make our college students seem like wine cooler sipping middle schoolers.
 
2012-09-29 07:37:08 AM

LonMead: Binge drinking is a problem that crops up only periodically (weekends during the school year, and continuously on spring break). And it does get to be a problem (you have to go to the john, and some frosh is driving the porcelain truck... you wind up having to use (*ahem*) "alternate fixtures").

Remember, the key is to hit your buzz, then maintain. And have someone else drive.



Periodically? Only on weekends? Obviously you aren't familiar with Morgantown,WV
 
2012-09-29 07:46:03 AM
Kind of a failed article, being in a major news publication and pandering to neither fear nor mayhem.
 
2012-09-29 07:58:23 AM
Ugh, just binged last night/this morning. Biggest complaint is waking up early with nothing to read. Or this shiatty air mattress...
 
2012-09-29 08:00:01 AM

bronyaur1: I am a college dean. I hear a lot of crapola every single farking day about how college students' drinking more than ever is collapsing the Republic, and how we administrators need to destroy higher ed to make them drink less.

BULLfarkINGshiat.

They are fine, and maybe even need to drink more than we did 35 years ago. Leave them the fark alone.


I SECOND THIS MOTION.

Binge drinking isn't a big deal, the hangovers on the other hand.....
 
2012-09-29 08:10:04 AM
Can we have a pro drunk driving thread next?

/They always go hand and hand with the "let children drink" threads
//Then the "Farker Al Coholic died in a violent car crash after leaving the '190proof or take 5 shots' social. give his family money because he was retarded."
///Alcoholics usually wash out of college, so you don't see high numbers of them.
 
2012-09-29 08:22:15 AM

fluffy2097: Can we have a pro drunk driving thread next?

/They always go hand and hand with the "let children drink" threads
//Then the "Farker Al Coholic died in a violent car crash after leaving the '190proof or take 5 shots' social. give his family money because he was retarded."
///Alcoholics usually wash out of college, so you don't see high numbers of them.


Speaking of cliches...The alarmist. OMG drunk driving will end the world, they should all be executed, letting kids drink at 18 will cause pandemonium. The horror, the horror.

I suppose it's better to have draconian, largely unenforceable laws that end up making criminals out of common folk more than serving their intended purpose.
 
2012-09-29 08:26:16 AM
5 drinks in one sitting is binge drinking?
I have at least 6 drinks after pet nights after work. Does that mean I'm a binge drinker or an alcoholic?
 
2012-09-29 08:32:21 AM

6#c79693766" target="_blank">fluffy2097: Can we have a pro drunk driving thread next?

/They always go hand and hand with the "let children drink" threads
//Then the "Farker Al Coholic died in a violent car crash after leaving the '190proof or take 5 shots' social. give his family money because he was retarded."
///Alcoholics usually wash out of college, so you don't see high numbers of them.

 

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2012-09-29 08:42:49 AM

SDRR: 6#c79693766" target="_blank">fluffy2097: Can we have a pro drunk driving thread next?

/They always go hand and hand with the "let children drink" threads
//Then the "Farker Al Coholic died in a violent car crash after leaving the '190proof or take 5 shots' social. give his family money because he was retarded."
///Alcoholics usually wash out of college, so you don't see high numbers of them. 

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It's not even 9 AM. Have you been drinking already mr. alky?
 
2012-09-29 08:47:30 AM

jmr61: LonMead: Binge drinking is a problem that crops up only periodically (weekends during the school year, and continuously on spring break). And it does get to be a problem (you have to go to the john, and some frosh is driving the porcelain truck... you wind up having to use (*ahem*) "alternate fixtures").

Remember, the key is to hit your buzz, then maintain. And have someone else drive.


Periodically? Only on weekends? Obviously you aren't familiar with Morgantown,WV


Obviously, there are overachievers destined for greatness in any field of endeavor.
 
2012-09-29 09:34:16 AM
I will be college binge drinking later tonight, so I'm getting a kick, etc.
 
2012-09-29 09:42:02 AM

James F. Campbell: bronyaur1: I am a college dean.

Well, that's not scary or unsettling at all, especially in light of all the "posts" you make.


?
 
WGJ
2012-09-29 09:45:36 AM
Are these articles written by journalism students just out of college and writing about the only thing they learned in school?
 
2012-09-29 09:56:10 AM

WGJ: Are these articles written by journalism students just out of college and writing about the only thing they learned in school?


If I was majoring in journalism these days, I'd drink too.

/The shiat that passes for journalism these days
//An endless sea of opinion pages.
 
2012-09-29 10:35:21 AM

Nogale: Binge drinking is defined as "five or more drinks on one occasion"? If I spend five hours with friends, and consume one beer an hour, I've been binge drinking?


Yes, that is binge drinking. Now you see why there is an "epidemic."
 
2012-09-29 10:38:29 AM

WGJ: Are these articles written by journalism students just out of college and writing about the only thing they learned in school?


I like when they write shocked articles wondering where underage drinkers find alcohol. Or astonished for people to have more than 2 drinks at a party.
 
2012-09-29 10:48:26 AM
5 drinks man I thought this was about binge drinking not being a pussy.
 
2012-09-29 10:49:36 AM

moothemagiccow: Binge drinking is fine until your roommate dies. Then it's great because you get a 4.0.

Seriously, though, nobody's going to miss these date rapists.


Not even the women scoring free booze and hooking up with varsity team members?
 
2012-09-29 10:51:56 AM

thisispete: bronyaur1: I am a college dean. I hear a lot of crapola every single farking day about how college students' drinking more than ever is collapsing the Republic, and how we administrators need to destroy higher ed to make them drink less.

BULLfarkINGshiat.

They are fine, and maybe even need to drink more than we did 35 years ago. Leave them the fark alone.

Ever read Brideshead Revisited? This sort of thing has been going on since time immemorial. It's probably more prominent today because more people are going to university.


I thought Brideshead Revisited was about buggery and not getting divorced because you're Catholic.
 
2012-09-29 12:15:37 PM
MayoSlather:
If it was no longer a big deal to drink from 18-21 would college students still go out and feel the need to make the most of every opportunity and get sloppy drunk? Why not lower the drinking age, provide campus shuttles on weekends to local bars, and let these kids go out and drink like civilized human beings.

In the UK, colleges have their own (sometimes subsidised) bars and clubs. They're a safe way for students to get introduced to alcohol because non-students generally aren't allowed in them.
 
2012-09-29 12:45:51 PM
Based on the number of chins one of the girls in that photo is sporting- yes, I'd say that binge drinking has become a problem.
 
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