belhade: was being woken up the next morning to go to work. By my hot car-pooling co-worker.
Znuh: [new.assets.thequietus.com image 550x309]Charlton Heston predicted we'd have Euthanasia Chambers.
HotWingAgenda: quatchi: Wait, did you actually think knowing when each Twilight movie came out was gonna somehow make you look smart here?OMG, you did. That's just adorableSeriously, this. I don't want t live in a world where that is a qualification to be considered an intellectual.
The One True TheDavid: quatchi:I'm kind of a perpetual smartass, which I recognize as a coping mechanism for dealing with life's insanity.I'm an insane asshole. Cope with that.
Yogimus: The One True TheDavid: quatchi:I'm kind of a perpetual smartass, which I recognize as a coping mechanism for dealing with life's insanity.I'm an insane asshole. Cope with that.I'll cope the HELL out of your insane asshole.
sage37: At 23 I tried drinking myself to death, too. Dunno how he managed it on a litre.
The One True TheDavid: I'm an intellectual because I dropped out of 8th grade but I still know a lot. Except for science, math, getting along with people, contributing anything useful to the world around me... But I do know who the first non-Rashidun caliph was and my IQ is almost high enough for Mensa. Though it's rapidly diminishing because I drink too farking much.Watching paint dry is hard work. You try it.
Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: LovingTeacher: Deedeemarz: That story seems off. Not even the Twilight part (as sad as that is), but a known alcoholic dying with a BAC of 0.57? And a Kiwi, aged 23? That just doesn't seem like a high enough level to kill a person who is a chronic drinker. We see levels that high frequently in alcoholics; unless it is a binge drinker they usually don't even suffer many effects-they just sleep it off and head back out for more. Strange story.Nah, .57% is in the range that COULD kill a heavy drinker, you're right with experience a drinker CAN handle it but over .50% is lethal for some people and chronic drinkers are not the healthiest of people, he might have seriously compromised his health in other ways that contributed to the death. I used one of those online BAC calculators to see where I was for the last 5 years of my drinking, I probably ran from about .40% - .50% for about 5 years straight and occasionally went overboard as evidenced by the occaisonal blackouts. Plus like a few people have said there might have been other drugs involved and why even check for them, he obviously died from either alcohol alone or the combination of drugs and alcohol they aren't going to waste a lot of time and money on checking him out. Yes it is sad and he is still a human but the cops are not really worried about us drunks and junkies so they'll just let it go.Eh, YMMV, but I'm of the opinion that bad things tend to happen at a greater frequency when your the stuff your heart is pumping weighs is only 43% blood.
Matticus: Glad to see them breaking the story 2 and a half years later
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