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2012-11-24 02:50:56 AM  
Training FTW.
 
2012-11-24 03:07:19 AM  
I get outta hand if things get excited -- I've learned my lesson, its framed on my wall.
 
2012-11-24 06:41:11 AM  
You can really see the difference in class of readers. The commenters there are saying "drink less", "tolerance is dependency", and other crap, but here everyone is drunk all the time. Anyone found sober usually gets a ban. Fark 1 - 0 Rest of the Internet.
 
2012-11-24 07:49:25 AM  
Anyone tried RU-21?
 
2012-11-24 08:07:37 AM  
Seriously, just be careful and use common sense. Hitting on the boss's wife is not a good idea. Especially if she reciprocates.
 
2012-11-24 08:39:45 AM  
It's pretty much guaranteed I'll wake up in the morning hungover, and frantically trying to remember all the embarrassing things I said. It's kind of how I wake up everyday.
 
2012-11-24 08:56:07 AM  

bronyaur1: Seriously, just be careful and use common sense. Hitting on the boss's wife is not a good idea. Especially if she reciprocates.


Hey, there is no better way possible to quit than having a three way with the bosses wife and daughter, and then sending the video of the debauchery to your boss.
 
2012-11-24 08:58:00 AM  
FTA: "Use Brain Good"

Was the editor drunk when working?
 
2012-11-24 09:11:10 AM  

ms_lara_croft: FTA: "Use Brain Good"

Was the editor drunk when working?


Read the next paragraph- he was being facetious.
 
2012-11-24 09:34:03 AM  

NowhereMon: Training FTW.


this. i am renowned in my group of friends for being able to out drink all of them and not get a hangover.
 
2012-11-24 09:34:04 AM  

gopher321: Anyone tried RU-21?


How about ub 40?

/red red wine
 
2012-11-24 09:34:21 AM  
I'm going to my wife's company party next Saturday.
It's at a brew pub.
We've been instructed (by her boss) to "drink to oblivion".
 
2012-11-24 09:51:00 AM  
Getting drunk at company parties. Does this ever end well for anyone?
 
2012-11-24 09:54:32 AM  
Looks like mostly hangover prevention, not drinking tolerance. Bleh.
 
2012-11-24 10:06:23 AM  
"The more tolerant we are to the toxin, the slower our bodies try to break it down, and thus the slower the rate at which it is absorbed into our bloodstreams." Wrong.
 
2012-11-24 10:10:49 AM  
OR.......you could just not drink so damn much, ya farking lushes.

/damned social retards
//don't know how to act
 
2012-11-24 10:18:07 AM  

basemetal: OR.......you could just not drink so damn much, ya farking lushes.

/damned social retards
//don't know how to act


Crazy talk
 
2012-11-24 10:28:32 AM  

MayoSlather: It's pretty much guaranteed I'll wake up in the morning hungover, and frantically trying to remember all the embarrassing things I said. It's kind of how I wake up everyday.


Glad I'm not the only one.
 
2012-11-24 10:31:04 AM  

xSauronx: NowhereMon: Training FTW.

this. i am renowned in my group of friends for being able to out drink all of them and not get a hangover.


I was like that in college. It wears off later in life. I can still drink a lot, but the recovery takes longer and longer nowadays.
 
2012-11-24 10:46:22 AM  
dont be that guy...
l.yimg.com
 
2012-11-24 10:49:32 AM  

Slaxl: You can really see the difference in class of readers. The commenters there are saying "drink less", "tolerance is dependency", and other crap, but here everyone is drunk all the time. Anyone found sober usually gets a ban. Fark 1 - 0 Rest of the Internet.


Tolerance is not remotely dependency. Jesus. Our intervention culture has really farked up concepts of drug use.

I know you weren't saying it is.
 
2012-11-24 10:52:56 AM  

basemetal: OR.......you could just not drink so damn much, ya farking lushes.

/damned social retards
//don't know how to act


This way lies madness.
 
2012-11-24 10:57:44 AM  
It's five o'clock somewhere. Autobots, transform and roll out!
 
2012-11-24 11:11:12 AM  

palelizard: xSauronx: NowhereMon: Training FTW.

this. i am renowned in my group of friends for being able to out drink all of them and not get a hangover.

I was like that in college. It wears off later in life. I can still drink a lot, but the recovery takes longer and longer nowadays.


I imagine it may not be true for all, but yep. As a teen to early 20s I could get as drunk as I want and I would have zero hang-over effects once it wore off. Now as I'm nearly 38, if I drink to the point of drunkenness, you can pretty much guarantee that I'm going to feel like shiat for nearly the entire next day, and occasionally even two days.

Other factors for my current state could be that I don't drink on a regular basis anymore. I might have 1-3 drinks a couple times a month on average now, and get drunk much less often (although the last time was the night before Thanksgiving making for a less-fun-than-normal holiday). I also take 3-6mg of Ativan daily which makes my initial tolerance to alcohol high, but seems to make it much more difficult for me to gauge when I'm about to cross the spins and/or puking line.
 
2012-11-24 11:16:57 AM  

Slaxl: You can really see the difference in class of readers. The commenters there are saying "drink less", "tolerance is dependency", and other crap, but here everyone is drunk all the time. Anyone found sober usually gets a ban. Fark 1 - 0 Rest of the Internet.


That which doesn't make us throw up only makes us stronger.

That which makes us throw up makes us strongerer.
 
2012-11-24 11:24:49 AM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: palelizard: xSauronx: NowhereMon: Training FTW.

this. i am renowned in my group of friends for being able to out drink all of them and not get a hangover.

I was like that in college. It wears off later in life. I can still drink a lot, but the recovery takes longer and longer nowadays.

I imagine it may not be true for all, but yep. As a teen to early 20s I could get as drunk as I want and I would have zero hang-over effects once it wore off. Now as I'm nearly 38, if I drink to the point of drunkenness, you can pretty much guarantee that I'm going to feel like shiat for nearly the entire next day, and occasionally even two days.

Other factors for my current state could be that I don't drink on a regular basis anymore. I might have 1-3 drinks a couple times a month on average now, and get drunk much less often (although the last time was the night before Thanksgiving making for a less-fun-than-normal holiday). I also take 3-6mg of Ativan daily which makes my initial tolerance to alcohol high, but seems to make it much more difficult for me to gauge when I'm about to cross the spins and/or puking line.


Yeah, so...i'll be 30 in april. My tolerance will probably get the shaft at some point, but I think I'm good for a while yet. Runs in the family and all.

I did take october off...it starts to get expensive to drink to a decent buzz some times. After that hiatus and a half bottle of bourbon one night i sort of had a dull headache the next afternoon, but just barely. Forgot what that was like.
 
2012-11-24 11:46:24 AM  
I don't drink to get drunk. I drink to stop shaking. Wait, what were we talking about?
 
2012-11-24 11:47:04 AM  

MayoSlather: It's pretty much guaranteed I'll wake up in the morning hungover, and frantically trying to remember all the embarrassing things I said. It's kind of how I wake up everyday.


This.

I often wake up and check my text messages first thing. Then I avoid and/or open with a cringe the last Fark comment I drunkenly posted.
 
2012-11-24 12:03:08 PM  
If ever there was a definitive list of what not to do at a company party everything on that list would happen at ours. We have been banned from 2 hotels and 1 convention center. We have drunkenness, hook ups, fist fights, girls showing boobies, more fist fights, drugs, you name it it happens.
 
2012-11-24 12:09:39 PM  
Why would you want to increase your tolerance?

So you can waste money on buying more alcohol?

/oh right. alcoholics think destroying your liver is a contest.
 
2012-11-24 12:12:08 PM  

titwrench: If ever there was a definitive list of what not to do at a company party everything on that list would happen at ours. We have been banned from 2 hotels and 1 convention center. We have drunkenness, hook ups, fist fights, girls showing boobies, more fist fights, drugs, you name it it happens.


Is your company hiring?
 
2012-11-24 12:24:38 PM  

Slaxl: "tolerance is dependency"


That's interesting, man, that's farking interesting. I'm gonna have to mull that one over a bit.

/Quit drinking heavily in June. Was surprised to go through 10 days of withdrawal symptoms.
//"My name's Fuggin, and I'm an alcoholic." ... "Hi, Fuggin."
 
2012-11-24 12:44:14 PM  
Never drink a mixed drink at a party unless it's from a professional barkeeper. Only drink beer or wine because you know how strong they are and it's really easy to keep track.
 
2012-11-24 12:57:30 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Slaxl: "tolerance is dependency"

That's interesting, man, that's farking interesting. I'm gonna have to mull that one over a bit.

/Quit drinking heavily in June. Was surprised to go through 10 days of withdrawal symptoms.
//"My name's Fuggin, and I'm an alcoholic." ... "Hi, Fuggin."


I drink every day, but I have been able to take a week or two off without any physical symptoms of withdrawal. I get a little grouchy and bored, but that is it.

Good for you, anyway.
 
2012-11-24 01:15:14 PM  
I drink more when I'm bored, if I'm in a social situation I hope it's interesting enough that I don't get bored. Since I have an allergy to sulfites I tend to keep social drinking down to a beer or two, but god help you if it's an open bar with hard liquor.
 
2012-11-24 01:18:31 PM  
What's wrong with being "that guy"? Take a chance every now and then, keeps life interesting.
 
2012-11-24 01:22:02 PM  

basemetal: OR.......you could just not drink so damn much, ya farking lushes.

/damned social retards
//don't know how to act


That's crazy talk. You're crazy!
 
2012-11-24 01:26:34 PM  

zamboni: That which doesn't make us throw up only makes us stronger.

That which makes us throw up makes us strongerer.


I must drink beer. Beer is the mind-killer. Beer is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my beer. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see it's path. When the beer has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
 
2012-11-24 01:30:42 PM  
My dumbass gf could have used these tips on Thanksgiving.
 
2012-11-24 02:20:59 PM  
Plenty of water is your friend. If you're not a regular drinker, drink enough to know your limits before you drink at any type of company event. I have seen many a career damaged early on by an open bar at a company event. And, though I know this is heresy on Fark, if you know you can't drink much without getting stupid-drunk, learn about beverages that look alcoholic but are not. I suggest club soda with a splash of cranberry juice and a splash of Rose's lime.
 
2012-11-24 02:51:48 PM  

DeaH: Plenty of water is your friend. If you're not a regular drinker, drink enough to know your limits before you drink at any type of company event. I have seen many a career damaged early on by an open bar at a company event. And, though I know this is heresy on Fark, if you know you can't drink much without getting stupid-drunk, learn about beverages that look alcoholic but are not. I suggest club soda with a splash of cranberry juice and a splash of Rose's lime.


Good point. Emily Post suggests that ginger ale on the rocks looks like a whiskey and soda...
 
2012-11-24 02:56:36 PM  
Isn't there also some pill that helps your liver become better at metabolizing alcohol so you can drink more? I remember reading something about it in an article about professional beer tasters, who need to taste hundreds of beers in a day at a convention without throwing up on themselves. The only problem was that you needed to get a prescription for it.
 
2012-11-24 02:59:28 PM  

DeaH: Plenty of water is your friend. If you're not a regular drinker, drink enough to know your limits before you drink at any type of company event. I have seen many a career damaged early on by an open bar at a company event. And, though I know this is heresy on Fark, if you know you can't drink much without getting stupid-drunk, learn about beverages that look alcoholic but are not. I suggest club soda with a splash of cranberry juice and a splash of Rose's lime.


Or you know, just get a Coke and tell the alcoholics that you cannot enjoy them ruining their lives and livers if you are intoxicated too.

/When you're sober, the trainwreck that is an alcoholic at a party is so much more amazing.
 
2012-11-24 03:00:27 PM  

VRaptor117: professional beer tasters


They sip and spit. They don't drink it.
 
2012-11-24 03:54:08 PM  
Wasilla Hillbilly:

As a teen to early 20s I could get as drunk as I want and I would have zero hang-over effects once it wore off. Now as I'm nearly 38, if I drink to the point of drunkenness, you can pretty much guarantee that I'm going to feel like shiat for nearly the entire next day, and occasionally even two days.

That's me in reverse. Probably because when I was young I didn't drink very often and usually drank to get drunk, but now at 49 I've been drinking every evening for a few years and seldom manage to stay awake long enough to get very drunk anymore. The time between catching a buzz and going to sleep is gradually lengthening though.

Alcohol-induced sedation is why I only drink more than two when I'm home or very near it, even if I have a ride: people tell me my snoring annoys them, and I hate it when they forget to walk around me. Even atop the bar or table I'm not safe.

Other factors for my current state could be that I don't drink on a regular basis anymore. I might have 1-3 drinks a couple times a month on average now, and get drunk much less often (although the last time was the night before Thanksgiving making for a less-fun-than-normal holiday). I also take 3-6mg of Ativan daily which makes my initial tolerance to alcohol high, but seems to make it much more difficult for me to gauge when I'm about to cross the spins and/or puking line.
 
2012-11-24 03:57:10 PM  

The One True TheDavid: Wasilla Hillbilly:

As a teen to early 20s I could get as drunk as I want and I would have zero hang-over effects once it wore off. Now as I'm nearly 38, if I drink to the point of drunkenness, you can pretty much guarantee that I'm going to feel like shiat for nearly the entire next day, and occasionally even two days.

That's me in reverse. Probably because when I was young I didn't drink very often and usually drank to get drunk, but now at 49 I've been drinking every evening for a few years and seldom manage to stay awake long enough to get very drunk anymore. The time between catching a buzz and going to sleep is gradually lengthening though.

Alcohol-induced sedation is why I only drink more than two when I'm home or very near it, even if I have a ride: people tell me my snoring annoys them, and I hate it when they forget to walk around me. Even atop the bar or table I'm not safe.


[OOPS: the last paragraph wasn't mine, I just forgot to delete it when quoting. Sorry. I'll take care of that now. There, all better.]
 
2012-11-24 05:06:10 PM  
If you drank so much you start to feel sick, do NOT stop drinking. Have a cigarette, smoke a doob or snap up a couple lines, down half a beer and then go puke your guts out in the back yard. You'll feel WAY better in the morning than if you quit and do your best to not throw up. Just go for it. Do not use the toilet to hurl - that's just lame.
 
2012-11-24 05:27:40 PM  

WhippingBoy: I'm going to my wife's company party next Saturday.
It's at a brew pub.
We've been instructed (by her boss) to "drink to oblivion".


I used to drink to Oblivion. Then I took a Skyrim in the knee.
 
2012-11-24 05:54:53 PM  
Used to do a lot of entertaining, lots of lushes on the client list. Learned to drink 1 drink for the client's 3 (or 4) - go with a mixed drink of some kind (scotch and soda for me please), and just have every third one of yours be alcoholic (so a splash of cola will look like a scotch and soda - obviously not an issue if you're drinking clear stuff). Get to the bartender/server first, give em a $20 (or $10 if you're cheap) up front, and tell them how to set up the rotation. I understand they do this stuff all the time. Very important to not be a drunk buffoon with a client (but it's OK if they are). Also, avoid shots at all costs. If shots are ordered, pour yours out before raising your glass for the toast - on the floor if you have to. No one will even notice. Waste of booze surely, but your career will thank you.
 
2012-11-24 07:16:02 PM  
I suffer from what is called "Asian Flush" which means my body metabolizes alchohol faster than most. Unfortunately I get all the physical traits of being drunk (bloodshot eyes, flushed cheeks) without getting a buzz.
On the plus side, no hangover either. Because of this I cannot enjoy alchohol and I am always the designated driver.
 
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