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2013-01-20 11:00:44 PM
3 votes:

rka: Giving up alcohol for 1 month is about as useless as those people who say they are going to go on some sort of "social media" or "email" diet and try to go a month without looking at their iPhone. Or those who try to claim their "detox" diet actually does anything at all.


Not necessarily true. One month without alcohol won't prove someone isn't an alcoholic, but it might show they're more dependent than they thought if it turns out to be difficult, or they suffer withdrawal symptoms when going without. You know who says "I can quit anytime?" Addicts. If you're serious, stop talking and do it already. Go a week without. Go a month without. At the end of it, maybe you learn something about yourself. (Not "you" meaning rka, specifically, but the generalized "you.")

/Not a full-blown alcoholic, but was well on my way. Saw the bottom coming up at me and punched out.
2013-01-21 09:09:11 AM
2 votes:

Trackball: Why do we still need alcohol in our society? We have filtered water now. Drinking booze in any form is barbaric and unnecessary.


That's how I feel about sex. Artificial insemination is possible without the possibility of contracting a disease. I'm sorry, but people's good time in the bedroom isn't worth the spread of disease. Diseases that could in time evolve past our ability to manage them and end the human race. Not worth it.

I've taken precautions in my life to ensure I don't fall prey to the pit falls of trying to enjoy my life. I lock my door, leave the house only when necessary, with no sex, drugs, fatty foods, loud music and minimal human contact. My life is simply too important to me to risk having a life.
2013-01-21 12:10:25 AM
2 votes:
ZeroCorpse:


I had my first alcoholic beverage when I was 15 (beer, which I find horrible tasting) and I've never been drunk in the 27 years since then. I have a drink every once in a while. Sometimes it's within days from the last time, and sometimes it's a couple years before I have alcohol again. I never, ever crave it. I watch other people buying cases of beer or boxes of wine every week (or every day!) and just want to roll my eyes. I don't get it.


You don't have to. There's no reason you should. I don't see why anybody would vote for either of the two
major US parties, have kids or care a whit for any sport: it takes all kinds on this green Earth.

I was a pathetic loser for 42 years before I took up boozing; now at least I'm a pathetic loser who imbibes a bit of an evening. It's a waste of time & money, but so is the rest of my life. I drink because I like it and there's no reason not to -- it's not like my non-existent wife will leave me and take my imaginary kids away if I lose my fantasy office job.

What I roll my eyes about is people who go into debt to get a degree to take a job I could have done in 8th grade, then bother to get legally married, acquire a mortgage and start having brats. For 30-odd years I've watched people I knew "grow up" and get themselves "normal lives" and I just want to roll my eyes. Why would anybody do such a thing? Especially when their parents, relatives and neighbors have shown them over and over that that way leads to pain, let alone the notorious celebrities who do that shiat over & over. I myself have never ever craved anything like that, that's for sure. I'd sooner nail my dick to Kathi Lee Gifford's head.
2013-01-20 11:46:55 PM
2 votes:
I don't get why so many people need to drink all the time. Alcoholics notwithstanding, of course. I mean people who aren't really alcoholic, but still need to have a drink once a week or once a day, even.

I haven't had an alcoholic beverage in about a year and a half. It's not like I made a decision not to drink or anything. I just haven't really felt like it. I had hard cider in 2011, I think, and I'm considering some wine or absinthe soon, but it's just not important to me. I'll have it when I have it.

I had my first alcoholic beverage when I was 15 (beer, which I find horrible tasting) and I've never been drunk in the 27 years since then. I have a drink every once in a while. Sometimes it's within days from the last time, and sometimes it's a couple years before I have alcohol again. I never, ever crave it. I watch other people buying cases of beer or boxes of wine every week (or every day!) and just want to roll my eyes. I don't get it.

I can see craving chocolate, caffeinated beverages, or bacon... But those things actually taste good. To me, most alcohol tastes harsh, bitter, and medicine-like. I seriously don't get how someone can say a particular alcohol (not mixed drinks, but straight gin, beer, wine, whiskey, etc.) tastes "yummy" or "good". I get wanting to be drunk-- Some people just can't cope with the world without having some sort of haze to distract them-- But I cannot understand craving alcohol for the taste.

Now, mixed drinks are another story. Make it taste like chocolate, strawberries, or something else dessert-like, and I totally understand enjoying the flavor. The alcohol is just an accessory at that point, though.

Beer is just so nasty tasting. I've had microbrews. I've had ales. I've had Canadian, European, Mexican, and American beers. They all taste bitter and nasty to me. Beers that have been described as "sweet" do not taste sweet to me; They taste like what I'd imagine turpentine and piss would taste like if served cold.

I know that's blasphemy around here, and I'm sorry, but I honestly think most people just pretend to like beer because of peer pressure or the fear of being called a sissy, or something like that. I think deep down, most people think beer tastes like watery vomit.

/I'm probably wrong about beer.
//I'm more of a chocolate milk kind of guy, anyway.
2013-01-20 10:38:34 PM
2 votes:
I'm not a big fan of Kathy Lee Gifford, but why would anyone want to go 9 days without drinking?

Its not like drinking was hurting her job, her job was to drink wine at 10 in the morning and talk on television.
2013-01-21 12:44:41 PM
1 votes:

PIP_the_TROLL: I wish drinkers would stop pretending it's about anything but the alcohol.


So you want us to lie?

It's about the whole experience... the taste, the smell, how it looks in a glass, the mouthfeel, and yes, the alcohol. But it's not *just* about the alcohol. Quit trying to explain things you obviously know nothing about.
jgi
2013-01-21 08:49:10 AM
1 votes:
The Easyway to Stop Drinking

I've never hit "rock bottom" but I'm beginning to awaken to what alcohol has done to me. Ultimately, I find that it makes me unhappy. I don't mean it makes me unhappy when I drink (which it sometimes does), I mean it makes me unhappy at times I'm not drinking and that is some scary shiat. I've also learned that I make very poor decisions when I'm drinking. I'm glad nothing serious has happened to me and I'm ready to move on from this weird addiction. Once you start drinking everyday, or even most days, you're addicted whether you think you are or not. "I can quit any time I want" is the call of the addict. Any younger farkers reading this, tread carefully with alcohol. I've got too much I want to accomplish in life to let something as silly as alcohol get in the way.
2013-01-21 03:33:45 AM
1 votes:
I learned that there are now four hours of the Today show.

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2013-01-21 02:40:25 AM
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: I had my first alcoholic beverage when I was 15 (beer, which I find horrible tasting) and I've never been drunk in the 27 years since then.


Sheesh. No wonder you're so cranky.
2013-01-21 01:05:39 AM
1 votes:

Trackball: Why do we still need alcohol in our society? We have filtered water now. Drinking booze in any form is barbaric and unnecessary.


Why? To deal with people like you.
2013-01-21 01:04:29 AM
1 votes:
This brings up two important questions:

Is Kathy Lee still famous?
Why?
2013-01-21 12:59:56 AM
1 votes:
Why do we still need alcohol in our society? We have filtered water now. Drinking booze in any form is barbaric and unnecessary.
2013-01-20 11:26:44 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: I commend The Post on their investigative reporting

Zing!


Don't knock the Post, it's great for laying on the cafe table so that you don't get your copy of the Times dirty.
2013-01-20 11:02:02 PM
1 votes:
i can name that tune in.....
2013-01-20 10:48:51 PM
1 votes:
I often go long stretches without drinking, so this article is absurd to me.
Especially being in the public eye, she can't honour her commitment for 31 days?
2013-01-20 09:35:59 PM
1 votes:
I commend The Post on their investigative reporting

Zing!
2013-01-20 08:34:10 PM
1 votes:

feckingmorons: Well, they know what we should do, but they're special and rules don't apply to them. They're not alcoholics, it is just a social thing that requires that they drink


But , enough about Boehner...
2013-01-20 07:00:23 PM
1 votes:
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