If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Gothamist)   This is how you troll when you're setting up an undercover operation to fine bars for selling liquor to minors. Make sure your 19-year-old operative looks like he's 35   (gothamist.com) divider line 43
    More: Asinine, Mad Dog, John Jay  
•       •       •

38425 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Feb 2013 at 3:48 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2013-02-25 03:54:25 PM
6 votes:

RedHeadLover: Hmmmm...sounds like Bill Brasky....


Did I ever tell you about the time Brasky took me out to go get a drink with him? We go off looking for a bar and we can't find one. Finally Brasky takes me to a vacant lot and says, 'Here we are.' We sat there for a year and a half and sure enough someone constructs a bar around us. The day they opened we ordered a shot, drank it, and then burned the place to the ground. Brasky yelled over the roar of the flames, 'Always leave things the way you found em!'
2013-02-25 04:07:01 PM
4 votes:
When I was 17, I drank a very good beer.
I drank a very good beer that I purchased with a fake Id.
My name was brian McGee,  I stayed up listening to queen
*sobs* when I was 17,.*sobs*
2013-02-25 04:00:49 PM
4 votes:
I found a picture of the undercover operative.

www.bostonglobe.com
2013-02-25 04:11:18 PM
3 votes:

lordjupiter: Big Man On Campus: Once again...

To order beer, I have to show an official state-issued form of Identification.

To vote for all levels of government, I simply have to state a name that someone then checks off the list.

Yet people are considered backwards if they suggest IDs should be displayed to vote.


Ever kill someone because you voted?


No, because I didn't vote for Bush or Obama. nyuk nyuk nyuk.
2013-02-25 03:58:15 PM
3 votes:

Dimensio: the_sidewinder: Why is the legal drinking age so high in the US?

For what reason do you hate the victims of motor vehicle collisions in which a driver was under the influence of alcohol?


because 22 year olds dont drink and drive.
2013-02-25 05:33:10 PM
2 votes:

super_grass: Lenny_da_Hog: Alcohol is responsible for far more deaths than guns each year. You should have to have a background check before each drink, mandatory training, and mandatory insurance.

Let's see you kill 20 kids with a can of beer.


Does it have to be a full can of beer and do I have to kill them all at once?

/Considering the challenge
2013-02-25 04:09:04 PM
2 votes:
Once again...

To order beer, I have to show an official state-issued form of Identification.

To vote for all levels of government, I simply have to state a name that someone then checks off the list.

Yet people are considered backwards if they suggest IDs should be displayed to vote.
2013-02-25 04:01:27 PM
2 votes:

the_sidewinder: y is the legal drinking age so high in the US?


When I was 17 the drinking age was 18 a legacy of Vietnam.  Just before I turned 18 they bumped it to 19 to keep older high school seniors from buy for younger high schoolers.  When I was 19 they moved it to 20 because neighboring states were 20 and we didn't want kids driving long distances for booze.  The just a week before I turned twenty they bumped it to 21 because Ronny Raygun wouldn't give any state with a drinking age under 21 any federal highway dollars.

At 18 you can be drafted, get married, serve on a capital jury, enter into contracts and have kids but you can't have a beer because you aren't mature enough.
2013-02-25 03:53:03 PM
2 votes:

the_sidewinder: Why is the legal drinking age so high in the US?


Because Jesus
2013-02-25 07:13:20 PM
1 votes:
When I was 15 some 17 year olds sent me into a gas station with one of their IDs (the year was right for 18 but he was a few months shy) to buy all cigarettes, because I was 6'2 with a mustache and therefore looked oldest. I was also brown, and they were all white. They insisted it didn't matter because the cashier doesn't look at the photo. Cashier looked at the id and wouldn't sell me the cigarettes. He said I wasnt 18 yet, no mention of the photo being my opposite.
2013-02-25 06:48:27 PM
1 votes:

darwinpolice: the_sidewinder: Why is the legal drinking age so high in the US?

Welcome to Obama's America.


media.rob.nu

/please tell me that should have had sarcasm tags...
2013-02-25 05:11:37 PM
1 votes:

Reverend Monkeypants: Yes, thank you.  Of course, in a usual turn, most young libs are for lowering it and most non-libs think it should stay... I mean, in my personal experience


Most young liberals get all their information from the Daily Show and don't know that their own party is the one responsible for the creation of the legislation they are fighting against.

And actually you'd be surprised the number of conservative libertarians there are these days.
2013-02-25 05:07:48 PM
1 votes:

Bullseyed: carmody: Bullseyed: Mostly because of an increase in airbag and seat belt technology, but liberals like to pretend it was because of their activism and increased governmental regulation.

Liberals weren't behind raising the drinking age...insurance companies were.

In 1984, the National Minimum Legal Drinking Act, written by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and influenced by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), required all states to enforce a minimum legal drinking age of 21 or else risk losing 10% of all federal highway construction funds.

Lautenberg is considered one of the Senate's most liberalmembers. He is pro-choice, supports gun control, has introduced many bills increasing penalties for car jacking and car theft, and criticized the Bush Administration on National Security issues. He has been heavily involved in various anti-smoking and airline safety legislation. He also has co-sponsored legislation to increase drunk driving penalties.


Yes, thank you.  Of course, in a usual turn, most young libs are for lowering it and most non-libs think it should stay... I mean, in my personal experience
2013-02-25 05:04:48 PM
1 votes:

carmody: Bullseyed: Mostly because of an increase in airbag and seat belt technology, but liberals like to pretend it was because of their activism and increased governmental regulation.

Liberals weren't behind raising the drinking age...insurance companies were.


In 1984, the National Minimum Legal Drinking Act, written by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and influenced by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), required all states to enforce a minimum legal drinking age of 21 or else risk losing 10% of all federal highway construction funds.

Lautenberg is considered one of the Senate's most liberalmembers. He is pro-choice, supports gun control, has introduced many bills increasing penalties for car jacking and car theft, and criticized the Bush Administration on National Security issues. He has been heavily involved in various anti-smoking and airline safety legislation. He also has co-sponsored legislation to increase drunk driving penalties.
2013-02-25 04:57:29 PM
1 votes:

LeroyBourne: Sometimes I use our Cub's liquor store, if I'm getting groceries and realize I'm low on beer. It's weird, they just ask for your date of birth. No ID. I don't get why some kids don't go in there, tell them a fake birthday that puts them over 21.


Most public school students can't do that level of math at age 18.
2013-02-25 04:56:41 PM
1 votes:

louiedog: I was at a Walmart (only place open after 10 that's not a bar) buying beer with friends. Because two of us were each buying we thought it'd be faster to go to two lanes. We were talking back and forth and both women manning the checkouts made the whole party walk to each lane to show all IDs to both of them. I understand their policy and needing to ID the entire group, but the whole group needing to do it twice for two purchases? Ridiculous. Maybe they had cops like these around.


I walked in to a Tops at roughly the same time as 2 or 3 younger college kids. The cashier insisted I came in with friends and that they all had to show their IDs too. I told him to check the store and the parking lot, because I was the only person there. Still refused sale.

/Haven't shopped there since
//Was a Tops employee for 3 years
///Tops is barely managing to stay in business for a reason
2013-02-25 04:55:47 PM
1 votes:

the_sidewinder: Why is the legal drinking age so high in the US?


Because teenagers are stupid enough when they're sober.
2013-02-25 04:46:16 PM
1 votes:
Look on the bright side.  Obviously all crime has been eradicated and they now have nothing better to do than entrap beer joints.  I feel safe.  When the other shoe drops and they just start taking money from people at gunpoint cause "hey, we're the law" I hope you're friends with a gun nut.
2013-02-25 04:42:25 PM
1 votes:

PsyLord: This could've all been avoided if they can check the person's age on some sort of official document or card that has his/her picture on it...  Someone go work on that ASAP.


Maybe they could make some kind of voter ID card. Then everyone over 18 would have to have one!
2013-02-25 04:41:16 PM
1 votes:

ringersol: Because we can't get from A to B without driving.


But you can get from A to B without drinking and driving. Also you can get a public intoxication charge from walking from A to B with a BAC >.08, or just having an open beer in public can get you cited.

Can we stop pretending it's about safety?
2013-02-25 04:33:34 PM
1 votes:

lordjupiter: Because drinking impairs your ability to do most of those things


But when you're impaired in this fashion, you're still supposed to become suddenly unimpaired when it comes time to decide whether or not to drive.

/Never understood that
//If you're too drunk to drive, you're too drunk to decide whether or not to drive...
///Arbitrary BAC is arbitrary.
2013-02-25 04:19:09 PM
1 votes:
The 19 year olds who pose for these operations need the shiat beat out of them.
2013-02-25 04:18:56 PM
1 votes:

Cheron: cgraves67: the_sidewinder: Why is the legal drinking age so high in the US?

Because of the binge drinking culture. In countries where drinking is not perceived as negative, people were less likely to consume it to a dangerous extent. When people aren't being dangerous about it, there is less need for legal restrictions.

When I was in college the rule was you could drink what you wanted, smoke what you wanted and sleep with who you wanted just don't fluent it.  We would regularly by beer on Friday and sit around and talk or go to a party on one of the other floors.  Some one would over do it and get sick but the rest of us were there to help.  This is how I learned to handle my liquor.

After I graduated I was visiting an old roommate who was working as an RA and they had just had an death from alcohol poisoning.  This is something we never heard of and I went to school.  My old roommate told me that instead of having a few beers or play quarters students would drink in private.  Being caught this booze got you kicked you of housing - big deal in Boston.  This didn't stop the drinking it drove it underground.  Buy a pint of a fifth, chug it some where discreet and then party.


Have you been drinking already?
2013-02-25 04:15:47 PM
1 votes:

downstairs: Katolu: Bought my first case of beer when I was 14.


/can

Stole my first case of beer when I was 12.  I win!



Got a adult man with poor judgement to buy Jack Daniels for me and my best friend when I was 11. After ditching church. We got drunk with 3 kids who were out of training school and got booze from the same guy. Best friend puked on the pastors wife. We were the topic of the sermon the next week.

I win!
2013-02-25 04:15:02 PM
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: StrangeQ: Link farked?  Anyway, this kind of "gotcha" bullshiat is why people don't trust the police.  They've gone from serve and protect to "Hmm, not enough people are breaking the law, let's devise a devious means to manufacture some crime to prove we're still relevant."

I certainly feel safer.

Like when Dallas PD started busting people for public intoxication...while they were sitting in a bar.


Didn't even throw them into public first? At least New York got that part right...
2013-02-25 04:10:47 PM
1 votes:

the_sidewinder: Why is the legal drinking age so high in the US?


Democrats.

C'mon, you know it's true.

 

StrangeQ: Link farked?  Anyway, this kind of "gotcha" bullshiat is why people don't trust the police.  They've gone from serve and protect to "Hmm, not enough people are breaking the law, let's devise a devious means to manufacture some crime to prove we're still relevant."

I certainly feel safer.


Why do yo hate LEO's so much.

You do know that real criminals have guns and they are too broke to pay fines.

Why don't you ever think of the State before yourself?
2013-02-25 04:10:10 PM
1 votes:

Big Man On Campus: Once again...

To order beer, I have to show an official state-issued form of Identification.

To vote for all levels of government, I simply have to state a name that someone then checks off the list.

Yet people are considered backwards if they suggest IDs should be displayed to vote.



Ever kill someone because you voted?
2013-02-25 04:10:05 PM
1 votes:
Had a buddy in HS that was our go to guy for booze purchases. he was 16 went from clean shaven to full beard in day or two.
2013-02-25 04:09:50 PM
1 votes:

Igor Jakovsky: carmody: That's how I once got a job at an adult bookstore...the city sent in a bearded 17-year-old to rent a porno DVD (the minimum age requirement here is 18) and the clerk got fired for renting it to him. Cops got nothing better to do, I suppose.

My brother got busted when he was working the front desk at a hotel and the cops sent in a 16 year old to buy cigarettes out of the vending machine in the lobby. My bro didnt even sell the kid the cigarettes. Then the cops tried to recruit him to be the one trying to buy the cigarettes in exchange for dropping the fine. My bro basically told them to fark off out of principle.


Sounds like they should have busted the vending machine corp instead.

My friend tried to buy a lighter when he was 16, the clerk refused to sell him one because "he will probably use it to light a cigarette" (which was true, but still)

Another friend was refused a sale on a bag of ice because the clerk said "he was going to use it to keep beer cold" (again, true, but still, pretty stupid)
2013-02-25 04:03:35 PM
1 votes:

Quaker: the_sidewinder: Why is the legal drinking age so high in the US?

[grassroots.groupon.com image 370x183]


Makes me think of dry counties.

"We don't want people drinking and driving, so we made it illegal to sell alcohol. You'll have to drive to another county to get your booze."

It's like they didn't think their plan through.
2013-02-25 04:02:41 PM
1 votes:
I got shot down trying to purchase beer while using my passport as an ID. I was told that I needed to have a state issued form of ID.
2013-02-25 04:01:12 PM
1 votes:

skullkrusher: the_sidewinder: Why is the legal drinking age so high in the US?

because states want highway money


 and, in louisiana, the highways show the toll of that noble battle.
2013-02-25 04:00:56 PM
1 votes:

abfalter: If I were selling liquor I'd check ID for everyone.  I don't care if you looked like Abe Vigoda; you are not getting anything from me until I see ID.


To be fair, Abe looks pretty young for his age...
2013-02-25 03:58:23 PM
1 votes:
Sounds like my buddy Doug.
2013-02-25 03:58:21 PM
1 votes:

NoleFarker: I used to spend many nights a week in that sh*thole.  Used to love the crowd but they seemed to grow younger faster than I grew older.  Still stop by to see the Tims and some of the regulars, but I'm not surprised they got busted.  That place is crawling with high school kids.


t1.gstatic.com
2013-02-25 03:57:47 PM
1 votes:

meyerkev: the_sidewinder: Why is the legal drinking age so high in the US?

Why it's X in every state - The feds cut all federal highway funding to a state unless certain state laws match requirements.  The drinking age is one of them.
Why X is 21 - Dunno
Why X is over 18 - They didn't like having high schoolers show up for school drunk.


They should change the law to say 18 + high school diploma = legal to drink.
2013-02-25 03:57:08 PM
1 votes:

the_sidewinder: Why is the legal drinking age so high in the US?



Anyone posted an answer to this yet?
2013-02-25 03:56:56 PM
1 votes:

mjohnson71: most importantly fight and die for your county
then why can't you have a drink?


Have you ever seen that show "What Would You Do?" They had two actors dressed in military fatigues saying they just got back from Iraq. They walk into a bar and try to order a drink. The bartender flat-out refuses. The test was to see if other patrons would buy them alcohol. Most of them either did, or suggested a place that will sell to underage veterans.
2013-02-25 03:56:37 PM
1 votes:
I used to spend many nights a week in that sh*thole.  Used to love the crowd but they seemed to grow younger faster than I grew older.  Still stop by to see the Tims and some of the regulars, but I'm not surprised they got busted.  That place is crawling with high school kids.
2013-02-25 03:55:02 PM
1 votes:

the_sidewinder: Why is the legal drinking age so high in the US?


Because we're stupid.
2013-02-25 03:54:49 PM
1 votes:
viewaskew.com
2013-02-25 03:52:00 PM
1 votes:
Hmmmm...sounds like Bill Brasky....
2013-02-25 03:50:44 PM
1 votes:
He sounds DREAMY!
 
Displayed 43 of 43 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report