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2013-02-28 08:05:42 AM
You don't drink, good for you. Don't act like you're better than someone else. It's like there is no medium with these people, you either have to drink all the time or not at all. It is possible to drink once in awhile.
 
2013-02-28 08:09:05 AM
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2013-02-28 08:10:06 AM
FTFA: While fewer people may be drinking, those who are drinking are often consuming more.

These fine folks deserve a HERO tag
 
2013-02-28 08:12:23 AM
Getting drunk isn't the entertainment, it's part of the larger activity that is the entertainment. Tailgating before a sports event or concert, hanging with friends at the bar, going to a party, etc.
 
2013-02-28 08:13:48 AM

EViLTeW: FTFA: While fewer people may be drinking, those who are drinking are often consuming more.

These fine folks deserve a HERO tag


Some of us here are picking up the slack for the rest of you lackeys
 
2013-02-28 08:14:12 AM
So, Australia has decent weed, then?
 
2013-02-28 08:14:28 AM
It's not not entertaining.
 
2013-02-28 08:15:26 AM
I get it. When you get a little older, you realize that unless you want to die in your late fifties as a half crippled overweight drunk with all kinds of cardio and digestive problems, you scale back your alcohol intake and save it for special occasions. Nothing wrong with this.

This is one of the reasons people are living longer nowadays. I'll forgo a night with Jamesons now to spend one with Jemesons at 85.
 
2013-02-28 08:16:25 AM
If drinking is entertainment, then Budweiser drinkers are masochists.
 
2013-02-28 08:19:24 AM
Haven't you been to college? If you had you'd know fun can only be attained when your blood alcohol content is a certain level.
 
2013-02-28 08:22:16 AM
"Round, round with the glass, boys, as fast as you can,
Since he who don't drink cannot be a true man.
For if truth is in wine, then 'tis all but a whim
To think a man's true when the wine's not in him.
Drink, drink, then, and hold it a maxim divine
That there's virtue in truth, and there's truth in good wine!"
--Benjamin Cooke
 
2013-02-28 08:24:10 AM

Hobart is by no means an alcoholic, but since he first started sneaking the occasional beer with his school friends aged 13, alcohol has been an ever present feature in his life.


Hmmmm
 
2013-02-28 08:24:38 AM
I'd tap it.


news.bbcimg.co.uk
 
2013-02-28 08:24:43 AM
Hobart is by no means an alcoholic

No, he's a functional alcoholic
 
2013-02-28 08:25:29 AM
Such is the beauty of living somewhere like Australia, I guess; living where I do, where it's some form of winter for 8-9 months out of the year, your choices are drink and freeze or not drink and freeze...
 
2013-02-28 08:26:58 AM

Tat'dGreaser: You don't drink, good for you. Don't act like you're better than someone else. It's like there is no medium with these people, you either have to drink all the time or not at all. It is possible to drink once in awhile.


Heretic
 
2013-02-28 08:29:18 AM
I'm going to just go ahead and hate everyone involved in the production and distribution of
that shiatt article.
 
2013-02-28 08:31:31 AM

abhorrent1: No, he's a functional alcoholic


If Dean Martin can do it, why can't we
 
2013-02-28 08:35:01 AM
I'll drink to that.

/the farktard of this article is bordering on PETA levels of stupidly annoying holier than thouness
 
2013-02-28 08:40:47 AM

Tat'dGreaser: You don't drink, good for you. Don't act like you're better than someone else. It's like there is no medium with these people, you either have to drink all the time or not at all. It is possible to drink once in awhile.


Some people can't.
 
2013-02-28 08:42:20 AM
Do you remember the time you dropped your trousers, pissed on the air conditioner, then tried to bang your best friend's girlfriend (still without pants)?

Pepperidge farm remembers.  Now go buy some Milano's or their gonna post pics.

/if that's not entertainment to you... Well I don't wanna be around you most likely
 
2013-02-28 08:42:34 AM

abhorrent1: Hobart is by no means an alcoholic

No, he's a functional alcoholic


Knowing a few people who are actual alcoholics, drinking a pint in the evening isn't one, unless it's a point of vodka.
 
2013-02-28 08:44:40 AM
Poofters!
 
2013-02-28 08:44:53 AM
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what an australian may look like
 
2013-02-28 08:44:58 AM

Stimied in a Rut: Getting drunk isn't the entertainment, it's part of the larger activity that is the entertainment. Tailgating before a sports event or concert, hanging with friends at the bar, going to a party, etc.


You must be new to Chavs.

A lot of young Britons are drinking just for its own sake.
 
2013-02-28 08:47:14 AM

sephjnr: A lot of young Britons are drinking just for its own sake.


I think if I lived there, I'd pick up drinking as past time as well.
 
2013-02-28 08:48:49 AM
Where I work the thing to do is go out on Friday and get so drunk that you sleep until Saturday in the afternoon.

I'm something of a pariah because I don't do this and go home to my family on Friday night.

I don't think less of them for doing it. I just don't recover from drinking very quickly. I do think it's a waste of money though.
 
2013-02-28 08:51:25 AM
And Gabriel broke the first seal and the Australians stopped drinking
 
2013-02-28 08:54:32 AM

sephjnr: Stimied in a Rut: Getting drunk isn't the entertainment, it's part of the larger activity that is the entertainment. Tailgating before a sports event or concert, hanging with friends at the bar, going to a party, etc.

You must be new to Chavs.

A lot of young Britons are drinking just for its own sake.


And they're on our lawns too. I read it in the Daily Mail.
 
2013-02-28 08:54:50 AM

Cauchy_Riemann_equations: Where I work the thing to do is go out on Friday and get so drunk that you sleep until Saturday in the afternoon.

I'm something of a pariah because I don't do this and go home to my family on Friday night.

I don't think less of them for doing it. I just don't recover from drinking very quickly. I do think it's a waste of money though.


I'm guessing you are 30+ and your co-workers are 20 somethings. amirite?
 
2013-02-28 08:56:16 AM

deanis: I'm guessing you are 30+ and your co-workers are 20 somethings. amirite?


Nope, we're all about the same age. Some older than me some younger. There is a real culture around this behavior where I work. They're all trial lawyers - and perhaps don't have the healthiest habits.
 
2013-02-28 09:01:00 AM
Not drinking is not a personality flaw. Being a pain in the arse to those who like to drink, that's the personality flaw.
 
2013-02-28 09:02:46 AM

Tat'dGreaser: You don't drink, good for you. Don't act like you're better than someone else. It's like there is no medium with these people, you either have to drink all the time or not at all. It is possible to drink once in awhile.


This actually sounds pretty reasonable:

"I felt like I was just drinking all the time, and I'm at a point in my life where it's probably not doing a world of good for my health, so I thought I'd just go without for a while, and see how it goes."

I actually like the promotion of temporary sobriey since it avoids the all-or-nothing quality of complete temperance.  Gives the person a chance to reset their body and change their habits.
 
2013-02-28 09:09:31 AM
Australians don't do much else apart from drinking.  They all start in their mid teens.
 
2013-02-28 09:14:53 AM
Getting drunk as an activity is something that lonely people do. A healthier goal is to have actual activities you enjoy, or spend time with your family and friends, or if all else fails, get into video games.
 
2013-02-28 09:20:29 AM
Well, it's not entertainment if it's done while you're at work.
 
2013-02-28 09:20:39 AM

sodomizer: or spend time with your family and friends,


That sounds like a relapse trigger
 
2013-02-28 09:41:21 AM

Cauchy_Riemann_equations: deanis: I'm guessing you are 30+ and your co-workers are 20 somethings. amirite?

Nope, we're all about the same age. Some older than me some younger. There is a real culture around this behavior where I work. They're all trial lawyers - and perhaps don't have the healthiest habits.


Yeah, I can imagine a job like that can be stressful.

I personally have never encountered a group that drinks heavier than restaurant workers.  Especially servers.  Bartenders though, while they can put the booze away, tend to favor harder drugs, at least the ones that I've known.
 
2013-02-28 09:46:31 AM
If you want to drink, then do it. If you don't, then don't. I dont know why its such a crime to have a beer or cocktail. I go out to lunch with some co-workers on occasion and everyone orders a water or Iced Tea. I order a beer and I get the "OMG you are going to DRINK?? during the WORKDAY???" stares. And I'm in my thirties and the rest of them are mostly in their 20's. This is usually on a Friday afternoon as well. PATHETIC. 10 years ago when I was in my 20's the whole company I used to work for would go out for lunch on a Friday and basically get drunk and never come back until Monday LOL. Including the owners.
 
2013-02-28 09:50:43 AM
"Delta Airlines paging Carrie Nation. Ms Nation, please pick up the white courtesy phone. And remember, the white zone has always been for loading and unloading only"
 
2013-02-28 09:51:13 AM

Stimied in a Rut: Tailgating before a sports event or concert


How is driving right up behind someone else on the way to a stadium "entertaining"?
 
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2013-02-28 10:19:36 AM
"We've got a lot of people still regarding getting drunk as entertainment."

"DUH" tag noticeably absent
 
2013-02-28 10:46:54 AM
At first, just being buzzed (whatever the substance) is the entertainment.  After a while, you learn to make it a complement of something else.  Getting high was fun just in itself.  Now, that alone isn't enough, so I pair it with video games.  Kind of like jerking off.  At first, just that was fun.  Now I have to spice it up, like doing it at the mall or into a mail dropbox.
 
2013-02-28 10:49:50 AM
What about tobacco and weed? Is there a moderate amount that I can use or will the first marijuana needle make me a cancerous junkie?
 
2013-02-28 11:02:21 AM
A lot of people in this country pooh-pooh Australian table wines. This is a pity as many fine Australian wines appeal not only to the Australian palate but also to the cognoscenti of Great Britain.

Black Stump Bordeaux is rightly praised as a peppermint flavoured Burgundy, whilst a good Sydney Syrup can rank with any of the world's best sugary wines.

Château Blue, too, has won many prizes; not least for its taste, and its lingering afterburn.

Old Smokey 1968 has been compared favourably to a Welsh claret, whilst the Australian Wino Society thoroughly recommends a 1970 Coq du Rod Laver, which, believe me, has a kick on it like a mule: eight bottles of this and you're really finished. At the opening of the Sydney Bridge Club, they were fishing them out of the main sewers every half an hour.

Of the sparkling wines, the most famous is Perth Pink. This is a bottle with a message in, and the message is 'beware'. This is not a wine for drinking, this is a wine for laying down and avoiding.

Another good fighting wine is Melbourne Old-and-Yellow, which is particularly heavy and should be used only for hand-to-hand combat.

Quite the reverse is true of Château Chunder, which is an appellation contrôlée, specially grown for those keen on regurgitation; a fine wine which really opens up the sluices at both ends.

Real emetic fans will also go for a Hobart Muddy, and a prize winning Cuivre Reserve Château Bottled Nuit San Wogga Wogga, which has a bouquet like an aborigine's armpit.
 
2013-02-28 11:09:00 AM

stonicus: Now I have to spice it up, like doing it at the mall or into a mail dropbox


I rent romantic comedies from the red box, jack off onto the DVD, package it back up and return it.

I figure Im giving lonely women the full experience.
 
2013-02-28 11:16:28 AM

BEER_ME_in_CT: If you want to drink, then do it. If you don't, then don't. I dont know why its such a crime to have a beer or cocktail. I go out to lunch with some co-workers on occasion and everyone orders a water or Iced Tea. I order a beer and I get the "OMG you are going to DRINK?? during the WORKDAY???" stares. And I'm in my thirties and the rest of them are mostly in their 20's. This is usually on a Friday afternoon as well. PATHETIC. 10 years ago when I was in my 20's the whole company I used to work for would go out for lunch on a Friday and basically get drunk and never come back until Monday LOL. Including the owners.


I too have seen this on many occasions. One of my first jobs out of college in advertising sales, on several nights a week a manager would basically take the entire team out on the company credit card to get smashed. Sometimes they would just give us the card and tell us to make sure they got it back the next day. This was a fortune 500 company as well. The culture only 15 years ago was vastly different than it is now. HR and lawsuits etc ruined that kind of fun. Before I left they wouldn't let us fill the coolers for the softball team on game days.
 
2013-02-28 11:17:42 AM
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You don't have to be an arsehole and not drink.

/Most people have problems with not being an arsehole, drunk or sober.
 
2013-02-28 11:52:05 AM
If you want your freedom to drink then, dang tarnit, I want my freedom to be an asshole.
 
2013-02-28 12:20:26 PM

BEER_ME_in_CT: If you want to drink, then do it. If you don't, then don't. I dont know why its such a crime to have a beer or cocktail. I go out to lunch with some co-workers on occasion and everyone orders a water or Iced Tea. I order a beer and I get the "OMG you are going to DRINK?? during the WORKDAY???" stares. And I'm in my thirties and the rest of them are mostly in their 20's. This is usually on a Friday afternoon as well. PATHETIC. 10 years ago when I was in my 20's the whole company I used to work for would go out for lunch on a Friday and basically get drunk and never come back until Monday LOL. Including the owners.


I hate that shiat. Happens to me too. It's a farking beer I'm not even going to feel anything from it, what's the big deal?
 
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