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2013-08-15 05:33:38 PM

berylman: Binge-drinking: 5 drinks in less than 2 hours
Power binge-drinking: half a fifth in 2 minutes (don't do this!)


fark you, I'll show you I can drink vodka like water!  How dare you question my masculinity?!
 
2013-08-15 05:39:09 PM

TheWhoppah: Texian: After Lehmberg, you would think the whole DA's office would have set Yellow Checker on speed-dial.

If you've been in Austin long enough you probably had that Mr. Gatti's pizza jingle drilled into your skull:
   Dial 459-2222 and get a Mr. Gatti's pizza delivered  Real cheese,   Real hot  Real taste is what we got ...

Like the guys in that linked video, most Austinites can sing that jingle when they are shiatfaced dwunk.

To call Yellow Cab, just swap the 9 and 2.... Dial 452-9999 to get a gaddamned Yellow Cab for your drunk ass.

// jot it down!


Ha! I used to tell my regulars exactly that jingle and number swap. It floored me how few could make the association after 8pm. Like those brain cells had magically dissappeared, contrary to the Claven Theorum of slowest brain cells are the first to die.
 
2013-08-15 05:39:59 PM
Ha! I used to tell my regulars exactly that jingle and number swap. It floored me how few could make the association after 8pm. Like those brain cells had magically dissappeared, contrary to the Claven Theorum of slowest brain cells are the first to die.
 
2013-08-15 05:42:09 PM
Oops. Sorry for the double post. Like I said, it's already happy hour out here by (what's left of) Lake Travis.
 
2013-08-15 05:48:13 PM

vernonFL: A 2012 CDC study estimated about 38 million U.S. adults, or about one in six people, are binge drinkers, with a reported average of four episodes per month.

I call those episodes "weekends".


Good one. The wife and I had a weekend last night. $1 bottle beer night at Raceway Pub.
 
2013-08-15 06:03:33 PM
double-shot of over-proof rum in a frosty glass of lime-aid?
I'll down 4-5 of those in two hours, easy.
Still wouldn't call it a binge; that's a Sunday afternoon "monitoring" the bbq.
 
2013-08-15 06:12:14 PM

Texian: TheWhoppah: Texian: After Lehmberg, you would think the whole DA's office would have set Yellow Checker on speed-dial.

If you've been in Austin long enough you probably had that Mr. Gatti's pizza jingle drilled into your skull:
   Dial 459-2222 and get a Mr. Gatti's pizza delivered  Real cheese,   Real hot  Real taste is what we got ...

Like the guys in that linked video, most Austinites can sing that jingle when they are shiatfaced dwunk.

To call Yellow Cab, just swap the 9 and 2.... Dial 452-9999 to get a gaddamned Yellow Cab for your drunk ass.

// jot it down!

Ha! I used to tell my regulars exactly that jingle and number swap. It floored me how few could make the association after 8pm. Like those brain cells had magically dissappeared, contrary to the Claven Theorum of slowest brain cells are the first to die.


i lived in austin and i don't remember that jingle at all.

either way, i would just ask the bartender to call me a cab... while it may have been a nuisance, i tipped well as a thanks/apology.

/ plus, i think you could time a noticeable difference between calling for a cab yourself or having a bar/hotel/restaurant call a cab for you
// in new orleans, during festival time (ie, all time other than the summer, and sometimes in the summer) it is not unlikely that all the cab numbers are busy at peak cab getting time.  I have like 3-5 taxi numbers on my phone, and all will fail.  but, if i can get a bartender to call for me, it's instant success.
/// i used to live down the street from a hari krishna center, and my neighbors were all cab drivers.  back then, i could get a cab anytime.  and it was awesome.  just go over to my neighbor's house, and have their personal phone number.
 
2013-08-15 06:13:24 PM
4 sessions per month?


lol wat?
 
2013-08-15 06:21:47 PM
I've been at 1 drink per day for the past 6 years for health reasons, but it just means I buy better booze.
 
2013-08-15 06:30:08 PM

pute kisses like a man: i lived in austin and i don't remember that jingle at all.

either way, i would just ask the bartender to call me a cab... while it may have been a nuisance, i tipped well as a thanks/apology.

/ plus, i think you could time a noticeable difference between calling for a cab yourself or having a bar/hotel/restaurant call a cab for you


4-5-Niiine-Twenty-twoooo, twenty-twoooo...Marcia Ball. Mid 80's to early 2000's. Permanently embedded in my ear-worm library.

In Austin, unless you are on Dirty 6th, expect at least a 30 minute wait for a cab, civilian or bar staff. But hey! Extra shot time if the bartender knows you have a cab coming (and you tip well).
 
2013-08-15 06:51:02 PM

PrivateCaboose: DC, always topping out the list. Good job, fellow yuppies!


If nothing else, explains a lot.
 
2013-08-15 06:59:45 PM

mbillips: kindms: MrBallou: "Binge drinking -- defined as when men drink more than five drinks and women drink more than four drinks in two hours"

or what Farkers consider "a light lunch".

1 drink every 20 or 30 minutes is binge drinking ?

I thought the 1 drink every 1/2 hour or so was responsible drinking.

The military standard is moving toward the Air Force standard, which is no more than one drink per hour, no more than three drinks per day. Also known as WTP drinking (what's the point?). Your liver metabolizes one drink per hour, more or less, so anything above one an hour after the first two is pushing you into DUI/binge territory.


Welp, otherwise your liver is just sitting there doing nothing. It's good to exercise your muscles, and the liver is one of your bigger muscles.
 
2013-08-15 07:53:07 PM
lh3.googleusercontent.com
Back in MY day, we knew how to binge drink.
 
2013-08-15 08:01:28 PM

Long Duck Dong's Aww-toe-moe-beeel: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 460x276]
Back in MY day, we knew how to binge drink.


One of my favorite movies. I especially love how Cary Grant pretends to put up a fight in that scene.

/ must have used real booze
 
2013-08-15 08:05:47 PM

Nick Nostril: mbillips: kindms: MrBallou: "Binge drinking -- defined as when men drink more than five drinks and women drink more than four drinks in two hours"

or what Farkers consider "a light lunch".

1 drink every 20 or 30 minutes is binge drinking ?

I thought the 1 drink every 1/2 hour or so was responsible drinking.

The military standard is moving toward the Air Force standard, which is no more than one drink per hour, no more than three drinks per day. Also known as WTP drinking (what's the point?). Your liver metabolizes one drink per hour, more or less, so anything above one an hour after the first two is pushing you into DUI/binge territory.

Welp, otherwise your liver is just sitting there doing nothing. It's good to exercise your muscles, and the liver is one of your bigger muscles.


The liver is evil and must be punished.

And besides, one drink isn't really well defined.  A stadium cup mostly filled with SoCo (and a splash of OJ) is one drink, as far as I'm concerned.
 
2013-08-15 08:12:00 PM
So do we want socialized medicine to take care of them or not?
 
2013-08-15 09:33:47 PM

ronaprhys: Nick Nostril: mbillips: kindms: MrBallou: "Binge drinking -- defined as when men drink more than five drinks and women drink more than four drinks in two hours"

or what Farkers consider "a light lunch".

1 drink every 20 or 30 minutes is binge drinking ?

I thought the 1 drink every 1/2 hour or so was responsible drinking.

The military standard is moving toward the Air Force standard, which is no more than one drink per hour, no more than three drinks per day. Also known as WTP drinking (what's the point?). Your liver metabolizes one drink per hour, more or less, so anything above one an hour after the first two is pushing you into DUI/binge territory.

Welp, otherwise your liver is just sitting there doing nothing. It's good to exercise your muscles, and the liver is one of your bigger muscles.

The liver is evil and must be punished.

And besides, one drink isn't really well defined.  A stadium cup mostly filled with SoCo (and a splash of OJ) is one drink, as far as I'm concerned.


Multiply ABV by fluid ounces. 60=one drink.

/not quite a pro, but I know my limits and how to get there.
 
2013-08-15 10:51:11 PM
Bad statistics and deceptive definitions propping up weak arguments. It makes me Madd to think of it.
 
2013-08-15 11:50:22 PM
The state that absorbed the least alcohol costs was North Dakota, coming in at $420 million. The most costs were found in California, totaling nearly $32 billion.

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2013-08-16 12:13:21 AM
Well Farkers, this is a little look at how government health care is going to work.

People who want to tell you how to live will come up with figures about how much your choices cost your neighbors and how much productivity your corporate masters lost from you. That's why things are socialized, it promotes your neighbors wanting to run your life. From this there will be all sorts of monitoring of your behavior and that of everyone else as well. You won't be able to choose simple things like having a beer. Your government will tell you when, where, and how much beer you may have.

Remember the company towns where industrialists or robber barons or whomever owned the place would have a staff to get into the business of every employee's life? Remember those? Well this desire didn't go away. It got rolled into government and has been slowly built. All the while people were convinced its a good thing. Not too much longer now. The net is nearly complete. Once it is complete all it will take is to close it, one little thing at a time. So slow you'll hardly notice. Just like you haven't noticed it so far.
 
2013-08-16 12:32:25 AM

leadmetal: Well Farkers, this is a little look at how government health care is going to work.

People who want to tell you how to live will come up with figures about how much your choices cost your neighbors and how much productivity your corporate masters lost from you. That's why things are socialized, it promotes your neighbors wanting to run your life. From this there will be all sorts of monitoring of your behavior and that of everyone else as well. You won't be able to choose simple things like having a beer. Your government will tell you when, where, and how much beer you may have.

Remember the company towns where industrialists or robber barons or whomever owned the place would have a staff to get into the business of every employee's life? Remember those? Well this desire didn't go away. It got rolled into government and has been slowly built. All the while people were convinced its a good thing. Not too much longer now. The net is nearly complete. Once it is complete all it will take is to close it, one little thing at a time. So slow you'll hardly notice. Just like you haven't noticed it so far.


Too derpy, did not read.

/stopped at "You won't be able to choose simple things like having a beer."
//Those same simple things are able to be chosen in countries that have actual affordable, state-provided or state-backed healthcare systems -- and REAL ones, not the pretend crap we've been packaged here that's so watered-down it will have almost no impact -- so your herp derp clearly flies in the face of reality
 
2013-08-16 02:02:09 AM

pute kisses like a man: in new orleans, during festival time (ie, all time other than the summer, and sometimes in the summer) it is not unlikely that all the cab numbers are busy at peak cab getting time. I have like 3-5 taxi numbers on my phone, and all will fail. but, if i can get a bartender to call for me, it's instant success.


Lets just say, there's a *different* number they can call to United Cab.   ;)

And lets just say... if you get very friendly with a bartender, you can probably get that number.  ;)
 
2013-08-16 03:44:06 AM
Well when you define "Binge drinking" as having four drinks in a row then of course all these drinking statistics are going to look alarming.
 
2013-08-16 09:12:15 AM

gweilo8888: /stopped at "You won't be able to choose simple things like having a beer."
//Those same simple things are able to be chosen in countries that have actual affordable, state-provided or state-backed healthcare systems -- and REAL ones, not the pretend crap we've been packaged here that's so watered-down it will have almost no impact -- so your herp derp clearly flies in the face of reality


Open your mind.

Now open it a little further.

In most countries, you CAN'T choose simple things, like having a beer. Sure you can have an alcoholic beverage. What about those who don't like to drink? Yes, I am one of them. I used to smoke marijuana, but then had to make some hard choices based upon "legality" (translation: approval by politicians squarely in the pockets of the alcohol and pharmaceutical lobby.) If it were legal, I would smoke it. But it is not, so I do not. Only in a slim handful of countries do I really have a "choice". Nowhere does it have anything to do with "healthcare". It's all politics.
 
2013-08-16 09:14:55 AM
And while we're on the subject of Big Pharma, that's really a demonstration that the Robber barons have gone global. Americans are forced to subsidize pharmaceutical costs for the rest of the world, as evidenced by the disparity of prices.
 
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