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2013-09-04 08:29:41 AM
If you think alcohol makes you more charming in social situations, you may want to think again

It's not my drinking that makes me more charming. It's other people's drinking that make me *appear* more charming. The trick is to be somewhat less drunk than whomever I'm attempting to impress.
 
2013-09-04 09:55:39 AM
I just get more handsome and attractive to fat chicks.
 
2013-09-04 09:58:07 AM
I drink to make other people more interesting.
 
2013-09-04 09:59:03 AM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-09-04 09:59:09 AM
i60.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-04 10:00:08 AM
i1.sndcdn.com
 
2013-09-04 10:00:10 AM
Drinking gives you aspergers? No shiat...
 
2013-09-04 10:02:40 AM
www.wrasta.com
 
2013-09-04 10:09:03 AM
So clues like no means no?
 
2013-09-04 10:13:05 AM
Short on greenlights there,  Subby?

/zero greenlights
//I'm probably just not funny
 
2013-09-04 10:19:56 AM
Heavy drinking may impair the brain's ability to assess and respond to social cues like facial expressions, a new study suggests


what about those who simply dont care...
 
2013-09-04 10:21:27 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Drinking gives you aspergers? No shiat...


Funny, I was reading this article and thought, "I wonder what a brain scan from a sober person with Asperger's would show.."

A heavily drunk Aspie is generally not something you want to see.
 
2013-09-04 10:23:29 AM
It still makes me better looking and a great dancer though, right?
 
2013-09-04 10:45:21 AM
what about sharp knees?
 
2013-09-04 10:53:54 AM
maybe these researchers should just go to england for a fri-sat look at real life with drunken sods.( of both sexes)
 
2013-09-04 10:58:11 AM

0z79: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Drinking gives you aspergers? No shiat...

Funny, I was reading this article and thought, "I wonder what a brain scan from a sober person with Asperger's would show.."

A heavily drunk Aspie is generally not something you want to see.


As an Aspie who drinks heavily, I must say that for the first hour or so, I am more social than usual. Even though I still barely read people, it doesn't matter as much. After that, though, I'm ten times worse at reading faces and I might as well be talking to them on the phone.

/I still don't care.
//It might just be the effect of the alcohol poisoning
 
2013-09-04 11:09:40 AM

Sybarite: If you think alcohol makes you more charming in social situations, you may want to think again

It's not my drinking that makes me more charming. It's other people's drinking that make me *appear* more charming. The trick is to be somewhat less drunk than whomever I'm attempting to impress.


Not at all. It's my drinking that makes you appear more charming. This goes to the point where I am flat out on my back drunk and all I can see are blurry patches of color -in which case everybody and everything are equally charming and equally vomitted on.
 
2013-09-04 11:11:05 AM
"Will you have sex with me?"

"I'm sorry, was that mace, or a 'yes'?"
 
2013-09-04 11:14:55 AM
The key to "alcohol as a social lubricant" theory isn't that it makes a single person more sociable.
It's that a *group* of drunk people is more sociable with one another.

Partly because everyone is coming out of their shells a little, but mostly because they aren't being as judgmental about one another.
So that misinterpreting of social cues is the desired effect. Actions following a misread by one person are, in turn, misread by everyone else.
And generally your brain cancels out all the conflicting cues and interprets the result as "hilarious".

This is also why drunk people are mostly just annoying to sober people.
The power of drunk-charm is entirely in the inebriation level of the viewer.
 
2013-09-04 11:22:20 AM
i see what you did there subby

/to be fair, i must not be drunk enough
 
2013-09-04 11:48:10 AM
Tequila Makes you do things you never thought you could never do !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO-RJ_Zaeiw
 
2013-09-04 11:55:27 AM
Study suggests heavy drinking may impair ability to interpret social cues, recognize good headlines. the writing of this headline...


there subby, fixed it for ya.
 
2013-09-04 11:58:56 AM

Sybarite: If you think alcohol makes you more charming in social situations, you may want to think again

It's not my drinking that makes me more charming. It's other people's drinking that make me *appear* more charming. The trick is to be somewhat less drunk than whomever I'm attempting to impress.


Lewis: Hello, my name's Lewis. For the next few hours, I'm gonna seem like a good idea.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-04 12:20:01 PM
This explains why my sarcasm starts fights with drunks.
 
2013-09-04 12:23:35 PM
There are quite a few men on my sports team that could learn something from this article...
 
2013-09-04 12:39:38 PM
I find scientific flaws with testing after ONE drink.
 
2013-09-04 12:54:26 PM

UDel_Kitty: There are quite a few men on my sports team that could learn something from this article...


They have no idea that you want to go down on them? Just be more upfront.

You gotta grab em by the junk.
 
2013-09-04 12:58:48 PM

UDel_Kitty: There are quite a few men on my sports team that could learn something from this article...


I could learn something from this article. But I won't cause' I'm already drunk! USA! USA!
 
2013-09-04 01:03:53 PM

Sybarite: If you think alcohol makes you more charming in social situations, you may want to think again

It's not my drinking that makes me more charming. It's other people's drinking that make me *appear* more charming. The trick is to be somewhat less drunk than whomever I'm attempting to impress.


I knew a guy in college that would have like one drink and then switch to waters all while hitting on drunk girls. Everyone hated him, and thought he was date-rapey.
 
2013-09-04 01:50:06 PM
Alcohol is truth serum.
 
2013-09-04 02:31:33 PM
bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com
 
2013-09-04 02:55:10 PM

mcreel: 0z79: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Drinking gives you aspergers? No shiat...

Funny, I was reading this article and thought, "I wonder what a brain scan from a sober person with Asperger's would show.."

A heavily drunk Aspie is generally not something you want to see.

As an Aspie who drinks heavily, I must say that for the first hour or so, I am more social than usual. Even though I still barely read people, it doesn't matter as much. After that, though, I'm ten times worse at reading faces and I might as well be talking to them on the phone.

/I still don't care.
//It might just be the effect of the alcohol poisoning


Exactly... the absolute best bet is to clam up, smile and be as polite as you can be in that situation... Which ain't happenin' when you're three sheets to the wind.

/thinks maybe some should prefer drinking alone for a good reason
//especially when very basic social skills need to be thought about
 
2013-09-04 04:41:36 PM
I guess I didn't have to worry then as the severe adult ADHD already ensures I miss all social cues so here's to beers!
 
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