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2013-10-07 03:35:12 PM

Gunny Highway: Here is an insane story

http://thedailycricket.net/2008/06/23/bizzare-arrest-on-rt-95/

You are welcome for the green.


Best article of the day!!
/wow.....just....wow
 
2013-10-07 03:45:33 PM

Soloco: Gunny Highway: Here is an insane story

http://thedailycricket.net/2008/06/23/bizzare-arrest-on-rt-95/

You are welcome for the green.

Best article of the day!!
/wow.....just....wow


The Daily Cricket is a news satire site. Unlike The Onion, which is written by extremely funny professionals, the Daily Cricket relies on reader submissions. None of it's true, and very little of it's funny.
 
2013-10-07 03:53:45 PM

mbillips: One blackout? Pffft. Lightweight.


One was enough to scare the crap out of me.  I've been stupid drunk many times.

Turns out, I'm a happy and social drunk, so nothing too embarrassing to hear about the next day.

/still freaked out that my friends didn't notice the difference and handed me a knife
//don't give me wine unless you want to hear my life story
 
2013-10-07 03:55:25 PM
I gots lottsa drunk in my time in Iowa Ciy.Never did anything quite that stupid. Never thought I was a female cartoon character. The Road Runner? Perhaps, but that is another story.
 
2013-10-07 03:55:54 PM
Well, dang! Fooled again!
 
2013-10-07 04:00:20 PM

mbillips: Literally Addicted: robohobo: Profedius: I read stories such as these and then think back to all the times that I was extremely intoxicated. I wonder what is wrong with these people since I have never forgot who I was, removed my clothes in an inappropriate situation or slept with someone I did not intend to. I am not saying that I did not do my share of crazy things when I was intoxicated, but I was always somewhat aware of what I was doing.

Because people LOVE to use being drunk as an excuse for poor behavior. Everything from being slutty to smashing in car windows to picking random fights.

Once upon a time, I would have agreed with robohobo, but I experienced a blackout once and I believe people can do things when they are blacked out drunk that are completely out of character, without it being an "excuse".

Apparently, while I was drunk, I was deemed "functioning" in my friends' eyes.  I lost three hours that I do not remember at all.  Damned fools handed me a knife to cut the birthday cake.  It's frightening to think that I could have done something with that knife and had no memory at all.

Lesson learned: never drink whatever is in the punch bowl.

One blackout? Pffft. Lightweight. Every time I have more than 8-9 drinks, I lose memory of what I did. Everybody says I seem fairly normal, if a bit physically clumsy (I've fallen and hurt myself a couple times). You're not blacked out AT THE TIME. You're just not storing stuff into long-term memory. People have different reactions to extreme intoxication, but generally if you're an asshole, you're just going to be more of an asshole. If you're a non-violent, passive person, that's not going to change when you're knee-walking drunk. I'm an amateur actor, and I'm a RIDICULOUS ham actor when I'm very drunk. It's entertaining up to a point.

/Yes, I know, it's a problem. Tough to go to an AA meeting and tell people that excessive drinking has merely made you fat and somewhat less productive. And not-drinking SUCKS.




I have heard of the long term memory issue some call "blacking out", but I have never experienced it myself and I would drink 10 or more drinks over a normal night out. I am a funny easy going guy when I am sober and even more so when I am drunk. I have drank hard liquor monthly since I was 18 with the last two years being daily and the three before that being twice a week. I am now 40 and In all my time drinking I can not recall ever waking up wondering where I was or wondering what happened the night before, in fact I am normally the one people question as to what happened. I have seen lots of things in my time drinking like finding my sister passed out and nude on the bathroom floor of a public restroom in a Holiday Inn or married co-workers having sex at the employees only office party with multi-people. I stopped drinking this year and it has been ten weeks since I have had a drink. I advise that you do not quit cold turkey like I did as it almost killed me twice.
 
2013-10-07 04:10:03 PM
Profedius

I advise that you do not quit cold turkey like I did as it almost killed me twice.

Whoa! What happened?
 
2013-10-07 04:13:59 PM
The one dumb thing I did when blackout drunk was fall asleep in the backseat of my car, in the bar parking lot, completely nude from the waistdown (since my pants were covered in vomit), with untinted windows and the car unlocked. I dont know how I managed to wake up unmolested (as far as I know) and without a hangover. The bar owner had very kindly tossed my keys and a clean pair of pants in the front seat.
 
2013-10-07 04:14:13 PM

WTFDYW: Profedius

I advise that you do not quit cold turkey like I did as it almost killed me twice.

Whoa! What happened?


Speaking from experience, I agree with Profedius. Withdrawl, man. Withdrawl can end you. Very nearly did me.
 
2013-10-07 04:21:19 PM

robohobo: WTFDYW: Profedius

I advise that you do not quit cold turkey like I did as it almost killed me twice.

Whoa! What happened?

Speaking from experience, I agree with Profedius. Withdrawl, man. Withdrawl can end you. Very nearly did me.


I understand that, but what happened besides the shakes and etc.?
 
2013-10-07 04:24:54 PM

robohobo: WTFDYW: Profedius

I advise that you do not quit cold turkey like I did as it almost killed me twice.

Whoa! What happened?

Speaking from experience, I agree with Profedius. Withdrawl, man. Withdrawl can end you. Very nearly did me.


Yeah, I'm not that bad yet. I occasionally quit drinking for a few days just to see where I'm at. Light shakes, night sweats, headache and general feeling of crapitude is the worst I get. Acquaintance of mine who was a BAD drunk is currently in ICU in the process of dying from complete liver/kidney failure, so I'm getting a lot of unsolicited advice from friends and loved ones about not going down that road.

Winston Churchill drank a quart of brandy a day and lived into his 80s, so I'm still trying to hang on and fight the good fight.

www.drunkard.com
 
2013-10-07 04:29:39 PM
I was drunk in Iowa City once. Fortunately, not to the point of getting arrested.
 
2013-10-07 04:29:57 PM

mbillips: robohobo: WTFDYW: Profedius

I advise that you do not quit cold turkey like I did as it almost killed me twice.

Whoa! What happened?

Speaking from experience, I agree with Profedius. Withdrawl, man. Withdrawl can end you. Very nearly did me.

Yeah, I'm not that bad yet. I occasionally quit drinking for a few days just to see where I'm at. Light shakes, night sweats, headache and general feeling of crapitude is the worst I get. Acquaintance of mine who was a BAD drunk is currently in ICU in the process of dying from complete liver/kidney failure, so I'm getting a lot of unsolicited advice from friends and loved ones about not going down that road.

Winston Churchill drank a quart of brandy a day and lived into his 80s, so I'm still trying to hang on and fight the good fight.

[www.drunkard.com image 450x655]


At my worst I was putting away a handle and a half of vodka every day. For a good 4 years or so. It was...bad. Now even the smell makes me want to ralph. Light shakes are bad. Flat out seizures and not being able to eat solid food for weeks while lying on the floor and vomiting bile is worse.
 
2013-10-07 04:36:25 PM

robohobo: mbillips: robohobo: WTFDYW: Profedius

I advise that you do not quit cold turkey like I did as it almost killed me twice.

Whoa! What happened?

Speaking from experience, I agree with Profedius. Withdrawl, man. Withdrawl can end you. Very nearly did me.

Yeah, I'm not that bad yet. I occasionally quit drinking for a few days just to see where I'm at. Light shakes, night sweats, headache and general feeling of crapitude is the worst I get. Acquaintance of mine who was a BAD drunk is currently in ICU in the process of dying from complete liver/kidney failure, so I'm getting a lot of unsolicited advice from friends and loved ones about not going down that road.

Winston Churchill drank a quart of brandy a day and lived into his 80s, so I'm still trying to hang on and fight the good fight.

[www.drunkard.com image 450x655]

At my worst I was putting away a handle and a half of vodka every day. For a good 4 years or so. It was...bad. Now even the smell makes me want to ralph. Light shakes are bad. Flat out seizures and not being able to eat solid food for weeks while lying on the floor and vomiting bile is worse.


Yeah, I'm nowhere near that. At most, I'm averaging 6-8 drinks a day. On a really drunk day, I might drink a pint of liquor. And a lot of the time, I hold it down to 1-3 drinks, as long as I don't buy wine (a bottle of wine is a serving to me). It's progressive, though, so I'm working on it.
 
2013-10-07 04:39:02 PM

mbillips: At my worst I was putting away a handle and a half of vodka every day. For a good 4 years or so. It was...bad. Now even the smell makes me want to ralph. Light shakes are bad. Flat out seizures and not being able to eat solid food for weeks while lying on the floor and vomiting bile is worse.

Yeah, I'm nowhere near that. At most, I'm averaging 6-8 drinks a day. On a really drunk day, I might drink a pint of liquor. And a lot of the time, I hold it down to 1-3 drinks, as long as I don't buy wine (a bottle of wine is a serving to me). It's progressive, though, so I'm working on it.


Okay, I'm a lightweight.  My worst was a bottle (to one and a half) of wine a night.  (Now only a bottle every two weeks - it's my every-other-Friday treat).

No wonder I only blacked out once in my life....
 
2013-10-07 04:42:51 PM
¿dónde está la niñas explorando?
 
2013-10-07 05:26:46 PM

WTFDYW: robohobo: WTFDYW: Profedius

I advise that you do not quit cold turkey like I did as it almost killed me twice.

Whoa! What happened?

Speaking from experience, I agree with Profedius. Withdrawl, man. Withdrawl can end you. Very nearly did me.

I understand that, but what happened besides the shakes and etc.?




I had the shakes and sweats, but my blood pressure spiked twice to 180/140 thankfully I had gone to the E.R. both times because I was feeling really bad and they were able to administer something to bring it back down quickly before it caused a stroke or heart attack. I had to take two weeks off work that I spent mostly in bed because I couldn't stand or sit up without feeling as though I was going to pass out. During those two weeks and for about four weeks after that I felt sick to my stomach like I should vomit, but no reaction from my body to do so. In my mind I was calm as in not nervous, but the rest of my body reacted as though I was extremely nervous. The nervous feeling is horrible and lasts far longer than any I have experienced before and I am combat veteran who once had been held captive and tortured for three days. I am currently on medication that I take daily which relaxes my body and keeps me level which I have to take until my body becomes used to not having alcohol in my system. All this from a guy who almost always drank in the evening having about four drinks a night during the week and ten or more a night on the weekends. I never missed work or family events and nobody that I know thought I drank that much or that often.
 
2013-10-07 05:46:18 PM

Profedius: WTFDYW: robohobo: WTFDYW: Profedius

I advise that you do not quit cold turkey like I did as it almost killed me twice.

Whoa! What happened?

Speaking from experience, I agree with Profedius. Withdrawl, man. Withdrawl can end you. Very nearly did me.

I understand that, but what happened besides the shakes and etc.?

I had the shakes and sweats, but my blood pressure spiked twice to 180/140 thankfully I had gone to the E.R. both times because I was feeling really bad and they were able to administer something to bring it back down quickly before it caused a stroke or heart attack. I had to take two weeks off work that I spent mostly in bed because I couldn't stand or sit up without feeling as though I was going to pass out. During those two weeks and for about four weeks after that I felt sick to my stomach like I should vomit, but no reaction from my body to do so. In my mind I was calm as in not nervous, but the rest of my body reacted as though I was extremely nervous. The nervous feeling is horrible and lasts far longer than any I have experienced before and I am combat veteran who once had been held captive and tortured for three days. I am currently on medication that I take daily which relaxes my body and keeps me level which I have to take until my body becomes used to not having alcohol in my system. All this from a guy who almost always drank in the evening having about four drinks a night during the week and ten or more a night on the weekends. I never missed work or family events and nobody that I know thought I drank that much or that often.


Wow. I'm good for 8-12 beers on week nights. I usually go through about 40-50 through over the weekend. I think I either need to keep drinking or if I choose to quit, taper off gradually. I am not lying one iota about my beer intake.
 
2013-10-07 05:47:45 PM
Oh. I have a good job that I rarely take a vacation day from. I'm always maxed out on my days.
 
2013-10-07 06:04:07 PM

WTFDYW: Profedius: WTFDYW: robohobo: WTFDYW: Profedius

I advise that you do not quit cold turkey like I did as it almost killed me twice.

Whoa! What happened?

Speaking from experience, I agree with Profedius. Withdrawl, man. Withdrawl can end you. Very nearly did me.

I understand that, but what happened besides the shakes and etc.?

I had the shakes and sweats, but my blood pressure spiked twice to 180/140 thankfully I had gone to the E.R. both times because I was feeling really bad and they were able to administer something to bring it back down quickly before it caused a stroke or heart attack. I had to take two weeks off work that I spent mostly in bed because I couldn't stand or sit up without feeling as though I was going to pass out. During those two weeks and for about four weeks after that I felt sick to my stomach like I should vomit, but no reaction from my body to do so. In my mind I was calm as in not nervous, but the rest of my body reacted as though I was extremely nervous. The nervous feeling is horrible and lasts far longer than any I have experienced before and I am combat veteran who once had been held captive and tortured for three days. I am currently on medication that I take daily which relaxes my body and keeps me level which I have to take until my body becomes used to not having alcohol in my system. All this from a guy who almost always drank in the evening having about four drinks a night during the week and ten or more a night on the weekends. I never missed work or family events and nobody that I know thought I drank that much or that often.

Wow. I'm good for 8-12 beers on week nights. I usually go through about 40-50 through over the weekend. I think I either need to keep drinking or if I choose to quit, taper off gradually. I am not lying one iota about my beer intake.


Yeah, that's a dangerous amount. Definitely in liver damage territory, and you don't want to quit suddenly.
 
2013-10-07 06:06:21 PM

mbillips: WTFDYW: Profedius: WTFDYW: robohobo: WTFDYW: Profedius

I advise that you do not quit cold turkey like I did as it almost killed me twice.

Whoa! What happened?

Speaking from experience, I agree with Profedius. Withdrawl, man. Withdrawl can end you. Very nearly did me.

I understand that, but what happened besides the shakes and etc.?

I had the shakes and sweats, but my blood pressure spiked twice to 180/140 thankfully I had gone to the E.R. both times because I was feeling really bad and they were able to administer something to bring it back down quickly before it caused a stroke or heart attack. I had to take two weeks off work that I spent mostly in bed because I couldn't stand or sit up without feeling as though I was going to pass out. During those two weeks and for about four weeks after that I felt sick to my stomach like I should vomit, but no reaction from my body to do so. In my mind I was calm as in not nervous, but the rest of my body reacted as though I was extremely nervous. The nervous feeling is horrible and lasts far longer than any I have experienced before and I am combat veteran who once had been held captive and tortured for three days. I am currently on medication that I take daily which relaxes my body and keeps me level which I have to take until my body becomes used to not having alcohol in my system. All this from a guy who almost always drank in the evening having about four drinks a night during the week and ten or more a night on the weekends. I never missed work or family events and nobody that I know thought I drank that much or that often.

Wow. I'm good for 8-12 beers on week nights. I usually go through about 40-50 through over the weekend. I think I either need to keep drinking or if I choose to quit, taper off gradually. I am not lying one iota about my beer intake.

Yeah, that's a dangerous amount. Definitely in liver damage territory, and you don't want to quit suddenly.


I occasionally take a "liver holiday" on a Monday. One day without makes me a little edgy, but that's about it. Don't know what two days would be like.
 
2013-10-07 11:20:09 PM
Because sometimes it is just awesome to have a series completely reworked.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLZIfhJvQ5k and  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiNsXCIcWHg


And the awesome work of DurhamrockerZ is brilliant with his King of the Hill youtube poops this one is holiday appropriate   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk9phqlDgic .  Oh yeah very much nsfw language etc. above.
 
2013-10-08 11:04:34 AM

WTFDYW: mbillips: WTFDYW: Profedius: WTFDYW: robohobo: WTFDYW: Profedius

I advise that you do not quit cold turkey like I did as it almost killed me twice.

Whoa! What happened?

Speaking from experience, I agree with Profedius. Withdrawl, man. Withdrawl can end you. Very nearly did me.

I understand that, but what happened besides the shakes and etc.?

I had the shakes and sweats, but my blood pressure spiked twice to 180/140 thankfully I had gone to the E.R. both times because I was feeling really bad and they were able to administer something to bring it back down quickly before it caused a stroke or heart attack. I had to take two weeks off work that I spent mostly in bed because I couldn't stand or sit up without feeling as though I was going to pass out. During those two weeks and for about four weeks after that I felt sick to my stomach like I should vomit, but no reaction from my body to do so. In my mind I was calm as in not nervous, but the rest of my body reacted as though I was extremely nervous. The nervous feeling is horrible and lasts far longer than any I have experienced before and I am combat veteran who once had been held captive and tortured for three days. I am currently on medication that I take daily which relaxes my body and keeps me level which I have to take until my body becomes used to not having alcohol in my system. All this from a guy who almost always drank in the evening having about four drinks a night during the week and ten or more a night on the weekends. I never missed work or family events and nobody that I know thought I drank that much or that often.

Wow. I'm good for 8-12 beers on week nights. I usually go through about 40-50 through over the weekend. I think I either need to keep drinking or if I choose to quit, taper off gradually. I am not lying one iota about my beer intake.

Yeah, that's a dangerous amount. Definitely in liver damage territory, and you don't want to quit suddenly.

I occasionally take a "liver holiday" on a M ...




Yes you want to bring yourself down slowly and not by drinking every other day but by drinking less each day until you are down to one or two beers a day. It might be a good idea to invest in a blood pressure monitor so you can check it. If the diastolic stays around 100 make an appointment to see your doctor and if it goes above 110 head to the E.R. so they can bring it down. Your doctor can proscribe medicine that will keep the pressure down and other medicine that will help with the withdraw. It should be a lot easier if you work yourself down than it was for me stopping cold turkey. I never thought it would be a problem since I did not have any cravings for a drink and still don't, but it turns out I was wrong. Beer I am told is easier to quit and not as hard on your body. You also do not have to quit completely if you can hold yourself down to two to four a night.

I had my liver and kidneys checked out and they are both in very good shape so that is a good thing.
 
2013-10-08 11:52:49 AM

Profedius: WTFDYW: mbillips: WTFDYW: Profedius: WTFDYW: robohobo: WTFDYW: Profedius

I advise that you do not quit cold turkey like I did as it almost killed me twice.

Whoa! What happened?

Speaking from experience, I agree with Profedius. Withdrawl, man. Withdrawl can end you. Very nearly did me.

I understand that, but what happened besides the shakes and etc.?

I had the shakes and sweats, but my blood pressure spiked twice to 180/140 thankfully I had gone to the E.R. both times because I was feeling really bad and they were able to administer something to bring it back down quickly before it caused a stroke or heart attack. I had to take two weeks off work that I spent mostly in bed because I couldn't stand or sit up without feeling as though I was going to pass out. During those two weeks and for about four weeks after that I felt sick to my stomach like I should vomit, but no reaction from my body to do so. In my mind I was calm as in not nervous, but the rest of my body reacted as though I was extremely nervous. The nervous feeling is horrible and lasts far longer than any I have experienced before and I am combat veteran who once had been held captive and tortured for three days. I am currently on medication that I take daily which relaxes my body and keeps me level which I have to take until my body becomes used to not having alcohol in my system. All this from a guy who almost always drank in the evening having about four drinks a night during the week and ten or more a night on the weekends. I never missed work or family events and nobody that I know thought I drank that much or that often.

Wow. I'm good for 8-12 beers on week nights. I usually go through about 40-50 through over the weekend. I think I either need to keep drinking or if I choose to quit, taper off gradually. I am not lying one iota about my beer intake.

Yeah, that's a dangerous amount. Definitely in liver damage territory, and you don't want to quit suddenly.

I occasionally take a "liver holiday ...


I'm already on BP medicine. It stays around 105/70 or 72. Before I was prescribed medicine, it would spike to 195/135 whether I was drinking or not on any particular day.
 
2013-10-08 04:34:02 PM

WTFDYW: Profedius: WTFDYW: mbillips: WTFDYW: Profedius: WTFDYW: robohobo: WTFDYW: Profedius

I advise that you do not quit cold turkey like I did as it almost killed me twice.

Whoa! What happened?

Speaking from experience, I agree with Profedius. Withdrawl, man. Withdrawl can end you. Very nearly did me.

I understand that, but what happened besides the shakes and etc.?

I had the shakes and sweats, but my blood pressure spiked twice to 180/140 thankfully I had gone to the E.R. both times because I was feeling really bad and they were able to administer something to bring it back down quickly before it caused a stroke or heart attack. I had to take two weeks off work that I spent mostly in bed because I couldn't stand or sit up without feeling as though I was going to pass out. During those two weeks and for about four weeks after that I felt sick to my stomach like I should vomit, but no reaction from my body to do so. In my mind I was calm as in not nervous, but the rest of my body reacted as though I was extremely nervous. The nervous feeling is horrible and lasts far longer than any I have experienced before and I am combat veteran who once had been held captive and tortured for three days. I am currently on medication that I take daily which relaxes my body and keeps me level which I have to take until my body becomes used to not having alcohol in my system. All this from a guy who almost always drank in the evening having about four drinks a night during the week and ten or more a night on the weekends. I never missed work or family events and nobody that I know thought I drank that much or that often.

Wow. I'm good for 8-12 beers on week nights. I usually go through about 40-50 through over the weekend. I think I either need to keep drinking or if I choose to quit, taper off gradually. I am not lying one iota about my beer intake.

Yeah, that's a dangerous amount. Definitely in liver damage territory, and you don't want to quit suddenly.

I occasionally take a "li ...


Well I think you should be ok then on that part then and it sounds like you already keep an eye on it. I never had to take anything and my BP was around 120/65 now that I quit I am on BP meds and another med that is some kind of mild sedative that doesn't make you feel sleepy, but it does relax you. It is kind of nice since I have always had hyperactivity disorder and now I feel more relaxed
 
2013-10-08 05:43:56 PM

Profedius: WTFDYW: Profedius: WTFDYW: mbillips: WTFDYW: Profedius: WTFDYW: robohobo: WTFDYW: Profedius

I advise that you do not quit cold turkey like I did as it almost killed me twice.

Whoa! What happened?

Speaking from experience, I agree with Profedius. Withdrawl, man. Withdrawl can end you. Very nearly did me.

I understand that, but what happened besides the shakes and etc.?

I had the shakes and sweats, but my blood pressure spiked twice to 180/140 thankfully I had gone to the E.R. both times because I was feeling really bad and they were able to administer something to bring it back down quickly before it caused a stroke or heart attack. I had to take two weeks off work that I spent mostly in bed because I couldn't stand or sit up without feeling as though I was going to pass out. During those two weeks and for about four weeks after that I felt sick to my stomach like I should vomit, but no reaction from my body to do so. In my mind I was calm as in not nervous, but the rest of my body reacted as though I was extremely nervous. The nervous feeling is horrible and lasts far longer than any I have experienced before and I am combat veteran who once had been held captive and tortured for three days. I am currently on medication that I take daily which relaxes my body and keeps me level which I have to take until my body becomes used to not having alcohol in my system. All this from a guy who almost always drank in the evening having about four drinks a night during the week and ten or more a night on the weekends. I never missed work or family events and nobody that I know thought I drank that much or that often.

Wow. I'm good for 8-12 beers on week nights. I usually go through about 40-50 through over the weekend. I think I either need to keep drinking or if I choose to quit, taper off gradually. I am not lying one iota about my beer intake.

Yeah, that's a dangerous amount. Definitely in liver damage territory, and you don't want to quit suddenly.

I occasionally ta ...


Thank you for your input. This is something that I think about more these days. I'm 51 and need to make some choices.
 
2013-10-08 05:50:30 PM
What ever choice I make, I will NEVER think I am Peggy Hill. LOL. That is pants on head drunk.
 
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