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2014-02-01 08:04:53 PM
What is this Dry January bullshiat? I've never heard of it before and now we get two articles in one day talking about it.
 
2014-02-01 08:11:55 PM

fusillade762: What is this Dry January bullshiat? I've never heard of it before and now we get two articles in one day talking about it.


Came here to post this.

Must be a UK thing.
 
2014-02-01 08:19:17 PM
Wallet says expert is more paid.
 
2014-02-01 08:21:24 PM
Don't drink enough?  Challenge accepted.

/Never in 44 years heard of Dry January either.
 
2014-02-01 08:26:05 PM

Chariset: fusillade762: What is this Dry January bullshiat? I've never heard of it before and now we get two articles in one day talking about it.

Came here to post this.

Must be a UK thing.


This is the first year I heard of it, twice by way of Jezebel oddly. I guess it's been around a while and is just picking up steam now.

I like how he totally ignores that beer has nearly twice the calories of wine, and even higher % compared to hard liquor...
 
2014-02-01 08:28:22 PM
Wifey got me a Mr Beer homebrew kit for x-mas, it's my first brewing attempt. Just bottled and put in fridge for tomorrow =D
 
2014-02-01 08:35:14 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
YES THE HELL I AM
 
2014-02-01 08:35:47 PM
Well its probably true, I mostly drink whisky.
 
2014-02-01 08:36:24 PM
i beg to differ. well, it's still early..
 
2014-02-01 08:40:19 PM
I have never heard of dry January, but then again I blacked out all of January.
 
2014-02-01 08:45:50 PM
No.. you are not drinking enough beer, and if you are located in Virginia, North, or South Carolina, and the outer banks of both of those states,  Washington DC, Baltimore, Baltimore county, or Tampa Florida..  you must immediately go out and purchase AND consume A six pack of Legend Brewing Co brand Brown ale.

your very health and well being, as well as my pay check REQUIRES you do this.
 
2014-02-01 08:50:39 PM
Nah, I'm good.

Although apparently I'm not as "good" as trainershark. Wow.
 
2014-02-01 08:54:20 PM
Dry January? What's next? Don't Breathe Any Air February?


/for every beer you don't drink, I'm drinking three
 
2014-02-01 08:56:11 PM

Pinnacle Point: I have never heard of dry January, but then again I blacked out all of January.


I thought "Black-out History Month" was February.
 
2014-02-01 09:00:09 PM

Ryker's Peninsula: Pinnacle Point: I have never heard of dry January, but then again I blacked out all of January.

I thought "Black-out History Month" was February.


Wha? You mean I have to start over?
 
2014-02-01 09:00:39 PM
is it fine if I drink it all at once?

Because I tend to drink it all at once.
 
2014-02-01 09:02:36 PM
Holy crap, "Dry January" is an actual thing.

/what happened to you Great Britain? You used to be cool.
 
2014-02-01 09:04:16 PM
STOP TELLING ME TO DRINK MODERATELY.

A six-pack IS my moderate. It's barely a buzz ffs.

Oh one glass of per week? Pfft.

Yes, I admit I raised my tolerance a hell of a lot over the summer now that I live on the water and have a boat. But wth, I am an unnattractive man who only enjoys the company of others in moderation. I have a good job and a goddamn boat. I am probably going to die alone with or without alcohol, why deprive myself?

I don't drink and drive, I don't get angry-drunk or sloppy-drunk, I don't drink in a way that hurts anyone else nor does it interefere with my job. I easily go weeks without drinking, so I doubt I am an alcoholic - even a functional one.

So somebody tell me why I should be stressing about enjoying this behavior?

I get so tired of this constant preaching that I should be more or else teetotaling. But if I must be preached to, call it what it is: so little alcohol there is no point. "Moderate drinking" is the alcohol equivalent to grinding on a woman while wearing jeans and not climaxing.
 
2014-02-01 09:06:25 PM
'Kay, I'm on it.

DNRTFA.
 
2014-02-01 09:13:52 PM

megarian: 'Kay, I'm on it.

DNRTFA.


On beautiful?
 
2014-02-01 09:22:38 PM
paging unlikely tag. .
 
2014-02-01 09:24:52 PM

Smackledorfer: STOP TELLING ME TO DRINK MODERATELY.

A six-pack IS my moderate. It's barely a buzz ffs.

Oh one glass of per week? Pfft.


Just FYI the sweet spot for healthy drinking is 1-2 drinks per day for men.
 
2014-02-01 09:25:07 PM
img.webmd.com

/disagrees with "expert"
 
2014-02-01 09:26:21 PM

Writerly Redoubt: megarian: 'Kay, I'm on it.

DNRTFA.

On beautiful?


HEYYYOOOO
 
2014-02-01 09:30:35 PM

megarian: Writerly Redoubt: megarian: 'Kay, I'm on it.

DNRTFA.

On beautiful?

HEYYYOOOO


I 'am' actually flirting with you, gorgeous. Don't worry about smiling, for you don't need to...still beautiful.
 
2014-02-01 09:32:07 PM

odinsposse: Smackledorfer: STOP TELLING ME TO DRINK MODERATELY.

A six-pack IS my moderate. It's barely a buzz ffs.

Oh one glass of per week? Pfft.

Just FYI the sweet spot for healthy drinking is 1-2 drinks per day for men.


Sweet spot? Men haven't been finding that for thousands of years...
 
2014-02-01 09:33:19 PM
Into five beers so far, plus four shots of vodka.

I think I'm doing fine.

/Ran a bunch of errands todays, took the kids for haircuts, shopped for Superb Owl food, gassed up the cars, and was generally a great dad.
//Fark off if loosening up on a Saturday night is considered drinking too much.
///MADD sucks temperance dick and should die already.
 
2014-02-01 09:36:25 PM
Dry January? Fark that. Especially with brewers putting out excellent stouts/porters during this time of year.
 
2014-02-01 09:38:01 PM

odinsposse: Smackledorfer: STOP TELLING ME TO DRINK MODERATELY.

A six-pack IS my moderate. It's barely a buzz ffs.

Oh one glass of per week? Pfft.

Just FYI the sweet spot for healthy drinking is 1-2 drinks per day for men.


Depends on which study one is reading at any given time I suppose. I used hyperbole there, but I've seen stuff like no more than three in a day and no more than two of these sessions in a week.

Now that may be healthy, but is also a silly amount in this drinker's opinion.
 
2014-02-01 09:40:15 PM
DNRTFA, but I am drinking enough beer.
 
2014-02-01 09:49:03 PM
cdn.alltheragefaces.com
 
2014-02-01 09:52:27 PM

guilt by association: Dry January? Fark that. Especially with brewers putting out excellent stouts/porters during this time of year.


Stouts and Porters count as food, so they're not really beers.
(effective, though)
 
2014-02-01 09:58:52 PM

Chariset: fusillade762: What is this Dry January bullshiat? I've never heard of it before and now we get two articles in one day talking about it.

Came here to post this.

Must be a UK thing.


That's because this is the first time this "experiment" has been done.
www.dryjanuary.org.uk
 
2014-02-01 10:02:02 PM

fickenchucker: shopped for Superb Owl food,


WTF?
https://www.google.com/search?q=Superb+Owl+food
doesn't even ask be if I really meant "Super Bowl", just gives me a bunch of super bowl hits.
If you really want superb owls ya gotta quote it. (for which Fark screws up the link)
https://www.google.com/search?q="Superb+Owl"+food
 
2014-02-01 10:02:32 PM
DNRTFA but I'm confident they're not talking about me.
 
2014-02-01 10:02:51 PM
Dry January. Why all my colleagues are grumpy. Me, on the other hand, I'm gettting 1000% of my recommended daily allowance.

Works well with Vit C right?
 
2014-02-01 10:07:10 PM
Just completed my 5th annual 'dry January.'

It's not difficult, you just take drinking out of the equation.  There's lots of football and hockey to watch and I just chill.

Mid 40s, I've been a beer drinker for 25 years, so I figured I'd give my liver off 1 month per year.

Also thought that if I couldn't stop drinking for a month, then I probably should stop drinking for at least a month.  But havent had an issue stopping drinking - it's not really difficult for me, which I am happy about since there is alcoholism in the family.  I definitely have the 'off' switch - I love a nice buzz but don't like being pie-eyed and can stop before I get there.
 
2014-02-01 10:09:47 PM
Alcoholism is underrated?
 
2014-02-01 10:12:08 PM

Marshmallow Jones: Just completed my 5th annual 'dry January.'

It's not difficult, you just take drinking out of the equation.


What do you mean? Like some kind of lent?

fark that.
 
2014-02-01 10:12:45 PM

Cerebral Knievel: No.. you are not drinking enough beer, and if you are located in Virginia, North, or South Carolina, and the outer banks of both of those states,  Washington DC, Baltimore, Baltimore county, or Tampa Florida..  you must immediately go out and purchase AND consume A six pack of Legend Brewing Co brand Brown ale.

your very health and well being, as well as my pay check REQUIRES you do this.


It's been almost a decade, but I did my part when I lived in Richmond.  I'd tell  you to get your product on Minnesota shelves, but honestly, the local micro-brew scene here has just exploded the past 5 years or so.  Summit, Surly, Fulton, and Schell can reliably be found on store shelves, but the other dozen brands you pretty much need to go to the brewery if you want some.  Ok, Schell isn't really a micro, but they're still doing some good things these days, and Grain Belt is a lawn mowing kind of beer if ever there was one.

Also, I home brew and have about 15 gallons sitting in the keezer right now.  I think I'm getting adequate beer consumption.
 
2014-02-01 10:14:05 PM
FINALLY an expert opinion I can agree with.
 
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2014-02-01 10:19:09 PM
I think dry January is just to trick people into not being able to buy this and leave more for the rest of us.

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-01 10:22:55 PM
Given I'm not a fatass and your wives and girlfriends are hitting on me, I'll say drinking no beer is exactly enough. Thanks, but no thanks "expert."
 
2014-02-01 10:26:10 PM
Dry January is for poor people who overspent their xmas/new years.

It's okay, well let you believe its a choice, just like your "New Year Diet" and "Who Needs Utilities Month".
 
2014-02-01 10:26:41 PM
Considering the fact that it is 9:30pm and I am still painfully hungover from last night, I would like to respectfully disagree.

//getting old sucks
 
2014-02-01 10:28:38 PM
Of course not. The beer sits alone in the fridge when there's bourbon to be drunk.
 
2014-02-01 10:30:18 PM

Terrible Old Man: Given I'm not a fatass and your wives and girlfriends are hitting on me, I'll say drinking no beer is exactly enough. Thanks, but no thanks "expert."


She can't be. I put a good 3 feet of concrete over the top of her.
 
2014-02-01 10:36:16 PM
Weird...I think I might have been beer dry Jan, come to think about it. I didn't even know about the no beer thing. Ofc, 3.5 liters of Jack replaced the beer this last month...<hick>
 
2014-02-01 10:41:32 PM
And I'm not eating enough vegetables or having enough sex. Sucks to be me, I guess.
 
2014-02-01 10:42:28 PM
Dry January?  NFL playoffs. College Bowl games. Yeah. Dry January. fark that.
 
2014-02-01 10:42:38 PM
Such a stupid choice

Why not February? - far fewer days
 
2014-02-01 10:42:55 PM
Add me to the list of folks who have never heard of "Dry January"

/and don't plan on ever celebrating it, either
 
2014-02-01 10:46:09 PM
I TRY MY BEST, DAMMIT
 
2014-02-01 10:49:41 PM
Damnit I'd me tyring. ndkjn hs hhhh   *gurgle*
 
2014-02-01 11:07:45 PM

Pinnacle Point: I have never heard of dry January, but then again I blacked out all of January.


I never heard of it either. And anyway my January was the wettest on record: I found there are a few brands of cheap vodka that aren't painful to drink and that don't make me sick or give me hangovers. Voila! Half my waking hours were spent boozing, the other half drinking enough coffee (sans ETOH) to wake me up enough to enjoy boozing. They kind of faded together starting around 4pm EST, of course: you don't switch abruptly from coffee to liquor, you pour liquor into your coffee (till that gives you a tummy ache anyway).

This "blacking out" thing, I've never done it. What I've read on the web says it happens when you gulp a whole lot of alcohol on an (at least almost) empty stomach, which is hard for me to do because booze makes me hungry. In fact between it being too damn cold to take the dogs for long walks, the calories from all that ethanol and all the extra I've been eating, my "fat pants" are getting too tight for deep breaths. What a quandary: do I suffer the pain of trying to eat less and lose some or do I buy bigger pants and have to drink nothing but the least unpalatable dirt-cheap swill Rite Aid stocks all month?

Someday I might try to black out just to see what happens. It's too bad there's nobody around here trustworthy enough to keep me safe & out of trouble who's also dumb enough to put up with me when I'm THAT drunk. (Like having a hard time getting a good grip on my wee-wee to pee-pee drunk, y'know?) But of course a video camera would be obligatory too, so I can find out what I'm like when my Executive is totally out to lunch. As it is I usually have a fairly good recall of what the drunk was like for me but no idea at all of how it looked to others. With my luck I'll probably just get puking-on-my-lap drunk and wake up to remember every idiotic second, plus with a gig of video I can't bear to watch more than a few minutes of, but it might be worth a try.

Or maybe I don't want to know what being too drunk looks like, whether I remember it or not? Have any of you ever seen video of themselves being 8.3 sheets to the wind, and what was your reaction?
 
2014-02-01 11:51:55 PM
My drinking is definitely "moderate". 1-2 beers most nights, 3-4 or some Jack or tall Bloody Marys if I'm feelin' feisty. Except lately I've found 18-oz bottles for $1 even, which makes it cheaper than 6- or 12-packs, so I get two of those now. Granted, they're Bud, but I'm po'.
 
2014-02-02 12:22:02 AM
I do my best to drink all the beer but well...
 
2014-02-02 12:22:38 AM
"Well, let's get going, then!!"

www.wisn.com

/yes, I'm that old
 
2014-02-02 12:33:47 AM
Don't like beer. You are welcome to my share ..
 
2014-02-02 12:35:02 AM

NewWorldDan: Cerebral Knievel: No.. you are not drinking enough beer, and if you are located in Virginia, North, or South Carolina, and the outer banks of both of those states,  Washington DC, Baltimore, Baltimore county, or Tampa Florida..  you must immediately go out and purchase AND consume A six pack of Legend Brewing Co brand Brown ale.

your very health and well being, as well as my pay check REQUIRES you do this.

It's been almost a decade, but I did my part when I lived in Richmond.  I'd tell  you to get your product on Minnesota shelves, but honestly, the local micro-brew scene here has just exploded the past 5 years or so.  Summit, Surly, Fulton, and Schell can reliably be found on store shelves, but the other dozen brands you pretty much need to go to the brewery if you want some.  Ok, Schell isn't really a micro, but they're still doing some good things these days, and Grain Belt is a lawn mowing kind of beer if ever there was one.

Also, I home brew and have about 15 gallons sitting in the keezer right now.  I think I'm getting adequate beer consumption.


your service has been noted Dan... and your name shall be on the scrolls for when the worm comes..
 
2014-02-02 12:50:16 AM
i172.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-02 01:43:11 AM

Clemkadidlefark: Don't like beer. You are welcome to my share ..


I've already been doing that. And two other guys.

Of course that may be why my liver hurts.
 
2014-02-02 01:43:59 AM

megarian: Writerly Redoubt: megarian: 'Kay, I'm on it.

DNRTFA.

On beautiful?

HEYYYOOOO


For some damn reason every time you do that I think of:

i.telegraph.co.uk

/but you're far prettier
//what? you didn't think I'd let that other guy flirt unchallenged did you?
 
2014-02-02 01:50:43 AM

belhade: My drinking is definitely "moderate". 1-2 beers most nights, 3-4 or some Jack or tall Bloody Marys if I'm feelin' feisty. Except lately I've found 18-oz bottles for $1 even, which makes it cheaper than 6- or 12-packs, so I get two of those now. Granted, they're Bud, but I'm po'.


Sadly, as per medical professional standards, that makes you (and I) heavy drinkers.

/damn it
 
2014-02-02 02:28:30 AM

Clemkadidlefark: Don't like beer. You are welcome to my share ..


I've suspected you were a troll for a while. Now it's confirmed.
 
2014-02-02 02:39:24 AM
Stayed dry successfully for January, first full month dry since 2007.  Sleep patterns became more regulated and consumed 3 books for the month rather than the usual one-a-month.  It wasn't a big deal.

The main thing to say after 31 days without beer is "thank god we invented beer."
 
2014-02-02 02:53:54 AM
Weird. I've actually been drinking more this January, not less.

/it's been a difficult month
//thank goodness it's February now
 
2014-02-02 02:57:51 AM

frestcrallen: Stayed dry successfully for January, first full month dry since 2007.


Congratulations.
 
2014-02-02 07:13:36 AM

ladyfortuna: belhade: My drinking is definitely "moderate". 1-2 beers most nights, 3-4 or some Jack or tall Bloody Marys if I'm feelin' feisty. Except lately I've found 18-oz bottles for $1 even, which makes it cheaper than 6- or 12-packs, so I get two of those now. Granted, they're Bud, but I'm po'.

Sadly, as per medical professional standards, that makes you (and I) heavy drinkers.

/damn it



New England Journal of Medicine: 12/11/97 Volume 237 , Number 24

Study by The American Cancer Society:

Alcohol consumption and Mortality among middle aged and elderly adults. Over 490,000 men and women were studied over a ten year period. Lengthy article detaiing their methodology. Practical upshot is that non-drinkers have the highest mortality, those who consume 1-2 drinks a day have the lowest. Those who consume >6  still have lower mortality than those who abstain. This is death by all causes including liver cirrosous, slips in the shower, auto accidents, and jealous husbands.. Deaths specific to all forms of cardiovascular disease (the leading cause of death in America) continue to fall off the more you drink. ie. was lowest among those who consume >6 drinks a day.

/the more you know
 
2014-02-02 09:24:50 AM
24 days with no alcohol.

On a diet.

I was up to 2+ cases per week before stopping.
 
2014-02-02 09:46:24 AM

Agent Smiths Laugh: megarian: Writerly Redoubt: megarian: 'Kay, I'm on it.

DNRTFA.

On beautiful?

HEYYYOOOO

For some damn reason every time you do that I think of:



/but you're far prettier
//what? you didn't think I'd let that other guy flirt unchallenged did you?


I'd hit that.
 
2014-02-02 12:32:02 PM

fasahd: ladyfortuna: belhade: My drinking is definitely "moderate". 1-2 beers most nights, 3-4 or some Jack or tall Bloody Marys if I'm feelin' feisty. Except lately I've found 18-oz bottles for $1 even, which makes it cheaper than 6- or 12-packs, so I get two of those now. Granted, they're Bud, but I'm po'.

Sadly, as per medical professional standards, that makes you (and I) heavy drinkers.

/damn it


New England Journal of Medicine: 12/11/97 Volume 237 , Number 24

Study by The American Cancer Society:

Alcohol consumption and Mortality among middle aged and elderly adults. Over 490,000 men and women were studied over a ten year period. Lengthy article detaiing their methodology. Practical upshot is that non-drinkers have the highest mortality, those who consume 1-2 drinks a day have the lowest. Those who consume >6  still have lower mortality than those who abstain. This is death by all causes including liver cirrosous, slips in the shower, auto accidents, and jealous husbands.. Deaths specific to all forms of cardiovascular disease (the leading cause of death in America) continue to fall off the more you drink. ie. was lowest among those who consume >6 drinks a day.

/the more you know


No shiat. Why is this study not in beer comercials though I wonder?
 
2014-02-02 01:17:09 PM
JOHHNY LAW WON'T STOP ME TODAY!
 
2014-02-02 03:24:27 PM

fasahd: ladyfortuna: belhade: My drinking is definitely "moderate". 1-2 beers most nights, 3-4 or some Jack or tall Bloody Marys if I'm feelin' feisty. Except lately I've found 18-oz bottles for $1 even, which makes it cheaper than 6- or 12-packs, so I get two of those now. Granted, they're Bud, but I'm po'.

Sadly, as per medical professional standards, that makes you (and I) heavy drinkers.

/damn it


New England Journal of Medicine: 12/11/97 Volume 237 , Number 24

Study by The American Cancer Society:

Alcohol consumption and Mortality among middle aged and elderly adults. Over 490,000 men and women were studied over a ten year period. Lengthy article detaiing their methodology. Practical upshot is that non-drinkers have the highest mortality, those who consume 1-2 drinks a day have the lowest. Those who consume >6  still have lower mortality than those who abstain. This is death by all causes including liver cirrosous, slips in the shower, auto accidents, and jealous husbands.. Deaths specific to all forms of cardiovascular disease (the leading cause of death in America) continue to fall off the more you drink. ie. was lowest among those who consume >6 drinks a day.

/the more you know


So I'm going to live forever?
 
2014-02-02 10:50:21 PM
This article fails to mention WHAT MODERATE DRINKING IS. 1 a day? 3 a week?5 a week? Only weekend? DAFAQ WRITER
 
2014-02-03 12:26:15 AM

ladyfortuna: belhade: My drinking is definitely "moderate". 1-2 beers most nights, 3-4 or some Jack or tall Bloody Marys if I'm feelin' feisty. Except lately I've found 18-oz bottles for $1 even, which makes it cheaper than 6- or 12-packs, so I get two of those now. Granted, they're Bud, but I'm po'.

Sadly, as per medical professional standards, that makes you (and I) heavy drinkers.

/damn it


I guess the hit or two of green I take a night also makes me a pothead. Ah well; such is the life of a junkie.
 
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