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(Daily Mail)   ...and then there's that time you got so wasted after a funeral that you woke up on a flight landing in Amsterdam with no idea how you got there   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 24
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2014-02-22 07:19:27 AM  
Derp
 
2014-02-22 07:25:14 AM  
Hangover 4: It's not a wedding this time
 
2014-02-22 07:26:11 AM  
Wow great story...  All I got out of this was why does his hair look like he's wearing a really bad toupee?
 
2014-02-22 07:42:19 AM  
Why do people feel the urge to take pictures of the utterly incompetent things they do?  Is this how nobodies validate their existence or something?
 
2014-02-22 07:42:51 AM  
I'm surprised that the airline let him board the plane, given his inebriated state.
 
2014-02-22 07:45:13 AM  
I call b.s, since mister too drunk to remember was

1. Had his passport with him 2. Apparently had his phone charger so he could keep up with the selfies.

Who the hell normally carries a passport, especially when he says he's never been out of country before?
 
2014-02-22 08:15:57 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: I'm surprised that the airline let him board the plane, given his inebriated state.


It's England. You really can't tell the difference between drunk and sober based upon language and ability to walk.

But seriously, it comes down to:

strangeluck: I call b.s, since mister too drunk to remember was
1. Had his passport with him 2. Apparently had his phone charger so he could keep up with the selfies.
Who the hell normally carries a passport, especially when he says he's never been out of country before?


This.
 
2014-02-22 08:24:36 AM  
Uh, "time" as in singular?
 
2014-02-22 08:28:14 AM  
It's either time to rethink the whole drinking thing, or time to rethink how much of an attention whore you are.
 
2014-02-22 08:31:33 AM  

strangeluck: I call b.s, since mister too drunk to remember was

1. Had his passport with him 2. Apparently had his phone charger so he could keep up with the selfies.

Who the hell normally carries a passport, especially when he says he's never been out of country before?


Ehm, so you actually read the article...

Well, letting that slide. He was required to present ID to purchase alcohol/enter discos etc. A pasport is a valid form of ID, and a logical one to use if you don't have a drivers license.

And wow, your cellphone must be shiat. A standard Samsung Galaxy S3 can easily do 1 month without being charged. Look up the tech specs. 1 month is of course doing nothing. Making a few calls, and taking pictures, yeah, it'll still last 1 week + at worst.

/I'm guessing you own an iPhone. Well grats, your phone is shiat. If you ever plan on such adventures, you should change, or rule out selfies. ;)
 
2014-02-22 08:37:09 AM  

spawn73: And wow, your cellphone must be shiat. A standard Samsung Galaxy S3 can easily do 1 month without being charged. Look up the tech specs. 1 month is of course doing nothing. Making a few calls, and taking pictures, yeah, it'll still last 1 week + at worst.


My Galaxy S4 Mini doesn't even come close to that - I have to keep a second charger at my desk at work because it doesn't always make it through the day.
 
2014-02-22 09:38:51 AM  
Work up in Rosarita Mexico once with an empty bottle of tequila and a dog licking my face.

/I do know how I got there.
//It was glorious.
///I highly recommend partying with the girls from SDSU
 
2014-02-22 09:44:49 AM  

spawn73: strangeluck: I call b.s, since mister too drunk to remember was

1. Had his passport with him 2. Apparently had his phone charger so he could keep up with the selfies.

Who the hell normally carries a passport, especially when he says he's never been out of country before?

Ehm, so you actually read the article...

Well, letting that slide. He was required to present ID to purchase alcohol/enter discos etc. A pasport is a valid form of ID, and a logical one to use if you don't have a drivers license.

And wow, your cellphone must be shiat. A standard Samsung Galaxy S3 can easily do 1 month without being charged. Look up the tech specs. 1 month is of course doing nothing. Making a few calls, and taking pictures, yeah, it'll still last 1 week + at worst.

/I'm guessing you own an iPhone. Well grats, your phone is shiat. If you ever plan on such adventures, you should change, or rule out selfies. ;)



I slap you across your sarcastic use of the winky emoticon with a rubber chicken and proclaim, challenge accepted!


Why yes, I did read TFA. It helps in making informed rants or accusations of bullshiat related to stories.

As far as the passport, you are correct in that it is a legal form of identification. The UK also has the PASS card for those who don't want or need a drivers license, but I would ask just how common is it these days to carry a passport, even in the UK? If it's more common than here in the U.S, then I would concede to that point.

As far the phone, I do not in fact have an iPhone, I have one of them smancy fancy pants Androids, a Google Nexus 5, and for example, while the tech specs claim it gets oodles of talk time and standby time, tech specs don't always match reality, and that's for any phone maker.

My phone, gets with average net usage and talk time, about 3 hours on a good day. Standby time is two days, if I'm lucky.

The douchebag from the story is very unlikely to have spent little time on his phone, it's more likely he spent lots of time on his phone, such as calling friends and relatives begging for a trip home in addition to his selfies. Whether he was drunk or not, is a point of debate. Would an airline really let someone who may appear drunk or even heavily buzzed on a flight?

And why would this even show up in the news? Guy supposedly gets drunk, winds up in another country, manages to get home, and his first idea is to run to the local tabloid with his tale of woe? Wouldn't his family be upset that he broadcast his stupidity to the world?

Oh, and from the comments in TFA:

Jodie Champ, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom, 23 hours ago

I actually know this guy...I dont believe it either.
 
2014-02-22 09:50:50 AM  

pjc51: spawn73: And wow, your cellphone must be shiat. A standard Samsung Galaxy S3 can easily do 1 month without being charged. Look up the tech specs. 1 month is of course doing nothing. Making a few calls, and taking pictures, yeah, it'll still last 1 week + at worst.

My Galaxy S4 Mini doesn't even come close to that - I have to keep a second charger at my desk at work because it doesn't always make it through the day.


Dunno what phone he actually has, but I just looked up the most common one, which is the Galaxy S3.

Checked my own phone, the Lumia 520, since its cheap (50USD), and not known for stellar battery performance. GSMarena gave it a battery score of 49, meaning that if you talked 1 hour each day, watched video 1 hour each day and surfed the net 3 hours each day, a battery would last 49 hours.

So all in all, I don't find the story implausible because of the phone details. Very strange though.

/according to Samsung, your S4 mini, should last 1/3 of the S3 actually. At least as far as standby time is concerned. Smaller battery I guess, and maybe your battery is also worn out, or your usage pattern is odd.
 
2014-02-22 10:02:19 AM  

strangeluck: spawn73: strangeluck: I call b.s, since mister too drunk to remember was

1. Had his passport with him 2. Apparently had his phone charger so he could keep up with the selfies.

Who the hell normally carries a passport, especially when he says he's never been out of country before?

Ehm, so you actually read the article...

Well, letting that slide. He was required to present ID to purchase alcohol/enter discos etc. A pasport is a valid form of ID, and a logical one to use if you don't have a drivers license.

And wow, your cellphone must be shiat. A standard Samsung Galaxy S3 can easily do 1 month without being charged. Look up the tech specs. 1 month is of course doing nothing. Making a few calls, and taking pictures, yeah, it'll still last 1 week + at worst.

/I'm guessing you own an iPhone. Well grats, your phone is shiat. If you ever plan on such adventures, you should change, or rule out selfies. ;)


I slap you across your sarcastic use of the winky emoticon with a rubber chicken and proclaim, challenge accepted!


Why yes, I did read TFA. It helps in making informed rants or accusations of bullshiat related to stories.

As far as the passport, you are correct in that it is a legal form of identification. The UK also has the PASS card for those who don't want or need a drivers license, but I would ask just how common is it these days to carry a passport, even in the UK? If it's more common than here in the U.S, then I would concede to that point.

As far the phone, I do not in fact have an iPhone, I have one of them smancy fancy pants Androids, a Google Nexus 5, and for example, while the tech specs claim it gets oodles of talk time and standby time, tech specs don't always match reality, and that's for any phone maker.

My phone, gets with average net usage and talk time, about 3 hours on a good day. Standby time is two days, if I'm lucky.

The douchebag from the story is very unlikely to have spent little time on his phone, it's more likely he spent lots of ...


Sorry, Fark cuts of comments when they're too long.

The article says he used a pasport as ID, why he choose that over a PASS CARD does go well with him being a moron.


I've done stupid things while drunk, including taking a taxi ride to another country to the tune of 400 USD. But I wasn't so drunk that I didn't remember (and regret it afterwards).

Perhaps the real story is  the more likely that he got drunk, but not passing out drunk, and thought it would be fun to purchase a return ticket to Amsterdam to smoke dope or whatever. Then afterwards he made a story up to make it more interesting.

I mean, unless you can tell from the pixels, he was indeed in Amsterdam, and as I recall, apparently the plane ticket was in the article as well.

I have a Lumia 520, and I could easily have pulled this off, with its far worse battery life. It's webbrowsing and watching videos that hurt. Talking on the phone, pictures and sending SMSs doesn't phase it.

I'm sure he's the type that would have been on Facebook, but that's kinda hard in another country depending on his phoneplan.
 
2014-02-22 10:09:27 AM  
And this story was worth printing....why?

A drunk guy books himself a three-day trip to Amsterdam, takes his phone and passport with him, and then we he gets there claims he "didn't remember anything" and because his dumb ass didn't bring money for a hotel room he calls and begs his parents for money, which they give him. And then he spends the time sending pictures to his friends and probably smoking weed, just like he had drunkenly planned.

And then the Daily Fail thinks this is a story worth printing.
 
2014-02-22 10:31:52 AM  

strangeluck: Who the hell normally carries a passport, especially when he says he's never been out of country before?


I thought it was actually fairly normal for Brits, since they're so close to the mainland and it's easy to get there. Were he an American, I'd say maybe former military. Not that I carry mine around but I know exactly where it is, in case I want to run over to Canada for some reason.

/I don't, though.
//Unless I am in Buffalo visiting a friend
 
2014-02-22 10:32:51 AM  
CSB:

I had a roommate in college disappear during a house party one night. Yes, heavy drinking was involved, and this guy was the sort of guy that only got drunk once in a blue moon, but that one time was epic.

He didn't show the next morning. Or afternoon. In fact, he didn't show up again until later the next night, when we were just starting to become concerned that no one had seen him.

According to him, he took a couple of Xanax someone had given him on top of drinking (something he had never done before), and the last thing he remembers was being at the house party taking shots of bourbon. He had woken up at 9 pm the following night in the back of his car...

...in downtown New Orleans, about an hour and a half away from where we were living at the time.

We told him he needed to call his bank to make sure he didn't empty it. Turns out he had spent around $400 in charges on his debit card from various bars in NO, which was his money for the entire month.

The funniest part was when I asked him if he had checked the trunk of his car for dead hookers, given that he had no memory of what had happened in New Orleans. So we searched his car and found an opened box of condoms plus a couple of used ones under seat. Which was extra hilarious, because this guy was a virgin at the time.

Good times, good times.

/CSB
 
2014-02-22 11:02:20 AM  
This is a really, really bad imitation of a really, really old prank.

How it's suppose to work: go out drinking as a group. One or two get so wasted they pass out. Buy Greyhound tickets one way to someplace in another state. Put them on the bus.

It used to be pretty easy to do this; buy a ticket and jump on, no driver in sight. Now they line you up and check you on. Oddly, security now is how they used to describe the USSR in school at the time you could actually get away with this, right after pledging allegiance to the flag.

Urban Legends are still timeless.
 
2014-02-22 11:02:43 AM  
And then there was the time I saw the late great Hank Williams on stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and he was all dressed up in drag...
 
2014-02-22 12:33:11 PM  

ladyfortuna: strangeluck: Who the hell normally carries a passport, especially when he says he's never been out of country before?

I thought it was actually fairly normal for Brits, since they're so close to the mainland and it's easy to get there. Were he an American, I'd say maybe former military. Not that I carry mine around but I know exactly where it is, in case I want to run over to Canada for some reason.

/I don't, though.
//Unless I am in Buffalo visiting a friend


Someone else can speak to this in detail, but in all my recen EU travel, so long as one does not leave a zone country, there are no passports required. They are only required entering or leaving the zone from non-EU countries.
 
2014-02-22 01:32:33 PM  

BafflerMeal: ladyfortuna: strangeluck: Who the hell normally carries a passport, especially when he says he's never been out of country before?

I thought it was actually fairly normal for Brits, since they're so close to the mainland and it's easy to get there. Were he an American, I'd say maybe former military. Not that I carry mine around but I know exactly where it is, in case I want to run over to Canada for some reason.

/I don't, though.
//Unless I am in Buffalo visiting a friend

Someone else can speak to this in detail, but in all my recen EU travel, so long as one does not leave a zone country, there are no passports required. They are only required entering or leaving the zone from non-EU countries.


Almost correct, that would be true for the Schengen area, of which Great Brittain isn't a part of.

So yeah, he'd have to show his pasport upon boarding a plane heading for the Schengen area of EU.
 
2014-02-22 01:56:38 PM  

BafflerMeal: ladyfortuna: strangeluck: Who the hell normally carries a passport, especially when he says he's never been out of country before?

I thought it was actually fairly normal for Brits, since they're so close to the mainland and it's easy to get there. Were he an American, I'd say maybe former military. Not that I carry mine around but I know exactly where it is, in case I want to run over to Canada for some reason.

/I don't, though.
//Unless I am in Buffalo visiting a friend

Someone else can speak to this in detail, but in all my recen EU travel, so long as one does not leave a zone country, there are no passports required. They are only required entering or leaving the zone from non-EU countries.


That is correct.
 
2014-02-22 08:47:15 PM  
sure, could be fake. could be AW'ing. but early/mid twenties is also when schizophrenia tends to appear in males. the first symptoms are often self-medicating with alcohol and a random, impulsive disappearance. but keep up that "he's made his bed" brand of tough love, Mum.
 
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