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(WSBT Mishawaka)   'Twas the night 'fore Thanksgiving/And out at the bars/All the people were drinking/Hope they're not driving cars. Happy Drunk/Blackout Wednesday   (wsbt.com) divider line
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2022-11-23 12:41:30 PM  
Fark can't take Inc.com submissions, but this article is from 2018:
https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/forget-black-friday-today-is-drunk-wednesday-now-data-from-10000-bars-proves-it.html

The analytical explanation, since we're also a data-driven country now, comes from a restaurant management platform called Upserve, which says that it tracked 10,000 bars and found that they sell 63 percent more liquor on Drunk Wednesday (a/k/a Drunksgiving, a/k/a Blackout Wednesday, but that seems a little extreme) than they do on the day before, which we'll just call Regular Tuesday.

- Sofa
 
2022-11-23 2:08:53 PM  
I'm stuck at work, no one else is here and I'm doing the most innane boring task. I have to take Fark breaks just to keep my sanity today.
 
2022-11-23 2:11:51 PM  
Naaaa, black out drinking is tomorrow when we all have to deal with extended family
 
2022-11-23 2:14:49 PM  
Sounds like a perfect way to ensure that your Thanksgiving get-together will be a super-spreader event.
 
2022-11-23 2:14:55 PM  

saintstryfe: I'm stuck at work, no one else is here and I'm doing the most innane boring task. I have to take Fark breaks just to keep my sanity today.


I'm working today too, but I work from home.  Lots of Deep Rock Galactic today...
 
2022-11-23 2:15:38 PM  
I don't know what this weekend is gonna look like. Last year this very night, I was wasted. I was an alcoholic. I've since gone to therapy and gotten help and I am as of today 244 days sober. I really don't remember the last time I went though the holidays sober. It'll be a new adventure I guess.
 
2022-11-23 2:18:56 PM  

vilesithknight: I don't know what this weekend is gonna look like. Last year this very night, I was wasted. I was an alcoholic. I've since gone to therapy and gotten help and I am as of today 244 days sober. I really don't remember the last time I went though the holidays sober. It'll be a new adventure I guess.


Believe it or not sobriety makes it easier... most of the people that loved me are dead anyway.

If I were to drink I'd just end up getting weepy about it and reminiscing too much. That's not fair to me, I need to live my own life in the now.
 
2022-11-23 2:19:51 PM  

vilesithknight: I don't know what this weekend is gonna look like. Last year this very night, I was wasted. I was an alcoholic. I've since gone to therapy and gotten help and I am as of today 244 days sober. I really don't remember the last time I went though the holidays sober. It'll be a new adventure I guess.


Kudos.

I've come to enjoy sober holidays, less chance of me putting my foot in my mouth
 
2022-11-23 2:20:21 PM  

vilesithknight: I don't know what this weekend is gonna look like. Last year this very night, I was wasted. I was an alcoholic. I've since gone to therapy and gotten help and I am as of today 244 days sober. I really don't remember the last time I went though the holidays sober. It'll be a new adventure I guess.


Sometimes it's a day at a time. Sometimes it's an hour at a time. Sometimes it's a minute at a time. However it is for you, just remember that it's one more you didn't have to have this stuff in your life. I'm not a drinker, but I have my addictions and I know what it's like to try and control them. Stay strong, you have all the strength you need.
 
2022-11-23 2:23:30 PM  

vilesithknight: I don't know what this weekend is gonna look like. Last year this very night, I was wasted. I was an alcoholic. I've since gone to therapy and gotten help and I am as of today 244 days sober. I really don't remember the last time I went though the holidays sober. It'll be a new adventure I guess.


Stay strong.
 
2022-11-23 2:25:29 PM  
As an old drunk of sound credentials, I hate amateur nights.
This night before turkey day is getting almost as bad as New Years.
And in SoCal where I live, the 4th and Memorial Day are really bad too.
It's when all the people who aren't any f**king good at drinking try their hand at it.
 
2022-11-23 2:26:54 PM  

vilesithknight: I really don't remember the last time I went though the holidays sober. It'll be a new adventure I guess.


Speaking from some level of experience, there's nothing more important than your sobriety.  There's also nothing more fragile than new sobriety.

Anyone who cares about your health and well being will understand if you decide your level of involvement is less than usual or even non-existent if that's what it takes.

If they care about you being there next year they'll understand.
 
2022-11-23 2:27:50 PM  
 
2022-11-23 2:28:48 PM  

buserror: ModernPrimitive01: is tomo

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Yay for stray highlighted text and not looking too closely.

/no, I haven't been drinking
 
2022-11-23 2:30:37 PM  

the_rhino: saintstryfe: I'm stuck at work, no one else is here and I'm doing the most innane boring task. I have to take Fark breaks just to keep my sanity today.

I'm working today too, but I work from home.  Lots of Deep Rock Galactic today...


...how do I get that line of work?
 
2022-11-23 2:32:10 PM  
amateur night. staying home.

stay safe out there farkers.
 
2022-11-23 2:33:29 PM  

anfrind: Sounds like a perfect way to ensure that your Thanksgiving get-together will be a super-spreader event.


Corona is over. Ditch the mask and join the rest of the world. Become one of us. ONE OF US. ONE OF US.
 
2022-11-23 2:41:18 PM  
"Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate being home with family"

Because everyone has a home and family to be with.
 
2022-11-23 2:41:35 PM  

Sofakinbd: Fark can't take Inc.com submissions, but this article is from 2018:
https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/forget-black-friday-today-is-drunk-wednesday-now-data-from-10000-bars-proves-it.html

The analytical explanation, since we're also a data-driven country now, comes from a restaurant management platform called Upserve, which says that it tracked 10,000 bars and found that they sell 63 percent more liquor on Drunk Wednesday (a/k/a Drunksgiving, a/k/a Blackout Wednesday, but that seems a little extreme) than they do on the day before, which we'll just call

Regular Tuesday.

- Sofa


It's not regular Tuesday, it's national harassment day.  
Patrice O'Neal on sexual harrasment (Elephant In The Room)
Youtube DA0bNNF6jrU
 
2022-11-23 2:45:18 PM  

jso2897: As an old drunk of sound credentials, I hate amateur nights.
This night before turkey day is getting almost as bad as New Years.
And in SoCal where I live, the 4th and Memorial Day are really bad too.
It's when all the people who aren't any f**king good at drinking try their hand at it.


Throw in Black Friday as well.  EVERYONE is drunk Friday after Thanksgiving.
 
2022-11-23 2:48:27 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: Naaaa, black out drinking is tomorrow when we all have to deal with extended family


Good thing I won't have to deal with that.

I'll be home alone tomorrow because my family all moved away and everybody else hates me. Thank God.
 
2022-11-23 2:57:13 PM  

jso2897: As an old drunk of sound credentials, I hate amateur nights


Agreed. Holidays are the biggest revenue generators for the state. They push the 'holiday spirit' on the news, internet and tv hoping for more DUI$.
And checkpoints are always set up in areas with the highest concentration of poor/working class/ minorities. They always set one up here close to the Indian reservations.

All the smart drunks go to the rich white neighborhoods to party. No police interference there.
 
2022-11-23 2:59:24 PM  
I'd love to be home drinking, or at least imbibing weed drugs and casing my cats around the house. Instead I have to go into work and deal with depressed tourists...who will likely be drinking.
 
2022-11-23 3:08:31 PM  

jmr61: jso2897: As an old drunk of sound credentials, I hate amateur nights.
This night before turkey day is getting almost as bad as New Years.
And in SoCal where I live, the 4th and Memorial Day are really bad too.
It's when all the people who aren't any f**king good at drinking try their hand at it.

Throw in Black Friday as well.  EVERYONE is drunk Friday after Thanksgiving.


That was one of my favorite shifts as a bartender. You'd get all the people trying to escape their inlaws, old regulars who'd moved away but came back to visit family, exhausted husbands recovering from being dragged around to Black Friday sales all day by their wives, and just a general mix of people who were genuinely happy to have a safe place to get drunk and unwind. Heard tons of fun Thanksgiving stories and made great tips. I almost miss it.
 
2022-11-23 3:14:41 PM  
CSB - Years ago, myself, my sister and my now-ex brother-in-law went to our local watering hole around 5PM on the day before T-day. We really had no idea about pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday and just went to hang out. We had our normal seats at the bar and were tying one on pretty good. Eventually the place got absolutely packed with people. Even with three bartenders, it was a good while to get drinks. At that time, you could buy a bucket of domestics for $10 (yes, it was a long time ago). As people were waiting behind us to get a bartender's attention, we would offer to sell them one or two of our beers for four or five bucks a piece. Being regulars and being right at the bar, we could get replenished much faster and so it wasn't a hassle for us. We would order a bucket, keep a couple for ourselves, sell the others and then order another bucket. We wound up pocketing about a hundred bucks each when all was said and done.
End CSB

/yes, I know, it was illegal
 
2022-11-23 3:28:40 PM  

vilesithknight: I don't know what this weekend is gonna look like. Last year this very night, I was wasted. I was an alcoholic. I've since gone to therapy and gotten help and I am as of today 244 days sober. I really don't remember the last time I went though the holidays sober. It'll be a new adventure I guess.


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2022-11-23 3:30:09 PM  
Feel like I should contribute.

HR said we could book it at 2 today.  The Kids - aka the carpool - asked if we could leave at 1.  Sure.

Dropped them off, got to the local bar an hour and a half ago, on true pint #3.  (And damn bartender may have forgotten my wings...)

The kicker? 5 hour drive in the morning, but that's what coffee and aspirin are for.
 
2022-11-23 3:34:43 PM  

offacue: Sofakinbd: Fark can't take Inc.com submissions, but this article is from 2018:
https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/forget-black-friday-today-is-drunk-wednesday-now-data-from-10000-bars-proves-it.html

The analytical explanation, since we're also a data-driven country now, comes from a restaurant management platform called Upserve, which says that it tracked 10,000 bars and found that they sell 63 percent more liquor on Drunk Wednesday (a/k/a Drunksgiving, a/k/a Blackout Wednesday, but that seems a little extreme) than they do on the day before, which we'll just call Regular Tuesday.

- Sofa

It's not regular Tuesday, it's national harassment day.  
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/DA0bNNF6jrU]


One of the funniest bits ever. RIP Patrice
 
2022-11-23 3:35:23 PM  

Gleeman: the_rhino: saintstryfe: I'm stuck at work, no one else is here and I'm doing the most innane boring task. I have to take Fark breaks just to keep my sanity today.

I'm working today too, but I work from home.  Lots of Deep Rock Galactic today...

...how do I get that line of work?


First you sell you soul for......
 
2022-11-23 3:39:43 PM  

Godscrack: jso2897: As an old drunk of sound credentials, I hate amateur nights

Agreed. Holidays are the biggest revenue generators for the state. They push the 'holiday spirit' on the news, internet and tv hoping for more DUI$.
And checkpoints are always set up in areas with the highest concentration of poor/working class/ minorities. They always set one up here close to the Indian reservations.

All the smart drunks go to the rich white neighborhoods to party. No police interference there.


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2022-11-23 3:56:32 PM  
I might have to pull up the scanner web page tonight.
 
2022-11-23 4:04:29 PM  
Joke's on them, I've been abusing alcohol longer than they've been alive.
 
2022-11-23 4:26:51 PM  

anfrind: Sounds like a perfect way to ensure that your Thanksgiving get-together will be a super-spreader event.


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I'm sure you're invited to soooo many gatherings. No, the ones on your video-game chatroom don't count.

/You can leave the house, it's OK
 
2022-11-23 4:34:45 PM  
The night before Thanksgiving is also the biggest pizza delivery night of the year.  A lot of people have relatives crammed into their house, and nobody wants to cook.
 
2022-11-23 6:19:38 PM  
I'm old I'll just drink alone at home listening to music.
 
2022-11-23 6:21:48 PM  

i_dig_chicks: I'm old I'll just drink alone at home listening to music.


It's really best if you are going to drink. Alcohol doesn't take much to impair you.
 
2022-11-23 6:28:47 PM  
This used to be a 100% guaranteed "bang someone from your past" occasion in my hometown. All the college kids have farked off, so it's mostly locals.
 
2022-11-23 6:31:25 PM  
funksgiving tonight but the 1 hour drive running the gauntlet with cops everywhere is making me think twice
 
2022-11-23 6:44:05 PM  
We're heading over to the in-laws tonight. We get nice and sauced prepping everything. Team Stuffing!
 
2022-11-23 7:09:56 PM  
dntrtfa: however, in regards to thanksgiving eve drinking: as a semi-responsible masshole living within walking distance to the closest respectable dive bar, my contribution to society is to actually walk/stumble home from said bar instead of driving and potentially killing/maiming innocent folks.

/why yes, I did start early.
//isn't alcohol required for a 'proper' farker?
 
2022-11-23 7:11:24 PM  

SafetyThird: We're heading over to the in-laws tonight. Team Stuffing!


I have that DVD
 
2022-11-23 7:25:56 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: vilesithknight: I don't know what this weekend is gonna look like. Last year this very night, I was wasted. I was an alcoholic. I've since gone to therapy and gotten help and I am as of today 244 days sober. I really don't remember the last time I went though the holidays sober. It'll be a new adventure I guess.

Kudos.

I've come to enjoy sober holidays, less chance of me putting my foot in my mouth


You're pretty limber.

- Sofa
 
2022-11-23 7:51:50 PM  

jso2897: As an old drunk of sound credentials, I hate amateur nights.
This night before turkey day is getting almost as bad as New Years.
And in SoCal where I live, the 4th and Memorial Day are really bad too.
It's when all the people who aren't any f**king good at drinking try their hand at it.


Amen.

Drinko de Mayo can fark right off.
 
2022-11-23 9:25:28 PM  
My favorite holidays are when everybody goes somewhere and I can stay home and play with the cat, eat good food, drinks some beers and smoke some weed, play some games, watch some TV, ignore the phone...
 
2022-11-23 10:00:23 PM  

drewogatory: This used to be a 100% guaranteed "bang someone from your past" occasion in my hometown. All the college kids have farked off, so it's mostly locals.


/he said, reminiscing about things 20 years in the past.
 
2022-11-23 10:59:30 PM  

Aquapope: My favorite holidays are when everybody goes somewhere and I can stay home and play with the cat, eat good food, drinks some beers and smoke some weed, play some games, watch some TV, ignore the phone...


My bf goes to his mom's house (he has a big fam) and I stay here with the cats & cook, drink, and binge-watch something. It's nice to have the place to myself for a day.
 
2022-11-24 12:13:32 AM  

NathanAllen: drewogatory: This used to be a 100% guaranteed "bang someone from your past" occasion in my hometown. All the college kids have farked off, so it's mostly locals.

/he said, reminiscing about things 20 years in the past.


Eh, I've aged into middle aged 2nd divorce with adult children territory, it's probably back on after the settle down era.
 
2022-11-24 5:33:29 AM  

vilesithknight: I don't know what this weekend is gonna look like. Last year this very night, I was wasted. I was an alcoholic. I've since gone to therapy and gotten help and I am as of today 244 days sober. I really don't remember the last time I went though the holidays sober. It'll be a new adventure I guess.


You got this.

/25 months.
 
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