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2018-03-08 11:25:29 AM  
I also drink a lot when the weather is nice.
 
2018-03-08 11:36:14 AM  
I mean... what else is there to do in North Dakota other than to get shiatfaced?
 
2018-03-08 12:06:04 PM  
You try being trapped inside with your family for 4 months sober.
 
2018-03-08 12:08:02 PM  
I'll drink to that.

/and that.
//and that.
/// what the hell, and that too.
 
2018-03-08 12:08:23 PM  
So that's why it's sometimes called "antifreeze".
 
2018-03-08 12:08:38 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I mean... what else is there to do in North Dakota other than to get shiatfaced?


There is great ice fishing there...and you can get shiatfaced while you're doing it. Win/win.
 
2018-03-08 12:08:57 PM  
Yay Virginia, land of healthy drunks!
 
2018-03-08 12:09:22 PM  
And Hawaii, for some reason.
 
2018-03-08 12:09:55 PM  
Arrg just give me a god damn list. Making me scroll through that is going to require some beers.
 
2018-03-08 12:12:37 PM  
C'mon, Badger state! We need to retake the #1 spot
 
2018-03-08 12:13:13 PM  

bighairyguy: Yay Virginia, land of healthy drunks!


Drunkest metro area: Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radfor​d, VA

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2018-03-08 12:13:58 PM  

Amish Tech Support: Arrg just give me a god damn list. Making me scroll through that is going to require some beers.


We could convert it to a slide show for ya.
 
2018-03-08 12:14:44 PM  
Alaska not number 1? I am actually surprised.
 
2018-03-08 12:14:51 PM  
Tennessee is dead last?

Well shiat...I'm headed to Nashville for a bachelor party next month.  It's up to my friends and I to improve their average.
 
2018-03-08 12:15:21 PM  
Wiscy and ND at the top. Very surprising, lol.
 
2018-03-08 12:15:27 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: bighairyguy: Yay Virginia, land of healthy drunks!

Drunkest metro area: Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radfor​d, VA

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College towns crowd the top of "drunkest city" lists.
 
2018-03-08 12:15:55 PM  
WV is #49, guess opiates are cheaper than Milwaukee's Best
/sigh
 
2018-03-08 12:16:03 PM  
Wisconsin second? I find this hard to believe.
 
2018-03-08 12:16:45 PM  
Numbers have value but are not always representative of facts.
 
2018-03-08 12:16:46 PM  

The_Sponge: Tennessee is dead last?

Well shiat...I'm headed to Nashville for a bachelor party next month.  It's up to my friends and I to improve their average.


Dry counties.  Half of Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky were still dry the last time I looked.
 
2018-03-08 12:18:05 PM  

The_Sponge: Tennessee is dead last?

Well shiat...I'm headed to Nashville for a bachelor party next month.  It's up to my friends and I to improve their average.


I hate driving through the South. I usually stop for the night and find myself in a dry county.

/there should be signs warning people about that shiat
 
2018-03-08 12:19:10 PM  
Speaking of cold states...with Minnesota at #6:

If you watched the men's curling team win the gold medals, you probably noticed how they had a live camera set-up at their curling club in Minnesota.  In the front of the crowd, there was this old guy holding a pitcher of beer, and I suspect that it was HIS BEER....like he was drinking from it instead of pouring it into pint glasses.

Old guy from Minnesota....I like your style.
 
2018-03-08 12:20:26 PM  

UtileDysfunktion: Wisconsin second? I find this hard to believe.


Somehow we don't die from it like other states.  Going to guess evolutionary type pressures at work.
 
2018-03-08 12:21:31 PM  

The_Sponge: Speaking of cold states...with Minnesota at #6:

If you watched the men's curling team win the gold medals, you probably noticed how they had a live camera set-up at their curling club in Minnesota.  In the front of the crowd, there was this old guy holding a pitcher of beer, and I suspect that it was HIS BEER....like he was drinking from it instead of pouring it into pint glasses.

Old guy from Minnesota....I like your style.


Many of us drink our beer that way in MN...it's efficient . And yes, the Old Guy was awesome.
 
2018-03-08 12:21:43 PM  
Michigan May be 10 place, but at least we beat Ohio
 
2018-03-08 12:22:00 PM  

Thingster: The_Sponge: Tennessee is dead last?

Well shiat...I'm headed to Nashville for a bachelor party next month.  It's up to my friends and I to improve their average.

Dry counties.  Half of Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky were still dry the last time I looked.


As long as the Bootleggers and Baptists can stagger to the polls, they shall remain "dry".
 
2018-03-08 12:24:04 PM  

Thingster: Dry counties. Half of Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky were still dry the last time I looked.


UtileDysfunktion: I hate driving through the South. I usually stop for the night and find myself in a dry county.

/there should be signs warning people about that shiat



Well crap.  Thankfully, I've never had to deal with those issues.....so that explains why I didn't even think about that.

The good news:

Nashville isn't in a dry county.

I'm doing a side trip before everyone arrives....taking a rental car up to Lebanon, KY and visiting Maker's Mark.  Unlike Jack Daniel's, Maker's Mark isn't in a dry county, IIRC.
 
2018-03-08 12:24:11 PM  

Thingster: The_Sponge: Tennessee is dead last?

Well shiat...I'm headed to Nashville for a bachelor party next month.  It's up to my friends and I to improve their average.

Dry counties.  Half of Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky were still dry the last time I looked.


Helpful map:

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Red = dry, Yellow = mixed, Blue = wet
 
2018-03-08 12:25:49 PM  
A recurring theme here is that excessive drinking is positively correlated with good health outcomes (both on a population-wide basis), because both are associated with higher incomes. That makes intuitive sense. Not mentioned: all three of these things are negatively correlated with religious fundamentalism. I'd like to see that be explored.
 
2018-03-08 12:26:40 PM  
Florida: #1 Liars when asked about alcohol intake/habits.

Fark evidence: "Florida man...alcohol may have been involved" stories.
 
2018-03-08 12:27:45 PM  

UtileDysfunktion: Thingster: The_Sponge: Tennessee is dead last?

Well shiat...I'm headed to Nashville for a bachelor party next month.  It's up to my friends and I to improve their average.

Dry counties.  Half of Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky were still dry the last time I looked.

Helpful map:

[img.fark.net image 400x254]

Red = dry, Yellow = mixed, Blue = wet



Hmmmm....Nevada has a yellow county....I'm going to blame the Mormons.

Side note:

I lived in Coppell, Texas back when I was a little kid.  Years later, Dad told me that it was dry town back then, so he had to buy beer in the next town.  But it wasn't really an issue since Coppell didn't have a grocery store at the time.

/Although I suspect Coppell is no longer dry.
//We left in '85.
 
2018-03-08 12:28:05 PM  
34. Indiana
Drunkest metro area: Bloomington, IN

That's because we couldn't buy alcohol here on Sunday until just last week. Don't worry, we will do better.

Really ... Bloomington? I guess college town with a crap [sport of your choice] team....Makes sense.
 
2018-03-08 12:30:00 PM  

Richard Saunders: Florida: #1 Liars when asked about alcohol intake/habits.

Fark evidence: "Florida man...alcohol may have been involved" stories.



There is even a beer that pays tribute to Florida Man:

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Unfortunately, I couldn't find any when I was in Jacksonville last year.  But on the bright side, I was able to find some other beers made by Cigar City.
 
2018-03-08 12:31:31 PM  

UtileDysfunktion: Thingster: The_Sponge: Tennessee is dead last?

Well shiat...I'm headed to Nashville for a bachelor party next month.  It's up to my friends and I to improve their average.

Dry counties.  Half of Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky were still dry the last time I looked.

Helpful map:

[img.fark.net image 400x254]

Red = dry, Yellow = mixed, Blue = wet



This will be the only time I will say this:

I love living in a blue state.
 
2018-03-08 12:31:57 PM  
Arkansas, drunkest metro area: Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers.

I'm shocked to learn that the area that includes the University is the drunkest area.
 
2018-03-08 12:32:44 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I mean... what else is there to do in North Dakota other than to get shiatfaced?


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2018-03-08 12:33:16 PM  

UtileDysfunktion: Thingster: The_Sponge: Tennessee is dead last?

Well shiat...I'm headed to Nashville for a bachelor party next month.  It's up to my friends and I to improve their average.

Dry counties.  Half of Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky were still dry the last time I looked.

Helpful map:

[img.fark.net image 400x254]

Red = dry, Yellow = mixed, Blue = wet


Sort of helpful. In PA it's on a municipal-by-municipal basis. Allegheny County, for example, is mostly wet, but for 4-5 piddly municipalities that you wouldn't want to drink in anyway (although it would probably help). Also, given that the average municipal area in Allegheny County (excluding Pittsburgh) is pretty f*cking small, you only have to go a little more than a mile to get your drink on.
 
2018-03-08 12:33:29 PM  
FTFA....for Washington:

Drunkest metro area: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA


That answer is bullshiat.  Pick a f*cking city.
 
2018-03-08 12:33:33 PM  

UtileDysfunktion: Thingster: The_Sponge: Tennessee is dead last?

Well shiat...I'm headed to Nashville for a bachelor party next month.  It's up to my friends and I to improve their average.

Dry counties.  Half of Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky were still dry the last time I looked.

Helpful map:

[img.fark.net image 400x254]

Red = dry, Yellow = mixed, Blue = wet


See that blue county in the middle of AR surrounded by the dry and partially dry counties?  That's where I live.  For the lulz, I don't drink.
 
2018-03-08 12:34:36 PM  
35. Delaware;

Drunkest metro area: Dover, DE


That's only when the General Assembly is in session or when they're running a NASCAR race.
 
2018-03-08 12:34:43 PM  

Transplanted Eskimo: Alaska not number 1? I am actually surprised.


Look, I'm doing the best I can over here, OK?
 
2018-03-08 12:36:00 PM  

geek_mars: Arkansas, drunkest metro area: Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers.

I'm shocked to learn that the area that includes the University is the drunkest area.


Ditto, though my area is probably 2# in the state seeing as how we're like one of three counties in the state that isn't dry.

Technically, all the blue ones in Arkansas should be yellow since all the state has a "no alcohol sales on Sunday" law.
 
2018-03-08 12:36:24 PM  

Skyd1v: Transplanted Eskimo: Alaska not number 1? I am actually surprised.

Look, I'm doing the best I can over here, OK?


You'll get some help soon. A friend of mine is moving there to work for the summer. She'll help bring your numbers up.
 
2018-03-08 12:37:42 PM  
There's this dry town next to Asbury Park, NJ. ... It has these lovely, old homes. It looks darling. ... It also looks like it's sneering at us. ... There's a small waterway between the two towns. ... I just feel like they're looking through their binoculars angry at the sinners across the way. So, I sin as hard as I can.
 
2018-03-08 12:38:26 PM  

The_Sponge: UtileDysfunktion: Thingster: The_Sponge: Tennessee is dead last?

Well shiat...I'm headed to Nashville for a bachelor party next month.  It's up to my friends and I to improve their average.

Dry counties.  Half of Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky were still dry the last time I looked.

Helpful map:

[img.fark.net image 400x254]

Red = dry, Yellow = mixed, Blue = wet


Hmmmm....Nevada has a yellow county....I'm going to blame the Mormons.
.


I noticed there was some yellow around the Chicago area, which was weird. Then I remembered that they have their fair share of religious nutjobs. Fortunately, then tend to cluster together, making them easier for reasonable folk to avoid.
 
2018-03-08 12:40:04 PM  

Grumpy Cat: There's this dry town next to Asbury Park, NJ. ... It has these lovely, old homes. It looks darling. ... It also looks like it's sneering at us. ... There's a small waterway between the two towns. ... I just feel like they're looking through their binoculars angry at the sinners across the way. So, I sin as hard as I can.


Are you talking about Ocean Grove? I knew there was something fundamentally wrong with that place.
 
2018-03-08 12:41:04 PM  

bighairyguy: College towns crowd the top of "drunkest city" lists.


And military bases.

Maryland
Adults drinking excessively: 15.5%
Alcohol-related driving deaths: 32.8% (20th highest)
Adults in fair or poor health: 13.3% (8th lowest)
Drunkest metro area: California-Lexington Park, MD
 
2018-03-08 12:41:56 PM  
The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse


The_Sponge: Speaking of cold states...with Minnesota at #6:

If you watched the men's curling team win the gold medals, you probably noticed how they had a live camera set-up at their curling club in Minnesota. In the front of the crowd, there was this old guy holding a pitcher of beer, and I suspect that it was HIS BEER....like he was drinking from it instead of pouring it into pint glasses.

Old guy from Minnesota....I like your style.

Many of us drink our beer that way in MN...it's efficient . And yes, the Old Guy was awesome.


Yep, the beer will stay cold, you just have to get up fewer times.
 
2018-03-08 12:42:06 PM  

UtileDysfunktion: The_Sponge: Tennessee is dead last?

Well shiat...I'm headed to Nashville for a bachelor party next month.  It's up to my friends and I to improve their average.

I hate driving through the South. I usually stop for the night and find myself in a dry county.


I should have added... When traveling, I now carry an emergency fifth of bourbon for such circumstances.

/great way to make new friends
 
2018-03-08 12:43:01 PM  
Colorado is only 15th? Probably.
 
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