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The ability to function well while drunk

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Horace, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    The JW thread got me thinking about the great drinkers of today.

    Christopher Hitchens might be one. There is something about the British that allow them to imbibe huge quantities of booze and still remain coherent and compelling even. I wonder if dedicated drinkers are drinking all day, and it becomes like breathing? Or what?

    I've only noticed the British to succeed at appearing 100% lucid and still have massive amounts of booze in the bloodstream.
     
  2. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    I take it the English are not pounding tequila shots.
     
  3. Aus_MD

    Aus_MD Senior member

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    Once, when working in an emergency room, I had a conversation with an American film director. Her words were a little slurred but she was quite coherent, and charming. I was a little alarmed when some hours later her blood alcohol result exceeded (by some 50%) the level which every toxicology text describes as fatal.

    Aus
     
  4. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I drink a lot. Not in the 'drinking alone in my room at 11am for no reason' sense; moreso because I enjoy going out and partying and I have a lot of friends that enjoy drinking regularly, but would still be able to have a good time w/o the effects of alcohol. I am able to function quite well when drunk - I am usually the most level-headed and sane person in the room when I've had the same amount or more drinks than everyone else. If you get your tollerance real high, you'll have no problems.

    Also, you re-learn to do daily activities while drunk, and they become second nature. The real problem is learning to do those activities again when you're sober. [​IMG]
     
  5. turbozed

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    I love Hitchens. Agree or disagree with his politics, that man epitomizes the British polymath. I think Galloway called him a "drink-soaked former Trotskyist popinjay." Even when drink-soaked, Hitchens always seems to come out on top in every debate I've seen because of his wit. He admits to having somewhat of a drinking problem although that doesn't slow down his writing as he's very prolific. I remember he was debating religion with a famous British religious writer and the topic turned to the story of Prometheus and how his punishment for giving man the gift of fire was to have his liver continually eaten by vultures and continually regenerating. Hitchens made a comment to the effect of 'The liver regeneration part doesn't sound so bad in my case.'

    Classic.
     
  6. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Churchill comes to mind.

    Until I departed for China I was having a cocktail for breakfast everyday. It really improved my tolerance to a level unexcelled by any other Chinaman of my acquiantance.
     
  7. Saucemaster

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    Churchill comes to mind.

    Until I departed for China I was having a cocktail for breakfast everyday. It really improved my tolerance to a level unexcelled by any other Chinaman of my acquiantance.


    Also, Dude, "Chinaman" is not the preferred nomenclature.
     
  8. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I'm down with the ironic use of Chinaman. Helps if you actually are yellow.
     
  9. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Also, Dude, "Chinaman" is not the preferred nomenclature.

    "Walter, this is not a guy who built the rail-roads, here, this is a guy who peed on my rug"

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Garrett

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    "Walter, this is not a guy who built the rail-roads, here, this is a guy who peed on my rug" [​IMG]
    Say what you will about communism, at least its an ethos...
     
  11. Tyto

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    "Walter, this is not a guy who built the rail-roads, here, this is a guy who peed on my rug"

    [​IMG]


    The Chinaman is not the issue here, Dude: the issue is unchecked aggression.
     
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  13. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    The Chinaman is not the issue here, Dude: the issue is unchecked aggression.
    The Chinaman who peed on my rug, I can't go give him a bill, so what the fuck are you talking about?
     
  14. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I am at once proud and ashamed that I have started this round of Lebowski quotes. Currently I'm feeling a bit more of the latter but my mood sways back and forth.
     
  15. Vintage Gent

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    hey...nice marmot
    Having tangled with roving gangs of vicious marmots before, I know the Lebowski animal was no marmot. It was a ferret.
     
  16. Tokyo Slim

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    Having tangled with roving gangs of vicious marmots before, I know the Lebowski animal was no marmot. It was a ferret.

    I thought this was obvious. Marmots and Ferrets look nothing alike. He was obviously just too lazy to use the appropriate nomanclature.
     
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    Having tangled with roving gangs of vicious marmots before, I know the Lebowski animal was no marmot. It was a ferret.

    i'm the opposite, i'd never heard of a marmot before, but over here in the UK ferrets are quite the working class pet - use them to flush rabbits out of their burrows and stuff. we've got weasels and stoats as well - all very the wind in the willows toot-toot.

    that reminds me of a joke: how can you tell the difference between a weasel and a stoat? a weasel's weasely recognisable, a stoat's stoataly different....aaaahahahahahahaha

    hey, what was this thread again? oh yeah, functioning when drunk, well. i'm british, pissed (lowenbrau oktoberfestbier since you ask) and talking utter shit, so draw conclusions at your leisure.
     
  18. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    that reminds me of a joke: how can you tell the difference between a weasel and a stoat? a weasel's weasely recognisable, a stoat's stoataly different....aaaahahahahahahaha
    I enjoyed this joke very much. A shame that no one has ever heard of stoats around these parts.
     
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