Posts Tagged ‘drinking’

JM’s Words of Wisdom

23 November, 2009

I’m currently on drink 5. You know, that drink that takes you from “cunning ladykiller” to “your funny friend.”

Today’s Noelism: 7/6/09

6 July, 2009


My Alma Mater…

11 May, 2009

Wood and beer boxes doused in lighter fluid began burning shortly before 10 p.m. at the center of the block. Firefighters extinguished the blaze by 10:05 p.m., according to an APD news release. Soon after authorities put out the first fire, revelers lit several others just feet away. Those fires soon merged into a second blaze that consumed a couch, lawn furniture and a wooden table.

As firefighters and mounted police moved in to extinguish the fires, people standing along the street began throwing glass bottles and beer cans. The bystanders injured five horses, including one hit between the eyes with a bottle that shattered on impact, according to an APD news release written by Chief Richard Mayer.

After firefighters neutralized the second blaze, police cleared the entire block. Officers in riot gear pushed partiers out of the street, off the sidewalk and behind houses along either side of Palmer Street. Several students reported that police sprayed a yellow substance that acted like pepper spray on people who failed to leave quickly.

Athens police called university police for assistance at around 10 p.m., said OU police Chief Andrew Powers. About 15 OUPD officers responded, Powers said, adding he didn’t have an exact headcount and would release a statement later.

At about 11 p.m., a couch fire started behind 18 Hocking St., but was quickly extinguished. By 11:30 p.m., Palmer Street was empty and crowds gathered at the intersection of Palmer and Mill Street.

Police, dressed in black riot gear and wielding wooden sticks, asked students to remain on the sidewalks and not block traffic. The crowd began clapping in unison, alternately chanting “OU” and “Palmerfest.”

Mounted officers pushed back crowds that gathered around houses at the intersection. The sound of shattering glass could be heard as bottles flew from the crowd towards officers.

“Get the [expletive] off the porch and get inside, now,” yelled one officer as he and several others cleared a crowded porch directly across from Palmer Street.”
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Light to Moderate… riiiiight…

19 March, 2009

From Reuters:

closequoteHaving a supportive social network enhances the health benefits of having a few drinks, new research from Japan suggests.

The study of Japanese men years found that moderate to light alcohol consumption, coupled with high levels of social support, were linked to lower rates of heart disease and stroke.closequote
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Makes Sense to Me…

13 February, 2009

I was wondering what the validity was to the age old saying “Liquor before beer, you’re in the clear…” and I finally found an explanation that makes sense:


This isn’t a science website, it’s a Drinking website. So let’s cut to the chase. The only science needed is that 1.5 ounces of liquor is absorbed much more quickly than 12 ounces of beer, and they contain the same amount of alcohol. Oh, and the more alcohol you drink, the sicker you will be. Let’s examine both possible scenarios.

“Liquor before beer never fear…”
You start your evening enjoying delicious Gin and Tonics. After a couple of hours, the conversation is good, everyone is enjoying themselves. Your friend is going to get another beer and offers to grab you one. In your intoxicated state, this sounds better getting up, and you always enjoy a tasty import. So you take the offer and switch to beer. Now you are drinking beer at your previously established liquor drinking rate. You will consume much less alcohol then if you had stayed with liquor.

“…beer before liquor, never sicker”
You start your evening casually drinking beer. After a couple of hours, the conversation is good, everyone is enjoying themselves. Your friend is going to get another drink and offers to make you one. In your intoxicated state, this sounds better than going all the way to the cooler for a beer, and you always enjoy a tasty Rum and Coke. So you take the offer and switch to mixed drinks. Now you are drinking liquor at your previously established beer drinking rate. You will consume much more alcohol then if you had stayed with beer.

Examining these two scenarios it is pretty obvious why the “law” has persisted through so many college degrees. All the articles on the internet focus on the science behind the saying, but it has nothing to do with science. It is a rule of thumb that works.

I totally agree…