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Re: Am I an Alcoholic?

Post by Casual Binger » Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:41 am

AntonArkydivich wrote:a shot to everyone who thought On the Road was only about drinking your way across the country and fucking your friend's wife.
What WAS On the Road about? I read it as a student thinking it was gunna be about sex drugs n rock n roll, but as far as I recall it didn't contain any of those things. I thought it was one of the most overrated books in the history of literature. I guess at least I managed to finish it, which is more than I can say for Catcher in the Rye. Give me American Psycho or Salems Lot any day.

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Re: Am I an Alcoholic?

Post by AntonArkydivich » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:58 am

According to Kerouac, it was about two Catholic buddies roaming around the country looking for God, which is the mindset I usually read it in. I just generally don't think that they found him, especially considering the ending (at the least the ending of the original scroll).

But as far as pointless goes, I agree that Catcher in the Rye is much worse. But don't get me started.

Am I an alcoholic?

Aren't we all in some way?
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Re: Am I an Alcoholic?

Post by Casual Binger » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:57 pm

AntonArkydivich wrote:According to Kerouac, it was about two Catholic buddies roaming around the country looking for God, which is the mindset I usually read it in. I just generally don't think that they found him, especially considering the ending (at the least the ending of the original scroll).

But as far as pointless goes, I agree that Catcher in the Rye is much worse. But don't get me started.

Am I an alcoholic?

Aren't we all in some way?
Hmmm. Stephen King said Salems Lot was about the death of the small american town. And here was me thinking it was about vampires.

Yes. Yes ,we are all alcoholics. If, as drunkards, we reject the medical definition of alcoholic (as we should), we are left with 'alcoholic' meaning "of, relating to, caused by or containing alcohol". Sounds like an admirable state of affairs to me.

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Re: Am I an Alcoholic?

Post by mistah willies » Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:38 pm

Casual Binger wrote:...we are left with 'alcoholic' meaning "of, relating to, caused by or containing alcohol". Sounds like an admirable state of affairs to me.
Damn fine point my friend.

We are temporary vessels for the elixir of enjoyment, and also health. At one time, it was the only safe way to intake liquid.

Some folks have proposed that this was why brewing was initially pursued: it saved humanity form illness and possible death.

It encouraged social community and agriculture of grains.

I'll DRINK! to that, Casual Binger.

sometime, it'd be good to drink with the likes of ye, ya salty seafaring mofo

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Re: Am I an Alcoholic?

Post by Resident Asshole » Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:40 am

To the OP, I don't understand why migraines keep you from drinking more? Whenever I have a headache I tend to forgo pills and drink booze. It makes me feel much better.
Bourbon is my blood.

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Re: Am I an Alcoholic?

Post by AntonArkydivich » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:19 pm

Resident Asshole wrote:To the OP, I don't understand why migraines keep you from drinking more? Whenever I have a headache I tend to forgo pills and drink booze. It makes me feel much better.
This attitude is probably going to be my death. I had a terrible stomach ache this morning, which is uncommon, and I had a vision/idea of my last words being, "You gotta be fucking kidding, just like Kerouac."

Then I had a smoke, bite to eat, beer and a shot, and all better. Went and had an overly productive day. Today, life is not so terrible or serious.
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Re: Am I an Alcoholic?

Post by Casual Binger » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:29 pm

wisp o' the willies wrote: I'll DRINK! to that, Casual Binger.

sometime, it'd be good to drink with the likes of ye, ya salty seafaring mofo
One day perhaps, when I finally make my semi-mythical US road trip. My wife generously suggested that I could visit the States by myself while she visits her parents in Japan, but we'd have to wait until the boys are old enough to be easily managed by one person on a long international flight, which is probably a couple of years away at least.

Still, I can plan. One thing that'd be cool would be to take in all the places with no open carry laws. I believe these are in Savannah, New Orleans, Memphis, Kansas City, Las Vegas n Boise. That would cover a fair bit of ground.

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Re: Am I an Alcoholic?

Post by Casual Binger » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:36 pm

Wait, no it looks like it's Butte, not Boise.

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Re: Am I an Alcoholic?

Post by gede » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:43 am

Resident Asshole wrote:To the OP, I don't understand why migraines keep you from drinking more? Whenever I have a headache I tend to forgo pills and drink booze. It makes me feel much better.
If you've ever had a legitimate migraine you will know there's very little that can be done, unless you happen to have epilepsy meds handy. No garden variety headache and sore tummy, try being moved to agony by sound, light, touch, and being paralysed by a state of confusion and pain that even complicates a trip to the bathroom to vomit... frustrating though because it feels like a hangover but it's all in the brain

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Re: Am I an Alcoholic?

Post by oettinger » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:46 am

gede wrote:
Resident Asshole wrote:To the OP, I don't understand why migraines keep you from drinking more? Whenever I have a headache I tend to forgo pills and drink booze. It makes me feel much better.
If you've ever had a legitimate migraine you will know there's very little that can be done, unless you happen to have epilepsy meds handy. No garden variety headache and sore tummy, try being moved to agony by sound, light, touch, and being paralysed by a state of confusion and pain that even complicates a trip to the bathroom to vomit... frustrating though because it feels like a hangover but it's all in the brain
Umm sorry but what you mean is being pregnant
I do not remember posting that ^^^
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Re: Am I an Alcoholic?

Post by gede » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:50 am

oettinger wrote:
gede wrote:
Resident Asshole wrote:To the OP, I don't understand why migraines keep you from drinking more? Whenever I have a headache I tend to forgo pills and drink booze. It makes me feel much better.
If you've ever had a legitimate migraine you will know there's very little that can be done, unless you happen to have epilepsy meds handy. No garden variety headache and sore tummy, try being moved to agony by sound, light, touch, and being paralysed by a state of confusion and pain that even complicates a trip to the bathroom to vomit... frustrating though because it feels like a hangover but it's all in the brain
Umm sorry but what you mean is being pregnant
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Re: Am I an Alcoholic?

Post by Resident Asshole » Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:11 pm

I've yet to feel a pain that getting drunk didn't lessen.
Bourbon is my blood.

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Re: Am I an Alcoholic?

Post by ThirstyDrunk » Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:41 am

Yes.
To be fair, I'm drunker than you.

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Re: Am I an Alcoholic?

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Re: Am I an Alcoholic?

Post by mistah willies » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:18 pm

Not merely functional,

but Impressively Well-Bottled And Drunken

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