how much do you drink in a normal week?

martin

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I was reading about Oliver Reed the other night. Legendary drinker.
Yeah, he died in The Pub in Malta. I went there shortly after and they were giving these out - like mass cards but with bad pub wit on the back ("When you lie, let it be by a pretty lady...when you steal, steal away from bad company", yadda yadda)
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IdleRich

IdleRich
I actually never knew that Reed died doing what he loved* (or just after doing it and as a direct result of doing it). With this bit

After beating five much younger Royal Navy sailors at arm-wrestling, Reed suddenly collapsed, dying while en route to hospital in an ambulance. He was 61 years old.

I trust that we are all reading that as him having five sailors desperately trying and failing to fight his one ancient but seemingly still vigorous arm - while he no doubt downed drink after drink with the other.


*Though really does anyone actually like drinking contests? There is nothing I hate more than being forced to drink beyond what I would freely choose to, especially being forced to drink way way beyond, it's horrible. The number of times that I have participated has been absolutely minimal and if I really have to do it then I do everything in my power to arrange things so I am against some total lightweight who will be horribly sick if not unconscious very quickly.
One time visiting my girlfriend's .family in Russia there was a weird incident where there a fair few people there for a family dinner and the husband of a distant cousin or something got really over excited cos I was foreign (a relative rarity in the Urals) and forced me to match him drink for drink (vodka of course) in front of the whole immediate family, most of whom were embarrassed but basically did nothing to stop it happening.. although luckily girlfriend's dad DID point out that he kept doing a pretend drink and refill several times after I actually downed mine. Turns out he was pretty lightweight thank fuck but ultimately I was saved by his mortified wife (that he kept referring to as "my Baba" which I understand in those circumstances was pretty disrespectful) dragging him out of the dinner... he was last seen staggering out on to the stairs saying "Say goodbye to the American for me".
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
A Russian who can't take his vodka? The shame! I bet he squats with his heels up off the ground, too, etc. etc.
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
what do you guys think of alcohol free beer? i've been off the alcohol the last two weeks and i think i must've drunk a bottle of 30 alcohol free beers by now. the thing is, if you're out with friends or just in any fun social situation where you would normally drink beer, you can't just drink cola or water i think? can you? what's the point of it? who drinks 10 colas on an evening? i need to drink continuously, pick up the glass, lift it to my face, take a sip. and i need to repeat this over and over the whole night. so i've been doing it with alcohol free beer for now but it all just feels very silly to me. who am i fooling?
 

linebaugh

Well-known member
Ive probably told this story before but I used to drink at least a full sized Orange juice carton a day. There's be times where I couldnt fall asleep because the oj cravings were so strong. And Ive never struggled with addiction in any capacity whatsoever- I can smoke like a chimney for a month and stop on a dime, and have never struggled with drugs/booze despite similar binges
 

WashYourHands

Well-known member
what do you guys think of alcohol free beer? i've been off the alcohol the last two weeks and i think i must've drunk a bottle of 30 alcohol free beers by now. the thing is, if you're out with friends or just in any fun social situation where you would normally drink beer, you can't just drink cola or water i think? can you? what's the point of it? who drinks 10 colas on an evening? i need to drink continuously, pick up the glass, lift it to my face, take a sip. and i need to repeat this over and over the whole night. so i've been doing it with alcohol free beer for now but it all just feels very silly to me. who am i fooling?

coke is a diuretic, a piss up of sorts

sip iced water if you trust the ice
 

catalog

Well-known member
i don't like them either but i agree theres a problem with drinking more than 3 or 4 cokes on the trot.

gap in the market right here.
 

john eden

male pale and stale
Only Thursday-Sunday. 2 beers or half a bottle of red.

(And other days if I'm out).
More now. I stopped drinking on Sundays for a while but that didn’t survive lockdown.

The half bottle of red is sometimes preceded by a beer or if not is sometimes two thirds of a bottle.
 

mixed_biscuits

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Ive probably told this story before but I used to drink at least a full sized Orange juice carton a day. There's be times where I couldnt fall asleep because the oj cravings were so strong. And Ive never struggled with addiction in any capacity whatsoever- I can smoke like a chimney for a month and stop on a dime, and have never struggled with drugs/booze despite similar binges
Vitamin C deficiency?
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Ive probably told this story before but I used to drink at least a full sized Orange juice carton a day. There's be times where I couldnt fall asleep because the oj cravings were so strong. And Ive never struggled with addiction in any capacity whatsoever- I can smoke like a chimney for a month and stop on a dime, and have never struggled with drugs/booze despite similar binges
I remember there was that kid who turned orange cos he was drinking so much Sunny D - the company (not unreasonably) pointed out that they hadn't felt the need to warn against this side-effect cos the amount of Delight he was drinking was something like ten times the total recommended daily liquid intake.

What do you think caused your OJ addiction? How did you break it?
 

linebaugh

Well-known member
Vitamin C deficiency?
I remember there was that kid who turned orange cos he was drinking so much Sunny D - the company (not unreasonably) pointed out that they hadn't felt the need to warn against this side-effect cos the amount of Delight he was drinking was something like ten times the total recommended daily liquid intake.

What do you think caused your OJ addiction? How did you break it?
It eventually just went away. I was in highschool so probably some hormonal imbalance
 

craner

Beast of Burden
I remember there was that kid who turned orange cos he was drinking so much Sunny D - the company (not unreasonably) pointed out that they hadn't felt the need to warn against this side-effect cos the amount of Delight he was drinking was something like ten times the total recommended daily liquid intake.

I loved this story so much.
 
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