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30th Jun '16 7:45:54 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Film/MrRoberts'', the sailors regularly brew up "[[MilitaryMoonshiner jungle juice]]" from unspecified ingredients in order to while away the endless tedium. And when they're granted liberty on Elysium (after many months of uninterrupted duty), many of them get so utterly soused that they have to be hauled back aboard in a cargo net. As for the ones who can still walk, their antics are so outrageous that the ship is permanently banned.

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* In ''Film/MrRoberts'', ''Film/MisterRoberts'', the sailors regularly brew up "[[MilitaryMoonshiner jungle juice]]" from unspecified ingredients in order to while away the endless tedium. And when they're granted liberty on Elysium (after many months of uninterrupted duty), many of them get so utterly soused that they have to be hauled back aboard in a cargo net. As for the ones who can still walk, their antics are so outrageous that the ship is permanently banned.
30th Jun '16 7:44:55 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Film/MrRoberts'', the sailors regularly brew up "[[MilitaryMoonshiner jungle juice]]" from unspecified ingredients in order to while away the endless tedium. And when they're granted liberty on Elysium (after many months of uninterrupted duty), many of them get so utterly soused that they have to be hauled back aboard in a cargo net. As for the ones who can still walk, their antics are so outrageous that the ship is permanently banned.


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* ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' has this, naturally. It's remarked several times that British sailors had an unerring genius for getting hold of alcohol in any place and situation no matter how unlikely or inappropriate. Hornblower also prefers to enforce discipline by withholding alcohol rations, since he has a distaste for the Navy's more brutal methods of discipline.
5th Jun '16 7:44:09 PM Khathi
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** Unfortunately, the man frequently got MisBlamed, because while he ''was'' drunk during the grounding, he was explicitly ''off'' duty, and not on the watch at the time: having completed his watch, he went down to "unwind" so to say,[[note]]During the same hearing it was revealed that Exxon has been running its tankers with skeleton crews and major malfunctions not repaired to save on the maintenance, which added to the crew's stress.[[/note]] and the one who actually ran aground was [[EnsignNewbie an inexperienced third mate]] because [[CorruptCorporateExecutive the ship's radar was broken and not repaired]] ''[[CorruptCorporateExecutive for the whole year]]'' [[CorruptCorporateExecutive to save money]]. This is actually reflected in the court decision, as while Hazelwood was relieved of shipboard duty, he wasn't otherwise heavily punished (he received just a $50000 fine and 1000 hours community service).

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** Unfortunately, the man frequently got gets MisBlamed, because while he ''did'' have a known alcohol problem and ''was'' drunk during the grounding, he was explicitly ''off'' duty, and not on the watch at the time: having completed his watch, he went down to "unwind" so to say,[[note]]During the same hearing it was revealed that Exxon has been routinely running its tankers with skeleton crews crews, resulting in 10-14 hours shifts, and major malfunctions not repaired for years on to save on the maintenance, which added to the crew's crews' stress.[[/note]] and the one who actually ran aground was [[EnsignNewbie an inexperienced third mate]] because [[CorruptCorporateExecutive the ship's radar was broken and not repaired]] ''[[CorruptCorporateExecutive for the whole year]]'' [[CorruptCorporateExecutive to save money]]. This is actually reflected in the court decision, as while Hazelwood was relieved of shipboard duty, he wasn't otherwise heavily punished (he received just a $50000 fine and 1000 hours community service).
3rd Jun '16 5:37:39 PM Khathi
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* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court]] case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]In which the court decided exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon; the case was heard primarily to set a precedent within the federal system of admiralty law.[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.

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* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Joseph Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court]] case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]In which the court decided exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon; the case was heard primarily to set a precedent within the federal system of admiralty law.[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.aground.
** Unfortunately, the man frequently got MisBlamed, because while he ''was'' drunk during the grounding, he was explicitly ''off'' duty, and not on the watch at the time: having completed his watch, he went down to "unwind" so to say,[[note]]During the same hearing it was revealed that Exxon has been running its tankers with skeleton crews and major malfunctions not repaired to save on the maintenance, which added to the crew's stress.[[/note]] and the one who actually ran aground was [[EnsignNewbie an inexperienced third mate]] because [[CorruptCorporateExecutive the ship's radar was broken and not repaired]] ''[[CorruptCorporateExecutive for the whole year]]'' [[CorruptCorporateExecutive to save money]]. This is actually reflected in the court decision, as while Hazelwood was relieved of shipboard duty, he wasn't otherwise heavily punished (he received just a $50000 fine and 1000 hours community service).
8th Mar '16 12:40:38 AM Menshevik
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* Captain Haddock and whiskey from ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''.

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* Captain Haddock and whiskey whisky (specifically the then-fictional ''Loch Lomond'' brand) from ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''.''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''. He clearly inherited the tendency from his ancestor [[Recap/TintinTheSecretOfTheUnicorn Sir Francis]] [[Recap/TintinRedRackhamsTreasure Haddock]]. Sir Francis' tipple of choice however was something else, as featured in his CatchPhrase "Ration my rum!".



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23rd Dec '15 9:35:25 PM Prioris
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* Music/GreatBigSea practically runs on this trope, being from Newfoundland, a province with an extremely strong tradition of seafaring and drinking (and seafaring while drinking).
3rd Oct '15 9:54:39 PM merotoker
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* Many of the ''Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' are drunk to the point of slurring their speech and/or singing. This is especially true once you get into "town", though several of the pirate skeletons prior to that point are holding containers that most likely weren't intended for soft drinks.

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* Many of the ''Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean are drunk to the point of slurring their speech and/or singing. This is especially true once you get into "town", though several of the pirate skeletons prior to that point are holding containers that most likely weren't intended for soft drinks.



* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in the [[AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court]] case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]In which the court decided exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon; the case was heard primarily to set a precedent within the federal system of admiralty law.[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.

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* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in the [[AmericanCourts [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court]] case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]In which the court decided exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon; the case was heard primarily to set a precedent within the federal system of admiralty law.[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.
20th Sep '15 1:30:34 PM Dravencour
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->''What shall we do with the drunken sailor''
->''What shall we do with the drunken sailor''
->''What shall we do with the drunken sailor''

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->''What shall we do with the a drunken sailor''
->''What shall we do with the a drunken sailor''
->''What shall we do with the a drunken sailor''
6th Jul '15 8:48:30 AM karstovich2
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* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in the [[AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]In which the court decided exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon; the case was heard primarily to set a precedent within the federal system of admiralty law.[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.

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* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in the [[AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court Court]] case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]In which the court decided exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon; the case was heard primarily to set a precedent within the federal system of admiralty law.[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.
5th Jul '15 11:12:43 PM karstovich2
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* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]A [[AmericanCourts US Supreme Court]] case deciding exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.

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* Although usually a comic trope, it can also lead to tragedy. It was long rumored that John Hazelwood, skipper of the ''Exxon Valdez'' was [[DrinkingOnDuty drunk at the time of the accident]], which caused the grounding and terrible oil spill. This theory was confirmed in the [[AmericanCourts United States Supreme Court case ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Shipping_Co._v._Baker Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker]]'',[[note]]A [[AmericanCourts US Supreme Court]] case deciding Baker]]'',[[note]]In which the court decided exactly how much the plaintiffs could take in punitive damages from Exxon[[/note]] Exxon; the case was heard primarily to set a precedent within the federal system of admiralty law.[[/note]] in which Justice Souter (who wrote the majority) saw fit to note that Hazelwood had had five double vodkas the previous night, "enough that a non-alcoholic would have [[SophisticatedAsHell passed out]]," and was sleeping it off when the ship ran aground.
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