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 76 ch00beh, Mon, 27th Aug '12 10:49:38 AM from Who Knows Where
???
It depends on if the shots were the cause or the catalyst.
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 77 drunkscriblerian, Mon, 27th Aug '12 7:26:33 PM from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
It also depends on if the dude in question can or cannot abide said 8 shots. The inebriation level of the lady must also be considered. Drunks consider each other far more charming than is usually justified.
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 78 Mark Von Lewis, Wed, 29th Aug '12 5:38:35 PM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
And another reason I drink is to deal with the immense amount of bullshit one deals with in the military. Seriously now I see why military folk drink. Support the troops, oppose prohibition.
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 79 Morwen Edhelwen, Wed, 29th Aug '12 10:14:12 PM from Sydney, Australia
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@Mark: What country's military are you in? (Just out of curiosity).
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 80 Mark Von Lewis, Sat, 8th Sep '12 1:50:28 PM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
Morwen: US Army.
Run the red, won't stop at night, I don't care for traffic lights.
 81 Barkey, Sat, 8th Sep '12 5:16:39 PM from Bunker 051 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer
If the government made it illegal, I have a feeling that 95 percent of my unit would rebel. My unit is famous for two things, our ability to drink into the early AM and still be ready on time for the next duty day in a manner that is functional, and our savagery in anything that comes close to "roughhousing".
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
 82 Morwen Edhelwen, Sat, 8th Sep '12 6:44:18 PM from Sydney, Australia
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@Barkey: Are you in the US Army too? I guess that's why a lot of soldiers' songs are about drinking.

edited 8th Sep '12 6:47:17 PM by MorwenEdhelwen

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[up]That's just soldiers the world over. [lol] Heck, even Muslim ones have coffee- and other drug- equivalent ones. wink
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 84 Deboss, Sat, 8th Sep '12 10:04:11 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Barkey is Air Force MP. Or a National Guard MP. I forget which, I've heard both.
 85 Barkey, Sat, 8th Sep '12 10:28:37 PM from Bunker 051 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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I'm an Air National Guard MP(Security Forces), formerly active duty, but more than just a weekend warrior in terms of how often I'm activated and do stuff.

But yeah, my unit is a unit full of borderline alcoholics. I'd say about 2/3rds of my unit are married men who use their National Guard time as a way to get away from their wives and just hang out with the boys and drink from time to time.

edited 8th Sep '12 10:29:44 PM by Barkey

The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
 86 terlwyth, Sun, 9th Sep '12 7:56:36 PM from Berzerkeley, Kalifornien Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
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I don't drink, most people of my religion aren't supposed to, ...so it'd do nothing for me.
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I'd miss my beer at lunch and whiskey in the evenings.

Not enough to do anything drastic about it, mind you. But I'd miss it.

I like the taste mostly. Radlers and summer ales for beer, and something not too smoky for whiskey. They tend to bring out the taste of good food quite well.

Not much of a wine drinker though.

EDIT: Spelled 'drinker' as 'dnrker', which is pretty amusing as it's the sort of mistake a drunkard would make.

edited 10th Oct '12 7:14:30 PM by disruptorfe404

 88 Cojuanco, Thu, 25th Oct '12 5:25:52 PM from Riverside, CA, US
Student
It would be detrimental to Catholicism and Judaism. What would happen to the Eucharist without wine?

 89 drunkscriblerian, Thu, 25th Oct '12 8:13:34 PM from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Most of the time these days they use (unfermented) grape juice.

Growing up, my (Episcopalian) church used the real deal, which was pretty noxious for an eight-year-old. There was this one time I felt queasy and my parents made me go to church anyway (thinking I was faking it)...When it came time for communion, I ended up horking Jesus' blood right back into the cup from whence it came. There was quite a scene, not to mention some symbolism that I'm still not sure about.

edited 25th Oct '12 8:15:30 PM by drunkscriblerian

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed.

~Cora M. Strayer~
 90 ch00beh, Thu, 25th Oct '12 9:58:23 PM from Who Knows Where
???
something about you being the antichrist or something like that, I suppose
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 91 drunkscriblerian, Thu, 25th Oct '12 10:19:53 PM from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
[up]I'm hoping that isn't it. Being the Antichrist sounds like an awful lot of work.
If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed.

~Cora M. Strayer~
 92 Ira The Squire, Thu, 25th Oct '12 10:35:35 PM from No idea. Measuring speed
Phyrexian Dalek
[up] Not really. Got the job once. It was boring, so I quit. Not something to get work satisfaction out of. Way too easy.

edited 25th Oct '12 10:36:09 PM by IraTheSquire

 93 Pykrete, Thu, 25th Oct '12 11:54:15 PM from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
I would be very, very surprised if the entire pitcher of communion wine these days has more alcohol than a shot of Boone's Farm.

edited 25th Oct '12 11:55:12 PM by Pykrete

 94 Knightof Lsama, Fri, 26th Oct '12 12:57:47 AM from The Sea of Chaos
Most of the time these days they use (unfermented) grape juice.

Admittedly its been ten years since I last attended a Catholic Mass, but I assure at the time they were most definitely using wine. I could smell it on my pew-mates breath. (Despite being raised Catholic I never actually took first communion). The use of grape juice may be a regional variation.

edited 26th Oct '12 1:00:24 AM by KnightofLsama

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As far as I can tell, we use real wine over here. Then again, it's not very common for laypeople to drink the wine, except on very solemn occasions — usually, you just eat the Host, and that's it.

And even if you are given the cup, you aren't really expected to take a big gulp or whatever. You just wet your lips, that's all.

edited 26th Oct '12 1:07:39 AM by Carciofus

But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.

 96 ch00beh, Fri, 26th Oct '12 1:37:45 AM from Who Knows Where
???
They did wine at all the churches I've gone to, but they also never force anyone to drink it. I find that it's usually only the old people who take a sip, probably due to habit.
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 97 Inverurie Jones, Fri, 26th Oct '12 4:53:21 AM from Station 78 Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
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[up][up] What? You get the little cheap haunted-biscuit-thing but no booze?

What a gyp!
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 98 Radical Taoist, Fri, 26th Oct '12 6:30:12 AM from the #GUniverse
scratching at .8, just hopin'
If vodka had been available in Biblical days, rites in Christian mass would be a lot more interesting.
 99 Cojuanco, Sat, 27th Oct '12 4:48:36 PM from Riverside, CA, US
Student
Drunk: I'm pretty sure that the wine they have is the real deal. Otherwise the sacrament isn't valid. At least among Catholics. No idea about the Piskeys. Has to be wheaten bread, normally unleavened, and grape wine. Not apple, or potato, grape wine.

And in the old days, the only one usually drinking the Precious Blood was the priest. Drinking the unconsecrated wine seems to have been a rite of passage for altar boys...

edited 27th Oct '12 4:52:42 PM by Cojuanco

 100 Knightof Lsama, Sat, 27th Oct '12 5:14:30 PM from The Sea of Chaos
[up] Actually I think its rather specific about the bread being unleavened in all but the direst emergencies. The use of the leavened vs unleavened bread was one of the issues in the Great Schism that split the RCC and the Eastern Orthodox churches.
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