Wednesday

Review: Alcohol

Alcohol: destroyer of nations, builder of empires, etc. Or, as Beck says, in the song 'Alcohol': "Alcohol, please give me some."

I like a drink. Sometimes I like a drink so much that I have several (to any adulterers out there: this is a good argument to use when you're trying to persuade your wife not to leave you). Sometimes I have so many drinks that I end up having really stupid discussions about what stuff means, or chatting to the inevitable girls congregating inevitably in the inevitable girls' loos, or kissing someone and then spending the rest of the night giving him advice about his love life, or crying on a street corner as Camden crack addicts tactfully ask me for money, or sometimes all four in the same night, which is the height of depravity. "Alcohol, please take it away from me," as Beck did not sing, but should have.

There's an optimum level of drunkenness, where you feel at one with the world and like everything is probably going to turn out for the best, and you look around the table at your friends and think, "What lovely friends I have. And I bet everyone in the pub is admiring my hair." Sadly, by the time you realise you're at this stage, you've already moved past it by drinking another couple of glasses of wine or whatever you drink (don't want to offend any manly men by suggesting they might drink wine in public). If you were the Buddha, you'd be able to avoid this kind of slippage by being constantly aware of the present moment, but you also would be in the forest and probably you wouldn't be much of a drinker, being the Buddha and all.

Other people seem to enjoy being ragingly drunk. It's a license to sing in the street, flirt with good-looking people and shoplift mints from a 7-11 before trying to set fire to them with a lighter. I'm very rarely extremely drunk, partly because I don't approve of drunken vomiting and see it as a sign of weakness of character, although I'm often slightly drunk, because I don't approve of reality and see moderate drinking as a sign of strength of character.

Alcohol: Your life would be both much, much better and much, much worse without it. 6 out of 10.




11 Comments:

At 1:54 pm, Blogger Thom Cuell said...

There's a very similar tipping point when it comes to playing guitar, as I discovered on Tuesday.

A few drinks before you get on stage = sexy dancing and solos.
8 pints of wifebeater on an empty stomach = a shambolic disaster and a broken guitar.

 
At 6:16 pm, Anonymous ffxi gold said...

There's a very similar tipping point when it comes to playing guitar, as I discovered on Tuesday.
yes!

 
At 6:36 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

runescape money runescape gold runescape money runescape gold wow power leveling wow powerleveling Warcraft Power Leveling Warcraft PowerLeveling buy runescape gold buy runescape money runescape items runescape gold runescape money runescape accounts runescape gp dofus kamas buy dofus kamas Guild Wars Gold buy Guild Wars Gold lotro gold buy lotro gold lotro gold buy lotro gold lotro gold buy lotro gold runescape money runescape power leveling runescape money runescape gold dofus kamas cheap runescape money cheap runescape gold Hellgate Palladium Hellgate London Palladium Hellgate money Tabula Rasa gold tabula rasa money Tabula Rasa Credit Tabula Rasa Credits Hellgate gold Hellgate London gold wow power leveling wow powerleveling Warcraft PowerLeveling Warcraft Power Leveling World of Warcraft PowerLeveling World of Warcraft Power Leveling runescape power leveling runescape powerleveling eve isk eve online isk eve isk eve online isk 北京网站推广
北京网站优化 北京富码电视 富码电视 富码电视台 VI设计 画册设计 血管瘤 肝血管瘤 音乐剧 福卡 防静电地板 成都网站优化 成都网站推广 7天酒店 7天连锁酒店 7天连锁 如家酒店 汉庭酒店 tibet tours tibet travel 传奇世界私服 传奇世界私服网站 网通传奇世界私服 电信传奇世界私服 新开传奇世界私服 变态传奇世界私服 超级变态传奇世界私服 传世私服 传世私服网站 网通传世私服 电信传世私服 新开传世私服 变态传世私服 超级变态传世私服 传世发布网站

 
At 6:53 am, Anonymous wowgolds987 said...

i don't like drink!


Safe and Fast, Buy Cheap wow gold at MMOinn MMOinn.com is the largest and most professional trading platform for World of Warcraft gold. Trading is easy and safe here with satisfy guarantee! Buy cheap wow gold at The Most Securest Site on Net, MMOin Gives You Flexible and Safe Deal! Get A Ton of Cheap wow gold in 5 MINS Now! Buy wow gold - No Other Place than MMOinn You will see a big Windmill when you get closer to the wow gold Coast if you follow the mountain ridge.

 
At 12:26 am, Blogger sen said...

wholesale
china wholesale
MP3 player
MP4 player
mp4 watches
psp accessories
wedding dresses
wedding dress
wholesale digital cameras
wholesale clothing
wholesale furniture
Memory Card
Memory Stick
wholesale atv
wholesale jewelry
wholesale handbags
wholesale shoes
wholesale t shirts
Men's outerwear
Women's outerwear
Mens outerwear
skin care products
wholesale mp3
wholesale mobile phones
digital camera wholesale
consumer electronics
wholesale silver jewelry
gps devices
wholesale electronics
bluetooth headset
wholesale
wholesale electronics
mp5 player
memory cards
gps devices
Car video

 
At 3:23 am, Blogger Louyika Sia said...

I am working at Rsorder.com, which is providing cheap runescape gold ,rs items, runescape money , rs account and rs powerleveling with fast delivery.What you say is very funny and your thought rs gold is so new , which is also easy to be understood. However, i also want to say i am hope for more here. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool that to speak and remove all cheap rs gold doubt.

 
At 9:53 am, Blogger Lin Huang said...

caihuanglin20150602
louis vuitton
abercrombie & fitch
jordan 4s
michael kors outlet online
gucci shoes
michael kors outlet online
ray ban uk
christian louboutin
ralph lauren sale
michael kors outlet
chanel outlet
insanity workout
ray ban sungalss
coach outlet store online
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors uk
beats solo
jordan 11 low
michael kors handbags
michael kors
michael kors outlet online
celine
pandara jewelry
michael kors outlet online sale
mont blanc
hollister clothing
michael kors outlet online
gucci handbags
hollister
prescription sunglasses
michael kors purse
polo ralph lauren home
jordan 3
gucci
cheap nfl jerseys
michael kors handbags
coach factory outlet
louis vuitton outlet stores
replica watches
rolex watches outlet

 
At 2:16 am, Blogger chenlina said...

chenlina20151207
cheap jordans
coach outlet store
louis vuitton handbags
p90x
michael kors handbags
ray bans
coach outlet
the north face outlet
air max 90
jordan retro
polo ralph lauren
louis vuitton outlet
ugg slippers
ray ban sunglasses
replica watches
toms shoes
ugg sale
ugg boots outlet
pandora outlet
louis vuitton
coach outlet
cheap uggs
ugg boots
jordans for sale
christian louboutin outlet
timberland outlet
oakley outlet
ed hardy clothing
coach outlet online
coach factory outlet online
louis vuitton outlet
ugg boots for women
celine outlet
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet
jordan concords
cheap air jordans
oakley outlet
uggs on sale
abercrombie & fitch
as

 
At 6:26 am, Blogger Meiqing Xu said...

20160321meiqing
kate spade handbags
coach outlet
nike roshe runs
kate spade
kate spade handbags
beats headphones
hollister clothing
ray ban sunglasses
michael kors outlet online
prada uk
louis vuitton outlet
burberry outlet
louis vuitton bags
nike blazers
louis vuitton outlet
jordan concords
cheap jordans
marc jacobs
canada gooses outlet
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton handbags
vans shoes
longchamp bags
michael kors outlet
cheap oakleys
ugg boots
michael kors outlet online
ray ban sunglasses outlet
polo ralph lauren
oakley sunglasses
ralph lauren outlet
michael kors uk
gucci shoes
timberland boots
ugg outlet
retro jordans
ralph lauren sale
polo ralph lauren
oakley sunglasses wholesale
hollister uk

 
At 2:59 am, Blogger chenlina said...

chenlina20160722
jordan 11 concord
timberland boots
coach outlet store online
oakley outlet
jordan 4 toro
adidas yeezy
kids lebron shoes
mont blanc fountain pens
louis vuitton
louis vuitton outlet
adidas superstars
louis vuitton handbags
oakley sunglasses
nike huarache
running shoes
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet
air jordan pas cher
hermes handbags
nike air jordan
true religion outlet
oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet
christian louboutin outlet
adidas yeezy 350
fitflops sale clearance
hollister clothing
cartier watches
coach outlet
nike trainers
coach outlet store online clearances
kate spade
michael kors outlet
oakley sunglasses
coach outlet online
louis vuitton handbags
coach outlet clearance
louis vuitton outlet online
adidas ultra boost
michael kors
as

 
At 7:45 am, Blogger xjd7410@gmail.com said...

polo ralph lauren
michael kors uk
rolex watches
christian louboutin
coach outlet online
ed hardy clothing
toms outlet
michael kors handbags
nike air max
true religion jeans
cheap jordan shoes
michael kors outlet
replica watches
michael kors purses
christian louboutin outlet
mont blanc
jeremy scott shoes
fake watches
louis vuitton outlet
nike air max
nike blazers
michael kors outlet online sale
michael kors outlet clearance
coach outlet store online
louis vuitton outlet stores
louis vuitton handbags
cheap jerseys
true religion outlet
coach outlet
ralph lauren polo outlet
rolex watches
hollister clothing
oakley sunglasses
ralph lauren polo
nike outlet store
jordan 8
celine outlet
nike air huarache
burberry outlet
louis vuitton outlet
2016.7.26haungqin

 

Post a Comment

<< Home