Binge Drinking September 10th, 2008 at 3:42 am

According to The Sydney Morning Herald’s story¬†Shock alcohol warning from nation’s top health body¬†from June 15…

“DRINKERS who quench their thirst with four or more middies of beer will be defined as binge drinkers under new national guidelines released next month.

The new top limit for safe drinking follows a review by the National Health and Medical Research Council and will apply equally to men and women.”

The National Health and Medical Research Council claims,

“The guidelines do not use the term ‘binge drinking’. However, they do provide guidance on the risks both over a lifetime, and on a single drinking occasion.”

Binge Drinker

Semantics aside (don’t get me started on journalists) and although the report has still not been published I think we can asume that they are indeed considering to drop the safe drinking level to four standard drinks in a single session.

Hunter S Thompson drank more than that for breakfast!

Then there’s their definition of a standard drink. Granted, my nips of Wild Turkey aren’t standard but why is a standard can of beer or standard glass of wine really one and a half standard drinks? Are they trying to confuse me with maths and get me to miscalculate how many drinks I can consume safely before I drive home?

Speaking of which. if so many drinks are bad for me how come I can go out for a three hour dinner, consuming four standard drinks and legally drive home under the, below standard, 0.05 blood alcohol limit? I can see the look on the coppers face as he gives me a Random Breath Test now…

“Have you been drinking tonight, Sir?”

“Bloody oath, mate, and binge drinking too!”

Of course, it’s all part of a master plot to further lower the drink driving level. It must be too high if binge drinkers are allowed to drive!

Far Kew! …and stop moving the bloody goal posts!

I need a drink or four…

…or is that three?

22 Responses to “Binge Drinking”

  1. These people won’t stop until the strongest drink you can get is an Egg Flip Big M, and a candy cigarette chaser…

    Who will write our drug filled novels now! Who!


  2. The swine!

    We can only hope there’s some up and coming good souls driving around in a convertible with a well stocked trunk and they remember, “You can’t stop here, this is Rudd country” mate!


  3. I fully expect Kevin Rudd to immediately start “Novelwatch”, an attempt to clean up novels and take out all the drinking, smoking, drugs and sex in case a kid picks them up!

    They won’t stop! It’s a Nanny state etc…

    You should see it in Hobart, can’t drink, can’t smoke…have a good time! I love being 30, it’s so wonderful to be able to be an old crank…


  4. Control freaks, the lot of ‘em, but it’s all for own good mate!

    I actually know Tassie very well and it’s not much different from the rest of the country… except you can still get driveway service, shoot guns, wear flannel shirts without being called a Bogan and play a six fingered banjo in peace! :)

    I’ll be doing a few laps down there in a few weeks or so. If you spot an unusual, hairy, wild looking bloke wandering around shooting black & white film having a scoff at the so called arts precinct before heading to Joe’s Garage for footpath drinks and smokes say g’day!


  5. Oh god, Joes Garage, I woke up in there once…I don’t even remember going in there…watch out for the bouncers at Syrup, they throw a big right hook….


  6. I think adults should have the right to decide how much they want to drink.


  7. Beer Trouble shooting

    SYMPTOM: Opposite wall covered with fluorescent lights.
    FAULT: You have fallen cunt up.
    ACTION: Have your mates tie you to the bar.

    SYMPTOM: Mouth contains cigarette butts.
    FAULT: You have fallen cunt up again.
    ACTION: See above.

    SYMPTOM: Floor blurred.
    FAULT: You are looking through bottom of empty glass.
    ACTION: Hurry up! get someone to buy you another fucking beer.


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