Festival: St Patrick's Day



  • What is conection between St Patrick's Day & Drinking?



  • @Nagesh said:

    St Patrick's Day

    It is an irish thing, not an american thing.

    Irish people love drinking, a religious date is as good as any



  • @serguey123 said:

    @Nagesh said:

    St Patrick's Day

    It is an irish thing, not an american thing.

    Irish people love drinking, a religious date is as good as any

    Did you see movie, Million Dollar Baby? Moran Freeman character say one line "Everyone in America wnated to be Irish".

    Do you remember that line?



  • @Nagesh said:

    Did you see movie, Million Dollar Baby? Moran Freeman character say one line "Everyone in America wnated to be Irish".

    Do you remember that line?

    Sorry, I did not see that movie, it doesn't seems like the type of movie I'll enjoy



  • I live in a college town and most people here look for any excuse, no matter how silly, to drink more. Hey it's Thursday! Let's drink! Test at 8:00 tomorrow morning? Okay, let's get trashed tonight! Hey, it's a holiday with the word "Saint" in the name, so let's be unsaintly and get wasted!



  • @mott555 said:

    I live in a college town and most people here look for any excuse, no matter how silly, to drink more. Hey it's Thursday! Let's drink! Test at 8:00 tomorrow morning? Okay, let's get trashed tonight! Hey, it's a holiday with the word "Saint" in the name, so let's be unsaintly and get wasted!

    Looks like more people in America are having more fun,
    while people in other countries are busy paying bills and suffering long commutes to places of work.



  • @Nagesh said:

    Looks like more people in America are having more fun,
    while people in other countries are busy paying bills and suffering long commutes to places of work.

    People in college perhaps, normal people in the US  are busy paying bills and suffering long commutes to places of work.



  • @serguey123 said:

    People in college perhaps, normal people in the US  are busy paying bills and suffering long commutes to places of work.
     

    But also looking forward to enjoying Guinness and Bushmills in copious amounts tonight.



  • @locallunatic said:

    @serguey123 said:

    People in college perhaps, normal people in the US  are busy paying bills and suffering long commutes to places of work.
     

    But also looking forward to enjoying Guinness and Bushmills in copious amounts tonight.

    After drinking copius amounts, are you allowed to get on public bus transport? In India drunk poeple not allowed on public transport.



  • @Nagesh said:

    After drinking copius amounts, are you allowed to get on public bus transport? In India drunk poeple not allowed on public transport.

    Uh?

    1. Designated driver
    2. Drunk driving
    3. Public transportation?

    Public transportation in the US doesn't have that rule (It'll be very funny) but you can be arrested for disorderly conduct



  • @serguey123 said:

    Uh?

    1. Designated driver
    2. Drunk driving
    3. Public transportation?

    Public transportation in the US doesn't have that rule (It'll be very funny) but you can be arrested for disorderly conduct

    It's not that clear-cut in the US. The anti-drunk-driving movements always refer to using either a cab or a designated driver-- you rarely, if ever, see one that recommends public transportation.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @serguey123 said:

    Uh?

    1. Designated driver
    2. Drunk driving
    3. Public transportation?

    Public transportation in the US doesn't have that rule (It'll be very funny) but you can be arrested for disorderly conduct

    It's not that clear-cut in the US. The anti-drunk-driving movements always refer to using either a cab or a designated driver-- you rarely, if ever, see one that recommends public transportation.

    The fact that I included drunked driving as an option and added a ? to the public transportation should have clued you in to the fact that I was mildly joking btw cabs tend to count as public transportation (crap am I being nitpicky?) but my point is that there is not a law that penalize you for traveling in a bus drunk, there is one for driving it drunk.

    On a totally unrelated note in my country recently amended a law penalizing not only the driver but the copilot as well so now is also illegal to be seating upfront and drunk (WTF) and also harshened the punishment and decreased the threshold for what constitued drunk to 0 drinks



  • @serguey123 said:

    @blakeyrat said:

    @serguey123 said:

    Uh?

    1. Designated driver
    2. Drunk driving
    3. Public transportation?

    Public transportation in the US doesn't have that rule (It'll be very funny) but you can be arrested for disorderly conduct

    It's not that clear-cut in the US. The anti-drunk-driving movements always refer to using either a cab or a designated driver-- you rarely, if ever, see one that recommends public transportation.

    The fact that I included drunked driving as an option and added a ? to the public transportation should have clued you in to the fact that I was mildly joking btw cabs tend to count as public transportation (crap am I being nitpicky?) but my point is that there is not a law that penalize you for traveling in a bus drunk, there is one for driving it drunk.

    On a totally unrelated note in my country recently amended a law penalizing not only the driver but the copilot as well so now is also illegal to be seating upfront and drunk (WTF) and also harshened the punishment and decreased the threshold for what constitued drunk to 0 drinks

    Wow! That is harsh for co-pilot.

    In India, if driver is not drinking, owner can drink in back seat. Rich people often keep bottle of scotch in back seat for drinking purpose. Also in India, most people who own big cars prefer to sit in back seat and drive. Provide employment opportunity to driver from poor community. In US everyone like to drive their own car.

    serquey, are you not from america? Which country? England?



  • @Nagesh said:

    serquey, are you not from america? Which country? England?
     

    His timezone is GMT-5 which matches up with one of the US timezones, so if not the states then my guess is Central America or the western part of South America.



  • @Nagesh said:

    In India, if driver is not drinking, owner can drink in back seat. Rich people often keep bottle of scotch in back seat for drinking purpose. Also in India, most people who own big cars prefer to sit in back seat and drive. Provide employment opportunity to driver from poor community. In US everyone like to drive their own car.

    serquey, are you not from america? Which country? England?

    What made you think I was from the US? My profile says that I'm from Corrupsylvania, let us leave it at that, I don't like to discuss my country because it is a huge pile of wtf.

    Also, it depends, in cities like New York a lot of people don't drive nor own a car.

    However if they outsource cheap drivers I see how this could happen there



  • @locallunatic said:

    @Nagesh said:

    serquey, are you not from america? Which country? England?
     

    His timezone is GMT-5 which matches up with one of the US timezones, so if not the states then my guess is Central America or the western part of South America.

    Because I can't fake that, but wait....



  • @serguey123 said:

    Because I can't fake that, but wait....

     

    Filed under: Isn't that the default setting?

     

    Huh, apparently it is the default as that's what mine is set to without being in that timezone.  My apologies.



  • @serguey123 said:

    Also, it depends, in cities like New York a lot of people don't drive nor own a car.

    As Futurama put it: "Nobody in New York drives. There's too much traffic."



  • @Nagesh said:

    After drinking copius amounts, are you allowed to get on public bus transport?
    In London you're not allowed to get drunk on public transport, but there's no specific rules about (not) using it once drunk, beyond the general stuff such as being not being disorderly etc that apply in other places.



  • @PJH said:

    @Nagesh said:
    After drinking copius amounts, are you allowed to get on public bus transport?
    In London you're not allowed to get drunk on public transport, but there's no specific rules about (not) using it once drunk, beyond the general stuff such as being not being disorderly etc that apply in other places.

    I heard from friend of mine that London trains serve beer. Is this true?



  • @Nagesh said:

    I heard from friend of mine that London trains serve beer. Is this true?

    Why is this odd? Alcoholic beverages are served both in trains and in airplanes

    I recall a news that some hospital served beer to patients (I think it was non-alcoholic), This was in a baltic country but I don't remember which one



  • @serguey123 said:

    @Nagesh said:

    I heard from friend of mine that London trains serve beer. Is this true?

    Why is this odd? Alcoholic beverages are served both in trains and in airplanes

    I recall a news that some hospital served beer to patients (I think it was non-alcoholic), This was in a baltic country but I don't remember which one

    as long as they are not serve to train drivers and plane pillots, it is strange; no?



  • @Nagesh said:

    as long as they are not serve to train drivers and plane pillots, it is strange; no?

    They don't serve to the staff only to the customers, anyways, trains and airplanes are automatic nowadays, there is little need for a pilot or driver unless an emergency occur



  • @Nagesh said:

    as long as they are not serve to train drivers and plane pillots, it is strange; no?

    Amtrak (America's pseudo-public train service) sells alcohol on its trains. It's the subway/light-rail systems which do not (they don't even have restrooms, much less serving food/drinks). Also, in regards to using taxis versus (other) public transportation, I think the idea is on a taxi you're not as apt to get hurt or lost. Unless you're going solo and are about to pass out, you or a friend can tell the taxi driver where you'd like to get dropped off. On a bus or a subway, if you're drunk enough you WILL get lost and will wake up the next morning with a massive hangover in someone's back yard or maybe even still on the dark and cold train out-of-service and you have to figure out the hell where you are and how to get back home. That IS if you didn't pick a fight with a random stranger on said subway in your drunken state. Then you'll either wake up in jail or with your ass stapled to your face AND be lost.



  • @RHuckster said:

    @Nagesh said:
    as long as they are not serve to train drivers and plane pillots, it is strange; no?

    Amtrak (America's pseudo-public train service) sells alcohol on its trains. It's the subway/light-rail systems which do not (they don't even have restrooms, much less serving food/drinks). Also, in regards to using taxis versus (other) public transportation, I think the idea is on a taxi you're not as apt to get hurt or lost. Unless you're going solo and are about to pass out, you or a friend can tell the taxi driver where you'd like to get dropped off. On a bus or a subway, if you're drunk enough you WILL get lost and will wake up the next morning with a massive hangover in someone's back yard or maybe even still on the dark and cold train out-of-service and you have to figure out the hell where you are and how to get back home. That IS if you didn't pick a fight with a random stranger on said subway in your drunken state. Then you'll either wake up in jail or with your ass stapled to your face AND be lost.

    I am giong to see hangover movie next. Is that theme for the movie?


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