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Old 01-27-2013, 11:56 AM   #16
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Bud Light,...Tanqueray & Tonic (with lime)

Hard to estimate how much I could put down in my prime...

are we talking long term or short term? I usually avoided getting completely wasted because I wanted to drink in the morning... and I could drink beer morning, day, and night for days & days.

I don't think I ever made a serious attempt at joining the Century Club (100 shots of Beer in 100 minutes)... but that seems like it would've been pretty easy to accomplish in my prime.

100 shots, what's that 2 litres? In 100 minutes?
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100 shots, what's that 2 litres? In 100 minutes?
wtf is a shot of beer

So basically 3 and a half pints in a hundred minutes is supposed to be a big deal and accomplishment? WTF??!!?
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:12 PM   #18
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wtf is a shot of beer

So basically 3 and a half pints in a hundred minutes is supposed to be a big deal and accomplishment? WTF??!!?

Yeah, wtf. I guess european drinking culture is slightly different. 100 shots of whisky would be an "accomplishment".
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Basically AA encourages people to be a shut in and only hang out with other indoctrinated shut ins.

pretty much

I could never fathom how some ppl can do 60 meetings in 60 days

that's a lot of sobbing self pitying
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inb4 people start bragging about how much they drink/their country can drink

oh, too late
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inb4 people start bragging about how much they drink/their country can drink

oh, too late

Doesn't matter...America makes the best beer in the world hands down.

lol @ drinking 100 shots of whiskey. You'd die.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:28 PM   #22
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If you've reached the point where AA meetings are your only way out then you probably are truly powerless to quit. AA has done a lot of good in it's time. Let's not bash it because it wasn't for you or you're not ready to give up your addictions
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Doesn't matter...America makes the best beer in the world hands down.

lol @ drinking 100 shots of whiskey. You'd die.

Maybe. US beer for me sucks, though, but that is most likely based on habbits.

It's not about bragging, but 4 beers in 1 hour and 40 minutes isn't much, if you don't do it daily and repeatly. I mean if you do 12 beers in 5 hours and this regularly then it's problematic, but 4 in 1h40mins when you go out?
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THANK YOU

AA is indeed a cult as are all "12-step" programs, it only works because they are brainwashing you.

The first thing they brainwash you into is believing that you on your own are powerless to do anything about your addiction. That is the biggest lie of the 12-step program.

If you want to stop drinking you have to commit to doing that on your own. Otherwise you will always just be an "alcoholic" who is one drink away from a total relapse.

Don't let them steal your power.
Who cares if it is brainwashing? It works...that is all that matters. Who cares if you literally are or aren't "powerless"?

IMO some people are powerless, but that is beside the point.

And why does the word "cult" have to be bad?....is there no good cult?
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:07 PM   #25
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inb4 people start bragging about how much they drink/their country can drink

oh, too late
I didn't know America has become so pussified since I left that 3 and a half pints of beer in an hour and 40 minutes is considered alot to drink.

Especially considering it's watered down american beer that's only like 3% and shit like that.

I'm American and proud of my country but you look like a knobhead if you think the "century challenge" is an accomplishment.

Also I went back to America last summer and all these dumbasses were talking at a frat party about they drank some Stella Artois and how great it tasted and a bunch of other beer snob shit. In England at least Stella Artois is the cheapest beer and considered to be only a step above piss.

In China, Pabst Blue Ribbon is considered a delicacy and sells for $40 a bottle. In America its considered shitty student beer (because it is, and tastes shit).

Another example, in LA Sailor Jerry Rum comes in a plastic bottle and is considered tramp rum, in the UK it's one of the most expensive rums and considered the best by most students you ask.

Beer snobs are idiots.

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Old 01-27-2013, 01:12 PM   #26
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I didn't know America has become so pussified since I left that 3 and a half pints of beer in an hour and 40 minutes is considered alot to drink.

Especially considering it's watered down american beer that's only like 3% and shit like that.

I'm American and proud of my country but you look like a knobhead if you think the "century challenge" is an accomplishment.

3%? Yeah, if you're mormon.

And btw...is one pint not 16 ounces? You're drinking 100 ounces in 100 minutes.

That's 6 pints and 4 ounces.

1 shot = 1 oz

Or is it 1.5 oz? old on lemme google.

Google says 1 shot is 1.5 oz. So that's 150 oz. That's 9 pints 6 oz.

Even if we use the imperial pint (20 oz) that's 7.5 pints.

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Maybe. US beer for me sucks, though, but that is most likely based on habbits.

It's not about bragging, but 4 beers in 1 hour and 40 minutes isn't much, if you don't do it daily and repeatly. I mean if you do 12 beers in 5 hours and this regularly then it's problematic, but 4 in 1h40mins when you go out?

We have microbrews galore in the USA. That's why we're the best.
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Do people hook up through AA meetings?

apparently it happens all the time.

I think what generally happens is you actually become "friends" with these women first and then you hook up later... thus making the relationship a little more successful in the long run. At my age it's kinda hard to become friends with a woman first and then date later....

The guy who I think is gonna be my sponsor met his current wife there... So I had a long discussion about this topic with him.
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Never done a shot of beer. Don't see the point, only time I've ever had shots is hard liquor.
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Who cares if it is brainwashing? It works...that is all that matters. Who cares if you literally are or aren't "powerless"?

IMO some people are powerless, but that is beside the point.

And why does the word "cult" have to be bad?....is there no good cult?

It "Works" as long as people keep going, but it also gives people the victim mindset. "I'm not really at fault, I have a disease I'm helpless to control." Then eventually they stop going to meetings and when they inevitably take that drink they give in completely. They totally blame the alcohol on everything and become a super-asshole.

If instead they had learned to practice moderation and that it is indeed their fault for drinking too much and that even when drinking they still need to learn to control their behavior. They'd be better off.
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