Sunday, February 03, 2008

Super Bowl Drinking Report

Five beers in five hours, none after the middle of the second quarter. I was sober to the point of dull and drove my comrades safely home with style and mastery,

8 comments:

Marianaria Sra. bibliotecaria said...

I'm disappointed that you chose to post this. Recently I read somewhere online (sorry, no idea where) of a move by faculty at some schools to be careful of what they say about drinking, to avoid giving the impression to students that the party-hearty alcohol culture is ok.

I think there's some merit in that approach.

Maybe you were quite sober after 5 beers, but some students would not be. But let them give you their "super bowl drinking reports."

Anonymous said...

What I'd like to know is the violence of the flatulence after that consumption.

....J.Michael Robertson said...

A point worth considering. Do my comments encourage readers who would not otherwise drink to drink five beers during a five hour period -- five during the first three and none during the last two -- or to drink five beers, heedless of the notion of pacing? Which is the more potent example?

david silver said...

i think marianaria has a point - and any attempt to encourage students, USF and elsewhere, to party a little more smartly is probably a good thing.

at the same time, michael's got a blog, and a far-reaching blog at that. one of the things i have always admired about this blog is the RANGE of topics and themes and ideas and writing styles emanate from this blog.

Anonymous said...

i thought u were mike robertson the great body guy and then the mike j. robertson whose still standing. mow I know I u should tell that lady there are guys with stones around. Like rick nelson said you got to pls yrself. grt song!!!

1Banjo said...

It is a schoolmarmish rebuke. But as you have chosen to work with young people who may emulate your example, you must in all decency curb your behavior. Failing that, you must realize full freedom of expression is not yours. When you take the king's shilling, as it were, you agree to certain conditions and restraints others may be free to ignore.

Peter Moore said...

Except that this is more like the Pope's lira. And I see no rule implied or stated that an adult can't have a couple (or five) beers over three hours and a Diet Coke or two over two hours and drive soberly and responsibly home and write about it in an unofficial forum about said adventure. If someone thinks this is encouraging binge drinking, I suggest that they spend some time with real students and learn what binge drinking is all about.

....J.Michael Robertson said...

I very much like the notion that I take the Pope's lira. Yet I love the ladies withal. (That is, I love one lady.)