Scanning a few blogs that I rarely ever read, I came across a link to this post from this blog. The post is on Crooked Timber, and the link comes from the awesomely named Lawyers, Guns, and Money. The post starts out with some stuff about the falling birth rate in Europe, but then digresses into a discussion of drunkenness (which is carried on in the comments). It turns out there are people who have never been drunk. Ever. I do not know these people.
I’m wondering what fraction of my readership are members of this straight edge contingent. I’ve been known to wind down at the end of the day with a beer or two . . . or ten. Given that every serious evolutionary geneticist I have met drinks, it would be interesting to discover any non drunkards in my midst. In fact, no scientific meeting would be complete without a night of drinking with one’s colleagues.
I realize “drunk” is a somewhat subjective term. Whereas some people can be drunk off of a beer or two, others can down ten or fifteen and remain functional. You may consider yourself drunk if you can no longer legally drive, or you may not think you’re drunk until you black out. Use whatever definition of drunk you like. There are levels of drunkenness, and you don’t need to wake up covered in your own (or other people’s) shit and vomit to be labeled a drunk.
Have you ever been drunk? Leave a note in the comments.