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« Reply #3420 on: March 28, 2012, 03:28:28 PM »

A chase on foot and jumping a 10 ft gap all for Mila Kunis? Dedication.
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« Reply #3421 on: March 29, 2012, 06:44:38 AM »


I've basically cheated my way through 3 years of University at the moment. I don't want to do the degree, but my parents would be bummed as fuck on me if I was to drop out. So I justify the cheating. I know it's bad that I don't care, I just don't. I've always been told I'm full of potential. All my teachers would say it, family, friends, everyone. I don't think I've fulfilled even a little bit of it, I do everything half assed, and I can't help it. I've just gotten into the habit of being this lazy from a very early age. One or two times I've really put in effort and scored 95% & above, but most of the time It's around 55-75%. I mean at the end of the day anything over 50% is going to get me a degree. I'm like the Nick Trapasso of the Education world.

Well I did the exact same thing for the exact same reasons.  It's not like you can cheat on tests or papers though so you're not a total piece of shit.  I got an engineering degree so the hw was just problems sets which is very easy to get online.  Looking back, I regret not really learning and half assing things for sure.  I was way too immature to be going to university and I should've spent some time working.  The laziness will carry over to your job too.  Fortunately, I'm hardly asked to do anything at my job.  I have a lot of time to reflect and plan my next move.  What's important is that you are getting a degree paid for by your parents it's an incredibly fortunate thing to have.  If you are paying for it, then stop if you aren't enjoying it you're really wasting your money.  When you start working you're going to realize how much it sucks and it will either motivate you to do something you like or it will be the source of your drive causing you to go back to school to make money as fast as possible so you can retire early.  I'd say you're chilling, just stay the course and get that important piece of paper.  Let things fall into place.
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« Reply #3422 on: March 30, 2012, 03:56:03 AM »

Thanks for the post man!

Yeah I'm not paying for it. So there are many times I feel bad as fucking lying to my parents about my grades. But I'm passing, at this rate, I'll get that degree, no problems at all. I struggle on the tests. I always make sure I stay right til the end of the exam time (I'm usually the last one left) I'll always over write and just try and make sure I've done enough to pass.

The lucky thing is, I have a job at the moment, which has room to move up. I've been told by my boss, down the track that there will def be a management position for me in the future at that company (I'm doing a Bachelor of Business Management. I'm pretty motivated at my current job. There are some half assed moment, but probably 90% of the time I'm motivated and super efficient.

I think I'll cruise with this degree, put it a side and continue on with things. Oddly enough the job I have now would pay more then whatever post-graduate job I'd get.
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« Reply #3423 on: March 31, 2012, 11:26:13 AM »

Holy fuck dude. Please focus and start over.
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« Reply #3424 on: March 31, 2012, 09:00:07 PM »

now that ive reached PAL status I plan on being a much more mellow poster from here on out. no more 11 a day average for ya boy. im only lurk most of the time a maybe drop a few gems here & there. honestly from the very beginning i sorta looked at this shit as somewhat of a challenge to see if i can establish a name for myself on sucha dope ass forum. real talk SLAP is that fucking shit i love you all.

as far as my personal life aside from one of my best friends dying last weekend shits been goin pretty good. i got my money right cuz im workin full time, being more productive and ive been smoking much less frequently. i made the decision to go cold turkey thursday night, and ive already been asked to smoke with four different people since then, turning them all down. real talk i feel like im reaching a turning point in life right now and im gonna make the most out of myself & those around. again id like to thank SLAP just cuz the interaction with everybody was totally worth it and i definitely learned a few things along the way. like i said before yo im the fucking Brock Lesnar of SLAP and after my 3 month reign of message board dominance its time to chill. ima still be around tho so it aint like ima ceast to exist or nothin, but best believe im gon be much more conservative (quantity-wise) with my posting. i say this as i watch myself type on a 46" flatscreen tv, like said nigga i fucking love gettin that money. its a personal victory cuz honestly about a year ago i was tryin as hard as i could to avoid working a real job. now im holdin shit down forreal & theres no where to go but up.


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« Reply #3425 on: March 31, 2012, 09:47:20 PM »

Sorry about your best friend.
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« Reply #3426 on: March 31, 2012, 09:56:40 PM »

Sorry about your best friend.

thanks for your condolences fam. shit was pretty hard to swallow but i know he wouldnt want me to get on some sad shit. ive done my grieving & accepted it and now i use it as motivation to live my own life not only for myself but for him as well. dude supported me in everything i did so its only right i that i make em proud!


and please to anybody reading this, DONT DRINK AND DRIVE. never in my life would i have expected to get that phone call right before leaving the house, but it happened. shits real out here its not worth the risk
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« Reply #3427 on: April 01, 2012, 04:19:16 AM »

I guess this is a condolence AND a confession- first sorry about your homie.  I've lost a bunch of friends.  It's never "easy" and god, I hope it never gets easy, to be honest.

The other- I used to drink and drive a lot.  A coping mechanism of mine is (and hopefully I am over it) is to put myself in bad, sometimes life and death situations.  Drink and drive, skate shit I probably can't, sometimes pick fights with huge frat dudes (haven't done that in a decade though).  Really stupid.  I got pulled over, black out drunk, with a cup of straight vodka in the cupholder and the cops gave me a ride home- for real.  In terms like these- I've never "learned my lesson" so I am making a conscious effort to stop with the coping mechanism.
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« Reply #3428 on: April 01, 2012, 10:58:46 AM »

I guess this is a condolence AND a confession- first sorry about your homie.  I've lost a bunch of friends.  It's never "easy" and god, I hope it never gets easy, to be honest.

The other- I used to drink and drive a lot.  A coping mechanism of mine is (and hopefully I am over it) is to put myself in bad, sometimes life and death situations.  Drink and drive, skate shit I probably can't, sometimes pick fights with huge frat dudes (haven't done that in a decade though).  Really stupid.  I got pulled over, black out drunk, with a cup of straight vodka in the cupholder and the cops gave me a ride home- for real.  In terms like these- I've never "learned my lesson" so I am making a conscious effort to stop with the coping mechanism.

Without trying to sound like im bashing you for it - what goes through your head when you get behind the wheel when you're super drunk?

Even when im fuckedly up drunk, I cant imagine myself trying to drive even though my (just like everyone elses) judgement fucking sucks while intoxicated.

Picking a fight with someone is one thing, but drinking and driving is fucking unforgivable, what if you hit a kid or something. When I was younger and went to the soccer games, they always had these commercials about drunk driving on the bigscreen tv thing. There was this girl who told a story about how her brother got killed by a drunk driver. That shit was so heartbreaking, it just instantly became one of the worst possible things a person can do to me.

Maybe you should watch some of those clips man.
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« Reply #3429 on: April 01, 2012, 01:33:13 PM »

I guess this is a condolence AND a confession- first sorry about your homie.  I've lost a bunch of friends.  It's never "easy" and god, I hope it never gets easy, to be honest.

The other- I used to drink and drive a lot.  A coping mechanism of mine is (and hopefully I am over it) is to put myself in bad, sometimes life and death situations.  Drink and drive, skate shit I probably can't, sometimes pick fights with huge frat dudes (haven't done that in a decade though).  Really stupid.  I got pulled over, black out drunk, with a cup of straight vodka in the cupholder and the cops gave me a ride home- for real.  In terms like these- I've never "learned my lesson" so I am making a conscious effort to stop with the coping mechanism.

Without trying to sound like im bashing you for it - what goes through your head when you get behind the wheel when you're super drunk?

Even when im fuckedly up drunk, I cant imagine myself trying to drive even though my (just like everyone elses) judgement fucking sucks while intoxicated.

Picking a fight with someone is one thing, but drinking and driving is fucking unforgivable, what if you hit a kid or something. When I was younger and went to the soccer games, they always had these commercials about drunk driving on the bigscreen tv thing. There was this girl who told a story about how her brother got killed by a drunk driver. That shit was so heartbreaking, it just instantly became one of the worst possible things a person can do to me.

Maybe you should watch some of those clips man.

Being retardly fuckin drunk has always made me more paranoid and aware, albeit there is certain situations where you are defiantly tempted to drive like you're name is dale earnhart. Some people can handle driving drunk, i've been pulled over totally platooned and though the situation sobers you up i totally thought i was fucked, i told the cop i was DDing which was a convient excuse because i was driving a friend home who had already passed out.

While driving drunk timing is everything, at 3am to a cop you're a suspect, at 6am you're another productive member of society
 
The World organization of health shows that 2.5 million people died from alcohol related in 2011  
and a government census shows that 10.8 million people died from auto mobile accidents.
Total Death count of: 13.3 million per year

the total amout of drunk driving incidents resulting in death In 2009, 10,839 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes.

this proves that both drinking, and driving are both by them selves more fatal then that act of drunk driving

I feel much safer with an intoxicated driver then i do withsome who is texting while driving

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« Reply #3430 on: April 01, 2012, 01:59:29 PM »

I guess this is a condolence AND a confession- first sorry about your homie.  I've lost a bunch of friends.  It's never "easy" and god, I hope it never gets easy, to be honest.

The other- I used to drink and drive a lot.  A coping mechanism of mine is (and hopefully I am over it) is to put myself in bad, sometimes life and death situations.  Drink and drive, skate shit I probably can't, sometimes pick fights with huge frat dudes (haven't done that in a decade though).  Really stupid.  I got pulled over, black out drunk, with a cup of straight vodka in the cupholder and the cops gave me a ride home- for real.  In terms like these- I've never "learned my lesson" so I am making a conscious effort to stop with the coping mechanism.

Without trying to sound like im bashing you for it - what goes through your head when you get behind the wheel when you're super drunk?

Even when im fuckedly up drunk, I cant imagine myself trying to drive even though my (just like everyone elses) judgement fucking sucks while intoxicated.

Picking a fight with someone is one thing, but drinking and driving is fucking unforgivable, what if you hit a kid or something. When I was younger and went to the soccer games, they always had these commercials about drunk driving on the bigscreen tv thing. There was this girl who told a story about how her brother got killed by a drunk driver. That shit was so heartbreaking, it just instantly became one of the worst possible things a person can do to me.

Maybe you should watch some of those clips man.

Being retardly fuckin drunk has always made me more paranoid and aware, albeit there is certain situations where you are defiantly tempted to drive like you're name is dale earnhart. Some people can handle driving drunk, i've been pulled over totally platooned and though the situation sobers you up i totally thought i was fucked, i told the cop i was DDing which was a convient excuse because i was driving a friend home who had already passed out.

The World organization of health shows that 2.5 million people died from alcohol related in 2011  
and a government census shows that 10.8 million people died from auto mobile accidents.
Total Death count of: 13.3 million per year

the total amout of drunk driving incidents resulting in death In 2009, 10,839 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes.

this proves that both drinking, and driving are both by them selves more fatal then that act of drunk driving

I feel much safer with an intoxicated driver then i do withsome who is texting while driving

I read this really interesting book analyzing the social structures that have created the current way that people create drunk driving policies and makes it seen as disgusting to drink and drive as well as talk about other ways to understand drinking and driving than as a personal choice/mistake.
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« Reply #3431 on: April 01, 2012, 02:07:20 PM »

im tellin you breh, its all a matter of chance. you rollin the dice with that shit. my friend wasnt even driving but they were all drunk coming back home from a show a few cities out. they do this shit all the time...they crashed because the driver was looked towards the back seat to say something, then when he turned back around he noticed he was sorta going towards the side. he overcorrected and ended up flipping the car several times, with my friend being ejected & killed. you might be able to get away with that shit from time to time but within a split second some shit like that can happen and completely fuck your whole life up. i really aint tryna be on some preacher shit but dude, just DONT do it. it may sound cliche but it can seriously happen to anyone. dont let statistics fool you cuz its all about YOUR situation and whats going on around you. forreal fam i was always against the shit but having somebody you grew up & skated with for half your life die cuz of drunk driving will definitely open your eyes. the driver thought he could handle driving drunk too and for a while he actually did, but like i said it only takes a split second moment to change everything. dudes in jail on involuntary manslaughter, DUI, failing to reduce speed, etc. on a $100,000 bond. hes 19 years old and now has to deal with the guilt of killing his best friend for the rest of his life, along with a possible prison bid. learn from other peoples mistakes so you dont have to yourself. shit can get real in the blink of an eye
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« Reply #3432 on: April 01, 2012, 09:42:42 PM »

I guess this is a condolence AND a confession- first sorry about your homie.  I've lost a bunch of friends.  It's never "easy" and god, I hope it never gets easy, to be honest.

The other- I used to drink and drive a lot.  A coping mechanism of mine is (and hopefully I am over it) is to put myself in bad, sometimes life and death situations.  Drink and drive, skate shit I probably can't, sometimes pick fights with huge frat dudes (haven't done that in a decade though).  Really stupid.  I got pulled over, black out drunk, with a cup of straight vodka in the cupholder and the cops gave me a ride home- for real.  In terms like these- I've never "learned my lesson" so I am making a conscious effort to stop with the coping mechanism.

Without trying to sound like im bashing you for it - what goes through your head when you get behind the wheel when you're super drunk?

Even when im fuckedly up drunk, I cant imagine myself trying to drive even though my (just like everyone elses) judgement fucking sucks while intoxicated.

Picking a fight with someone is one thing, but drinking and driving is fucking unforgivable, what if you hit a kid or something. When I was younger and went to the soccer games, they always had these commercials about drunk driving on the bigscreen tv thing. There was this girl who told a story about how her brother got killed by a drunk driver. That shit was so heartbreaking, it just instantly became one of the worst possible things a person can do to me.

Maybe you should watch some of those clips man.

Being retardly fuckin drunk has always made me more paranoid and aware, albeit there is certain situations where you are defiantly tempted to drive like you're name is dale earnhart. Some people can handle driving drunk, i've been pulled over totally platooned and though the situation sobers you up i totally thought i was fucked, i told the cop i was DDing which was a convient excuse because i was driving a friend home who had already passed out.

While driving drunk timing is everything, at 3am to a cop you're a suspect, at 6am you're another productive member of society
 
The World organization of health shows that 2.5 million people died from alcohol related in 2011  
and a government census shows that 10.8 million people died from auto mobile accidents.
Total Death count of: 13.3 million per year

the total amout of drunk driving incidents resulting in death In 2009, 10,839 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes.

this proves that both drinking, and driving are both by them selves more fatal then that act of drunk driving

I feel much safer with an intoxicated driver then i do withsome who is texting while driving



Im honestly scared if you actually believe that. Put those numbers in percentage and see whats worse. That way of thinking would only make sense if there were as many drunk drivers as sober ones on the roads every day.
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« Reply #3433 on: April 01, 2012, 10:40:32 PM »

I don't know what your comment about percentages means. But I would venture to state that there are more sober drivers than drunk drivers at almost any given time, so I'm not sure what your other comment means either.

Also interesting fact, according to the book I mentioned earlier (The Culture of Public Problems by Joseph R. Gusfield), a surprising number of drunk drivers would be found when cops would do their DUI checkpoints and then estimates make those numbers even larger. So what Gusfield claims is interesting is not that drunk drivers get into accidents, but that there aren't as many accidents as we should expect by drunk drivers. There's the fact that all other attempts to stop fatalities from drunk driving (such as designing safer cars) have been shot down and ignored by the U.S., which is odd, and that most studies of drunk driving rates do not control for other things that increase the odds of having a car accident, such as gender, age, or driving experience. With this in mind, to then blame all drunk driving accidents on alcohol may not be accurate because potentially confounding variables are ignored.


I'm not saying people should drink and drive, but it's certainly interesting to think about how we have come to understand drunk driving and the ways in which it reflects a specific view of "valid" knowledge and reality.
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« Reply #3434 on: April 01, 2012, 10:47:44 PM »

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« Reply #3435 on: April 02, 2012, 05:26:55 AM »

I should have clarified- I haven't drank and drove since 2003- that's when I got pulled over with the vodka.  I woke up the next day and didn't know where my car was and after searching I found it in a carwash.  I know that sounds funny but it isn't.  That was my wake up call.  Fortunately it wasn't killing someone.  I never drink and drive now.  I know I was lucky and there isn't a single part of it that is "worth it."  It's too easy to call a cab or ride with a friend. 

What went through my head back then?  Nothing.  I was a selfish person who didn't care.  I got burned by a girl, she cheated on me and got pregnant, and that is all I cared about.  Drunk drivers are one of two things (or a combination of the two.)  They're either selfish or stupid.  I was a combo.  Drunks who drive don't think, "I'm rolling the dice." they think, "I've done this before, I got this."  Mine probably started when I only lived a mile or two from the bar and I knew it was a short drive in a neighborhood without any other cars.  That's STILL retarded, but what can I say?  I WAS retarded.  I won't justify it at all, just say that I am lucky and that I had the easiest wake up call ever.  Fortunately it stuck.
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« Reply #3436 on: April 04, 2012, 03:09:08 AM »

I don't know what your comment about percentages means. But I would venture to state that there are more sober drivers than drunk drivers at almost any given time, so I'm not sure what your other comment means either.

Also interesting fact, according to the book I mentioned earlier (The Culture of Public Problems by Joseph R. Gusfield), a surprising number of drunk drivers would be found when cops would do their DUI checkpoints and then estimates make those numbers even larger. So what Gusfield claims is interesting is not that drunk drivers get into accidents, but that there aren't as many accidents as we should expect by drunk drivers. There's the fact that all other attempts to stop fatalities from drunk driving (such as designing safer cars) have been shot down and ignored by the U.S., which is odd, and that most studies of drunk driving rates do not control for other things that increase the odds of having a car accident, such as gender, age, or driving experience. With this in mind, to then blame all drunk driving accidents on alcohol may not be accurate because potentially confounding variables are ignored.


I'm not saying people should drink and drive, but it's certainly interesting to think about how we have come to understand drunk driving and the ways in which it reflects a specific view of "valid" knowledge and reality.

Can you really not understand what he means?!!

Basically - in the USA  32% of fatal automobile accidents involve drunk drivers, so with your logic you would say "well 68% involve sober drivers so its actually safer to drink drive"

But as you said there are a lot more sober drivers than drunk drivers on the road so that is not the case.

This is one of the most retarded examples of someone trying to be postmodern and intellectual that I have ever seen.  We have come to see drunk driving as bad because all you have to do is go down to the ER and its staring you in the face.
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« Reply #3437 on: April 04, 2012, 03:56:42 AM »

-i broke up with my gf 2 fucking years ago, it never really ever died down that much, lots of secret fucking and bullshit, now i find myself -wanting her back, even though i know its really a terrible decision. shes over me though.  good pussy is a hell of a drug.
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« Reply #3438 on: April 04, 2012, 05:43:48 AM »

I don't know what your comment about percentages means. But I would venture to state that there are more sober drivers than drunk drivers at almost any given time, so I'm not sure what your other comment means either.

Also interesting fact, according to the book I mentioned earlier (The Culture of Public Problems by Joseph R. Gusfield), a surprising number of drunk drivers would be found when cops would do their DUI checkpoints and then estimates make those numbers even larger. So what Gusfield claims is interesting is not that drunk drivers get into accidents, but that there aren't as many accidents as we should expect by drunk drivers. There's the fact that all other attempts to stop fatalities from drunk driving (such as designing safer cars) have been shot down and ignored by the U.S., which is odd, and that most studies of drunk driving rates do not control for other things that increase the odds of having a car accident, such as gender, age, or driving experience. With this in mind, to then blame all drunk driving accidents on alcohol may not be accurate because potentially confounding variables are ignored.


I'm not saying people should drink and drive, but it's certainly interesting to think about how we have come to understand drunk driving and the ways in which it reflects a specific view of "valid" knowledge and reality.

Can you really not understand what he means?!!

Basically - in the USA  32% of fatal automobile accidents involve drunk drivers, so with your logic you would say "well 68% involve sober drivers so its actually safer to drink drive"

But as you said there are a lot more sober drivers than drunk drivers on the road so that is not the case.

This is one of the most retarded examples of someone trying to be postmodern and intellectual that I have ever seen.  We have come to see drunk driving as bad because all you have to do is go down to the ER and its staring you in the face.


Where did you get 32% from the numbers Deekay stated? And did you read at all what I said? Aside from you obviously not understanding confounding variables or the fact that we don't really have as accurate of a way of proving that drunk driving is as bad as our society claims, no where did I say that drunk driving is not a bad thing. I'm not a fucking idiot. I just said that what this book is doing is looking into the social mechanisms behind why we have decided to handle drunk driving by calling it an individual decision and laying all of the blame on individuals deciding to drink and drive when there are other ways to understand this process and other steps to take to lower the rates of drunk driving fatalities.

But, let me assume that you skimmed my post and never read the book (nor do you ever plan on reading the book) before claiming that it's "trying to be postmodern and intellectual." Do you understand what "postmodern" means? Because if you read the book, it's not postmodern and it's not "trying to be intellectual," it is an intelligent book. So now you just sound like a fucking idiot by attacking a book based off of a few facts that I took from it that I thought were interesting. It wasn't even a summary of the entire book.

Oh, and by the way, Gusfield predicted your anger over someone suggesting that there is another way to understand drunk driving.

EDIT: Rereading my post, you might mean that I'm trying to be postmodern and intellectual, which I don't even know how to respond to.
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« Reply #3439 on: April 04, 2012, 06:00:38 AM »

Sometimes I purposely leave the box of cereal open. Wide open. When my girl stays over and complains that I left the box open and the cereal got stale, I tell her I don't even eat that cereal, so she definitely did it.
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« Reply #3440 on: April 04, 2012, 06:02:26 AM »

Sometimes I purposely leave the box of cereal open. Wide open. When my girl stays over and complains that I left the box open and the cereal got stale, I tell her I don't even eat that cereal, so she definitely did it.

I've done similar things to my wife.  I'll do shit and then tell her she did it or deny it ever even happening.
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« Reply #3441 on: April 04, 2012, 12:59:04 PM »

I don't know what your comment about percentages means. But I would venture to state that there are more sober drivers than drunk drivers at almost any given time, so I'm not sure what your other comment means either.

Also interesting fact, according to the book I mentioned earlier (The Culture of Public Problems by Joseph R. Gusfield), a surprising number of drunk drivers would be found when cops would do their DUI checkpoints and then estimates make those numbers even larger. So what Gusfield claims is interesting is not that drunk drivers get into accidents, but that there aren't as many accidents as we should expect by drunk drivers. There's the fact that all other attempts to stop fatalities from drunk driving (such as designing safer cars) have been shot down and ignored by the U.S., which is odd, and that most studies of drunk driving rates do not control for other things that increase the odds of having a car accident, such as gender, age, or driving experience. With this in mind, to then blame all drunk driving accidents on alcohol may not be accurate because potentially confounding variables are ignored.


I'm not saying people should drink and drive, but it's certainly interesting to think about how we have come to understand drunk driving and the ways in which it reflects a specific view of "valid" knowledge and reality.

Can you really not understand what he means?!!

Basically - in the USA  32% of fatal automobile accidents involve drunk drivers, so with your logic you would say "well 68% involve sober drivers so its actually safer to drink drive"

But as you said there are a lot more sober drivers than drunk drivers on the road so that is not the case.

This is one of the most retarded examples of someone trying to be postmodern and intellectual that I have ever seen.  We have come to see drunk driving as bad because all you have to do is go down to the ER and its staring you in the face.


Where did you get 32% from the numbers Deekay stated? And did you read at all what I said? Aside from you obviously not understanding confounding variables or the fact that we don't really have as accurate of a way of proving that drunk driving is as bad as our society claims, no where did I say that drunk driving is not a bad thing. I'm not a fucking idiot. I just said that what this book is doing is looking into the social mechanisms behind why we have decided to handle drunk driving by calling it an individual decision and laying all of the blame on individuals deciding to drink and drive when there are other ways to understand this process and other steps to take to lower the rates of drunk driving fatalities.

But, let me assume that you skimmed my post and never read the book (nor do you ever plan on reading the book) before claiming that it's "trying to be postmodern and intellectual." Do you understand what "postmodern" means? Because if you read the book, it's not postmodern and it's not "trying to be intellectual," it is an intelligent book. So now you just sound like a fucking idiot by attacking a book based off of a few facts that I took from it that I thought were interesting. It wasn't even a summary of the entire book.

Oh, and by the way, Gusfield predicted your anger over someone suggesting that there is another way to understand drunk driving.

EDIT: Rereading my post, you might mean that I'm trying to be postmodern and intellectual, which I don't even know how to respond to.

MADD was founded in 1980, right around the time of DARE and all that cockamamy.

Since MADD, drunk driving laws and subsequent convictions have drastically risen. I've been pulled over more than once after having a few and cops have said that i would not pass a breathalyzer but was safe to drive so they will let me go. It's about safety. Drunk driving laws are often bullshit, again, put in place by lobbying groups such as MADD.

I'm not advocating for drunk driving rights but the laws are often outrageous.

With that said, driving Wasted is never a good idea. It has happened though, I think that folks who are asking "how can you get behind the wheel" either don't get all that drunk, because when you're in a blackout you aren't thinking about NOT driving, you're blacked out, or they're being awfully judgmental.  Personally, I no longer drive when i go out drinking because I know that i have no shut off mechanism, riding a bike a few miles helps with the hangover too
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« Reply #3442 on: April 04, 2012, 06:32:41 PM »

I dont know man , no matter how drunk I get Ive never been lets fly this airplane , drive this truck or kill this person . Some stuff is just programed into the brain of what not to do

My dad used to drink and drive all the time , at the start I was too young to realise it  , but when I was told about it I stopped riding with him when he was drunk . I really disslike ppl who drink and drive , they are playing with their own life and even worse other peoples lives

I think its a more common problem in america cause of the great distances in some states . And other then cabs , theres no real good transportation alternative . Public transport is a important thing in keeping drunk driving down .
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« Reply #3443 on: April 04, 2012, 07:57:08 PM »

Sometimes I purposely leave the box of cereal open. Wide open. When my girl stays over and complains that I left the box open and the cereal got stale, I tell her I don't even eat that cereal, so she definitely did it.

I've done similar things to my wife.  I'll do shit and then tell her she did it or deny it ever even happening.

walking up to my local skateshop when i was 16, i saw a hot girl through the window. i mentioned it, and when we get inside i realize its a team rider, tom rowe.(not a hot girl, a male) he gave me a ton of shit and i knew he would tell everyone at school, so i told everyone i saw that my friend had in fact been attracted to the guy and not me. drove my friend crazy and i felt like shit
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« Reply #3444 on: April 09, 2012, 12:15:51 AM »

Terrible drinking and driving story (not about me). Short version: childhood friend of mine gets caught drinking and driving, thrown in jail for the night. His father comes down to bail him out, and he's drunk, and drove there. Cops pick up on it, and father and son end up in jail together for drinking and driving, same cell.

Sad.

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« Reply #3445 on: April 09, 2012, 12:29:55 AM »

A friend of mine was drunk and entered the freeway going the wrong way. Crazy thing was that I almost did what he did sober before. It is a really confusing on-ramp and off-ramp situation, it is hard to explain. He hit someone head on and killed the passenger. He has been in jail for a long time. I am not saying that it wasn't the fault of the alcohol and that he should be driving, it is just that driving is confusing and dangerous. It is easy to fuck up sober and one wrong move can ruin your life.
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« Reply #3446 on: April 09, 2012, 07:59:37 PM »

It's really dumb, but I was talking to this girl I like the other day and I was trying to say "yeah, are you going to get fucked up over spring break??" as a joke because she's straightedge, but I said "are you going to get fucked?" instead. I was with a group of my friends and they just layed into me, no mercy at all.
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« Reply #3447 on: April 09, 2012, 08:07:02 PM »

It's really dumb, but I was talking to this girl I like the other day and I was trying to say "yeah, are you going to get fucked up over spring break??" as a joke because she's straightedge, but I said "are you going to get fucked?" instead. I was with a group of my friends and they just layed into me, no mercy at all.
That shit happens. It is difficult for our brains to not say what they really want sometimes. I was talking to this super hot (and married) woman that works at the place I intern at and I was trying to say that a certain volunteer had been 86'd. Instead I got most of 69'd out of my mouth before quickly saying what I meant to. She acted like nothing happened and probably didn't think anything of it because she is pretty vulgar but I was still embarrassed as all hell.
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« Reply #3448 on: April 09, 2012, 08:53:12 PM »

damn, that makes a lot of sense actually. I've done some really dumb things with this girl too. Once she had a fat tray of cupcakes and she said she'd give me one if I could touch this thing on the ceiling. I did, but in the process my backpack hit her tray and knock them all down. Fuck I still feel bad about it...
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« Reply #3449 on: April 09, 2012, 09:16:55 PM »

It's really dumb, but I was talking to this girl I like the other day and I was trying to say "yeah, are you going to get fucked up over spring break??" as a joke because she's straightedge, but I said "are you going to get fucked?" instead. I was with a group of my friends and they just layed into me, no mercy at all.



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