Yup—now thing about this, these kids have probably been up for at least 24 hours—they probably did have a regular school day on that Friday (at least I think it was a Fri.) then later there’s the prom, everything ends at 4 am and
parents pick them up, no problem. Except they decide to
stop being alcohol free and drive two towns away to Nahant
where they get blitzed, and the 18 yr old is “OK to drive”
After six beers.
After being up for 24 hours straight at least.
And many teens are probably on the thin side so it wouldn’t take too many brews to get them drunk.
And he’s OK to drive.
Wed. column ping
This Buds for you - take it or leave it
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | http://www.bostonherald.com
Heres a modest proposal: Tomorrow night at the White House, everybody drinks the same brand of beer.
How America 2009 is that? Its not enough to have the host provide the adult beverages. No, now all the guests have to get on the record with which beer they prefer, and please, hold the Milwaukees Best.
Baracks a Bud man. You know, the No. 1 domestic brand, although he probably hasnt gotten the memo that August Busch IV and Ed McMahon arent walking through that door. Some Belgians now own the Clydesdales and the Beechwood aging process.
Actually, now that I consider Barack and beer, the first brand that comes to mind is Schlitz Malt Liquor, especially when Obama gets near a microphone:
Look out for the bull!
As for Professor Skip Gates - he says hes a Red Stripe man, surprise surprise. After all, its brewed in Jamaica, mon, which must appeal to his repeatedly self-proclaimed 44 percent African DNA. Dont tell Skippy, but I think the Red Stripe brewery was founded by Germans, and I wonder if that horrifies Skip, the way his 56 percent white DNA does.
Skips fallback lager: Becks.
But didnt the serial killer known as Whitey Bulger once serve Becks to a bunch of G-men after a double-hit? Got the feds good and beered up, and then found out what they knew. After Whitey poured them back into their Crown Vics he said, Thank God for Becks beer.
If its good enough for Whitey, how can it possibly be good enough for Skip?
Then theres Sgt. Crowley, and were all disappointed in his pick - Blue Moon. Are you bleepin kiddin me, Sarge? Thats one of those beers you put a slice of fruit in. Surely you meant to say Blue Ribbon. Or you could have asked for Busch Beer. That way, they would have had a familiar target to blame if things go bad tomorrownight.
It used to be the host only had to provide one beer. Everyone would be happy, because it was the best kind of beer - free beer.
One final question: Remember when Larry Summers was president of Harvard? Back in 2002, Summers went after Gates pal, Cornel West, because of alleged skepticism over the academic rigor of his courses in Gates African-American studies department.
Irony of ironies, Summers now works for Barack Obama - as one of his top economic advisers. Will Larry Summers of Cambridge and Harvard be invited to the Cambridge-Harvard summit?
Given his relationship with Gates and his lack of PC, Summers only gets to the beer summit on one condition. Hey, Larry, BYOB.
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