College Binge Drinking ‘Seriously Kicks Ass’

A wry smile, courtesy of The Onion:

“Data collected at bars and fraternity parties on the UMass campus has yielded unexpected conclusions with regard to the practice of binge drinking,” study head Dr. Albert Greaves said. “Over the course of our research, a consistent pattern emerged demonstrating that binge drinking seriously kicks ass.”

“There was this one bar called The Depot, where they serve beer in these humongous three-foot glasses that are like giant boots,” Greaves continued. “You have to stand back and tilt the thing to drink it all. Our team conducted an experiment to see who could finish one off the fastest. Myself, Dr. Milton Laurian and these eight 20-year-old test subjects lined up against a wall and started chugging away. After completing the test and subsequently throwing up all over the place, I could only conclude that downing huge-ass boot beers is really awesome.”

Now read on (via The Language Log).



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