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Post by ampersand » Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:40 am

Only in Montreal. And I ask you, would this happen at a Chippendale Themed Restaurant?

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Post by ampersand » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:54 am

Only in New Zealand, can drunk cooking be a serious problem. Don't drink and fry?

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Post by Rorschach » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:20 am

While I'm sure it's a serious problem, I can't get over how much that guy in the poster looks like an utter utter douchebag.
Also: go home and cook? Aren't there any kebab shops in New Zealand?
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Post by Deacon » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:23 pm

I have to believe that the epic dicksmacking douchebaggery pictured in that advert was intentional and integral to the message that only unbelievable twats like that would ever cook their own food after having a pint, and you're not one of those people, right? Etc...

And as far as I know there's no place on earth that doesn't have some form of late-night drunk food or another, whether tacos or gyros or kebabs or SOMETHING.

That said: how big a problem is this really??
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Post by collegestudent22 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:14 pm

If they are still drunk after getting home and cooking, wouldn't the problem be the drunk DRIVING, not the cooking?
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Post by Deacon » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:40 pm

Some places have cabs, public transportation, and pubs within walking distance.
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Post by collegestudent22 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:25 am

Ignoring that you are more likely to cause an accident by walking home drunk than driving home drunk, I still don't understand how big a problem this could possibly be.
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Post by ampersand » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:36 am

New Zealand is a rather small country. You're only five hundred feet away from a drunken sheep at all times.

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Post by Deacon » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:46 am

collegestudent22 wrote:Ignoring that you are more likely to cause an accident by walking home drunk than driving home drunk, I still don't understand how big a problem this could possibly be.
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Post by collegestudent22 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:37 am

Freakonomics. Walking a mile drunk is about 8 times as dangerous as driving a mile drunk. You are only really "safe" if you call a cab or take a bus.
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Post by mikejcpt » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:15 am

Deacon wrote:That said: how big a problem is this really??
Well, I asked one of my faculty members currently on sabbatical in NZ right now.
Purdue professor wrote:Yes, they do like to drink here, especially the young people. Experienced Saturday night (from our bed) until the wee hours in the morning as our room faced the bar district. Quite interesting.
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Post by Deacon » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:38 am

collegestudent22 wrote:Freakonomics. Walking a mile drunk is about 8 times as dangerous as driving a mile drunk. You are only really "safe" if you call a cab or take a bus.
That's a poor use of vague estimates translated to raw numbers with no context. Besides, walking drunk may be dangerous to YOU, but driving drunk is dangerous to EVERYONE ELSE, including those who are walking next to it, drunk or otherwise.
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Post by ampersand » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:14 am

I'd be interested to hear from our resident Kiwi expert. Or at least his wife. I just find it amusing how here in the United States the emphasis is on drinking and driving with such slogans as "buzz driving is drunk driving" and of course "friends don't let other friends drive drunk." In New Zealand, it's about drinking and cooking.

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Post by collegestudent22 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:42 pm

Deacon wrote:Besides, walking drunk may be dangerous to YOU, but driving drunk is dangerous to EVERYONE ELSE, including those who are walking next to it, drunk or otherwise.
Walking drunk is not only dangerous to the person walking. People walking home drunk frequently stumble into the street, which could cause people driving next to that sidewalk harm, or other pedestrians. I'm not saying I agree with the statistic being accurate, but to say that the only danger from walking drunk is to yourself is completely inaccurate.
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Post by The Cid » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:04 pm

collegestudent22 wrote:You are only really "safe" if you call a cab or take a bus.
How often do you find yourself in the backseat of a taxi? Because "safe" isn't always the first word I'd use to describe the habits of some of the late night cabbies I've had.
collegestudent22 wrote:I'm not saying I agree with the statistic being accurate, but to say that the only danger from walking drunk is to yourself is completely inaccurate.
Are you taking into account the notion that one can be too drunk to drive, but still well within their ability to safely walk somewhere? It seems to me that most people who drink regularly can walk alright with a .08 BAC, which would be over-the-limit for driving here. Yes, a couple more drinks from there and the same person might need help walking home--and don't forget that a drunk person walking alone is basically a flashing neon target for muggers--but at that point the drinking itself is getting toward the level of physically dangerous.
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