Discussion in 'Live Action, Clone Wars & Classics' started by G-FETT, Jul 1, 2007.
It was in jest!
The only illicit I've done is weed, and I was unimpressed.
I'll take a good Cuban cigar any day over weed.
And you'll like this
@AF. I'm watching an episode of the Colbert Report where he's interviewing an editor of the southern magazine Oxford American. Stephen says he's from the south, namely Charleston, SC. The guy says, "[SC] is kinda north from where we sit" to which a shocked Stephen retorts "Sir, sir. All roads lead north from Charleston"
I am naturally high.
Give me good beer (and I do mean good beer, not cheapo watered-down American ****), pinot noir or pinot grigio any day.
Quick question for you U.K people- I'll be going to London this summer (for the first time) with my younger brothers. They aren't over 18, but I'm allowed to bring them to pubs and whatnot, right?
How young are they? And are you planning on getting trashed or just getting pub meals? These are the current laws regarding children and alcohol consumption (source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6598867.stm):
It is illegal to give an alcoholic drink to a child under five except under medical supervision in an emergency.
It is thought the Children Act 1908 made provision for parents to give alcohol to a very young child, where it could be considered an anaesthetic in cases of acute injury.
Children under 16 can go anywhere in a pub as long as they are supervised by an adult, but cannot have any alcoholic drinks.
However some premises may be subject to licensing conditions preventing them from entering, for example pubs which have experienced problems with underage drinking.
16 TO 17-YEAR-OLDS
Young people aged 16 or 17 can drink beer, wine or cider with a meal if it is bought by an adult and they are accompanied by an adult.
It is illegal for this age group to drink spirits in pubs even with a meal.
It is illegal for people under 18 to buy alcohol in a pub, off-licence, shop or elsewhere.
And in most cases, it is against the law for anyone to buy alcohol for someone under 18 to drink in a pub or a public place.
It is legal for adults to buy alcohol for children over four to drink in the home.
Under the Confiscation of Alcohol (Young Persons) Act 1997, police have powers to confiscate alcohol from under 18s drinking in public places including streets and parks.
My last hour at work has gone like this:
"Ok, lets go to start."
"I shut the laptop down!"
"Lets click on the program icon on your desktop."
"This is a laptop."
"The desktop on your laptop, where your background picture is. Do you see some little icons?"
"This is a laptop."
"Lets click double click with your mouse."
"This is a laptop."
-Inside of my computer.-
"Lets click on drive C on your computer."
"This isn't a computer its laptop! There is no C in Dell."
Generally, yeah. There's the odd pub that wouldn't let someone in if they think they're under 18, but in my experience they're very much in the minority. In terms of the law, you can only buy an under 18 alcohol if they're also having a meal.
I always appreciate your work anecdotes Seerow.
Really? I can just imagine 5 year olds getting smashed at the dinner table.
LOL, that's great.
@KenobiSkywalker lives in the Charleston area and I go down there every year right before Christmas; we do a family get-together for my Dad's side of the family.
Georgia is still Southern but Florida is Snowbird Land with a bit of twang here and there. Eh,
@Seerow ? And honestly, Charlotte is much the same due to people from elsewhere transplanting here to work for the banks.
Those are interesting UK alcohol laws. I can't imagine giving my kids a beer with their meals. But OTOH the US is a bit puritanical, I think teenagers should be able to drink.
All that said, I got wasted a lot more in France than I did in London. Maybe because my friend warned me against the quick effects of Strongbow and told me that no, I was not ordering another pint because she wasn't carrying me back to the hotel.
Most times you'd assume the parents were responsible enough to moderate their childrens' alcohol consumption. But many of them can't even moderate their own consumption.
Assuming good parenting. I see you're new here.
To Earth I mean.
You're telling me?! Australians are stereotypically alcoholics...and it's true. I see lots of alcoholics around. Any VB fans?
@ImNotAStarWarsFanboy I was thinking about getting smashed...Not for a formal meal or whatever. When I was underage it was easy to do get drinks and go to Mediterranean bars in Paris and Amsterdam, but I've heard that England was much stricter than other European countries.
That's interesting, considering an Australian dude has fallen in love with my sister and plans to move here to the States to be with her. Should be very interesting if he goes through with it.
And I was about 13 the first time I went to Europe. Had my first wine in Italy, under parental supervision. Didn't think much of it then, since I was more obsessed with pasta than wine.
Of course, not every Australian is an alcoholic...just lots of them. I'm sure he's a nice guy.
So are lots of Yanks.
It's mostly because we English know not how to drink in consideration. It's have a sip or get hammered. There's no in between.
In terms of your brothers, it's drink in a house, or not at all unfortunately then. There are, of course, pubs that will serve 16-18 year olds (illegal though it may be, some pubs just don't really care). It's up to you what you decide to do.
For the GoT fans out there...
I'm half Ukrainian and half Scots-Irish, so being an alcoholic is pretty much a cultural tradition
Oh yeah, half the folks in Sam's this weekend. And as for southern twang, IDK, no one ever seems to actually be from Florida.
I rewatched the anime Wolf's Rain over the weekend and finished the last three episodes tonight. Not as good as I remembered it.
LACWAC has picked up quite a few newbs recently. That's a good thing, more people means more discussion.
I think the whole site has picked up more traffic, I saw over 500 people online on the JCF main page and it kinda shocked me. Four hundred were guests, but still.