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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

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John Emerson

Two drinks a night do not make you "someone like me" in the sense that you intended the phrase, except maybe to your mom and Dear Abby. Normally I'm an Anglophobe, but I have to stick up for them in this case.

SEK

Keep in mind that, while in England, I picked up their habit for understatement.

SeanH

I have absolutely no idea where your hosts saw fit to take you.

SEK

Camden Town, of course.

Dominic Fox

"You guys drink like someone's about to take it away from you..." - Rich Hall

SeanH

Ah, there's your problem.

josef_kaye

At fifteen minutes to closing, my friends would buy three pints for each of us--this is after we had been drinking for four hours at a steady (if that is the word) clip--and proceed to finish them before my horrified gaze. As with you, these guys and girls were all from the upper end of the educated classes. I thought I was a fair drinker but on a dedicated night I can't put away much more than half of what a UK Classics PhD throws downs in an average evening. My two months in London were quite an education.

Naadir Jeewa

Camden's a fairly average place to get plastered.

I just saw on Facebook, someone I know is thinking of sending their child to a boarding school in Berkshire who offers discounts if you're a pub landlord.

"As with you, these guys and girls were all from the upper end of the educated classes. I thought I was a fair drinker but on a dedicated night I can't put away much more than half of what a UK Classics PhD throws downs in an average evening."

Well, try and put away what a UK mature student union hacktivist in Bloomsbury throws down in an average evening. I tried that for a few months last year, and am still regretting it.

John Emerson

A thousand years of high British and Irish culture mocked by some rube from the land of Huey Long and Gerald L. K. Smith. .

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Oh dear... What have I done...

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And when and why did you walk to the other place? Did you lose your Oyster card or something? Jeez...

SEK

I slightly altered the facts to protect your identity, you doofus. As for when I walked down there, it was either the day I returned from Adam's or the day I returned from Manchester. I distinctly remember having returned and you having been busy, but you and I did so much walking it's all blurred together in my head.

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One more thing. Was at my daughter's primary school yesterday, waiting near the office while my wife paid the lunch money for the term. Other mums in a circle, talking about what they did with their Easter breaks, turned instantly into mega-hangover comparisons. "I still can't see straight, four days later, and am headed home to be sick in the toilet." "Right, well, my husband and I were thrown out of Greece for fouling their pavements the morning after the second to last night..."

These were moms of four year olds, mind you. Four year olds who were on the trips with them.

Interesting country.

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SEK and I are BFF now, I hope everyone knows that. I mean, he just called me a doofus!

The cats and the Greek place miss you.

alkau

Have you tasted the water over there. If you did you have the answer - You must drink to get the liquid needed for you to live, so why not drink something that taste well enough to drink!

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