Here are the official numbers one drink is either 1.5 ounces of hard liquor, 5 ounces of wine or 12 ounces of beer or a wine cooler.
To put that in perspective, every Friday, the Serpentine One and I sit down to wine and cheese to unwind at the end of the week. If we both drank three drinks, that would polish off the bottle and then some. I don't think we have ever managed that.
I have four other thoughts:
- Don't drink wine coolers in any quantity. Life is too short to waste it on crap experiences like that. What profit it a man or woman to live longer if they waste the life God gave them on stuff like wine coolers or reality TV.
- The one indisputable fact these studies have established is that drinking is not bad for most people. It just isn't.
- Binge drinking, although much maligned by the puritans, strikes me as a normal thing for someone in their late teens or early twenties to do. Most people reach a point where they just naturally move on.
- BUT, and this is a huge qualification, anyone who has seen the damage alcoholism does first hand or has seen the huge role it plays in family violence and other crimes can tell you just how bad alcohol is for some people.
By the way, almost everything I say above about alcohol I suspect is true of porn as well.