Dave and Jeff are drunk. It’s not as common an event as it should be, thanks in no small part to Dave’s affliction, which is discussed. Also discussed: Evo Morales, racking nards, short skirt prohibition and whether it should apply to cheerleaders, Jessica Alba’s non-nude scene, jobs plans with large fonts, and fictional catch-phrase for high-concept television. Enjoy.
At a UN retreat, a Chinese diplomat named Sha Zukang got drunk and gave an overly honest toast, singling out Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
“I know you never liked me Mr. Secretary-General — well, I never liked you, either,” Sha told Ban at a dinner attended by the U.N.’s top brass, according to a senior U.N. official who attended the event. “I didn’t want to come to New York. It was the last thing I wanted to do. But I’ve come to love the U.N. and I’m coming to admire some things about you.”
He also confessed he didn’t like one Bob Orr because “he’s an American and I really don’t like Americans”.
The owners of a $1,350,000 painting are suing a friend for losing it. He was helping them sell it, but he got wasted and lost it. He says he was too drunk to remember where it went. The painting’s owners are skeptical.
UPDATE: Painting found on the street.
Via Obscure Store.
According to a new study, heavy drinkers outlive nondrinkers. Their sample was 55-65 year-olds who had had some kind of recent outpatient care. They followed them for 20 years.
But even after controlling for nearly all imaginable variables — socioeconomic status, level of physical activity, number of close friends, quality of social support and so on — the researchers a six-member team led by psychologist Charles Holahan of the University of Texas at Austin found that over a 20-year period, mortality rates were highest for those who had never been drinkers, second-highest for heavy drinkers and lowest for moderate drinkers.
One possible explanation is that non-drinkers are likely to be less social and more depressed.
Via The Slatest.