On a semi-related subject ....
My brother is now scared to use his hoover after a hefty night on the town last Friday resulted in *cough* illness, which he was in no fit state to clear up at the time and which, hours later, he - erm - hoovered up! He's worried if he switches it on now it might a) smell a bit and/or b) it might deposit its contents all over the floor!
ROTFLMAO (if I hadn't been driving at the time)!
"They should ban alcohol, there's absolutely no good points to be put forward for it as far as I'm concerned, it makes everyone who drinks it a complete knobhead."
You took the words right out of my mouth (or in this case, off of my keyboard).
Having a little drink every now and then, and *shock horror* getting a bit drunk every now and then, is no awful thing.
If drink turns someone into a bastard, I think that says more about aspects of that person's personality, rather than simply that drinking is "bad".
Drinking isn't a bad thing, and I don't know how well the strict rules work in the US, but in England I can't see the point-people just turn stupid, and I can't think of anyone who's done anything they're proud of whilst pissed. I don't think that people who get wasted now and again should feel bad, nor do I hold myself to a higher standard, I've been down that road myself plenty of times-I've just yet to find someone who can give me a convincing argument FOR alcohol, when there are so many against it.