Wednesday, September 6, 2006


The nephew of a friend of mine has died of alcohol poisoning. He was a 19 year old college student.How long are we going to wink at college drinking? "I know it increases highway deaths, accidental injury and unwise sex but let them have a little fun. They're just college students!" What a load of crap! Put aside for the moment the fact that this was illegal drinking. If we expect 19 and 20 year olds who do not have the good fortune to be be born rich and/or academically inclined to go out and get real jobs, pay rent, die in Iraq, etc, why do frat boys get a free pass to be stupid? Other young men do some pretty stupid things too but they don't get a I'm-in-college-so-I get-to-be-stupid card.

My wife's comment was that she had been warned of the longterm dangers of drinking but never the real risk of alcohol poisoning.

(Originally posted on myspace)

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