Booze Nooze: Alcohol Accident at Cod Fish Races

2009-07-29 newspaperSome people watch Cod Fish Race just to see the wrecks…

A Smoke

Artist's rendition of the scene immediately before the melee

Artist's rendition of the scene immediately before the melee

bumper sticker01Currently Drinking: Water. i actually had a dry day today.

56Hangover forecast: Sunny. Like i said, i had a dry day.

2 thoughts on “Booze Nooze: Alcohol Accident at Cod Fish Races

  1. I always thought “Bangor, Maine” as a funny name for a city… You knowwww, how it is pronounced. (ref. to the original article which is in the Bangor Daily News) It would be funny if they started making the alcoholic beverage Dickens Cider in Bangor, Maine. Heh.

    Okay, anyway, the original article also refers to this as a “melee.” From Wikpedia: “(pronounced /ˈmɛleɪ, ˈmeɪleɪ/, from the French mêlée, pronounced: [mɛːle]) generally refers to disorganized close combat involving a group of fighters. A melee ensues when groups become locked together in combat with no regard to group tactics or fighting as an organized unit; each participant fights as an individual. The French term is the feminine past participle of the verb mêler “to mix”. Nominalized, it refers to any confused tangle or agitated scramble, in particular unordered combat. The term descends from Old French meslede, from Vulgar Latin misculāta “mixed”, from Latin miscēre “to mix”; compare mélange, milieu.”

    Shoulda known it has its roots in Vulgar Latin as well as French. Oh those Romans and French. Can blame them for a lot of the roots of the aggravation of the human condition, methinks! 🙂

    Just another incident that makes me think NORML has it right: weed ought to be decriminalized. We need to reform marijuana law. There ought to be a ban on alcohol and not weed. If people smoked weed instead of drank booze, this kind of stuff would not happen. Everyone would have been too blissed out to care about petty, materialistic things, and would focus more on enjoying the day.

    This got me thinking about aggression, though, too, and what it is about alcohol that fuels aggression. I found some interesting reading here:

    “Depletion of brain serotonin increases aggression. ”

    Soooo, I might infer that alcohol messes with brain chemistry and seratonin… Sounds like I ought to campaign to have chocolate pot become legal and serve it up at public functions instead of beer, eh? Maybe I should make a blog that is pro-weed and lobby as the Wishful Pothead. Maaaan, it has been a long time since I have partaken. Since I am off alcohol, I wonder how Dr. Green and I would do. I wonder how it would be to be to have the munchies and stay gluten-free…..

  2. “would focus more on enjoying the day.” Would HAVE focused….. Pro’lly there are more. i know you will catch them….. Still wish there were a “preview comment and edit” feature here…..

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