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That's Life -- The aftermath of a night out. (VERY NOT SAFE FOR WORK!!! or lunch)
posted by empath (50 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm thinking he needs an exorcist more than some Alka Seltzer.

Quite amusing.

Cheers!
posted by Samizdata at 12:30 AM on February 13, 2011


Amateur.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:40 AM on February 13, 2011


The protagonist, I mean. The film itself was funny and well-made.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:41 AM on February 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


I told you men pee in sinks!
posted by Meatbomb at 12:59 AM on February 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Everything I could possible say here would require a SPOILER! tag.

It's disgusting and totally not safe for mixed company, either.
Thanks! What a gigglefest!
posted by artof.mulata at 1:42 AM on February 13, 2011


Ah yes, the old 'wrong apartment' gag. A fine example of the traditional craft, mixed in with scenes of quaint danish traditions this is a hearty tale indeed.
posted by Catfry at 1:56 AM on February 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Can we have a house rule that any Metafilter thread involving hygiene, peeing, seats up/down and handwashing must link to this video?

No?

Good.
posted by zippy at 2:58 AM on February 13, 2011


When I was a lad we used to pride ourselves on being able to drink like a beast without behaving like one as a result. I still do, all these years later.

Kids today, Red Bull and Bud generation, buncha pussies, lawn, etc.
posted by Decani at 4:30 AM on February 13, 2011 [4 favorites]


I vaguely remember a similar drunk point of view music video posted to the blue years ago. It was less comedic. I think it was techno.
posted by The White Hat at 6:00 AM on February 13, 2011


Jesus. Nothing like amateur night.
posted by ZaneJ. at 6:28 AM on February 13, 2011


The White Hat, you may be referring to "Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy.
posted by angeline at 6:29 AM on February 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


I can vouch for the plausibility of this film's central premise.
posted by bonobothegreat at 6:53 AM on February 13, 2011 [7 favorites]


all this 'amateur' talk seems to forget that this is a tale from the life of frank sinatra, a class A pro drinker. The amateur would have been in his own house.

Great video and an important message to the youth.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:57 AM on February 13, 2011


The White Hat, you may be referring to "Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy.

Yep, that'd be it.
posted by The White Hat at 6:58 AM on February 13, 2011


The lack of a mirror in the bathroom just made it too unbelievable.
posted by orme at 6:59 AM on February 13, 2011


Agreed. I feel like it should have taken place in a kitchen if they didn't want to show the actor's face.

Plus, who hasn't gotten a little tipsy and decided to take care of business in the dishwasher?
posted by Loto at 7:13 AM on February 13, 2011


Oh, a similar situation lead to an old man being beat to death here a couple years ago.
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:20 AM on February 13, 2011


As a non-drinker, I am curious: do people actually seek out this state, or is it always an accident "I drank too much and didn't realize it?" I have a cousin who routinely gets black out drunk and actively seeks that level of inebriation, and putting the safety issues aside, I'm mystified as to why you would want to do that to yourself.
posted by shen1138 at 8:35 AM on February 13, 2011 [4 favorites]


It's fun, that's why.
posted by thirteenkiller at 8:49 AM on February 13, 2011 [4 favorites]


That was one ugly fake penis.
posted by farishta at 8:51 AM on February 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


shen1138 as a long time non-drinker who now drinks socially I have to say while I enjoy getting buzzed sometimes I do not like being so drunk that I feel I have no control. However I know others do actively seek that. YMMV
posted by MrBobaFett at 8:59 AM on February 13, 2011


Hey, I really need to go to a meetup and make some metafilter friends- my 'real-life' friends are starting to get disturbed by the videos I've been sending lately...can't wait for the reaction to this one! And Shen1138...it's like a curve, the drinks make things more fun after one, two, three, but sometimes there's the point where it levels off and stops getting more fun and you should stop...but you don't. Then, as the video indicates, things may go rapidly downhill from there.
posted by bquarters at 9:10 AM on February 13, 2011


So that's where John went last night! Last I saw him, he was drunkenly sprinting uptown, shouting something about "the bananalegs".
posted by Krazor at 9:45 AM on February 13, 2011


As a non-drinker, I am curious: do people actually seek out this state, or is it always an accident "I drank too much and didn't realize it?"

One of the things about booze is that the drunker you are the worse your decision making gets. You can go from "I'm kinda drunk but just one more drink" to "Oh my head, what happened last night and where am I?"
posted by ghharr at 9:47 AM on February 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


As a non-drinker, I am curious: do people actually seek out this state, or is it always an accident "I drank too much and didn't realize it?" I have a cousin who routinely gets black out drunk and actively seeks that level of inebriation, and putting the safety issues aside, I'm mystified as to why you would want to do that to yourself.

It's like procrastination, or not-working-out, or eating junk food, or any number of things the average person does thoughtlessly and then regrets later.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 10:01 AM on February 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


The vomiting of diarrhea was a creative touch.
posted by dr_dank at 10:19 AM on February 13, 2011


The film quality was good, music good. I wonder what the creator of this piece would do with other subject matter such as world hunger or cancer research? (or perhaps the digestibility of a hamburger?)
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posted by ~Sushma~ at 10:35 AM on February 13, 2011


A guy pisses all over the place, vomits all over the place and then sees he's not in the right apartment. Best of the web indeed. Real talent, real creative. Think, people.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 10:39 AM on February 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why would you watch it. I thought it was pretty clear with the 'not safe for work or lunch' and the 'tags' that it was going to be gross.
posted by empath at 10:54 AM on February 13, 2011


A guy pisses all over the place, vomits all over the place and then sees he's not in the right apartment.

The Aristocrats!
posted by zippy at 11:10 AM on February 13, 2011 [3 favorites]


This... this is really not what I come to MetaFilter for.
posted by Hargrimm at 11:46 AM on February 13, 2011 [2 favorites]


Another non-drinker here, just to mention that it also seems like in addition to any intrinsic enjoyment from actually getting drunk some people seem to really revel in telling stories about how drunk they got on particular occasions. (Which makes sense to me if it's something that you're really into, it's kind of like a car guy telling stories about his car or a computer guy telling stories about his computer.)
posted by XMLicious at 12:07 PM on February 13, 2011


Clicked link. Saw preview screen grab. Ran away.
posted by dry white toast at 12:38 PM on February 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well, as a sometime drinker who used to be a much more serious drinker, just let me say alcohol doses are hard to meter. You get up to a good point, then you determine to stay there. It can be difficult to reach just that spot over and over again. More often that not, you end up overshooting the mark.

Or, if you are like me, and the now ex-wife is asking you to dance, you have another G&T so the knees don't remind you of their arthritic presence.
posted by Samizdata at 12:45 PM on February 13, 2011


Oh, those Danes and their alcoholism...
posted by LordSludge at 1:10 PM on February 13, 2011


People drink modestly because it reduces stress and anxiety and might even be good for you. Sure you could meditate or cuddle a puppy or something but alcohol is a drug, and it works reliably.

I also have a personal theory that some of us are self-medicating for diabetes. Alcohol reduces your blood sugar significantly, and at levels which are not addressed by the usual diabetes medications. Being pre-diabetic I have noticed that if I completely stop drinking it becomes much more difficult to control my blood sugar via diet alone, and once my fasting glucose hits 160 or so the gout and hemorrhoids show up and I start gaining weight.

People drink heavily because the more buzzed you get the more your judgement is impaired, and it makes you feel good and we instinctively want more of things that are making us feel good. Even when we know what will happen the next day the drug itself makes its siren song harder to resist the more of it you have had.

And people drink heavily even when they know better than to get started because, even when it ends badly it's still fun getting to the bad part.

(FWIW I drink what most people would consider pretty heavily, but I've only hurled because of it three or four times in the 20 years I've been drinking, and in all of those situations it was because I was unaware of the potency of what I was drinking. Also when I get very drunk I get sleepy instead of belligerent, which is probably a blessing.)
posted by localroger at 1:44 PM on February 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


The lack of a mirror in the bathroom just made it too unbelievable.

For me, it was the fact that he was sporting a semi when he was supposed be rat-arsed drunk.

Clearly it had been carefully fluffed for the camera's benefit.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:50 PM on February 13, 2011


The continuity error with the toothpaste ruined the artistic moment for me.
posted by zippy at 2:37 PM on February 13, 2011


Imagine all that could happen if Sushma applied her commenting prowess to world peace.

The short made me giggle but then again I have done some mildly embarrassing things while drunk (drinking PBR off the floor at a DC MeFi meet-up and then vomiting on the Metro ride home, for instance).
posted by Loto at 3:00 PM on February 13, 2011


Oh wow! Just in time for Valentine's Day!
posted by jeffburdges at 4:42 PM on February 13, 2011


Seriously, who hasn't done this?

*raises hand tentatively*
posted by DU at 6:22 PM on February 13, 2011


With regard to the drinking question, and for further fun in the personal anecdote domain, I drink pretty regularly but never get black-out drunk, mostly because I think it's really stupid and I'd probably have to throw up to get there (another thing I generally avoid like the plague). Naturally I know some people who do drink to reach levels of brown-out or full-on black-out quite regularly (and many of them brag about it, as mentioned upthread), and I know people who think that it's not normal to go out drinking without vomiting the night before or the morning after. I'm not sure what it's about, because I like to drink but terrible decision-making (which is bound to happen if you lose your cognitive abilities) and general physical pain aren't things I find enjoyable.
posted by nonmerci at 6:49 PM on February 13, 2011


ROFVnP?
posted by zippy at 6:52 PM on February 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Here is where we learn about the benefits of sitting down to pee...
posted by honey-barbara at 7:55 PM on February 13, 2011


One reason people tend to get too drunk, which is kind of hard to see from sobriety's vantage point, is the thirst that alcohol induces intersecting with reduced inhibitions.

I was out one time and thinking to myself, "I do not want to be any drunker than I am now. I do not want to have any more to drink," and actually catching myself raising the bottle to my lips at the exact same moment because I'm super thirsty and there's a drink in my hand. It's a feedback loop.

One of my other difficulties, which I expect also applies to many, is that I'm a much lighter drinker than most of my friends, but it's hard not to follow their pacing. This is especially true a) when you're sharing something like a pitcher or b) when someone goes to buy a round and checks to see if you need something or heads to the fridge. And as much as I understand that I should not pace myself on what they're doing, the same reduced judgment makes this progressively harder to remember.

Many times, also, I can want to stop but have company that strongly tries to persuade me not to do so. "Oh, come on, one more drink." Again, reduced inhibitions lowers my resistance.

Lastly, the threshold of poor judgment is always closer than you think. I've learned that when I go out with friends, two pitches shared is good. The problem is that a third pitcher wouldn't be too drunk - a third pitcher in and of itself would be fine. But the third pitcher always makes me say yes to the fourth. So you actually have to look not at how drunk you are when the third pitcher is offered, but anticipate how drunk you will be when it's done. Which took a few days of work of "God I wish we hadn't had that fourth one" to figure out.
posted by neuromodulator at 8:48 PM on February 13, 2011


Meh. Definitely not the best of the web IMO (flagged as such). Not because it's gross or offensive, just stupid and not worthy of a FPP. Plus, that fake penis was stupid. :)
posted by 1000monkeys at 9:37 PM on February 13, 2011


generally someone who drinks to the point of black out is an alcoholic. it's a huge red flag of problem drinking and isn't something people just fall into accidentally by having that one extra drink too many. alcoholism isn't the frequency someone drinks, you can drink once every few months and still be one. it's that they can't have a few and call it a night, hence drinking to the level that they physically can't anymore.
posted by andywolf at 9:44 PM on February 13, 2011


Definitely not the best of the web IMO (flagged as such).

There's no such flag.
posted by empath at 6:17 AM on February 14, 2011


Just for a change in the narrative, I've been in this video's shoes a few times. I laughed until I cried (both at the video, and possibly at the time).
posted by notionoriety at 8:07 PM on February 20, 2011



There's no such flag.


That's what OTHER is for :)
posted by 1000monkeys at 10:15 PM on February 20, 2011


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