News, but not the serious kind
Now, a toast to the martyrs!
Yo Blog Guy, we had our office holiday party last night and some of the folks got SO hammered!
That’s just pathetic. There’s a reason why binge drinkers are reviled. Boozers, guzzlers, drunken buttheads, lush-faced rum-suckers, martyrs, winos, souses, sots….
Excuse me, did you say MARTYRS?
Yeah, that’s a term they sometimes use for them in China. There was this police officer over there who went to a banquet, drank himself silly, then barfed and passed out on a couch, where he suffocated.
And then what happened?
The guy’s captain tried to declare him a martyr.
Hmmmm. I always thought there was more to martyrdom than that.
Apparently binge drinking is so serious in China that in one city, workplace injury regulations were recently amended to classify deaths caused by drinking as “workplace accidents.”
Thanks for the lesson, Blog Guy, Well, I’m off now to martyr myself for the cause.
Top: A bottle of “five grain” liquor is displayed in Beijing in a 2004 file photo. REUTERS/China Photos
Left: A woman vomits out onto a road from a taxi in central Beijing in a 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Russell Boyce