Not A Good Idea
New Zealand has a national drinking day called National Crate Day
. During which revelers are challenged drink one dozen 745 mil. bottles of beer. This years celebration in Christchurch ended with police called out by homeowners to rein in the drunken partiers. The unruly drunks were hearded down the street and out of the neighborhood by athorities. Who could have seen that coming?
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
A national day of drunkeness? I can't see how that could ever be anything but a huge clusterf^*k.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 12/02/12 at 05:03 PM
Sounds like the kind of elite crowd that would benefit from the sage advice of the Bum Wine site http://www.bumwine.com/
. Particularly the appreciations to be found at http://www.bumwine.com/guestbook6b/guestbook.php
If a dozen cops were able to herd hundreds of them along, they can't have been too unruly. Thank God they weren't Australian beer drinkers. New Zealanders are much easier to manage.
Posted by Harvey on 12/02/12 at 07:56 PM
KIWI=Keen Interest Without Intelligence. That's what my buddy from NZ said!
As for the day of National drunkenness, DAYS! would be more like it here!The 4th, cinco De Mayo, St.Patty's Day,Superbowl Sunday, Name your faves and add'em to the list!
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/02/12 at 08:34 PM
New Years Eve of course honey!
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 12/02/12 at 10:29 PM
Growing up in my home town (half German half Irish) most of the men only got drunk once a year on NY's day. Of course, they'd not yet sobered up from the previous NY's day but hay, that's only once!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/02/12 at 11:35 PM
Booze, such a terrible drug, but still loved by millions. It is beyond me why though; there are much better drugs out there which don't damage society, but they were outlawed years ago.
Posted by dumbledoor in Hell on 12/03/12 at 07:30 AM
I can just picture the scene - dozens of police herding along drunken revelers, bullwhips cracking overhead ...
Move 'em on, head 'em up,
Head 'em up, move 'em out,
Move 'em on, head 'em out, Kiwis!
Set 'em out, ride 'em in
Ride 'em in, let 'em out,
Cut 'em out, ride 'em in, Kiwis.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 12/03/12 at 09:44 AM
St. Patrick's Day for amateurs.
Are the crates for bringing the booze, or for getting the celebrants home?
Posted by tadchem on 12/03/12 at 10:25 AM
A full-blooded Irishman only gets drunk once in his life. Then he stays that way.
My Grandfather (Thomas Francis McGrath) drank a case (24 bottles) of beer every day, starting before breakfast. He would finish it before dinner, after which he would start in on his evening fifth of Irish whiskey.
No brag; just fact.
Posted by tadchem on 12/03/12 at 10:32 AM
I live in NZ (although I'm not a proper Kiwi) but I feel I must clarify.
"Crate day" is a radio station promo. Don't assume that anyone actually adheres to it. It's just one bunch of loud shock jocks trying to start something.
Apparently, the idea is to _share_ a crate with friends. Not drink 9 litres of beer on your own. It's meant to be a way to socialise and celebrate the first day of summer (officially).
So please, don't judge the whole country by the behaviour of some students. They don't make good decisions at the best of times anyway.
Posted by Sebastian in New Zealand on 12/03/12 at 04:22 PM
We have plenty of drunken bashes over here too Sebastian, nothing to judge you about sweetie.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 12/03/12 at 07:49 PM
What?!? Us, judgmental???? Never!
Of course anyone who indulges in the devil's drink isn't going to be allow onto the mother ship!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/04/12 at 12:27 AM
Live in New Zealand, slightly further south than Christchurch, never heard of national crate day, we have a national nude day though.
Posted by Jen in New Zealand on 01/26/13 at 04:35 AM
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