The Tanks November 30, 2007Posted by Rambling Man in General Bloggery, Ireland & the Irish.
Tags: bad behaviour, binge drinking, drinking culture
Unfortunately I feel the need to share this story with the world – and you see why I started the paragraph with the word “unfortunately” as the story rolls out …
It concerns a group of twenty something burly lads from England who call themselves “The Tanks” and appeared the other evening on one of these mind sickeningly boring reality TV shows called something like “Britain’s Booziest Bingers” or some such … can you see where this is heading ?
Well “The Tanks”, suitably clad in white t-shirts adorning their names, have to be the most disgusting group of individuals I’ve ever seen. They didn’t just get drunk and behave loutishly – they became violently ill from drinking and behaved in a way that if a sober person had done it, they’d be lifted within minutes. They were destroying their own lives and you felt from looking at the program, that if this was to be the pinnacle of someones hopes for the weekend, then we are living in a very dangerous society indeed.
One scene in particular captured the horrific nature of their behaviour … now everyone knows that any decent and honest lager lout cannot turn down a mate when he is dared to do something, lest he be seen as less of a hero or God forbid, gay * ! So Tank 1 dares Tank 2 to drink a pint of his piss ! Tank 2 gleefully accepts his dare and takes the steaming glass and downs it – riotous laughter from everyone and even more riotous puking from Tank 2 ensues … and then the master stroke ! Tank 2, in an effort not to look hopelessly inefficient in the face of a challenge, dares Tank 1 to drink the contents of the bucket he just threw up in ! And I won’t tell you what happened next …
What are the underlying reasons some people will do that ? I’m sure they all have normal, respectable homes and jobs and families and support normal football teams and walk their dogs and stuff – but is this the most enjoyment that they can perceive having ?
Western society has a bigger drink problem that it could ever realise – it goes to show that the ones in authority are not “drinkers” as the term applies to those idiots mentioned above, so therefore do not get the whole of the
pitcher picture. Not only do we have a drink problem in these islands but we also have a bravado problem … as is borne out on the streets of Cardiff and Dublin and Glasgow and Kilkenny etc. every Friday and Saturday night …
Tanks ? Planks, more like !
Note : Refusal to drink urine does not constitute homosexuality !