My kind of party

College roommate and professor of pre-columbian archaeology at the University of Kansas, John Hoopes, writes me on Facebook about the mounting online lunacy of the end-of-the-world movement that is based on some Aztec Mayan calendar saying 2012 is when it all goes down.

Professor Hoopes sent me a link to a profile of a new age end of world visionary named Pinchbeck — the new Timothy Leary — who in a Rolling Stone article was described as preparing for a forthcoming drug trip thusly:

Pinchbeck wore Depends and a blindfold, and kept a plastic vomit bucket by his head.

Classic! Reminds me of a college drinking game called “The 100” — where the aim was to drink four cases of Budweiser (and four singles) between 6 pm on Friday and 6 pm on Sunday. This looks easy on paper, but is nearly impossible as it requres two beers per hour (assuming zero sleep). Whatever, I was never in the same league as Pinchbeck, though I did know some guys who donned hockey helmets before opening a bottle of surgical ether in their room in the event of unconsciousness and head injuries.

Update: It is midnight Thursday to midnight Sunday according to drinkwap.com. I recall it was 48 hours, not 72.

Good luck John with dispelling the end of world stuff. We’re all counting on you.

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

3 thoughts on “My kind of party”

  1. You are obviously a very bright guy, David, so I assume you either refrained from the college drinking games or you found a way to commute your brain cells’ death sentence from a certain demise. Many of mine, I fear, have long been relegated back to the galactic dust.

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  2. Reminds me of Fake Steve’s description of how he invented the iPhone. (“Ever try making a phone work with only one button? It’s a lot harder than you’d think.”)

    Maybe there’s something to it.

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