Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wisconsin does not have a "unique" "drinking culture"

I've been critical here and elsewhere when people hyperventilate about how the "drinking culture" of Wisconsin is the worst in the world. As if no where else on Earth does anyone ever drink to excess at a bar or sporting event, or fail to learn the lesson after the first DUI. I know we all want to think we're special, but we're not. Spending any time at all outside of Wisconsin should clear that right up, unless you're spending it with practicing Mormons.
A 33-year-old college professor was arrested on drunken driving charges twice in the same night following separate traffic stops in the city, authorities said.
Madison? LaCrosse? Must be Platteville, right?

Utica.

The problem is not the culture of Wisconsin. The problem is stupid people. And they live everywhere.

2 comments:

Shoebox said...

I spent a lot of time in USNY, much of it killing time in the evenings in a bar or restaurant. I never thought they took a second seat to anywhere in the midwest on the alcohol consumption front.

Amy said...

The problem is not the culture of Wisconsin. The problem is stupid people. And they live everywhere.

It's the stupid people and the stupid, feel-good, PC Nanny Staters who make excuses for stupid, irresponsible behavior.