November 20, 2003

Our kind of athlete, giving all to his sport...

posted by vito90 to other at 09:19 AM - 10 comments

Darwin Awards for all of them, and jail for the organizer (he's been arrested on manslaughter charges). Death is not funny IMO even if it is stoopid.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:48 AM on November 20, 2003

"Five contestants ended up in intensive care. Those not in hospital turned up the next day, ostensibly for another drink." A handle bottle of vodka in one half-hour sitting! That might be a little much. I think the true heroes here are the people who came back the next day. Death is not funny IMO even if it is stoopid. Of course it is, and fie on you for being culturally insensitive to this time-honored traditional Russian contest.

posted by yerfatma at 10:56 AM on November 20, 2003

I imagine those who survived this really pity the dead. What a hell of a hangover that must be. Of course, recently where a pal of mine vomited blood in the streets of DC after swilling some vodka straight throughout the night, he later informed me from the ICU where we picked him up that a I.V. and a pumped stomach is a great hangover cure.

posted by corpse at 11:17 AM on November 20, 2003

Yeah, the dry heaves will cure a hangover too, after about 8 hours.

posted by yerfatma at 11:51 AM on November 20, 2003

"...within 20 minutes," said Roman Popov, a prosecutor pursuing the case in the town of Volgodonsk. This has gotta be a joke. That stuff is swill. We used it to clean the counters. /ex-bartender.

posted by forksclovetofu at 01:24 PM on November 20, 2003

I can only laugh...

posted by StarFucker at 03:55 PM on November 20, 2003

It's funny, 'cause I don't know him....

posted by salmacis at 04:40 PM on November 20, 2003

It's funny cause he lives far, far away. It's not like he's an American.

posted by vito90 at 09:13 PM on November 20, 2003

A few years back when I lived in South Boston, 2 guys were going shot for shot with goldschlager and both were found dead the next day. I haven't touched the stuff since.

posted by usfbull at 09:38 PM on November 20, 2003

Good choice. Not only did they die from drinking, but them look a little femmy to everyone they left behind.

posted by yerfatma at 06:52 AM on November 21, 2003

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