In the good old days, a university student could head out to the bars with five bucks and be assured of having enough money to get royally pissed. Indeed, she'd
usually have enough left over to intoxicate any piece of fluff she decided to make her conquest that particular night. We don't live in the 1920s anymore,
however, and Russia is quite a cab fare away. These days most university students have become resigned to a life of poverty, sobriety, or both.
But never fear, and grab your beer, Chris is here. Now my secrets on getting drunk cheap are yours!
- Be a Frosh (freshman)
It's not true that every frosh can be knocked into unconciousness by waving a tom collins under their nose, but as those of us who go hunting for frosh on
"New Kids night" at the local dance holes know, the phenomena is not rare. Frosh are usually young, inexperienced, and sometimes even illegal to entice
into your boudoir. If anyone can get drunk on five bucks, it's them.
- Be Female
Chivilry is not dead! While you ladies can't expect guys to risk their life, or miss an episode of star trek for you, you may still be able to get some alcohol
out of them. Try standing around the bar, sipping water with a grimace on your face. Dress slutty. Smile at guys as they walk by, the drunker, geekier the
better. If you want to get more than one drink out of a guy start talking about how hot it is. Act intoxicated. Become even more friendly. At an appropriate
time have a friend come by and "save you", then move on to the next guy.
- Try Medication
Sleeping pills. Allergy pills. If it says "do not take alcohol with this drug" or "do not operate a motorized vehicle while under the influence of this drug", it
must be good! Intelligent students such as ourselves, while not having a shred of pharmaceutical knowledge, can see that these statements are a plot by
alcohol producers to keep us buying large quantities of booze.
- If it Ends in 'ol', Drink It!
Alcohol isn't the only intoxicant ending in 'ol'. Methanol, Butanol and Propanol are all fine safe intoxicants, often available at bargain prices. Stay away
from aerosol, cholesterol, and drool.
- Sleep Deprivation and Sickness
For some reason, your body doesn't want you to have any fun, and actively fights alcohol poisoning. When you're sick, and tired, your body's defences
are at their lowest. This means its often one of the most cost effective times to get plastered! Best of all, if you puke, you can blame it on the flu.
- Try Antifreeze
Hey, ten thousand deranged alcoholic street people can't be wrong!
- Smash and Grab.
Drunk on less than five bucks? Try drunk for free! If you're smart enough to figure out your news reader, chances are you're smart enough to plan a little
Go to any bar and you'll usually see alcohol that people just don't want. Most often these finds will be at empty tables, with chairs with jackets on them
that people also don't want. Grab the booze, and the jackets, and leave. Do so stealthily though. You wouldn't believe how many losers will pretend that
they really wanted their cast offs. Finders keepers!
- Hang Around with Losers or Generous People (same thing)
Some people are crazed enough to buy alcohol for other people, and expect nothing in return. Well, they might expect after they buy you a round that
you'll do the same, but you never signed any contract. Generous people usually stop buying alcohol when they realize what a cheap bastard you are, but
losers will usually keep on doing it. They'll be so overwhelmed by the fact that you're actually talking to them, they won't worry about little details, like that
they're spending their tuition money to get you pissed.
- Make Beer Fast
Finger the originator of this article, an address will be given. Mail one beer to this address. Using saturation posting techniques, repost this article to
enough newsgroups for about a million people to see it. Within a few weeks you'll have received a million beers. In another few weeks the postal system