Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Robin Williams on Alcoholics
His is a reasonable theory about blackouts--your conscience is vacating the scene: "Dude, you're about to fuck a hobbit--see ya!"
Some of the most ridiculous things I've ever done happened when I was in a total blackout.
I once asked a friend I had gotten--ahem, a little too friendly with--when I was drunk why she had gone along with it. "Couldn't you tell I was in a blackout?"
"No. I just thought you were drunk."
Leaving the preposterousness of that aside (how sexy is a drunk? Not very), I asked, "Was I repeating myself a lot?"
"Yes. Yes, you were."
"That's how you know someone is in a blackout."
And then you're stuck in the awful position of realizing you've just fucked your friend and when you're sober, you are about as romantically interested in her as in a whiteboard eraser. It's a mess.
If this describes you, get sober.