The benefits of intoxication

It is becoming apparent to me that pubs are designed to be particularly inducing to the consumption of alcohol. This is why they always have darts and pool on offer in pubs.

Darts and pool are unique in the world of sporting and recreation. These two games are the only ones, where your skill can actually improve as you get more intoxicated.

No, really. At one of those funny business retreat/conference things the other week, it was observed that at least two subjects who got drunk could

  1. throw darts straight onto the dartboard from outside
    the room, with inexplicable accuracy
  2. with minimum preparation, use the pool cue to hit the white very fast in a random direction, somehow potting two balls at once

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.