By Rex Oâ€™Rourke
NEW YORK, NY – A hangover is an amazing experience. Nothing is more painful, yet joyous… Meaningless, yet profound. A good hangover is a work of art and, unfortunately, not everyone gets art. First of all, the seeds of a good hangover are sown in friendship, not in adult beverages. Both are needed; but only friendship can cause mind-splitting, brain-busting, cerebral discomfort. Endless bar banter, arguments, and debates result in that â€œjust one moreâ€ mentality that really kills brain cells. This usually happens with people you know, and know well, because lets face it: no one wants to get loaded with a stranger.
Only when one is drinking with friends do questions like the following become a life or death conundrum:
“Who played third base for the â€™87 Twins?”
Only then is world hunger solved, war ended, and plague cured.
Have you ever eavesdropped on someone elseâ€™s bar conversation at two in the morning? Thatâ€™s how you sound, and it ainâ€™t pretty my friend. But thatâ€™s okay because itâ€™s all part of the curing process for a good hangover.
In addition, all hangovers are like snowflakes; no two are the same. Some are fuzzy like a peach, others like a trip to the dentist, and still others resemble a sort of conquest over sobriety You just have to remember one thing about a hangover. It lets you know youâ€™re alive!
By the way, Gary Gaetti played third base for the ’87 Twins – and it’s last licks for the trivia game, which is the perfect mindlessness for a hangover. You have until Tuesday.
Until Next Week,
As of 3PM yesterday, here are the updated INTERLEAGUE TRIVIA GAME SCORES:
Time Warp Tony: 41-47
vinny fom brooklyn: 39-42 (not current)
Wisconsin Walt: 22 Â½ – 24 (not current)
Miss Sophia: 14-14 (not current)
Yankees Suck: 14-14 (not current
bosoxbruins04: 13-14 (not current)
Philly Phanatic: 13-14 (Disputed, not current)
temple: 13-14 (Disputed, not current)
Yankee Joe: 13-14 (not current)
buffalobilly84: 12 1/2- 14 (not current)
SchenectadyMets: 10 Â½ -13 (not current)
Samâ€™s-A-Fan: 12-14 (not current)
preacher: 6 1/2 â€“ 10 (not current)
jshanley1: 6-7 (not current)
Maria At Bat: 6-7 (not current)
Shaaban Allen aka chokonfish: 6-7 (not current)
Finns: 5-7 (not current)
Linda: 5-7 (not current)
acegrocki: 5-5 (not current)
Worontzoff: 3 1/2 -4 (not current)
hungryshasky: 3 1/2 (not current)
jgclancy: 3-5 (not current and has NO SOUND on computer)
Joel â€œFellaâ€ Feliciano: 2-2 (not current)
Joe â€œFaceâ€ DeSapio: 3-4 (not current)
Frosty: 0-1 (not current)