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Interesting social experiment by Harry over at Crooked Timber. Write a thoughtful post about childrearing, family life, demographic trends, and so on, and make a throwaway observation at the end about how you’ve never been drunk. What sort of comments does such a post attract? People writing in to report one of two things: that they’ve also never been drunk (or only once or not for 30 years or some such thing), or that they’re drunk right now.

For the record, I have been drunk on several occasions, but I’m not at all drunk at the moment (although I’ve been writing for the better part of the last nine hours so I’d really like to be), which is probably why I didn’t comment.

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