Friday, July 28th, 2000 #119
Why Alcohol is Bad for You The Drinking Binge
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This comic commemorates my 21st birthday, though, of course, it wasn't anything like this.

The summer of my 21st birthday, I was doing research in Pennsylvania as part of an undergraduate research project. The project concerned producing simulations to study the possibility that massive particles tunneling through potential barriers could achieve superluminal velocities, based off some experiments that suggested it might be possible for massless particles to do that. Unfortunately, our work indicated that the answer was no, no they don't. Science!

Anyway, I was 3000 miles from my friends and family, so I didn't have anyone to celebrate with, or anyone who even knew it was my birthday. But rather than get all pouty, I just stopped at a liquor store and bought a small bottle of Jack Daniels, my very first purchase of alcohol, legal or otherwise. To be honest, I hadn't really had any significant experience with alcohol prior to that, and I picked Jack Daniel's rather arbitrarily. I mean, it just seemed like a good, strong, manly drink to start my years of alcohol abuse with. And since I'm a giant pussy, I also bought a 2-liter of Coke to mix with it, making Jack and Coke's all night until one bottle or the other ran out. And while I don't remember which I ran out of first, I do remember that I finished both bottles that night. And in case you're wondering, surprisingly enough, I didn't get sick that night. I saved that honor for the following New Years'.

Nonetheless, I thought I would commemorate my birthday by having the Author getting drunk as well. While I was at it, I started the running theme of Mega Man getting shit-faced at every party as well. Oh, and you can see I used the same trailing effect from the White Space here, but it doesn't work as well with a colored background.
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