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Friday, October 19, 2007

Drinky Quiz!

posted by on October 19 at 12:45 PM

This just in from Hot Tipper Nic:

Not a Hot Tip, but a question: Who does Last Days think would win a drink-off between Jane Hague, Richard McIver, and Venus Velazquez? Would the veteran McIver’s experience win the day, or has he started slipping after decades of overindulging? Would the stick up Jane’s butt keep her upright even when she blacks out? Would Venus’ youth allow her to keep drinking all night, or would she show her inexperience by slamming shots early in the night and end up under the table? Inquiring minds need to know.

Dear Nic: Thanks for writing. In answer to your question, Last Days has no idea. And so we’ll turn the question over the city at large.

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Venus. Duh. And she won't think she's drunk, either.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 19, 2007 12:50 PM

I thought the same about Jane.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | October 19, 2007 1:00 PM

Mike McGavick. No contest.

Posted by Wa Dem | October 19, 2007 1:08 PM

A man vs two women in a drinking contest?

McIver in a walk-over. Or is it a drink-over? Either way, they'll certainly be hungover *RIMSHOT*

Posted by Gomez | October 19, 2007 1:09 PM

Gotta go with McIver. But if he loses, those two women are in for a hell of an asswhupping.

Posted by heywhatsit | October 19, 2007 1:11 PM

Jane by a mile. Busted up Pioneer Square bench-sitter face, lookin like Hedwig just came to in the alley. No competition.

Posted by tomasyalba | October 19, 2007 1:15 PM

I picked Jane Hague solely because of this sentence: "Would the stick up Jane’s butt keep her upright even when she blacks out?"

Posted by Scottie | October 19, 2007 1:44 PM

Gotta go with McIver - both Venus and Jane apparently see double after a couple glasses of wine, while McIver can at least get from bar to home without attracting the attention of the cops, and furthermore has the capacity to wait until he's off the street before going on a drunken rampage.

So, drink-for-drink I don't think there's any doubt he's going to hold up better than those two.

Posted by COMTE | October 19, 2007 1:46 PM


He's male, he has a larger body mass than either Venus or Jane.

Elementary blood alcohol math.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 19, 2007 1:55 PM

Definitely not Venus. She's a rank amateur next to McIver and Hague. They were knockin' 'em back before she was born.

Posted by N in Seattle | October 19, 2007 1:58 PM

Venus no way. "Two drinks" and she's crossing the double-yellows? Total lightweight.

Hague also claimed two drinks (wine, even) when she was pulled over, but she had that belligerence about her. She had the attitude of someone who drove wasted all the time and was appalled that she got pulled over.

McIver seems like more of a pro, holding court at the Four Seas on a regular basis, making it home each time, and returning to City Hall bright eyed and bushy tailed by 8am the next day.

I think McIver and Hague would be pretty even in the contest. Hague's hangover would be much worse though.

Posted by Mahtli69 | October 19, 2007 2:00 PM

#11, fully agree. Now, I know some women that are real pros, but even on a level playing field, men typically metabolize alcohol faster than women.

Posted by Dougsf | October 19, 2007 2:13 PM

This sounds like the sort of question that rightfully ought to be settled at Drinking Liberally (but maybe after the election).

McGavick as guest referee?

Posted by RonK, Seattle | October 19, 2007 2:41 PM

Jane Godden could take any and all of 'em.

Posted by Fnarf | October 19, 2007 2:55 PM

What about Jan Drago as the ref?

Posted by Dan | October 19, 2007 3:01 PM

I'd say Venus is disqualified because she wept and apologized, a sure sign of a novice alcoholic. McIver and Hague, however are unrepentant drunks. Still, I've gotta go with McIver due to his long blemished record. Go Dick go!

Posted by Gurldoggie | October 19, 2007 3:10 PM

Don't blame them for drinking and driving, it's not like they can hop an adequate mass transit system.

Posted by mattro2.0 | October 19, 2007 5:22 PM

Oh please. Jan Drago would obliterate these lightweights. I've been out drinking with her a couple of times over the years and she would leave these candyasses with their sorry heads crashed on the bar in a pool of spilled scotch, beer nuts and lime rinds in their hair with a thin line of drool trickling from their numb lips.

She'd then slide off her bar stool, trudge out the door and pour herself into the backseat of her driver's car for the ride home. Jan may be a lush with a liver like a petrified dinosaur egg, but she does plan ahead for these things.

Posted by Smartypants | October 20, 2007 11:25 AM

Jane and Richard. Let someone else play. Please, if you live in District 6, vote a write in of NONE. Then they can go off and cry in a bottle of merlot together. .

Posted by None For Six | October 29, 2007 6:17 PM

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