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LZaza



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:42 am    Post subject: Boozing on the Battlestar Galactica Reply with quote

Okay, not going to be a politically correct topic, but then again, I haven't side-swiped any shuttles lately, so bear with me.

It was the seventies, and men of action, especially military men, were widely accepted as having a few drinks, and climbing into spaceships, fighter planes, and sports cars, before they all went out to save the universe, or the damsel in distress.

Yes, the officer's club figures prominently as the meeting place of choice, especially in fanfiction. Our boys hung out there, not the least bit concerned that a klaxon could alarm, and they would have to launch with a few grogs under their belts. In Hand of God, Tigh actually sent them all off to the bar for 'one' drink on Adama before they launched.

So with that in mind, what were the rules? We saw them all get polluted so badly they weren't even responding to the klaxon under Iblis' influence. Was there a cut off? Was anybody watching? Or were the Colonial Warriors their own sentinels when it came to wrapping their shaking hands around a mug of comfort?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It matters not that it was "the seventies". All military organizations have rules, and I am sure the Colonials are no exception. They were there, they were just never delineated, because it wasn't germaine to the story line. If you recall, in WOG, Tigh tells Adama, regarding "curfew for bridge officers", that "some leeway has been granted". Obviously, this was at serious variance with accepted or tolerated practice, hence Adama's anger. Under normal circumstances, any on-duty person, officer or enlisted, who went over the limit would have been put on report, and maybe warmed a cell for a while in the brig.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet, when Tigh offered Commander Kronus a drink in TTC, Adama looked at Tigh sympathetically when Kronus admonished him for drinking on duty.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and Adama was angry because it was Iblis granting the leeway in WOTG. Isn't that so?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LZaza wrote:
Yet, when Tigh offered Commander Kronus a drink in TTC, Adama looked at Tigh sympathetically when Kronus admonished him for drinking on duty.



True, but Tigh hadn't noticed the clock during the preceeding 0.000000001 centons, like Kronus had. Wink And I suspect Kronus was the sort who would have considered going to the turbo flush, or dying, as unauthorized activity while on duty!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LZaza wrote:
Oh, and Adama was angry because it was Iblis granting the leeway in WOTG. Isn't that so?


Quite right, but a hungover crew does no one any good. And since the objects buzzing the Fleet were an unknown quantity, getting launched was even more critical. I'd have been pissed too.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, considering the subject, how do you define 'pissed'? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not the British definition. No!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. Which one means drunk? American or British? We're bilingual up here in Canada, you know. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But bi-lingual what????? Twisted Evil


The Brit one, actually.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Senmut wrote:
But bi-lingual what????? Twisted Evil


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I'm a little bit British . . . and speak a little Americanese. (Try to imagine that with Donny and Marie Osmond singing.) Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PLEASE!!!!!!! I don't want another stroke!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't mean to stoke you. Taking coal off the fire as I type.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You edited AGAIN!!!!

Sheesh.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the words of Jack Palance in Shane: "Prove it!"
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