Monday, January 03, 2005

FANCY A NEW YEAR'S EVE SNOG? TRY LONDON

According to Scotsman.com, a London-based poll revealed the following interesting stats about that country across the pond. (Very interesting, since my only experience with British culture is my exposure to The Office and Coupling. Oh, and they like soccer so much that they call it football.)

A survey of more than 10,000 adults by londonlaunch.com found 75% of partygoers kissed for an average of five minutes each during the evening.

I think we know where all America's single women are going next year.

The online research also found that 2% of those questioned, equivalent to 800,000 revellers across the country, met their future spouses at a New Year’s Eve party.

Wow. I'm pretty sure I haven't. But I guess time will tell.

More than 18 million gallons of alcohol are consumed during the night.

No wonder there's so much snogging. Note to self. Grog+Nog=Snog.

And more than 140,500 babies are conceived on New Year’s Eve, according to the research.

Not this year, kids. At least not in my uterus. But isn't it nice when you can blur the decision to have a family by ingesting massive quantities of alcohol? Ahh. This is the side of New Year's you don't get to see that often. The softer, gentler, more alcoholic side. Maybe that's why they talk about Baby New Year. (Though I'd rather talk about Baby Fish Mouth. Which, as you know, is sweeping the nation.*)


*Yes, I've made this joke before. And I'll make it again! I'm not a'feared o' you folks. I will keep making this reference until it's no longer funny. Which could be a while, so you might as well hunker down. Fancy a pint while you're waiting?

10 Comments:

At 1:24 PM, January 03, 2005, Blogger Andrea said...

With purses getting smaller and smaller, no wonder women have no place to put condoms on New Year's Eve. Two words: Depo Provera. It's the contraception that's sweeping the nation.

I realize that not all women can use that method of birth control without nasty side effects and yes, birth control is also a man's responsibility but that would have detracted from the tone I was going for. Speaking of men, with all that alcohol consumed I'm surprised that a lot of those men could get it up.

 
At 1:30 PM, January 03, 2005, Blogger Erinna said...

I played Cranium with my family on Christmas night. One of our drawing clues was "baby's breath." I could hardly contain myself...

(I know, it's baby TALK, but it was so similar...) ; )

 
At 2:12 PM, January 03, 2005, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Andrea, you're right. I can only assume that the women were doing most of the drinking.

Erin, you're a trip. Honestly. Your restraint is to be commended.

 
At 8:55 PM, January 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baby fish mouth?

 
At 10:44 PM, January 03, 2005, Blogger Gatsby said...

When I was there I remember several articles about the shock and horror of alchohol companies marketing to women. Apparently all of those blue and green colored drinks in the pretty and slickly designed bottles are not meant to appeal to blokes.
Perhaps that explains all of the pregenancies.
Now I'm regretting not spending New Year's Eve there though. Oh well, the power of hindsight.

 
At 12:39 AM, January 04, 2005, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

For the answer to the question "what is baby fish mouth," look here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098635/quotes

 
At 10:26 AM, January 04, 2005, Blogger Andrea said...

Esther said, "I can only assume that the women were doing most of the drinking."

The phrase "Coyote Ugly" comes to mind.
(The concept, not the movie, but the concept was explained in the movie.)

 
At 10:10 PM, January 04, 2005, Blogger PetiteDov said...

I still laughed at the reference! I was in Scotland these past months and i think i can safely say pulling (aka making out) is much easier on foreign shores then here!

 
At 11:34 AM, January 05, 2005, Blogger Julie said...

For the record, quoting "When Harry Met Sally" never gets old--or less funny. So keep those Baby Fish Mouth references coming.

 
At 2:50 PM, January 06, 2005, Blogger Andrea said...

I saw the following headline in an about.com newsletter and thought of this post:
AMA Says Alcohol Industry Targets Teen Girls.

There you have it.
I wonder if this relates to teenage pregnancies in any way?
(I say this in the context of this conversation, of course.)

 

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Monday, January 03, 2005

FANCY A NEW YEAR'S EVE SNOG? TRY LONDON

According to Scotsman.com, a London-based poll revealed the following interesting stats about that country across the pond. (Very interesting, since my only experience with British culture is my exposure to The Office and Coupling. Oh, and they like soccer so much that they call it football.)

A survey of more than 10,000 adults by londonlaunch.com found 75% of partygoers kissed for an average of five minutes each during the evening.

I think we know where all America's single women are going next year.

The online research also found that 2% of those questioned, equivalent to 800,000 revellers across the country, met their future spouses at a New Year’s Eve party.

Wow. I'm pretty sure I haven't. But I guess time will tell.

More than 18 million gallons of alcohol are consumed during the night.

No wonder there's so much snogging. Note to self. Grog+Nog=Snog.

And more than 140,500 babies are conceived on New Year’s Eve, according to the research.

Not this year, kids. At least not in my uterus. But isn't it nice when you can blur the decision to have a family by ingesting massive quantities of alcohol? Ahh. This is the side of New Year's you don't get to see that often. The softer, gentler, more alcoholic side. Maybe that's why they talk about Baby New Year. (Though I'd rather talk about Baby Fish Mouth. Which, as you know, is sweeping the nation.*)


*Yes, I've made this joke before. And I'll make it again! I'm not a'feared o' you folks. I will keep making this reference until it's no longer funny. Which could be a while, so you might as well hunker down. Fancy a pint while you're waiting?

10 Comments:

At 1:24 PM, January 03, 2005, Blogger Andrea said...

With purses getting smaller and smaller, no wonder women have no place to put condoms on New Year's Eve. Two words: Depo Provera. It's the contraception that's sweeping the nation.

I realize that not all women can use that method of birth control without nasty side effects and yes, birth control is also a man's responsibility but that would have detracted from the tone I was going for. Speaking of men, with all that alcohol consumed I'm surprised that a lot of those men could get it up.

 
At 1:30 PM, January 03, 2005, Blogger Erinna said...

I played Cranium with my family on Christmas night. One of our drawing clues was "baby's breath." I could hardly contain myself...

(I know, it's baby TALK, but it was so similar...) ; )

 
At 2:12 PM, January 03, 2005, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Andrea, you're right. I can only assume that the women were doing most of the drinking.

Erin, you're a trip. Honestly. Your restraint is to be commended.

 
At 8:55 PM, January 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baby fish mouth?

 
At 10:44 PM, January 03, 2005, Blogger Gatsby said...

When I was there I remember several articles about the shock and horror of alchohol companies marketing to women. Apparently all of those blue and green colored drinks in the pretty and slickly designed bottles are not meant to appeal to blokes.
Perhaps that explains all of the pregenancies.
Now I'm regretting not spending New Year's Eve there though. Oh well, the power of hindsight.

 
At 12:39 AM, January 04, 2005, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

For the answer to the question "what is baby fish mouth," look here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098635/quotes

 
At 10:26 AM, January 04, 2005, Blogger Andrea said...

Esther said, "I can only assume that the women were doing most of the drinking."

The phrase "Coyote Ugly" comes to mind.
(The concept, not the movie, but the concept was explained in the movie.)

 
At 10:10 PM, January 04, 2005, Blogger PetiteDov said...

I still laughed at the reference! I was in Scotland these past months and i think i can safely say pulling (aka making out) is much easier on foreign shores then here!

 
At 11:34 AM, January 05, 2005, Blogger Julie said...

For the record, quoting "When Harry Met Sally" never gets old--or less funny. So keep those Baby Fish Mouth references coming.

 
At 2:50 PM, January 06, 2005, Blogger Andrea said...

I saw the following headline in an about.com newsletter and thought of this post:
AMA Says Alcohol Industry Targets Teen Girls.

There you have it.
I wonder if this relates to teenage pregnancies in any way?
(I say this in the context of this conversation, of course.)

 

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