Friday, July 19, 2019

1979 Fannie Farmer


For a small woman what does it take to get a Blood Alcohol level of 0.24? ASK SLO Tribune reporters.

  • THIS IS THE FIRST CHART I SAW--
  • SOMEONE LET THE CAL POLY STUDENT LEAVE A HOUSE OR BAR OR WHATEVER AND GET IN HER CAR. IS THERE ANY PUNISHMENT FOR LETTING A FRIEND DRIVE HOME DRUNK, REALLY DRUNK?
  • A BAC in the range of .37 to .40 or higher can cause death.
  • Most people begin to feel relaxed, sociable and talkative when BAC reaches 0.04.
  • Judgment, attention and control are somewhat impaired at 0.05, and the ability to drive safely begins to be limited.
  • At 0.25 to 0.30, drinkers have near total loss of motor functions, little response to stimuli and may lose consciousness or be unable to stand or walk.
  • A 120-pound woman would have to consume seven drinks in an hour to reach a BAC of 0.30. The same woman would be at 0.35 with 10 drinks in an hour. Two drinks in an hour would bring her BAC to 0.08, the legal limit for driving.

Back to Why John ("PAR-thin-OH-pee") Bryant has always been so Hostile to Me

It goes back--I can probably find the day if I look--in the late 1980s or so when John Bryant asked me to write a letter of recommendation for him. He was applying for money from some Pennsylvania fund. I read the proposal and did not think it merited my support, so I told him I could not in good conscience recommend it. He sputtered and finally said that I did not know how to get along in the world. In this academic world, I rubbed his back and he rubbed my back.
Well, I was not that kind of smart get-along-by-going-along guy.