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Discretion gets the better part of venom

The Dang Apostrophe | Jan. 14


Dry January is absolutely fine.


In fact, it’s probably good for you — any of you — not to drink any alcohol the first month of the year. You’re probably going to sleep better, are likely to lose weight and taking a break will not only reset tolerance levels but give you some more information on the impact of alcohol on your life. At least those are among the benefits that many have reported after abstaining from alcohol for the first 31 days of the year.


And if you’re not going dry this January? Nothing wrong with that in my mind, either. Hell, if I could be trusted to exercise anything resembling responsibility when it comes to drinking there’s no way I’d take a whole month off every year, which actually gives you a pretty good idea of why I CAN’T be trusted to exercise anything resembling responsibility when it comes to alcohol consumption.


But this newletter isn’t really about Dry January. It’s about how Twitter has broken my brain to the point that I spent two days writing about the subject in a way that was entirely unnecessary and utterly reflective of the way the Internet encourages us to frame arguments. (continue at dannyoneil.substack.com)


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