What's The Deal With Richard's Drinking?

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  1. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    is it just a bit to get Grandpa to start psychoanalyzing or is there really a problem? The numbers of drinks consumed seems to be a gross exaggeration. He claimed 7 mimosas and a total of 40 drinks yesterday. Figure $15 for a bottomless mimosa at brunch and $2 bottle for craft beer at home and he'd have spent $100 on alcohol alone yesterday.

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    Howard asked Richard if he got hammered watching the game. Richard said he had a bunch of beer. Robin asked if he saw the commercials that were aimed at Richard. Richard laughed. Howard said he has to stop with the pumpkin beer and get down to it with Budweiser. Richard said he had an 8 percent IPA. He said that he had that and a bunch of others. Howard asked how many total he had. Richard said maybe 15 or 20. Richard said that was pre-game. He said he was at home watching CBS Sunday Morning and had a coffee beer. Richard said he ran 7 miles too. Robin asked why that makes a difference. Richard said he's trying to stay healthy. He said there is a big culture of running and drinking. Howard said it's not all day and night though. Richard said that was just Sunday.

    Howard asked Richard if he had more in the morning. Richard said they went to brunch and he had some mimosas. Richard said that he doesn't even know what he had total. He said it might be up to 40 or so. Howard asked if that's out of the question. Richard said that could be it. He had about 7 Mimosas. Richard said it probably is up around there. Richard said now you know why he didn't go to college. Howard said he would have been a mess in college.

    Howard said Richard is drinking really heavy. Richard said it was Super Bowl Sunday. Robin said it's like he needs an excuse. Howard said he must be scared that this is his answer. Richard said now that he mentions it, it is. Howard asked if he would be miserable giving up drinking. Richard said he would be. He said he tried that in 1993 and it was miserable. Howard asked Richard if there is something that went down that's causing the drinking. Richard said there could be. Howard asked if he's depressed or angry. Richard said that the one thing he might be upset with is drumming or something. He said that he could have done better. He said he knows guys who play Madison Square Garden. Howard said they're not as good as him. Richard said he's not even that bummed about that. Howard said he doesn't drink that much without being bummed about something. Howard asked if he was molested. Richard said not that he can remember. Howard said maybe it's just an illness or a medical condition. Richard said maybe that's it. Howard asked if his grandpa drank a lot. Richard said he didn't. He said he must be patient zero.

    Richard said that the beer he had is called a Headdy Topper. He said you open it and smell that beer. Robin said he looks like a mess these days. Gary said he is getting that ruddy look now. Howard said he looks like Michael McKean now. Gary said McKean looks better actually.
     
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    As an alcoholic, he has a problem. If the amounts are true. He once said he went through bottles of champagne in the am.
     
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    i don't see the prob tbh unless it's srs affecting his personal life or health
     
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    He should be going through withdrawal if he is drinking that much on the weekend. You don't just binge drink on weekends and feel perfectly fine all week. That's how you get kindling.
     
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    If he's not pounding 20 beers every day Wgas Wgaf. Is Pluggy going to pay for Richard to go to a treatment center? No. So he should really butt out
     
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    Richard is a binge drinker and he must be trying to numb the pain of working for the unfunny Stern show and having to smile and laugh and act as if everything is normal. It would be stressful for an average person let alone an alcoholic. It's just another indication of how screwed up the Stern world is. I still have Sirius but I don't listen to the show- I can't take it anymore other than a good rerun from 2010 and earlier.
     
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    It's probaby for the air. If not, he does have a problem.
     
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    40 drinks sounds like an exaggeration to create filler for the show - Richard drinks, Sal is stupid, Scott screwed something up, etc. Maybe Benjy will start showing up late even with the new 7 am start.

    If by chance this is true, perhaps Howard, as the caring boss, will want to step in to help Richard out instead of enabling him and using it as a bit for the show - if only honest Stern knew Artie had a drug problem, he would have acted differently.
     
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    Richard seems like the guy in high school who had four or five beers and kissed a pig at a Friday night party and by Monday he was telling everyone he had three six packs, a bottle of Jack and had a three way with the head cheerleader and homecoming queen.
     
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    How else do you drown the sorrows of working for the Wig? It's like a crime victim trying to find solace.
     
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    I personally think he has a problem, but - if he doesn't think he has a problem, then it's a non-issue, really ....
     
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    i wonder if he likes ginger beer

     
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    If the amounts are true, and its negatively affective his life/health, then yeah he has a problem. It wouldn't shock me if they told him to exaggerate his stories so that they can fill more airtime with "Richard is a stupid alcoholic" talk. After Artie's departure from the show, I doubt Howard would want to exploit Richard for airtime if he is in fact a true blue alcoholic.
     
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    Is 40 drinks a lot?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    You love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
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    Are you sure? It's not a weekday.
     
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    schtick schticky schit schit so contrived and utter bullshit but whatever makes the hrs pass for wiggy
     
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    Wigtard should just let Richard start getting shit faced at work. Maybe start a fight or piss all over the studio. It'd be an improvement