Thursday, September 03, 2009

Glad that's cleared up

Honestly, people? Could you start making it a little less obvious that you're wasting money when it comes to college studies? Sure, sometimes good things and previously unknown information come out of those studies. But there's just a few too many times where the most obvious details are just brought to greater light.

Take, for example, the recent research, as it pertains to college students and drinking. Did you know that college students are more likely to drink more if they can get the drinks for cheaper? Amazing, isn't it? We can't be positive, but we'd bet that the correlation between drink prices and amount imbibed might just carry outside of college, too.

Seriously, this is the best study that these guys could come up with? More to the point, this is the kind of study that gets research dollars? We still don't have a cure for cancer, but we know now that, if you raise the price on a mixed drink, people might not have as many.

Well thank goodness for that information. Obviously, without this level of in-depth research, we could never have reached this conclusion. In fact, up until the results were published, we were pretty sure that more expensive drinks actually increased the likelihood of people getting drunk. After all, money is an unlimited resource, so higher prices must correlate directly to higher alcohol content in the consumer.

Even more shocking, it seems like there's a chance that bars haven't even gotten this message. After all, they continue to offer drink specials, almost like they're trying to lure what few dollars many college students have into their cash registers.

What's the next study? Alcohol, combined with loud music and darkened clubs, makes it more likely for college students to have poorly planned affairs?

Wait, we shouldn't say anything. We might get money to research that.

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