Alcoholism isn’t just a hobby you dive into like ham radio or random sexual encounters. You’ve got to know if you’ve got the chops to handle the lifestyle. Mostly just look around your family tree. Do you see crotchety old broke-ass drunks with a flask in their coat pocket? You’re probably good to go. If Hippy Uncle Steve is the only one alive past fifty, you might consider that ham radio option. Tiny Deryck Whibley was one cocktail away from meeting Canadian Jesus last month when he was admitted to the hospital to have the Oompa Loompas squeeze the Jim Beam out of him. The former Sum 41 frontman’s liver and kidneys had tapped out. But the man upstairs decided that the world still needed Deryck Whibley while it was time to bring Pete Seeger and that dude from Devo home. Maybe just to reboot the VH-1 Behind the Music series. Or just because like everybody else God feels bad for Canada.
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