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February 18, 2008


Got a few preview copies of Barguments in the mail earlier this week.

It's a new pocket-size book coming out early next month by Eastern Shore native Doug Hanks.

Each page has a question that you could debate for hours in a neighborhood bar.

So once a week for the next couple weeks, I'm going to ask you one of the questions in the book.

I'll pose the questions.

You give the answers.

Now, people, I need brutal honesty, pointed wit and subtle sarcasm.

Give it all you've got.

Bargument No. 1:

Which is more fun: Friday or Saturday night? 



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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:11 AM | | Comments (14)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Random stuff


Got to be Friday night. Nothing beats getting off of work early and going to a happy hour. Plus, if you go out Sat night and live it up too much, you will end up feeling like &%$# on Sunday and waste it.

Saturday night's all right for fighting. Get a little action in.

OMG -- I had no idea Elton John read this blog!

It's all about Saturday night for me.

I sleep in a bit in the am (to make up for a week's worth of sleep deprivation)...gather the friends via cell to decide the all important details: when / where / what to wear etc.

I may even have a date (no, not the fruit), so that requires even more planning. Hey, I'm a girly girl...and the older I get, the more prep time I need.

One good bargument I've had many times and will never be resolved -

Who do you respect more, for their consecutive games streak - Brett Favre or Cal Ripken?

I'll go with Cal, but the deciding factor is my homerism, its very close.

Friday because of the following math...

Beer + Fatigue from a long, miserable week behind a desk = righteous drunk

Friday night all the way. You've got the momentum of getting off work, the charge of the new weekend, and extra time for recovery after. Friday is full of optimism, Saturday night is a full 24 hours closer to the death-knoll of the "60 Minutes" theme-stop watch ticking on TV, which signals the end of the weekend.

Mike V:

Time for a career change?
BTW, I'm not a career coach.

Courtney - you may be right. The fear of the 60 Minutes theme song goes back to childhood though, it signaled a return to school. I feel better getting that off my chest. Wow - "Barguments" as a form of pyscho-therapy as well. Who knew?

It's all about the release, so Friday wins! There's a load of tension built up from the workweek, hassles from the boss, b.s. from others -- and the vodka gimlets seem to go down easier

Saturday is the better night.
1. You can get a full night's sleep (and a mid-afternoon nap) and be fully geared up for a good night of drinkin'
2. If I leave right from work and go out, then I'm in work clothes which is not good.
3. Sunday: what's a better way to recover from a long night of libations than a long day of football
4. No rush hour traffic to fight

Friday, for sure. The two prospective nights of recovery let you do whatever you want.

I think the most surprising, refreshing drunks happen on Sunday nights. Then again, I don't work until late Monday afternoon so perhaps Monday morning is my Sunday version 1.5.

Wednesday lunchtime: not so good.

Who waits till the night to get going?

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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