Why is it called happy hour?
Let's break it down. First, the "happy." That's an easy one. You see, drinking makes most people happy -- especially when drinks are half price. Maybe what I mean to say is, moderate drinking makes most people happy.
Heavy drinking tends to stir up drama, and, sometimes turns stomachs inside out. Happy hour usually runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The less publicized drama hour is more like 8 p.m. to midnight (on weekdays).
Now, the "hour." The front door of most bars is so much more than just a door. It's actually a time portal. Once you step inside, everything slows down. One hour inside becomes two or three hours outside. This is a scientific fact that most women just don't seem to understand.
You see, when a guy says he's going to a bar for an hour, that could easily become two or three hours -- because of the time portal. It's not his fault. That's why happy hour is usually much longer than one hour.
There you have it, a thorough (and scientific) explanation of happy hour. Cheers!